Season Event

Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel: Torment and Triumph – The Romantic Music of Franz Liszt

  • March 8, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Concert Hall Family-Friendly Event

Jeffrey Siegel elucidates and enlightens audiences on two of the most celebrated composers of the Romantic era in his third performance at the Center this season. In this enchanting evening of classical music, Mr. Siegel performs Liszt's heavenly Ave Maria, the devilish Mephisto Waltz, and the stupendous Sonata in B minor, perhaps Liszt's most autobiographical work – musically expressing the battle within him between Satan and Saint. "Siegel's programs strengthen the fragile bonds of communication between composer and listener and are as welcome as they are rare." (Chicago Tribune)

$40, $34, $24. 2 Free Student Tickets Available with Mason ID

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Steinway Piano Galleries

Mark Morris Dance Group

  • March 1, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Concert Hall

For over three decades, this visionary choreographer has thrilled audiences and impressed critics with the exquisite beauty and delightful wit of his choreography, and the remarkable artistry of his dance group. Mark Morris's work, almost always performed to live music, is celebrated for its musicality, and he continues to experiment with the relationship between music and movement. This program includes two works set to music by Lou Harrison: Pacific, a renowned ballet by Mark Morris being performed by his company for the first time, and Grand Duo, which has been called “intoxicatingly thrilling” (Seattle Times) and “one of the masterpieces of the late 20th century.” (The Guardian) Words, a new dance set to Songs Without Words by Mendelssohn will be featured along with The "Tamil Film Songs in Stereo" Pas de Deux. "There is no other choreographer today with Morris' unbound imagination and the skill to realize it onstage." (The Washington Post)

Pre-Performance Discussion: Nancy Umanoff; Executive Director (Mar 1, 2015) Pre-Performance Discussion

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

Danú: 20th Anniversary Tour

  • March 6, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall Family-Friendly Event

To celebrate 20 years of spirited music-making, this award-winning band from the Emerald Isle returns to our stage to perform an unforgettable night of lively Celtic music. Hailing from Ireland's historic County Waterford, Danú has built a massive following worldwide due to its vibrant performances, mastery of traditional Celtic instruments such as flute, tin whistle, button accordion and bouzouki, as well as striking vocals. Just in time for St. Patrick's Day, this celebrated band, along with two of its former band mates, perform a glorious blend of ancient Irish music and fresh new songs. "Impressive, immersive, and uniquely and unmistakably Irish." (Strings Magazine)

Pre-Performance Discussion: Benny McCarthy; Orignial Member of Danú (Mar 6, 2015) Pre-Performance Discussion

$46, $39, $28. 2 Free Student Tickets Available with Mason ID

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Tango Buenos Aires: Song of Eva Perón

Direct from Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • March 7, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall

This renowned company uses the art of tango to journey through the life of Argentina's larger-than-life former First Lady, Eva Perón. From her impoverished childhood in the slums to her position as one of the country's most powerful and influential figures, Perón's story is told in this riveting new performance by these celebrated dancers, singers, and instrumentalists. Tango Buenos Aires, one of Argentina's greatest cultural exports, is recognized worldwide for its authentic interpretations of this captivating dance. Tango originated in dance halls and brothels during the late 19th century, and soon captured the attention of European high society, establishing its reputation as one of the world's most seductive and passionate dances. "Swirling, fast-paced tapestries of movement, laced with proud postures and sensual couplings." (The Washington Post)

Can't make this performance but really want to see Tango Buenos Aires? They are also performing at the Hylton Center in Manassas Mar. 8 at 4 pm. Click here for more details.

Pre-Performance Discussion: Rosario Bauza; Artistic Director Translator: Rei Bauze (Mar 7, 2015) Pre-Performance Discussion

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

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Virginia Opera: La Traviata

  • March 21, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall

One of the most dearly loved operas, Verdi's heart-wrenching tale of the desirable and fragile courtesan is a heartrending classic. Violetta is the most desirable courtesan in Paris, enjoying a luxurious lifestyle filled with glamorous soirées and wealthy gentlemen. She gives it all up for Alfredo, with whom she has fallen deeply in love, but when Alfredo's father claims her reputation is ruining the family name, she selflessly attempts to end the relationship. Will true love win out in the end, or does failing health seal her fate? This tragic love story is brought to life through the glorious voices of Virginia Opera. Sung in Italian with English supertitles.

