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Dr. Yunghae Chun Piano Masterclass*

Friday, Oct 26, 2018 11:30am
Location: Harris Theatre, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Dr. Yunghae Chun Piano Masterclass*

Yunghae Chun, concert pianist and professor emeritus, Kyunghee University, Seoul, Korea

Free admission to Masterclass.

Don't miss Yunghae Chun's concert later the same day, at 7:30pm.

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Mason Night

Friday, Oct 26, 2018 7:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Main Lobby, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Mason Night

The Center for the Arts wants to express its appreciation for Mason faculty and staff! Come experience live performing arts at Mason and get a $15 ticket for a performance of Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn on Friday, October 26 at 8 p.m. presented by the School of Theater and the Scho...Read More


Dr. Yunghae Chun Piano Concert*

Friday, Oct 26, 2018 7:30pm
Location: Harris Theatre, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Dr. Yunghae Chun Piano Concert*

The Mason School of Music presents Yunghae Chun, Piano Recital

Dr. Yung Hae Chun, Professor-emeritus of Kyunghee University, Seoul, Korea, performs a program of Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 17 in D minor, Piano Variations by Aaron Copland, and Piano Sonata in B minor by Liszt. A widely recognized co...Read More


Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Thursday, Oct 25, 2018 8:00pm
Friday, Oct 26, 2018 8:00pm
Saturday, Oct 27, 2018 2:00pm
Saturday, Oct 27, 2018 8:00pm
Sunday, Oct 28, 2018 4:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: SOT Musical Performance

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Music & Lyrics by Roger Miller
Book by William Hauptman
Adapted from the novel by Mark Twain
Directed by Thomas W. Jones II, Professional Artist in Residence

Mark Twain’s timeless classic sweeps us down the mighty Mississippi in this musical adaptation of Huck Finn. Our ...Read More


Toast to the Cast and Crew

Saturday, Oct 27, 2018 4:30pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Monson Grand Tier III, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Toast to the Cast and Crew

Join the Friends of Theater at Mason to Toast the Cast and Crew of Big River!

Reception with sandwiches and sweets.

Tickets: $10

RSVP by calling 703-993-3927

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Daniel Hope and Friends

Friday, Nov 02, 2018 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: GPAM Daniel Hope

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“Air – A Baroque Journey”

Join violin virtuoso, Daniel Hope as he traces the extraordinary history of the violin from the late Renaissance through the Baroque era, a dynamic period when violinists and composers were liberated to seek new, original ways to express them...Read More


Tchaikovsky & Beethoven

Saturday, Nov 03, 2018 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Fairfax Symphony Orchestra

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Christopher Zimmerman, conductor
Amit Peled, cello

Program:

Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme
Amit Peled, cello

Bruch: Kol Nidrei

Beethoven: Symphony No. 4

Voted by Musical America as one of the most influential musicians today, renowned cellist Amit Peled returns to share his art...Read More


Choral Invitational Concert

Sunday, Nov 04, 2018 3:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Choral Invitational Concert

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Featuring:

University Chorale under the direction of Dr. Lisa Billingham

The University Chorale, a choir of 80-100 singers, performs a wide variety of music each semester ranging from classical styles to multi-cultural works and popular music.

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Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel: Music From Time of War

Sunday, Nov 04, 2018 7:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: GPAM Jeffrey Siegel

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Music From Time of War, 1914-1918

In this second Keyboard Conversation, piano virtuoso Jeffrey Siegel plays some of the most stirring music written during World War I. This program features works by Ravel, Prokofiev, Sibelius, Bartók, and Rachmaninoff. Perfect for cla...Read More


Fall New Dances

Thursday, Nov 08, 2018 8:00pm
Friday, Nov 09, 2018 2:00pm
Friday, Nov 09, 2018 8:00pm
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018 8:00pm
Location: Harris Theatre, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Fall New Dances

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Every dance is a premiere, and all were created by choreographers at the start of their careers.

