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Artsbus Tour, School of Art

Saturday, Mar 23, 2019 6:00am
Saturday, Apr 13, 2019 6:00am
Location: Off Campus Location

The Artsbus is a Mason School of Art (SOA) sponsored day trip to New York City.

Artsbus is a non-academic course, however it is a requirement for all AVT majors. Keep in mind, Artsbus is also open to the Mason community and general public; therefore students should plan ahead and purchase tickets ea...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 12:00pm

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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Our Country's Good

Thursday, Mar 28, 2019 8:00pm
Friday, Mar 29, 2019 8:00pm
Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 2:00pm
Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 8:00pm
Thursday, Apr 04, 2019 8:00pm
Friday, Apr 05, 2019 8:00pm
Saturday, Apr 06, 2019 2:00pm
Saturday, Apr 06, 2019 8:00pm
Sunday, Apr 07, 2019 2:00pm

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In June 1789 in an Australian penal colony, a marine lieutenant puts on a play to celebrate the king's birthday, using the camp’s English convicts as his cast of characters. Few of them can read, let alone act, and the play is being produced amidst food shortages and barbaric punishments...Read More


Last Ham Standing

Friday, Mar 29, 2019 7:00pm

Presented by Catholic Campus Ministry 

Join us for this hilarious show full of laughs for everyone. A group of talented performers take suggestions from the audience to create wacky scenes and funny improv games. If you like Whose Line Is It Anyway?, you’ll love Last Ham Standing…the other comedy me...Read More


Mason Dance Company Gala at the Center for the Arts

Friday, Mar 29, 2019 8:00pm
Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 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 a program of works by contemporary professional choreographers.

This year our guest choreographers will be the Spanish modern ballet dancer and choreographer, and currently artistic director of ...Read More


Faculty Artist Series: Julianna Nickel, flute & James Nickel, horn*

Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 4:00pm

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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2019 Mason Dance Fête

Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 5:30pm
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Location: deLaski Performing Arts Building, Rooms A301, A305, A305 A307 and A307, Center for the Arts Concert Hall

The Mason Dance 2019 Fête is a fabulous evening that raises funds for School of Dance Scholarships. The event includes a wine, hors d’oeuvres, and dessert reception, showcas...Read More


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.

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

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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


Percussion Ensemble Concert*

Sunday, Mar 31, 2019 7:00pm
Location:
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


GAMEmason

Friday, Apr 05, 2019 12:00pm
Location: Multiple Locations
Presented By: Student Involvement, Center For the Arts, and Game Design Department

Time: 12:15 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. (Pre-Registration starts 11:15 a.m. and the Concert Hall doors open 11:30 a.m.)

Location: Center for the Arts and Music and Theater Building, Fairfax campus

Calling all gamers and gaming enthusiasts! Organized by Student Involvement, The Center for the Arts, Computer Gam...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


Vocal Pops Concert*

Sunday, Apr 07, 2019 6:00pm

Under the direction of Dr. Stan Engebretson. Please join us for a wonderful afternoon of vocal pop music presented by Mason a cappella groups!

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

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Arts Jam Momentum

Wednesday, Apr 10, 2019 7:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Flint Hill School

Arts Jam Momentum is the 9th annual Flint Hill School music and dance concert featuring over 160 performers focused on collaboration across the performing arts. The concert includes 9 ensembles: Concert and Symphonic Choirs, Jazz and Symphonic Bands, String Orchestra, Percussion Ensemble, Modern and...Read More


Jazz Combos/Steel Pan Ensemble Concert*

Wednesday, Apr 10, 2019 8:00pm

Performance by the Mason Jazz Combos, under the direction of jazz pianist, Wade Beach. Visit Mason Jazz online.

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

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International Week Dance Competition

Thursday, Apr 11, 2019 7:00pm

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Mason’s international student clubs present dances from around the world in this colorful and lively competition! Come out and support the participating teams and individuals competing in this year's event.

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Spring New Dances

Thursday, Apr 11, 2019 8:00pm
Friday, Apr 12, 2019 8:00pm
Saturday, Apr 13, 2019 8:00pm

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Meet the next generation of contemporary choreographers.

Tickets available after Aug 1, 2018.

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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


Chorale Broadway Showcase

Saturday, Apr 13, 2019 2:00pm
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

Individual tickets go on sale Aug 1.

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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! The Jazz Workshop performs music by Thad Jones, Mike Tomaro, Alan Baylock, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Neal Hefti and many others. Visit the “Jazz Workshop” online.

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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

Join the Mason Chamber Ensemble as they present a variety of works. Free and open to the public.

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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

Join the Mason Chamber Ensemble as they present a variety of works. Free and open to the public.

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

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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


Lysistrata

Wednesday, Apr 24, 2019 8:00pm
Friday, Apr 26, 2019 8:00pm
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 2:00pm

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By Aristophanes
Directed by Theresa Ohanian

Lysistrata persuades the women of Greece to withhold sexual privileges from their husbands and lovers as a means of forcing the men to negotiate an end to the Peloponnesian War – a strategy, however, that inflames the battle between the sexes.

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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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The Wolves

Thursday, Apr 25, 2019 8:00pm
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 8:00pm
Sunday, Apr 28, 2019 2:00pm

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By Sarah DeLappe
Directed by Jared Pugh
Mason Fringe

A timely play about a girls’ indoor soccer team that illuminates with the unmistakable ping of reality the way young selves are formed when innate character clashes with external challenges.

Contains adult language

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Mason Opera: The Medium and Suor Angelica

Friday, Apr 26, 2019 8:00pm
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 8:00pm
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

Individual tickets go on sale Aug 1.

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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


Opera: The Medium and Suor Angelica

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

Individual tickets go on sale Aug 1.

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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
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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


Dance Innovations - Spring

Friday, May 03, 2019 8:00pm
Saturday, May 04, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Harris Theatre, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Mason School of Dance

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New work by various emerging choreographers.

Tickets available after August 1, 2018

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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

A Musical Feast featuring Mason's stellar large ensembles: Symphony Orchestra, Jazz, Wind Symphony, Choirs, and Green Machine Ensembles!

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Tickets:
$30 adults
$15 seniors
$15 youth through grade 12

Find out more about the A Musical Feast fundraiser gala event on May 4th starting at 5:30 pm wi...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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Dance Studio Series

Tuesday, May 07, 2019 6:00pm
Tuesday, May 07, 2019 8:00pm

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Tickets - $7

Learn more about a new choreographer’s creative process.

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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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