Great Performances at Mason

Czech National Symphony Orchestra

Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus


This concert originally featured the Munich Symphony Orchestra, which is unable to move forward with its 2023 tour. Tickets to the original concert are still valid. If you have questions about this update, please contact the Ticket Office for assistance at (voice) (703) 993-2787 or (text)

Steven Mercurio, conductor 
Robert McDuffie, violin     

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

The acclaimed Czech National Symphony Orchestra (CNSO) returns to the Center with an uplifting program of masterworks and embraces the sheer joy and optimism of Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony. This good-for-your-spirit concert also showcases GRAMMY-nominated violinist Robert McDuffie, performing Brahms’s electrifying Violin Concerto in D major (Brahms’s only violin concerto). An international celebrity, McDuffie not only has appeared as a soloist with the world’s leading orchestras, but he has also performed with such diverse performers as Chuck Leavell, the late Gregg Allman, and actress/playwright Anna Deavere Smith. Composers including Philip Glass and Mike Mills of R.E.M have written music especially for him, and critics have raved about his performance style that is “demonstrative and physical, hard-driving without sacrificing sensitivity” (South Florida Classical Review). Under the direction of Music Director Steven Mercurio, the CNSO, celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2023. Join the Center for this unforgettable and inspiring afternoon with McDuffie and the Czech National Symphony Orchestra.  

This performance is appropriate for all ages.? 

Tickets: $70, $60, $45; half-price for youth through Grade 12

The program for this performance will be available the week of the event. View the digital program.

A pre-performance discussion will take place in Monson Grand Tier, which is located on the third level of the Center for the Arts Lobby, 45 minutes prior to curtain.

A limited quantity of free student tickets will be available for each event. Learn more.

This program is sponsored by the Tom and Evelyn Kiley Fund.