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Celebration Concert: Army Voices

Friday, Aug 03, 2018 8:00pm
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Voices United Concert

Saturday, Aug 04, 2018 1:30pm
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Festival de Niños 2018

Sunday, Aug 05, 2018 4:30pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Pro-Bolivian Committee

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The Bolivian Kids Festival is an event celebrating Bolivia's Independence Day. All kids from ages 6 to 12 years old will be performing various traditional folkloric Bolivian dances showcasing their immense talent through detailed and exciting choreographies.

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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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The Mason Players Originals!

Friday, Sep 14, 2018 8:00pm
Saturday, Sep 15, 2018 2:00pm

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We start our season with original and innovative artistic performances and plays! New scripts, conceptual offerings, one-person shows! All created by our students for this initial theatrical celebration heralding an exciting season.

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Pay What You Can ($5 increments only)

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Global Bhagavad Gita Convention

Saturday, Sep 15, 2018 8:00am
Sunday, Sep 16, 2018 8:00am

The Convention is a unique and rare event focused on spirituality and provides an opportunity for students, faculty, and others to learn and discuss how the principles and messages of Bhagavad Gita are highly relevant and can be applied to promote our personal as well as societal well-being. The Con...Read More


Artsbus Tour, School of Art

Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 6:00am
Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 6:00am
Saturday, Nov 17, 2018 6:00am
Location: Off Campus Location

The Artsbus is a Mason School of Art (SOA) sponsored day trip to New York City.

Artsbus is a non-academic course, however it is a requirement for all AVT majors. Keep in mind, Artsbus is also open to the Mason community and general public; therefore students should plan ahead and purchase tickets ea...Read More


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

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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


Aga-Boom

Sunday, Sep 30, 2018 1:00pm
Sunday, Sep 30, 2018 4:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Family Series

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Three veterans of Cirque du Soleil delight with their unique style of physical comedy, blending silly slapstick with European theatrical whimsy to create madcap mayhem where the laughter never ends. This blast of buffoonery with juggling, stilt-walking, and clowning a...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


Fall for the Book: Paul Hawken

Wednesday, Oct 10, 2018 6:00pm

In Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming, Paul Hawken offers 100 concrete solutions to help abate climate change. Meticulously researched by leading scientists and policy-makers around the globe, Drawdown pushes through widespread fear and apathy to give reade...Read More


Fall for the Book: Tayari Jones

Wednesday, Oct 10, 2018 7:30pm

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones follows a newlywed couple as the husband is sent to prison for a wrongful conviction and the wife seeks comfort in the arms of a childhood friend. An instant New York Times bestseller and now an Oprah Book Club pick, An American Marriage has been called “a master...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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Fall for the Book: Congressman John Lewis & Andrew Aydin

Thursday, Oct 11, 2018 1:30pm

March: Book One, this year's selection for the Mason Reads program, is the first in the trilogy of graphic memoirs from Congressman John Lewis, written with Andrew Aydin and illustrated by Nate Powell. March follows Lewis's remarkable journey in the Civil Rights Movement, from his youth in rural Ala...Read More


Fall for the Book: Irene Sola

Thursday, Oct 11, 2018 1:30pm

Award-winning Catalan artist, poet and filmmaker Irene Solà’s debut poetry collection Beast was awarded the Amadeu Oller Poetry Prize. The Poetry Books Society calls it “a darkly imaged, startling and lyrically precise exploration of gender, identity, sexuality and multiple forms of desire.” Ben Riv...Read More


Fall for the Book: New American Voices Award Ceremony

Thursday, Oct 11, 2018 6:00pm

The three finalists for the inaugural Institute for Immigration Research New American Voices Award will each read from their books before the grand prize is awarded. Hernán Díaz is the author of the novel In the Distance, Elena Georgiou is the author of the story collection The Immigrant’s Refrigera...Read More


Fall for the Book: Elizabeth Strout Reading

Friday, Oct 12, 2018 7:30pm

Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Olive Kitteridge and My Name is Lucy Barton, Elizabeth Strout is back with a new work of fiction. Anything is Possible follows an unforgettable small town cast -- two sisters living vastly different lives, a janitor whose faith is tested, and an adult Lucy Barton -- ...Read More


Compañía Flamenca Eduardo Guerrero

Friday, Oct 12, 2018 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Great Performances at Mason

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Flamenco Pasión

Direct from Cadiz, Spain, Flamenco Pasión bursts with energy as elite dancers convey the many styles of this beloved Spanish art form. Today’s foremost flamenco dancer and choreographer, Eduardo Guerrero, is esteemed for his superior physical ability, ...Read More


CANCELLED: Olate Dogs

Saturday, Oct 13, 2018 11:00am
Saturday, Oct 13, 2018 2:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Family Series

Due to illness, this tour has been cancelled. We regret that this cancellation includes the performances at the Center for the Arts on October 13, 2018. Ticketholders for these performances will be contacted by the ticket office.

