Composer Amir ElSaffar, the innovative jazz trumpeter and director of the Rivers of Sound Orchestra, is calling his new work “a sonic embrace.” ElSaffar penned the expression to describe “Emergence,”...
When Martha Graham premiered a new, full-company work with a poetic title, “Canticle for Innocent Comedians,” it was the Spring of 1952.
Our brief hiatus, consistent with CSUN and L.A. County public health measures, helped to keep safe our artists, audiences, and employees, while importantly respecting the extraordinary burden on hospitals and...
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.
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.
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.