Season Event

Mummenschanz

  • February 5, 2016 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall Family-Friendly Event

Let your imagination run wild with a witty and whimsical performance for all ages featuring this celebrated troupe of Swiss entertainers. These unique artists perform in complete silence on a blackened stage with common household objects and simple forms to create ingenious illusions and amusing narratives that provide light-hearted insights on life. Mummenschanz, originally conceived as a new form of theatrical non-verbal expression, enjoyed an unprecedented three-year run on Broadway in the 70s. In the nearly four decades since, it continues to captivate audiences of all ages around the world with its delightful performances that are wonderfully playful, and yet deeply poignant. “What Mummenschanz does so extraordinarily well is create its own comic universe — a place of constant wonder and ingenuity.” (Boston Herald)

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Pre-Performance Discussion: Floriana Forcito; Co-Founder and Performer (Feb 5, 2016) Pre-Performance Discussion

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$48, $41, $29. 1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID

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Virginia Opera: Romeo and Juliet

  • February 13, 2016 at 8:00 pm
  • February 14, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Concert Hall

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the quintessential love story.  Shakespeare’s drama about young lovers is the definitive tale of tragic love, sparking countless interpretations, but few are more lush and luminous than Gounod’s setting of Romeo and Juliet. From the glorious masked ball where Romeo first spies the beautiful Juliet, to the famous balcony scene where the lovestruck young man declares his eternal devotion, to the ultimate tragic ending, this timeless tale never fails to touch the heart. A sensational success from the very start, this gorgeous opera is filled with dramatic duets and awe-inspiring arias, including Juliet’s famous waltz, “Je veux vivre” (I Want to Live), which are exemplary of French Romantic period music. Sung in French with English supertitles.

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Tickets: $98, $80, $48

Make it a Date!

Treat your valentine to a romantic date. Arrive early and take a keepsake picture in our special photo booth. Enjoy two glasses of Champagne and chocolates before the opera or during intermission.

Valentine Date Package includes:
    • Two tickets for Romeo and Juliet
    • Champagne and chocolates
    • Two commemorative champagne glasses

$225, $190, $125 • Includes two Romeo and Juliet tickets
Offer valid for either performance, February 13th or 14th

Pre-Performance Discussion: Dr. Glenn Winters (Doc Opera) (Feb 13, 2016) Pre-Performance Discussion

Pre-Performance Discussion: Dr. Glenn Winters (Doc Opera) (Feb 14, 2016) Pre-Performance Discussion

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Mark Morris Dance Group

  • February 19, 2016 - February 20, 2016 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall

In celebration of its 35th anniversary season, Mark Morris Dance Group presents treasured gems from Mark Morris’s expansive repertoire performed by the company’s talented dancers and musicians. Since forming his Dance Group back in 1980, this consummate choreographer has been revered by audiences and praised by critics who marvel at his creations that radiate astonishing beauty, musical sophistication, and delightful wit. Hailed by The New York Times as “the most life-enhancingly musical choreographer alive,” Mark Morris is renowned for his musicality, and he continually explores the relationship between movement and music, typically using live music in the performances. The program includes the D.C. area premieres of The, set to Bach's Brandenburg Concert No. 1 in F major; and Whelm, set to three breathtaking piano pieces by Debussy. The Dance Group will also perform Cargo, set to Darius Milhaud's "La Création du Monde"; and Resurrection, set to music composed by Richard Rodgers for the 1936 Broadway musical On Your Toes“Mark Morris is a genius. His best dances...tug at us powerfully. He can align steps and music in a way that transports.” (Huffington Post)

Pre-Performance Discussion: Member of the Company (Feb 19, 2016) Pre-Performance Discussion

Pre-Performance Discussion: Member of the Company (Feb 20, 2016) Pre-Performance Discussion

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$48, $41, $29. 1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID

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TAO: Seventeen Samurai

  • February 21, 2016 at 4:00 pm

Concert Hall Family-Friendly Event Cultural Passport Program Event

This electrifying Japanese Taiko drumming ensemble returns with its latest hit production, Seventeen Samurai, direct from its sold-out premiere run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The explosive Taiko drumming performance captivates with impeccably complex rhythms and innovative choreography brought together by strong athletic bodies in stunning contemporary costumes. The performers are highly trained athlete-artists who undergo years of rigorous training to reach their impressive level of virtuosity. While Taiko drummers are traditionally male, this groundbreaking ensemble includes several female drummers. The result is a remarkable and energetic interpretation of this ancient art form. “Extraordinarily talented…incomparable muscular zeal.” (Chicago Tribune) TAO’s energy and precision is sure to amaze children as well as kids at heart!