Prepare to be bow-wowed when America’s Got Talent winners Olate (prono...Read More


Fall for the Book: Literary Death Match

Saturday, Oct 13, 2018 5:00pm

Called "the most entertaining reading series ever" by the LA Times, Literary Death Match brings together three judges and four readers for a night of competition, literature, and fun. Tonight's lineup includes Benjamin Percy, Alexandria Petri, Joseph Cassara, Bethanne Patrick, Michael D. Leinbach, L...Read More


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


Steel Magnolias

Sunday, Oct 14, 2018 7:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Great Performances at Mason

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L.A. Theatre Works

“I would rather have thirty minutes of wonderful than a lifetime of nothing special.” Steel Magnolias brings an entire evening of wonderful to the Center! L.A. Theatre Works has reimagined this timeless story about the enduring bonds of friendship i...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


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


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


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.

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: 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


Fall New Dances

Thursday, Nov 08, 2018 8:00pm
Friday, Nov 09, 2018 2:00pm
Friday, Nov 09, 2018 8:00pm
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018 8:00pm
Location: Harris Theatre, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Mason School of Dance

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Every dance is a premiere, and all were created by choreographers at the start of their careers.

Tickets:
$15 full;
$10 students, staff and seniors:
$7 groups of 10 or more

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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:

masoncablenetwork.com…

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


Machinal

Thursday, Nov 15, 2018 8:00pm
Friday, Nov 16, 2018 8:00pm
Saturday, Nov 17, 2018 2:00pm
Sunday, Nov 18, 2018 2:00pm

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By Sophie Treadwell
Directed By: Kayla Schultz

A parable about an ordinary young woman living and working in a mechanized, materialistic, wasteland of society, Machinal is inspired by the real-life case of convicted murderer Ruth Snyder. Considered one of the high points of Expressionist ...Read More


Spectrum Dance Theater: A Rap On Race

Friday, Nov 16, 2018 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Great Performances at Mason

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This innovative new work enlivens the current conversation around race and equity, mixing dance and theater to create a fully original, groundbreaking work. It is based on a momentous public conversation held in 1970 between anthropologist Margaret Mead and novelist J...Read More


Frankenstein

Sunday, Nov 18, 2018 7:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Great Performances at Mason

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Aquila Theatre

Aquila Theatre brings the classic thriller Frankenstein to the stage in a production that is sure to make your spine tingle. The story centers on Victor Frankenstein, a Swiss scientist obsessed with his mission to create an artificial humanoid. Without ...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


Mutts Gone Nuts

Sunday, Nov 25, 2018 1:00pm
Sunday, Nov 25, 2018 4:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Family Series

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Prepare to be bow-wowed! Husband and wife duo Scott and Joan Houghton bring a comedy dog-thrill show like none other. From frisbee and barrel tricks to dance and jump rope routines, these canines rescued from shelters will win you over. These talented canines even in...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


Dance Innovations

Thursday, Dec 06, 2018 8:00pm
Friday, Dec 07, 2018 8:00pm
Location: Harris Theatre, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Mason School of Dance

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Tickets:
$15 full
$10 students, staff and seniors
$7 groups of 10 or more

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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

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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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Dance Studio Series Winter

Tuesday, Dec 11, 2018 6:00pm
Tuesday, Dec 11, 2018 8:00pm

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Learn more about a new choreographer’s creative process.

