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Music

January 2022

Mason Arts at Home

Let’s Talk Opera with John Borths

Monday, Jan 10, 2022 7:00pm
Virtual Event Zoom Large Meeting

Virtual Event 

Join the Center for the Arts and Virginia Opera on Monday, January 10 at 7:00 p.m., for a special Mason Arts at Home presentation of Let's Talk Opera with Josh Borths. This episode will examine the upcoming production of Three Decembers and include an intriguing conversation with the ... Read more

CANCELED: 43rd International Saxophone Symposium

Friday, Jan 14, 2022 8:00am
Saturday, Jan 15, 2022 8:00am
deLaski Performing Arts Building, A101, Black Box, Fairfax Campus, deLaski Performing Arts Building, A105, Theater Space, Fairfax Campus, deLaski Performing Arts Building, A323, Music Classrm/Choral Rm, Fairfax Campus, deLaski Performing Arts Building,…

Out of concern for the health and safety of our audience members and participants, the 2022 International Saxophone Symposium has been canceled.

The 43rd International Saxophone Symposium, hosted by the U.S. Navy Band, features over 150 performances, masterclasses and lectures designed for musicians... Read more

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Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel: Fantastic Fantasies

Sunday, Jan 23, 2022 7:00pm

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Take an extraordinary journey through classical music with this Keyboard Conversations® performance. Virtuoso pianist Jeffrey Siegel will guide you through the jaunty music of Bach, the improvisatory, unbound music of Mozart, Mendelssohn’s “Last Rose of Summer”, and Swedish co... Read more

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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Saturday, Jan 29, 2022 8:00pm

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Vasily Petrenko, music director
Kian Soltani, cello

Britten: Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes
Elgar: Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85
Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances

Celebrate the diamond jubilee anniversary of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) with a program featuring ... Read more

CANCELED: International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella - Mid-Atlantic Quarterfinal

Sunday, Jan 30, 2022 8:00am
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,…

This performance has been canceled. Ticket holders will be contacted by the Center for the Arts ticket office.


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Mason School of Theater

RESCHEDULED: In a Sentimental Mood: The Music of Duke Ellington Performed by The Mason Cabaret

Friday, Feb 04, 2022 8:00pm
Saturday, Feb 05, 2022 2:00pm
Saturday, Feb 05, 2022 8:00pm

This performance by The Mason Cabaret has been rescheduled to April 15-16 (with a free preview on April 14) in deLaski Performing Arts Building on the Fairfax campus. The Ticket Office will contact all ticket holders via email with their options. Please contact the Ticket Office at cfatix@gmu.edu or... Read more

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Virginia Opera: Three Decembers

Saturday, Feb 05, 2022 8:00pm
Sunday, Feb 06, 2022 2:00pm

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by Jake Heggie with libretto by Gene Scheer

Virginia Opera’s production of Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer’s Three Decembers is a two-act chamber opera about family—the ones we are born into, and those we create. Based on Tony Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally’s unpublishe... Read more

RESCHEDULED: Kristin Chenoweth in Concert

Saturday, Feb 12, 2022 8:00pm

This performance by Kristin Chenoweth has been rescheduled to September 24, 2022 at 8:30 p.m. The Ticket Office will contact all ticket holders by email with their options. Please contact the Ticket Office at cfatix@gmu.edu or 703-993-2787 if you haven't heard from them by January 20. 

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Fairfax Symphony Orchestra: Jason Vieaux & Aaron Clay

Saturday, Feb 19, 2022 8:00pm

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“Bruromano” U.S. Premiere

Adolphus Hailstork: Essay for Strings  
Dvorák: Serenade for Wind Instruments
Christopher Rouse: “Ku-Ka-Ilimoku”
Arvo Pärt: Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten
Sylvie Bodorová: “Bruromano” for Solo Guitar, Double-bass and Strings (U.S. PREMIERE)

Jason Vieaux, guitar... Read more

Dewberry School of Music

Mason Jazz Festival

Saturday, Feb 26, 2022 8:00am
Harris Theatre, Fairfax Campus, deLaski Performing Arts Building, A323, Music Classrm/Choral Rm, Fairfax Campus, deLaski Performing Arts Building, A327C, Music Classroom/Band Rm, Fairfax Campus, deLaski Performing Arts Building, A417M, Music Conference…

The Mason Jazz Festival is an invitational event open to middle school, high school, collegiate and community Jazz ensembles. Learn more about  participating.