Tickets:
$15 full;
$10 students, staff and seniors:
$7 groups of 10 or more

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A Veteran's Day Tribute: Songs of World War I

Friday, Nov 09, 2018 1:30pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Monson Grand Tier III, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: A Veteran's Day Tribute: Songs of WWI

Mason School of Music presents
A Veteran's Day Tribute
Songs of World War I

Featuring our amazing student artists Crystal Golden, soprano and Estrella Hong, piano; Jimmy Stevens, tenor and Faith Ellen Lam, piano.

Free admission

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Virginia Opera: Don Giovanni

Saturday, Nov 10, 2018 8:00pm
Sunday, Nov 11, 2018 2:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: GPAM VA Opera: Don Giovanni

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Virginia Opera presents Mozart’s wildly popular Don Giovanni, an enthralling opera from its thrilling overture up through its breathtaking final scene. This womanizing scoundrel, better known as Don Juan, has a list of amorous conquests so long it takes his attendant ...Read More


Mason Wind Symphony & Symphonic Band

Monday, Nov 12, 2018 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Mason Wind Symphony & Symphonic Band

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Featuring:

The Mason University Wind Symphony, led by composer-conductor Mark Camphouse is a select ensemble comprised of outstanding wind, brass, and percussion players in the School of Music and the University. The ensemble’s mission is to study and perform the best literature availabl...Read More


Machinal

Thursday, Nov 15, 2018 8:00pm
Friday, Nov 16, 2018 8:00pm
Saturday, Nov 17, 2018 2:00pm
Saturday, Nov 17, 2018 8:00pm
Sunday, Nov 18, 2018 2:00pm
Location: deLaski Performing Arts Building A105 - TheaterSpace, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: SOT Studio #1 Performance

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By Sophie Treadwell
Directed By: Kayla Schultz

A parable about an ordinary young woman living and working in a mechanized, materialistic, wasteland of society, Machinal is inspired by the real-life case of convicted murderer Ruth Snyder. Considered one of the high points of Expressionist ...Read More


Spectrum Dance Theater: A Rap On Race

Friday, Nov 16, 2018 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: GPAM Spectrum Dance Theater

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This innovative new work enlivens the current conversation around race and equity, mixing dance and theater to create a fully original, groundbreaking work. It is based on a momentous public conversation held in 1970 between anthropologist Margaret Mead and novelist J...Read More


Artsbus Tour, School of Art

Saturday, Nov 17, 2018 6:00am
Location: Off Campus Location
Presented By: Artsbus

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


Jazz 4 Justice (TM) 2019 - Live Recording - Be a part of History.

Saturday, Nov 17, 2018 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Jazz for Justice

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Join the Mason Jazz Ensemble, directed by Jim Carroll, for Jazz4Justice™ Live 2018!

George Mason University School of Music is proud to partner with Legal Services of Northern Virginia to raise funds to support vital legal services as well as Mason Jazz Studies. Featuring very special g...Read More


Frankenstein

Sunday, Nov 18, 2018 7:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: GPAM Aquila - Frankenstein

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Aquila Theatre

Aquila Theatre brings the classic thriller Frankenstein to the stage in a production that is sure to make your spine tingle. The story centers on Victor Frankenstein, a Swiss scientist obsessed with his mission to create an artificial humanoid. Without ...Read More


Chanticleer

Saturday, Nov 24, 2018 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: GPAM Chanticleer

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A Chanticleer Christmas

Begin your holiday season with a gorgeous concert of seasonal favorites and classical standards performed by “the world’s reigning male chorus” (The New Yorker), Chanticleer. This award-winning male vocal ensemble is often called "an orchestra ...Read More


Mutts Gone Nuts

Sunday, Nov 25, 2018 1:00pm
Sunday, Nov 25, 2018 4:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Mutts Gone Nuts

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Prepare to be bow-wowed! Husband and wife duo Scott and Joan Houghton bring a comedy dog-thrill show like none other. From frisbee and barrel tricks to dance and jump rope routines, these canines rescued from shelters will win you over. These talented canines even in...Read More


Mason Jazz Vocal Night*

Wednesday, Nov 28, 2018 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Mason Jazz Vocal Night

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Join us for an evening of music dedicated to Jazz Vocals! Performances by Mason Jazz Studio soloists and the Mason Jazz Vocal Ensemble, directed by Dr. Darden Purcell.

