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Strings Chamber Ensemble Concert*

Monday, Dec 10, 2018 8:00pm

Handel-Halvorsen: Passacaglia for Violin and Cello


Mendelssohn: Quartet No. 2 in A Major op. 13 - first movement


Brahms: Sextet No. 2 op. 36 - first and second movements


Elgar: Serenader in E minor op. 20

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Canadian Brass

Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Great Performances at Mason

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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

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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: Great Performances at Mason

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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 Mason Cabaret presents The Golden Age of Broadway

Friday, Feb 01, 2019 8:00pm
Saturday, Feb 02, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Harris Theatre, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Mason School of Theater

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Directed by James Gardiner & Erin Gardiner
Musical Accompaniment 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” wi...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


St. Olaf Orchestra in Concert

Tuesday, Feb 05, 2019 7:30pm

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The St. Olaf Orchestra, along with the Lake Braddock Symphony Orchestra, will perform live on Tuesday, February 5 at 8:00 p.m. Called “one of the best college orchestras in the nation” by Time magazine’s Richard Ostling, the St. Olaf Orchestra is known for its passionate music-making and...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: Great Performances at Mason

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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: Great Performances at Mason

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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: Great Performances at Mason

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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

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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: Great Performances at Mason

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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 School of Music

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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 School of Music

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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: Great Performances at Mason

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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
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Great Performances at Mason

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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
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Great Performances at Mason

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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: Great Performances at Mason

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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: Mason School of Music

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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: Mason School of Music

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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 School of Music

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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 School of Music

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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 2:00pm
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 8:00pm
Sunday, Apr 28, 2019 2:00pm
Location: Harris Theatre, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Mason School of Music

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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: Great Performances at Mason

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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 School of Music

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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: Mason School of Music

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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: Mason School of Theater

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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: Mason School of Music

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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