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Washington Concert Society - 3 Tenors

Sunday, Aug 26, 2018 5:00pm
Location: Harris Theatre, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Washington Concert Society

Washington Concert Society presents the 2018-19 Season Concert Series opening concert, "The Three Tenors." 

Performers: Seong Weon Nam, tenor; Yoonsoo Shin, tenor; James Jongsik Joo, tenor; and William Chang, piano

Repertoire: Art Songs, Opera Arias, Folk Songs, and more

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La Bohème in Concert

Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Fairfax Symphony Orchestra

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Puccini: La Bohème

Puccini’s timeless masterpiece has moved audiences for more than a century with its irresistible music and tale of love and lost. His most celebrated opera combines soaring music and heartbreaking drama, as the fragile seamstress

Mimi asks the poet Rodolfo to help her ...Read More


Grand Piano Celebration*

Sunday, Sep 23, 2018 3:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Mason School of Music

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Celebrating our All-Steinway School

Featuring Dr. Linda Apple Monson, pianist,
in collaboration with

Dr. Elissa Alvarez, soprano
Dr. Kathleen Mulcahy, clarinet
Dr. Anna Balakerskaia, duo piano
Dr. John Healey & Dr. Eunae Ko Han 

Finale 8-hand performance with 4 pianists!

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Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel: The Joyous Music of Beethoven

Sunday, Sep 23, 2018 7:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Great Performances at Mason

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Virtuoso pianist Jeffrey Siegel returns with his popular series to enthrall us with some of Beethoven’s most upbeat music. Become a classical music insider as Siegel performs an all-Beethoven program in his first concert of the season, including the humorous Rage over...Read More


ARTS by George!

Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 5:00pm
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Join us for a benefit in support of student scholarships at George Mason University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts, Mason Community Arts Academy, Green Machine Ensembles, and the Great Performances at Mason season at the Center for the Arts.

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The Manhattan Transfer

Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 8:30pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Great Performances at Mason

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Featuring the American Festival Pops Orchestra

Multi-Grammy Award®-winning vocal sensation The Manhattan Transfer performs with Northern Virginia’s own American Festival Pops Orchestra in a swinging evening of jazz-pop fusion at its very best. The legendary quartet re...Read More


Mason Symphonic Band Concert

Thursday, Oct 04, 2018 8:00pm
Location: Harris Theatre, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Mason School of Music

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The Mason Symphonic Band under the vibrant musical leadership of Profs. John Kilkenny and Denny Stokes, provides music majors and increasingly growing numbers of non-music majors an opportunity to study and perform a wide variety of traditional and contemporary wind band literature.

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Virginia Opera: Street Scene

Sunday, Oct 07, 2018 2:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Great Performances at Mason

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Virginia Opera opens its season with this landmark American opera, an explosive tragedy about the elusive American Dream. Set in 1946 on the doorstep of a Manhattan tenement within a single 24-hour period, Street Scene offers a view into the lives of the residents who...Read More


Mason Symphony Orchestra

Wednesday, Oct 10, 2018 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall Stage, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Mason School of Music

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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.

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

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Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Saturday, Oct 13, 2018 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Great Performances at Mason

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This premier chamber music ensemble from the world’s largest performing arts complex is composed of some of the finest musicians in the world. Known for its “vitality, incisive attention to detail and spontaneity” (Chicago Tribune), the ensemble performs an exuberant ...Read More


Baroque Dances as Applied to Musical Performance Masterclass I*

Friday, Oct 19, 2018 12:30pm

Baroque Dance Workshop for Instrumentalists presented by Paige Whitley-Bauguess. This first class is an introduction to the dance steps of the Baroque court dances. 

Baroque dancer Paige Whitley-Bauguess interprets, recreates, and performs Baroque theatre dance in venues all over the world as a solo...Read More


Baroque Dances as Applied to Musical Performance Lecture/Demonstration*

Friday, Oct 19, 2018 5:30pm

Baroque Dance Workshop for Instrumentalists presented by Paige Whitley-Bauguess. This first class is an introduction to the dance steps of the Baroque court dances. 

Baroque dancer Paige Whitley-Bauguess interprets, recreates, and performs Baroque theatre dance in venues all over the world as a solo...Read More


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: School of Theater and School of Music

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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: Mason School of Music

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

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: Mason School of Music

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

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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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: Mason School of Music

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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.

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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: Great Performances at Mason

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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

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.

