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Great Performances at Mason

Immerse yourself in a season full of inspiring performances by some of the worlds finest artists as the Center for the Arts brings the best artists from around the country and the world to Northern Virginia. Don't miss a second of this thrilling season of Great Performances at Mason.

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


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


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


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


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...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