Compañia Flamenca José Porcel: Flamenco Fire
- November 6, 2015 at 8:00 pm
Celebrate the art of flamenco with this explosion of vibrant color, passionate rhythm, and enchanting movement by José Porcel, along with his troupe and orchestra. This breathtaking extravaganza represents the golden age of flamenco and showcases the purity and authenticity of this traditional art form. A unique combination of music and dance with gypsy, Jewish, Arabic, and Indian influences, flamenco features deeply emotional dances that are sometimes solemn and sometimes joyful. Considered Spain’s premier flamenco dancer and choreographer, José Porcel was lead dancer with the renowned Ballet Nacional de España before forming this group with some of the world’s most acclaimed flamenco dancers, instrumentalists, and vocalists. “Evocative and exciting, blending traditional flamenco with contemporary music, moves, and looks.” (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Compañia Flamenca José Porcel will also perform Flamenco Fire in Manassas on Nov. 8 at 4 pm. Learn More.
$48, $41, $29
Munich Symphony Orchestra with The Romeros
Philippe Entremont, conductor and piano
Pepe Romero, guitar
- November 7, 2015 at 8:00 pm
Bizet: Excerpts from Carmen Suites No. 1 and No. 2
Joaquin Rodrigo: Concierto Andaluz
Joaquin Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez
Massenet: Ballet Music
Two of Europe’s most esteemed ensembles share the stage for a sublime evening of Spanish and French classical music. The Munich Symphony Orchestra is one of Germany’s most venerated musical institutions, held in high esteem by audiences, critics, and experts alike. This important orchestra has enriched the cultural life of Bavaria with its unparalleled performances of symphonic concert pieces, opera and operettas, musicals, ballets, oratorios, and church music. The pairing of this orchestra with conductor Philippe Entremont, who is renowned for his outstanding interpretive abilities on the podium, creates a stunning collaboration. The orchestra is joined by Spanish classical guitar virtuoso Pepe Romero for a solo work. Mr. Romero is then joined by the other members of his quartet, an ensemble that has a sterling reputation in the world of classical music. As New York Times said, “the only classical guitar quartet of real stature in the world today; in fact, they virtually invented the format.” The Washington Post praised the Munich Symphony Orchestra for “conjuring up a joyous whirlwind of sound that ultimately launched the music blazing into the ether.”
$70, $60, $42
Art of Time Ensemble: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
- November 8, 2015 at 7:00 pm
Hear iconic music in wonderful new ways as this inventive ensemble reimagines the landmark Beatles album with new arrangements by jazz, pop, and classical composers. Toronto-based Art of Time Ensemble is a collective of top classical, jazz, and pop musicians that was founded in 1998 and has redefined and reinvigorated the concert experience by fusing high art with popular culture. In this performance, the group pays homage to the record that Rolling Stone called “the most important rock album ever made,” and the preeminent band that conceived this counterculture work of genius. These talented musicians are joined by Barenaked Ladies lead singer Steven Page as well as pop vocalists Glen Phillips, Craig Northey, and Andy Maize to perform such timeless hits as “When I’m Sixty-Four,” “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds,” “A Day in the Life,” and “With a Little Help From My Friends.” “The Beatles loved to turn us on, and so does [the Art of Time Ensemble].” (Globe and Mail)
Art of Time Ensemble will also perform Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band in Manassas on Nov. 6 at 8 pm. Learn More.
$48, $41, $29
Virginia Opera: La Bohème
- November 14, 2015 at 8:00 pm
- November 15, 2015 at 2:00 pm
This masterpiece of the standard Italian repertoire has touched the hearts and souls of opera lovers for generations with the combination of Puccini’s gorgeous score and the bittersweet tale of young love in bohemian Paris. Set in Paris’s Latin Quarter, La Bohème follows starving young artists struggling to survive and fulfill their dreams, getting by on passion, friendship, humor, and a lust for life. On a snowy Christmas Eve, Rodolfo, a romantic poet, and Mimi, an ailing seamstress, meet and fall deeply in love, but her languishing health and their abject poverty threaten their happiness. Heartrending sorrow, joyous celebrations, and the power of the creative spirit propel this poignant work to its tragic conclusion, which is brought to our stage by Virginia Opera. Sung in Italian with English supertitles.
