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Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Thursday, Oct 25, 2018 8:00pm
Friday, Oct 26, 2018 8:00pm
Saturday, Oct 27, 2018 2:00pm
Saturday, Oct 27, 2018 8:00pm
Sunday, Oct 28, 2018 4:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: SOT Musical Performance

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Music & Lyrics by Roger Miller
Book by William Hauptman
Adapted from the novel by Mark Twain
Directed by Thomas W. Jones II, Professional Artist in Residence

Mark Twain’s timeless classic sweeps us down the mighty Mississippi in this musical adaptation of Huck Finn. Our ...Read More


Dr. Yunghae Chun Piano Masterclass*

Friday, Oct 26, 2018 11:30am
Location: Harris Theatre, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Dr. Yunghae Chun Piano Masterclass*

Yunghae Chun, concert pianist and professor emeritus, Kyunghee University, Seoul, Korea

Free admission to Masterclass.

Don't miss Yunghae Chun's concert later the same day, at 7:30pm.

School of Music students: MUSI 300 credit events are marked with (*).

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Mason Night

Friday, Oct 26, 2018 7:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Main Lobby, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Mason Night

The Center for the Arts wants to express its appreciation for Mason faculty and staff! Come experience live performing arts at Mason and get a $15 ticket for a performance of Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn on Friday, October 26 at 8 p.m. presented by the School of Theater and the Scho...Read More


Dr. Yunghae Chun Piano Concert*

Friday, Oct 26, 2018 7:30pm
Location: Harris Theatre, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Dr. Yunghae Chun Piano Concert*

The Mason School of Music presents Yunghae Chun, Piano Recital

Dr. Yung Hae Chun, Professor-emeritus of Kyunghee University, Seoul, Korea, performs a program of Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 17 in D minor, Piano Variations by Aaron Copland, and Piano Sonata in B minor by Liszt. A widely recognized co...Read More


Toast to the Cast and Crew

Saturday, Oct 27, 2018 4:30pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Monson Grand Tier III, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Toast to the Cast and Crew

Join the Friends of Theater at Mason to Toast the Cast and Crew of Big River!

Reception with sandwiches and sweets.

Tickets: $10

RSVP by calling 703-993-3927

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Daniel Hope and Friends

Friday, Nov 02, 2018 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: GPAM Daniel Hope

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“Air – A Baroque Journey”

Join violin virtuoso, Daniel Hope as he traces the extraordinary history of the violin from the late Renaissance through the Baroque era, a dynamic period when violinists and composers were liberated to seek new, original ways to express them...Read More


Tchaikovsky & Beethoven

Saturday, Nov 03, 2018 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Fairfax Symphony Orchestra

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Christopher Zimmerman, conductor
Amit Peled, cello

Program:

Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme
Amit Peled, cello

Bruch: Kol Nidrei

Beethoven: Symphony No. 4

Voted by Musical America as one of the most influential musicians today, renowned cellist Amit Peled returns to share his art...Read More


Choral Invitational Concert

Sunday, Nov 04, 2018 3:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Choral Invitational Concert

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Featuring:

University Chorale under the direction of Dr. Lisa Billingham

The University Chorale, a choir of 80-100 singers, performs a wide variety of music each semester ranging from classical styles to multi-cultural works and popular music.

University Singers under the direction of Dr...Read More


Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel: Music From Time of War

Sunday, Nov 04, 2018 7:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: GPAM Jeffrey Siegel

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Music From Time of War, 1914-1918

In this second Keyboard Conversation, piano virtuoso Jeffrey Siegel plays some of the most stirring music written during World War I. This program features works by Ravel, Prokofiev, Sibelius, Bartók, and Rachmaninoff. Perfect for cla...Read More


A Veteran's Day Tribute: Songs of World War I

Friday, Nov 09, 2018 1:30pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Monson Grand Tier III, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: A Veteran's Day Tribute: Songs of WWI

Mason School of Music presents
A Veteran's Day Tribute
Songs of World War I

Featuring our amazing student artists Crystal Golden, soprano and Estrella Hong, piano; Jimmy Stevens, tenor and Faith Ellen Lam, piano.

Free admission

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Virginia Opera: Don Giovanni

Saturday, Nov 10, 2018 8:00pm
Sunday, Nov 11, 2018 2:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: GPAM VA Opera: Don Giovanni

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Virginia Opera presents Mozart’s wildly popular Don Giovanni, an enthralling opera from its thrilling overture up through its breathtaking final scene. This womanizing scoundrel, better known as Don Juan, has a list of amorous conquests so long it takes his attendant ...Read More


Mason Wind Symphony & Symphonic Band

Monday, Nov 12, 2018 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Mason Wind Symphony & Symphonic Band

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Featuring:

The Mason University Wind Symphony, led by composer-conductor Mark Camphouse is a select ensemble comprised of outstanding wind, brass, and percussion players in the School of Music and the University. The ensemble’s mission is to study and perform the best literature availabl...Read More


Jazz 4 Justice (TM) 2019 - Live Recording - Be a part of History.

