Soka Performing Arts Center presents its extraordinary 2023-2024 season

Renee Bodie

Update from the General Manager
June 20, 2023

With great anticipation, we are delighted to unveil Soka Performing Arts Center’s highly anticipated 2023-2024 season. At the core of our mission, we strive to engage, educate, and elevate the human spirit. Our upcoming season is crafted to fulfill this purpose. Get ready to embark on a mesmerizing journey of artistic exploration, cultural enrichment, and profound inspiration.

It is in the magical inextricable moments of communication between artist and audience where we discover joy, transcend the boundaries of our everyday existence, and celebrate our shared humanity. That is the power of live music. Our unwavering commitment is to to provide our patrons with this precious opportunity for a truly transformative listening experience.

We will open the season with Grammy® winner and international multi-platinum singer, LeAnn Rimes on Saturday, September 23, 2023 with her captivating “the story…so far” tour, igniting the spark for the 2023-2024 season filled with diverse musical experiences.

Highlights of the season include the exceptional pianists, Marc-André Hamelin, Jeremy Denk, Stephen Kovacevich with the Pacific Symphony, Leif Ove Andsnes with the Dover Quartet, Seong-Jin Cho, and Yefim Bronfman. Other classical highlights include the Pinchas Zukerman Trio with Shai Wosner, piano, and Amanda Forsyth, cello; the Kronos Quartet celebrating 50 years with their powerful performance and “A Thousand Thoughts” documentary with Sam Green. Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussein, Edgar Meyer and Ramesh Chaurisa will return for another stunning performance, as will the audience favorite “Celtic Christmas” with Eric Rigler, (renowned piper of Titanic, Braveheart, Outlander, Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power).

We are proud to continue our partnership with the Philharmonic Society of Orange County which enables both our organizations to bring highly acclaimed artists to our patrons. This year includes Rhiannon Gibbens with Silkroad, Joshua Bell and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.

As the home of the Pacific Symphony Chamber Orchestra, our popular Sundays@Soka concerts will celebrate with Maestro Carl St.Clair in his final year as Artistic Director of the orchestra with three stunning performances.

We have a new partnership to announce this year with the San Diego Symphony that brings Rafael Payare, Conductor and Alisa Weilerstein, Cello to our stage for the first time. Stay tuned for ticket on sale information as this year, we push the boundaries of artistic excellence and proudly offer more flexibility through our season packages, empowering you to curate your own unique experience.

On behalf of the entire team here at Soka Performing Arts Center, thank you for being an integral part of the Soka family.

We look forward to seeing you this season to LISTEN. FEEL. TRANSFORM.

Renée Bodie
General Manager
Soka Performing Arts Center