Watch the live stream:

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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: Great Performances at Mason

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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 School of Music

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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


Chanticleer

Saturday, Nov 24, 2018 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Great Performances at Mason

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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


Opera: Dido and Aeneas

Friday, Nov 30, 2018 8:00pm
Location: Harris Theatre, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Mason School of Music

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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: Great Performances at Mason

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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: Mason School of Music

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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


Mason Symphony Orchestra & Jazz Holiday Concert

Sunday, Dec 09, 2018 7:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: School of Music

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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


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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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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"The President's Own" United States Marine Band

Sunday, Jan 06, 2019 2:00pm

Sousa Season Opener: After the Armistice

Come join the Marine Band for its annual Sousa Season Opener! John Philip Sousa re-entered the service of his country at age sixty-four, joining the U.S. Navy during World War I to train bands at the Great Lakes Naval Center outside of Chicago. When the Armis...Read More


41st Annual Saxophone Symposium

Friday, Jan 11, 2019 8:00am
Saturday, Jan 12, 2019 8:00am
Location: Harris Theatre, Fairfax Campus, deLaski Performing Arts Building, A101, Black Box, Fairfax Campus, deLaski Performing Arts Building, A323, Music Studio, Fairfax Campus, deLaski Performing Arts Building, 3001, de Laski Rehearsal Room, Fairfax Campus,…

Weather Update: This event will take place as scheduled.

The International Saxophone Symposium, first hosted by the United States Navy Band in 1978, is an annual two-day event that features a mix of performances, lectures, and masterclasses designed for musicians of all ages. Hosted every January, t...Read More


POSTPONED-WCS 2018-19 Concert Series "New Years Concert 2019"

Sunday, Jan 13, 2019 5:00pm

This concert was postponed on January 13 at 5 p.m. and rescheduled for February 10 at 6:30 p.m. Your original tickets for January 13 are still valid and will be honored by the venue on February 10 at the new start time. Please be sure to bring your original tickets with you. The Harris Theatre Ticke...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


The Mason Cabaret presents The Golden Age of Broadway (Fairfax Campus)

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


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


Faculty Artist Series: Dr. David Porter, tuba*

Saturday, Feb 09, 2019 8:00pm

Enjoy a performance by one of Mason's stellar School of Music faculty. Free and open to the public.

Concert for Tuba and Orchestra by Oystein Baadsvik

Brumous Fantasies by Benjamin McMillan

Three Romances for Susie by Barbara York

Convent Window by Joanna Ross Hersey

David and Goliath for tuba solo ...Read More


WCS 2018-19 Concert Series "New Years Concert 2019" Rescheduled

Sunday, Feb 10, 2019 6:30pm

 

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Presented by Washington Concert Society

Washington Concert Society 2018-19 Season concert Series, New Years Concert 2019, "Songs of Hope"

Performers: 

  • Ji Eun Park, soprano
  • Jiyoung Choi, mezzo soprano
  • Yoonsoo Shin, tenor
  • James Jongsik Joo, tenor
  • Hyun Oh Shin, baritone
  • Jun Han, bariton...Read More

Faculty Artist Series: Kathy Mulcahy, clarinet & June Huang, violin*

Saturday, Feb 16, 2019 7:00pm

Enjoy a performance by one of Mason's stellar School of Music faculty. Free and open to the public.

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

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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


Faculty Artist Series: Christopher Jewell, bassoon*

Sunday, Feb 17, 2019 7:00pm

Enjoy a performance by one of Mason's stellar School of Music faculty. Free and open to the public.

Osborne Rhapsody for solo bassoon

Hummel Concerto

Vivaldi Concerto in Ca Major

Bassoon quartets (to be announced)

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

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Faculty Artist Series: Dr. Glenn Smith, composition*

Friday, Feb 22, 2019 8:00pm

Enjoy a performance by one of Mason's stellar School of Music faculty. Free and open to the public.

This features music video presentations; 2 world premier piano works played by Dr. Linda Monson; special appearance by Alexandria Guitar Quartet

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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.

Duke Ellington’s Sacred Concert plus Washington premiere of Da Pacem by Michael Villmow

George Mason University Soundcheque & Singers with the Jugend Jazz Orchester NRW from Dortmund, Germany

Stan E...Read More


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

The Mason 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 available for wind band, while emphasizing...Read More


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

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.

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

Individual tickets go on sale Aug 1.

If you are unable t...Read More


Mason Vocal Jazz Festival

Saturday, Mar 09, 2019 12:00pm

The Mason Vocal Jazz Festival is a non-competitive invitational event for high school, college and community groups. Groups will perform a twenty (20) minute set followed by an on-stage clinic with guest clinicians, Lisanne Lyons (Florida International University) and Brad Rees (Tiffin University).

