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The Soraya Performing Arts Center

California State University

Supporting their nationally-accredited music and theatre programs, CSUN's Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts (The Soraya) is a top choice in Southern California for symphony, opera, dance, jazz, pop, and Broadway performances.

The venue comprises a 1700-seat multipurpose, variable acoustics, professional performance hall, a 175-seat black box theatre, a 230-seat lecture room, rehearsal & recording rooms, and their requisite support spaces.

The facility also broadcasts 88.5-FM, The SoCal Sound (formerly KCSN-FM) which simulcasts with KSBR from Saddleback College. MCH provided full-scope acoustical and media systems consulting services.

"The acoustical design is attractively intimate in its clarity. In an all-purpose hall, this is an admirable accomplishment. The bass is terrific and every cello pizzicato had just the right presence. The lower middle-range instruments, usually hard to hear, displayed a fine presence. The violas, so interestingly used by Berlioz but rarely heard, made themselves wonderfully known."

- Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times Music Critic

2011

Completed:

Northridge, CA

$125M

Cost:

166,000

Square ft:

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