Season Event

Skippyjon Jones Snow What

Presented by TheatreWorks

  • June 1, 2017 at 10:30 am

Concert Hall

"Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the bravest Chihuahua of them all?" Skippyjon Jones the Siamese cat who thinks he's a Mexican Chihuahua of course! While his sisters listen to Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Skippy heads off for the REAL adventure awaiting him in his closet. There, as his alter ego Skippito Friskito, and with the help of his friends the Seven Chimichangos, Skippyjon must rescue the beautiful princess Nieve Qué (Snow What), battle the evil dragon and defeat the Bruja. A brand new musical based on the book by Judy Schachner, Skippyjon Jones Snow What is a twist on the classic fairytale Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Ticketing is handled by TheatreWorks. Theatreworks USA is America's largest theatre for young and family audiences. Available for class trips, in-school, and evening/weekend performances.

17th Annual Musicale: "It's a Party"

presented by South Riding Dance Academy

  • June 17, 2017 at 11:00 am
  • June 17, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Concert Hall

South Riding Dance Academy presents its 17th annual musicale, "It's a Party"! Performances from dancers ages 18 months to 18 years with up to 15 years of dance training in tap, ballet, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical, contemporary, tumbling, pointe, and more.

www.SouthRidingDance.com

Tickets: $25 general public, $20 seniors (65+), children 2 and under are free

The Fairfax Symphony presents: Mozart In Havana

  • June 18, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Harris Theatre

Simone Dinnerstein
with the Havana Lyceum Orchestra
José Antonio Méndez Padrón, music director

Carlos Fariñas: Punto y Tonadas

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 21
             Piano Concerto No. 23


Copland: Appalachian Spring 

The Fairfax Symphony launches its new series "FSO: Presents" with the renowned pianist Simone Dinnerstein and the virtuosic Havana Lyceum Chamber Orchestra to make their American debut, the first time an orchestra of this size has traveled to the U.S. from Cuba since the revolution.

In celebration of this historic tour, Sony Classical will release Simone Dinnerstein’s new album, Mozart in Havana, this spring. The new recording and inaugural tour with the Havana Lyceum Orchestra is her most ambitious undertaking to date and a testament to music’s ability to cross all cultural and language barriers. 

Concurso de Saya-Caporal 

Presented by the Comite Pro Bolivia

  • June 24, 2017 at 4:30 pm

The Pro Bolivia Committee is proud to present the XVIII Saya Caporal Dance Competition. It is a competition where two traditional Bolivian dances are fused together to create vivid choreographies. Saya is an Afro-Bolivian dance that originated from the jungles of the Yungas, a tropical region in the State of La Paz. Its a dance that blends ancient rhythms brought by former slaves from their African homeland with traditional Andean flutes and dance steps. Caporales was created in 1969 by the Estrada brothers, who were inspired by the Afro-Bolivian Saya and their character of the 'Caporal' - the overseer of the black slaves. The dance is physically demanding, as it consists of jumping, and hand coordinations. Caporales has very quickly become one of the most popular Bolivian dances practiced all around the world. Besides the lively music and dance that this competition brings, it is also an opportunity to view authentic costumes hand made from Bolivia. You will see the male dancers depict an old Spanish military guard wearing heeled boots bearing large bells known as "cascabeles" and carrying a hat. The female dancer will have a folkloric mini skirt, fancy high-heeled shoes, and a round top hat. This competition is the largest of its kind in the United States and brings competitors from all around the the nation!

Tickets:
$25 VIP, $20 adults, $15 children under 12

U.S. Army Blues Jazz Ensemble

With special guest, Darden Purcell 

  • June 25, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Concert Hall

Free and Open to the Public 

The U.S. Army Blues, part of the United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own,” is the premier jazz ensemble of the United States Army. After informal beginnings in 1970, this 18-piece ensemble became an official element of the Army Band in 1972. Comprised of exceptional jazz musicians from across the nation, the Army Blues strive to fulfill their mission through public concerts, educational outreach, and the preservation of the tradition of America’s unique art form: jazz.

National Jazz Workshop 

  • June 26, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Concert Hall

NJW All-Stars with special guest Graham Breedlove

Directed by Matt Niess

Free and open to the public 

http://nationaljazzworkshop.org

National Jazz Workshop 

The U.S. Army Blues Swamp Romp

  • June 27, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Concert Hall

Representing The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own,” The U.S. Army Blues Swamp Romp has been active for almost two decades, performing traditional jazz and folk music of Louisiana in support of recruiting and community outreach initiatives throughout our nation. Past performances include national broadcasts on ESPN, Emeril Live, and WWOZ’s renowned New Orleans Music Show. In addition, the Swamp Romp has supported vital volunteer efforts, including America’s Gulf Coast rebuilding operations implemented after Hurricane Katrina’s devastating impact.

Free and open to the public.

National Jazz Workshop 

  • June 28, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Concert Hall

George Mason University Jazz Faculty featuring Kenny Rittenhouse

Free and open to the public

https://music.gmu.edu/jazz-studies/

https://www.kennyrittenhouse.com

National Jazz Workshop 

  • June 29, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Concert Hall

George Mason University Jazz Faculty featuring Victor Provost 

Free and open to the public

https://music.gmu.edu/jazz-studies/

http://www.victorprovost.com

National Jazz Workshop 

  • June 30, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Concert Hall

End of workshop student showcase

Free and open to the public 

http://nationaljazzworkshop.org