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March 2019

International Saxophone Symposium

Friday, Jan 10, 2020 8:00am
Saturday, Jan 11, 2020 8:00am

The International Saxophone Symposium, first hosted by the United States Navy Band in 1978, is an annual two-day event that features a mix of performances, lectures, and masterclasses designed for musicians of all ages. Hosted every Jan., the symposium also showcases some of the most renowned saxoph...Read More


U.S. Navy Band Commodores Concert

Saturday, Jan 11, 2020 8:00pm

The U.S. Navy Band Commodores will perform a featured concert with world-famous saxophone soloist Bob Mintzer. This concert is free and open to the public and no tickets are required.

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"The President's Own" United States Marine Band

Sunday, Jan 12, 2020 2:00pm
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Shen Yun

Thursday, Jan 16, 2020 2:00pm
Friday, Jan 17, 2020 7:30pm
Saturday, Jan 18, 2020 2:00pm
Saturday, Jan 18, 2020 7:30pm
Sunday, Jan 19, 2020 2:00pm
Tuesday, Mar 10, 2020 7:30pm

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SHEN YUN’S unique artistic vision expands theatrical experience into a multi-dimensional, inspiring journey through one of humanity’s greatest treasures—the five millennia of traditional Chinese culture.

This epic production immerses you in stories reaching back to the most distant past....Read More


Joint Euphonium Recital - Tormod Flaten & Hiram Diaz

Wednesday, Jan 22, 2020 6:30pm

George Mason University School of Music presents a joint recital featuring Tormod Flaten and Hiram Diaz, accompanied by Dr. Eunae Han. This event is free and open to the public. 

Tormod Flaten is an International Besson Euphonium Artist and a Soloist with the Norwegian Naval Forces Band. 

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Virginia Dance Coalition: DanceFest 2020 Gala

Friday, Jan 24, 2020 7:30pm
Location: Harris Theatre, Fairfax Campus, deLaski Performing Arts Building, 3011, Dance Studio, Fairfax Campus, deLaski Performing Arts Building, 3009, Dance Studio, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Virginia Dance Coalition

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DanceFest 2020 kicks off with an adjudicated Gala Performance featuring member companies of the Virginia Dance Coalition. The Gala is also when the Annual Virginia Dance Coalition Scholarship Awards will be presented to the winners of three different Virginia Dance Coalition Scholarships...Read More


Alonzo King LINES Ballet

Saturday, Jan 25, 2020 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Great Performances at Mason

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Figures of Speech

Since 1982, visionary choreographer Alonzo King has been redefining contemporary ballet by creating daring new works that marry the science of artistic movement with the beauty of other art forms. In his latest collaboration, Figures of Speech, King ...Read More


Barclay Brass Concert

Sunday, Jan 26, 2020 4:00pm

George Mason University School of Music presents Barclay Brass with Special Guests Composer and Conductor Johan de Meij, and Euphonium Soloist Tormod Flaten. This concert will feature American premieres of Maestro de Meij's arrangements of classical favorites, including movements of his iconic "Lord...Read More


Town Hall with Bill T. Jones: A Conversation on Community, Identity, and Art

Wednesday, Jan 29, 2020 7:30pm
Location: Off Campus Location

Pre-registration is closed. There will be a limited number of walk up seats available day of starting at 7:25.

Off-Campus Location: Old Town Hall (3999 University Dr., Fairfax, Va.)

The Center for the Arts at George Mason University welcomes the return of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company with a ...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

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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, r...Read More


Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company

Saturday, Feb 01, 2020 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Great Performances at Mason

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What Problem? (world premiere)

Mason Artist-in-Residence

In this world premiere, co-commissioned by the Center for the Arts, Bill T. Jones examines group identity and its relationship to aloneness set to spoken word and live music. What Problem? includes three thought...Read More


DanceFest Afternoon Festival Performance

Sunday, Feb 02, 2020 5:00pm
Location: Harris Theatre, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Virginia Dance Coalition

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The DanceFest Afternoon Festival Performance is a one-hour performance that features local companies and emerging talent from within our community.

Tickets: $10.00 (General Seating)

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TheatreWorksUSA - Rosie Revere, Engineer

Monday, Feb 03, 2020 10:30am
Monday, Feb 03, 2020 12:30pm
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Faculty Artist Series: Elissa Alvarez

Friday, Feb 07, 2020 7:00pm

The School of Music's faculty puts on their free Spring recital series. Please join us for these wonderful performances by our professional faculty.

This faculty recital includes chamber music with saxophone, viola, and piano. Works by Lori Laitman, Brahms, Marx, and Kancheli.

 

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Fairfax Symphony Orchestra: The Four Seasons

Saturday, Feb 08, 2020 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Fairfax Symphony Orchestra

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Simone Porter, violin

Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
Piazzolla: Four Seasons of Buenos Aires  

Violinist Simone Porter is the virtuoso soloist in Vivaldi’s dazzlingly imaginative evocation of the sights, sounds and sensations of the Italian seasons. The Four Seasons violin concertos are so ric...Read More


Faculty Artist Series - Gunston Ensemble (June Huang)

Sunday, Feb 09, 2020 3:00pm

The School of Music's faculty puts on their free Spring recital series. Please join us for these wonderful performances by our professional faculty.

This recital features Mason Faculty performing Mozart Piano Trio in E Major KV 542 and Dohnanyi Sextet op. 37.

