Season Event

Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel: The Genius of Chopin

  • April 30, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Concert Hall Family-Friendly Event

This popular series concludes the season with the scintillating and well-loved piano music of Chopin. Jeffrey Siegel explores Chopin’s music, which is as masterfully composed as it is beautiful, and demonstrates the extraordinary musical ingredients used by this eminent composer to create his works. The program includes many great concert favorites that have been featured in film and television. Enjoy some of the most compelling, fascinating music ever written — waltzes, nocturnes, ballades, Impromptus, and the famous Heroic Polonaise! An interactive Q and A will conclude the program.

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$42, $36, $25. 2 Free Student Tickets Available with Mason ID

Fairfax Symphony Orchestra

 Ode to Joy: Beethoven's 9th
Christopher Zimmerman, conductor

  • May 13, 2017 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall

Beethoven: Symphony No. 1

Beethoven: Symphony No. 9

Fairfax Choral Society
   Douglas Mears, Artistic Director

Music & Arts Chorus
   Terry Stoneberg, Music Director

Beethoven's glorious final symphony celebrates the bonds that unite humankind and has been described as his "great vision of the future." The FSO brings together the finest choral voices in the region to continue our 60th Anniversary Celebration into the 2017 season.

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

Student tickets: $15.

Visit Artist Web Site

$65, $53, $39

International Jazz Day Concert

with the Mason Jazz Ensemble

  • April 30, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Concert Hall

Celebrate International Jazz Day with the Mason Jazz Ensemble, directed by Jim Carroll.  The premier big band of George Mason University will perform the works of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Buddy Rich Ella Fitzgerald and more in this world-wide celebration of Jazz as "a rare and valuable national American treasure." #jazzday  

For more information on International Jazz Day, visit http://jazzday.com 

Visit Mason Jazz Studies online at www.music.gmu.edu/jazz-studies 

2 Free Student Tickets Available with Mason ID

Aesop's Fables

Presented by TheatreWorks

  • May 2, 2017 at 10:30 am

Concert Hall

Aesop's delightful fables of wit and wisdom, including The Stag at the Pool, The Tortoise and the Hare, The Fox and the Grapes, The Wind and the Sun, and The Lion and the Mouse come to life through the large and colorful puppets of nationally acclaimed puppeteer and storyteller, Jim West. We also meet Aesop himself, in his Greek toga, with his dog Moral by his side. Other beloved characters, ingeniously created from paper bags, newspaper and cardboard boxes, make their appearance to the enchanting music of Scarlatti, Beethoven, Rossini and Chopin, inspiring the child in all of us.

Ticketing is handled by TheatreWorks. Theatreworks USA is America's largest theatre for young and family audiences. Available for class trips, in-school, and evening/weekend performances.

Mason Jazz Vocal Night

"Celebrating Ella"

  • May 2, 2017 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall

Join the Mason Jazz Studies Department in their first Center For the Arts "Mason Jazz Vocal Night." This evening will be a "Celebration of Ella Fitzgerald" with solo jazz vocalists, the Mason Jazz Vocal Ensemble (directed by Dr. Darden Purcell) and very special guests, Potomac Falls High School (directed by Fawn Phillips)! 

Visit Mason Jazz Voice online at https://music.gmu.edu/jazz-studies/jazz-voice/

$12, $8, $5. 2 Free Student Tickets Available with Mason ID

Dance Innovations

  • May 5, 2017 - May 6, 2017 at 8:00 pm

Harris Theatre

Tickets:
$15, $10, $7

1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID

Scholarship Benefit Concert

Concerto Soloists with Mason Symphony Orchestra

  • May 7, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Concert Hall

Dr. Dennis Layendecker, conductor

PROGRAM:

La Péri Fanfare – by Paul Dukas

Piano Concerto in D Minor BWV 1052 – by J.S. Bach

Yerin Choi (Piano), Student of Dr. Linda Monson

“Rhythmique, Energique” from Concerto for Marimba and String Orchestra – by Emmanuel Séjourné

Carla Lackey (Marimba), Student of Prof. John Kilkenny

John Kilkenny, guest conductor

Kommt ein schlanker Bursch gegangen from “Der Freischutz” – by Carl Maria von Weber