Tickets: $7

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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


Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker

Friday, Dec 21, 2018 4:00pm

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Celebrate this Christmas with the experience taking North America by storm! Marking the 25th Anniversary Tour, Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker features over-the-top production and world class Russian artists. Larger than life Puppets, Nesting Dolls and gloriously hand-crafted co...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


Shen Yun

Thursday, Jan 17, 2019 7:30pm
Friday, Jan 18, 2019 7:30pm
Saturday, Jan 19, 2019 2:00pm
Saturday, Jan 19, 2019 7:30pm
Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 1:00pm
Tuesday, Mar 12, 2019 7:30pm
Wednesday, Mar 13, 2019 7:30pm
Thursday, Mar 14, 2019 2:00pm

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This epic production immerses you in stories reaching back to the most distant past. You’ll explore realms even beyond our visible world. Featuring one of the world’s oldest art forms—classical Chinese dance—along with patented scenographic effects and all-original orchestral works, Shen...Read More


The Phantom Tollbooth

Sunday, Jan 27, 2019 2:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Family Series

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Enchantment Theatre Company

The beloved and inventive childhood classic book, The Phantom Tollbooth, is brought to life in an original stage adaption. Norton Juster’s original story begins with Milo, who is very bored until a tollbooth mysteriously appears in his room...Read More


Informal Dance Showcase: Emerging and Talented Artists

Sunday, Jan 27, 2019 2:30pm
Location: Harris Theatre, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Virginia Dance Coalition

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Virginia Dance Coalition presents DanceFest 2018, in conjunction with George Mason University School of Dance. DanceFest is a two-day celebration of dance in Virginia. Featuring master classes taught by world renown instructors in four different styles of dance; juried performances highl...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


Chinese New Year

Sunday, Feb 03, 2019 7:00pm

February 5, 2019 will be the 1st day of the Chinese New Year in 2019, the year of the pig. The Chinese American Association has organized “Chinese New Year Gala” performances for more than 18 years. It is the best and highest quality performance in the Chinese community in Washington D.C. area. This...Read More


TheatreWorks: Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat

Tuesday, Feb 05, 2019 10:30am

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Everyone's favorite cat comes to mischievous life in this theatrical adaptation of the Dr. Seuss classic.

From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that The Cat in the Hat is the funniest, most mischievous cat they have ever m...Read More


TheatreWorks: Pete the Cat

Wednesday, Feb 06, 2019 10:30am
Wednesday, Feb 06, 2019 12:30pm

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When Pete the Cat gets caught rocking out after bedtime, the cat-catcher sends him to live with the Biddle family to learn his manners—and boy, are they square! But for the groovy blue cat, life is an adventure no matter where you wind up—so the minute Pete walks in the door, he gets the...Read More


Navy Band Chamber Concert *

Friday, Feb 08, 2019 7:00pm

UNITED STATES NAVY BAND

CAPT. KENNETH C. COLLINS

COMMANDING OFFICER/LEADER

FOUR LAST SONGS

Richard Strauss

September
Beim Schlafengehen

Chief Musician Susan Kavinski, soprano

Chief Musician Justin Cody, piano

FANTASY MOVEMENTS

Anthony Plog

I. Adagio- Allegro Vivace II. Allegro
III. Slowly
IV. Very Fa...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


Havana Cuba All-Stars

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

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Asere! A Fiesta Cubana

Back by popular demand, the amazing dancers and musicians of the Havana Cuba All-Stars return with a jubilant spectacle of sizzling rhythms, joyous trumpets, and authentic Cuban dancing. You will be transported to the island’s cigar-infused Lati...Read More


iNite 2019

Sunday, Feb 10, 2019 6:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology

International Night, or iNite, is an event organized by Thomas Jefferson High School’s Indian Culture Club, Namaste, to celebrate the cultural diversity in our community.  Started in 2001, this student-run initiative has grown from a performance in the TJ auditorium, to a lifestyle adopted by 650 st...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

Creative Industry Week: Arts in the Real World Internship and Career Fair

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019 4:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Main Lobby, Fairfax Campus, Center for the Arts, Grand Tier II, Fairfax Campus, Center for the Arts, Monson Grand Tier III, Fairfax Campus

More than 25 arts, entertainment, and media employers in DC, Maryland, and Virginia will be on-site to recruit Mason student and alumni for internships and paid positions. Companies include Wolf Trap, Smithsonian, Busch Garden, and many more. Stop by with your resume or portfolio!

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How to Build Your Career in Game Design

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019 6:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Monson Grand Tier III, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Mason Computer Game Design Program

How to Build Your Career in Game Design is part of the Creative Industry Week: Arts in the Real World Internship and Career Fair.