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CANCELLED: 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

The Pink Panther in Concert tour has been cancelled, including this performance at the Center for the Arts. Ticket holders will be contacted by the Center for the Arts Ticket Office.

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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


Mason Jazz Festival

Saturday, Mar 23, 2019 10:00am

The Mason Jazz Festival is an invitational event for middle and high school, community and college Jazz ensembles.

Sponsored by Mason Jazz Studies, the National Jazz Workshop and the Jazz Education Network, participating groups perform a 20-30 minute set, followed by a clinic by Mason Jazz faculty a...Read More


MCAA - Faculty Chamber Ensembles Recital

Saturday, Mar 23, 2019 3:00pm

Performances by the faculty of the Mason Community Arts Academy. Free and open to the public.

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U.S. Navy Commodores Concert

Saturday, Mar 23, 2019 7:00pm

This free concert is the closing event of the Mason Jazz festival performance.

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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


Faculty Artist Series: Jim Van Slyke, musical theater*

Sunday, Mar 24, 2019 3:00pm

Free and open to the public.

Award winning singer, songwriter and recording artist, Jim Van Slyke has headlined celebrated, sold out appearances on concert stages around the globe. Jim will present songs from Broadway to American Songbook Standard to selections from his awarding wining, critically a...Read More


Faculty Artist Series: Anna & Friends*

Sunday, Mar 24, 2019 7:00pm

Enjoy a performance by one of Mason's stellar School of Music faculty. Free and open to the public.

Program:

Brahms - Haydn Variations for 2 pianos
Bozza - Aria for Saxophone and Piano
Bartok - Contrast
--Intermission--
Haydn - Trio "Gypsy"
Rachmaninoff - Trio No. 1

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Jazz Combos/Latin American Ensemble Concert*

Wednesday, Mar 27, 2019 8:00pm

Performance by the Mason Jazz Combos, under the direction of jazz pianist, Wade Beach.

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

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CANCELLED: Faculty Artist Series: Julianna Nickel, flute & James Nickel, horn*

Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 4:00pm

This event has been cancelled.

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Faculty Artist Series: Dr. Dorotea Racz, cello*

Sunday, Mar 31, 2019 3:00pm

Enjoy a performance by one of Mason's stellar School of Music faculty. Free and open to the public.

Bach's suites for solo cello are some of the most beloved pieces of music ever composed and a corner stone of cello solo repertoire. In the modern era, many composers turned back to Bach's suites as a...Read More


Percussion Ensemble Concert*

Sunday, Mar 31, 2019 7:00pm
Location: Harris Theatre, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Mason School of Music

Join the Mason Percussion Ensemble as they present works that include a variety of percussion instruments.

Led by Professor John Kilkenny and Matthew Halligan.

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

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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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Join the Mason Jazz Ensemble, directed by Jim Carroll, as we kick off Jazz Appreciation Month with an evening dedicated to the sounds of the big band era! Special guests ensembles will be Westfield High School, directed by Bill Schnepper and Yorktown High School, directed by Brian Bersh....Read More


Vocal Pops Concert*

Sunday, Apr 07, 2019 6:00pm

Under the direction of Dr. Stan Engebretson. Please join us for a wonderful evening of vocal pop music presented by Mason a cappella groups!

Appearance by Mason Some Noise, Pitch Perfect, and Soundcheque.

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

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Jazz Combos/Steel Pan Ensemble Concert*

Wednesday, Apr 10, 2019 8:00pm

The Mason Jazz Combos, directed by Wade Beach, and Mason Steel Pan Ensemble, directed by Victor Provost, perform their spring concert. Visit Mason Jazz online.

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

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CANCELLED: Chorale Broadway Showcase

Saturday, Apr 13, 2019 2:00pm
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

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Chorale Broadway Showcase

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

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Brass Ensemble Concert*

Sunday, Apr 14, 2019 1:00pm
Location: Harris Theatre, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Mason School of Music

The Mason Brass Ensemble explores all musical styles in a very challenging and creative environment. The conductor tailors music especially for this ever changing ensemble of brass and percussion players, who strive for new levels of musical excellence on their instruments.

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Jazz Workshop Concert*

Sunday, Apr 14, 2019 7:00pm
Wednesday, Nov 13, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Harris Theatre, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Mason School of Music

Jazz Saxophone faculty, Rick Parrell directs the Mason Jazz Workshop big band in their concert! The Jazz Workshop performs music by Thad Jones, Mike Tomaro, Alan Baylock, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Neal Hefti and many others.

Visit the Jazz Workshop online.

Free and open to the public.

