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February 2018

Visual Voices Speaker Series - Teresa Jaynes

Thursday, Feb 01, 2018 7:30pm
Location: Harris Theatre, Fairfax Campus

Teresa Jaynes, "Talking to the Fingers in the Language of the Eyes: Haptic Interpretations of the Archive”

Visual Voices, a professional lecture series sponsored by the School of Art, invites eight nationally recognized visiting artists and designers to speak about their work and the world of art an...Read More


Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

Friday, Feb 02, 2018 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Great Performances at Mason

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Muscular men wearing tutus and dancing en pointe with flawless technique? It must be the worldwide dance phenomenon, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo. The world’s foremost all-male comic ballet company, affectionately known as the “Trocks,” performs a full range...Read More


Fairfax Symphony Orchestra: Inspiring the Next Generation

Saturday, Feb 03, 2018 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus

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Christopher Zimmerman, conductor
In Mo Yang, violin
featuring the 2018 Fairfax County All-Stars Youth Orchestra
  

Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto
In Mo Yang, violin                  
Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet – Fantasy Overture
Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet Excerpts featuring the 2018 Fairfax ...Read More


Mason Cabaret

Saturday, Feb 03, 2018 8:00pm
Location: Harris Theatre, Fairfax Campus

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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. As Sondheim once wrote, “Something familiar, something peculiar, something for everyone…”  This “...Read More


Faculty Artist Series: John Kilkenny*

Sunday, Feb 04, 2018 3:00pm
Location: Harris Theatre, Fairfax Campus

John Kilkenny, percussion

https://music.gmu.edu/staff/john-kilkenny/
http://www.johnkilkennypercussion.com/

Free and open to the public

Joined by Mason Percussion

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

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Free Yoga

Monday, Feb 05, 2018 2:00pm
Monday, Feb 19, 2018 2:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Main Lobby, Fairfax Campus

Join Alyssa Hadley, resident yoga instructor of Mason’s Center for the Advancement of Well-Being (CWB), for free yoga classes in the Center for the Arts’ lobby. These “yoga for well-being” sessions offer a safe space for the Mason community to unite, relax, and destress. They include instruction in ...Read More


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

Tuesday, Feb 06, 2018 4:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Main Lobby, 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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Creative Careers Industry Week: Game Design Panel

Tuesday, Feb 06, 2018 6:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Monson Grand Tier III, Fairfax Campus

Connect with employers from the game design industry offering job search tips.

Employer participants: Little Arms Studios, Bethesda Softworks

For any questions, contact rbraaten@gmu.edu or 703-993-8641.

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An Evening with Mrs. Eva Schloss

Wednesday, Feb 07, 2018 7:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Chabad Lubavitch of Northern Virginia

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Eva Schloss is a Holocaust survivor, a teacher, and a humanitarian. The step-sister of Anne Frank, her story is sensational and difficult to imagine. Yet her insightful message reminds us that life is precious and fragile, that the power of good is immeasurable, and that love makes a dif...Read More


Cold War Kids

Thursday, Feb 08, 2018 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus

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Indie rock band Cold War Kids performs as part of Mason Homecoming 2018. The California-based band formed in 2004 and its members describe their music as "international blues" through "honest songs about the human experience." The current lineup features Nathan Willett (vocals, piano, g...Read More


Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra

Friday, Feb 09, 2018 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Great Performances at Mason

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Stefan Solyom, conductor
Nareh Arghamanyan, piano

Smetana: “Šárka” from Má Vlast (My homeland)
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64

One of Sweden’s oldest orchestras, the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra (HSO...Read More


TAO

Saturday, Feb 10, 2018 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Great Performances at Mason

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Drum Heart

Drum Heart, TAO’s newest production of taiko drumming, is a heart-pounding experience like no other that is guaranteed to thrill the whole family. The thunderous sights and sounds of powerful, athletic performers dressed in stunning costumes playing instru...Read More


35mm: A Musical Exhibition

Friday, Feb 16, 2018 8:00pm
Saturday, Feb 17, 2018 2:00pm
Location: Harris Theatre, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Mason School of Theater

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By Ryan Scott Oliver; Directed by Angelica Miguel & Maxwell Snyder

A Concert-Style Musical Theater Performance

In this student collaboration between the Mason Players and Mason’s Green Machine, a picture is worth 1,000 words. The songs may be worth more. Inspired by the photographs of M...Read More


Virginia Opera: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Sunday, Feb 18, 2018 2:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Great Performances at Mason

