The Soraya StageThe Latest Stories, Videos, and Photos

Director Selects: Bach by Beltrami

   Thor Steingraber   posted:  February 25, 2022

We are so fortunate to live in Los Angeles where scores of top-shelf musicians live and work.


Bridging the Dance Gap with Ballet BC

   Debra Levine   posted:  February 18, 2022

When the effervescent contemporary ballet troupe Ballet BC last appeared at The Soraya, it was indeed “BC”—Before Covid.


The Soraya Returns with Popular Jazz Club Series

   Kirk Silsbee   posted:  February 3, 2022

A trio of cutting-edge Jazz at Naz intimate concerts takes jazz’s temperature and points to the art form’s future.


We're back!On February 5, The Soraya will resume regularly scheduled performances. 

   Thor Steingraber   posted:  January 28, 2022

Our brief hiatus, consistent with CSUN and L.A. County public health measures, helped to keep safe our artists, audiences, and employees, while importantly respecting the extraordinary burden on hospitals and...


An Update from the Executive and Artistic Director

   Thor Steingraber   posted:  January 10, 2022

When we re-opened The Soraya in October, I had only two wishes: that we would do so safely, and that we would never need to shut the doors again.


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   Thor Steingraber   posted:  November 30, 2021

The past two months have been filled with joyful reunions at The Soraya. Backstage and in the lobby alike, the rituals of attending a performance have been restored, and with them, the simple joy that music and dance bring. 


Time Traveling with Martha Graham, at The Soraya

   Debra Levine   posted:  November 12, 2021

When Martha Graham placed a single bare foot—famously small, her feet had enviable high arches—on the stage of New York’s 48th Street Theater in her 1926 debut as an independent...


Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Ginny Mancini 1924-2021

   Thor Steingraber   posted:  October 29, 2021

Ginny Mancini was impeccable – stylish, glamorous, kind, worldly, and generous.  So many here in Los Angeles, and far beyond, benefitted from her philanthropy, including The Soraya.


Sonic Boom: The Police, Reimagined, at The Soraya

   Kirk Silsbee   posted:  October 28, 2021

No band electrified audiences in the 1970s and ‘80s like The Police. Omnipresent on the airwaves, they had arenas pulsing across the globe. Punk energy unpinned by jazz figures, reggae rhythms and symphonic aspirations made The Police the defining New Wave band.


Symphonic Homecomings at The Soraya

   Laurence Vittes   posted:  October 26, 2021

Esa-Pekka Salonen, a classical-music superstar who led the Los Angeles Philharmonic from 1992 to 2009 and is the newly appointed music director of San Francisco Symphony, will soon take to the stage in his third appearance at The Soraya.


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