Upcoming Performances

The Soraya 2018-19 Season

A Few Words from our Executive Director, Thor Steingraber

2018-19 Main Brochure With artists from 18 nations in seven different series, The Soraya proudly stands at the forefront of diversity and innovation in the arts.

If there were a single performance exemplifying that spirit, it might be the Silkroad Ensemble, known for converging cultures and genre-busting brilliance. But that’s just one of many this season. The first authorized tribute to Mexican mega-star Juan Gabriel, a new violin concerto from Danny Elfman, jazz that crossed the Caribbean from Cuba, a fresh look at the founding fathers in a new version of the musical 1776, an evening of dance dedicated to the women’s movement by the legendary Martha Graham Dance Company — these are the performances that define our 2018–19 season. (read the full letter >)

The Soraya News

Vijay Iyer wins DownBeat's Jazz Artist of the Year

“The idea of jazz being fostered by diverse communities is central to how Iyer understands the musician’s place in the world.”
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DownBeat Announces Winners of the 2018 Int’l Critics Poll | DownBeat | Read Here

CSUN's The Soraya has become a nexus in the Valley | Taking The Stage | Los Angeles Magazine | Read Here

Younes & Soraya Nazarian Center For The Performing Arts Announces 2018/19 Season | Broadway World | Read Here

Danny Elfman, Hollywood composer, crosses over to classical (Hear Elfman’s new violin concerto Eleven Eleven on April 4, 2019, at The Soraya) | The Mercury News | Read Here

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