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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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Various Chamber Ensemble Concert I*

Friday, Apr 19, 2019 7:00pm

Please come and enjoy the fine work of various chamber ensembles as they perform works they have studied over the Spring Semester. Free and open to the public.

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

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Various Chamber Ensemble Concert II*

Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 6:00pm

Please come and enjoy the fine work of various chamber ensembles as they perform works they have studied over the Spring Semester. Free and open to the public.

More information about Chamber Ensembles 

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

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Digital 21 Video Art Live + Stefan Olsdal (Placebo)

Monday, Apr 22, 2019 12:00pm

Join Spanish artist Miguel López Mora (Digital 21) for an exclusive three-part experience exploring his creative and collaborative artistic process.

"VIDEO ART: THE MAXIMUM EXPRESSION OF AUDIOVISUAL FREEDOM" All forms of present-day audiovisual artistic expression have a common origin and parallel l...Read More


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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Mason 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: 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

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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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Join us for an evening dedicated to Jazz Vocals! Performances by solo vocalists from the Mason Jazz Voice Studio, the Mason Jazz Vocal Ensemble, directed by Darden Purcell and special guests, Potomac Falls High School Vocal Jazz, directed by Fawn Phillips!

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International Jazz Day with Mason Jazz

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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Celebrate International Jazz Day with the Mason Jazz Ensemble, directed by Jim Carroll, and the award-winning Latin American Ensemble, directed by Juan Megna!

International Jazz Day (April 30th) is the culmination of Jazz Appreciation Month, which draws public attention to jazz and its e...Read More


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


A Musical Feast Concert

Saturday, May 04, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Mason School of Music

This exciting and fast-paced concert will showcase the breadth and depth of Mason's ensembles, including Wind Symphony, Fife and Drum Corps, Green Machine, Jazz Ensembles, Opera, Symphony Orchestra, University Choirs, Brass Ensemble, and Drumline!

The finale of Beethoven's Choral Fantasy (with choir...Read More


Dr. Balakerskaia Studio Recital*

Sunday, May 05, 2019 7:00pm
Location: Harris Theatre, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Mason School of Music

Come out and enjoy some of the fine work of the piano students of Dr. Anna Balakerskaia! Free and open to the public.

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

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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


School of Music Honors Recital

Sunday, May 12, 2019 7:00pm
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College of Visual and Performing Arts Degree Celebration

Thursday, May 16, 2019 1:30pm

Guest tickets are not required for the Spring 2019 Graduation celebration. Seating is open and available on a general admission basis.

Doors will open one hour prior to the start of the ceremonies. It is advisable to arrive at that time.

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National Community Band Festival

Saturday, Jun 01, 2019 2:00pm
Location: deLaski Performing Arts Building, A101, Black Box, Fairfax Campus, Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus

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Six of the regions' best community bands in concert celebrating adult music-making of the highest levels.  Ticket holders are welcome to any or all of the day's concerts - and the Gala Reception to finish the celebration.

Schedule:

2:00 pm    Herndon Regional Wind Ensemble
3:15 pm    Nati...Read More


National Jazz Workshop 2019

Sunday, Jun 23, 2019 9:00am
Monday, Jun 24, 2019 9:00am
Tuesday, Jun 25, 2019 9:00am
Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019 9:00am
Thursday, Jun 27, 2019 9:00am
Friday, Jun 28, 2019 9:00am
Location: deLaski Performing Arts Building, A323, Music Studio, Fairfax Campus, deLaski Performing Arts Building, A325C, Music Classroom, Fairfax Campus, deLaski Performing Arts Building, A327C, Music Studio, Fairfax Campus, deLaski Performing Arts Building, A227,
Presented By: Mason School of Music

The National Jazz Workshop offers an intensive, fully comprehensive curriculum to include improvisation, big band and small-group performance pedagogy, composition, jazz history, arranging, music recording and production, and instrumental master classes. 

Throughout the week students will receive in...Read More


National Jazz Workshop 2019 Evening Concert: Navy Band Commodores

Sunday, Jun 23, 2019 7:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Mason School of Music

Mason Jazz Studies and the National Jazz Workshop are proud to bring the United States Navy Band Commodores as the opening workshop concert! 

The U.S. Navy Band Commodores, the Navy’s premier jazz ensemble, have been performing the very best of big band jazz for the Navy and the nation for over 40 y...Read More


National Jazz Workshop 2019 Evening Concert: Jose Andre Montano and Friends

Monday, Jun 24, 2019 7:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Mason School of Music

Mason Jazz Studies and the National Jazz Workshop are proud to bring Jose Andre Montano to George Mason University!  

