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December 2021

Dewberry School of Music

Steel Pan Ensemble/Braddock Road Brass Band/Latin American Ensemble*

Wednesday, Dec 01, 2021 8:00pm

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Steel Pan Ensemble/Braddock Road Brass Band/Latin American Ensemble 

Performance by the Steel Pan Ensemble (director, Victor Provost), Braddock Road Brass Band (director, Graham Breedlove) and the Latin American Ensemble (director, Juan Megna).  

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Dianne Reeves

Saturday, Dec 04, 2021 8:00pm

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Christmas Time is Here

Dianne Reeves, “the most admired jazz diva since the heyday of Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, and Billie Holiday” (The New York Times), shares her timeless voice and improvisational prowess in an exceptional holiday program of seasonal sounds. Adored by audiences ... Read more

Mason's Dewberry School of Music

Mason Symphony and Choirs Holiday Concert*

Sunday, Dec 05, 2021 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’s Symphony Orchestra and Choirs, this evening will feature holiday favorites and festive new works performed by extraordinary student artists.

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Mason Arts at Home

Home is a place I move in: Dance Film Premiere

Wednesday, Dec 08, 2021 7:00pm
Virtual Event

By Julianne Kannan 
Filmed and edited by Taylor Bonadies
Dramaturgy by Leila Mire
 
Mason Arts at Home presents the premiere of Mason School of Dance alumna Julianne Kannan’s original dance film Home is a place I move in. What does home mean? It could be a claimed residence, a warm feeling we feel insid... Read more

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CANCELED: Vienna Boys Choir

Friday, Dec 10, 2021 8:00pm

The Vienna Boys Choir has canceled its 2021 tour, including this performance at the Center for the Arts.

Ticket holders will be contacted by the Center for the Arts Ticket Office.

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American Festival Pops Orchestra

Saturday, Dec 11, 2021 8:00pm

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Holiday Pops: Songs of the Season

Ding-dong, ding-dong, Christmas bells are ringing. Gather with the American Festival Pops Orchestra and special guests for its annual Holiday Pops concert, which is sure to make spirits bright! A beloved tradition with our audiences, this heartwarming ev... Read more

Fairfax Symphony Orchestra: Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker

Saturday, Dec 18, 2021 4:00pm
Sunday, Dec 19, 2021 4:00pm

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Christopher Zimmerman, FSO Music Director & Conductor
Andrea Cook, Fairfax Ballet Artistic Director

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker with The Fairfax Ballet Company

The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra joins The Fairfax Ballet in their sixth collaboration to present the timeless class holiday favori... Read more

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Camille A. Brown & Dancers

Saturday, Jan 22, 2022 8:00pm

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Called “one of the most sought-after choreographers of her generation” by The New York Times, Camille A. Brown is reclaiming the cultural narratives of African-American identity through dance. Now, her Bessie Award-winning company, Camille A. Brown & Dancers take the stage at ... Read more

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Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel: Fantastic Fantasies

Sunday, Jan 23, 2022 7:00pm

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

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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Saturday, Jan 29, 2022 8:00pm

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Vasily Petrenko, music director
Kian Soltani, cello

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

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

Mason School of Theater

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
Harris Theatre, Fairfax Campus, Harris Theatre, Lobby, Fairfax Campus

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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 line up of stellar vocalists showcasing the brilliant work of the legen... 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

Kristin Chenoweth in Concert

Saturday, Feb 12, 2022 8:00pm

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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. She has left an indelible mark on Broadway with her performance as Glinda the Good Witch in Wicked, and as Sally in You’... Read more

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: Jason Vieaux & Aaron Clay

Saturday, Feb 19, 2022 8:00pm
Harris Theatre, Fairfax Campus, Harris Theatre, Lobby, Fairfax Campus

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“Bruromano” U.S. Premiere

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

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Pilobolus

Sunday, Feb 20, 2022 7:00pm

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BIG FIVE-OH!

In their 50th anniversary celebration, Pilobolus turns their traditions sideways and brings its past into the future in a thoroughly engaging new way. As fresh and vibrant as ever, Pilobolus puts the “Oh!” in BIG FIVE-OH!, as they continue to morph into audiences... Read more

Dewberry School of Music

Mason Jazz Festival

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

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

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

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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

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Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Sunday, Feb 27, 2022 7:00pm

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Sharing a heartfelt message of love, peace, and harmony, Ladysmith Black Mambazo performs an uplifting concert showcasing traditional South African vocal styles. Already successful in their own right in South Africa, the group rose to worldwide prominence in 1986 when they col... Read more

Dewberry School of Music

Mason Wind Symphony

Tuesday, Mar 01, 2022 8:00pm

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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

Family Series

Harold and the Purple Crayon

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

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Enchantment Theatre Company

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

Dewberry School of Music

Symphony Orchestra Concerto Concert

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. 

