New dance concert playing soon

By Cristal Gomez East Los Angeles College Let’s Dance Company will present the 13th Repertoire Dance Concert on May 18 at 7p.m. This year the Repertoire Dance Concert will have various performances such as jazz, hip-hop, contemporary and modern dance. The performance will be directed by Kimberly Rabins. Each piece will have a different cast. “There will be 18 dancers from the Let’s Dance Company who will be performing 12…

May 2, 2018

Strings of ELAC fill hall with music

By Joe Dargan Violins, violas and cellos dazzled the crowd during the string recital led by instructor and violinist Samvel Chilingarian on Thursday in the S2 Recital Hall. Joined by pianist Dr. Lucy Nargizyan, the group initially performed in sections according to the instrumentalist’s skill level. The Beginning String Class opened the event with a performance of the holiday classic “Jingle Bells,” written by James Lord Peirpont in 1857 and…

December 13, 2017

Holidays celebrated with a little jazz

By Jorge Vazquez Starting the jolly month on the right foot, the ELAC Jazz band held a holiday jazz concert Friday. The concert took place in the S2 recital hall and was free to students and community members alike. It was Jazz Ensemble Director Bobby Chavez’s first show in his new position. Last year, he was assistant director to Bob Dawson. Chavez went from lead trumpet in recitals last year…

December 6, 2017

Fresh talent to perform at Christmas concert

By Kathy Cecchin Jazzabration Living Legend Award-winner singer Sylvia Boyd first saw Bobby Chavez when he was playing jazz at the Lighthouse Cafe in Manhattan Beach, California. “I gotta work with that guy,” she thought. Less than a year later she will join the Husky Jazz Ensemble for their concert on Dec. 1. Chavez invited Boyd to join the evening’s festivities to celebrate his first concert as ELAC’s Jazz Ensemble…

December 2, 2017

Vocalists deliver graceful, angelic concert

By Russell Zazueta  No microphones were needed to hear the graceful, angelic voices of the East Los Angeles College Chamber Chorale and Choir at the Spring Choral Concert. Each member showcased their vocal abilities, sometimes in tandem, a group of soloists took the stage throughout the show. They demonstrated to the audience that a dynamic of different registers (soprano, tenor, baritone) can add intense emotion over the ethereal blanket that…

May 10, 2017

Fans swarm at Korean Times Music Festival

By Jade Inglada Thousands of people were united by their love of Korean culture and entertainment at the Hollywood Bowl during the 13th Korea Times Music Festival on Saturday. The four-and-a-half-hour concert showcased some of Korea’s finest artists that have appeared over the decades. The lineup consisted of 12 artists of different backgrounds that ranged from Korean idol pop to ballad and trot, Korea’s oldest form of pop music. The…

May 7, 2015

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