Free holiday orchestra concert to bring holiday cheer

By Cuahutemoc Hernandez A free holiday orchestra concert is being presented by the East Los Angeles College music department on Thursday, December 7. The ELAC symphony orchestra will be playing five different pieces, led by their conductor, Samvel Chilingarian. Ludwig Van Beethoven’s “Symphony #7 – Allegretto,” a piece composed around 1811-1812. A piece that at the time was considered one of Beethoven’s best works. It was dedicated to Count Moritz von…

December 3, 2017

Students’ show musical talent with pride

By Rogelio Alvarez East Los Angeles College Applied Music Program students paid homage to classical artists with their musical talents on Wednesday in the S2 Recital Hall. More than a dozen students sang challenging songs in a foreign language or performed with instruments such as a piano, cello, double bass violin, violin and classical guitar. “The best part of performing is not just people coming out and listening to us,…

November 9, 2016

David Torres Quintet entertains First Friday Jazz audience

By Danny Vasquez With Latin influences and an upbeat tempo, The David Torres Quintet kicked off the First Friday Jazz series of March with a rhythmic latin flare in the S2 Recital Hall last Friday night. The quintet began the evening’s performance with an upbeat number called “Siempre(Forever),” which brought a dance quality of latin jazz to the quintet and an authentic upbeat vibe from the sounds of percussionist Alfred…

March 6, 2013

First friday jazz series kicks off with East Los Angeles jazz quintet

By Sergio Berrueta The new spring season of East Los Angeles College’s First Friday Jazz Series kicked off with the East L.A. Jazz Quintet coming into their own to provide jazz at its finest. After a fifteen minute late start, the quintet played a freeform jazz improv to start off with the Music Department and ELAC professor Bob Dawson performing a masterful performance on the trombone. Justo Almario, a music…

February 11, 2013