Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel: Fiesta!
- September 18, 2016 at 7:00 pm
Virtuoso pianist and engaging speaker Jeffrey Siegel returns to the keyboard in a program that showcases the ardent melodies and incisive rhythms of Spanish and Argentine composers. Popular with piano music lovers and newcomers alike, his unique "concerts with commentary" approach gives the story behind piano works by Albeniz, Granados, deFalla, and the popular tango Por una Capeza by Carlos Gardel. Delivered with wit and humor and a deep admiration for the music, Mr. Siegel's performance will make you fall in love with this intoxicatingly exotic music. An interactive Q and A will conclude this program.
$42, $36, $25. 1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID
The Midtown Men
- September 24, 2016 at 8:00 pm
Stars from the original cast of Broadway's Jersey Boys take the stage in this high-octane show, performing many of your all-time favorites from the 1960s. These four vocalists shared the stage in their role as the iconic Four Seasons singing group for more than 1,000 performances in the mega-hit show, which won a Tony Award for Best Musical. Now, Tony Award-winner Christian Hoff, Michael Longoria, Daniel Reichard, and Tony Award-nominee J. Robert Spencer have reunited as The Midtown Men, taking their signature sound and chemistry to audiences everywhere performing classic hits from The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Motown, and, of course, The Four Seasons. Don't miss this musical tour de force in this a rocking performance that is sure to bring the whole audience to their feet – a delight for all ages. "The Midtown Men sound as crisp as their Rat Pack-inspired suits. Their voices blend together so flawlessly on stage." (New York Daily News)
Not a performance of, nor affiliated with the show Jersey Boys.
This performance is part of the ARTS by George! benefit. More information at artsbygeorge.gmu.edu
The Pre-Performance Discussion for The Midtown Men has been cancelled due to the ARTS! by George! event preceding performance.
$100, $85, $60. 1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID
Aquila Theatre: Much Ado About Nothing
By William Shakespeare
- September 30, 2016 at 8:00 pm
Mistaken identity, espionage, and deceptions take center stage in Shakespeare's famous comedy. This classic farce is a tale of matchmaking and romantic mischief. When the soldier Claudio returns from war to his fiancé Hero, the two conspire to set up the sharp-witted and belligerent Benedict and Beatrice. Much Ado About Nothing is one of Shakespeare's last comedies and is considered one of his crowning masterpieces. For their 25th Anniversary season, Aquila Theatre tackles this classic romantic comedy with their signature physicality and remarkable dramatization. This festive play, full of combative wit and melodrama, will leave you rolling in the aisles.
$44, $37, $26. 1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID
ARTS by George!
An Evening Celebrating the Arts at Mason to Benefit Student Scholarships and The Great Performances at Mason Season
- September 24, 2016 at 5:00 pm
Center for the Arts
An Evening Like No Other!
Join us for a benefit in support of student scholarships at George Mason University's College of Visual and Performing Arts and the Great Performances at Mason season at the Center for the Arts. The evening begins by showcasing the remarkable talents of Mason students amid an array of spectacular food and beverages, and culminates in the Concert Hall when the stars from the original cast of Broadway's Jersey Boys take the stage in this high-octane show, performing many of your alltime favorites from the 1960s. These four vocalists shared the stage in their role as the iconic Four Seasons singing group for more than 1,000 performances in the mega-hit show, which won a Tony Award for Best Musical. Now, Tony Award-winner Christian Hoff, Michael Longoria, Daniel Reichard, and Tony Award-nominee J. Robert Spencer have reunited as The Midtown Men, taking their signature sound and chemistry to audiences everywhere performing classic hits from The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Motown, and, of course, The Four Seasons.
Fairfax Symphony Orchestra: Dvorak's "New World"
Christopher Zimmerman, conductor
- October 1, 2016 at 8:00 pm
Dvorak: Cello Concerto
Amit Peled, cello
Dvorak: Symphony No. 9, "From the New World"
He has "the flair of a young Rostropovich" (American Record Guide) and "simply a gorgeous sound." (Baltimore Sun). Israeli-American cellist Amit Peled, voted by Musical America as one of the most influential musicians today, brings to the FSO season opener the historic Goffriller 1733 cello, once played by the legendary Pablo Casals.
Pre-Performance Discussion at 7 pm: Join David Ginder of WETA 90.9-FM with Conductor Christopher Zimmerman and special guests.