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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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A Staged Reading of Br'er Cotton

Friday, Feb 22, 2019 3:00pm
Location: Harris Theatre, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Mason School of Theater

By Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm
Directed by Samuel Dunn III

Directed by Theater student Sam Dunn III, this powerful play is a look at the African American experience in Virginia history, both past and present, and is sponsored by student organization Collections for the Culture, the CVPA Artists In Act...Read More


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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Artsbus Tour, School of Art

Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 6:00am
Saturday, Mar 23, 2019 6:00am
Saturday, Apr 13, 2019 6:00am
Location: Off Campus Location

The Artsbus is a Mason School of Art (SOA) sponsored day trip to New York City.

Artsbus is a non-academic course, however it is a requirement for all AVT majors. Keep in mind, Artsbus is also open to the Mason community and general public; therefore students should plan ahead and purchase tickets ea...Read More


Ellington Sacred Concert

Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 8:00pm

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$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

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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


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


Really Really

Thursday, Feb 28, 2019 8:00pm
Friday, Mar 01, 2019 8:00pm
Saturday, Mar 02, 2019 2:00pm
Sunday, Mar 03, 2019 2:00pm

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By Paul Downs Colaizzo
Directed By: Miranda Newman

When morning-after gossip about privileged Davis and ambitious Leigh turns ugly, self-interest collides with the truth, and the resulting storm of ambiguity makes it hard to discern just who’s a victim, who’s a predator, and who’s a Futur...Read More


Mark Morris Dance Group

Friday, Mar 01, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Great Performances at Mason

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With the MMDG Music Ensemble

Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG), one of the most revered contemporary dance companies performing today, returns to their Northern Virginia home at the Center. This influential dance company performs to live music by the MMDG Music Ensemble ...Read More


Erth's Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure

Sunday, Mar 03, 2019 2:00pm
Sunday, Mar 03, 2019 4:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Family Series

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The Mystery of the Dinosaurs of the Deep

The creators of Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live want to take your family on an all new adventure — this time to the bottom of the ocean. Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure is an immersive experience that invites you to jump in and ...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


TheatreWorks: Henry & Mudge

Tuesday, Mar 05, 2019 10:30am

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Based on the best-selling series of books by Cynthia Rylant!

Moving from the city to a new house in the country can be tough. Just ask Henry, who can't find a playmate in his new neighborhood.  Luckily, he's got Mudge, a great big, 182-pound canine buddy, with whom he can share all kinds...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

School of Music students:  MUSI 300 cred...Read More


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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Our Country's Good

Thursday, Mar 28, 2019 8:00pm
Friday, Mar 29, 2019 8:00pm
Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 2:00pm
Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 8:00pm
Thursday, Apr 04, 2019 8:00pm
Friday, Apr 05, 2019 8:00pm
Saturday, Apr 06, 2019 2:00pm
Saturday, Apr 06, 2019 8:00pm
Sunday, Apr 07, 2019 2:00pm

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In June 1789 in an Australian penal colony, a marine lieutenant puts on a play to celebrate the king's birthday, using the camp’s English convicts as his cast of characters. Few of them can read, let alone act, and the play is being produced amidst food shortages and barbaric punishments...Read More


Last Ham Standing

Friday, Mar 29, 2019 7:00pm

Presented by Catholic Campus Ministry 

Join us for this hilarious show full of laughs for everyone. A group of talented performers take suggestions from the audience to create wacky scenes and funny improv games. If you like Whose Line Is It Anyway?, you’ll love Last Ham Standing…the other comedy me...Read More


Mason Dance Company Gala at the Center for the Arts

Friday, Mar 29, 2019 8:00pm
Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Mason School of Dance

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The Gala Concert is Mason Dance Company’s crowning season event featuring a program of works by contemporary professional choreographers.