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Faculty Artist Series - Kerry Wilkerson

Sunday, Feb 09, 2020 7:00pm

The School of Music's faculty puts on their free Spring recital series. Please join us for these wonderful performances by our professional faculty.

SPRING 2020 SERIES:
Fri. Feb. 7, 7 p.m., Dr. Alvarez (soprano)
Sun. Feb. 9, 3 p.m., The Gunston Ensemble (strings & piano)
Sun. Feb. 9, 7 p.m., Prof. Wilk...Read More


Mason Arts, Media, and Design Internship and Career Fair, 2020

Wednesday, Feb 12, 2020 2:00pm

Location: Center for the Arts Concert Hall

Meet recruiters from more than 35 arts, media, and design employers seeking Mason students and alumni for internships and paid positions. Companies include Live Nation, Wolf Trap, and many more. Resume workshop with University Career Services from 12-2 pm i...Read More


Faculty Artist Series: The Artemis Trio

Sunday, Feb 16, 2020 7:00pm

The School of Music's faculty puts on their free Spring recital series. Please join us for these wonderful performances by our professional faculty.

For this recital, audiences will love the combination of flute, horn and piano from the Artemis Trio. This concert’s repertoire will engage the audienc...Read More


Colin Jost

Thursday, Feb 20, 2020 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Student Involvement

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Actor & Comedian Colin Jost comes to the Center for the Arts for a one-night-only performance of stand up presented by George Mason University’s Student Involvement in collaboration with the Center for the Arts.

“Weekend Update” co-anchor and head writer on Saturday Night Live, Jost star...Read More


Faculty Artist Series:Christopher Jewell and Emily Foster

Friday, Feb 21, 2020 8:00pm

The School of Music's faculty puts on their free Spring recital series. Please join us for these wonderful performances by our professional faculty.

This recital includes an oboe and bassoon duo featuring works by Bowen, Devienne, Villa Lobos, Previn, and GMU Faculty Mark Camphouse.

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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

Schubert: Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D. 759 “Unfinished”
Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme, for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 33
Yevhen Stankovych: Novella
Brahms: Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90  

Celebrating thei...Read More


Faculty Artist Series: Dr. Kathy Mulcahy

Sunday, Feb 23, 2020 3:00pm

The School of Music's faculty puts on their free Spring recital series. Please join us for these wonderful performances by our professional faculty.

For this recital, Mason Clarinet Professor Kathy Mulcahy will present a varied program of works by Charles-Marie Widor, Joan Tower, Amanda Harberg, Reb...Read More


TJHSST Namaste presents iNite 2020: Lead the Legacy

Sunday, Feb 23, 2020 6:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology

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 adopted by 650 st...Read More


Faculty Artist Series: Eunae Ko Han

Sunday, Feb 23, 2020 7:00pm

The School of Music's faculty puts on their free Spring recital series. Please join us for these wonderful performances by our professional faculty.

This piano faculty member's recital includes repertoire of Liszt Rigoletto Paraphrase, Schumann Three Romances for Oboe, Poulenc Clarinet Sonata, and M...Read More


Wind Symphony & Symphonic Band Concert*

Tuesday, Feb 25, 2020 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Mason School of Music

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The George 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 available fo...Read More


Mason Jazz Festival

Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 10:30am
Location: Harris Theatre, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Mason School of Music

The Mason Jazz Festival is an invitational event open to middle school, high school, collegiate and community Jazz ensembles. This festival will take place on the George Mason University Fairfax campus. All performances are free and open to the public – no tickets or registration required. Free park...Read More


Mason Jazz Festival Concert

Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 7:00pm
Location: Harris Theatre, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Mason School of Music

At the conclusion of the Mason Jazz Festival (starting at 10 a.m.) the closing festival performance will be the United States Air Force, Airmen of Note.

Festival Schedule and Details

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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 music...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...Read More


Faculty Artist Series: Dr. David Porter

Sunday, Mar 01, 2020 3:00pm

The School of Music's faculty puts on their free Spring recital series. Please join us for these wonderful performances by our professional faculty.

SPRING 2020 SERIES:
Fri. Feb. 7, 7pm, Dr. Alvarez (soprano)
Sun. Feb. 9, 3pm, The Gunston Ensemble (strings & piano)
Sun. Feb. 9, 7pm, Prof. Wilkerson (ba...Read More


Faculty Artist Series: Dr. Anna Balakerskaia and Friends

Sunday, Mar 01, 2020 7:00pm

The School of Music's faculty puts on their free Spring recital series. Please join us for these wonderful performances by our professional faculty.

SPRING 2020 SERIES:
Fri. Feb. 7, 7pm, Dr. Alvarez (soprano)
Sun. Feb. 9, 3pm, The Gunston Ensemble (strings & piano)
Sun. Feb. 9, 7pm, Prof. Wilkerson (ba...Read More


Mason Symphony Concerto Concert*

Wednesday, Mar 04, 2020 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Mason School of Music

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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.

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

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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 rang...Read More


Russian National Ballet: Romeo and Juliet

Saturday, Mar 07, 2020 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Great Performances at Mason

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Romeo and Juliet / Carmen

With lush music and exquisite grace, the Russian National Ballet returns to the Center to perform two of the world's greatest ballets: Romeo and Juliet together with Carmen. Both ballets express the torments of love. Young love, bursting with...Read More


Russian National Ballet: Cinderella

Sunday, Mar 08, 2020 2:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Great Performances at Mason

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Cinderella

Some stories never grow old, they only grow more magical and endearing. So is the case with the timeless fairytale Cinderella. This family favorite of finding true love and meeting adversity with grace and kindness will be extravagantly brought to life by t...Read More


Shen Yun

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2020 2:00pm
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,…

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SHEN YUN’S unique artistic vision expands theatrical experience into a multi-dimensional, inspiring journey through one of humanity’s greatest treasures—the five millennia of traditional Chinese culture.