Anjanette Trebing (Soprano), Student of Prof. Patricia Miller

“Allegro spirito” from Concerto after Glière – by David DeBoor Canfield

Ava Oaxaca (Saxophone), Student of Prof. Ed Fraedrich

“Zwischen Berg und tiefem Tal” from Der Schwanendreher for Viola and Orchestra – by Paul Hindemith

Sophie Heeden (Viola), Student of Prof. Philippe Chao

Concerto for Trumpet – by Alexander Arutunian

Joe Antonucci (Trumpet), Student of Dr. Kevin Gebo

Zueignung – by Richard Strauss

Na Ae Park (Soprano), Student of Prof. Patricia Miller

Ebben! Ne Andro Lontana from “La Wally” – by Alfredo Catalini

Na Ae Park (Soprano), Student of Prof. Patricia Miller

The Heavens Are Telling from “The Creation” – by Joseph Haydn

Featuring the Combined Mason Choruses: The University Chorale (Dr. Lisa Billingham, Director) and The University Singers (Dr. Stan Engebretson, Director)

Dr. Stan Engebretson, guest conductor

Make Our Garden Grow from "Candide" – by Leonard Bernstein

Tickets:
$20, $15, $5

2 Free Student Tickets Available with Mason ID

OSCAR Celebration

  • May 9, 2017 at 10:00 am

Concert Hall

Free/Non-ticketed

Dance Performance Studio

  • May 9, 2017 at 6:00 pm
  • May 9, 2017 at 8:00 pm

DeLaski - Room A301

$7.00

Honors Recital

  • May 13, 2017 at 8:00 pm

Harris Theatre

Free/Non-ticketed

Miss Nelson is Missing

Presented by TheatreWorks

  • May 15, 2017 at 10:30 am

Concert Hall

The students in Room 207 were the worst-behaved class in the whole school: spitballs stuck to the ceiling; paper airplanes whizzing through the air – even though they had the sweetest teacher of all, Miss Nelson. But when Miss Nelson unexpectedly does not come to school one day, the class gets the strictest substitute they have ever met: Miss Viola Swamp! The search is on for Miss Nelson, who seems to have vanished. Hopefully the students of Room 207 will find her before it's too late – for them! This lighthearted musical from Two Beans Productions reminds us all to show appreciation to those that we value!

Ticketing is handled by TheatreWorks. Theatreworks USA is America's largest theatre for young and family audiences. Available for class trips, in-school, and evening/weekend performances.

Seusical

Presented by TheatreWorks

  • May 24, 2017 at 10:30 am
  • May 24, 2017 at 12:30 pm

Concert Hall

"Oh, the thinks you can think" when Dr. Seuss' best-loved stories collide and cavort in an unforgettable musical caper! Adapted from the Broadway version, this adaptation especially for young audiences features ten actors and enhanced production values. Seussical is TheatreworksUSA' biggest show ever!

The Cat in the Hat is the host and emcee (and all-around mischief-maker) in this romp through the Seuss classics. When the sweet, good-natured elephant Horton hears a small cry for help coming from a small speck of dust, he promises to rescue and guard it because "a person's a person, no matter how small."

On that small speck of dust lives JoJo, an imaginative young Who. JoJo has astounding "thinks," in which anything's possible, but his parents believe this creativity is inappropriate for the son of the Mayor of Who-Ville.

Meanwhile, the one-feathered bird, Miss Gertrude McFuzz, desperately wants Horton to notice her. Maybe, she thinks, she just needs a more impressive tail. At the same time, the amazingly lazy Maysie La Bird connives, cajoles and convinces Horton to sit on her egg while she goes off on a spree.

Will the planet of Who survive? Will Horton pay attention to Gertrude? Will Maysie ever return for her egg? Dr. Seuss's beloved classic characters find themselves intertwined in an incredible crazy-quilt adventure, in which the power of imagination and the most miraculous "think" ever save the day!

Ticketing is handled by TheatreWorks. Theatreworks USA is America's largest theatre for young and family audiences. Available for class trips, in-school, and evening/weekend performances.

