Season Event

Moscow Festival Ballet: Giselle

  • April 16, 2016 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall Cultural Passport Program Event

This acclaimed Russian ballet company brings one of the most heartrending tragedies in classical ballet to our stage. With stunning choreography by the legendary Marius Petipa and hauntingly beautiful music, this romantic ballet portrays the poignant tale of Giselle, a young peasant girl who has fallen madly in love with a villager, unaware that he is, in fact, a count in disguise. When she learns that he is betrothed to another, she takes her own life, and joins the ghosts of girls who seek to avenge the men who have jilted them. This gorgeous ballet of love and hate, vengeance and forgiveness is performed by some of Russia’s finest dancers in the grand tradition of Russian ballet with gorgeous costumes and colorful sets. “The dancers of the Moscow Festival Ballet spoke to the soul through the body, performing a magnificent Giselle.” (Post and Courier)


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Moscow Festival Ballet will also perform Sleeping Beauty in Manassas Apr. 8 at 8 pm, and Swan Lake in Fairfax Apr. 17 at 4 pm.

$56, $48, $34

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Moscow Festival Ballet: Swan Lake

  • April 17, 2016 at 4:00 pm

Concert Hall Cultural Passport Program Event

This esteemed Russian dance company performs this exquisite fantasy ballet that has captivated ballet lovers and newcomers alike for generations. Swan Lake was inspired by the German legend of Odette, a beautiful princess who is the victim of a spell cast by an evil sorcerer. With Petipa’s glorious choreography and Tchaikovsky’s celebrated expressive score, this jewel of classical ballet continues to earn the adoration of audiences worldwide. Legendary Bolshoi Ballet principal dancer Sergei Radchenko has handpicked leading dancers from across Russia for this acclaimed troupe that is dedicated to preserving the timeless traditions of classical Russian ballet. “Dramatic expression and sensational steps.” (The Chronicle, Duke University)

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Moscow Festival Ballet will also perform Sleeping Beauty in Manassas Apr. 8 at 8 pm, and Giselle in Fairfax Apr. 16 at 8 pm.

$56, $48, $34

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Virginia Opera: The Flying Dutchman

  • April 23, 2016 at 8:00 pm
  • April 24, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Concert Hall

Wagner’s immortal tale of a cursed sea captain, who is condemned to sail the stormy seas on a ghostly ship for eternity, is as mythic, mighty, and mysterious as the ocean itself. The Flying Dutchman has fascinated opera lovers since its premiere in 1843. With hauntingly beautiful music, it tells the story of a phantom seafarer on an endless quest for redemption through true love, and the adoring young woman who has vowed to save him. This opera was one of Wagner’s earliest works, inspired by his own dangerous sea voyage, and contains evidence of the styles that would come to characterize his later works. Set against the backdrop of a violent and turbulent sea, this gripping saga features themes of deliverance, loyalty, sacrifice, and the supernatural; powerful ideas that Wagner would continue to explore in his operas throughout his illustrious career. Sung in German with English supertitles. 

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$98, $80, $48

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Middletown

A Mainstage Performance
Written by: Will Eno  |  Directed by: Heather McDonald

  • March 31, 2016 - April 2, 2016 at 8:00 pm
  • April 2, 2016 - April 3, 2016 at 2:00 pm

TheatreSpace

The March 24th, 2016 8:00 pm School of Theater performance of Middletown has been cancelled. Ticket holders will be contacted regarding their options for exchanges or refunds. For more information, please call the Ticket Office at 703-993-2787.

Premiering in 2010, this award-winning play is both deeply moving and charmingly quirky as it explores the universe of a small American town. As a friendship develops between longtime resident John and new arrival Mary, the lives of the inhabitants of Middletown intersect in strange and poignant ways in a journey that takes them from the local library to outer space. A powerful and poignant meditation on birth, death and points between.

Tickets:
$25 adults;
$15 students, faculty, staff, seniors and groups

The Annual Ten-Minute Play Festival

Presented by Mason's School of Theater

  • April 22, 2016 - April 23, 2016 at 8:00 pm
  • April 23, 2016 at 2:00 pm

TheatreSpace

Discovery Abounds in this End-of-Year Crowd-Pleaser!

The tradition continues as student directors, dramaturgs and actors present their fellow student writers’ newest works in an intense 10-day process that culminates in a presentation that shines a light on the storytellers of the next generation.