Saturday, Nov 17, 2018 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Jazz for Justice

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Join the Mason Jazz Ensemble, directed by Jim Carroll, for Jazz4Justice™ Live 2018!

George Mason University School of Music is proud to partner with Legal Services of Northern Virginia to raise funds to support vital legal services as well as Mason Jazz Studies. Featuring very special g...Read More


Chanticleer

Saturday, Nov 24, 2018 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: GPAM Chanticleer

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A Chanticleer Christmas

Begin your holiday season with a gorgeous concert of seasonal favorites and classical standards performed by “the world’s reigning male chorus” (The New Yorker), Chanticleer. This award-winning male vocal ensemble is often called "an orchestra ...Read More


Mason Jazz Vocal Night*

Wednesday, Nov 28, 2018 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Mason Jazz Vocal Night

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Join us for an evening of music dedicated to Jazz Vocals! Performances by Mason Jazz Studio soloists and the Mason Jazz Vocal Ensemble, directed by Dr. Darden Purcell.

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Tickets:
$12 adults
$8 seniors
$5 youth through grade 12

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Opera: Dido and Aeneas

Friday, Nov 30, 2018 8:00pm
Saturday, Dec 01, 2018 8:00pm
Location: Harris Theatre, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: GMU Opera

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The Mason University Opera Theater & Workshop provides serious vocal performance students with in-depth study and performance of operas from Baroque to modern, with opera scenes and productions each semester. The Opera Theater presents two to three productions annually.

A presentation of...Read More


Soweto Gospel Choir

Sunday, Dec 02, 2018 2:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: GPAM Soweto Gospel Choir

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Songs of the Free

The two-time Grammy Award®-winning Soweto Gospel Choir has been spreading sheer joy to audiences across the globe for nearly two decades! Comprised of 20 of the best artists in South Africa, the choir invites you to enjoy the incomparable and inspira...Read More


Opera: Dido and Aeneas

Sunday, Dec 02, 2018 2:00pm
Sunday, Dec 02, 2018 5:00pm
Location: Off Campus Location
Presented By: GMU Opera

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The Dec 2, 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. performances take place off campus at Old Town Hall, Fairfax, VA.

The George Mason University Opera Theater & Workshop provides serious vocal performance students with in-depth study and performance of operas from Baroque to modern, with opera scenes and prod...Read More


Vienna Boys Choir

Friday, Dec 07, 2018 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: GPAM Vienna Boys Choir

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Christmas in Vienna

One of the most revered boy choirs in the world returns to the Center with their popular holiday concert. They capture the joy and wonder of the holiday season with their exquisite performances of classical masterpieces and contemporary favorites. ...Read More


American Festival Pops Orchestra

Saturday, Dec 08, 2018 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: GPAM American Festival Pops Orchestra

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Holiday Pops: Songs of the Season

Deck the halls with boughs of holly! It’s time to celebrate with the American Festival Pops Orchestra at their annual holiday concert, a cherished tradition at the Center. This uplifting evening includes favorite classics like Leroy A...Read More


Mason Symphony Orchestra & Jazz Holiday Concert

Sunday, Dec 09, 2018 7:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: GMU Holiday Concert

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Mason Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Dennis Layendecker

The Mason Symphony Orchestra is comprised of outstanding string, wind, and percussion players from throughout the School of Music.

Winter Concert

Celebrate the holidays with the Mason School of Mus...Read More


Chamber Ensemble Concert*

Monday, Dec 10, 2018 8:00pm
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Canadian Brass

Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: GPAM Canadian Brass

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A Canadian Brass Christmas

Back by popular demand! The internationally famous Canadian Brass returns this holiday season for an evening of impeccable music and witty repartee, perfect for your whole family. Renowned for joyous performances and their iconic white runni...Read More


Fairfax Symphony Orchestra: The Nutcracker

Sunday, Dec 16, 2018 4:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Fairfax Symphony Orchestra

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Christopher Zimmerman, conductor with The Fairfax Ballet

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker  

Experience this timeless holiday classic with the FSO and the Fairfax Ballet – a holiday tradition your family will always cherish.  Enjoy a winter wonderland of dancing snowflakes, sugar plum fairies ...Read More


The Washington Chorus Family Christmas

Sunday, Dec 23, 2018 2:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: The Washington Chorus Family Christmas

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Celebrate Christmas with The Washington Chorus! Bring the whole family and enjoy your favorite holiday tunes, a fun sing-along, and a visit from Santa!

