Orchestra prepares for upcoming concert

By Carolyn Viraphandeth The East Los Angeles College’s Symphony Orchestra celebrates the end of the semester with preparations for its upcoming winter concert, under the direction of Samvel Chilingarian. The orchestra will be playing classic songs such as Robert Smith’s “Jingle  Bells Forever” and John Williams’ “Superman Returns.” Alex Tu has been a member of the orchestra for two semesters and he is currently in his third semester at ELAC….

December 3, 2014

Applied Music Program performs classics

By Sergio Berrueta   The first student recital to showcase the singing and piano talents of East Los Angeles College’s Applied Music Program took place at the S2 Recital Hall last Wednesday. Soprano Suhsien Chang came to the stage performing “No, No, No Si Speri” from Carissimi’s Canzone. Her delicate voice gleamed heart and soul with every crescendo. Hadassah Meneses followed suit in her performance of “Alma del Core.” Meneses…

March 19, 2013

Frank Potenza Trio thrills ELAC audience

  By Vivian Ramirez The Frank Potenza Trio entertained music lovers last Friday in the S2 Recital Hall for this month’s First Friday Jazz Series. The Trio features Frank Potenza, jazz guitarist and Studio/Jazz Guitar Department Chair at USC’s Thornton School of Music. The rest of the Trio comprised of Joe Bagg on the organ and Charles Ruggiero playing the drum set. A protégé of guitar legend Joe Pass, Potenza’s…

October 9, 2012