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Director Selects: Conrad Tao details the anatomy of his April 6 concert, created just for The Soraya

   By Thor Steingraber   posted:  March 17, 2023

Pianist Conrad Tao began touring the world when he was still a teenager. Still a young twenty-something prodigy today, Tao’s imagination and intellect are as evident as his musical virtuosity.


Director Selects: Serj Tankian to premiere "Invocations" on April 29

   By Thor Steingraber   posted:  March 16, 2023

Some artists stick to their lane, while others keep morphing, ever-curious and ever-creative. Serj Tankian is definitely the latter.


Director Selects: Looking ahead to classical in The Soraya’s 23-24 Season

   By Thor Steingraber   posted:  March 11, 2023

Since the pandemic, much of the touring typically done by major international orchestras has been curtailed.


Disney’s Aladdin turns 30, plus Lea Salonga’s return to The SorayaDiscover a whole new world of Disney magic with three spring concerts at The Soraya

   By Marie Estrada   posted:  March 7, 2023

This spring The Soraya gives audiences a 360 view of Disney’s Aladdin, with three concerts related to the beloved film.Originally released on November 25, 1992, the Academy Award-winning movie saw...


Treelogy's Feb. 23 Premiere at The Soraya

   The Soraya Marketing   posted:  March 6, 2023

Two years of artistic collaboration blossomed onstage Thursday, Feb. 23, in the premiere of Treelogy — "a sublime, classical ode to California’s redwoods, sequoias and Joshua trees," according to the...


Chatting with Choreographer Kyle Abraham

   by Debra Levine   posted:  February 15, 2023

Kyle Abraham’s name tops any list of most-exciting American choreographers to have emerged in the millennium.


Director Selects: "Treelogy" & MusiKaravan's homage to the Joshua tree "Treelogy" premieres Feb. 23 at The Soraya

   by Thor Steingraber   posted:  February 3, 2023

As an avid hiker, I experience the same thing out in the wilderness that I often experience in the concert hall – wonder and awe.  The transformative power of beauty cannot be underestimated, no matter its source.  


Jazz at Naz: Christian McBride expands “The Movement Revisited” to include Barack Obama on Feb. 2

   by Reggie Quinerly / Jazz at Naz Virtual Host    posted:  January 25, 2023

Bassist and composer, Christian McBride possesses the uncanny ability to combine sonic textures with the urgency of critical moments in time.


Jazz at Naz: Rising star Samara Joy and LA’s beloved Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra

   by Reggie Quinerly / Jazz at Naz Virtual Host   posted:  January 25, 2023

There is so much richness in simplicity. This is made obvious in the pairing of Samara Joy and the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, two world-class talents known for their unique brand of style and delivery. When they grace the stage of The Soraya, audiences will be reminded of just how luxurious it is when great songs are masterfully arranged, expertly played, and exquisitely sung.


The Soraya transforms its stage for a second time, bringing Jazz Club to San Fernando Valley

   by Reggie Quinerly / Jazz at Naz Virtual Host    posted:  January 25, 2023

The flow of energy between audience and performer is an important element of any live show.


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