This year our guest choreographers will be the Spanish modern ballet dancer and choreographer, and currently artistic director of ...Read More


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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2019 Mason Dance Fête

Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 5:30pm
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Location: deLaski Performing Arts Building, Rooms A301, A305, A305 A307 and A307, Center for the Arts Concert Hall

The Mason Dance 2019 Fête is a fabulous evening that raises funds for School of Dance Scholarships. The event includes a wine, hors d’oeuvres, and dessert reception, showcas...Read More


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


Aquila Theatre: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Sunday, Mar 31, 2019 7:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Great Performances at Mason

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Aquila Theatre returns with a magical and witty production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Shakespeare’s timeless tale of love with its many complications never fails to entertain and remind us of his literary genius. “The course of true love never did run smooth” is th...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


GAMEmason

Friday, Apr 05, 2019 12:00pm
Location: Multiple Locations
Presented By: Student Involvement, Center For the Arts, and Game Design Department

Time: 12:15 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. (Pre-Registration starts 11:15 a.m. and the Concert Hall doors open 11:30 a.m.)

Location: Center for the Arts and Music and Theater Building, Fairfax campus

Calling all gamers and gaming enthusiasts! Organized by Student Involvement, The Center for the Arts, Computer Gam...Read More


Russian National Ballet: Giselle

Saturday, Apr 06, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Great Performances at Mason

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Giselle

The Russian National Ballet performance of Giselle will hold you spellbound with its haunting romantic story, stirring score, sumptuous choreography, and exquisite dancing. In this tale of love, betrayal, forgiveness, and redemption, a heartbroken peasant girl...Read More


Russian National Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty

Sunday, Apr 07, 2019 2:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Great Performances at Mason

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The Sleeping Beauty

The whole family will enjoy this lavish production of the charming fairy tale The Sleeping Beauty performed in grand Russian style by the Russian National Ballet. With choreography by ballet master Marius Petipa set to Tchaikovsky’s gorgeous score,...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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Arts Jam Momentum

Wednesday, Apr 10, 2019 7:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Flint Hill School

Arts Jam Momentum is the 9th annual Flint Hill School music and dance concert featuring over 160 performers focused on collaboration across the performing arts. The concert includes 9 ensembles: Concert and Symphonic Choirs, Jazz and Symphonic Bands, String Orchestra, Percussion Ensemble, Modern and...Read More


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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International Week Dance Competition

Thursday, Apr 11, 2019 7:00pm

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Mason’s international student clubs present dances from around the world in this colorful and lively competition! Come out and support the participating teams and individuals competing in this year's event. Get your ticket at the Center for the Arts Ticket Box Office or the Office of Stu...Read More


Spring New Dances

Thursday, Apr 11, 2019 8:00pm
Friday, Apr 12, 2019 8:00pm
Saturday, Apr 13, 2019 8:00pm

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Meet the next generation of contemporary choreographers.

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Pablo Sáinz Villegas

Friday, Apr 12, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Great Performances at Mason

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Americano

Nacho Arimany, percussion; Pedro Giraudo, bass

Praised as “the soul of the Spanish guitar,” guitar virtuoso Pablo Sáinz Villegas presents Americano, a program that traces the history of the guitar in the Americas. Sáinz Villegas is joined onstage by master w...Read More


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
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! 

Workshop Jazz Spring concert featuring music of: Thelonious Monk (Blue Monk), Count Basie (Queen Bee), Kurt Weill (Speak Low), John LaBarbera (Thanks Hank), vocals of John Hendrick (Social Call), Julie L...Read More


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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Parsons Dance

Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Great Performances at Mason

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New York City-based Parsons Dance is internationally celebrated for creating and performing American modern dance that is positive, life-affirming, enriching, and accessible. Founded in 1985 by Artistic Director David Parsons and Tony Award® -winning lighting designer Howell Binkley, thi...Read More


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


Lysistrata

Wednesday, Apr 24, 2019 8:00pm
Friday, Apr 26, 2019 8:00pm
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 2:00pm
Location: deLaski Performing Arts Building, A105, TheaterSpace, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Mason School of Theater

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By Aristophanes
Directed by Theresa Ohanian

Lysistrata persuades the women of Greece to withhold sexual privileges from their husbands and lovers as a means of forcing the men to negotiate an end to the Peloponnesian War – a strategy, however, that inflames the battle between the sexes.

T...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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The Wolves

Thursday, Apr 25, 2019 8:00pm
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 8:00pm
Sunday, Apr 28, 2019 2:00pm
Location: deLaski Performing Arts Building, A105, TheaterSpace, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Mason School of Theater

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By Sarah DeLappe
Directed by Jared Pugh
Mason Fringe

A timely play about a girls’ indoor soccer team that illuminates with the unmistakable ping of reality the way young selves are formed when innate character clashes with external challenges.