Jose Andre Montano is a Jazz pianist and composer. Born in Chochabamba, Bolivia, he taught himself how to play piano from a very young age. His playful and inspired compositions brid...Read More


National Jazz Workshop 2019 Evening Concert: Collegiate All-Star Orchestra with Faculty

Tuesday, Jun 25, 2019 7:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Mason School of Music

Mason Jazz Studies and the National Jazz Workshop are proud to showcase the NJW Collegiate All-Start Orchestra with Faculty!  
 
The National Jazz Workshop offers an intensive, fully comprehensive curriculum to include improvisation, big band and small-group performance pedagogy, composition, jazz his...Read More


2019 Judith Lapple Summer Woodwind Camp & Music Festival Spotlight Performance

Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 7:00pm

Featuring the World Premiere of Commissioned Work by Andrés Carrizo and other Latin American Chamber pieces performed by festival participants and faculty.

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2019 Judith Lapple Summer Woodwind Camp & Music Festival Final Showcase Concert

Saturday, Jul 27, 2019 7:00pm

Featuring ensemble performances by participants and faculty.

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The Singing Sergeants

Friday, Aug 02, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Voices United

As part of The U.S. Air Force Band, the Singing Sergeants honors those who have served, inspires American citizens to heightened patriotism and service, and connects with the global community on behalf of the U.S. Air Force and the United States. The excellence demonstrated by these Airmen musicians...Read More


Washington Concert Society: A Summer Night's Dream

Sunday, Aug 11, 2019 5:00pm

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Washington Concert Society 2019-2020 Concert Series presents “A Summer Night’s Dream.”

Program: Opera Arias, Duets, Tiros, Art Songs, Crossover, and more.

Performers: WCS THREE TENORS (Seong Won Nam, Yoonsoo Shin, James Jongsik Joo), Ji Eun Park, soprano, William Chang, piano, Ellen Boky...Read More


Fairfax Symphony Orchestra: The Downton Abbey Era

Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Fairfax Symphony Orchestra

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Janet Sung, violin

John Lunn: Downton Abbey Suite
Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1
Vaughn Williams: Lark Ascending         
Ravel: Tzigane
Elgar: Enigma Variations

You are invited to an evening of all things quintessentially “British”— from the music of Downton Abbey in anticipation...Read More


Grand Piano Celebration*

Sunday, Sep 22, 2019 3:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Mason School of Music

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Celebrating Mason's All Steinway School

Featuring the artistry of Dr. Linda Apple Monson, pianist, in collaboration with Mason faculty colleagues and outstanding student piano artists

Reception to follow in lobby

Tickets: $20/$15/$5
2 Free tickets per Mason student I.D. avail. 9/10/19

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Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel: Music of Mozart and Haydn

Sunday, Sep 22, 2019 7:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Great Performances at Mason

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Humor and Heartache – Music of Mozart and Haydn

Become a classical music insider with virtuoso pianist Jeffrey Siegel. Popular with classical music lovers and newcomers alike, his unique “concerts with commentary” format gives the story behind the music. This concert ...Read More


ARTS By George!

Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 5:00pm

Join us for a benefit in support of student scholarships at George Mason University's College of Visual Performing Arts, Mason Community Arts Academy, Green Machine Ensembles, and the Great Performances at Mason season at the Center for the Arts.

The evening begins by showcasing the remarkable talen...Read More


An Evening with Audra McDonald

Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 8:30pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Great Performances at Mason

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Songs from the American Music Theater

Tony, Grammy®, and Emmy® Award winner Audra McDonald makes her Center for the Arts debut. In this concert, McDonald performs her trademark mix of hits from Broadway and the Great American Songbook. In addition to a record-breaking...Read More


Symphonic Band Concert*

Wednesday, Oct 02, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Mason School of Music

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The Mason Symphonic Band under the vibrant musical leadership of Profs. John Kilkenny and Denny Stokes, provides music majors and increasingly growing numbers of non-music majors an opportunity to study and perform a wide variety of traditional and contemporary wind band literature.

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LADAMA

Friday, Oct 04, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Great Performances at Mason

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Mason Artist-in-Residence

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with this extraordinary performance by the “Female Latin Powerhouse group LADAMA” (LA Weekly). This fresh and vibrant quartet innovates “Latin Alternative” music, seamlessly shifting instrumentation between b...Read More


The Four Italian Tenors

Saturday, Oct 05, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Great Performances at Mason

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Viva Italia!