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William Shakespeare’s iconic 15th century language meets Benjamin Britten’s 20th century inventive and enchanting music in this delightful opera about love, forgiveness, and the power of dreams. A domestic dispute between the king and queen of fairies spills into the...Read More


Faculty Artist Series: Anna & Friends*

Sunday, Feb 18, 2018 7:00pm
Location: Harris Theatre, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Mason School of Music

Anna Balakerskaia, piano

https://music.gmu.edu/staff/anna-balakerskaia/

Free and open to the public

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

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Visual Voices Speaker Series

Thursday, Feb 22, 2018 7:30pm
Thursday, Mar 01, 2018 7:30pm
Location: Harris Theatre, Fairfax Campus

Dr. Sharif Bey, “Artist, Researcher, Teacher: Problems, Paradigms, and Processes”

Visual Voices, a professional lecture series sponsored by the School of Art, invites eight nationally recognized visiting artists and designers to speak about their work and the world of art and design. In addition to ...Read More


ArtsBus

Saturday, Feb 24, 2018 10:00am
Location: Off Campus Location

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Get on the bus—the ArtsBus, that is—which every month whisks you to New York City on a day trip to embrace and experience the city's vibrant and varied arts scene. Head to museums, galleries and special events in the place that many of the world's top professional artists call home.

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Faculty Artist Series: Matt Neff*

Sunday, Feb 25, 2018 3:00pm
Location: Harris Theatre, Fairfax Campus

Matthew Neff, trombone

https://music.gmu.edu/staff/matt-neff/

Free and open to the public

Come hear some of Prof. Neff's favorite works for tenor and bass trombone - new and old!

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

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Faculty Artist Series: Stanley Curtis*

Sunday, Feb 25, 2018 7:00pm
Location: Harris Theatre, Fairfax Campus

Stanley Curtis, trumpet

https://music.gmu.edu/staff/stanley-curtis/
http://www.trumpetjourney.com/

Free and open to the public

Reiche, Ablasen Fanfare
Bach Violin Sonata No. 2 for trumpet (excerpt)
Curtis "Without Form"
Charlier, Three Etudes
Curtis, "Epiphany Window"
Hindemith, "Nur Mut"
Curtis, "Advent"
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iNite 2018: Witness the Wonder

Sunday, Feb 25, 2018 7:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology

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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 adopt...Read More


Skippyjon Jones Snow What Presented by TheatreWorks USA

Wednesday, Feb 28, 2018 10:30am
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the bravest Chihuahua of them all? Skippyjon Jones the Siamese cat who thinks he's a Mexican Chihuahua of course! While his sisters listen to Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Skippy heads off for the REAL adventure awaiting him in his closet. There, as his alter e...Read More


The Imaginary Invalid

Thursday, Mar 01, 2018 8:00pm
Friday, Mar 02, 2018 8:00pm
Saturday, Mar 03, 2018 2:00pm
Saturday, Mar 03, 2018 8:00pm
Location: deLaski Performing Arts Building A105 - TheatreSpace, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Mason School of Theater

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By Molière, translated and adapted by Ken Elston | Directed by Nicholas Horner

A Studio Series Production

A fearful and miserly hypochondriac divides his time between summoning doctors to care for his illusory ills and spending energy not settling the resultant bills. Moliere’s final wo...Read More


Faculty Artist Series: Amy Horn*

Saturday, Mar 03, 2018 3:00pm
Location: Harris Theatre, Fairfax Campus

Dr. Amy Horn, french horn

https://music.gmu.edu/staff/amy-horn/

Powerful, Britten Canticle III Still Falls the Rain, Charming Fritz Kreisler selections, delightful Danzi Sonata, Short works by Richard Strauss and Jean Francaix and capped with a flashy Theme and Variations by Rossini.

Free and open t...Read More


Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

Saturday, Mar 03, 2018 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Great Performances at Mason

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Walnut Street Theatre

Madcap mastermind, Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor and Moon Over Buffalo), reinvents Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s 1902 classic mystery into a hilarious romp about everyone’s favorite detective and his most infamous case. The male heirs of the Baskervill...Read More


Faculty Artist Series: Matt Trkula*

Saturday, Mar 03, 2018 8:00pm
Location: Harris Theatre, Fairfax Campus

Matthew Trkula, guitar

https://music.gmu.edu/staff/matt-trkula/
http://www.matttrkulaguitar.com/

Matt Trkula Faculty Artist Recital featuring music for solo guitar, duos, and quartets with special guests Cristian Perez and the Alexandria Guitar Quartet. 

Free and open to the public

School of Music st...Read More


February 2018