Closing festival performance ensemble will be the United States Army Blues Jazz Ensemble at 7pm in Harris Theatre.

All performances are FREE ... Read more

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Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Sunday, Feb 27, 2022 7:00pm

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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 1986 when they col... Read more

Dewberry School of Music

Mason Wind Symphony

Tuesday, Mar 01, 2022 8:00pm
Thursday, Apr 28, 2022 8:00pm

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Come watch the Wind Symphony and the Symphonic Band present their winter concert, conducted by Professor Mark Camphouse and doctoral student Samantha Clarke. 

The George Mason University Wind Symphony, led by composer-conductor Mark Camphouse is a select ensemble comprised of outstanding... Read more

Dewberry School of Music

University Singers

Wednesday, Mar 09, 2022 8:00pm

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Under the direction of Dr. Lisa Billingham, the University Singers is a select choral ensemble at Mason dedicated to the performance of advanced vocal chamber music ranging from Renaissance to contemporary and commissioned works.

Tickets: $12 General Public, $8 Seniors, $5 Students 


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Fairfax Symphony Orchestra: An evening of Brahms & Tchaikovsky

Saturday, Mar 12, 2022 8:00pm

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Sofya Gulyak, piano

Brahms: Symphony No. 3
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1

Russian classical pianist, Sofya Gulyak has been praised for her "tremendous precision and colouration ... exquisite soft playing ... with delicacy." Performing around the globe to great acclaim, she joins the F... Read more

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CANCELED: The Chieftains

Monday, Mar 14, 2022 8:00pm

The Chieftains Irish Goodbye Tour has been canceled, including this performance at the Center for the Arts

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Edgar Meyer and the Scottish Ensemble

Sunday, Mar 27, 2022 4:00pm

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Five-time GRAMMY Award-winning bassist and composer Edgar Meyer joins the acclaimed Glasgow-based Scottish Ensemble for a unique program that spans the ages from the Baroque to the present day. The concert features works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Gustav Holst, Ralph Vaughan Wi... Read more

Dewberry School of Music

Jazz Big Band Showdown

Monday, Mar 28, 2022 8:00pm

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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! 

Tickets: $12 General Public, $8 Seniors, $5 Students 


Free Tickets for Mason Students

A limited quantity of free student tickets will be available two ... Read more

Media, Arts, Design, and Communication Internship and Career Fair

Tuesday, Mar 29, 2022 9:00am
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

Meet recruiters from more than 25 arts, design, entertainment, and media employers seeking Mason students and alumni for internships and paid positions.

A link to register and list of employers will be announced in early 2022. Stop by with your resume or portfolio!

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Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel: Evocative Visions

Sunday, Apr 03, 2022 7:00pm

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Pianist Jeffrey Siegel is popular with classical music lovers and newcomers alike. In his final Keyboard Conversations® concert of the season, he plays the visually inspired masterpieces of Debussy, plus Rachmaninoff, Liszt, and Grieg. Included on the program is Debussy’s The ... Read more

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Virginia Opera: The Marriage of Figaro

Saturday, Apr 09, 2022 8:00pm
Sunday, Apr 10, 2022 2:00pm

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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. It is all driven by the music of Mozart at his most spirited and conceived in collaboration with his most entrust... Read more

Mason School of Theater

In a Sentimental Mood: The Music of Duke Ellington Performed by The Mason Cabaret

Friday, Apr 15, 2022 8:00pm
Saturday, Apr 16, 2022 2:00pm
Saturday, Apr 16, 2022 8:00pm

Conceived by Erin Gardiner and James Gardiner 
Directed by Erin Gardiner and James 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 showcasing the brilliant work of the legendary Duke El... Read more

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Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra

Saturday, Apr 16, 2022 8:00pm

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Mason Artist-in-Residence
Featuring Maria Schneider, conductor

GRAMMY Award-winning composer, conductor, and Mason Artist-in-Residence Maria Schneider leads Northern Virginia’s own Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra in a night of cool, expressive jazz. The evening’s repertory includes... Read more

Dewberry School of Music

Mason Symphonic Band

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2022 8:00pm

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Come watch the Mason Symphonic Band present its spring concert, conducted by Professor Mark Camphouse and doctoral student Samantha Clarke. This concert will include traditional wind band repertoire in addition to solo works featuring two student soloists. 

