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Director Selects: The Soraya's 2023-24 Season unveiled
The 2023-24 season has been unveiled - the immersive sound of big orchestras, the free flow of jazz, a dizzying array of dance, new works alongside the tried and true,...
Nearby, Out of This World
We’re looking the future square in the eye with every intention of seizing the opportunities that are staring back at us.
The Soraya's 22-23 Season: A Tapestry of Artistic Triumphs and Community Engagement
The 22-23 Season was filled with many high points - Concierto para Dolores Huerta, the Israel Philharmonic, another successful Jazz at Naz festival capping with Samara Joy’s sold-out debut, Treelogy,...
Magos Herrera’s Reply to Violence: Dreamers
Note: This blog is an approved excerpt from Victoria Looseleaf’s “Magos Herrera’s Reply to Violence: Dreamers” article for the San Francisco Classical Voice.
DREAMERS: Overcoming anti-immigrant sentiments; reflecting on the journey of those who rise from the shadows
Note: This blog derives from the program note for The Soraya’s May 13 “Dreamers” concert, with Magos Herrera and Brooklyn Rider.
Visas acquired: Ballet BC will premiere two works on May 6
When Ballet BC dancers and crew walked in the door Tuesday, I felt a huge sense of relief.
Director Selects: May 10 & 11 concerts double as “album release party" for Delirium Musicum
Sitting in a rehearsal of Delirium Musicum is intense. The company works tirelessly on every detail, sometimes repeating a single phrase of music dozens of times.
Two New, ‘Now’ Ballets in World Premieres at The Soraya
It is a big, hopeful, nervous-making, celebratory event when a ballet has its world premiere. The preparation is immense, with many moving parts to orchestrate: choreography and rehearsals, of course,...
Director Selects: A conversation with Ballet BC Artistic Director Medhi Walerski
On a recent trip to Vancouver, I spent a couple of days at the new facility that houses Ballet BC - its offices and extensive dance studios on multiple sunlit...