The Soraya StageThe Latest Stories, Videos, and Photos

An Update from the Executive and Artistic Director

   Thor Steingraber   posted:  6 months ago

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.


Support live performances with a year-end gift

   Thor Steingraber   posted:  7 months ago

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:  8 months ago

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:  8 months ago

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:  8 months ago

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:  8 months ago

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:  8 months ago

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:  9 months ago

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.


Soraya Stories: Jolene Koester

posted:  11 months ago

About: Dr. Jolene Koester served as fourth President of California State University, Northridge from 2000–2011. During her tenure, the University enrolled more than 35,000 students, employed nearly 4,000 faculty and...


Soraya Stories: David Fleming

posted:  12 months ago

David W. Fleming Hon.D. '09 is widely recognized for his distinguished career, extraordinary public service, and deep commitment to the people of the San Fernando Valley, the City and County of Los Angeles, and California State University, Northridge.


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