Season Event

Todd Ellison and Friends

Classic Broadway

  • April 12, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Concert Hall

This virtuoso pianist and consummate entertainer brings the best of Broadway to our stage in a delightful concert performance. Few are as well suited to stage this tribute to the Broadway musical as Todd Ellison, who is one of the most sought-after music directors and conductors working on Broadway today. Recognized as one of "Broadway’s electric conductors," (The New York Times), he has a long list of credits to his name, including 42nd Street, Monty Python’s Spamalot, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, and Annie. Joined by some of Broadway's finest vocalists, this concert features hits from your favorite Broadway shows including Hello Dolly, Damn Yankees, Les Miserables, West Side Story and much more. This is a dazzling musical afternoon for audiences of all ages.

$46, $39, $28

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Russian National Ballet Theatre: Cinderella

  • April 18, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall

Don't miss one of the most enchanting and delightful storybook ballets - Cinderella. With Russia's finest dancers, Prokofiev's exuberant music, sumptuous costumes, lush scenery, and comical stepsisters, this performance is a treat for audiences of all ages. The classic fairy tale tells of the virtuous and mistreated servant girl who is magically transformed by her fairy godmother allowing her to attend the grand royal ball. She captures the heart of the handsome prince, but dashes off at the stroke of midnight, leaving only her glass slipper behind. Russian National Ballet Theatre is committed to upholding the grand, national tradition of Russian ballet, and at the same time offering opportunities for  emerging young artists. "A cut above many of its rivals." (The Washington Post)

Can't make this performance but really want to see the Russian National Ballet? They are also performing at the Hylton Center in Manassas Mar. 27 at 8 pm. Click here for more details.

$56, $48, $34

Russian National Ballet Theatre: The Sleeping Beauty

  • April 19, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Concert Hall

Considered the crown jewel of legendary choreographer Marius Petipa's career, The Sleeping Beauty is the magical fairy tale of the beautiful, sleeping princess who awaits the kiss of her prince. Brought to life by one of Moscow's finest ballet companies, this enchanting tale is set to Tchaikovsky's magnificent score. A grand theme of good versus evil, the ballet is about the story of Aurora, who has been cursed since birth by the evil fairy Carabosse. After pricking her finger on a spindle, the princess and her whole kingdom fall into a deep sleep that will last one hundred years until she is saved by the brave prince, Désiré. Luminous costumes, elaborate sets, and the graceful movements of these gifted Russian dancers result in a sublime afternoon of breathtaking artistry.

$56, $48, $34

BBC Concert Orchestra

  • April 24, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall Family-Friendly Event

Keith Lockhart, conductor
Charlie Albright, piano

Ravel: Le Toubeau de Couperin
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G major
Walton: Crown Imperial
Vaughn Williams: Norfolk Rhapsody No. 1 in E minor
Britten: Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell

From its beginnings in the early fifties as a radio orchestra, the BBC Concert Orchestra has grown into one of the world's most respected and versatile orchestras, with an enviable reputation in light music, opera, ballet and musicals. Performing regularly on radio, television, and in the concert hall, it is featured on BBC's weekly radio program Friday Night is Music Night, and can be heard on countless television soundtracks, including Blue Planet and Planet Earth. Under the baton of principal conductor Keith Lockhart, who is also the conductor of Boston Pops, BBC Concert Orchestra performs music of British and French composers and is joined by pianists Charlie Albright. "Its style is gutsy…the ensemble is solid, not flashy." (Los Angeles Times)

Pre-Performance Discussion: Member of the Company (Apr 24, 2015) Pre-Performance Discussion

$60, $51, $36. 2 Free Student Tickets Available with Mason ID

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MOMIX: Alchemia

  • May 1, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall Family-Friendly Event

This inventive company of dancer-illusionists brings its dazzling multimedia spectacle Alchemia to our stage. This new work about the art of alchemy was born of the brilliant and untamed mind of MOMIX's genius choreographer Moses Pendleton. It manipulates the four classic elements: earth, air, fire, and water, to create a visually arresting theatrical experience full of whimsy, sensuality, beauty, and intrigue. Pendleton's choreography and his company have enthralled audiences for over three decades on stages all over the world -- including the 2014 Olympic opening ceremonies -- with their athletic virtuosity and outstanding innovation, combined with hypnotic music, inventive props, and outrageous and vibrant costumes. "The mad and marvelous troupe has all of the mesmeric power of a magic show." (Globe and Mail)

Pre-Performance Discussion: Dan Joyce; GMU School of Dance Professor (May 1, 2015) Pre-Performance Discussion

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

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Fairfax Symphony Orchestra

Luke Frazier, guest conductor

  • April 11, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall

National Broadway Chorus presents A Civil War Portrait
This program guides the audience through the major campaigns of the Civil War and features music of the era, from Stephen Foster to "Battle Hymn of the Republic", as well as popular Civil War era folksongs like "Danny Boy" and "Annie Laurie."