Be transported to bella Italia and indulge in Italy’s rich culture and vocal music with The Four Italian Tenors in their U.S. debut tour Viva Italia! Hear a new generation of world-class tenors entertain with panache singing familiar classics and arias li...Read More


Wind Symphony with Fairfax Wind Symphony Concert*

Tuesday, Oct 08, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Mason School of Music

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The George 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 available fo...Read More


Virginia Opera: Tosca

Saturday, Oct 12, 2019 8:00pm
Sunday, Oct 13, 2019 2:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Great Performances at Mason

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Virginia Opera opens its 45th season with one of Giacomo Puccini’s most acclaimed and performed works, Tosca. This tour-de-force opera features some of Puccini’s best-known lyrical arias, including “Vissi d'Arte” and “E lucevan le stelle.” Set in Rome on the brink of ...Read More


Faculty Artist Showcase Recital

Sunday, Oct 13, 2019 3:00pm
Location: Harris Theatre, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Mason School of Music

Annual showcase recital of performances by Mason's stellar School of Music faculty including vocal, instrumental, and piano artists. This event occurs in conjunction with Alumni Weekend.

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Mason Symphony Orchestra*

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Mason School of Music

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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.

Tickets: $12/$8/$5
2 Free tickets per Mason student ID avail. 10/8/19

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Fall Choral Invitational*

Sunday, Oct 20, 2019 3:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Mason School of Music

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University Singers, under the direction of Dr. Stan Engebretson

A select choral ensemble at George Mason University, the University Singers are dedicated to the performance of advanced vocal chamber music ranging from Renaissance to contemporary and commissioned works.

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Jazz 4 Justice*

Friday, Nov 08, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Mason School of Music

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The Mason Jazz Ensemble, directed by Jim Carroll, collaborates with the law community to present its annual benefit concert, Jazz 4 Justice™. Proceeds from this performance support vital community efforts by the Bar Foundation and the George Mason University Jazz Studies Department.

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Taj Express

Saturday, Nov 09, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Great Performances at Mason

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The Bollywood Musical Revue

Back by popular demand, this international sensation explodes onstage with the look and feel of the Indian Bollywood movies that have been entertaining people around the globe for generations. Taj Express follows the story of one man’s pass...Read More


The Four Seasons

Sunday, Nov 10, 2019 2:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Great Performances at Mason

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Zurich Chamber Orchestra
Daniel Hope, violin

Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
Max Richter: Recomposed

Rediscover the beauty of The Four Seasons, both in its original form and also in a completely reimagined one. In this groundbreaking program, the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, led...Read More


Wind Symphony & Symphonic Band Concert - Fall*

Monday, Nov 11, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Mason School of Music

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The Mason Symphonic Band under the vibrant musical leadership of Profs. John Kilkenny and Denny Stokes, provides music majors and increasingly growing numbers of non-music majors an opportunity to study and perform a wide variety of traditional and contemporary wind band literature.

The ...Read More


Fairfax Symphony Orchestra: Nostalgic Nights

Saturday, Nov 16, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Harris Theatre, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Fairfax Symphony Orchestra

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Berta Rojas, guitar

Honegger: Summer Pastoral
Ravel: Pavane for a dead princess
Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez
Mozart: Symphony No. 35 (Haffner)
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1 (Classical) 

Be swept away by the romantic charm of the classical guitar as the FSO takes you on a journey to Spain wit...Read More


Virginia Opera: Il Postino

Saturday, Nov 16, 2019 8:00pm
Sunday, Nov 17, 2019 2:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Great Performances at Mason

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Contemporary and classical opera enthusiasts alike are in for a special treat with this production of Mexican composer Daniel Catán’s tragic-comedic opera, Il Postino (The Postman). Based in part on the 1994 Oscar-winning film, it was commissioned by Los Angeles Opera...Read More


Vocal Pops A Capella Concert*

Sunday, Nov 17, 2019 4:00pm
Location: Harris Theatre, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Mason School of Music

Under the direction of Dr. Stan Engebretson

Please join us for a wonderful afternoon of vocal pop music presented by GMU a cappella groups!

Free and open to the public.

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

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Mason Jazz Vocal Night*

Monday, Nov 25, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Mason School of Music

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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.

Visit Jazz Vocals online.

Tickets: $12/$8/$5
2 Free tickets per Mason student ID avail. 11/12/19

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Chanticleer

Saturday, Nov 30, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Great Performances at Mason

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A Chanticleer Christmas

Unwrap holiday magic as Chanticleer returns to the Center to usher in the season with a festive program of Gregorian chant, Renaissance motets, Gospel melodies, and Christmas carols. Called “the world’s reigning male chorus” (The New Yorker) th...Read More


Sweet Honey in the Rock®

Saturday, Dec 07, 2019 4:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Great Performances at Mason

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Celebrating the Holydays

Welcome the dynamic Washington, D.C.-based, African-American a cappella ensemble, Sweet Honey in the Rock®, in Celebrating the Holydays. With five-part harmonies and sign language interpretation, Sweet Honey’s sound ranges from African to blue...Read More


Mason Symphony Holiday Concert*

Sunday, Dec 08, 2019 7:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Mason School of Music

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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.