This epic production immerses you in stories reaching back to the most distant past....Read More


POSTPONED: Fairfax Symphony Orchestra: Beethoven at 250 - Soulmates

Saturday, Mar 14, 2020 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Fairfax Symphony Orchestra

CONCERT UPDATEGiven the daily changes in how COVID-19 is impacting our community, the FSO has made the difficult decision to postpone the March 14 concert.  Informed by the guidelines announced in the past few days strongly recommending suspension of large gatherings, we believe it is in everyone'...Read More


CANCELLED: "Talking to Strangers": An Evening with Malcolm Gladwell

Wednesday, Mar 18, 2020 6:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Main Lobby, Fairfax Campus, Center for the Arts, Concert Hall Stage, Fairfax Campus

Join George Mason University’s Department of Criminology, Law and Society and esteemed guest Malcolm Gladwell on March 18th for “Talking to Strangers”: An Evening With Malcolm Gladwell. Robinson Professor of Public Affairs Steven Pearlstein and Criminology, Law and Society Distinguished Professor Da...Read More


CANCELLED: The Chieftains

Thursday, Mar 19, 2020 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Great Performances at Mason

This performance is cancelled. Information for ticket holders can be found here. If you have tickets to a performance that is cancelled, you will be contacted by the Center for the Arts Ticket Office with details about your tickets

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The Irish Goodbye

Irish music legends, The Chi...Read More


CANCELLED: GAME Mason

Friday, Mar 20, 2020 10:00am

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Calling all gamers and gaming enthusiasts! GAMEmason is an engaging all-day gaming convention happening March 20 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University in Northern Virginia.


  • Battle against friends in an ultimate Super Smash Bros. Tournament and ma...Read More

CANCELLED: Ballet Folclórico Nacional de México de Silvia Lozano

Saturday, Mar 21, 2020 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Great Performances at Mason

This performance is cancelled. Information for ticket holders can be found here. If you have tickets to a performance that is cancelled, you will be contacted by the Center for the Arts Ticket Office with details about your tickets.

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This joyous company comes direct from Mexico to...Read More


CANCELLED: Men on Boats

Thursday, Mar 26, 2020 8:00pm
Friday, Mar 27, 2020 8:00pm
Saturday, Mar 28, 2020 2:00pm
Saturday, Mar 28, 2020 8:00pm
Thursday, Apr 02, 2020 8:00pm
Friday, Apr 03, 2020 8:00pm
Saturday, Apr 04, 2020 2:00pm
Saturday, Apr 04, 2020 8:00pm
Sunday, Apr 05, 2020 2:00pm
Location: Harris Theatre, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Mason School of Theater

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By Jaclyn Backhaus
Directed by Mimsi Janis

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Ten Men. Four Boats. One Grand Canyon. Flipping gender, historical, and theatrical conventions on their heads, follow the true(ish) history of the 1869 expedition when a one-armed captain and a crew of insane yet l...Read More


CANCELLED: Mason Dance Company Gala Concert

Friday, Mar 27, 2020 8:00pm
Saturday, Mar 28, 2020 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 features Drive by Kyle Abraham, new work by Micaela Taylor, a premiere by Christopher d'Amboise, and Variation 10 by Rafael Bonachel...Read More


CANCELLED Mason Dance Fete

Saturday, Mar 28, 2020 5:30pm
Location: deLaski Performing Arts Building, A307, Dance Studio, Fairfax Campus, deLaski Performing Arts Building, 3011, Dance Studio, Fairfax Campus, deLaski Performing Arts Building, 3009, Dance Studio, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Mason School of Dance

Join us for a special evening celebrating the School of Dance! Featuring delicious hors d’oeuvres, student showcases, and a chance to mingle with students, faculty, and other School of Dance supporters, this event raises much-needed funds for student scholarships.

The School of Dance is one of the p...Read More


CANCELLED: Mason Community Arts Academy Family Concert: Words Matter: The Written Word and Music

Sunday, Mar 29, 2020 2:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Mason Community Arts Academy and Wind Symphony

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This family-friendly concert explores the relationship between the written word and its influence on music composition. George Mason University’s Wind Symphony will join forces with acting and music students from Mason Community Arts Academy to highlight selected poetry, literatu...Read More


CANCELLED: Percussion Ensemble Concert*

Sunday, Mar 29, 2020 7:00pm
Location: Harris Theatre, Fairfax Campus
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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CANCELLED: Big Band Showdown*

Monday, Mar 30, 2020 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 (director, Jim Carroll) for an evening that celebrates the hot sounds and swinging beats of the Big Band era! Special guest ensembles include the National Jazz Workshop All-Star Jazz Orchestra, directed by Tyler Mire, and the Matthews High School Jazz...Read More

iWeek Reception/Dance Comp

Thursday, Apr 02, 2020 8:00am

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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. Get your ticket at the Center for the Arts Ticket Box Office or the Office of Stu...Read More


CANCELLED: George Mason University: International Dance Competition

Thursday, Apr 02, 2020 7:00pm

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. Get your ticket at the Center for the Arts Ticket Box Office or the Office of Student Involve...Read More


CANCELLED: University Singers & Mason Symphony Orchestra Concert*

Sunday, Apr 05, 2020 3:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Mason School of Music

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University Singers are under the direction of Dr. Stan Engebretson.

