The First Decade
The best time to preserve history is always NOW, and in just a decade, The Soraya has already become a vibrant and rich testament to its legacy. This online oral history features narratives from artists, patrons, and numerous individuals whose vast experiences collectively shape the captivating story of The Soraya.
Dr. Jolene Koester
Former CSUN President
“The commitment to this performing arts center was a recognition that the university deserved a facility that would be a magnet for others who lived around it”
Grammy Award-winning Rock Band
“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.”
Trustee, Christine & Owen Smith Trust
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.
Chris DeDominic, Luis Luque, Andrea Ramirez, and Jared Shahar
“The Soraya cares not just about the shows, but its audience members, the donors, and the students at Northridge.”