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$48, $41, $29. 1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID

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Disney Fantasia: Live in Concert

featuring Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Ted Sperling, conductor

  • February 27, 2016 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall Family-Friendly Event

Dancing hippos, ostriches, and alligators; frolicking mythical centaurs and unicorns; and one famous mouse dabbling in magic come to life with live music in this performance for all ages. Experience these animated Fantasia films as you’ve never experienced them before: accompanied by a full, live orchestra. Conceived as a concert work, Walt Disney’s original legendary film Fantasia (1940) was considered a masterpiece when it was released and introduced generations to some of the most magnificent works of classical music as well as the most creative animation of the time. Now you can enjoy favorite scenes from this groundbreaking film and its popular sequel, Disney Fantasia 2000, with live music played by the Czech National Symphony Orchestra. Stunning imagery from Disney’s unmatched animation studios appears on screen above the orchestra as Broadway and orchestra conductor, Ted Sperling leads it in famous works such as Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker Suite, Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony, Resphigi’s Pines of Rome, and Dukas’s unforgettable The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. “Fantasia…reminds us of the emotional storytelling power of classical music and the wide spectrum of beauty and characters that animation can provide.” (Spinningplatters.com)


Presentation licensed by Disney Concert Library ©Disney.

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Pre-Performance Discussion: Member of the Company (Feb 27, 2016) Pre-Performance Discussion

$60, $51, $36. 1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID on February 16, 2016

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Walnut Street Theatre: A Moon for the Misbegotten

  • February 28, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Concert Hall

Can two lost souls find love, hope, and redemption on a barren patch of earth under a lover’s moon? Set on a Connecticut farm in 1923, this poignant and heartrending tale follows a fiery Irish lass with a sharp tongue and tarnished reputation. Fate has paired her with a tortured alcoholic, haunted by his own past. Sparks fly as their hearts open to each other on one autumn night, but as dawn breaks, is it enough to help them overcome a lifetime of disappointment? A prequel to Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Nobel laureate Eugene O’Neill wrote this bittersweet play — his only true love story — at the end of his career, and it remains one of his most definitive works. This riveting drama is brought to our stage by Philadelphia’s storied Walnut Street Theatre. “O’Neill at the height of his powers — masterfully employing classical fundamentals to wring hauntingly poetic truths about love and self-delusion from gritty everyday experience.” (Los Angeles Times)

Read a recent review of Moon for the Misbegotten here.

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Pre-Performance Discussion: Beth Hoffman; Assistant Professor, GMU Specialist in Literature for Performance Studies (Feb 28, 2016) Pre-Performance Discussion

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$44, $37, $26. 1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID on February 16, 2016

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Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra: Caribbean Rhythms – Journey to the Islands

Jim Carroll, Artistic Director
Victor Provost, Steel Pan

  • March 5, 2016 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall Family-Friendly Event Cultural Passport Program Event

Sway to the island rhythms as the Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra transports you to paradise on the Caribbean shores. Imagine a warm island breeze beneath the palm trees with sounds of steel pans floating by.  This illustrious jazz orchestra is joined by featured steel pan virtuoso Victor Provost, a member of the Grammy Award-winning Afro Bop Alliance, and his ensemble for a program of Caribbean music. Washington City Paper’s “Jazz Percussionist of the Year” for the past five years, Provost has performed alongside Cuban jazz legend Paquito D’Rivera and his Panamericana Orchestra and was named the Art Ambassador to his home of the U.S. Virgin Islands. Don’t miss this incredible night of music filled with rhythmic island soul! 

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Pre-Performance Discussion: Member of the Company (Mar 5, 2016) Pre-Performance Discussion

$44, $37, $26. 1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID on February 23, 2016

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Cloud 9

A Studio Series Performance
Written by: Caryl Churchill  |  Directed by: Madison Landis

  • February 24, 2016 - February 27, 2016 at 8:00 pm
  • February 27, 2016 - February 28, 2016 at 2:00 pm

TheatreSpace

The time-shifting gender-bending comedy both parodies and spoofs the Victorian Empire and its rigid attitudes as it shifts seamlessly between 1880’s British Africa and 1980’s London. Against a backdrop of imperial occupation, sexual repression, restless natives and a crumbling Empire, Churchill provides a marvelous send-up of a hundred years of Rule Britannia!