A select choral ensemble at George Mason University, the University Singers are dedicated to the performance of advanced vocal chamber music ranging from Renaissance to contemporary and commissioned works.

School...Read More


CANCELLED: Dr. Balakerskaia Piano Studio Recital*

Thursday, Apr 09, 2020 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!

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

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CANCELLED: Tuba Studio Recital*

Friday, Apr 10, 2020 6:00pm
Location: Harris Theatre, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Mason School of Music

Please come and enjoy the finest work of the tuba studio in this free performance  and open to the public.

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

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CANCELLED: Guitar Ensemble Concert*

Saturday, Apr 11, 2020 8:00pm

Join us for the George Mason University Guitar Ensemble's concert. The program will include music for two, three, and four guitars, as well as music for large ensemble. Under the direction of Professor Matt Trkula, the GMU Guitar Ensemble features School of Music guitar students from a variety of ma...Read More


CANCELLED: Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra

Saturday, Apr 11, 2020 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Great Performances at Mason

This performance is cancelled. Information for ticket holders can be found here. If you have tickets to a performance that is cancelled, you will be contacted by the Center for the Arts Ticket Office with details about your tickets.

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Featuring Maria Schneider, conductor 

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CANCELLED: 2020 Flint Hill Arts Jam 10th Anniversary

Wednesday, Apr 15, 2020 7:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Flint Hill School
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CANCELLED: Spring: New Dances

Thursday, Apr 16, 2020 8:00pm
Friday, Apr 17, 2020 8:00pm
Saturday, Apr 18, 2020 8:00pm
Location: Harris Theatre, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Mason School of Dance

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Meet the next generation of contemporary choreographers.

Tickets: $15 adults, $10 seniors and students, $7 group

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CANCELLED: Chorale Broadway Showcase

Saturday, Apr 18, 2020 2:00pm
Saturday, Apr 18, 2020 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Mason School of Music

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The University Chorale, a choir of 80-100 singers under the direction of Dr. Lisa Billingham, performs a wide variety of music each semester ranging from classical styles to multi-cultural works and popular music, including the popular Broadway Showcase each spring.

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CANCELLED: 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

This performance is cancelled. Information for ticket holders can be found here. If you have tickets to a performance that is cancelled, you will be contacted by the Center for the Arts Ticket Office with details about your tickets.

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In his final concert of the season, Jeffrey Sie...Read More


CANCELLED: Wind Symphony & Symphonic Band Concert*

Thursday, Apr 23, 2020 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Mason School of Music

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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 available for wind ...Read More


CANCELLED: Opera: The Coronation of Poppea

Friday, Apr 24, 2020 8:00pm
Saturday, Apr 25, 2020 8:00pm
Location: Harris Theatre, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Mason School of Music

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.

School of Music students: MUS...Read More


CANCELLED: Fairfax Symphony Orchestra: Beethoven at 250 - Peace & Joy

Saturday, Apr 25, 2020 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Fairfax Symphony Orchestra

This performance is cancelled. Information for ticket holders can be found here. If you have tickets to a performance that is cancelled, you will be contacted by the Center for the Arts Ticket Office with details about your tickets.

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Leshnoff: Symphony No. 4 “Heichalos” (Regional ...Read More


CANCELLED: Center for the Arts Open House

Sunday, Apr 26, 2020 1:00pm

Celebrating the Announcement of the 30th Anniversary Season

As a thank you for making the Center for the Arts a success for nearly three decades, we swing open our doors for a free open house.  Enjoy a festive afternoon of arts experiences, demonstrations, kids’ activities, behind-the-scenes opportu...Read More


CANCELLED: Opera: The Coronation Of Poppea

Sunday, Apr 26, 2020 2:00pm

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.

School of Music students: MUS...Read More


CANCELLED: Mason Jazz Vocal Night*

Monday, Apr 27, 2020 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 of music dedicated to Jazz Vocals. Performances by Mason Jazz Studio soloists, the Mason Jazz Vocal Ensemble, directed by Dr. Darden Purcell, and very special guests, Potomac Falls High School Vocal Jazz Choir, directed by Fawn Phillips! 

 


CANCELLED: International Jazz Day Concert*

Thursday, Apr 30, 2020 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

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CANCELLED: A Concert Presentation of Spring Awakening

Friday, May 01, 2020 3:00pm
Friday, May 01, 2020 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Mason School of Theater

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A Concert Presentation of Spring Awakening

Book and Lyrics by Steven Sater
Music by Duncan Sheik
Directed by James Gardiner & Erin Gardiner
Musical Direction by Joe Walsh
Choreography by Amelia McGinnis

Winner of eight Tony Awards, this contemporary rock musical, based on the 1891 German pla...Read More


CANCELLED: Dance Innovations

Friday, May 01, 2020 8:00pm
Saturday, May 02, 2020 8:00pm

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CANCELLED: Mason Symphony Orchestra & University Choirs Concert*

Saturday, May 02, 2020 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Mason School of Music

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The Mason Symphony Orchestra is 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.