Tickets: $66, $49, $33

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Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra

Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: GPAM Met Jazz Orchestra

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Benny and Beyond

Eddie Daniels, clarinet

Travel back to the era of big bands and dancehalls when Benny Goodman was “The King of Swing” with “Renaissance” clarinetist Eddie Daniels and Northern Virginia’s treasured favorite, the Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra. Benny and B...Read More


The Golden Age of Broadway: The Mason Cabaret in Concert

Friday, Feb 01, 2019 8:00pm
Saturday, Feb 02, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Harris Theatre, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: SOT Cabaret Performance

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Directed by James Gardiner & Erin Gardiner
Musical Direction by Joe Walsh

A perennial favorite, our Musical Theater ambassadors, the Mason Cabaret, return with a fresh line-up of stellar vocalists, offering showstoppers, ballads and duets from the Great White Way! This “Fun-raiser” will h...Read More


Mendelssohn & Schumann

Saturday, Feb 02, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Fairfax Symphony Orchestra

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Christopher Zimmerman, conductor
Chee Yun, violin

Program:
Mendelssohn:  Hebrides Overture
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto, Chee Yun, violin                 
Schumann: Symphony No. 2

Violinst Chee-Yun’s flawless technique, dazzling tone, and compelling artistry have enraptured audiences on fi...Read More


Trey McLaughlin & The Sounds of Zamar

Friday, Feb 08, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: GPAM Sounds of Zamar

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Hear for yourself why rising Gospel stars Trey McLaughlin & The Sounds of Zamar have millions of YouTube views. This concert is sure to inspire with Trey McLaughlin at the piano leading this group of superbly talented Gospel singers in fresh adaptations of contemporar...Read More


Virginia Opera: The Elixir of Love

Saturday, Feb 16, 2019 8:00pm
Sunday, Feb 17, 2019 2:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: GPAM VA Opera - The Elixir of Love

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Gaetano Donizetti’s infectiously charming bel canto opera sparkles with effervescent melodies, comedic misunderstandings, and endearing characters who are seeking an elixir for one of life’s greatest ills: love! The shy peasant Nemorino secretly yearns for the feisty ...Read More


Czech National Symphony Orchestra

Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: GPAM Czech National Symphony

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100 Years of Leonard Bernstein

John Mauceri, conductor
Isabel Leonard, mezzo-soprano 

Celebrate the 100th birthday of American’s national treasure, Leonard Bernstein, with a musical fête of his works when the internationally renowned Czech National Symphony Orchestra (...Read More


Ellington Sacred Concert

Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Harris Theatre, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Ellington Sacred Concert

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Tickets:
$12 adults
$8 seniors
$5 youth through grade 12

Individual tickets go on sale Aug 1.

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Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel: The Exotic Music of the Night

Sunday, Feb 24, 2019 7:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: GPAM Jeffrey Siegel

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The Exotic Music of the Night

Piano virtuoso Jeffrey Siegel explores the mystic and the macabre! This concert features excerpts from Mendelssohn’s beloved A Midsummer Night’s Dream, including the celebratory Wedding March. On this program, Siegel will also play the de...Read More


Mason Wind Symphony & Symphonic Band Concert

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Mason Wind Symphony & Symphonic Band

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Tickets:
$12 adults
$8 seniors
$5 youth through grade 12

Individual tickets on sale Aug 1

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Mason Symphony Orchestra Concerto Concert

Monday, Mar 04, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Mason Symphony Concerto Concert

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Tickets:
$20 adults
$15 seniors
$5 youth through grade 12

Individual tickets go on sale Aug 1.

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Mozart's Clarinet Concerto

Saturday, Mar 09, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Fairfax Symphony Orchestra

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Christopher Zimmerman, conductor
Ismail Luminovsky, clarinet
Bowen McCauley Dance Company

Program:

Mozart: Clarinet Concerto, Ismail Luminovsky, clarinet
Gershwin: Preludes for Clarinet and Strings
Eryilmaz: Concerto for Clarinet and Imaginary Folk Dancers
Eryilmaz:  Dances of the Yogurt Mak...Read More


The Pink Panther in Concert

Friday, Mar 15, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: GPAM Pink Panther

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featuring the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra

Enjoy all of the hijinks and hilarity of the original classic 1963 film played in its entirety while listening to the award-winning score, composed by the brilliant film composer Henry Mancini, as it is performed live on...Read More