Pre-Performance Discussion: Glenn Winters (Mar 21, 2015) Pre-Performance Discussion

$86, $72, $44. 1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID on March 10, 2015

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Virginia Opera: La Traviata

  • March 22, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Concert Hall

One of the most dearly loved operas, Verdi's heart-wrenching tale of the desirable and fragile courtesan is a heartrending classic. Violetta is the most desirable courtesan in Paris, enjoying a luxurious lifestyle filled with glamorous soirées and wealthy gentlemen. She gives it all up for Alfredo, with whom she has fallen deeply in love, but when Alfredo's father claims her reputation is ruining the family name, she selflessly attempts to end the relationship. Will true love win out in the end, or does failing health seal her fate? This tragic love story is brought to life through the glorious voices of Virginia Opera. Sung in Italian with English supertitles.

Pre-Performance Discussion: Glenn Winters (Mar 22, 2015) Pre-Performance Discussion

$98, $80, $48. 1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID on March 10, 2015

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Fairfax Symphony Orchestra

Christopher Zimmerman, Music Director

  • March 14, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Harris Theatre

Mozart: Adagio and Fugue
Vaughan-Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
J.S. Bach: Violin concerto in A minor
Dvorak: Serenade for Strings

Traffic Alert:
The Patriot Center will be hosting an event on March 14th at 7:30pm, which may create some parking and traffic delays. Please plan accordingly.

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$60, $45, $25

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Mason's School of Dance 2015 Gala Concert

  • March 27, 2015 - March 28, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall

Pupil Suite by Andrea Miller
Lickety Split by Alejandro Cerrudo
Vespers by Ulysses Dove

George Mason University’s School of Dance presents their 2015 Gala Concert, a showcase of extraordinary dancers at the start of their professional careers. This afternoon includes an exhilarating piece by Andrea Miller set to music of the Israeli band Balkan Beat Box and the sophisticated partnering of Alejandro Cerrudo's Lickety Split, set to the music of singer-songwriter Devendra Banhart. Ulysses Dove’s profound 1986 work Vespers will close the performance. Technically demanding and intensely driven, this work showcases the strength and poise of the Mason dancers. Many Mason Dance Company alumni have gone on to successful dance careers in prestigious companies such as Mark Morris Dance Group, David Parsons Company, Pascal Rioult, Elisa Monte and Limón Dance. Don’t miss this talented company of dancers preparing to burst onto the national dance scene.

$25: Adults
$15: Mason Students/Seniors

1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID on March 17, 2015

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Cancelled: Visual Voices

  • March 5, 2015 at 7:20 pm

Harris Theatre

Due to complications with the expected inclement weather, this event has been cancelled.

Mar. 5 - Jersey Devils (Steve Badanes & Linda Beaumont)

Free/Non-ticketed

In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play

  • March 1, 2015 at 2:00 pm

TheatreSpace

A stimulating, funny and provocative play set in a prim upper class Victorian home at the dawn of electricity, where a gentleman doctor has invented an extraordinary and mysterious device for treating "hysteria." This smart comedy ponders marriage and intimacy, and what it truly means to find connection.

This play includes mature themes and is recommended for ages 16 and up.

Tickets:
Adults: $15
Students, faculty, staff, seniors and groups: $10

1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID

TheatreWorks: Miss Nelson

  • March 2, 2015 at 10:30 am

Concert Hall

An Experiment with and Air Pump, Preview

  • March 25, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Harris Theatre

This contemporary consideration of art and science takes place in the same house but, in time, on the eve of two very different centuries. Furtive romance, farcical commotions and dark secrets infuse this unique examination of women's roles in medical research and the ethical challenges unfolding in anatomy in 1799 and genetics in 1999.

Tickets:
Adults: $25
Students, faculty, staff, seniors and group: $15

1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID on March 17, 2015

An Experiment with an Air Pump

  • March 26, 2015 - March 28, 2015 at 8:00 pm
  • March 28, 2015 - March 29, 2015 at 2:00 pm
  • April 2, 2015 - April 4, 2015 at 8:00 pm
  • April 4, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Harris Theatre

This contemporary consideration of art and science takes place in the same house but, in time, on the eve of two very different centuries. Furtive romance, farcical commotions and dark secrets infuse this unique examination of women's roles in medical research and the ethical challenges unfolding in anatomy in 1799 and genetics in 1999.

Tickets:
Adults: $25
Alumni, Students, faculty, staff, seniors and group: $15

1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID on March 17, 2015

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Jazz Combos Concert

  • March 25, 2015 at 8:00 pm

de Laski - Room 3001

Symphony Orchestra Concert

  • March 30, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall

$10: Adults
$5: Seniors & Non-Mason Students

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Combined Choir Concert

  • March 29, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Vienna Baptist Church

For directions to Vienna Baptist Church, click here.