Skippyjon Jones Snow What

Presented by TheatreWorks

  • June 1, 2017 at 10:30 am

Concert Hall

"Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the bravest Chihuahua of them all?" Skippyjon Jones the Siamese cat who thinks he's a Mexican Chihuahua of course! While his sisters listen to Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Skippy heads off for the REAL adventure awaiting him in his closet. There, as his alter ego Skippito Friskito, and with the help of his friends the Seven Chimichangos, Skippyjon must rescue the beautiful princess Nieve Qué (Snow What), battle the evil dragon and defeat the Bruja. A brand new musical based on the book by Judy Schachner, Skippyjon Jones Snow What is a twist on the classic fairytale Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Ticketing is handled by TheatreWorks. Theatreworks USA is America's largest theatre for young and family audiences. Available for class trips, in-school, and evening/weekend performances.

Mason Opera: Iolanthe

  • April 30, 2017 at 3:00 pm

Harris Theatre

Since its sparkling 1882 premiere, the fantastical satire Iolanthe has delighted audiences with its clever combination of romance, humor, political satire, and the memorable musical numbers that made Gilbert and Sullivan household names.

The titular character, Iolanthe, is a fairy who has committed a capital offense by marrying a mortal; rather than being killed, she was instead banished from the fairy kingdom, never to see her husband again.

Twenty-five years later, at the start of the show, the fairies still miss Iolanthe deeply and convince the Fairy Queen to allow her to return. Iolanthe reveals that she bore her mortal husband a son, Strephon, who is a fairy down to the waist but has mortal legs. Strephon also happens to have fallen in love with the Lord Chancellor’s beautiful and much sought-after ward, Phyllis, who loves him in return but does not know of his mixed lineage. Strephon enlists his mother and the rest of the fairies to help him win his lover’s hand by convincing the Lord Chancellor (who loves Phyllis himself) and the government to allow them to marry. Seeing Strephon in the company of a young woman (fairies do not age, and so Iolanthe looks to be a girl of seventeen), the Peers try to convince Phyllis that her love is being unfaithful, and as punishment, the fairies make Strephon a member of Parliament, magically able to pass any bill he wants. In the meantime, the fairies all fall in love with members of the House of Peers, and the Fairy Queen finds herself with a political and moral mess on her hands.

In true Gilbert and Sullivan fashion, the tangled plot unravels and all ends well. This beloved classic is still a timeless favorite of light opera companies, schools, and concert stages all over the world.

Learn more

Tickets:

$20 Adults
$15 seniors
$5 youth (through grade 12)

1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID

High School Jazz Artist Competition

  • April 30, 2017

GMU Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month Celebration

  • May 3, 2017 at 7:30 pm

Concert Hall

Featuring: GMU Jazz Ensemble & Musicians, Korean Angel Autoharp Ensemble, US Lanka Dance Foundation, Washington Chinese Traditional Orchestra, Washington Japanese Singing Ensemble,  Wei-Hwa Chinese School.

Free Admission

Sponsored by CAPEC, CVPA, ODIME, Confucius Institute, University Life.

United Hands: dancing piano

Presented by the Pathway Foundation 

  • May 26, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Harris Theatre

Yoahn Kwon; Bora Lee; Jiyoung Lee; Hoyeon Lee, piano

Pathway Foundation proudly presents United Hands: dancing piano for its 7th season. Four remarkable concert pianists from Korea who studied in the United States have united to present a program of diverse music depicting various dances written for 2 pianos, including works by Liszt, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Infante and the prominent Korean composer, Young Jo Lee. Join us to hear dancing piano played by 8 hands on 2 pianos!

Tickets: $20 adults, $10 students ages 7-19, children under 7 are free (free tickets can be picked up from the ticket office)

CVPA Degree Celebration

  • May 19, 2017 at 3:00 pm

Formerly known as Convocation, the CVPA Degree Celebration is a General Admission event (no assigned seating). Tickets are now available at the link below:

More information and to reserve tickets for your guests.

Watch the livestream.

SCAR Degree Celebration

  • May 18, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Concert Hall

School of Law Degree Celebration

  • May 20, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Concert Hall