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February 2018

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: Meg Owens*

Saturday, Feb 24, 2018 8:00pm
Location: deLaski Performing Arts Building 3001 - de Laski Rehearsal Room, Fairfax Campus

Dr. Margaret Owens, oboe

https://music.gmu.edu/staff/margaret-owens/

Lovers of baroque music will delight in this program of suites and sonatas for oboe, recorder, viola da gamba, and harpsichord. Featured composers include Louis and François Couperin, Pierre Philidor, and Johann Sebastian Bach.

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RIOULT Dance NY

Saturday, Feb 24, 2018 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus

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From Purple to Pärt

The sensual, articulate, and exquisitely musical work of acclaimed modern choreographer and former Martha Graham principal dancer Pascal Rioult returns to the Center for the Arts with his company, RIOULT Dance NY, in a two-part dance program title...Read More


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
Sunday, Mar 04, 2018 2:00pm
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: Kathryn Hearden*

Friday, Mar 02, 2018 8:00pm
Location: Harris Theatre, Fairfax Campus

Dr. Kathryn Hearden, soprano

https://music.gmu.edu/staff/kathryn-hearden/

Free and open to the public

Featuring Faculty Artists John Healey, John Aler, Lisa Bloy, and Karen Reedy; Student Artists Sarah Zucchero, Mark Irchai, MacKenzie Cahill, and Dylan Toms - in works by Vaughan Williams, Debussy, Be...Read More


The Big Picture

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

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David Krakauer and The 35mm Orchestra

Step into a musical and cinematic voyage as this renowned clarinetist along with this jazz-inspired orchestra explores themes of identity, place, and resilience. Celebrated clarinetist David Krakauer and The 35mm Orchestra reimag...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


University Singers Concert

Sunday, Mar 04, 2018 2:30pm
Location: Harris Theatre, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Mason School of Music

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Stan Engebretson, Conductor
Bryan Stenson, Associate Conductor
Jane Moore Kaye, Collaborative Pianist

Northern Lights!

Celebrate the upcoming Icelandic tour with the University Singers as they journey to Iceland to present Bernstein at 100: The American Voice.

Music by the great American ...Read More


Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel: Virtuoso Variations

Sunday, Mar 04, 2018 7:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Great Performances at Mason

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For 25 consecutive years, Jeffrey Siegel has been bringing his unique talents to the Center’s stage. In this performance, explore the virtuoso Variations of Beethoven, Mendelssohn, and Chopin in Jeffrey Siegel’s third mesmerizing performance of the season. Listen to ...Read More


New Sound Collective Concert*

Sunday, Mar 04, 2018 7:00pm
Location: Harris Theatre, Fairfax Campus

Free and open to the public.

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

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Free Yoga

Monday, Mar 05, 2018 2:00pm
Monday, Mar 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


Mason Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band Concert

Tuesday, Mar 06, 2018 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus

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GMU Wind Symphony under the direction of Professor Mark Camphouse and GMU Symphonic Band under the direction of Professor John Kilkenny & Denton Stokes

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

2 student tickets available with I.D. starting February 27, 2018.

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Visual Voices Speaker Series - John Henry

Thursday, Mar 08, 2018 7:30pm
Location: Harris Theatre, Fairfax Campus

John Henry, “The Quest for unintended consequences”

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 providing a look inside the st...Read More


Vocal Jazz Festival

Friday, Mar 09, 2018 9:00am
Saturday, Mar 10, 2018 9:00am
Location: Harris Theatre, Fairfax Campus

The Mason Vocal Jazz Festival is a non-competitive invitational event open to high school and college groups. Groups will perform a twenty (20) minute set followed by a clinic with our guest clinicians, Jennifer Barnes (University of North Texas) and Rosana Eckert (University of North Texas). 

