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The Department of Music has two major performance halls for its performing arts ensembles:  The Recital Hall, and the East County Performing Arts Center (ECPAC). Both sites offer great variety in performance environment

The East County Performing Arts Center (ECPAC)

The East County Performing Arts Center, formerly owned by the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District, is East County's professional performing concert hall.  In addition to hosting the winter performance season of the Grossmont Symphony Orchestra (GSO), ECPAC provides a fully professional subscription series. The "acoustically sound" hall is one of East County's most valued "gems."

ECPAC features 1,142 seats distributed in 27 rows, with the back wall only 100 feet from the stage. Seating is arranged Continental style, with extra-wide spaces between rows and no center aisle. Wheelchair spaces with companion seats are available in all price ranges, and infrared assisted-listening devices are available for the hearing-impaired. The theater has been called "the most acoustically perfect hall in San Diego County." A computerized box office serves patrons six days a week and one hour before each performance. 

The Location

The Performing Arts Center is located approximately 15 miles east of downtown San Diego. Take I-8 east to the Magnolia / Civic Center exit. On Magnolia go south four blocks to Julian and turn left into the Civic Center parking lot. ECPAC is across the plaza in the Civic Center complex. Parking is always free!


Tickets for ECPAC events, in addition to the 1999-2000 performance season of the GSO, may be purchased in person at the ECPAC Box Office at 210 East Main Street in El Cajon from 11am to 4pm, Monday through Saturday; by calling (619) 440-2277 during the same hours; at ETM ticket kiosks in most Vons stores; or 24 hours a day on the Internet at, or by calling ETM at (888) ETM-TIXS. Additional service charges apply to phone orders and ETM sales. 



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