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September 2020

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


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 times...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 world...Read More


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, Op...Read More


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-h...Read More


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

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Jeremy Denk, piano


H. von Bingen, O virtus Sapientus (transcript. for strings*)
Byrd, Haec dies (transcript. for strings*)
Morley, Christes crosse (transcript. for strings*)
Monteverdi, Zefiro torna e soavi accenti
J.S. Bach, Keyboard concerto in E major, BWV 1053
Biber, Battalia a 10...Read More


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 19...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 inter...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 collabor...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 a...Read More


KODO

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

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One Earth Tour: Legacy


Experience the power, grace, and joy that KODO’s athletic percussionists bring to the stage in their much-anticipated encore performance at the Center! With an exuberant, heart-pounding rush of energy, the group performs the ancient Japanese art of traditional...Read More


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 suc...Read More


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 Wint...Read More


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

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Hotel 


Cirque Éloize’s 25th anniversary creation is an immersive, high-flying Art Deco universe—Hotel. The stage is transformed into a multi-storied grand hotel of a bygone era where acrobatics and dance are performed to live music. The hotel’s lobby doors swing open and a kaleidosc...Read More


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 stor...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 Zukerman, ...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 connections...Read More


September 2020