2019-20 Student Matinee & Master Class Series

Contact Dr. Anthony Cantrell at anthony.cantrell@csun.edu or call at (818) 677-8847 for inquiries about these performances. Please note that the dates and times are subject to change for the following events.

2019-20 Student Matinee Series


Ballet Folklórico de Los Ángeles and Mariachi Garibaldi

The nation's premier Mexican folk dance company and Mariachi ensemble.

LA Opera

LA Opera: The Marriage of Figueroa

A celebration of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, the story is set at the beautiful (and fictional) Mission Aguas Frescas where a wedding celebration for the powerful (and real) governor of Upper California, General José Figueroa, is underway.

Student Matinees are generously sponsored Bob and Susan Brown.

Jason Moran

Jason Moran: Scoring Selma

Jazz great Jason Moran kicks off Black History Month with an in-depth conversation with students about scoring Selma, the powerful film capturing one of the most pivotal moments in the Civil Rights Era.

Step Afrika!

Step Afrika!: Selections from Drumfolk

Acclaimed African American dance company Step Afrika! brings selections from their new show, Drumfolk, to The Soraya that traces more than a century of rhythms, right up to present-day beatboxing.

Student Matinees are generously sponsored by Rosalyn and Neal Berg '80 

The presentation of Step Afrika! was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Ballet BV

Ballet BC: Romeo and Juliet (Invited Dress Rehearsal)

The world-class ballet company from Canada's west coast injects a timeless story with fresh vigor and stunning poetic images, set to Prokofiev's score.

Niv Ashkenazi

Niv Ashkenazi: Violins of Hope

The Soraya’s first-ever Artist in Residence Niv Ashkenazi will present a special concert for the Violins of Hope Arts Education program. This concert will be the culminating event for schools who participate in the Summer Arts Institute and Violins of Hope workshops offered throughout the school year.

Artist-in-Residence Niv Ashkenazi is generously sponsored by the Labowe Family Foundation

Student Matinee is generously sponsored by Dr. Shari Tarver-Behring & John Behring; Kathleen P. Martin

Bollywood Boulevard

Bollywood Boulevard

The vibrancy, emotion, and heart-pounding beat of Hindi cinema comes to the stage with Bollywood Boulevard. With dance, live music, storytelling, and stunning visuals, the show takes us on a journey from the birth of Hindi cinema to present day.

2019-20 Master Classes TBD

See Past Student Matinee & Master Class Series:

2018-19 | 2017-2018 | 2016-20172015-2016 | 2014-2015 | 2013-2014 | 2012-2013 | 2011-2012 | 2010-2011