Contains adult language

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$20 Adult, $10...Read More


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


TheatreWorksUSA: Rosie Revere, Engineer & Friends

Wednesday, May 01, 2019 10:30am

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Ms. Greer's classroom includes three inquisitive out-of-the-box thinkers. Rosie Revere has big dreams. Iggy Peck has a relentless passion for architecture. And Ada Twist's curiosity can drive her teacher crazy.

A fun new musical based on the books Rosie Revere, Engineer; Iggy Peck, Archi...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


Dance Innovations - Spring

Friday, May 03, 2019 8:00pm
Saturday, May 04, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Harris Theatre, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Mason School of Dance

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Join us in supporting the School of Dance as we present Spring Dance Innovations. 

Premiering original works by the following choreographers:

Christina Gleason
Jesse Arnst 
Madison Brott
Mia Brice
Quinn Kelley 
Kalyan Sayre
Alyssa Thostesen 

Following the Friday and Saturday concerts wi...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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TheatreWorksUSA: Junie B. Jones

Monday, May 06, 2019 10:30am
Monday, May 06, 2019 12:30pm

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Dear first-grade journal,

Hooray, hooray!  There’s a musical (a play all jumbled together with singing and dancing, I believe) that’s all about me, Junie B. Jones!  (The B stands for Beatrice, only I do not like Beatrice. I just like B, and that's all.)

This is the bestest musical ever, ...Read More


Dance Studio Series

Tuesday, May 07, 2019 6:00pm
Tuesday, May 07, 2019 8:00pm

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Tickets - $7

Learn more about a new choreographer’s creative process.

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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


Carnival - 19 Year Celebration

Friday, Jun 07, 2019 7:00pm
Saturday, Jun 08, 2019 2:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall Stage, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: South Riding Dance

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Tickets: $30 adults (18+), $25 seniors (60+), $20 students (4-17). Free lap passes will be available on the day of the event for children 3 and under. Children who require their own seat will require a ticket.

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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 explores the ...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 six Tony Awa...Read More


LADAMA

Friday, Oct 04, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Harris Theatre, 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 bandola llaner...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 like Donizetti’...Read More


Peter Rabbit(TM) Tales

Sunday, Oct 06, 2019 1:00pm
Sunday, Oct 06, 2019 4:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Family Series

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Enchantment Theatre Company

Book Adapted by Jennifer Blatchley Smith, Leslie Reidel and Landis Smith
Music by Charles Gilbert 
Based on The Original Peter Rabbit Books™ by Beatrix Potter 
By arrangement with Frederick Warne & Co Limited, A Penguin Books Limited company 

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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 military inva...Read More


L.A. Theatre Works: SEVEN

Friday, Oct 18, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Great Performances at Mason

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SEVEN

By Paula Cizmar, Catherine Filloux, Gail Kriegel, Carol K. Mack, Ruth Margrnff, Anna Deavere Smith and
Susan Yankowitz

SEVEN is a powerful theatrical experience that tells the true stories of seven women from around the globe, who bravely fought to create real and lasting ch...Read More


Cirque Mei

Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 2:00pm
Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Great Performances at Mason

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Elite Circus Artists and Acrobats from the Hebei Province, China 

Direct from the People’s Republic of China, this ensemble of elite circus performers thrills the young and old alike with their amazing feats of agility, strength, and poise. The spectacular performances are a color...Read More


Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel: Mistresses and Masterpieces

Sunday, Oct 20, 2019 7:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Great Performances at Mason

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Enjoy music inspired by the "significant others" in the lives of Chopin, Liszt, Schumann, Mendelssohn, and Bartok.  For his second concert of the season, Jeffrey Siegel plays compositions that would not be what they are without the romantic inspiration of certain women in the comp...Read More


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 passion and anoth...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 by music dir...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 and was crit...Read More


RUBBERBANDance Group

Friday, Nov 22, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Great Performances at Mason

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Vic’s Mix

RUBBERBANDance Group creates a bridge between the grace and structure of classical ballet and the raw, improvisational moves of hip-hop.  Montreal’s innovative company is stretching the limits of contemporary dance to create a fresh, new aesthetic. Their latest work, Vic...Read More