Student tickets: $15.
$65, $53, $39
Grand Piano Celebration
Celebrating Mason's All Steinway School
- September 18, 2016 at 3:00 pm
Featuring the artistry of Dr. Linda Apple Monson, pianist, in collaboration with Mason faculty colleagues:
Dr. Anna Balakerskaia, pianist
Prof. Lisa Berger, soprano
Prof. Seong Won Nam, tenor
Guest Artist Zino Bogachek, violin
and outstanding student piano artists
Reception to follow in lobby. View the event poster here.
Proceeds support student scholarships for Mason's School of Music
$5 youth through Grade 12; Free for Mason students with ID
- September 3, 2016 at 6:30 pm
- September 8, 2016 at 7:30 pm
- September 22, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Visual Voices, a professional lecture series sponsored by the School of Art, invites eight nationally recognized visiting artists and designers to speak about their work and the world of art and design. In addition to providing a look inside the studios of these top professionals, the series offers students the opportunity to interact with them during daytime seminars and studio visits.
September 1: Richard Raiselis "Time for Reflection"
September 8: Judith Harris "Renaming Things: The Power of Metaphorical Thinking in Poetry and the Visual Arts"
September 22: Jonathan Linton "The Human Touch in the Digital Age: Portraits, Figures, and Thoughts"
October 6: Siebren Versteeg "Siebren Versteeg"
October 20: Studio 424 – Chicago "We Give a Shit – and We Do It for a Living"
January 26: Walter Kravitz "Art is What Isn't – Studio Pursuits"
February 9: J.J. McCraken "The Dirt Eater and the Scold: Reflections on a Research-led Art Practice"
March 9: John Jacob "Photography at the Smithsonian American Art Museum"
March 23: E. Carmen Ramos "Rufino Tamayo: The New York Years"
March 30: Helen Frederick "Absorbing Traditions: The Labor of Art"
Vocal Studies Convocation
- September 10, 2016 at 10:00 am
Mason Carry On
- September 19, 2016 at 9:00 am
Fall for the Book: Diane Rehm
- September 25, 2016 at 6:30 pm
Grand Tier III/Concert Hall
Diane Rehm will accept the 2016 Mason Award, which celebrates authors who have made an extraordinary contribution to connecting literature to the wide reading public. William Miller, Executive Director of Fall for the Book says, "The Diane Rehm Show has always fostered an appreciation for contemporary literature. In the midst of everything else going on in the world, Diane Rehm keeps a place dedicated to literature in the show each week. She's given voice to writers and books over the years, in addition to being a writer herself. We feel her work and career perfectly exemplifies the Mason Award ideals." Read more.
Fall for the Book: Lauren Groff
- September 27, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Lauren Groff is the author of several books, including her newest, Fates and Furies. Kirkus gave the novel a starred review, saying, "The plotting is exquisite, and the sentences hum; Groff writes with a pleasurable, bantering vividness." Read more.
Fall for the Book: Civil War Historians James McPherson and Edward Ayers
- September 28, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Fall for the Book: Jon Mooallem - Mason Reads Author
- September 29, 2016 at 4:30 pm
Jon Mooallem will speak at the capstone event for this year's Mason Reads program. His book, Wild Ones: A Sometimes Dismaying Weirdly Reassuring Story About Looking at People Looking at Animals in America was given to all incoming George Mason freshman. Students will participate in programming throughout the semester and attend Mooallem’s reading. Read more.
Fall for the Book: 100th Meridian Project
- September 29, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Fall for the Book: Sandra Cisneros
- September 30, 2016 at 6:00 pm
Grand Tier III/Harris Theatre
Sandra Cisneros will accept Fall for the Book's highest honor, the Fairfax Prize, which honors outstanding literary achievement and celebrates contributors to the larger literary landscape. William Miller, Executive Director of Fall for the Book says, "We are excited to recognize Sandra Cisneros for her literary achievements and her many contributions to American and international literature..." Read more.
- September 24, 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.
Fall for the Book: Poetry Reading with Bryan Borland and Christina Olson
- September 27, 2016 at 4:30 pm
Grand Tier III, Concert Hall
Fall for the Book: Poet Dana Levin
- September 27, 2016 at 6:00 pm
Grand Tier III, Concert Hall
Fall for the Book: Jeffrey Arnett
- September 28, 2016 at 4:30 pm