Category: Stories

Time Traveling with Martha Graham, at The Soraya

   Debra Levine   posted:  18 days 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...

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Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Ginny Mancini 1924-2021

   Thor Steingraber   posted:  32 days 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.

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Sonic Boom: The Police, Reimagined, at The Soraya

   Kirk Silsbee   posted:  33 days 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.

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Symphonic Homecomings at The Soraya

   Laurence Vittes   posted:  35 days 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.

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

   Kirk Silsbee   posted:  41 days 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.

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From Stravinsky to Dylan to The Soraya

   Ricki Quinn   posted:  46 days 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.

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Soraya Stories: Interns

posted:  7 months ago

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

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Tell us YOUR Soraya story

posted:  7 months ago

We want to hear your story! One of the things I love most about my job is standing in the lobby with our patrons, hearing about their experiences at The Soraya.

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There’s a note of optimism in the air!

posted:  8 months ago

After months of silence from state and local officials about the reopening of performing arts venues, suddenly there’s a flurry of activity and a glimmer of hope.

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Soraya Stories: Kara Hill

posted:  8 months ago

Kara Hill, an award-winning architect and architectural historian, is the principal of Kara Hill Studio, a Minneapolis-based architecture firm. While at Hammel, Green and Abrahamson, Inc. 

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