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

Mason Opera: The Impresario, and L'Enfant et les Sortileges

  • April 15, 2016 - April 16, 2016 at 8:00 pm
  • April 16, 2016 at 2:00 pm
  • April 17, 2016 at 3:00 pm

Harris Theatre

Tickets:
$20 Adults
$15 Seniors
$5 Children/Youth through grade 12

Mason Dance Company: Spring Dance Concert

  • April 21, 2016 - April 23, 2016 at 8:00 pm

Harris Theatre

Tickets:
$15 & $10

Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, Awadagin Pratt, piano

  • April 30, 2016 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall

Bresnick: "The Way it Goes" (East Coast Premiere)
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3
     -Awadagin Pratt, piano
Beethoven:  Symphony No. 3 "Eroica"

Peabody Conservatory graduate and winner of the Naumburg International Piano Competition, Awadagin Pratt was named one of the 50 Leaders of Tomorrow in Ebony Magazine's 50th anniversary issue. He is frequently featured on NPR, the Today Show, Good Morning America, and Sesame Street. He was a featured soloist on PBS's Live from the Kennedy Center and has performed several times at the White House.

Pre-Performance Discussion at 7:00 p.m.: Join David Ginder of WETA 90.9FM with Conductor Christopher Zimmerman and special guests.

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$58, $46, $34

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Honors Recital Auditions

  • March 30, 2016 at 9:00 am

Harris Theatre

Free/Non-ticketed

Mason Jazz Vocal Night

  • April 24, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Harris Theatre

Free/Non-ticketed

Jazz Workshop Concert

Presented by Mason's School of Music

  • April 25, 2016 at 8:00 pm

Harris Theatre

Come enjoy the big band sounds from George Mason's Jazz Workshop, directed by Rick Parrell. The Jazz Workshop performs music by Thad Jones, Mike Tomarro, Alan Baylock, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Neal Hefti and many others.

Free/Non-ticketed

Wind Symphony & Symphonic Band Concert

Presented by Mason's School of Music

  • April 26, 2016 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall

The Pride of the Wolverines, John Phillip Sousa

Chorale Prelude: So Pure the Star, Vincent Persichetti
Denny Stokes, conducting

Toccata Marziale, Ralph Vaughan Williams

Dusk, Steven Bryant

Danzón #2, Arturo Márquez

Intermission

Southern Harmony, Donald Grantham
I.The Midnight Cry
II. Wondrous Love
III. Exhilaration
IV. The Soldier’s Return

Fantasia di Concerto - Sounds from the Riviera, Edoardo Boccalari
Chris Troiano, euphonium soloist

Two Canticles for Woodwind Quintet and Band, William Camphouse
I. Harbinger Singing
II. As a Lark

Krista Pack, flute
Samantha Charriez, oboe
Nick Thompson, clarinet
Lisa Eckstein, bassoon
Wendy Chinn, horn

Symphony No. 3, Vittorio Giannini
I. Allegro Energico
II. Adagio
III. Allegro con brio

Tickets:
$12 Adults
$8 Seniors
$5 Children/Youth through Grade 12

Skippyjon Jones

Presented by TheatreWorks USA

  • April 27, 2016 at 10:30 am

Concert Hall

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Psychology Deptartment Awards

  • April 29, 2016 at 6:00 pm

Concert Hall

"New York-New York" - Broadway Showcase

Presented by Mason's School of Music, University Chorale 

  • April 29, 2016 - April 30, 2016 at 8:00 pm

Harris Theatre

It's that time again to bring "New York" back to Fairfax with the wildly popular annual Broadway Showcase (it), featuring the talents of George Mason's School of Music University Chorale. After sharing this family friendly event with Prince William County, we are happy to be back home in Fairfax! This year the Show under the direction of Dr. Lisa Billingham you'll be swaying to the music of "New York, New York" as we celebrate Broadway. Relive the magic that made you fall in love with show-tunes with the soulful songs from "Dream Girls," the Classics form "On the Town," the Jazz from "West Side Story," and the lively beats from "The Lion King." This "not to miss" event is a event for the entire family and it will delight all!

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Tickets:
$12 Adults
$8 Seniors
$5 Children/Youth through Grade 12

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International Jazz Day Celebration & CD Release Concert!

Presented by Mason's School of Music Jazz Department

  • April 30, 2016 at 1:00 pm

Concert Hall

Join the Mason Jazz Studies department in their CD RELEASE CONCERT/International Jazz Day Celebration!

Performances by the Mason Jazz Ensemble (Jim Carroll), Jazz Combo I (Wade Beach), Afro-Cuban Ensemble (Joe McCarthy), Steel Pan Ensemble (Victor Provost) and Mason Jazz Vocal Ensemble (Dr. Darden Purcell).

Mason Jazz: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Swing exemplifies the musical diversity within the Mason Jazz Studies program; showcasing 6 performing ensembles and 86 talented students. Proceeds from CD sales benefit the GMU Jazz Foundation to fund school trips, scholarships, internships, and future recordings.

CDs for purchase at our post-concert reception!

Tickets:
$12 Adults
$8 Seniors
$5 Children/Youth through Grade 12

2 Free Student Tickets Available with Mason ID

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Mason Symphony Orchestra with University Singers and University Chorale Concert

  • April 6, 2016 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall

View the program here.

