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April 2020

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


Draw with Deb

Thursday, Apr 02, 2020 12:00pm
Tuesday, Apr 07, 2020 12:00pm
Monday, Apr 13, 2020 12:00pm
Location: Online
Presented By: School of Theater

Costume and Scenic Designer and Mason Assistant Professor, Deb Sivigny, guides us through her already-popular #drawwithdeb segment. Deb will be going live on her Facebook page at 12 pm. Tune in today to check out this week's drawing prompt!

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A Conversation with Jennifer Baichwal Director of the documentary, Anthropocene: The Human Epoch

Thursday, Apr 02, 2020 1:30pm
Location: Online
Presented By: Film and Video Studies

Free and open to the public.

Please join award-winning filmmaker Jennifer Baichwal for a discussion of her film ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch. A meditation on humanity's reengineering of the planet, this film is an intersection of art and science, four years in the making. Before the session, we in...Read More


A Conversation with Maria Schneider

Thursday, Apr 02, 2020 3:30pm
Location: Online
Presented By: Center for the Arts

Join multiple Grammy Award-winning composer and conductor Maria Schneider for a digital conversation about her influential work in the world of jazz and artist rights advocacy. Moderated by CVPA Dean Rick Davis, this talk will cover Maria's life, music career, her new album, and will allow for selec...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: Men on Boats

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: American Festival Pops Orchestra: Spotlight on Broadway

Saturday, Apr 04, 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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Spotlight on Broadway

Featuring Lisa Vroman

The...Read More


Bumper Jacksons

Saturday, Apr 04, 2020 8:00pm
Location: Online
Presented By: Hylton Center

As part of the Hylton Performing Arts Center American Roots Series, the energetic Bluegrass-meets-Big Band sound of the Bumper Jacksons join us through your screens. Vocalist Jess and Fiddle and Banjo master Chris will be coming to you live from their home to share in this evening of community-makin...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


Mason Opera Presents: Mesdames de la Halle

Monday, Apr 06, 2020 2:00pm
Location: Online
Presented By: School of Music

This video will be available on the Center for the Arts Facebook page starting at 2pm on April 6. Music Director and Mason Professor Joe Walsh will introduce the opera "Mesdames de la Halle," performed by Mason Opera in December 2019. About the Opera: In 1858, at the height of his creative genius, a...Read More


Visiting Filmmakers Series Online: Tony Marquez, director and filmmaker

Tuesday, Apr 07, 2020 4:30pm
Location: LIVE Online
Presented By: Center for the Arts

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WebEx Meeting: 618 382 274

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Tony Marquez resides in Los Angeles, California, where he works in the entertainment industry.

After graduating from Mason's Film and Video Studies Program, Tony was able to land jobs in non-scripted television formats with the Travel C...Read More


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

Wednesday, Apr 08, 2020 1:00pm
Location: Online
Presented By: Center for the Arts

This video includes mature language.

This video will be available on the Center for the Arts Facebook page starting at 1 pm on April 8. The Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company were the Center for the Arts' second inaugural Artist-In-Residence. During their time at Mason in January 2020, they participa...Read More


Celebration of Green Machine

Thursday, Apr 09, 2020 1:00pm
Location: Online
Presented By: The Green Machine

Selected Mason Madness videos from The George Mason Green Machine will be posted on the Center for the Arts Facebook throughout the day on April 9. Keep an eye out for some great content from the Number 1 Pep Band in the Nation! 

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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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(Re)LiveArts Streaming

Thursday, Apr 09, 2020 7:30pm
Location: Online
Presented By: Center for the Arts

A new set of videos will be released on April 9 at 7:30 pm at the website above. Our friends at New York Live Arts have premiered (Re)Live Arts, a series of videos released every Thursday that take us back through the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company and Live Arts archives. These videos will only be...Read More


Okee Dokee Brothers: Adventure Movies

Friday, Apr 10, 2020 10:00am
Location: Online
Presented By: Hylton Center

While our friends, the Okee Dokee Brothers, are no longer able to join us on the Hylton Family Series at the Hylton Performing Arts Center this season, they are doing some incredible work from afar. We are happy to re-share some of their incredible "adventures" they've been creating virtually. Enjoy...Read More


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 

Mason Art...Read More


Visiting Filmmakers Series Online: Christelle Matou, Costume and Production Design

Monday, Apr 13, 2020 1:30pm
Location: LIVE Online
Presented By: Film and Video Studies