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$55, $45, $27

Mason Wind Symphony & Symphonic Band Concert

  • April 21, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall

An Experiment with an Air Pump

  • 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

Symphony Orchestra Concert

  • March 30, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall

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

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

Jazz Workshop Concert

  • April 15, 2015 at 8:00 pm

de Laski - Room 3001

Free/Non-ticketed

Chamber Music Concert

  • April 16, 2015 at 8:00 pm

de Laski - Room 3001

Free/Non-ticketed

New Sound Collective Concert (Formerly M3E)

  • May 1, 2015 at 8:00 pm

de Laski - Room 3001

Free/Non-ticketed

Theatreworks: Aesops Fables

  • April 20, 2015 at 10:30 am
  • April 20, 2015 at 12:30 pm

Concert Hall

Jazz Combos Concert

  • April 22, 2015 at 8:00 pm

de Laski - Room 3001

Free/Non-ticketed

Chamber Music Concert

  • April 23, 2015 at 8:00 pm

de Laski - Room 3001

Free/Non-ticketed

Mason Opera: Gilbert & Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance

  • April 24, 2015 - April 25, 2015 at 8:00 pm
  • April 25, 2015 at 2:00 pm
  • April 26, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Harris Theatre

Pre-Performance Discussion: 7:00 pm: In the Choral Room (Apr 24, 2015) Pre-Performance Discussion

1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID

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TheatreWorks: The Creature from the Black Lagoon

  • April 27, 2015 at 10:30 am

Concert Hall

TheatreWorks: Skippy John Jones

  • April 29, 2015 at 10:30 am
  • April 29, 2015 at 12:30 pm

Concert Hall

Vocal Performance Seminar

  • April 30, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Grand Tier III

Free/Non-ticketed

A Capella Ensembles Concert

  • April 29, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Johnson Center Bistro

Scheduled to end at 9 pm

Free/Non-ticketed

The Annual Ten-Minute Play Festival

  • April 24, 2015 - April 25, 2015 at 8:00 pm
  • April 25, 2015 at 2:00 pm

TheatreSpace

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:
General Admission: $15
Students, faculty, staff, seniors and groups: $10

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Artsbus

  • April 11, 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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Mason Dance Company Spring: New Dances

  • April 16, 2015 - April 18, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Harris Theatre

$15: Adult
$10: Students, Seniors

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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2015 Celebration of Teaching Excellence

  • April 13, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Concert Hall Lobby

Free

New Leaves Writers' Conference

  • April 14, 2015 at 7:30 pm
  • April 17, 2015 at 7:30 pm

Grand Tier III

Flint Hill School Spring Music and Dance Show

  • April 15, 2015 at 7:30 pm

Concert Hall

Lab Ensembles Concert

  • April 24, 2015 at 12:30 pm

de Laski - Room 3001

Free

HealingArts Ensemble Program

  • April 30, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Choral Room A323

Free

Undergraduate Spring Awards Ceremony

  • April 22, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Grand Tier III

Free

Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra: An Evening with Doc Severinsen

  • April 25, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall Family-Friendly Event

Trumpet legend Doc Severinsen joins the extraordinary Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra for an evening of high hitting jazz. From his incomparable talent to his unforgettable fashions, this former music director of The Tonight Show band is sure to wow the audience with this program of jazz classics. Under the direction of artistic director and alto sax virtuoso Jim Carroll, the Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra brings together the most remarkable jazz performers in the D.C. metro area. Don’t miss this evening of big band music shimmering with the sounds of a legendary trumpeter!

$50, $43, $30. 1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID

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International Week Dance Competition

  • April 16, 2015 at 7:00 pm

The Mason community will celebrate the variety of cultures and communities through dance performances showcasing the many talents of our students. Also, this year we are providing a unique opportunity for individuals who get their ticket early to receive a voucher to attend a closing reception prior to the start of the Dance Competition. Attendees will be provide a trip around the world through food, music and dance.

Mason Students, Faculty & Staff (with valid Mason ID) are welcome to obtain 2 Free Tickets at the Center for the Arts Ticket Office.

$10: Community Members

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Contemporary Classics & Improv Comedy, Together Again!

Featuring the Mason Cabaret and the Mason Improv Association

  • April 30, 2015 at 8:00 pm

TheatreSpace

An evening of contemporary and classical Broadway tunes and long form improvisational comedy! Two spectacular performance troupes team up to benefit the School of Mason’s Musical Theater program.

Pay what you can admission ($5 increments only, please!)

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Distinguished Quill Awards

  • April 29, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Concert Hall Lobby

Mason Cabaret Performance

  • April 30, 2015 at 6:00 pm

TheatreSpace

Volgenau Book Talk

  • April 30, 2015 at 9:30 am

Grand Tier III

College of Science Undergraduate Research Colloquium

  • May 1, 2015 at 1:00 pm

Concert Hall Lobby

Mason Players Coffee House

  • May 1, 2015 at 5:00 pm

TheatreSpace

MOMIX: Alchemia

  • May 2, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall Family-Friendly Event

This inventive company of dancer-illusionists brings its dazzling multimedia spectacle Alchemia to our stage. This new work about the art of alchemy was born of the brilliant and untamed mind of MOMIX's genius choreographer Moses Pendleton. It manipulates the four classic elements: earth, air, fire, and water, to create a visually arresting theatrical experience full of whimsy, sensuality, beauty, and intrigue. Pendleton's choreography and his company have enthralled audiences for over three decades on stages all over the world -- including the 2014 Olympic opening ceremonies -- with their athletic virtuosity and outstanding innovation, combined with hypnotic music, inventive props, and outrageous and vibrant costumes. "The mad and marvelous troupe has all of the mesmeric power of a magic show." (Globe and Mail)

The May 2 performance will be Audio-Described.

Pre-Performance Discussion: Dan Joyce; GMU School of Dance Professor (May 2, 2015) Pre-Performance Discussion

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

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