KODO

Saturday, Mar 16, 2019 8:00pm

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Experience the electrifying wall of sound that completely fills the hall when the athletic artists of Kodo take the stage to perform the ancient Japanese art of taiko drumming. Audiences are captivated by the visually stunning performance, the astonishingly precise mo...Read More


Danú

Sunday, Mar 17, 2019 7:00pm

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with an authentic Irish music experience the whole family will enjoy! Take a musical journey across the Emerald Isle with one of today’s leading traditional Irish ensembles as they perform timeless Celtic works along with fascinating, power...Read More


Virginia Opera: Madama Butterfly

Saturday, Mar 23, 2019 8:00pm
Sunday, Mar 24, 2019 2:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: GPAM VA Opera: Madame Butterfly

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Virginia Opera closes its season with Puccini’s magnificent tragic masterpiece, Madama Butterfly. Revealing the depth of human emotion through lyrical duets and heartbreaking arias including the famous “Un bel di,” this poignant and timeless tale of unrequited love an...Read More


Big Band Showdown

Monday, Apr 01, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Big Band Showdown

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Tickets:
$12 adults
$8 seniors
$5 youth through grade 12

Individual tickets go on sale Aug 1.

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Chorale Broadway Showcase

Saturday, Apr 13, 2019 2:00pm
Saturday, Apr 13, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Chorale Broadway Showcase

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Tickets:
$20 adults
$15 seniors
$5 youth through grade 12

Individual tickets go on sale Aug 1.

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Mason Symphony Orchestra & University Choirs

Wednesday, Apr 17, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Mason Orchestra & Choirs

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Tickets:
$12 adults
$8 seniors
$5 youth through grade 12

Individual tickets go on sale Aug 1.

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Mason Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band

Thursday, Apr 25, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Mason Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band

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Tickets:

$12 adults
$8 seniors
$5 youth through grade 12

Individual tickets go on sale Aug 1.

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Opera: The Medium and Suor Angelica

Friday, Apr 26, 2019 8:00pm
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 8:00pm
Sunday, Apr 28, 2019 2:00pm
Location: Harris Theatre, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: GMU Opera

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Two one-act operas: Menotti's The Medium and Puccini's Suor Angelica

Tickets:
$20 adults
$15 seniors
$5 youth through grade 12

Individual tickets go on sale Aug 1.

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Holst's the Planets

Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Fairfax Symphony Orchestra

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Christopher Zimmerman, conductor
  
Program:

Leshnoff: Starburst
Smetna: The Moldau and Sarka from Ma Vlast
Holst: The Planets, featuring the 2018 Fairfax County All-Stars Youth Orchestra

The FSO salutes the next generation of classical musicians with a special performance of the Fairfax Cou...Read More


Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel: Chopin in Paris

Sunday, Apr 28, 2019 7:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: GPAM Jeffrey Siegel

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Chopin in Paris

In this concert of stunning piano music and illuminating commentary, Jeffrey Siegel presents the eminent Polish composer Frédéric Chopin and the gorgeous pieces he created while in Paris. Chopin reluctantly left his beloved Poland after the uprising, a...Read More


Mason Jazz Vocal Night - Spring

Monday, Apr 29, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Mason Jazz Vocal Night

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Tickets:
$12 adults
$8 seniors
$5 youth through grade 12

Individual tickets go on sale Aug 1.

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International Jazz Day Concert with the Mason Jazz Ensemble

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Internat'l Jazz Day Concert

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Tickets:
$12 adults
$8 seniors
$5 youth through grade 12

Individual tickets go on sale Aug 1.

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A Concert Presentation of Merrily We Roll Along

Friday, May 03, 2019 3:00pm
Friday, May 03, 2019 8:00pm
Location:
Presented By: SOT Musical Revue

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Center for the Arts Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
There is an earlier performance at 3pm.

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by George Furth
Directed by James Gardiner & Erin Gardiner
Musical Direction by Joe Walsh
Choreography by Stefan Sittig

This critically acclaimed musical is Steph...Read More


School of Music Prism Concert

Saturday, May 04, 2019 8:00pm
Location: deLaski Performing Arts Building 3001 - de Laski Rehearsal Room, Fairfax Campus, Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: SOM Prism Concert

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Tickets:
$30 adults
$15 seniors
$15 youth through grade 12

Individual tickets go on sale Aug 1.

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Verdi's Requiem

Saturday, May 11, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Fairfax Symphony Orchestra

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Christopher Zimmerman, conductor

Verdi’s Requiem is among the choral repertoire’s richest and most revered works and is considered one of the greatest musical masterpieces ever composed. Too grief-stricken to attend the funeral of Italian poet Alessandro Manzoni, Giuseppe Verdi composed ...Read More