2 Free tickets per Mason student D avail. 11/26/19

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String Chamber Concert*

Tuesday, Dec 10, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Harris Theatre, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Mason School of Music

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

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Vienna Boys Choir

Friday, Dec 13, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Great Performances at Mason

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Christmas in Vienna

There is no sound more celestial than the angelic voices of the Vienna Boys Choir, who return for their annual holiday concert to celebrate the magic of the season. The world’s foremost children’s choral group performs a delightful program of class...Read More


American Festival Pops Orchestra: Holiday Pops

Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Great Performances at Mason

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Holiday Pops: Songs of the Season

Just hear those sleigh bells jinglin’ as the American Festival Pops Orchestra ushers in the season with its annual holiday concert. A beloved tradition at the Center, the uplifting evening includes treasured classics like Leroy Anders...Read More


Fairfax Symphony Orchestra: The Nutcracker

Saturday, Dec 21, 2019 4:00pm
Sunday, Dec 22, 2019 4:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Fairfax Symphony Orchestra

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Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker with The Fairfax Ballet

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 and epic battles between heroic toy...Read More


Celebrating the Great American Songbook! The Mason Cabaret in Concert

Friday, Jan 31, 2020 8:00pm
Saturday, Feb 01, 2020 2:00pm
Saturday, Feb 01, 2020 8:00pm
Location: Harris Theatre, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Mason School of Theater

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Celebrating the Great American Songbook!
The Mason Cabaret in Concert

Directed by James Gardiner & Erin Gardiner
Accompaniment by Joe Walsh

(Also at the Hylton Performing Arts Center, Gregory Theater on Feb 7, 8pm)

A perennial favorite, our Musical Theater ambassadors, the Mason Cabaret, r...Read More


Fairfax Symphony Orchestra: The Four Seasons

Saturday, Feb 08, 2020 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Fairfax Symphony Orchestra

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Simone Porter, violin

Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
Piazzolla: Four Seasons of Buenos Aires  

Violinist Simone Porter is the virtuoso soloist in Vivaldi’s dazzlingly imaginative evocation of the sights, sounds and sensations of the Italian seasons. The Four Seasons violin concertos are so ric...Read More


National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine

Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Great Performances at Mason

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Volodymyr Sirenko, conductor
Natalia Khoma, cello

Lyatoshynsky: Grazhyna, Op. 58
Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme, for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 33

Sibelius: Symphony No. 1 in E minor, Op. 39

Celebrating their Jubilee 100th concert season, the National Symphony ...Read More


Wind Symphony & Symphonic Band Concert - Early Spring *

Tuesday, Feb 25, 2020 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Mason School of Music

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The George 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 available fo...Read More


NPR's From the Top

Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Great Performances at Mason

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Hosted by Anderson and Roe

Attend a live recording of this popular NPR radio show, featuring the acclaimed piano duo Anderson and Roe as guest hosts. From the Top celebrates the stories, talents, and character of America’s best pre-collegiate classically-trained music...Read More


Hot Peas 'N Butter

Sunday, Mar 01, 2020 1:00pm
Sunday, Mar 01, 2020 4:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Family Series

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Praised by the Los Angeles Times for their “hot and mellow multicultural groove,” Hot Peas ‘n Butter will have you and your whole family on their feet dancing with their infectiously fun global music celebration. This Parent Choice Award-winning, family music ensemble...Read More


Mason Symphony Concerto Concert*

Wednesday, Mar 04, 2020 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Mason School of Music

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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.

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

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The King's Singers

Friday, Mar 06, 2020 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Great Performances at Mason

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Love Songs 

This celebrated vocal ensemble returns to the Center to sweep you off of your feet with their new program called Love Songs featuring a repertoire of romantic music spanning 500 years. With impeccable a cappella harmonies, The King’s Singers perform a rang...Read More


Mason Vocal Jazz Festival

Saturday, Mar 14, 2020 8:00am
Location: Harris Theatre, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Mason School of Music

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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. Visit us online.