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Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan

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

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Formosa

“Formosa!” 16th century Portuguese sailors exclaimed when they saw a verdant island, thick with mountains and trees, rising out from the sea off the coast of China. Formosa, or Beautiful Island, was later renamed Taiwan. Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan, le...Read More


Fairfax Symphony Orchestra: Mozart Requiem

Saturday, Mar 10, 2018 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus

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Christopher Zimmerman, conductor
Fairfax Choral Society and the Music & Arts Chorus

Leavitt: "Ose Shalom"
             Paul Leavitt, guest conductor 

Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 2
                Ilya Kaler, violin

Mozart: Requiem
            Danielle Talamantes, soprano              
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Russian String Orchestra

Sunday, Mar 11, 2018 2:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Great Performances at Mason

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Misha Rachlevsky, conductor

R. Strauss: Serenade, Op. 7
Bekmambetov: For Misha’s Gang – Suite for small, regular, large and extra-large fiddles
Schnauber: In Memory of Henri Temianka
Mendelssohn: Octet for Strings

Russia’s finest young string ensemble, the Russian Strin...Read More


Shen Yun

Monday, Mar 12, 2018 7:30pm
Tuesday, Mar 13, 2018 2:00pm
Tuesday, Mar 13, 2018 7:30pm
Wednesday, Mar 14, 2018 2:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus

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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


Swan Lake

Saturday, Mar 17, 2018 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Great Performances at Mason

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Moscow Festival Ballet

The exquisite dancers of the Moscow Festival Ballet showcase the traditions of Russian grand ballet in this performance of Tchaikovsky’s beloved masterpiece. Inspired by a fairy tale, Swan Lake follows the story of Odette, a beautiful princess ...Read More


Potomac Arts Academy Competition Recital

Sunday, Mar 18, 2018 1:00pm
Sunday, Mar 18, 2018 3:00pm
Location: Harris Theatre, Fairfax Campus

The Academy is excited to announce our 2nd annual Spring Music Competition, open to all area student musicians! The Academy’s Spring Music Competition is an excellent opportunity for students of all ages to gain audition experience, receive valuable musicianship feedback from a judging panel of sele...Read More


Cinderella

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

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Moscow Festival Ballet

Fifty graceful dancers from this world-renowned ensemble perform a ballet for the whole family. Cinderella is based on the well-known fairy tale about the kind but mistreated step-daughter and step-sister who is forbidden to attend the royal ba...Read More


Jazz Combos & Latin American Ensemble Concert*

Wednesday, Mar 21, 2018 8:00pm
Location: deLaski Performing Arts Building 3001 - de Laski Rehearsal Room, Fairfax Campus

LATIN AMERICAN ENSEMBLE:
Latin American Ensemble, Brazilian Samba, Bossa Nova and others Rhythms.

Program includes: April Child (Moacir Santos), Berimbau/Consolação (Baden Powell, V. de Moraes), Brigas Nunca Mais (T. Jobim, V. de Moraes), Minha Saudade (João Donato), Pescador (Alegre Corrêa), Radamés...Read More


2018 Mason School of Dance Gala Concert

Friday, Mar 23, 2018 8:00pm
Saturday, Mar 24, 2018 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 dance by Mason’s beautifully trained dance majors. This Gala performance will also be presented at the Hylton Performing Arts Center on Sunday, March 25, at 4:00 p.m.

The 2018 Mason School of Dance Gala Concert is...Read More


ArtsBus

Saturday, Mar 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.

Par...Read More


Mason Dance 2018 Fête

Saturday, Mar 24, 2018 6:00pm
Location: deLaski Performing Arts Building A305 - Dance Studio, Fairfax Campus, deLaski Performing Arts Building A307 - Dance Studio, Fairfax Campus, deLaski Performing Arts Building 3011 - Dance Studio, Fairfax Campus, deLaski Performing Arts Building 3009 -...

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The Mason Dance 2018 Fete is a fabulous evening that raises funds for School of Dance Scholarships. The event includes:

  • a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception
  • showcases
  • a ticket to the Dance Gala Concert with works by Doug Varone, Lars Lubovitch, Yin Yue and Ivan Perez, and
  • a chance to mi...Read More

February 2018