Free/Non-ticketed

Percussion Ensemble Concert

  • April 1, 2015 at 8:00 pm

de Laski - Room 3001

Free

Cancelled: M3E Concert

  • March 1, 2015 at 7:00 pm

de Laski - Room 3001

Free/Non-ticketed

Artsbus

  • March 21, 2015 at 6:00 am

Finley Building

The Feb. 21, 2015 Artsbus trip has been canceled. Check your email for info regarding exchanges or refunds.

Remaking Spring 2015 Trips (Tickets are available now):

• March 21, 2015
April 11, 2015 (was April 18)

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Musical Journey

with The Capitol Symphonic Youth Orchestras

  • March 15, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Concert Hall

Under the professional guidance of Artistic Music Director/Conductor Dr. Cheri Collins, TCSYO’ Symphonic and Chamber Orchestras will perform a wide range of challenging masterpieces from the standard symphonic repertoire.

Program:
Chamber Orchestra:
Wolfgang Amedeus Mozart: The Abduction from the Seraglio
Arranged by Hoffman

Joseph Bodin de Boismortier: Introduction and Allegro
Arranged by McCashin

Pharrell Williams: Happy from Despicable Me 2
Arranged by Moore

Richard Meyer: Incantations

Symphonic Orchestra:
Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky: Capriccio Italien, Op. 45

Hans Christian Lumbye: Kobenhavns Jernbandamp Galop

Gustav Holst: The Planets
Mars, the Bringer of War
and Jupiter, the Bringer of Jolly

The Capitol Symphonic Youth Orchestras is the premier musical destinations for aspiring young musicians in the Northern Virginia area. Musicians' age is ranging from 12 to 18, from both public and private schools.

Tickets:
$15: Adults
$10: Seniors (65+)
$5: Students

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East Coast Dhamaka

  • April 4, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Concert Hall

George Mason University Indian Student Association presents the second annual Indian Dance competition, East Coast Dhamaka. Join us in an ultimate dance competition featuring 3 Fusion, 3 Raas, and 3 Bhangra teams all competing for a grand prize of $1500.

$20: Adults (and Day Of Show)
$15: Students with Valid Student ID (limit 2)
Free: Children 10 and under

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Mason Unplugged Featuring Mary Lambert

  • April 2, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall

Mary Lambert is a Seattle-based singer-songwriter and spoken word artist. She worked with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis on a track on their album The Heist. Lambert is the featured singer and songwriter of their gay rights single, "Same Love". Lambert's contributions to "Same Love" draw upon her experiences as "a lesbian growing up in a tumultuous, Christian upbringing." Lambert took the content she created for "Same Love" and used it to develop the song "She Keeps Me Warm" which she released on July 30, 2013. Lambert's songs, often emotionally charged, have been considered a mix of Adele, Tori Amos and James Blake. Her shows are described as "safe spaces where crying is acceptable and even encouraged."

Tickets:
$20: Adults
$15: Faculty/Staff (with Valid Faculty/Staff ID)
$10: Students (with Valid Mason ID)

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Big Band Showdown!

  • March 4, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall

The George Mason University School of Music, Jazz Studies Department presents a "Big Band Showdown!" Join us for an evening of "swinging" jazz and hot sounds!  Performances by Chantilly High School (director, Chris Singleton), Yorktown High School (director, Brian Bersh), the NJW All-Stars (directors, Matt Niess & Alan Baylock) and the Mason Jazz Ensemble (director, Jim Carroll)!

$10: Adults
$5: Students/Seniors

1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID

iNite

Presented by TJHS

  • March 14, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Concert Hall

iNite 2015 will bring thousands of years of history and culture to the stage, represented by 600 high school students at the largest high school event in the Washington Metropolitan Area. Join students from Thomas Jeffferson High School for Science and Technology in showcasing our talents in Bhangra, Lion Dancing, Step and more! Make this Pi Day unforgettable. It's showtime!

$25, $20, $15, $10

Traffic Alert:
The Patriot Center will be hosting an event on March 14th at 7:30pm, which may create some parking and traffic delays. Please plan accordingly.

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Admissions: Honors Event

  • March 1, 2015 at 9:00 am

Concert Hall

Cancelled: Faculty Artist Series, Jazz Area

This performance has been cancelled due to inclement weather and will be rescheduled at a later date.  

  • March 1, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Harris Theatre

Free

Cancelled: Faculty Artist Series, Brass Area

  • March 5, 2015 at 8:00 pm

de Laski - Room 3001

Free

Korean-American Student Association Cultural Show

  • March 7, 2015 at 7:30 pm

Harris Theatre

Free

TheatreWorks: Freedom Train

  • March 9, 2015 at 10:30 am
  • March 9, 2015 at 12:30 pm

Concert Hall