Aquila Theatre: George Orwell's 1984

Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Great Performances at Mason

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Aquila Theatre brings one of the great novels of the 20th Century to the stage—George Orwell’s dystopian 1984—in a chilling and timely production. The cautionary tale is set in the super-state Oceania, a totalitarian regime ruled by the “Party” and its leader, “Big Brother,” who e...Read More


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) this sublime en...Read More


The Very Hungry Caterpillar Christmas

Sunday, Dec 01, 2019 1:00pm
Sunday, Dec 01, 2019 4:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Family Series

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Featuring Eric Carle’s “Dream Snow”

The magic of Christmas snow falls over the Center for the Arts with everyone’s favorite caterpillar, the Very Hungry Caterpillar. This brightly colored friend along with other beloved Eric Carle characters delights in an irresistible holiday tre...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 blues to gospel a...Read More


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 classical masterpi...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 Anderson’s “Sleigh ...Read More


Alonzo King LINES Ballet

Saturday, Jan 25, 2020 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Great Performances at Mason

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Figures of Speech

Since 1982, visionary choreographer Alonzo King has been redefining contemporary ballet by creating daring new works that marry the science of artistic movement with the beauty of other art forms. In his latest collaboration, Figures of Speech, King addresses the...Read More


Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel: Commemorating Rachmaninoff and Debussy

Sunday, Jan 26, 2020 7:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Great Performances at Mason

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Virtuoso pianist and storyteller extraordinaire Jeffrey Siegel, is popular with classical music lovers and newcomers alike with his unique “concerts with commentary” format. Hear some of the most famous works by these two popular composers who have recently had anniversary celebra...Read More


Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company

Saturday, Feb 01, 2020 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Great Performances at Mason

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On the Water (world premiere)

Mason Artist-in-Residence

For more than 35 years, the landmark Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company has revolutionized modern dance while exploring issues of identity through social commentary. In this world premiere, co-commissioned by the Center for the...Read More


Virginia Opera: Cinderella

Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 8:00pm
Sunday, Feb 16, 2020 2:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Great Performances at Mason

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Gioachino Rossini’s Cinderella (La Cenerentola) is one of his funniest and best-known comic operas. Following on his success of The Barber of Seville, Rossini and librettist Jacopo Ferretti worked day and night to create this opera in just three weeks. The story differs somewhat f...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 Orchestra of ...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 musicians. It bega...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 blends toget...Read More


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 range of songs re...Read More


Russian National Ballet: Romeo and Juliet

Saturday, Mar 07, 2020 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Great Performances at Mason

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Romeo and Juliet / Carmen

With lush music and exquisite grace, the Russian National Ballet returns to the Center to perform two of the world's greatest ballets: Romeo and Juliet together with Carmen. Both ballets express the torments of love. Young love, bursting with exhilarating...Read More


Russian National Ballet: Cinderella

Sunday, Mar 08, 2020 2:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Great Performances at Mason

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Cinderella

Some stories never grow old, they only grow more magical and endearing. So is the case with the timeless fairytale Cinderella. This family favorite of finding true love and meeting adversity with grace and kindness will be extravagantly brought to life by the world-reno...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 popularizing the form on...Read More


Ballet Folclórico Nacional de México de Silvia Lozano

Saturday, Mar 21, 2020 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Great Performances at Mason

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This joyous company comes direct from Mexico to share its country’s rich cultural gifts of dance, music, folklore, and costumes. In this spellbinding performance, Ballet Folclórico Nacional de México de Silvia Lozano showcases its country’s finest music and dance, pulsating with h...Read More


Mason Dance Company Gala Concert

Friday, Mar 27, 2020 8:00pm
Saturday, Mar 28, 2020 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Mason School of Dance

The Gala Concert is Mason Dance Company's crowning season event featuring a program of works by contemporary professional choreographers.

Tickets:

$28 adults
$15 students, faculty/staff and seniors
$10 groups

Tickets will go on sale Aug 1, 2019.

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American Festival Pops Orchestra: Spotlight on Broadway

Saturday, Apr 04, 2020 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Great Performances at Mason

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Spotlight on Broadway

Featuring Lisa Vroman

The American Festival Pops Orchestra pays tribute to The Great White Way in an evening of iconic Broadway hits, memorable show tunes, and unforgettable musical theater scores. Maestro Anthony Maiello reunites with Broadway veteran and so...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 excerpts from W...Read More


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 the famous Wal...Read More


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 disbelief as the ...Read More