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

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CANCELLED: GMU Tuba Euphonium Ensemble Concert*

Sunday, May 03, 2020 1:00pm

The George Mason University Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble has been in existence for over ten years. It draws from a diversified student population of both music majors and non-majors. They have appeared in the Mason Community Arts Academy Regional Conference at GMU, the Northeast Tuba/Euphonium Region...Read More


CANCELLED: Steel Pan Ensemble Concert*

Sunday, May 03, 2020 5:00pm

Led by Victor Provost, Steel Pan students learn to the play the steel drum (steel pan, or pan) in a variety of settings, focusing on repertoire from a variety of genres including various musics of the Caribbean.

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CANCELLED: Fairfax Symphony Orchestra: Inspiring the Next Generation

Saturday, May 09, 2020 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Fairfax Symphony Orchestra

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CANCELLED: School of Music Honors Recital*

Saturday, May 09, 2020 8:00pm
Location: Harris Theatre, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Mason School of Music
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Music in the Time of Quarantine: A School of Music Finale Concert

Saturday, May 16, 2020 8:00pm
Location: Off Campus Location

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Tune in to the Center for the Arts Facebook page on May 16 at 8:00 p.m. for Mason's School of Music Finale Concert, Music in the Time of Quarantine, introduced by Dr. Linda Monson, Director of the School of Music.

This dynamic musical showcase celebrates Mason’s School of Music stud...Read More


Choralis 20th Anniversary: An Experiment in Music

Sunday, Jun 07, 2020 5:00pm
Location: deLaski Performing Arts Building, A101, Black Box, Fairfax Campus, deLaski Performing Arts Building, A105, Theater Space, Fairfax Campus, deLaski Performing Arts Building, A102, Theater Dressing Room, Fairfax Campus, Center for the Arts, Concert Hall,…
Presented By: Choralis

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Experiments in Music
Todd Fickley, pianist

Suzanne Karpov, soprano

Roger Isaacs, countertenor

Steven Eddy, bass

The grand finale of our 20th season will be three crowd-pleasing works composed by 1930s contemporaries. Carl Orff, Igor Stravinsky, and George Gershwin used techniques and text...Read More


Looking Ahead: A Conversation with the Center for the Arts

Tuesday, Jun 23, 2020 7:00pm
Location: Online

On June 23, Adrienne Bryant Godwin, Director of Programming, and Rick Davis, Dean of Mason’s College of Visual and Performing Arts shared more about the decision to suspend the presentation of traditional, live, professional performances inside the Center for the Arts’ spaces through the end of 2020...Read More


30th Anniversary Season Announcement

Thursday, Aug 27, 2020 7:00pm
Location: Virtual Event
Presented By: Center for the Arts

We’re unveiling the 30th Anniversary Season! Join Director of Programming Adrienne Bryant Godwin and Dean of Mason’s College of Visual and Performing Arts Rick Davis for this live, virtual event announcing exciting in-person performances on the Fairfax campus, as well as new programming for Mason Ar...Read More


Visual Voices: D. Dominick Lombardi - "Resilience and Focus

Thursday, Sep 10, 2020 7:30pm
Location: Virtual Event
Presented By: Mason School of Art

The George Mason University School of Art Visual Voices Colloquium is a professional lecture series that invites nationally recognized visiting artists and designers to speak about their work and the world of art and design to students and the community at large. Presented in a digital format this F...Read More


Grand Piano Celebration*

Sunday, Sep 13, 2020 3:00pm
Location: Virtual Event
Presented By: All online

Get ready for an afternoon of joyous music during Mason’s own “All-Steinway” event, featuring livestreamed and recorded performances. Showcasing the Dewberry School of Music's extraordinary student and faculty artists, and including a tribute by Mason President Gregory Washington, this concert celeb...Read More


Visual Voices: Steve Rost - Channeling the Flaneur and other stories

Thursday, Sep 24, 2020 7:30pm
Location: Virtual Event
Presented By: Mason School of Art

The George Mason University School of Art Visual Voices Colloquium is a professional lecture series that invites nationally recognized visiting artists and designers to speak about their work and the world of art and design to students and the community at large. Presented in a digital format this ...Read More


A Celebration of ARTS By George!

Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 7:00pm
Location: Virtual Event

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Join us online for an e-vening like no other with A Celebration of ARTS by George! on Saturday, September 26. Streamed live on social media and GMU-TV, the event will take a look back at the tremendous success of ARTS by George! over the past 14 years. Since 2006, ARTS by George! ha...Read More


Fall for the Book: Everything Inside: A Conversation with Edwidge Danticat

Wednesday, Sep 30, 2020 7:00pm
Location: Virtual Event

Personal, intimate, and brimming with wisdom, Edwidge Danticat’s collection, "Everything Inside: Stories" follows people on the brink of life-changing events: love is found in an unexpected place, a woman struggles to keep hope alive as she fights for her life, and a man struggles to confront his li...Read More


Dance Masterclass with Ballet Folclórico Nacional de México de Silvia Lozano

Thursday, Oct 01, 2020 6:00pm
Location: Virtual Event

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, we are thrilled to share a FREE masterclass with the talented company Ballet Folclórico Nacional de México de Silvia Lozano. Lara C. Garcia and Israel A. Rivas will demonstrate choreography, including movement from “El Jarabe Tapatio.” Due to COVID, the com...Read More


