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Guitar Ensemble Concert*

Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 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 George Mason University Guitar Ensemble features School of Music guitar students ...Read More


Mason Jazz Vocal Night*

Monday, Nov 25, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Mason School of Music

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Join us for an evening dedicated to Jazz Vocals! This concert includes soloists from the Jazz Voice Studio, the Mason Jazz Vocal Ensemble, directed by Darden Purcell, and very special guests, Forest Park High School Platinum Vocal Jazz, directed by Lara Brittain!

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Chanticleer

Saturday, Nov 30, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Great Performances at Mason

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A Chanticleer Christmas

Unwrap holiday magic as Chanticleer returns to the Center to usher in the season with a festive program of Gregorian chant, Renaissance motets, Gospel melodies, and Christmas carols. Called “the world’s reigning male chorus” (The New Yorker) th...Read More


Sweet Honey in the Rock®

Saturday, Dec 07, 2019 4:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Great Performances at Mason

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Celebrating the Holydays

Welcome the dynamic Washington, D.C.-based, African-American a cappella ensemble, Sweet Honey in the Rock®, in Celebrating the Holydays. With five-part harmonies and sign language interpretation, Sweet Honey’s sound ranges from African to blue...Read More


Mason Symphony Holiday Concert*

Sunday, Dec 08, 2019 7:00pm
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.

2 Free tickets per Mason student D avail. 11/26/19

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String Chamber Concert*

Tuesday, Dec 10, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Harris Theatre, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Mason School of Music

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

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Vienna Boys Choir

Friday, Dec 13, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Great Performances at Mason

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Christmas in Vienna

There is no sound more celestial than the angelic voices of the Vienna Boys Choir, who return for their annual holiday concert to celebrate the magic of the season. The world’s foremost children’s choral group performs a delightful program of class...Read More


American Festival Pops Orchestra: Holiday Pops

Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Great Performances at Mason

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Holiday Pops: Songs of the Season

Just hear those sleigh bells jinglin’ as the American Festival Pops Orchestra ushers in the season with its annual holiday concert. A beloved tradition at the Center, the uplifting evening includes treasured classics like Leroy Anders...Read More


Fairfax Symphony Orchestra: The Nutcracker

Saturday, Dec 21, 2019 4:00pm
Sunday, Dec 22, 2019 4:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Fairfax Symphony Orchestra

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Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker with The Fairfax Ballet

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 and epic battles between heroic toy...Read More


The Washington Chorus: Kids, Families and Friends Christmas

Monday, Dec 23, 2019 1:00pm

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Join TWC for our new signature holiday concert for the
entire family, including ugly Christmas sweaters, carol sing-alongs, candy canes, and a special appearance from Jolly Old St. Nick himself!

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Young Artist Piano Musicale

Sunday, Jan 26, 2020 5:30pm
Sunday, Apr 19, 2020 5:30pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Main Lobby, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Mason School of Music
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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


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


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

Lyatoshynsky: Grazhyna, Op. 58
Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme, for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 33
Sibelius: Symphony No. 1 in E minor, Op. 39

Celebrating their Jubilee 100th concert season, the National Symphony O...Read More


Wind Symphony & Symphonic Band Concert - Early Spring *

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 10:00am
Location: Harris Theatre, Fairfax Campus, deLaski Performing Arts Building, A323, Music Studio, Fairfax Campus, deLaski Performing Arts Building, A327C, Music Studio, Fairfax Campus, deLaski Performing Arts Building, 3001, de Laski Rehearsal Room, Fairfax Campus,…
Presented By: Mason School of Music
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Mason Jazz Festival Concert

Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 7:00pm
Location: Harris Theatre, Fairfax Campus, deLaski Performing Arts Building, A323, Music Studio, Fairfax Campus, deLaski Performing Arts Building, A327C, Music Studio, Fairfax Campus, deLaski Performing Arts Building, 3001, de Laski Rehearsal Room, Fairfax Campus,…
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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


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


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

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Beethoven: “Symphony of Symphonies”

French pianist Philippe Bianconi has been described as an artist whose playing is “always close to the soul of the music, filling the space with poetry and life,” (The Washington Post) and who offers “an extraordinary exhibition of musicianship, techni...Read More


The Chieftains

Thursday, Mar 19, 2020 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. The six-time Grammy® Award winners are celebrated for reinventing traditional Irish music and popularizin...Read More


Mason Community Arts Academy Family Concert: Spoken Word and Music

Sunday, Mar 29, 2020 2:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Mason Community Arts Academy
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Percussion Ensemble Concert*

Sunday, Mar 29, 2020 4:00pm
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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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!

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

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Student Involvement: Iweek Dance Competition

Thursday, Apr 02, 2020 8:00pm

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


University Singers 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.

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Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra

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

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Featuring Maria Schneider, conductor 

Mason Artist-in-Residence

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 ex...Read More


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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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

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In his final concert of the season, Jeffrey Siegel brings to life the music of the “three great Bs:” Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms. Enjoy a program of classics declassified that includes Beethoven’s beloved Moonlight Sonata, Bach’s exhilarating Toccata in D major, and t...Read More


Wind Symphony & Symphonic Band Concert - Spring*

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


Mason Spring Opera*

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

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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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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

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Leshnoff: Symphony No. 4 “Heichalos” (Regional Premiere)

Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 

Distinguished by The New York Times as “a leader of contemporary American lyricism,” composer Jonathan Leshnoff is renowned for his music’s striking harmonies and powerful themes.  Leshnoff’s Symphony No....Read More


Mason Jazz Vocal Night - Spring*

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 and the Mason Jazz Vocal Ensemble, directed by Dr. Darden Purcell.

Visit Jazz Vocals online.

Tickets: $12/$8/$5
2 Free tickets per Mason student ID avail. 11/12/19

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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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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


Mason Symphony Orchestra 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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The Magic of Bill Blagg Live!

Sunday, May 03, 2020 2:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Family Series

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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 disb...Read More


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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Featuring the Fairfax Symphony All-Stars
Sharon Bulova Young Artists’ Program

Alexander Kerr, violin
Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain
Leshnoff: Violin Concerto No. 2 (Regional Premiere)
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition 

The FSO salutes the next generation of young musicians with a s...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, TheaterSpace, Fairfax Campus, deLaski Performing Arts Building, A102, Theatre 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