Virtual Programming

Expand and enrich your enjoyment of the arts through our Virtual Programming. View programs previously presented at Soka Performing Arts Center, eclectic offerings, and extra content that gives a look behind the scenes.

Jazz Interview Series

Jim Merod, founder of BluePort Jazz and artistic director of the Jazz Monsters Series and Jazz Festival, interviews acclaimed jazz musicians for a look into their creative lives and history with behind-the-scenes footage from rehearsals and performances.

joe lovano wearing a hat and glasses and holding sax
Joe Lovano Nonet: Music Beyond Words - March 8, 2019
Maria Schneider in profile holding sheet music
Maria Schneider Orchestra - February 21, 2017
Charles McPherson holding saxophone
Tribute to Charles McPherson: Presentation of the Duke Ellington Award - February 3, 2017

Manager’s Choice Series

An eclectic series of interviews curated by General Manager Renee Bodie, to introduce or explore further musicians, acousticians and others who are involved in projects that take place outside the traditional performance space.

Andrew Janss Project Music Heals Us
Vital Sounds: The Intersection of Art & Healing - Can Music Make You Well?
Andrew Janss wearing a black coat and blue collar shirt
Music as a Healing Balm: A Conversation with Andrew Janss

Expanding Horizons Series

Presentations by Soka University educators that are engaging, educational and entertaining.

Nieves Observatory at Soka University of America
Astronomy Night: Exploration of the Moon and Mars with Dr. Bryan Penprase

Signature Encore Series

A carefully curated selection of classical music concerts that took place in our beautiful Concert Hall over the last nine years. Relive the concert or enjoy it for the first time! Some videos will be available on our YouTube channel for a limited time.