Join Mason's School of Film and Video Studies for a livestreamed conversation via WebEx with Christelle Matou, an NYC-based designer who has done work in film, television, theater, and dance. As a Production Designer, she has earned credits in critically acclaimed short films and network television....Read More


Bill Blagg Magic Mondays

Monday, Apr 13, 2020 3:00pm
Location: Online
Presented By: Center for the Arts

Join Magician Bill Blagg for his "Magic Mondays" segment on Facebook Live! Bill will be going live on his Facebook page with mind-blowing tricks at 3 p.m. EST, but feel free to catch up on all of his fun videos. While Bill couldn't amaze our audiences in-person this season, we have a feeling you'll ...Read More


Visiting Filmmakers Series Online: Ryan Booth, director

Monday, Apr 13, 2020 4:30pm
Location: LIVE Online
Presented By: Film and Video Studies

Join Mason's School of Film and Video Studies for a livestreamed conversation via WebEx with Ryan Booth, director and filmmaker. Starting his career in documentary filmmaking as a Director of Photography, Ryan has since gone on to direct national campaigns for some of the world's biggest brands, inc...Read More


Visiting Filmmakers Series Online: Henry Ogunjimi, documentary filmmaker

Tuesday, Apr 14, 2020 1:30pm
Location: LIVE Online
Presented By: Film and Video Studies

Join Mason's School of Film and Video Studies for a livestreamed conversation via WebEx with documentary filmmaker and photographer Henry Ogunjimi. His work covers social and political issues, as well as personal perspectives, having just completed his graduate studies in Journalism at New York Univ...Read More


Musical Feast: A Mason Symphony Orchestra Feature

Tuesday, Apr 14, 2020 2:15pm
Location: Online
Presented By: School of Music

Tune in for this dynamic video excerpt of George Mason University’s Symphony Orchestra. Introduced by Dr. Dennis Layendecker, Mason School of Music Heritage Chair in Music and Director of Orchestral Studies, this 2019 A Musical Feast performance clip by Mason's Symphony Orchestra features a segment ...Read More


Visiting Filmmakers Series Online: Kwanza Gooden and Mannon Butt - Freelancing in LA

Tuesday, Apr 14, 2020 4:30pm
Location: Online
Presented By: Film and Video Studies

Join Mason's School of Film and Video Studies for a livestreamed conversation via WebEx with Kwanza Gooden and Mannon Butt. Kwanza is a director, writer, producer, editor, and videographer whose work has been featured by USA Today, Buzzfeed, and BET Networks. Find out more about her work and join th...Read More


A Glimpse Behind the "Seams" with Costume Shop Supervisor Laurel Dunayer

Wednesday, Apr 15, 2020 11:00am
Location: LIVE Online
Presented By: School of Theater

Joining us live from her home, Masons’ College of Visual and Performing (CVPA) Arts Costume Shop Supervisor Laurel Dunayer will share a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into the making of a costume. Laurel draws on her extensive industry knowledge to offer helpful tips, plus a sneak peek at a few...Read More


Visiting Filmmakers Series Online: Steph Garcia - actor, writer, comedian

Wednesday, Apr 15, 2020 3:30pm
Location: LIVE Online
Presented By: Film and Video Studies

Join Mason's School of Film and Video Studies for a livestreamed conversation via WebEx with Steph Garcia, a writer for the CBS Diversity Sketch Comedy Showcase and performer on house sketch team "The Money Pit." Find out more about her work and join the conversation.

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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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Meet the Artists: Piano Students of Dr. Linda A. Monson - Director, Mason School of Music and Director of Keyboard Studies

Thursday, Apr 16, 2020 2:15pm
Location: LIVE Online
Presented By: School of Music

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute presents a free Zoom webinar featuring Dr. Linda Apple Monson, Director, Mason School of Music and Director of Keyboard Studies, and her gifted piano students. This livestream will feature a diverse program of solo piano repertoire performed by students representing...Read More


Visiting Filmmakers Series Online: Effie Brown - Changing the Game

Thursday, Apr 16, 2020 4:30pm
Location: LIVE Online
Presented By: Film and Video Studies

Join Mason's School of Film and Video Studies for a livestreamed conversation via WebEx with CEO of Gamechanger Effie Brown. Gamechanger, the first film financing fund by and for women, focuses on projects by and about people of color, LGBTQ+, and people with disabilities. Brown herself has produced...Read More


Mason in Rags: Bringing a New/Old Musical to Life

Thursday, Apr 16, 2020 7:00pm
Location: LIVE Online
Presented By: School of Theater

The musical Rags had its debut at George Mason University in Fall 2019, when a group of young actors, faculty members, and alumni worked directly with the original librettist, Tommy Thompson, and reimagined this “old” musical anew. Join various members of the creative team and cast in this Facebook ...Read More


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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Visiting Filmmakers Series Online: Rick Dunkle - writer and producer

Friday, Apr 17, 2020 1:30pm
Location: LIVE Online
Presented By: Film and Video Studies

Join Mason's School of Film and Video Studies for a livestreamed conversation via WebEx with Rick Dunkle, a television writer and producer best known for his work on the hit CBS franchise, Criminal Minds. With nearly twenty years of experience working in the entertainment industry, Dunkle shares eve...Read More


Banjo House Lockdown

Friday, Apr 17, 2020 7:00pm
Location: LIVE Online
Presented By: Hylton Center

Renowned bluegrass husband-wife duo Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn present an ongoing Facebook Live series, Banjo House Lockdown. Join them at 7 pm on Béla’s Facebook page for a live concert direct from their home. Can't wait for them to go live?  Catch up on their previously filmed home concerts n...Read More


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


Visiting Filmmakers Series Online: Akiva Penaloza - writer, director

Monday, Apr 20, 2020 1:30pm
Location: LIVE Online
Presented By: Film and Video Studies

Throughout the month of April, the Visiting Filmmakers Series at Mason, hosted by Film at Mason’s talented faculty, will present a series of online conversations and Q&A’s with filmmakers. Enjoy a diverse range of topics with speakers including film programmers, screenwriters, distributors, actors, ...Read More


Visiting Filmmakers Series Online: Erica Ginsberg: Creative Resilience in a Time of Pandemic

Monday, Apr 20, 2020 4:30pm
Location: Online
Presented By: Center for the Arts

Session host: Maura Ugarte, George Mason University

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Meeting number: 616 267 510
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Erica Ginsberg draws on more than 20 years of experience in program administration in the nonprofit and government sectors, working in the areas of arts and culture, nonprofit management,...Read More


Rebecca and Becca in Space: A Web Series

Monday, Apr 20, 2020 12:00pm
Tuesday, Apr 21, 2020 12:00pm
Wednesday, Apr 22, 2020 12:00pm
Thursday, Apr 23, 2020 12:00pm
Friday, Apr 24, 2020 12:00pm
Location: Online
Presented By: Center for the Arts

Join the first recipients of the College of Visual and Performing Arts’ Alumni Artist Support Initiative in their weeklong web series – in space! Astronauts Rebecca (Rebecca Wahls) and Becca (Rebecca Ballinger) form a comedic duo in their eight-episode (plus a Christmas special) web series, premieri...Read More


Visiting Filmmakers Series Online: Yalin Chi - Film Distributer

Tuesday, Apr 21, 2020 1:30pm
Location: LIVE Online
Presented By: Film and Video Studies

Throughout the month of April, the Visiting Filmmakers Series at Mason, hosted by Film at Mason’s talented faculty, will present a series of online conversations and Q&A’s with filmmakers. Enjoy a diverse range of topics with speakers including film programmers, screenwriters, distributors, actors, ...Read More


Visiting Filmmakers Series Online: Roberta Marie Munroe - Producer, Director, Author

Tuesday, Apr 21, 2020 4:30pm
Location: LIVE Online
Presented By: Film and Video Studies

Throughout the month of April, the Visiting Filmmakers Series at Mason, hosted by Film at Mason’s talented faculty, will present a series of online conversations and Q&A’s with filmmakers. Enjoy a diverse range of topics with speakers including film programmers, screenwriters, distributors, actors, ...Read More


An Earth Day Discussion with Kaiulani Lee

Tuesday, Apr 21, 2020 7:30pm
Location: LIVE Online
Presented By: Center for the Arts

Catch this discussion on the Center for the Arts Facebook page on April 21 at 7:30 p.m. 

Actress and Mason School of Theater adjunct professor Kaiulani Lee sits down with CVPA Dean Rick Davis to discuss her play and movie, A Sense of Wonder, based on the life and work of Rachel Carson. A forefront ...Read More


Visiting Filmmakers Series Online: Katy Crain and Erblin Nushi - What Film Students Need to Know Today

Wednesday, Apr 22, 2020 1:00pm
Location: LIVE Online
Presented By: Film and Video Studies

>Throughout the month of April, the Visiting Filmmakers Series at Mason, hosted by Film at Mason’s talented faculty, will present a series of online conversations and Q&A’s with filmmakers. Enjoy a diverse range of topics with speakers including film programmers, screenwriters, distributors, actors,...Read More


Live from the Living Room: Christylez Bacon

Wednesday, Apr 22, 2020 7:30pm
Location: LIVE Online
Presented By: Center for the Arts

Tune into the Strathmore Arts Facebook page on April 22 at 7:30 pm. Join our friends at the Music Center at Strathmore on Facebook Live for a “Live from the Living Room” series performance featuring local musician extraordinaire, Christylez Bacon. This GRAMMY®-nominated Progressive Hip-Hop artist an...Read More


Visiting Filmmakers Series Online: KJ Mohr, Amir George, and Nzingha Kengall - Curating as Artistic Practice

Thursday, Apr 23, 2020 1:30pm
Location: LIVE Online
Presented By: Film and Video Studies

>Throughout the month of April, the Visiting Filmmakers Series at Mason, hosted by Film at Mason’s talented faculty, will present a series of online conversations and Q&A’s with filmmakers. Enjoy a diverse range of topics with speakers including film programmers, screenwriters, distributors, actors,...Read More


Music Entrepreneurship Discussion with Ben Schuller

Thursday, Apr 23, 2020 2:00pm
Location: LIVE Online
Presented By: School of Music

This video will air live on the School of Music at George Mason University Facebook Page at 2 pm on April 23. Singer/producer Ben Schuller came up in the age of acoustic covers and, while in school, began building an online following for his simple piano/vocal reworkings of radio hits. Trading his s...Read More


Rebecca and Becca Tell the Truth (In Space) Live!

Thursday, Apr 23, 2020 7:00pm
Location: LIVE Online
Presented By: Center for the Arts

Astronauts Rebecca and Becca are coming to you live from their space pods and answering all of your queries for this in-character Question & Answer session streaming through the Center for the Arts Facebook page at 7 p.m. Make sure you tune in to ask all of your burning questions about their new web...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


Ballroom Dance Basics for Beginners

Friday, Apr 24, 2020 12:00pm
Location: Online
Presented By: Hylton Center

This video will air on the Center for the Arts Facebook page at 12 pm on April 24.

Get up and moving this Friday with Mimi Glass, independent ballroom instructor and teacher at Arlington Ballroom, who takes us step by step through the basic techniques of ballroom dance. Suitable for all ages and sk...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


A Live Conversation With NPR

Saturday, Apr 25, 2020 11:00am
Location: LIVE Online
Presented By: Center for the Arts

Join a live conversation with NPR’s From the Top on the CFA Facebook Page on April 25 at 11am.

In late February, the Center for the Arts stage was magically transformed into a radio studio while audience members experienced a live taping of an episode of NPR’s From the Top. A popular weekly show th...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


Two Careers, One University: A Chat with Laurel and Kevin Dunayer

Monday, Apr 27, 2020 11:00am
Location: LIVE Online
Presented By: School of Theater

Catch this discussion on the Center for the Arts Facebook page on April 27 at 11:00 am.

Mason’s College of Visual and Performing Arts Costume Shop Supervisor, Laurel Dunayer, and School of Theater Assistant Professor Kevin Dunayer, join us live from their home for a conversation about their roles a...Read More


Visiting Filmmakers Series Online: MJ Rizk, Cinematographer

Monday, Apr 27, 2020 1:30pm
Location: LIVE Online
Presented By: Film and Video Studies

Throughout the month of April, the Visiting Filmmakers Series at Mason, hosted by Film at Mason’s talented faculty, will present a series of online conversations and Q&A’s with filmmakers. Enjoy a diverse range of topics with speakers including film programmers, screenwriters, distributors, actors, ...Read More


Introducing Alumni Cocktails and Conversations with Dean Rick Davis

Monday, Apr 27, 2020 5:00pm
Location: LIVE Online
Presented By: Center for the Arts

Please join this event on on Zoom: https://bit.ly/2Y5NWTN

Make a cocktail and join our inaugural happy hour showcasing CVPA alumni across the world! Plus, CVPA Dean Rick Davis discusses CVPA’s response to COVID-19 and emergency funding opportunities for artists including a new grant program specifi...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! 
 

A Composer Conversation featuring Dan Forrest

Tuesday, Apr 28, 2020 12:00pm
Location: LIVE Online
Presented By: School of Music

Catch this discussion on the Center for the Arts Facebook page on April 28 at 12:00 pm.

 

Join us for a virtual conversation with renowned composer Dan Forrest, whose work has become well established in the choral repertoire in the U.S. and around the world. Hosted by Dr. Lisa Billingham, Professo...Read More


"Tangier Island is Sinking": A discussion with the Playwright

Tuesday, Apr 28, 2020 1:30pm
Location: LIVE Online
Presented By: Center for the Arts

This discussion will take place on the Center for the Arts Facebook page on April 28 at 1:30 pm.

 

Join Kevin Murray, Interim Director of George Mason University’s School of Theater, for a conversation with playwright and alumnus Zachary Wilcox, live on the Center for the Arts Facebook page. Wilco...Read More


Visiting Filmmakers Series Online: Sacha Jenkins - Writer, Documentary Director

Tuesday, Apr 28, 2020 1:30pm
Location: LIVE Online
Presented By: Film and Video Studies

Throughout the month of April, the Visiting Filmmakers Series at Mason, hosted by Film at Mason’s talented faculty, will present a series of online conversations and Q&A’s with filmmakers. Enjoy a diverse range of topics with speakers including film programmers, screenwriters, distributors, actors, ...Read More


Veterans and the Arts Initiative: Ukulele Workshop Series - Level II

Tuesday, Apr 28, 2020 7:30pm
Tuesday, May 05, 2020 7:30pm
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 7:30pm
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 7:30pm
Location: LIVE Online
Presented By: Hylton Center

The Veterans and the Arts Initiative at the Hylton Performing Arts Center is offering the Veteran community the opportunity to participate in a four-week, online series in Ukulele Level II, taught by Glen McCarthy, guitar instructor at George Mason University. Sessions are FREE and open to Veterans,...Read More


Visiting Filmmakers Series Online: Eric Allen Hatch - Film Critic, Programmer

Wednesday, Apr 29, 2020 1:30pm
Location: LIVE Online
Presented By: Film and Video Studies

Throughout the month of April, the Visiting Filmmakers Series at Mason, hosted by Film at Mason’s talented faculty, will present a series of online conversations and Q&A’s with filmmakers. Enjoy a diverse range of topics with speakers including film programmers, screenwriters, distributors, actors, ...Read More


Visiting Filmmakers Series Online: Shirin Ghareeb - Director, Arabian Sights Film Festival

Wednesday, Apr 29, 2020 4:30pm
Location: LIVE Online
Presented By: Film and Video Studies

Throughout the month of April, the Visiting Filmmakers Series at Mason, hosted by Film at Mason’s talented faculty, will present a series of online conversations and Q&A’s with filmmakers. Enjoy a diverse range of topics with speakers including film programmers, screenwriters, distributors, actors, ...Read More


Mason Players Present: "Gruesome Playground Injuries", A Staged Reading

Wednesday, Apr 29, 2020 7:30pm
Location: Online
Presented By: School of Theater

As part of the Mason Arts at Home initiative, watch The Mason Players’ staged reading of the play Gruesome Playground Injuries on Vimeo for one day only. Available now at the more information link above, this video will only be accessible for 24 hours following its April 29 posting.

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Mason Jazz Celebrates International Jazz Day

Thursday, Apr 30, 2020 12:00pm
Location: Online
Presented By: School of Music

Tune in to the Center for the Arts Facebook page for a video from the Jazz Studies Department of Mason’s School of Music on April 30 at 12:00 pm. 

In commemoration of International Jazz Day, Mason’s Jazz Studies Department has assembled a video of its talented faculty and students celebrating every...Read More


Visiting Filmmakers Series Online: RaMell Ross, Director of "Hale County This Morning, This Evening"

Thursday, Apr 30, 2020 1:30pm
Location: LIVE Online
Presented By: Film and Video Studies

Throughout the month of April, the Visiting Filmmakers Series at Mason, hosted by Film at Mason’s talented faculty, will present a series of online conversations and Q&A’s with filmmakers. Enjoy a diverse range of topics with speakers including film programmers, screenwriters, distributors, actors, ...Read More


Visiting Filmmakers Series Online: Jessica Elaina Eason, Actor and Writer

Thursday, Apr 30, 2020 4:30pm
Location: LIVE Online
Presented By: Film and Video Studies

Throughout the month of April, the Visiting Filmmakers Series at Mason, hosted by Film at Mason’s talented faculty, will present a series of online conversations and Q&A’s with filmmakers. Enjoy a diverse range of topics with speakers including film programmers, screenwriters, distributors, actors, ...Read More


Virginia Opera’s La Bohème

Thursday, Apr 30, 2020 7:00pm
Location: Online
Presented By: Center for the Arts

Virginia Opera will air its performance of La Bohème starting on April 30 at 7 pm on their Facebook and Youtube pages. These will be available for streaming until May 7, 2020.

Tune in for a stunning rendition of Giacomo Puccini’s La Bohème, performed by the Virginia Opera and Virginia Symphony Orch...Read More


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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A Mason Wind Symphony Feature

Friday, May 01, 2020 12:00pm
Location: Online
Presented By: School of Music

This dynamic video excerpt of George Mason University’s Wind Symphony will be posted May 1 at 12 pm on the Center for the Arts Facebook page.

Introduced by Mark Camphouse (Director of Concert Bands), this 2018 Wind Symphony performance at Schlesinger Concert Hall includes musical excerpts from Sain...Read More


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


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


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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Alumni Cocktails and Conversations with the Dean: Using Your Creative Arts Degree Outside of the Creative Industries

Monday, May 04, 2020 5:00pm
Location: LIVE Online
Presented By: Center for the Arts

Streaming live on the George Mason University College of Visual & Performing Arts Alumni Facebook page. A college degree in the arts provides an exceptional skill set, solid work ethic, and opportunity for intense study of a creative passion. Hear from CVPA alumni who have successfully parlayed thei...Read More


Dance, Politics, and Gender: An Exploration of New Work with Leila Mire

Tuesday, May 05, 2020 3:00pm
Location: LIVE Online
Presented By: Center for the Arts

This discussion will take place on the Center for the Arts Facebook page on May 5 at 3:00 p.m. 

Join Linda Miller, Professor of Dance History in George Mason University’s School of Dance, for a conversation with dancer, choreographer, and alumnus Leila Mire, live on the Center for the Arts Facebook...Read More


Hope@Home

Wednesday, May 06, 2020 12:00pm
Location: Online
Presented By: Center for the Arts

For the past month, Daniel Hope, virtuosic violinist and Music Director of the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, has been livestreaming concerts from his home with specially invited guests. Amassing a collection of over 40 “episodes,” these concerts have been delighting viewers from all over the world with ...Read More


Inside the Creative Process with Third Coast Percussion and Tyondai Braxton

Thursday, May 07, 2020 6:00pm
Location: LIVE Online
Presented By: Center for the Arts

This discussion will take place on the Center for the Arts Facebook page on May 7 at 6 p.m. 

Members of the Grammy Award®-winning quartet Third Coast Percussion join composer Tyondai Braxton and Mason’s Associate Director of Concert Bands and Director of Percussion Studies, John Kilkenny, for a con...Read More


Enchantment Theatre Company’s "Beast in the Bayou"

Friday, May 08, 2020 10:00am
Location: LIVE
Presented By: Center for the Arts

The entire family will enjoy Enchantment Theatre Company’s viewing of "Beast in the Bayou", a modern retelling of Beauty and the Beast that highlights the importance of environmental awareness. For more than 30 years, Enchantment Theatre Company has been creating original theater for young audiences...Read More


Music Heals in the Time of Crisis

Friday, May 08, 2020 12:00pm
Location: Online
Presented By: School of Music

Tune in to the Center for the Arts Facebook page on May 8 at 12:00 p.m. for a video from the Mason Healing Arts Ensemble and Director, Dr. Glenn Smith.

Using powerful visual imagery and the power of intent, the Mason Healing Arts Ensemble will showcase Master of Music Composition alumnus J.C. Cantr...Read More


Mason Players Present: "The Last Days of Judas Iscariot," A Staged Reading

Monday, May 04, 2020 7:30pm
Tuesday, May 05, 2020 7:30pm
Wednesday, May 06, 2020 7:30pm
Thursday, May 07, 2020 7:30pm
Friday, May 08, 2020 7:30pm
Saturday, May 09, 2020 7:30pm
Sunday, May 10, 2020 7:30pm
Location: Online
Presented By: School of Theater

As part of the Mason Arts at Home initiative, The Mason Players present a staged reading of the play, "The Last Days of Judas Iscariot" by Stephen Adly Guirgis on Vimeo. Don't miss this thought-provoking and entertaining dark comedy that boasts a zany cast of characters.

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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

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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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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School of Music: Steel Pan Ensemble Feature

Monday, May 11, 2020 12:00pm
Location: Online
Presented By: School of Music

Visit the Center for the Arts Facebook page on May 11 at 12:00 p.m. for a video from Mason Steel Pan Ensemble and Director, Victor Provost.

Join us for an upbeat and lively concert by the Mason Steel Pan Ensemble. Recorded last spring, the performance features original compositions by ensemble musi...Read More


Alumni Cocktails and Conversations with the Dean: New Realities in the Business of the Arts

Monday, May 11, 2020 5:00pm
Location: LIVE Online
Presented By: Center for the Arts

Streaming live on the George Mason University College of Visual & Performing Arts Alumni Facebook page. Marketing and fundraising are competitive in normal times, but arts organizations of all sizes face tremendous challenges during and after the COVID-19 outbreak. Join your fellow alumni to share s...Read More


At Home with the Mark Morris Dance Group

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 12:00pm
Location: LIVE Online
Presented By: Center for the Arts

This discussion will take place on the Center for the Arts Facebook page on May 12 at 12:00 p.m.

Grab your virtual front row seat to this insightful industry chat with Mark Morris Dance Group’s Music Director and company members in conversation with Mason Associate Professor and Associate Dean for ...Read More


A Celebration of Alumni Singer-Songwriters

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 11:00am
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 7:00pm
Location: LIVE Online
Presented By: Center for the Arts

The College of Visual and Performing Arts has been a springboard for many fine young artists, two of whom we are excited to highlight on May 13 at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. in the form of Facebook Live performances on the Center for the Arts Facebook page.

Join Mason alumni Brandon Showell (Class of 2014)...Read More


Senior Game Design Expo

Thursday, May 14, 2020 7:00am
Location: Online
Presented By: Computer Game Design

At the end of each school year, the graduating seniors of Mason’s Computer Game Design program are given the opportunity to showcase their best work to the university and surrounding community through the Senior Game Expo.

This year, the expo will be held online and games will be displayed in a spe...Read More


Mapping a New Path for Theater through CARTOGRAPHY with Kaneza Schaal and Christopher Myers

Thursday, May 14, 2020 12:00pm
Location: LIVE Online
Presented By: Center for the Arts

This discussion will take place on the Center for the Arts Facebook page on May 14 at 12:00 p.m. 

Join theater-makers Kaneza Schaal and Christopher Myers for a conversation about their highly lauded work CARTOGRAPHY, a play that explores the commonalities of migration and the concrete and metaphori...Read More


March Onward to Victory: A Conversation with the Green Machine

Friday, May 15, 2020 12:00pm
Location: LIVE Online
Presented By: The Green Machine

This discussion will take place on the Center for the Arts Facebook page on May 15 at 12:00 p.m.

Get a look behind the scenes at the number one pep band in college basketball, the George Mason University Green Machine.  Join Senior Producer, Josh Cruse, and Director of the Green Machine Ensembles, ...Read More


Music in the Time of Quarantine: A School of Music Finale Concert

Saturday, May 16, 2020 8:00pm
Location: Online
Presented By: School of Music

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 students and faculty...Read More


Alumni Cocktails and Conversations with the Dean: Promoting and Sharing Your Art During Social Distancing

Monday, May 18, 2020 5:00pm
Location: LIVE Online
Presented By: Center for the Arts

Streaming live on the George Mason University College of Visual & Performing Arts Alumni Facebook page.

Just two months ago artists across all disciplines responded to sudden cancellations of public gatherings by using technology and non-traditional methods to deliver their work. This final CVPA Al...Read More


Behind the Scenes with the Creative Team of Swing 2020

Monday, May 18, 2020 7:00pm
Location: LIVE Online
Presented By: Center for the Arts

This discussion will take place on the Center for the Arts Facebook page on May 18 at 7:00 p.m.

