Archive: October, 2021

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.


Play It With Count Basie, and Branford Marsalis, at The Soraya

   Kirk Silsbee   posted:  October 20, 2021

The timeless swing of the Count Basie Orchestra, the pure vocals of Lizz Wright, and the vibrant interplay of the Branford Marsalis Quartet represent three of the most important musical dialects in today’s national jazz conversation. Read more.


From Stravinsky to Dylan to The Soraya

   Ricki Quinn   posted:  October 15, 2021

This is a moment built upon the steadfast commitment of many. As we reopen, everyone should take a bow.  And though the pandemic may yet have twists and turns, may theaters and concert halls remain open to offer some modicum of healing that goes beyond the realm of medicine.