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National Community Band Festival

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

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

Schedule:

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


National Jazz Workshop 2019

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

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

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


National Jazz Workshop 2019 Evening Concert: Navy Band Commodores

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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


The Singing Sergeants

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

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


Washington Concert Society: A Summer Night's Dream

Sunday, Aug 11, 2019 4:00pm

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

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

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Mason Artist-in-Residence

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


Celebrating the Great American Songbook! The Mason Cabaret in Concert

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

Celebrating the Great American Songbook!
The Mason Cabaret in Concert

Directed by James Gardiner & Erin Gardiner
Accompaniment by Joe Walsh

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

A perennial favorite, our Musical Theater ambassadors, the Mason Cabaret, return with a...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