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Dewberry School of Music

University Singers

Wednesday, Mar 09, 2022 8:00pm

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

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


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Fairfax Symphony Orchestra: An evening of Brahms & Tchaikovsky

Saturday, Mar 12, 2022 8:00pm

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Sofya Gulyak, piano

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

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

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CANCELED: The Chieftains

Monday, Mar 14, 2022 8:00pm

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

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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

Mason Dance Company 2022 Gala Concert

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

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The Gala Concert is the highlight of the Mason Dance Company season.

Featuring City of Rain, by Camille A. Brown; Silent Ghost (excerpt), by Alejandro Cerrudo; a premiere by Larry Keigwin; and a premiere by Christopher d’Amboise, performed by talented dancers at the start of their profes... Read more

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Edgar Meyer and the Scottish Ensemble

Sunday, Mar 27, 2022 4:00pm

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

Dewberry School of Music

Big Band Showdown

Monday, Mar 28, 2022 8:00pm

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Join the Mason Jazz Ensemble (director Jim Carroll) for an evening that celebrates the hot sounds and swinging beats of the Big Band era! 

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


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Mason School of Theater

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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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!

Tickets: $30 General Public; $15 students, faculty/staff, and seniors 


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CANCELED: Cirque Éloize

Friday, Apr 01, 2022 8:00pm
Saturday, Apr 02, 2022 2:00pm
Saturday, Apr 02, 2022 8:00pm

Cirque Eloize has canceled its 2022 tour, including this performance at the Center for the Arts. 

Ticket holders will be contacted by the Center for the Arts Ticket Office.

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Chorale Broadway Showcase

Saturday, Apr 02, 2022 8:00pm

The University Chorale presents a series of Broadway classics for their 2022 spring showcase. The Broadway Showcase is a popular feature of the choral program at Mason each spring semester. Students assist with the design, coaching, and creating choreography for the production.

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Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel: Evocative Visions

Sunday, Apr 03, 2022 7:00pm

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

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Virginia Opera: The Marriage of Figaro

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

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Mozart’s beloved four-act comic opera, The Marriage of Figaro, is the kind of mad and frantic bedroom farce of which guilty (and not-so-guilty) pleasures are made. It is all driven by the music of Mozart at his most spirited and conceived in collaboration with his most entrust... Read more

Mason School of Dance

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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The Mason Dance Company performs a concert of new work created by a collective of emerging Mason choreographers.

Tickets: $15 General Public, $10 students, staff and seniors, $7 groups of 10 or more. 

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Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra

Saturday, Apr 16, 2022 8:00pm

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Mason Artist-in-Residence
Featuring Maria Schneider, conductor

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

Jazz Recitals

Monday, Apr 18, 2022 8:00pm

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Led by Victor Provost, Steel Pan students learn to 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.

Free and open to the public 

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Dewberry School of Music

Symphonic Band

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2022 8:00pm

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

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Fairfax Symphony Orchestra

Saturday, Apr 23, 2022 8:00pm

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

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

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Lila Downs

Sunday, Apr 24, 2022 7:00pm

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Lila Downs is one of the most influential artists in Latin America. Whether it’s a full-throated mariachi song, an achingly tender bolero, or sultry jazz tune, this GRAMMY Award-winning singer-songwriter draws audiences in with her unmistakable charisma and inspiring storytell... Read more

Dewberry School of Music

Mason Jazz Vocal Night

Monday, Apr 25, 2022 8:00pm

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Join us for an evening of music dedicated to Jazz Vocals! Performances by Mason Jazz Studio soloists and the Mason Jazz Vocal Ensemble, directed by Dr. Darden Purcell. Visit us online.

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


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Dewberry School of Music

Wind Symphony

Thursday, Apr 28, 2022 8:00pm

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Come watch the 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. 

The George Mason University Wind Symphony is a select ensemble compri... Read more

Dewberry School of Music

Mason Opera presents Rossini’s 'La Cenerentola'

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

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

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

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Dewberry School of Music

International Jazz Day

Saturday, Apr 30, 2022 8:00pm

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

Mason School of Theater

A Concert Presentation of 'The Boy Detective Fails'

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

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Directed by Erin Gardiner  
Musical Direction by Joe Walsh

Get ready for an evening of moving ballads and dazzling showstoppers as Mason students perform a concert presentation of a work of musical theater. Details will be announced in Spring 2022, but order your tickets now! This event i... Read more

Spring: Dance Innovations

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

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Mason choreographers present a showcase of new dances?performed by the Mason Dance Company.

Tickets: $15 General Public, $10 students, staff and seniors, $7 groups of 10 or more. 

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Dewberry School of Music

Mason Symphony Orchestra Concerto and University Choirs Concert

Sunday, May 08, 2022 7:00pm

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

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


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Fairfax Symphony Orchestra: Beethoven Symphony No. 9

Saturday, May 14, 2022 8:00pm

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

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

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

Dewberry School of Music

Dewberry School of Music 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.

This performance is free and open to the public. 

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December 2021