At The Soraya, we offer our audiences discovery, participation, engagement, and life-long learning. No matter their background, The Soraya is a place where students, families, arts patrons, and first-timers are all equally welcomed
Our highest purpose is realized when we see each other in reflection, when audiences and artists regard our collective humanity and our individual differences. At The Soraya, we share a common vision of the Valley where a thriving performing arts center forges a future for the region and uplifts its peoples.
The Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts is located on the campus of California State University Northridge, the state’s second largest campus with over 40,000 students.
Dr. Noreen Green is the Artistic Director and Conductor of the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony, which she founded in 1994.
Known worldwide for her expertise in presenting music with Jewish themes, Dr. Green has served as guest conductor in the United States, Israel, South Africa, Australia and Canada. She conducts the LAJS regularly at such venues as the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Gindi Auditorium at American Jewish University and the Soraya at California State University, Northridge.
The orchestra has two recordings on the prestigious Albany Records label, including The Music of Eric Zeisl, a disc dedicated to the works of Zeisl, an Austrian Holocaust survivor and émigré to Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles Jewish Symphony is dedicated to the performance and preservation of orchestral works of distinction that explore Jewish culture, heritage and experience. The LAJS is committed to building bridges of music and understanding throughout our diverse community.
Proclaimed by the City of Los Angeles as “LA’s Only Legal Orchestra,” the 75-member Los Angeles Lawyers Philharmonic was founded in 2009 by attorney/conductor/ violinist Gary S. Greene to bring the legal community together in harmony.
Their members are lawyers, judges, law students and legal staff, many of whom are conservatory graduates and professionally trained musicians. Their mission is to raise funds for those who cannot afford legal services and for other charitable organizations.
With more than 50 concerts to their credit and a Gold Medal from the New York International Radio competition, they have raised tens of thousands of dollars benefiting many worthy causes.
In 2011, Maestro Greene founded the orchestra’s 100-member chorus, Legal Voices, and continues to lead the orchestra and chorus annually at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Greene was presented with the prestigious Person of the Year award by the Metropolitan News-Enterprise and recognized as “a man with a briefcase and a baton... the only lawyer from whom judges take direction.”
Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, the first survivor-founded Holocaust museum in the United States, is a primary source institution that commemorates those who perished, honors those who survived, and houses the precious artifacts that miraculously weathered the Holocaust.
Founded by Holocaust survivors in the 1960s, the Museum provides free Holocaust education to students and visitors from across Los Angeles, the United States, and the world, fulfilling the mission of the founding Holocaust survivors to commemorate, educate and inspire.
In 2019, the Museum welcomed nearly 61,000 visitors and close to 20,000 students visited the Museum for docent-led tours and conversations with Holocaust survivors, including more than 12,000 students from Title I schools.
The Museum is open seven days a week and admission is always free.
In celebrating 85 years of artistic excellence, Music Director Eckart Preu and the Long Beach Symphony Board of Directors chose to celebrate this monumental occasion by participating in the Violins of Hope – Los Angeles County initiative.
Through an extraordinary fundraising campaign of $250,000 and the creation of a Violins of Hope Community Advisory Committee, the Symphony presented three major concerts of different repertoire for 4,000 Southern California patrons.
Educational visits, a comprehensive curriculum guide, and private rehearsal serving thousands of middle and high school students were augmented by a day at California State University, Long Beach featuring a side-by-side performance for students and faculty from the Jewish Studies, History and Music departments which culminated in a panel discussion comprised survivors of the Jewish, Cambodian, and Armenian communities which served to ignite a deeper, ongoing dialogue about compassion, inclusion and social responsibility.
Celebrating its 25th season, New West Symphony is a professional orchestra that draws its players from the rich talent pool of accomplished Los Angeles-area musicians, performing under artistic direction of GRAMMY® winner Maestro Michael Christie.
It presents six Masterpiece Series concerts annually, performing major works from the symphonic repertoire with internationally-acclaimed artists as guest soloists as the resident company of the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza and at the Rancho Campana Performing Arts Center.
The Symphony aims to enrich and inspire the lives of its community and future generations through live performances and ambitious music education programs including its traveling Music Van, annual Symphonic Adventures youth concert programs, and the Laby Harmony Project, a year-round music and leadership program for underserved students.
CHAIR: Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin
State Senator Ben Allen
City Attorney Mike Feuer
State Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel
LA City Councilmember Paul Krekorian
County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl
State Assemblymember Marc Levine
The Honorable Joy Picus
LAUSD Board Member Scott Schmerelson
U.S.Representative Brad Sherman
The Honorable Zev Yaroslavsky
LA City Councilmember Bob Blumfield
Secretary of State Alex Padilla
Retired LA City Controller and CSUN Executive in Residence, Wendy Greuel
LA City Councilmember John Lee
LAUSD Board Member Nick Melvoin
Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian
State Senator Robert Hertzberg
Abraham Joshua Heschel Day School
American Youth Symphony
Builders of Jewish Education
Cal State Fullerton
Congregation Or Ami
Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany
Consulate General of Israel
de Toledo High School
Fresno Unified School District,
Gaspar de Portola Middle School
George Washington Carver Middle School
Hillcrest Country Club Ladies Activities
Jewish Women’s Theater
Jewish Youth Orchestra
LA Jewish Community Children’s Choir
LA Museum of the Holocaust – Exhibit and Children’s Concert
Leo Baeck Temple
Milken Community School
Sephardic Temple Tifereth
Sinai Akiba Academy
Temple Ahavat Shalom
Temple Israel of Hollywood
Temple of the Arts-Beverly Hills
The Center for Early Education
UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music
Valley Beth Shalom Day School
Valley Outreach Synagogue
Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts