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September 2021

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 examines the upcoming production of Three Decembers and include an intriguing conversation with the sho... 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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RESCHEDULED: Camille A. Brown & Dancers

Saturday, Jan 22, 2022 8:00pm

This performance by Camille A. Brown & Dancers has been rescheduled to April 2, 2022 at 8 p.m. The Ticket Office will contact all ticket holders via 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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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 improvisatory, unbound music of Mozart, Mendelssohn’s “Last Rose of Summer”, and Swedish composer Stenhammar’s rhapso... 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,…

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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

Mason School of Art

Visual Voices Lecture Series with Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz

Thursday, Feb 10, 2022 7:30pm
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Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz is an award-winning, interdisciplinary artist whose trans genre work spans video, performance art, installation, drawing, mural making, and spoken word. Raimundi-Ortiz’s work reflects her Puerto Rican culture, concerns with contemporary society, and issues of intersecti... Read more

CANCELED: NPHC Annual Step Show

Friday, Feb 11, 2022 7:00pm

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The George Mason National Pan-Hellenic Council presents their Annual NPHC Step Show. This event will feature performances from NPHC fraternities and sororities along with performances from special guests.

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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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Family Series

Popovich Comedy Pet Theater

Saturday, Feb 19, 2022 11:00am
Saturday, Feb 19, 2022 2:00pm

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Direct from the Vegas Strip, it’s Popovich Comedy Pet Theater! The whole family will be awestruck by the juggling feats of Gregory Popovich along with the circus tricks of his adorable and spotlight-stealing furry and feathered friends. A fifth-generation circus performer, Popovich devel... Read more

Fairfax Symphony Orchestra: Elgar & Dvorák

Saturday, Feb 19, 2022 8:00pm

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Christopher Rouse: “Ku-Ka-Ilimoku”
Dvorák: Serenade for Wind Instruments
Adolphus Hailstork: Essay for Strings  
Arvo Pärt: Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten
Elgar: Introduction and Allegro for Strings

The program opens with a bang with more than 40 percussion instruments on stage... Read more

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Pilobolus

Sunday, Feb 20, 2022 7:00pm

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BIG FIVE-OH!

Pilobolus is turning 50! The remarkable company that secured an iconic place in American culture in the early 1970s is still wowing audiences with its irresistible mix of wit, sensuality, and stunning physical acumen. For this 50th anniversary celebration, Pilobo... Read more

Mason School of Art

Visual Voices Lecture Series with Laurel Nakadate

Thursday, Feb 24, 2022 7:30pm
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Laurel Nakadate is a photographer, filmmaker, video, and performance artist. For twenty-five years she has investigated her relationship with strangers through stories built on camera. Located through chance encounters, DNA tests, open casting calls, family histories, and unsolicited email ... 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.

The closing festival performance ensemble will be the United States Army Blues Jazz Ensemble at 7 p.m. in Harris Theatre. Learn more about th... Read more

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Mark Morris Dance Group

Saturday, Feb 26, 2022 2:00pm
Saturday, Feb 26, 2022 8:00pm

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Featuring the MMDG Music Ensemble

The ever innovative and compelling Mark Morris Dance Group is on every arts lover’s must-see list. They return to the Center with a medley of lively works. The performance opens on a playful note with Words, called “frisky and enigmatic” by Th... Read more

The U.S. Army Blues

Saturday, Feb 26, 2022 7:00pm

The U.S. Army Blues performs the closing concert of the the 2022 Mason Jazz Festival! The U.S. Army Blues, part of the United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own,” is the premier jazz ensemble of the U.S. Army. After informal beginnings in 1970, this 18-piece ensemble became an official element of the ... 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 & Symphonic Band Concert*

Tuesday, Mar 01, 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

Studio Series: Eurydice

Thursday, Mar 03, 2022 8:00pm
Friday, Mar 04, 2022 8:00pm
Saturday, Mar 05, 2022 2:00pm
Saturday, Mar 05, 2022 8:00pm
Sunday, Mar 06, 2022 2:00pm

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Eurydice reimagines the classic myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, not through Orpheus’s infamous pilgrimage to retrieve his bride, but through the eyes of its heroine. Dying too young on her wedding day, Eurydice must journey to the underworld, where she begins to discover that the cost of l... Read more

GAMEmason

Friday, Mar 04, 2022 4:00pm
Saturday, Mar 05, 2022 10:00am

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FREE for Mason students!

George Mason University’s Student Involvement and the Center for the Arts, in collaboration with Mason’s Computer Game Design Program, and Mason  Esports, team up once again for GAMEmason, an engaging, Mason exclusive convention featuring guest speakers from the ... Read more

Family Series

CANCELED: Harold and the Purple Crayon

Sunday, Mar 06, 2022 1:00pm
Sunday, Mar 06, 2022 4:00pm

The Enchantment Theater Company's 2022 tour of Harold and the Purple Crayon has been canceled, including this performance at the Center for the Arts. This performance will be rescheduled for the 2022/2023 season. The Ticket Office will contact all ticket holders by email with their options. Please c... Read more

Dewberry School of Music

Mason Symphony Orchestra Concert - March 2022*

Monday, Mar 07, 2022 8:00pm

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The Mason Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Soo Han, is comprised of outstanding string, wind, and percussion players from throughout the School of Music. This concert features winners of the School of Music’s student concerto competition. 

Tickets: $15 General Public, $10 S... Read more

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University Singers Concert*

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.

University Singers program.

Tickets: $12 General Public, $... Read more

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Visual Voices Lecture Series with Paul Rucker

Thursday, Mar 10, 2022 7:30pm
Virtual Event

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Paul Rucker is a multimedia visual artist, composer, and musician. His practice often integrates live performance, original musical compositions, and visual art installation. For nearly two decades, Rucker has used his own brand of art-making as a social practice, which illuminates the lega... Read more

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

Mason Arts at Home

Mason Arts at Home: Let’s Talk Opera with Josh Borths

Monday, Mar 14, 2022 7:00pm
Virtual Event Zoom Large Meeting

Join the Center for the Arts and Virginia Opera on Monday, March 14 at 7:00 p.m., for a special Mason Arts at Home presentation of Let's Talk Opera with Josh Borths, Preview Lecturer & Educator of Des Moines Metro Opera and Founder of OperaClassroom.com. This episode will examine the upcoming produc... 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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SW!NG OUT

Saturday, Mar 19, 2022 8:00pm

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Mason Artist-in-Residence
A Joyce Theater Production
Directed by Caleb Teicher

The fire, fight, and sheer joy of swing dance inhabits the Center for the Arts in SW!NG OUT. Live music by Eyal Vilner’s Big Band accompanies the dancing and choreography created by the acclaimed Cale... Read more

Mason School of Dance

2022 Gala Concert

Friday, Mar 25, 2022 8:00pm
Saturday, Mar 26, 2022 8:00pm

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The highlight of the Mason Dance Company season, this eagerly anticipated program returns as a live, in-person performance this year, showcasing George Mason University School of Dance students in four thrilling and technically demanding works choreographed by some of the biggest names i... Read more

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2022 Mason Dance Fete

Saturday, Mar 26, 2022 5:30pm

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Join us for an evening of celebration at the Mason Dance Fête. Each year this annual event funds critically needed scholarships. Sponsorships and other donations invest in the next generation of professional dancers, choreographers, arts administrators, and dance ed... Read more

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Edgar Meyer and 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

Big Band Showdown*

Monday, Mar 28, 2022 8:00pm

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Join the Mason Jazz Ensemble (director Jim Carroll), the Jazz Workshop (director, John Kocur) and special guests, the Loudon Jazz Ensemble (director John Lewis) for an evening that celebrates the hot sounds and swinging beats of the Big Band era!

Photo of the Mason Jazz Ensemble by Joyce... Read more

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

Tuesday, Mar 29, 2022 2:00pm

Location: 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

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

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Everybody

Thursday, Mar 31, 2022 8:00pm
Friday, Apr 01, 2022 8:00pm
Saturday, Apr 02, 2022 2:00pm
Saturday, Apr 02, 2022 8:00pm
Thursday, Apr 07, 2022 8:00pm
Friday, Apr 08, 2022 8:00pm
Saturday, Apr 09, 2022 2:00pm
Saturday, Apr 09, 2022 8:00pm
Sunday, Apr 10, 2022 2:00pm
Harris Theatre, Fairfax Campus, Harris Theatre, Lobby, Fairfax Campus

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By Brandon Jacobs Jenkins
Directed by Kristin Neshati-Johnsen

This modern riff on the 15th-century morality play Everyman follows Everybody (chosen from among the cast by lottery at each performance) as they journey through life’s greatest mystery—the meaning of living!

This production in... Read more

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Camille A. Brown & Dancers

Saturday, Apr 02, 2022 8:00pm

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This performance was originally scheduled for January 22, 2022. The Ticket Office will contact all existing 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 January 20.

Called “one of the mos... Read more

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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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Visual Voices Lecture Series with Mario Rossero

Thursday, Apr 07, 2022 7:30pm
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Mario R. Rossero is the Executive Director of the National Art Education Association (NAEA), the leading professional membership organization that champions visual arts, design, and media arts education. He is an experienced art educator with roles as a museum educator, classroom art teache... 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

Beyond the Notes with Maria Schneider

Thursday, Apr 14, 2022 4:00pm
Van Metre Hall, 120, Classroom (BC), Arlington Campus, Van Metre Hall, 125/126, Multipurpose Room, Arlington Campus

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A Conversation about Respecting Artist Rights

Join GRAMMY Award-winning composer Maria Schneider for an intriguing conversation about her boundary-pushing musical career and arts activism, moderated by George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School Professor and Arts & Entertainment Advo... Read more

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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

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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 lineup of stellar vocalists showcasing the brilliant work of the legend... Read more

Mason Dance Company

Spring: New Dances

Friday, Apr 15, 2022 8:00pm
Saturday, Apr 16, 2022 8:00pm
Harris Theatre, Fairfax Campus, Harris Theatre, Lobby, Fairfax Campus

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Spring: New Dances has been postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. Performances will now take place on Friday, May 6 at 8:00 p.m. and on Sunday, May 8 at 7:00 p.m. Guests who held tickets for the previously scheduled performances are aske... 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 conducts Northern Virginia’s own Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra in a night of cool, expressive jazz. The evening’s repertory inclu... Read more

Dewberry School of Music

Symphonic Band Concert, featuring Samantha Clarke, Doctoral Conducting Recital*

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2022 8:00pm

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Come watch the Mason Symphonic Band present its spring concert, conducted by doctoral student Samantha Clarke, in her final conducting recital. This concert will include works by Ticheli, Arnold, Parker and more. 

The Mason Symphonic Band, directed by Mark Camphouse, provides music major... Read more

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Fairfax Symphony Orchestra with Simone Dinnerstein

Saturday, Apr 23, 2022 8:00pm

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

Simone Dinnerstein was originally scheduled to perform Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5.  Due to a strained finger injury, she has adjusted her repertoire over the next few months to allow i... 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

CANCELED: Mason Jazz Vocal Night 2022*

Monday, Apr 25, 2022 8:00pm

This Mason Vocal Jazz Night performance (scheduled for tonight) has been canceled due to unforeseen circumstances.

The Mason Jazz Vocal Ensemble repertoire will now be included in the International Jazz Day Concert on Saturday April 30 at 8:00 pm in the Center for the Arts. Ticket holders for tonig... Read more

Dewberry School of Music

Mason Wind Symphony Concert*

Thursday, Apr 28, 2022 8:00pm

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Come watch the Mason Wind Symphony present its spring concert, conducted by Professor Mark Camphouse. This performance will includes premieres of wind band works, including a Virginia premiere by Mason’s own Mark Camphouse. 

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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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This spring, Mason Opera is delighted to bring Giacomo Rossini’s La Cenerentola to vibrant and sparkling life! Composed in 1817, Rossini’s La Cenerentola, ossia La bontà in trionfo (Cinderella orGoodness Triumphant), is a charming, operatic dramma giocoso in two acts, which premiered at ... Read more

Mason School of Theater

Just Like Us

Friday, Apr 29, 2022 8:00pm
Saturday, Apr 30, 2022 8:00pm

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By Karen Zacarias 
Directed by Esteban Marmojelo-Suarez 

School of Theater and The Mason Players present select scenes from Just Like Us directed by Esteban Marmolejo-Suarez. Just Like Us, by Karen Zacarías, is based on Helen Thorpe’s bestselling book which follows four Mexican teens livi... Read more

Dewberry School of Music

International Jazz Day Concert*

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

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Just Like Us

Sunday, May 01, 2022 2:00pm

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By Karen Zacarias 
Directed by Esteban Marmojelo-Suarez 

School of Theater and The Mason Players present select scenes from Just Like Us directed by Esteban Marmolejo-Suarez. Just Like Us, by Karen Zacarías, is based on Helen Thorpe’s bestselling book which follows four Mexican teens livi... Read more

Asian American/Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander Heritage Festival

Sunday, May 01, 2022 5:00pm

Mason Celebrates AANHPI (Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander) heritage month!

Asian Arts Exhibition: 4 p.m. 

Celebration: 4:30 p.m.

Free Admission, no tickets required, and free parking at K-lot.

COVID-19 Policy: Proof of Covid Vaccination and Masks are required.

All are welcome, we ... Read more

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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

Mason Dance Company

Spring: Dance Innovations

Friday, May 06, 2022 8:00pm
Saturday, May 07, 2022 8:00pm
Sunday, May 08, 2022 2:00pm
Sunday, May 08, 2022 7:00pm
Harris Theatre, Fairfax Campus, Harris Theatre, Lobby, Fairfax Campus

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Spring: New Dances was postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. Dance Innovations will now include 2 additional performances featuring choreographers from Spring: New Dances and Dance Innovations.

Mason choreographers present a showcase of new dances performed by the Mason Dance Compan... Read more

Dewberry School of Music

Mason Symphony Orchestra Concert - Spring 2022*

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.

Proof of vaccination or a negative test result and face coverings will still b... Read more

Fairfax Symphony Orchestra: Beethoven Symphony No. 9

Saturday, May 14, 2022 8:00pm

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Christopher Zimmerman, conductor

with

Fairfax Choral Society

Thomas Colohan, artistic director
Morgan State University Choir
Eric Conway, Director

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

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Dewberry School of Music

Dewberry School of Music Student Honors Recital*

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.

Proof of vaccination or a negative test result and face coverings will still be required for this per... Read more

Shabnam & Qais KULAB to KABUL USA Tour 2022

Sunday, May 22, 2022 8:00pm

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TUTI presents Shabnam Surayo & Qais Ulfat
Kulab to Kabul USA Concert Tour 2022

Ticket Office and Concert Hall open at 6 p.m.

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60th Anniversary International Dance Performance

Saturday, Jun 04, 2022 5:00pm

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International Dance has been delighting audiences for 60 years bringing fairy tales to life and presenting powerful performances promoting the arts throughout Northern Virginia and across the globe. Enjoy the rich history of International Dance in “Celebrating A Legacy”. Enchanting costu... Read more

National Community Band Festival

Saturday, Jun 11, 2022 4:30pm
Sunday, Jun 12, 2022 1:00pm

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The Fairfax Wind Symphony and the George Mason University Dewberry School of Music are proud to present the 3rd Annual National Community Band Festival. Six of the area’s finest community bands will present concerts over the two-day festival in the Center for the Arts Concert Hall.

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Washington Concert Society presents: Night of Korean Art Songs - “My Heart”

Sunday, Jun 19, 2022 5:00pm

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Mason Jazz Camp: US Navy Band Commodores

Monday, Jun 20, 2022 3:30pm

Jazz is America's music, and the U.S. Navy Band Commodores, the Navy's premier jazz ensemble, have been performing the very best of big band jazz for the Navy and the nation for 50 years. Formed in 1969, this 18-member group continues the jazz big band legacy with some of the finest musicians in the... Read more

Mason Jazz Camp: Graham Breedlove Group

Tuesday, Jun 21, 2022 3:30pm

Led by Louisiana native, Graham Breedlove, the Graham Breedlove Group blends an exciting mix of traditional New Orleans and Louisiana music rhythmic influences with the harmonic and melodic innovations of modern jazz, playing a mix of original compositions and unique arrangements of Jazz standards! ... Read more

Mason Jazz Camp: Sean Jones

Wednesday, Jun 22, 2022 3:30pm

The Mason Jazz Camp welcomes trumpeter, bandleader, composer, and educator Sean Jones as their special guest!

After a six-month stint with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Wynton Marsalis offered him a permanent position as lead trumpeter of the ensemble, a post he held from 2004 until 2010. Mr... Read more

Dewberry School of Music

Mason Jazz Camp: Mason Jazz Camp Faculty

Thursday, Jun 23, 2022 3:30pm

The Mason Jazz Camp faculty perform. Featuring Darden Purcell (voice), Victor Provost (steel pan), Aaron Eckert (trombone), Regan Brough (bass), John Kocur (saxophone), Kevin McDonald (drums), Graham Breedlove (trumpet), and Shawn Purcell (guitar).

This concert is sure to have a little something for... Read more

Mason Jazz Camp 2022: Student Concert

Friday, Jun 24, 2022 2:00pm

The Mason Jazz Camp concludes with performances by student ensembles, showcasing their hard work throughout the week!

Visit Mason Jazz Camp for the weekly concert schedule and camp details.

FREE and open to the public (no camp registration required)

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Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel: American Pianistic Treasures

Sunday, Sep 18, 2022 7:00pm

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Welcome back Jeffrey Siegel, a masterful “pianist who literally overflows with music” (Berlin Die Welt) to our stage for his popular series that tells the stories behind the music. In this “concert with commentary,” Siegel introduces the signature sounds of American piano music with belove... Read more

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Kristin Chenoweth in Concert

Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 8:30pm

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For the Girls

Is there anything Kristin Chenoweth can’t do? The Emmy® and Tony Award-winning performer dazzles audiences in every role she tackles on stage and screen. Join her as she takes centerstage as headliner of the 2022 ARTS by George! benefit. In this much-anticipated concert of ... Read more

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MOMIX

Saturday, Oct 01, 2022 8:00pm

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VIVA MOMIX

Wish MOMIX a “Happy Birthday!” with VIVA MOMIX, a compilation of the company’s most dazzling vignettes from the past 40 years of inventive dance and acrobatics. The program is a mix-and-match variety of sections from Botanica, Alchemia, Remix, Opus Cactus, and Lunar Sea. Expect ... Read more

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CANCELED: Havana Cuba All-Stars

Sunday, Oct 02, 2022 7:00pm

Havana Cuba All-Stars has canceled its Fall 2022 tour, including this performance at the Center for the Arts. 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 Friday, Ju... Read more

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Virginia Opera: The Valkyrie

Saturday, Oct 08, 2022 8:00pm
Sunday, Oct 09, 2022 2:00pm

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Composed by Richard Wagner
Adaptation by Jonathan Dove and Graham Vick
Orchestrated by Jonathan Dove

Mortals are caught up amidst struggles between capricious gods in Richard Wagner’s iconic dramatic opera The Valkyrie, from his legendary “Ring” cycle. Virginia Opera boldly opens its 2022-20... Read more

Mason School of Theater

Mason School of Theater: Head Over Heels

Thursday, Oct 27, 2022 8:00pm
Friday, Oct 28, 2022 8:00pm
Saturday, Oct 29, 2022 2:00pm
Saturday, Oct 29, 2022 8:00pm
Sunday, Oct 30, 2022 2:00pm

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Music by The Go-Go’s / Lyrics by The Go-Go’s 
Directed by Erin Gardiner / Musical direction by Joe Walsh
Book by Jeff Whitty; adapted by James Magruder 
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Nrityagram Dance Ensemble

Saturday, Nov 05, 2022 8:00pm

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Mason Artist-in-Residence
In collaboration with Chitrasena Dance Company
Ahuti

Set to the sounds of live flute, violin, harmonium, manjira, and drums onstage, Ahuti is a mesmerizing performance and collaboration between Mason Artist-in-Residence Nrityagram Dance Ensemble and the Chitrasena D... Read more

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Virginia Opera: The Pirates of Penzance

Saturday, Nov 12, 2022 8:00pm
Sunday, Nov 13, 2022 2:00pm

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Composed by Gilbert & Sullivan

Set sail with this classic comic operetta fit for all ages. Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance has everything—whimsical melodies, hilariously memorable characters, and one of the most terrific earworms of all time, “I Am the Very Model of a Modern... Read more

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Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel: Immortal Impromptus

Sunday, Nov 20, 2022 7:00pm

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Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel is for both music aficionados and those that aspire to be so. He will draw you into the composers’ lives by sharing fascinating details about their creative processes. As a result, you will leave the concert with a deeper appreciation of the musi... Read more

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The 5 Browns

Saturday, Nov 26, 2022 8:00pm

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Celebrate the holidays with a concert that fills the Center with all of the spirit and power of five grand pianos played together on one stage. The 5 Browns, a quintet of incredibly talented pianists and siblings—Ryan, Melody, Gregory, Deondra, and Desirae—all simultaneously attended The J... Read more

Family Series

The Queen’s Cartoonists

Sunday, Nov 27, 2022 3:00pm

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Holiday Hurrah!

Welcome to The Queen’s Cartoonists Holiday Special! Keenly aware of all things holiday-oriented and completely ridiculous, musical ensemble The Queen’s Cartoonists have set out to find the best of the best holiday-related cartoons, films, and jazz. This fun and festive perf... Read more

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Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy

Saturday, Dec 03, 2022 8:00pm

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A Celtic Family Christmas

Center for the Arts audience favorites, Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy, return for the holidays with their musical family for a jubilant evening of lightning-fast fiddling, lively step dancing, and loads of Irish music. This husband-and-wife duo brings the sp... Read more

Dewberry School of Music

Mason Symphony and Choirs Holiday Concert

Sunday, Dec 04, 2022 7:00pm

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Join us for a joyous concert celebration by the Dewberry School of Music as we ring in the holiday season! Showcasing Mason Symphony Orchestra and Choi... Read more

NUTCRACKER! Magic of Christmas Ballet

Tuesday, Dec 06, 2022 7:30pm

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This Christmas, bring the whole family back to a simpler time with NUTCRACKER! Magic of Christmas Ballet! The acclaimed holiday tradition is LIVE in theaters for the 30th Anniversary tour. Gather friends and family to re-live your fondest childhood dreams, overflowing with larger-than-li... Read more

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Vienna Boys Choir

Friday, Dec 09, 2022 8:00pm

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Christmas in Vienna

The holiday season isn’t complete without the return of the Vienna Boys Choir melting hearts with their heavenly voices. Admired across the globe for their pure sound and technical mastery, the cherubic ensemble features boy sopranos and altos from eight to 14, represen... Read more

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American Festival Pops Orchestra