The Mason Symphonic Band, dire... Read more

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Fairfax Symphony Orchestra

Saturday, Apr 23, 2022 8:00pm

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Christopher Zimmerman, music director and conductor
Featuring Simone Dinnerstein, piano

The Center for the Arts is proud to co-present a thrilling classical music program by the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra (FSO) featuring piano virtuoso Simone Dinnerstein, who The Washington Pos... Read more

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Lila Downs

Sunday, Apr 24, 2022 7:00pm

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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 GRAMMY Award-winning singer-songwriter draws audiences in with her unmistakable charisma and inspiring storytell... Read more

Dewberry School of Music

Mason Jazz Vocal Night

Monday, Apr 25, 2022 8:00pm

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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 us online.

Tickets: $12 General Public, $8 Seniors, $5 Students 


Free Tickets for Mason Students

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Dewberry School of Music

Mason Opera presents Rossini’s 'La Cenerentola'

Friday, Apr 29, 2022 8:00pm
Saturday, Apr 30, 2022 2:00pm
Sunday, May 01, 2022 2:00pm
Harris Theatre, Fairfax Campus, Harris Theatre, Lobby, Fairfax Campus

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Join Mason Opera for the second production of their “Cinderella year” with a cast of talented students performing La Cenerentola by Gioachino Rossini.

Tickets: $20 General Public, $15 Seniors, $5 Students 

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Dewberry School of Music

International Jazz Day

Saturday, Apr 30, 2022 8:00pm

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Share the vibrancy and vitality of jazz music with Mason Jazz students and faculty on April 30! International Jazz Day brings together communities, schools, artists, historians, academics, and jazz enthusiasts on all continents to celebrate and learn about jazz and its roots, future, and... Read more

Mason School of Theater

A Concert Presentation of 'The Boy Detective Fails'

Friday, May 06, 2022 8:00pm
Saturday, May 07, 2022 2:00pm
Saturday, May 07, 2022 8:00pm

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Directed by Erin Gardiner  
Musical Direction by Joe Walsh
Book by Joe Meno
Music and Lyrics by Adam Gwon

The Boy Detective Fails, based on Joe Meno’s acclaimed novel, tells the story of Billy Argo, “boy detective.” In a world akin to Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys, young Billy becomes famou... Read more

Dewberry School of Music

Mason Symphony Orchestra and Concerto Soloists

Sunday, May 08, 2022 7:00pm

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Join the Dewberry School of Music for their spring finale concert featuring the Mason Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Soo Han and the University choirs under the direction of Dr. Lisa Billingham.

Tickets: $20 General Public, $15 Seniors, $5 Students 


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Fairfax Symphony Orchestra: Beethoven Symphony No. 9

Saturday, May 14, 2022 8:00pm

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Christopher Zimmerman, conductor with The Fairfax Choral Society, Thomas Colohan, artistic director and Choralis, Gretchen Kuhrmann, artistic director

Leshnoff: Symphony No. 4 “Heichalos” (Regional Premiere)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9

Distinguished as “a leader of contemporary American lyr... Read more

Dewberry School of Music

Honors Recital (showcasing outstanding soloists)

Sunday, May 15, 2022 3:00pm
Harris Theatre, Fairfax Campus, Harris Theatre, Lobby, Fairfax Campus

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The Honors Recital is a premier recital opportunity for Dewberry School of Music students, representing each instrument area, who auditioned and were selected to perform by a faculty panel.

This performance is free and open to the public. 

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Kristin Chenoweth in Concert

Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 8:00pm

Tickets for this performance will be available in mid-February.

This performance was previously scheduled for February 12, 2022. The Ticket Office will contact all ticket holders by email with their options. Please contact the Ticket Office at cfatix@gmu.edu or 703-993-2787 if you haven't heard by J... Read more

January 2022