Go behind-the-scenes with acclaimed choreographer Caleb Teicher and his brain trust of collaborators as they discuss Swing 2020, an innovative and exciting new work that brings the best of the swing danc...Read More


Veterans and the Arts Initiative: Ukulele Workshop Series - Level I

Tuesday, Apr 28, 2020 6:30pm
Tuesday, May 05, 2020 6:30pm
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 6:30pm
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 6:30pm
Location: LIVE Online
Presented By: Hylton Center

The Veterans and the Arts Initiative at the Hylton Performing Arts Center is offering the Veteran community the opportunity to participate in a four-week, online series in Ukulele Level I, taught by Glen McCarthy, guitar instructor at George Mason University. Sessions are FREE and open to Veterans, ...Read More


Virgina Opera’s Romeo and Juliet

Thursday, May 28, 2020 7:00pm
Location: Online
Presented By: Center for the Arts

After the success of Virginia Opera’s La Bohème broadcast last month Virginia Opera and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra announced the next opera broadcast is Romeo and Juliet Thursday, May 28, at 7:00 p.m. The Virginia Opera will present an introduction from Maestro Adam Turner prior to the beginnin...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


The Library of Congress’s Boccaccio Project, featuring Damien Sneed

Monday, Jun 15, 2020 8:00pm
Location: Online
Presented By: Hylton Center

This LIVE performance will take place on the American Folklife Center FacebookYouTube  pages and on the Library of Congress Wednesday,  July 15 at noon.

Concerts from the Library of Congress developed the Boccaccio Project to provide some artistic responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. Ten composers...Read More


Step Afrika! Juneteenth Virtual Celebration

Friday, Jun 19, 2020 8:00pm
Location: Online
Presented By: Hylton Center

Mason Arts at Home is pleased to share the “Step Afrika! Juneteenth Celebration” on Friday, June 19th at 8 p.m. The D.C.-based company, which performed at the Hylton Center during the 2013-2014 season, commemorates Juneteenth (June 19, 1865) and the end of slavery in the United States with this new ...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


Moving Forward: A Conversation with the Hylton Center

Wednesday, Jun 24, 2020 7:00pm
Location: Online
Presented By: Center for the Arts

Adrienne Bryant Godwin, Director of Programming, and Rick Davis, Executive Director and 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 Hylton Center’s spaces through the end o...Read More


Ladysmith Black Mambazo in Concert

Wednesday, Jul 01, 2020 12:00pm
Location: Online
Presented By: Center for the Arts

Ladysmith Black Mambazo shares a performance full of moving and intricate rhythms and harmonies of native South African musical traditions. Their music is inspired by isicathamiya, which is a traditional form of music developed in the mines of South Africa. Working to ensure the preservation of musi...Read More


A Manassas Chorale Musical Salute & Live Chat

Thursday, Jul 09, 2020 7:00pm
Location: LIVE Online
Presented By: Hylton Center

This LIVE discussion with performance clips will take place on the Hylton Performing Arts Center’s Facebook and YouTube pages on Thursday, July 9 at 7 p.m. Hosted by Becky Verner, Artistic Director.  

Becky Verner has been the Artistic Director of the Manassas Chorale since 1997 and is a treasure t...Read More


Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas: Homegrown Concerts from the Library of Congress

Wednesday, Jul 15, 2020 12:00pm
Location: Online
Presented By: Hylton Center

Homegrown Concerts from the Library of Congress presents Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas for an afternoon of Scottish Music for fiddle and cello. Alasdair Fraser has long been regarded as one of the greatest Scottish fiddlers playing today. His duo with Californian cellist Natalie Haas has helped r...Read More


Manassas Symphony Orchestra Presents Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1

Thursday, Jul 23, 2020 5:00pm
Location: Online
Presented By: Hylton Center

This concert excerpt will premiere on the Hylton Performing Arts Facebook and YouTube pages on Thursday, July 23 at 5 p.m.  

The Manassas Symphony Orchestra (MSO), under the baton of Music Director James Villani, is the winner of the 2015 American Prize for Orchestral Performance and is one of the ...Read More


Hope@Home - On Tour!

Saturday, Jul 25, 2020 12:00pm
Location: LIVE Online
Presented By: Center for the Arts

This LIVE performance will take place as part of Daniel Hope@Home – On Tour! web series Saturday, July 25 at noon.

Following the success of his Hope@Home series this spring, Daniel Hope, virtuosic violinist and Music Director of the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, and specially invited guest artists are ...Read More


Behind the Scenes with Chanticleer

Wednesday, Jul 29, 2020 12:00pm
Location: Online
Presented By: Center for the Arts

Join us right here on this webpage, July 29 at noon for a behind the scenes chat with Chor Leoni's Artistic Director, Erick Lichte, and Chanticleer's Gerrod Pagenkopf and Logan Shields to take a look at a day in the life of a Chanticleer singer. A Center for the Arts and Hylton Performing Arts Cente...Read More


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