The Soraya is scheduled to celebrate its 10 year anniversary and opening night of the 2021-22 season with a free performance. Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra will perform “Fandango at the Wall” at 8 p.m. on Oct. 16.
“It’s a delight to welcome back Arturo O’Farrill and his ensemble to The Soraya for this special Opening Night performance which is a most welcome gift to our loyal audiences,” said Thor Steingraber, artistic and executive director of The Soraya. “Fandango at The Wall offers a powerful statement about music as the transcendent and unifying force in the world and continues to bring together people in celebration of music without borders. I can’t imagine a better way to celebrate our reopening.”
The Villalobos Brothers, the Conga Patria Son Jarocho Collective and other special guests will perform with O’Farrill and his Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra.
Tickets for Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra are free, but reservations are required and are available at www.thesoraya.org and by calling 818-677-3000. The Soraya is located at 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge, CA 91330.
This will be the first free concert that The Soraya is offering this season to celebrate the return to live performances. The other free concerts that will be offered throughout the season will include the LA Philharmonic’s Conductor Laureate Esa-Pekka Salonen leading the Colburn School Orchestra, and the annual holiday celebration Nochebuena with Ballet Folklorico de Los Angeles and Mariachi Garibaldi de Jaime Cuéller.
The full schedule for the 2021-22 season can be found at www.thesoraya.org/calendar/.