VOPA Rocks: Classic Rock (Valley Opera & Performing Arts), with Emerging Artist George Sarah

Councilmember Paul Krekorian Presents NoHo Summer Nights 2022
NoHo Summer Nights: 8/13 VOPA Rocks: Classic Rock (Valley Opera & Performing Arts), with Emerging Artist George Sarah. FREE Concerts!

[NoHo Arts District, CA] – Councilmember Paul Krekorian along with Valley Cultural Foundation (VCF) celebrates the return of NoHo Summer Nights, the free Saturday concerts at North Hollywood Park.

“NoHo Summer Nights was put on hold the last couple of years due to the pandemic, but VCF is excited to partner with NoHo Arts District yet again and bring back a wonderful lineup,” says new Executive Director Joellen Ammann.

8/13 – VOPA Rocks: Classic Rock (Valley Opera & Performing Arts), with Emerging Artist George Sarah

The birth of Valley Opera & Performing Arts (VOPA) has been a long time coming. After nearly fifteen years of creating glorious music and theater as Center Stage Opera, we decided that our company name should reflect all the musical genres we encompass: Opera, Musical Theater, Jazz, and even Rock ‘n Roll. We are most definitely still an opera company, and we remain committed to filling the need for classical vocal arts in the community. However, our love for music and theater extends beyond the classical arts into other musical genres as well.

VOPA may be our new name, but our commitment to artistic excellence and community service remains the backbone of a company that has been presenting professional musical performances for almost fifteen years. By changing our name, we are renewing our commitment and connection to the Valley, and better representing the diversity of our programming.

George Sarah is an electronic film, TV composer, recording artist and multi-instrumentalist. Born in Seoul, South Korea, he moved to the U.S. at the age of five. He has garnered critical acclaim for his unique brand of electronic acoustic music bridging the normally discrete worlds of electronic, industrial and classical. With eleven full-length albums, seven EPs, and 50-plus compilations and multiple collaborations including numerous film and television projects, he is a former member of Stereotaxic Device (KK/Cargo) and THC (Buffy The Vampire Slayer). In addition, he has collaborated with members of the Los Angeles Master Chorale, David J (Bauhaus/Love and Rockets), Alain Whyte (Morrissey), James Fearney (The Pogues), Robert Williams (Captain Beefheart), Anthony Head, Joss Whedon (Buffy The Vampire SlayerAvengers), Beijing Modern Dance Company, Poetic Kinetics-(large-scale art installations and experiential design group) for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Recent concerts include a live score for the 1928 Silent film classic by Carl Dreyer The Passion of Joan of Arc mix of early music chant by four voice choir, string quartet and electronic rhythm.

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Full Lineup of NoHo Summer Nights FREE Concerts:

7/23 – The Delgado Brothers, with Emerging Artist Serafia
7/30 – Sweet Seasons – A Tribute to Carole King, with Emerging Artist Taylor Alexis
8/6  – Beach St. A Go Go – A Tribute to the Groovy Sounds of the ’60s, with Emerging Artist Tina Mathieu
8/13 – VOPA Rocks: Classic Rock (Valley Opera & Performing Arts), with Emerging Artist George Sarah


North Hollywood Park
11455 W. Magnolia Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
Next to the Amelia Earhart Library

General Information:

  • NoHo Summer Nights concerts are held on Saturday evenings beginning at 7:00 PM with an opening act from VCF’s Emerging Artists Showcase performing original work. The headline act will begin at approximately 8:00 PM, continuing through 9:30 PM.
  • The concerts are held on the south side of North Hollywood Recreation Center at Magnolia Blvd and Tujunga Ave, behind the Amelia Earhart Public Library.
  • Parking is available at 11455 W Magnolia Blvd and at various parking lots surrounding the park. Street parking is also available.
  • Vendor booths and food trucks will be at the event.

About Valley Cultural Foundation

Founded in 1975, Valley Cultural Foundation embraces diversity of talent, community, business and education, by providing live entertainment programs and events in the arts.

For more information, contact VCF at (818) 704-1358 or visit www.valleycultural.org.

Councilmember Paul Krekorian Presents NoHo Summer Nights 2022