El Camino College to Present Dynamic Musical Performance

March 20, 2024 Torrance, CA

TORRANCE—Concert organist Dr. Philip Hoch joins faculty member Erin Wood, El Camino College’s own “soaring soprano,” for a unique recital that will rock the Campus Theatre. This exciting musical event is scheduled for 8 p.m. April 18.

These two artists produce a dynamic performance full of emotion, expression, and dexterity across unexpected disciplines. The program will include collaborative transcriptions of vocal works by Ernest Chausson, Antonín Dvorák, and Johann Sebastian Bach, followed by solo organ works by Bach, Paul Hindemith, and Philip Glass.

Wood is an accomplished vocalist and an El Camino applied music faculty member with a distinguished opera career. She has been praised for her portrayals of Verdi and Wagner heroines featuring her “soaring soprano,” “immense voice full of grit at the bottom and transcendent radiance at the top,” and “volcanic outpouring of sound.”

Hoch is a faculty member at the University of Redlands and prolific concert organist from Southern California’s Inland Empire. His areas of specialization include organ performance, transcription studies, minimalism studies, organ registration practices, liturgical studies, and works by Philip Glass.

The El Camino Community College District encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation, or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact the Center for the Arts as soon as possible, but no later than seven days prior to the event.

Tickets are $21/$10 and may be purchased at www.centerforthearts.org using the online ticketing system or by phone at 310-329-5345. The Ticket Office is open from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays for walk-up sales, and one hour before all scheduled performances. El Camino College is located at 16007 Crenshaw Boulevard, Torrance.