Tickets:
$15 adults;
$10 students, faculty, staff, seniors and groups

Pay What You Can: February 24, 8:00 pm Preview performance

1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID on February 16, 2016

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A Fresh of Breath Air

Written and Performed by Dale Stein

  • March 3, 2016 at 8:00 pm

TheatreSpace

Enter the exhilarating world of Fifi’s Café, a haven for neighborhood eccentrics. Portraying all its inhabitants, the captivating Dale Stein offers her unique, whimsical style in a tour de force performance that had the Washington Post describing her as an "adroit comic artist…a Tomlin-esque satirist… a surrealist who relishes life in the outer fringes." Baltimore’s Daily Record calls her "a voice so original and kind-spirited that you walk out of the show wanting to make a U-turn back in to see it all over again." A perfect fit for our Season of Miracles and Madness!

Tickets:
$15 general admission;
$10 students, faculty, staff, seniors and groups

1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID on February 23, 2016

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Broadway Miracles & Madcap Comedy

  • February 6, 2016 at 8:00 pm

TheatreSpace

Now officially an annual event, join the Mason Cabaret and Mason Improv Association for an unforgettable evening of Broadway long shots and long form improv! Two spectacular troupes team up for a special benefit performance celebrating Mason's exciting new Musical Theater program.

Tickets:
$15 general admission;
$10 students, faculty, staff, seniors and groups

1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID

Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, George Li, piano

  • February 6, 2016 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall

Kernis: Musica Celestis
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1
     -George Li, piano
Mozart: Symphony No. 41 "Jupiter"

Praised by the Washington Post for combining "staggering technical prowess, a sense of command and depth of expression," piano prodigy George Li possesses brilliant virtuosity and effortless grace far beyond his years.  He was awarded the Silver Medal at the 2015 International Tchaikovsky Competition, and the Best Sonata Performance at the 2015 National Chopin Competition, in addition to Third Prize.

$58, $46, $34

CANCELLED: Henry and Mudge

Presented by TheatreWorks USA

  • February 1, 2016 at 10:30 am

Concert Hall

This performance has been cancelled. 

School of Music: Concerto Competition Auditions

  • February 3, 2016 at 9:00 am

Concert Hall

Visual Voices - Looking Backwards Before We Design Forward

Kevin Wylie

  • February 4, 2016 at 7:30 pm

Harris Theatre

Learning to question fashion before we build.

Free/Non-ticketed

Tu Bhi Nachle

Presented by the Indian Student Association, Mason Ke Rang, and Mason Mahima

  • February 6, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Harris Theatre

George Mason University's Indian Student Association, Mason Ke Rang, and Mason Mahima present the first ever Indian Classical and Fusion dance competition. Join us in an ultimate dance competition featuring 4 Classical and 4 Fusion dance teams from across the United States competing for a grand prize of $1000 each.

Tickets:
$15: with valid Mason ID (limit 2 per ID)
$20: without Mason ID
$10: Kids under 12

Arts in the Real World

  • February 10, 2016 at 4:00 pm

Concert Hall Lobby/Grand Tier II/Grand Tier III

Free/Non-ticketed

Visual Voices - Jewelry/Art/Performance

Bibiana Obler

  • February 18, 2016 at 7:30 pm

Harris Theatre

Free/Non-ticketed

Visual Voices - The Book as Document in Iraq

Sonja Mejcher-Atassi

  • March 3, 2016 at 7:30 pm

Harris Theatre

Free/Non-ticketed

Student Involvement Reception: TAO

  • February 21, 2016 at 6:00 pm

Grand Tier III

Student Involvement Reception: Fantasia

  • February 27, 2016 at 10:00 pm

Grand Tier III

Freedom Train

Presented by TheatreWorks USA

  • February 22, 2016 at 10:30 am
  • February 22, 2016 at 12:30 pm

Concert Hall

Symphony Orchestra Concert

Presented by Mason's School of Music

  • February 22, 2016 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall

Tickets:
$12 adults;
$8 seniors;
$5 children/youth through grade 12

2 Free Student Tickets Available with Mason ID

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NATS 2016

  • February 26, 2016 - February 27, 2016

Multiple Spaces

An all day event scheduled for February 26 & 27.