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

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Opera: Dido and Aeneas

Friday, Nov 30, 2018 8:00pm
Saturday, Dec 01, 2018 8:00pm
Location: Harris Theatre, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: GMU Opera

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The Mason University Opera Theater & Workshop provides serious vocal performance students with in-depth study and performance of operas from Baroque to modern, with opera scenes and productions each semester. The Opera Theater presents two to three productions annually.

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Hannibal Buress

Saturday, Dec 01, 2018 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall Stage, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: SI Comedy Show - Hannibal Buress

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Comedian Hannibal Burress makes his Mason debut in a one-night-only performance presented by Student Involvement in collaboration with the Center for the Arts. Hailed by The New York Times as one of the most “supremely gifted and respected” comics around, Hannibal is also known as a writ...Read More


Soweto Gospel Choir

Sunday, Dec 02, 2018 2:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: GPAM Soweto Gospel Choir

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Songs of the Free

The two-time Grammy Award®-winning Soweto Gospel Choir has been spreading sheer joy to audiences across the globe for nearly two decades! Comprised of 20 of the best artists in South Africa, the choir invites you to enjoy the incomparable and inspira...Read More


Opera: Dido and Aeneas

Sunday, Dec 02, 2018 2:00pm
Sunday, Dec 02, 2018 5:00pm
Location: Off Campus Location
Presented By: GMU Opera

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The Dec 2, 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. performances take place off campus at Old Town Hall, Fairfax, VA.

The George Mason University Opera Theater & Workshop provides serious vocal performance students with in-depth study and performance of operas from Baroque to modern, with opera scenes and prod...Read More


Dance Innovations

Thursday, Dec 06, 2018 8:00pm
Friday, Dec 07, 2018 8:00pm
Saturday, Dec 08, 2018 8:00pm
Location: Harris Theatre, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Dance Innovations

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Tickets:
$15 full
$10 students, staff and seniors
$7 groups of 10 or more

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Vienna Boys Choir

Friday, Dec 07, 2018 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: GPAM Vienna Boys Choir

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Christmas in Vienna

One of the most revered boy choirs in the world returns to the Center with their popular holiday concert. They capture the joy and wonder of the holiday season with their exquisite performances of classical masterpieces and contemporary favorites. ...Read More


American Festival Pops Orchestra

Saturday, Dec 08, 2018 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: GPAM American Festival Pops Orchestra

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Holiday Pops: Songs of the Season

Deck the halls with boughs of holly! It’s time to celebrate with the American Festival Pops Orchestra at their annual holiday concert, a cherished tradition at the Center. This uplifting evening includes favorite classics like Leroy A...Read More


Mason Symphony Orchestra & Jazz Holiday Concert

Sunday, Dec 09, 2018 7:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: GMU Holiday Concert

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Mason Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Dennis Layendecker

The Mason Symphony Orchestra is comprised of outstanding string, wind, and percussion players from throughout the School of Music.

Winter Concert

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Chamber Ensemble Concert*

Monday, Dec 10, 2018 8:00pm
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Canadian Brass

Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: GPAM Canadian Brass

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A Canadian Brass Christmas

Back by popular demand! The internationally famous Canadian Brass returns this holiday season for an evening of impeccable music and witty repartee, perfect for your whole family. Renowned for joyous performances and their iconic white runni...Read More


Fairfax Symphony Orchestra: The Nutcracker

Sunday, Dec 16, 2018 4:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Fairfax Symphony Orchestra

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Christopher Zimmerman, conductor with The Fairfax Ballet

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker  

Experience this timeless holiday classic with the FSO and the Fairfax Ballet – a holiday tradition your family will always cherish.  Enjoy a winter wonderland of dancing snowflakes, sugar plum fairies ...Read More


Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker

Friday, Dec 21, 2018 4:00pm
Friday, Dec 21, 2018 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Moscow Ballet

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Celebrate this Christmas with the experience taking North America by storm! Marking the 25th Anniversary Tour, Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker features over-the-top production and world class Russian artists. Larger than life Puppets, Nesting Dolls and gloriously hand-crafted co...Read More


The Washington Chorus Family Christmas

Sunday, Dec 23, 2018 2:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: The Washington Chorus Family Christmas

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Celebrate Christmas with The Washington Chorus! Bring the whole family and enjoy your favorite holiday tunes, a fun sing-along, and a visit from Santa!

Tickets: $66, $49, $33

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Shen Yun

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019 7:30pm
Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019 2:00pm
Thursday, Jan 17, 2019 7:30pm
Friday, Jan 18, 2019 7:30pm
Saturday, Jan 19, 2019 2:00pm
Saturday, Jan 19, 2019 7:30pm
Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 1:00pm
Tuesday, Mar 12, 2019 7:30pm
Wednesday, Mar 13, 2019 7:30pm
Thursday, Mar 14, 2019 2:00pm

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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


MOMIX

Friday, Jan 25, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: GPAM Momix

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Opus Cactus

Marvel at the magnificence of the American Southwest landscape, abounding with towering cacti and slithering lizards, brought to life by the wildly inventive minds and bodies of MOMIX. Surreal, wondrous, and enormously imaginative, Opus Cactus is a full ev...Read More


Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra

Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: GPAM Met Jazz Orchestra

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Benny and Beyond

Eddie Daniels, clarinet

Travel back to the era of big bands and dancehalls when Benny Goodman was “The King of Swing” with “Renaissance” clarinetist Eddie Daniels and Northern Virginia’s treasured favorite, the Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra. Benny and B...Read More


The Phantom Tollbooth

Sunday, Jan 27, 2019 2:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: GPAM Family - Phantom Tollbooth

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Enchantment Theatre Company

The beloved and inventive childhood classic book, The Phantom Tollbooth, is brought to life in an original stage adaption. Norton Juster’s original story begins with Milo, who is very bored until a tollbooth mysteriously appears in his room...Read More


The Golden Age of Broadway: The Mason Cabaret in Concert

Friday, Feb 01, 2019 8:00pm
Saturday, Feb 02, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Harris Theatre, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: SOT Cabaret Performance

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Directed by James Gardiner & Erin Gardiner
Musical Direction by Joe Walsh

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! This “Fun-raiser” will h...Read More


Mendelssohn & Schumann

Saturday, Feb 02, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Fairfax Symphony Orchestra

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Christopher Zimmerman, conductor
Chee Yun, violin

Program:
Mendelssohn:  Hebrides Overture
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto, Chee Yun, violin                 
Schumann: Symphony No. 2

Violinst Chee-Yun’s flawless technique, dazzling tone, and compelling artistry have enraptured audiences on fi...Read More


Trey McLaughlin & The Sounds of Zamar

Friday, Feb 08, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: GPAM Sounds of Zamar

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Hear for yourself why rising Gospel stars Trey McLaughlin & The Sounds of Zamar have millions of YouTube views. This concert is sure to inspire with Trey McLaughlin at the piano leading this group of superbly talented Gospel singers in fresh adaptations of contemporar...Read More


Havana Cuba All-Stars

Saturday, Feb 09, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: GPAM Havana Cuba All Stars

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Asere! A Fiesta Cubana

Back by popular demand, the amazing dancers and musicians of the Havana Cuba All-Stars return with a jubilant spectacle of sizzling rhythms, joyous trumpets, and authentic Cuban dancing. You will be transported to the island’s cigar-infused Lati...Read More


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

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019 4:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Main Lobby, Fairfax Campus, Center for the Arts - Grand Tier II, Fairfax Campus, Center for the Arts - Monson Grand Tier III, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: ARW Internship and Career Fair