Alumni Artist Support Initiative: In Conversation with Kwanza Nicole Gooden

Tuesday, Oct 06, 2020 8:00pm
Location: Virtual Event

In spring 2020, Mason’s College of Visual and Performing Arts launched the Alumni Artist Support Initiative, a concerted effort to assist alumni during a time of uncertainty and financial constraints. Film and Video Studies alum Kwanza Nicole Gooden (‘13) received one of the Initiative’s seven award...Read More


Visual Voices: Agustina Woodgate - "Critical Circulation"

Thursday, Oct 08, 2020 7:30pm
Location: Virtual Event
Presented By: Mason School of Art

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The George Mason University School of Art Visual Voices Colloquium is a professional lecture series that invites nationally recognized visiting artists and designers to speak about their work and the world of art and design to students and the community at large. Presented in a digital for...Read More


Hookman

Friday, Oct 09, 2020 8:00pm
Location: Virtual Event
Presented By: Mason School of Theater

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Written by Lauren Yee
Staged reading, directed by Julia Rudgers

The Mason Players present a staged reading of Hookman—an existential slasher comedy! Freshman year at college is hard, especially when there is a hook-handed serial killer on the loose. But if Lexi can discover what really happen...Read More


CANCELLED: Cirque FLIP Fabrique Six°

Saturday, Oct 17, 2020 1:00pm
Saturday, Oct 17, 2020 4:00pm
Presented By: Center for the Arts Outdoor Concerts

Cirque FLIP Fabrique Six°, scheduled for October 17, has been cancelled. This performance will not be rescheduled or replaced. Ticket holders will be contacted regarding options for their tickets.

Bring the entire family for a thrilling live outdoor performance in front of the Center for the Arts on...Read More


The Artist-Activist: Centering Black Voices with Bree Newsome

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2020 7:00pm
Location: Virtual Event

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Join filmmaker, musician, speaker, and activist Bree Newsome for a conversation as part of The Artist-Activist: Centering Black Voices—a speaker series that provides an opportunity for Mason students, faculty, and staff, as well as the greater community, to engage in dialogue around creativ...Read More


Visual Voices: Adriana Ospina - "Working at the Art Museum of the Americas - Latin America and Diplomacy"

Thursday, Oct 22, 2020 7:30pm
Location: Virtual Event
Presented By: Mason School of Art

The George Mason University School of Art Visual Voices Colloquium is a professional lecture series that invites nationally recognized visiting artists and designers to speak about their work and the world of art and design to students and the community at large. Presented in a digital format this F...Read More


Gaining Ground: A Celebration of Diverse Voices in Musical Theater

Friday, Oct 23, 2020 8:00pm
Location: Virtual Event
Presented By: Mason School of Theater

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A Musical Revue
Conceived and directed by James Gardiner, Erin Gardiner, and musical director Joe Walsh

In the spirit of The Season of Jubilee, a yearlong celebration of uniting in joyful responsibility and change, The Mason Players have gathered songs by BIPOC and/or women composers and lyr...Read More


CANCELLED: Cameron Carpenter: All You Need is Bach

Saturday, Oct 24, 2020 5:00pm
This performance by Cameron Carpenter, scheduled for October 24, has been cancelled. This performance will not be rescheduled or replaced. Ticket holders will be contacted regarding options for their tickets.

Cameron Carpenter is a game changer in classical music, and during these unprecedented time...Read More


Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center: with Anne-Marie McDermott, piano

Sunday, Oct 25, 2020 7:00pm
Location: Virtual Event

Front Row: National
Anne-Marie McDermott, piano

Mozart: Concerto in D minor for Piano, Flute, and Strings, K. 466
Smetana: Trio in G minor for Piano, Violin, and Cello, Op. 15

The Center for the Arts and Hylton Performing Arts Center are pleased to present Chamber Music Society (CMS) of Lincoln Cente...Read More


Alumni Artist Support Initative: In Conversation with Paul Chinen

Friday, Nov 06, 2020 12:30pm
Location: Virtual Event, Virtual Event Zoom
Presented By: Mason Arts at Home

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The College of Visual and Performing Arts launched the Alumni Artist Support Initiative in Spring 2020 to assist Mason alumni during a time of uncertainty and financial constraints. Seven alumni received awards towards future projects including Dr. Paul Alan Chinen, School of Music ’14. Maso...Read More


Beyond the Stage

Friday, Nov 06, 2020 6:00pm
Saturday, Nov 07, 2020 6:00pm

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Student choreographers from Mason’s School of Dance have created original dance-video works to be projected onto the outdoor walls of the Center for the Arts. Join Mason’s dancers and choreographers and enjoy their innovation as we gather (physically distanced) to celebrate creativity in th...Read More


Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center: featuring Michael Brown, piano

Sunday, Nov 08, 2020 7:00pm
Location: Virtual Event

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Front Row: National
Michael Brown, piano

Barber: Souvenirs for Piano, Four Hands, Op. 28
Brown: Prelude and Dance for Cello and Piano
Mendelssohn: Sextet in D major for Piano, Violin, Two Violas, Cello, and Bass, Op. 110

This performance streamed here from November 8 at 7 p.m. through Novemb...Read More


Mason Artist-in-Residence Third Coast Percussion: A Discussion on Entrepreneurship in the Arts

Tuesday, Nov 10, 2020 7:30pm
Location: Virtual Event
Presented By: Mason Arts at Home