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Fairfax Symphony Orchestra: Beethoven at 250 - Soulmates

Saturday, Mar 14, 2020 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Fairfax Symphony Orchestra

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Beethoven: “Symphony of Symphonies”

French pianist Philippe Bianconi has been described as an artist whose playing is “always close to the soul of the music, filling the space with poetry and life,” (The Washington Post) and who offers “an extraordinary exhibition of musicianship, techni...Read More


The Chieftains

Thursday, Mar 19, 2020 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Great Performances at Mason

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The Irish Goodbye

Irish music legends, The Chieftains, return to the Center for a thrilling night of their signature blend of traditional Celtic and contemporary. The six-time Grammy® Award winners are celebrated for reinventing traditional Irish music and popularizin...Read More


Big Band Showdown*

Monday, Mar 30, 2020 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Mason School of Music

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Join the Mason Jazz Ensemble (director, Jim Carroll) for an evening that celebrates the hot sounds and swinging beats of the Big Band era!

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

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University Singers Concert*

Sunday, Apr 05, 2020 3:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Mason School of Music

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University Singers are under the direction of Dr. Stan Engebretson.

A select choral ensemble at George Mason University, the University Singers are dedicated to the performance of advanced vocal chamber music ranging from Renaissance to contemporary and commissioned works.

School of Musi...Read More


Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra

Saturday, Apr 11, 2020 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Great Performances at Mason

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Featuring Maria Schneider, conductor 

Mason Artist-in-Residence

Grammy® Award-winning composer and conductor Maria Schneider leads Northern Virginia’s own Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra in a night of cool, expressive jazz. The evening’s repertory includes instrumental ex...Read More


Chorale Broadway Showcase

Saturday, Apr 18, 2020 2:00pm
Saturday, Apr 18, 2020 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Mason School of Music

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The University Chorale, a choir of 80-100 singers under the direction of Dr. Lisa Billingham, performs a wide variety of music each semester ranging from classical styles to multi-cultural works and popular music, including the popular Broadway Showcase each spring.

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Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel: Close Encounters of a Musical Kind

Sunday, Apr 19, 2020 7:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Great Performances at Mason

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In his final concert of the season, Jeffrey Siegel brings to life the music of the “three great Bs:” Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms. Enjoy a program of classics declassified that includes Beethoven’s beloved Moonlight Sonata, Bach’s exhilarating Toccata in D major, and t...Read More


Wind Symphony & Symphonic Band Concert - Spring*

Thursday, Apr 23, 2020 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Mason School of Music

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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 available for wind ...Read More


Mason Spring Opera*

Friday, Apr 24, 2020 8:00pm
Saturday, Apr 25, 2020 8:00pm
Location: Harris Theatre, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Mason School of Music

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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.

School of Music s...Read More


Fairfax Symphony Orchestra: Beethoven at 250 - Peace & Joy

Saturday, Apr 25, 2020 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Fairfax Symphony Orchestra

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Leshnoff: Symphony No. 4 “Heichalos” (Regional Premiere)

Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 

Distinguished by The New York Times as “a leader of contemporary American lyricism,” composer Jonathan Leshnoff is renowned for his music’s striking harmonies and powerful themes.  Leshnoff’s Symphony No....Read More


International Jazz Day Concert*

Thursday, Apr 30, 2020 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Mason School of Music

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A Concert Presentation of Spring Awakening

Friday, May 01, 2020 3:00pm
Friday, May 01, 2020 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Mason School of Theater

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A Concert Presentation of Spring Awakening

Book and Lyrics by Steven Sater
Music by Duncan Sheik
Directed by James Gardiner & Erin Gardiner
Musical Direction by Joe Walsh
Choreography by Amelia McGinnis

Winner of eight Tony Awards, this contemporary rock musical, based on the 1891 German pla...Read More


Mason Symphony Orchestra Concert*

Saturday, May 02, 2020 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Mason School of Music

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The Mason Symphony Orchestra is 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.

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

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The Magic of Bill Blagg Live!

Sunday, May 03, 2020 2:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Family Series

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Witness the impossible with top illusionist Bill Blagg in his new mind-bending and hilarious magic show The Magic of Bill Blagg Live! “Unbelievable!” raves USA Today, and “Absolutely Incredible!” echoes The Chicago Tribune. The whole family will rub their eyes in disb...Read More


Fairfax Symphony Orchestra: Inspiring the Next Generation

Saturday, May 09, 2020 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Fairfax Symphony Orchestra

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Featuring the Fairfax Symphony All-Stars
Sharon Bulova Young Artists’ Program

Alexander Kerr, violin
Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain
Leshnoff: Violin Concerto No. 2 (Regional Premiere)
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition 

The FSO salutes the next generation of young musicians with a s...Read More