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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Virginia Opera: The Elixir of Love

Saturday, Feb 16, 2019 8:00pm
Sunday, Feb 17, 2019 2:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: GPAM VA Opera - The Elixir of Love

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Gaetano Donizetti’s infectiously charming bel canto opera sparkles with effervescent melodies, comedic misunderstandings, and endearing characters who are seeking an elixir for one of life’s greatest ills: love! The shy peasant Nemorino secretly yearns for the feisty ...Read More


Cirque Mechanics

Friday, Feb 22, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: GPAM Cirque Mechanics

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42FT – A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels

Experience the latest invention from the creative minds of Cirque Mechanics with their signature blend of acrobatics, mechanical marvels, and a good bit of clowning around. This new production tells the story of an iconic 42-fo...Read More


Artsbus Tour, School of Art

Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 6:00am
Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 6:00am
Saturday, Apr 13, 2019 6:00am
Location: Off Campus Location
Presented By: Artsbus

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


Ellington Sacred Concert

Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Harris Theatre, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Ellington Sacred Concert

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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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Czech National Symphony Orchestra

Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: GPAM Czech National Symphony

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100 Years of Leonard Bernstein

John Mauceri, conductor
Isabel Leonard, mezzo-soprano 

Celebrate the 100th birthday of American’s national treasure, Leonard Bernstein, with a musical fête of his works when the internationally renowned Czech National Symphony Orchestra (...Read More


Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel: The Exotic Music of the Night

Sunday, Feb 24, 2019 7:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: GPAM Jeffrey Siegel

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The Exotic Music of the Night

Piano virtuoso Jeffrey Siegel explores the mystic and the macabre! This concert features excerpts from Mendelssohn’s beloved A Midsummer Night’s Dream, including the celebratory Wedding March. On this program, Siegel will also play the de...Read More


Mason Wind Symphony & Symphonic Band Concert

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Mason Wind Symphony & Symphonic Band

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

Individual tickets on sale Aug 1

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Really Really

Thursday, Feb 28, 2019 8:00pm
Friday, Mar 01, 2019 8:00pm
Saturday, Mar 02, 2019 2:00pm
Saturday, Mar 02, 2019 8:00pm
Sunday, Mar 03, 2019 2:00pm

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By Paul Downs Colaizzo
Directed By: Miranda Newman

When morning-after gossip about privileged Davis and ambitious Leigh turns ugly, self-interest collides with the truth, and the resulting storm of ambiguity makes it hard to discern just who’s a victim, who’s a predator, and who’s a Futur...Read More


Mark Morris Dance Group

Friday, Mar 01, 2019 8:00pm
Saturday, Mar 02, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: GPAM Mark Morris Dance Group

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With the MMDG Music Ensemble

Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG), one of the most revered contemporary dance companies performing today, returns to their Northern Virginia home at the Center. This influential dance company performs to live music by the MMDG Music Ensemble ...Read More


Erth's Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure

Sunday, Mar 03, 2019 2:00pm
Sunday, Mar 03, 2019 4:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: GPAM Family - Prehistoric Aquarium

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The creators of Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live want to take your family on an all new adventure — this time to the bottom of the ocean. Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure is an immersive experience that invites you to jump in and explore unknown ocean depths where prehis...Read More


Mason Symphony Orchestra Concerto Concert

Monday, Mar 04, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Mason Symphony Concerto Concert

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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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Mozart's Clarinet Concerto

Saturday, Mar 09, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Fairfax Symphony Orchestra

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Christopher Zimmerman, conductor
Ismail Luminovsky, clarinet
Bowen McCauley Dance Company

Program:

Mozart: Clarinet Concerto, Ismail Luminovsky, clarinet
Gershwin: Preludes for Clarinet and Strings
Eryilmaz: Concerto for Clarinet and Imaginary Folk Dancers
Eryilmaz:  Dances of the Yogurt Mak...Read More


The Pink Panther in Concert

Friday, Mar 15, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: GPAM Pink Panther

