About the Show
The artisans and craftsmen who make up The Walt Disney Company are the architects of the impossible, constructing a realm of fantasy the likes of which the world has otherwise never seen. The Soraya honors Disney on its 100th anniversary, with the official centennial retrospective, a musical salute to the Walt Disney Company’s creative legacy. Featuring hand-picked segments from the Disney catalog of animated films and behind-the-scenes from the fabled “Disney Vault,” audiences will enjoy familiar favorites brought to life by New West Symphony led by CSUN alumnus Richard Kaufman.
About Conductor Richard Kaufman
Richard Kaufman has devoted much of his musical life to conducting and supervising music for film and television productions, as well as conducting film and classical music in concert and on recordings. He is thrilled to be returning to the Soraya for this very special Disney in Concert celebration. Kaufman is in his nineteenth season with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra film series, CSO at the Movies, holds the permanent title of Pops Conductor Laureate with the Dallas Symphony, and was recently given the permanent title of Principal Pops Conductor Laureate with Pacific Symphony.
Kaufman regularly appears as a guest conductor with orchestras throughout the world. The 2023-24 concert season includes return engagements with The Cleveland Orchestra, Fort Worth Symphony, Edmonton Symphony, the National Symphony Orchestra in Dublin, The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. He also makes his conducting debut with the Tonkuenstler Orchestra in Austria. Read more>>
About Gaby Moreno
Armed with a warm, soulful sound, Moreno creates music that offers an intoxicating invitation into her musical world for English and Spanish speakers alike. Since moving to Los Angeles from her native Guatemala, singer-songwriter-producer Gaby Moreno has released seven albums, earned a Grammy nomination for her albums Alegoría (Best Latin Rock or Alternative Album, 2023) and Illusion (Best Latin Pop Album, 2017), and won a Latin Grammy (Best New Artist, 2013). Moreno has shared the international stage with pop music luminaries such as Bono, Andrea Boccelli, Tracy Chapman, Ani DiFranco, Punch Brothers, Hugh Laurie, Buena Vista Social Club, Calexico, David Gray, and many more. Through her various projects, Moreno has redefined Americana as the only prominent Latina in the genre today, opening the doors for other marginalized voices and transforming the landscape overall.
In addition to her critical acclaim within the music industry, Moreno has also amassed a long list of accolades within the TV and film worlds. Read more>>
Saturday, November 18 at 3PM and 8PM
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