Tickets:
$12 Adults
$8 Seniors
$5 Children/Youth through grade 12

Mason Improv Show

  • April 29, 2016 at 8:00 pm

TheatreSpace

Arts Jam Traditions: Flint Hill School Spring Music and Dance Show

  • April 13, 2016 at 7:30 pm

Concert Hall

Free and open to the public

Honors Event - Admissions

  • April 20, 2016 at 8:00 am

Concert Hall

iNite 2016

  • April 2, 2016 at 1:00 pm
  • April 2, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Concert Hall

iNite 2016 will bring thousands of years of history and culture to the stage, represented by more than 700 high school students from the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. Watch students showcase their talents from Bhangra to Lion Dancing in the most diverse iNite ever! iNite 2016 is your passport to the world. Let's steal the show!

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$25, $20, $15

CANCELLED: TEDxGeorgeMasonU Conference 2016

Presented by Mason Office of Student Involvement

  • April 3, 2016 at 10:30 am

Concert Hall

This event has been cancelled. If you were a ticket holder, you will be contacted by a member of the Center for the Arts Ticket Office to discuss your refund.

This year TEDxGeorgeMasonU presents it's 5th Anniversary Conference. This conference allows the opportunity for some of the brilliant minds at Mason and the region to present compelling ideas on how to better our world. We hope that these TEDx events become a platform for the world to witness the astonishing work that is taking place at this university.

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Vocal Pops A Capella Concert

  • April 2, 2016 at 8:00 pm

Harris Theatre

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

Jazz Combos Concert II

Presented by Mason's School of Music

  • April 13, 2016 at 8:00 pm

de Laski - Room 3001

Free/Non-ticketed

2016 Celebration of Teaching Excellence

  • April 11, 2016 at 3:00 pm

Concert Hall Lobby

Free/Non-ticketed

Sarah Dolan MFA Thesis

Sarah Dolan

  • March 28, 2016 - April 8, 2016

Fine Arts Gallery

Free and open to the public

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Patrick Sargent

  • April 18, 2016 - April 29, 2016

Fine Arts Gallery

Free and open to the public

Artsbus

  • April 16, 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

School of Music: Jazz Combos/Afro-Cuban Ensemble/Traditional Ensemble Concert

  • April 13, 2016 at 8:00 pm

de Laski - Room 3001

Mason's School of Music: Café George

An onstage preview of the Annual Broadway Showcase with dessert.

  • April 1, 2016 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall

Come treat yourself to dessert and a little bit of New York with the University Chorales Inaugural Café George. Under the direction of Dr. Lisa Billingham this show is sure you get your heart pumping to the soulful sounds of Broadway. Sit back, drink some coffee, indulge in a dessert and tap your feet to songs from such loved musicals as "Guys & Dolls," "Kiss Me Kate," "Ragtime,:" and "Les Miserables."

The evening will cap off with a silent auction with all proceeds going towards the Annual Broadway Showcase which will be held "BACK" in Fairfax on April 29th and 30th.

Café George Auction is now LIVE. Don't miss out on these great items. Ranging from unique art, to tickets to best concerts in town, or other exciting items. Bidding will close at Noon on April 1st – so get those bids in. The auction will then go LIVE during the event. Winners will be contacted if they are not in attendance.

View the event flyer here.

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$25.00

International Week Dance Competition 2016

  • April 14, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Concert Hall

Mason’s international student clubs present dances from around the world in this colorful and lively competition! Come out and support the participating teams and individuals competing in this year’s event. Get your ticket TODAY at the Center for the Arts Ticket Box Office or the Office of Student Involvement!

For more information: Amber Duffy, aduffey3@gmu.edu

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$10.00

Annual Lynch Lecture: Implications for the Arts & Conflict Intervention - Neda Wants to Die, How Thin is the Line Between Perpetrators And Victims?

  • March 31, 2016 at 6:45 pm

Harris Theatre

This play is part of S-CAR's Annual signature events, called the Lynch Lecture. The play was commissioned by the World Bank as part of a three-day exhibition to raise awareness of gender based violence.

Preshow reception begins at 5:30 pm.

Free - RSVP via Event Brite

All-Virgina Concert, All Virginia Symphonic Band Concert, and All-Virginia Orchestra Concert

  • April 9, 2016 at 1:30 pm

Concert Hall

Each of the three ensembles will perform for roughly 1-hour before a short 15 minute break. Performances begin at 1:30pm, 2:45 pm and 4:00 pm.

Free/Non-ticketed

School of Music Masterclass: Paul Carey

  • April 22, 2016 at 1:30 pm

DeLaski - Room A323

Experiance the music composed by Paul Carey sung by University Singers.

Paul Carey studied composition with Alfred Blatter and Ben Johnston at the University of Illinois with graduate studies at Yale University. Mr. Carey's compositions have been performed by choirs worldwide and at ACDA, MENC, OAKE, and AGO conventions.

(Music 300 credit)