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featuring the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra

Enjoy all of the hijinks and hilarity of the original classic 1963 film played in its entirety while listening to the award-winning score, composed by the brilliant film composer Henry Mancini, as it is performed live on...Read More


KODO

Saturday, Mar 16, 2019 8:00pm

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Experience the electrifying wall of sound that completely fills the hall when the athletic artists of Kodo take the stage to perform the ancient Japanese art of taiko drumming. Audiences are captivated by the visually stunning performance, the astonishingly precise mo...Read More


Danú

Sunday, Mar 17, 2019 7:00pm

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with an authentic Irish music experience the whole family will enjoy! Take a musical journey across the Emerald Isle with one of today’s leading traditional Irish ensembles as they perform timeless Celtic works along with fascinating, power...Read More


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: GPAM VA Opera: Madame Butterfly

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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


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


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: Dance Gala

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The Gala Concert is Mason Dance Company’s crowning season event featuring a program of works by contemporary professional choreographers.

Tickets: $28 adults, $15 Students and Seniors

Individual tickets go on sale August 1.

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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: GPAM Aquila: Midsummer Night's Dream

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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


Big Band Showdown

Monday, Apr 01, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Big Band Showdown

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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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Russian National Ballet: Giselle

Saturday, Apr 06, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: GPAM Russian National Ballet

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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: GPAM Russian National Ballet

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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


Spring New Dances

Thursday, Apr 11, 2019 8:00pm
Friday, Apr 12, 2019 8:00pm
Saturday, Apr 13, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Harris Theatre, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Spring New Dances

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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: GPAM Pablo Sainz Villegas

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Americano

Nacho Amimany, 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: Chorale Broadway Showcase

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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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Mason Symphony Orchestra & University Choirs

Wednesday, Apr 17, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Mason Orchestra & Choirs

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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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Parsons Dance

Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: GPAM Parsons Dance Company

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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
Location: deLaski Performing Arts Building A105 - TheaterSpace, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Fringe Performance: Lysistrata

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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 Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band

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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
Location: deLaski Performing Arts Building A105 - TheaterSpace, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Fringe Performance: The Wolves

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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.

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$20 Adult, $10 students, staff, senior...Read More


Opera: The Medium and Suor Angelica

Friday, Apr 26, 2019 8:00pm
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 8:00pm
Sunday, Apr 28, 2019 2:00pm
Location: Harris Theatre, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: GMU Opera

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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


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: GPAM Jeffrey Siegel

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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 Jazz Vocal Night

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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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International Jazz Day Concert with the Mason Jazz Ensemble

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Internat'l Jazz Day Concert

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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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A Concert Presentation of Merrily We Roll Along

Friday, May 03, 2019 3:00pm
Friday, May 03, 2019 8:00pm
Location:
Presented By: SOT Musical Revue

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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

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

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New work by various emerging choreographers.

Tickets available after August 1, 2018

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School of Music Prism Concert

Saturday, May 04, 2019 8:00pm
Location: deLaski Performing Arts Building 3001 - de Laski Rehearsal Room, Fairfax Campus, Center for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: SOM Prism Concert

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

Individual tickets go on sale Aug 1.

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Dance Studio Series

Tuesday, May 07, 2019 6:00pm

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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


South Riding Dance Academy:

Saturday, Jun 08, 2019 11:00am
Location: deLaski Performing Arts Building A101 - Black Box, Fairfax Campus, deLaski Performing Arts Building A105 - TheaterSpace, Fairfax Campus, deLaski Performing Arts Building A102 - Theatre Dressing Room, Fairfax Campus, Center for the Arts - Concert Hall,…
Presented By: South Riding Dance Concert

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18th Annual Show, "Lilly"

South Riding Dance Academy presents its 18th annual show entitled, "Lilly." This show is in memory of Lillyan Faith Skinner who passed away at age 4. She loved to dance and brought sunshine an joy to everyone she met. For Lilly, we dance!

Tickets: $30 adults, $2...Read More