Read a recent review of the Virginia Opera on HamptonRoads.com, by clicking here.
$98, $80, $48
Bollywood Masala Orchestra and Dancers of India: The Spirit of India
- November 21, 2015 at 8:00 pm
Experience a veritable feast for the eyes, ears, and soul when these dynamic artists present a captivating evening of Indian music and dance. The legendary Indian musician Rahis Bharti brings his spectacular vision of authentic Indian music to the Center’s stage accompanied by his talented ensemble of musicians and dancers. By combining the use of traditional Indian and Western instruments, The Spirit of India presents Indian music and dance as it has never been heard or seen before, and audiences around the world are responding enthusiastically. Outstanding musicians, singers, and dancers lead a musical journey to Mumbai and beyond, filling the stage with the vivid colors, mesmerizing movement, and hypnotic rhythms of their homeland. Featuring both traditional and contemporary Indian music, this performance also includes songs from Bollywood’s most popular films. Astounding acts of daredevilry such as standing on swords, fire-breathing, and the spellbinding Snake Charming Dance add to the excitement. Don’t miss this spirited celebration of one of the world’s most fascinating cultures!
The Spirit of India will also be performed in Manassas on Nov. 20 at 8 pm. Learn More.
$48, $41, $29
Chanticleer: A Chanticleer Christmas
- November 28, 2015 at 8:00 pm
Here at the Center, we don’t ring in the holiday season – we sing it in – with a heartfelt concert featuring twelve of the most masterful male voices on the planet. This Grammy Award-winning ensemble presents a glorious performance of ancient hymns, venerated sacred songs, contemporary classics, gospel spirituals, and treasured American and European carols all performed with its well-known lush harmonies and impeccable technique. Called “the world’s reigning male chorus” by New Yorker, Chanticleer is known as “an orchestra of voices” for its seamless vocal blend from countertenor to bass, and is celebrated for its original interpretations of vocal literature, from Renaissance to jazz, and from gospel to new music. “Luxurious perfection.” (Los Angeles Times) Join us for this Thanksgiving weekend holiday tradition.
Chanticleer will also be performing in Manassas on Nov. 29 at 4 pm. Learn More.
$54, $46, $32. 2 Free Student Tickets Available with Mason ID
A Mainstage Performance
Written by: Arthur Miller | Directed by: Howard Vincent Kurtz and Maggie Rodgers
- November 1, 2015 at 2:00 pm
In a tight-knit community, personal grievances and deception give way to superstition and madness. Bear witness as Miller’s timeless parable is brought vividly to life in a newly conceived production.
Join us for a talk-back with the directors and cast after the October 31 2:00 p.m. performance.
$15 students, faculty, staff, seniors and groups
Peter Pan: The Boy Who Hated Mothers
A Studio Series Performance
Written by Michael Lluberes, based on "Peter and Wendy" by J. M. Barrie | Directed by Jessica Dubish
- November 19, 2015 - November 21, 2015 at 8:00 pm
- November 21, 2015 - November 22, 2015 at 2:00 pm
This radically fresh retelling of the J.M. Barrie classic is not to be missed. Exploring the original ideas and inspirations behind this iconic fantasy unveils a darker story of the boy who wouldn't grow up. This is Peter Pan as you have never seen it before but how it was always meant to be told.
$10 students, faculty, staff, seniors and groups
Wind Symphony & Symphonic Band Concert
- November 17, 2015 at 8:00 pm
Four gifted Mason graduate conducting students are featured leading the University Wind Symphony on the first half of this shared concert with the University Symphonic Band under the direction of Professor John Kilkenny.
$5 Children/youth through grade 12
Jazz 4 Justice: The Great American Songbook
- November 20, 2015 at 8:00 pm
Jazz 4 Justice: "The Great American Songbook" Divas, Tribute to "Old Blue Eyes," Jam Session, Roarin' Big Band sounds and more!
The George Mason University Jazz Ensemble, directed by Jim Carroll, joins the Fairfax Law Foundation to present the fourteenth annual Jazz 4 Justice benefit concert. Proceeds support vital community efforts by the Law Foundation and Jazz Studies at Mason. Special guest conductor will be Henry N. Butler, Dean of the George Mason University School of Law!