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Join the Grammy ® Award-winning ensemble Third Coast Percussion for a livestreamed conversation exploring how the artist-run ensemble is managed and the unique ways they are innovating during the era of COVID-19. The ensemble, known for using traditional instruments like xylophones, marimba...Read More


Dancing Conversations: Lil Buck, Jon Boogz, and Third Coast Percussion

Sunday, Nov 15, 2020 5:00pm
Location: Virtual Event
Presented By: Mason Arts at Home

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Join the Center for the Arts and the National Center for Choreography at The University of Akron (NCCAkron) for a panel discussion with Grammy® Award-winning Third Coast Percussion’s David Skidmore and Movement Art Is Lil Buck and Jon Boogz. This live conversation will focus on Metamorphos...Read More


Jazz 4 Justice™

Friday, Nov 20, 2020 8:00pm
Location: Virtual Event
Presented By: Reva and Sid Dewberry Family School of Music

Jazz4Justice™ and Justice for Jazz. 

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Established in 2001 by Fairfax, Virginia attorney Edward L. Weiner, Esq. and Founder of Mason Jazz Studies, Jim Carroll, Jazz 4 Justice is an award-winning annual concert presented by Legal Services of Northern Virginia (LSNV) and Mason Jazz Studies. Th...Read More


Mason Players' Originals! Part 1 and Part 2

Saturday, Nov 21, 2020 7:00pm
Saturday, Nov 21, 2020 8:00pm
Location: Virtual Event
Presented By: Mason School of Theater

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Part One: 7 p.m. / Part Two: 8 p.m. 

A series of plays and presentations, each 10 minutes in length, that showcases The Mason Players’ student writers and creative artists. The performances are pre-recorded and will premiere in two parts. 

The performances will be streamed simultaneously on...Read More


Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center: David Shifrin, clarinet

Sunday, Nov 22, 2020 7:00pm
Location: Virtual Event

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CMS Front Row: National
David Shifrin, clarinet

Mozart: Clarinet Quintet in A major, K. 581
Luigi Bassi: Concert Fantasia on Themes from Verdi’s Rigoletto
Duke Ellington: Clarinet Lament

The Center for the Arts and Hylton Performing Arts Center are pleased to present CMS Front Row, a new di...Read More


The Artist-Activist: Centering Black Voices with Theresa Ruth Howard and Nicole Brewer

Tuesday, Dec 01, 2020 7:00pm
Location: Virtual Event

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“The only way to make the world a better place, is to be better people in it,” shared prolific dance choreographer, industry expert, and author Theresa Ruth Howard. The Artist-Activist: Centering Black Voices is pleased to host Howard along with anti-racist theater advocate Nicole Brewer fo...Read More


Alabaster

Friday, Dec 04, 2020 8:00pm
Location: Virtual Event

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Written by Audrey Cefaly

Staged reading, directed by Rachel Sharp

A noted photographer sets out to explore the topography of “scars.” Her journey lands her in the mysterious realm of an undiscovered folk artist on a small farm in North Alabama. This intimate portrait explores the meaning an...Read More


A Chanticleer Christmas

Saturday, Dec 05, 2020 8:00pm
Location: Virtual Event

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Join us in our tradition of ushering in the holiday season with peace, joy, and a cappella, with a specially recorded digital performance by Chanticleer! With their signature harmonic blend of 12 male voices ranging from soprano to bass, this festive holiday program features American...Read More


Running To and Toward: A Dance Film by Hope Boykin

Thursday, Dec 10, 2020 7:00pm
Location: Virtual Event

A Dance Film (World Premiere) by Hope Boykin and the Mason School of Dance

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“There are no limits to how we can make, build, and bring dance to the lovers of our art form; the lock is broken, and the lid thrown away.” -Hope Boykin

Through the efforts of HopeBoykinDance, Boykin is a creator, m...Read More


Reva and Sid Dewberry Family School of Music Holiday Concert

Saturday, Dec 12, 2020 8:00pm
Location: Virtual Event
Presented By: Reva and Sid Dewberry Family School of Music

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Join us for a joyous virtual concert by the Dewberry School of Music as we ring in the holiday season! Showcasing Mason's outstanding ensembles, this evening will feature traditional holiday favorites and festive new works performed by extraordinary student artists.

This event will be strea...Read More


Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy: A Celtic Family Christmas

Sunday, Dec 13, 2020 7:00pm
Location: Virtual Event

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A Celtic Family Christmas

Champion fiddlers Natalie MacMaster, Donnell Leahy, and their seven children welcome us directly into their home to experience Christmas with them like never before through a virtual performance. Join their family as they invite you into their home for Celti...Read More


Step Afrika!’s Magical Musical Holiday Step Show

Wednesday, Dec 16, 2020 7:30pm
Location: Virtual Event

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Mason Artist-in-Residence 

As the world’s first holiday show highlighting the African American tradition of stepping, Step Afrika!’s Magical Musical Holiday Step Show is a feast for the eyes and ears! Step Afrika!’s fabulous and furry friends from the Arctic Kingdom—Popper the Penguin along...Read More


CARTOGRAPHY

Saturday, Jan 23, 2021 7:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Great Performances at Mason

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Mason Artist-in-Residence
Co-created by Kaneza Schaal and Christopher Myers

Five young refugees set out in search of a new place to call home in this “stunning” (The New York Times) and timely theatrical work. Inspired by the artists’ creative work with refugees from around the wor...Read More


CANCELED: Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel: Celebrating Beethoven

