VOPA Rocks: Classic Rock (Valley Opera & Performing Arts), featuring emerging artist George Sarah – NoHo Arts District

NoHo Summer Nights: 8/13 VOPA Rocks: Classic Rock (Valley Opera & Performing Arts), with emerging artist George Sarah. FREE Gigs!

[NoHo Arts District, CA] – Board Member Paul Krekorian and the Valley Cultural Foundation (VCF) celebrate the return of NoHo Summer Nights, the free Saturday concerts at North Hollywood Park.

“NoHo Summer Nights has been suspended for the past two years due to the pandemic, but VCF is thrilled to partner with NoHo Arts District again and bring back some wonderful programming,” said 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 and Performing Arts (VOPA) took a long time to come. 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 theatre, jazz and even rock’ n roll. We are most certainly still an opera company and we remain committed to meeting the need for classical vocal arts in the community. However, our love for music and theater extends beyond the classical arts to 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 performing professional musical performances for nearly fifteen years. By changing our name, we renew our commitment and our link with the Valley, and better represent the diversity of our programming.

George Sarah is an electronic film, television, recording and multi-instrumentalist composer. Born in Seoul, South Korea, he moved to the United States when he was five years old. He has won critical acclaim for his unique brand of electronic acoustic music bridging the normally low-key worlds of electronic, industrial and classical. With eleven full albums, seven EPs and over 50 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). Additionally, 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 slayer, avengers), 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 Carl Dreyer’s 1928 silent film classic The Passion of Joan of Arc mixture of early music singing by four-voice choir, string quartet and electronic rhythm.

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Complete program of FREE NoHo Summer Nights 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 informations:

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

About the Valley Cultural Foundation

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

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

Council Member Paul Krekorian presents NoHo Summer Nights 2022

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