The Lightning Thief

Presented by TheatreWorks USA

  • February 29, 2016 at 10:30 am
  • February 29, 2016 at 12:30 pm

Concert Hall

Wind Symphony Concert

Presented by Mason's School of Music

  • March 1, 2016 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall

Tickets:
$12 adults;
$8 seniors;
$5 children/youth through grade 12

2 Free Student Tickets Available with Mason ID on February 16, 2016

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Charlotte's Web

Presented by TheatreWorks USA

  • March 2, 2016 at 10:30 am
  • March 2, 2016 at 12:30 pm

Concert Hall

Jazz Combos/Steel Pan Ensemble

Presented by Mason's School of Music

  • March 2, 2016 at 8:00 pm

de Laski - Room 3001

Free/Non-ticketed. 2 Free Student Tickets Available with Mason ID on February 23, 2016

Mason Improv Show

  • March 4, 2016 at 8:00 pm

TheatreSpace

The Vagina Monologues

Presented by Wellness, Alcohol and Violence Education and Services (WAVES)

  • February 12, 2016 - February 13, 2016 at 8:00 pm

Harris Theatre

The Vagina Monologues is a play written by Eve Ensler and will be performed and directed by women of the George Mason University community. The Vagina Monologues is a celebration of female sexuality in all its complexity and mystery. This is the 17th consecutive year The Vagina Monologues has been performed at George Mason University. This year The Vagina Monologues is sponsored and co-sponsored by Wellness, Alcohol and Violence Education and Services (WAVES) and Women and Gender Studies (WGST). V-Day is a global movement to stop violence against women and girls, founded by Eve Ensler. For more information about V-Day and The Vagina Monologues, please visit vday.org

Tickets:
$20 General Public ($15 per ticket: Group rate when purchasing 10 or more)
$10 Mason Faculty and Staff (Must show valid Mason ID)
$5 Mason Students (Must show valid Mason ID)

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Faculty Artist Series -Piano Area: Dr. John Healey, Piano

  • February 28, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Harris Theatre

Free/Non-ticketed

American Youth Philharmonic Orchestra Concert

  • January 31, 2016 at 3:00 pm

Concert Hall

AYPO is proud to present the American Youth Philharmonic in its second concert of the season. Repertoire includes Rossini's William Tell Overture, Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante, and Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony.

Tickets:
$20: Adults
$10: Students age 6-18 and Seniors (65+)
Free: Children age 0-5

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Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here

Helen Frederick

  • January 20, 2016 - March 4, 2016

Fine Arts Gallery

View the event flyer here.

Free and open to the public during normal business hours

The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist

Michael Rakowitz

  • February 3, 2016 - March 4, 2016

Mason Hall Atrium Gallery

Free and open to the public

Chinese New Year Gala - 2016

  • February 7, 2016 at 7:30 pm

Concert Hall

On February 7, 2016 we will celebrate the 2016 Chinese New Year – the year of Monkey. For over 15 years the Chinese American Association has organized "Chinese New Year Gala" performances. It represents the best and highest quality performances in the Washington, DC area. This year, more than 300 artists from across America will perform and work together to celebrate Chinese New Year 2016 and share Chinese culture and art with you.


Tickets sold exclusively from the Chinese American Association:
$100, $30, $25, $20
10% Discount on Group Rates when 10 or more tickets are purchased together

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Admissions, Honors Event

  • February 20, 2016 at 8:00 am

Concert Hall

Free/Non-ticketed

NATS 2016 - Banquet

  • February 26, 2016

Concert Hall Lobby

InTune Music Studios LLC - Winter Recital

  • January 31, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Harris Theatre

Free/Non-ticketed

Artsbus

  • February 20, 2016 at 6:00 am

The GMU Artsbus is a School of Art (SOA) sponsored day trip to New York City. For more info click here.

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$65.00

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Dance Till you Drop

Presented by Fairfax County Public Schools

  • February 13, 2016 at 8:00 am

Performing Arts Building Dance Studios (3009, 3011, A307, A301)

Scheduled from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Faculty Artist Series - Brass Area: Dr. Amy Horn, French Horn

This performance was rescheduled from January 23rd. 

  • February 5, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Harris Theatre

Free/Non-ticketed