Sunday, Jan 24, 2021 7:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Great Performances at Mason

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Welcome back to the stage virtuoso pianist and exceptional storyteller Jeffrey Siegel. In his first concert of the season, he celebrates the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth with some of the composer’s best-loved works. This concert features the beloved “Moonlight” Sonata, O...Read More


CANCELED: Sankofa Danzafro

Saturday, Jan 30, 2021 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Great Performances at Mason

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The City of Others

Through the lens of Afro-Colombian dance, The City of Others explores racism and social disparity in Colombia, a country home to Latin America’s second largest population of people of African descent. This dance style draws from capoeira, contemporary dance, hip...Read More


CANCELED: Les Violons du Roy

Sunday, Jan 31, 2021 2:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Great Performances at Mason

Les Violons du Roy’s tour has been canceled, including this performance at the Center for the Arts.

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Virginia Opera: La Voix Humaine and Gianni Schicchi

Saturday, Feb 13, 2021 8:00pm
Sunday, Feb 14, 2021 2:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Great Performances at Mason

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Virginia Opera returns to the Center for a double-bill of Francis Poulenc's La Voix Humaine (The Human Voice) and Puccini's Gianni Schicchi. An up-close-and-personal exploration of the whims of the human heart, La Voix Humaine is an intimate operatic adaptation of Jean Cocteau’s 1...Read More


Dervish

Friday, Feb 26, 2021 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Great Performances at Mason

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Welcome Irish music icon, Dervish, to the Center for a rousing celebration of Irish heritage just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. For more than 30 years, the sextet hailing from Ireland’s rugged and wild coast has become one of the biggest names in traditional Irish music. The inte...Read More


Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Saturday, Feb 27, 2021 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Great Performances at Mason

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Sharing a heartfelt message of love, peace, and harmony, Ladysmith Black Mambazo performs an uplifting concert showcasing traditional South African vocal styles. Already successful in their own right in South Africa, the group rose to worldwide prominence in 1987 when they collabo...Read More


CANCELED: The Magic of Bill Blagg Live!

Sunday, Feb 28, 2021 2:00pm

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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


CANCELLED Grace for President

Sunday, Mar 07, 2021 1:00pm
Sunday, Mar 07, 2021 4:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Family Series

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Backyard Productions

Book, Music & Lyrics by Joan Cushing
Adapted from the book Grace for President by Kelly DiPucchio; Illustrations by LeUyen Pham

When Grace, a spunky elementary school student, learns that there have been no female presidents of the United States, she decides to...Read More


The Chieftains

Monday, Mar 08, 2021 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 on "The Irish Goodbye" tour. The six-time Grammy® Award winners are celebrated for reinventing traditional Irish music...Read More


CANCELLED: KODO

Friday, Mar 12, 2021 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Great Performances at Mason

KODO’s One Earth Tour: Legacy has been canceled, including this performance at the Center for the Arts.

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Virginia Opera: The Marriage of Figaro

Saturday, Mar 20, 2021 8:00pm
Sunday, Mar 21, 2021 2:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Great Performances at Mason

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Mozart’s beloved four-act comic opera, The Marriage of Figaro, is the kind of mad and frantic bedroom farce of which guilty (and not-so-guilty) pleasures are made, all driven by the music of Mozart at his most spirited, and conceived in collaboration with his most entrusted and su...Read More


CANCELED: Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra with Maria Schneider

Saturday, Apr 03, 2021 8:00pm

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Mason Artist-in-Residence
Featuring Maria Schneider, conductor

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 Wi...Read More


CANCELED: Cirque Éloize

Friday, Apr 09, 2021 8:00pm
Saturday, Apr 10, 2021 2:00pm
Saturday, Apr 10, 2021 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Great Performances at Mason

Cirque Eloize’s tour has been canceled, including these performances at the Center for the Arts.

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CANCELLED: Lila Downs

Sunday, Apr 18, 2021 7:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Great Performances at Mason

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Lila Downs is one of the most influential artists in Latin America. Whether it’s a full-throated mariachi song, an achingly tender bolero, or sultry jazz tune, this six-time Grammy® Award-winning singer-songwriter draws audiences in with her unmistakable charisma and inspiring sto...Read More


Jerusalem Quartet

Friday, Apr 23, 2021 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Great Performances at Mason

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Featuring Pinchas Zukerman, violin/viola and Amanda Forsyth, cello

Bruckner: Adagio from String Quintet in F major
Dvorák: Sextet for Strings in A major, Op. 48
Brahms: Sextet for Strings in B-flat major, Op. 18 

Grammy® ward-winning conductor, violinist, and violist Pinchas Zukerma...Read More


Collision of Rhythm

Sunday, Apr 25, 2021 1:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Family Series

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Collision of Rhythm is the ultimate dynamic duo made up of a tap-dancing percussion virtuoso and a beatboxing, juggling comedian. Imagine a STOMP, Blue Man Group, and Ringling Bros. mash-up and the result is this extraordinary performance perfect for kids and kids-at-heart. Aaron ...Read More


Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel: Evocative Visions

Sunday, Apr 25, 2021 7:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Great Performances at Mason

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Virtuoso pianist Jeffrey Siegel is popular with classical music lovers and newcomers alike. In his final concert of the season, Siegel plays the visually inspired masterpieces of Rachmaninoff, Liszt, Debussy, Mendelssohn, and Grieg.  This “concert with commentary” makes connection...Read More


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