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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.


Soraya Stories: Jolene Koester

posted:  August 6, 2021

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:  July 14, 2021

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.


Soraya Stories: OK Go

posted:  June 30, 2021

“I love the fact that 20 years into our rock career, we’re seeing a new generation of kids be creative and inventive in weird ways because of the videos we've made.”


Soraya alums take center stage at The Kennedy Center Honors

posted:  June 18, 2021

On June 6, The Kennedy Center hosted its 43rd annual prestigious Kennedy Center Honors, presented uniquely without a live audience, celebrating the artistic legacies of Debbie Allen, Joan Baez, Garth...


Soraya Stories: Taylor McFerrin

posted:  June 17, 2021

“That evening at The Soraya felt like a grand event…it felt like a culmination of my development as a musician.”


Soraya Stories: Dan Guerrero

posted:  June 2, 2021

Dan Guerrero is an award-winning television producer and a director of live arts and culture concert events at prestigious venues including the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion for the Los Angeles Opera, the Cite de la Musique in Paris, and the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. Guerrero's time at The Soraya includes interviewing music legend Linda Ronstadt, directing the unforgettable mariachi opera Cruzar la Cara de la Luna, and hosting Nochebuena en Casa.


Soraya Stories: Dee Larkin

posted:  May 19, 2021

“Christine and Owen Smith would be so proud of their role in this venue. I am so extraordinarily honored that they have permitted me to be a part of that...I’m just in awe of what [The Soraya] has brought to the Valley.”


Soraya Stories: Interns

posted:  May 7, 2021

The Soraya cares not just about the shows, but its audience members, the donors, and the students at Northridge.


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