Saturday, Dec 10, 2022 8:00pm

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Holiday Pops: Songs of the Season 

Peter Wilson, conductor

Just hear those sleigh bells jingling, ring ting tingling too. Come out to the Center for the Arts for timeless holiday favorites with the American Festival Pops Orchestra. This beloved tradition starts the season off on a festive ... Read more

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The Acting Company: The Three Musketeers

Saturday, Jan 28, 2023 8:00pm

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Adapted from the novel by Alexandre Dumas

“All for one and one for all. United we stand, divided we fall!” Escape into Alexandre Dumas’s swashbuckling epic The Three Musketeers, performed by The Acting Company. Full of charm, wit, and swordplay, this world-premiere adaptation by Linda Alpe... Read more

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Silkroad Ensemble

Sunday, Jan 29, 2023 4:00pm

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Mason Artist-in-Residence
Uplifted Voices

The GRAMMY Award-winning Silkroad Ensemble, founded by cellist Yo-Yo Ma, debuts their newest program Uplifted Voices at the Center, as part of their multi-year participation as a Mason Artist-in-Residence. Championing women and non-binary members of... Read more

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Virginia Opera: Fellow Travelers

Saturday, Feb 04, 2023 8:00pm
Sunday, Feb 05, 2023 2:00pm

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Composed by Gregory Spears
Libretto by Greg Pierce

In a commitment to share contemporary opera experiences with its audiences, Virginia Opera presents Fellow Travelers by New York-based composer Gregory Spears and librettist Greg Pierce. Set at the dawn of the Cold War, Fellow Travelers fol... Read more

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Munich Symphony Orchestra

Sunday, Feb 12, 2023 2:00pm

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Robert McDuffie, violin

Brahms: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92

Known for exuberant performances, the acclaimed Munich Symphony Orchestra (MSO) returns to the Center with an uplifting program of masterworks! The MSO embraces the sheer joy and ... Read more

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Doug Varone and Dancers

Saturday, Feb 18, 2023 8:00pm

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Featuring the Mason Dance Company

Doug Varone and Dancers returns to the Center, bringing a program brimming with the vitality of highly charged choreography which also touches the human heart. The program will feature Somewhere (2019), Short Story (2001), Nocturne (2017), and Double Octet... Read more

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Voctave

Sunday, Feb 19, 2023 4:00pm

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The Corner of Broadway and Main Street

Calling all Disney and Broadway fans! A cappella superstars, Voctave, will transform the Center for the Arts into The Corner of Broadway and Main Street in an “aca-awesome” treat for all ages. Featuring swoon-worthy arrangements from some of your favo... Read more

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Chloé Arnold’s Syncopated Ladies LIVE!

Saturday, Feb 25, 2023 8:00pm

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Viral tap dance phenomenon Syncopated Ladies LIVE!  is the brainchild of D.C.-native and Emmy® Award-nominated tap dancer and choreographer Chloé Arnold, protégé of Debbie Allen. This fierce all-female troupe of hoofers has amassed more than 100 million video views online for their hypnoti... Read more

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Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel: Musical Valentines

Sunday, Feb 26, 2023 7:00pm

Go beyond chocolates and flowers when you take your sweetheart to experience an evening of Musical Valentines. In this stirring Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel, be swept away with music of infinite passion, poetry, and longing by Brahms, Schumann, Liszt, and Chopin, and learn how the com... Read more

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Virginia Opera: La Traviata

Saturday, Mar 11, 2023 8:00pm
Sunday, Mar 12, 2023 2:00pm

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Composed by Giuseppe Verdi

Featuring one of the most demanding, sumptuous, and recognizable scores of all time, Virginia Opera concludes its season with Giuseppe Verdi’s tours de force La Traviata. Set amidst the pleasure-loving and decadent French aristocracy of the 19th century, Verdi’s ... Read more

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KODO

Saturday, Mar 18, 2023 8:00pm

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One Earth Tour 2023: Tsuzumi

Experience the power, grace, and joy that KODO’s athletic percussionists bring to the stage in their much-anticipated 40th anniversary performance: Tsuzumi. As masters of the ancient art of Japanese taiko drumming, KODO bewitches audiences with visually-stunnin... Read more

Mason School of Dance

Mason Dance Company - Dance Gala

Friday, Mar 24, 2023 8:00pm
Saturday, Mar 25, 2023 8:00pm

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The Gala Concert is Mason Dance Company’s crowning season event featuring a program of works by contemporary professional choreographers.
 
