Renee Bodie

Update from the General Manager
Mar 14, 2022: WELCOME BACK!

Update Mar 14, 2022:


How wonderful it is to be able to say those words… WELCOME BACK! It has been a feeling of immense joy to share live music with all of you from our stage once again after the long pause.  We all have appreciated virtual offerings of music over the last few years, and it filled a void, however there is a special magic in the  experience of live music that is transformative. I know I will never take those moments for granted again.

We have had a wonderful beginning to our 10th Anniversary Season. Our opening weekend began with a sold out show with hometown band Los Lobos, and an exquisite octet performance by the Escher Quartet and Dover Quartet. Next Garrick Ohlsson & Kirill Gerstein moved us in a dynamic piano duo concert. Last weekend’s sold out performance of Joshua Bell and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields elevated us with a multiple standing ovation performance, and Delfeayo Marsalis and the Uptown Jazz Orchestra’s Mardi Gras Party released us in an explosion of joy.

We are looking forward to our upcoming performances with Ray Chen, Pacific Symphony, Angelique Kidjo, Grant Stewart, and more. and the North American Premiere of the Danny Elfman Percussion Concerto co-commissioned by Soka University and the London Philharmonic featuring Colin Currie with Pacific Symphony. Please check our Calendar of Events for dates and tickets.

For now, the vaccine and masking mandates remain in place for the safety of all.

Welcome back, friends, to LISTEN.FEEL.TRANSFORM. It’s good to see you again.

Renee Bodie
General Manager & Artistic Director
Soka Performing Arts Center