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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

School of Music students: MUSI 300 credit events are ma...Read More


Czech National Symphony Orchestra

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

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100 Years of Leonard Bernstein

John Mauceri, conductor
Isabel Leonard, mezzo-soprano 

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


Ellington Sacred Concert

Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 8:00pm

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

Individual tickets go on sale Aug 1.

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.

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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
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.

More information about Chamber Ensembles 

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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