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Family Series

The Adventures of Harold and the Purple Crayon

Sunday, Mar 26, 2023 1:00pm
Sunday, Mar 26, 2023 4:00pm

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Enchantment Theatre Company Presents

“One evening, after thinking it over for some time, Harold decided to go for a walk in the moonlight.” So begins The Adventures of Harold and the Purple Crayon, which follows the zany adventures of an inventive young boy. Resourceful and brave, Harold c... Read more

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Cirque FLIP Fabrique

Friday, Mar 31, 2023 8:00pm
Saturday, Apr 01, 2023 2:00pm

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Muse

In this all-new, high-energy production, the seven acrobats of FLIP Fabrique don high heels, then football shoulder pads to dazzle audiences of all ages. Muse playfully pirouettes around and tackles the perennially complicated questions of gender archetypes—circus-style. Set to an ori... Read more

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Daniel Hope and the Zurich Chamber Orchestra

Sunday, Apr 02, 2023 2:00pm

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America

Violin luminary Daniel Hope returns with the Zurich Chamber Orchestra to reveal the charisma of American music in a program named after his new album, America. This concert celebrates our country’s most recognizable tunes from across the 20th Century, including Copland’s iconic “Ho... Read more

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Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra with Bobby Floyd

Saturday, Apr 08, 2023 8:00pm

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Jim Carroll, conductor

Bobby Floyd, organ

Calling all cool cats to head to the Center for the Arts for a swinging evening of jazz with Northern Virginia’s own Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra, featuring keyboardist/organist Bobby Floyd on the Hammond organ and led by Founder, Artistic Director,... Read more

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State Ballet of Georgia

Saturday, Apr 15, 2023 8:00pm

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Mostly B

Experience the sleek grace and physicality of neoclassical ballet with the State Ballet of Georgia in a program of works by George Balanchine and Ukrainian choreographer Yuri Possokhov. Led by the renowned Nina Ananiashvili, a native of Georgia and a former Bolshoi prima ballerina... Read more

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Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel: Mozart and Friends

Sunday, Apr 16, 2023 7:00pm

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Jeffrey Siegel closes out the Keyboard Conversations® season with a program that celebrates the power and inspiration of friendship. Join him for Mozart and Friends, and hear masterpieces of Mozart, magnificent music by composers who influenced him such as Joseph Haydn, and by those he inf... Read more

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Fairfax Symphony Orchestra with George Li

Saturday, Apr 22, 2023 8:00pm

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George Li, piano
Christopher Zimmerman, music director and conductor

Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance, March No. 1
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2
Elgar: Symphony No. 1

The Center for the Arts is proud to co-present a soaring classical music program by the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, featuring... Read more

Family Series

The Passing Zone

Sunday, Apr 23, 2023 4:00pm

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The Passing Zone Saves the World!

The Passing Zone has been wowing audiences for decades with hilarious, award-winning performances. In their latest show The Passing Zone Saves the World!, The Passing Zone delivers a pulse-pounding and riotously funny performance, combining juggling, comed... Read more

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Indigenous Enterprise

Saturday, Apr 29, 2023 8:00pm

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Mason Artist-in-Residence
Indigenous Liberation

Indigenous Enterprise is on a mission to proudly share their heritage and culture through explosively joyous authentic dance and song. Comprised of champion dancers from Native American and Canadian tribes and Nations, this group first stunned... Read more

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