View the evening's program by clicking here.
$15 Seniors and Students
Mason Dance Company: Fall: New Dances
- November 12, 2015 - November 14, 2015 at 8:00 pm
- November 13, 2015 at 2:00 pm
Fairfax Symphony Orchestra: A Fairfax Nutcracker
Luke Frazier, Principal Pops Conductor
Joseph Simeone, Production Artistic Director
The Fairfax Ballet
Margaret Virkus, Artistic Director
- December 5, 2015 at 8:00 pm
Experience this timeless holiday classic with the FSO and the Fairfax Ballet to create a new holiday tradition your family will always cherish. Enjoy a winter wonderland of dancing snowflakes, sugar plum fairies and epic battles between heroic toy soldiers and mischievous mice - the perfect holiday treat for the entire family.
$58, $46, $34. 1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID
Mason Jazz Vocal Night
- November 15, 2015 at 7:00 pm
Jazz Workshop Concert, School of Music
- November 16, 2015 at 8:00 pm
Traditional Jazz/Saxophone Ensemble
- November 16, 2015 at 12:30 pm
- November 18, 2015 at 9:00 am
Concert Hall Lobby/Grand Tier III
Event scheduled from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Vocal Pops and A Cappella
- November 22, 2015 at 4:00 pm
Click, Clack, Moo; Presented by TheatreWorks USA
- November 23, 2015 at 10:30 am
- November 23, 2015 at 12:30 pm
Jazz Combos Departmental II
- November 23, 2015 at 12:30 pm
New Sound Collective (M3E) Concert
- November 30, 2015 at 8:00 pm
Performing Arts Building Room 3001
CHSS Mary Roper Award Reception
- December 2, 2015 at 9:00 am
Grand Tier III
Jazz Combos Concert
- December 2, 2015 at 8:00 pm
de Laski - Room 3001
Lab Ensemble Concert
- December 4, 2015 at 12:30 pm
Concert Hall/Grand Tier III
Mason Improv Show
- December 4, 2015 at 8:00 pm
Concurso de Tinku 2015
Presented by Pro-Bolivian Committee
- November 1, 2015 at 5:30 pm
The Pro-Bolivian committee brings Concurso de Tinku to the Center for the Arts for the 2nd consecutive year! This unique dance contest has rich tradition of celebrating Pachamama (World Mother) through the native language Quechua and has been celebrated in this area for the past twelve years.
This ritual, practiced for centuries in Potosí, Bolivia with traditional costumes and music, will grace the Concert Hall stage for all to experience and enjoy.
View multiple videos of Tinku here.
$15: Chidlren ages 2-11
Free: Under the age of 2 (seated on guardian's lap)
- November 21, 2015 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.
US Army Ceremonial Tuba Euphonium Quartet
- November 3, 2015 at 8:00 pm
Brown & Brown Speaker Series ft. Dr. Jack London
- November 4, 2015 at 6:00 pm
Grand Tier III
Veteran's Day Luncheon
- November 11, 2015 at 11:45 am
Concert Hall Lobby
George Mason University Guitar Ensemble Winter Concert with the Robinson Guitar Ensemble
- November 24, 2015 at 8:00 pm
E.A.T.: Experiments in Art & Technology
- November 9, 2015 - January 8, 2016
Mason Hall Atrium Gallery
Free and open to the public during normal business hours
Unfriendly Skies Exhibition: Birds Buildings and Collisions
- October 29, 2015 - November 20, 2015
Art & Design Gallery
Free and open to the public during normal business hours
CVPA Faculty/Staff Grant Workshop
- November 17, 2015 at 10:30 am
Research Hall, Room 162
An Introduction to grant seeking, grant writing, and the role of the Principal Investigator.
- Susan Graziano, Director of Development
- Lisa Kahn, Associate Dean
Yes, there are grants in the arts!
Please plan on attending this workshop if you are interested in learning more about how to create a grant proposal and how to manage a funded project. We will discuss the process of seeking an appropriate grant, how to build relationships with sponsors, planning a project and writing the proposal, as well as what will be expected of you once you are awarded a grant.