February 2013Next Month
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- January 22, 2013 - February 15, 2013
Fine Art Gallery
- February 1, 2013 at 8:00 pm
Named the “Best Flamenco Guitarist” by America’s Guitar for five consecutive years, Peña brings his troupe of brilliant flamenco musicians and dancers to the Center for a tour through the history of flamenco. The journey begins with the most primitive forms of this captivating art form and travels to the highest levels of modern flamenco, demonstrating the rhythmic complexities of its latest variations. Born in Córdoba, preeminent artist Paco Peña was a guitar prodigy at the age of 12 and has been the embodiment of flamenco for more than 50 years. In the 1960’s, he skyrocketed to fame in London where he was embraced for his brilliant solo recitals. Now, with this production that he calls Flamenco Vivo, he presents the passion of flamenco with an ensemble of guitar, percussion, and voice paired with the raw emotion, spectacular color and rhythmic expression of flamenco dancers. “Music and dance that threatens to blow the roof off the auditorium. A fantastic night.” (Daily Express)
$46, $38, $23
- February 2, 2013 at 8:00 am
Grand Tier III
- February 2, 2013 at 8:00 pm
Li Xincao, conductor
Yang Xu, violin
Guan Xia: Requiem for the Earth, Mvt. I
Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47
Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2
This grand orchestra, credited with creating an orchestral tradition unique to China, showcases its impressive artistry and award-winning instrumentalists with music from East to West under the baton of En Shao. For the last half century, the China National Symphony Orchestra has introduced audiences throughout its homeland to an immense repertoire of classical, romantic, modern, and contemporary orchestral works by both Western and Asian composers, and has collaborated with some of the classical music world’s stars such as Yo-Yo Ma, Lang Lang, Seiji Ozawa, Charles Dutoit, and Isaac Stern. The program includes the opening movement from Guan Xia’s Requiem for the Earth, written in remembrance of the 2008 Sichuan earthquake, Sibelius’ glorious Violin Concerto with celebrated soloist Yang Xu, and Rachmaninoff’s passionate Symphony No. 2. “A solid, energetic, and meticulously drilled ensemble.” (The Washington Post)
This performance is generously sponsored by Evelyn and Tom Kiley.
$60, $52, $30
- February 3, 2013 - February 9, 2013
- February 3, 2013 - March 6, 2013
Mason Hall Atrium Gallery
Art for Life's Sake by Chawky Frenn, will be available for purchase and signature after the lecture in the lobby.
- February 4, 2013 at 7:00 pm
Chawky Frenn, Associate Professor, Art
How can art be a catalyst for justice and peace in a global society and how does it contribute to building bridges between civilizations and religions? How does an artist’s emphasis on our shared human essence challenge us to... click here to read more
- February 7, 2013 at 7:30 pm
- February 8, 2013 at 8:00 pm
Performed by Jenelle Lynn Randall
Mason alum Jenelle’s love of jazz dates to her childhood. Following graduation from Mason’s Theater Program, Jenelle moved to Japan to sing jazz, where she met and performed with Nancy Wilson. Now working in Los Angeles, she brings it all back home to Mason with this special tribute performance honoring a living jazz legend.
$15 general admission
$10 students, faculty, staff, seniors and groups
- February 8, 2013 - February 9, 2013 at 8:00 pm
This world-renowned company has captivated audiences for more than 30 years with its sophisticated artistry, extraordinary movement, and overriding musicality. “Astonishingly beautiful and intricate demonstration of genius,” raves The New York Times about the ensemble and its choreographer. Christened “one of the greatest living choreographers” by the New Yorker, Mark Morris is celebrated for his enthralling dance that combines wit and grace, and his unparalleled commitment to the use of live music. “His choreography creates human drama and visual textures, as well as the rhythmic punch and complexities of the musical virtuoso.” (The Washington Post) This wonderful program includes three stunning works in their D.C. area premieres, The Office set to music by Antonín Dvořák; Festival Dance set to Hummel’s Piano Trio No. 5 in E Major; and Socrates, set to music by composer Erik Satie.
$46, $38, $23
- February 10, 2013 - February 23, 2013
- February 10, 2013 at 7:00 pm
February 10, 2013 is Chinese New Year, the year of the Snake. The Chinese American Association in the Washington DC area has organized "Chinese New Year Gala" performances every year. It is one of the best and highest quality performances in the Washington DC area. This year, 500 artists and staffs throughout America, including 50 of the highest level of artists from China, will perform and work together to celebrate Chinese New Year 2013 and share Chinese culture and art with you. The program includes traditional Chinese dances, modern children dances, Wushu performance, singing, magic show and much more.
Adults: $20, $30, $40, $138
Seniors 60+: $15, $20, $30, $69
Students with Valid Student ID: $15, $20, $30, $69
Groups of 10 or more will receive 10% off
$40, $30, $20
- February 11, 2013 at 10:30 am
- February 13, 2013 at 10:30 am
- February 13, 2013 at 12:30 pm
- February 14, 2013 at 7:30 pm
- February 15, 2013 - February 16, 2013 at 8:00 pm
Mason performs The Vagina Monologues as part of the 2013 V-Day initiative to raise awareness and to create a true and profound portrait of how violence against women and children affects all of us. The performance is filled with laughter and tears as actors and audience together experience what it means for women to inhabit their bodies, to love their bodies, and to take a stand to stop violence. Proceeds will go to the Mason Victims of Violence Fund and worldwide campaigns fighting sexual violence. Your presence counts!
$25 - General Admission
$10 - GMU faculty/staff
$5 - GMU student
$15 - Groups of 10, purchased together
Sponsored by GMU Sexual Assault Services
The Pre-Performance Discussion for this event will begin at 7:30.
- February 16, 2013 at 8:00 pm
Escape to the Big Easy for Mardi Gras! Join the “second line” (a New Orleans brass band parade tradition!) as the Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra celebrates the birthplace of jazz. These first-rate jazz musicians from the D.C. area bring audiences to their feet in enthusiastic ovations whenever they perform their swinging interpretations of the great jazz classics. Artistic Director Jim Carroll has performed at some of the most prestigious venues in the world, including Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, Royal Albert Hall, Apollo Theatre, and the White House. A versatile performer, he has shared the stage with Michael Jackson, Nancy Wilson, Maynard Ferguson, Billy Taylor, Woody Herman and His Thundering Herd, and the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra. Don’t miss this festive evening of swingin’ New Orleans big band tunes.
$44, $36, $22
School of Music's Black History Month Celebration Concert
- February 17, 2013 at 3:00 pm
Bring your whole family and join the George Mason University Potomac Arts Academy and the School of Music for a Black History Month Celebration Concert “A Tribute to The Dream”. Featured on the program will be the Mason Wind Symphony and Vocal Studies Students, Mason Gospel Choir, selected members of The Zion Baptist Church Senior Choir and Herndon Elementary School Chorus. This uplifting concert celebrates the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr’s “I Have a Dream” speech through the music of Joseph Schwantner’s “New Morning for the World”, “Lift Every Voice and Sing”, “We are the Children” and other spirituals and popular tunes. This family event is appropriate for elementary school children through adults.
• Mason Vocal Studies Students
• Mason Wind Symphony
• Gospel Choir of Mason
• Selected members of the Zion Baptist Church Senior Choir
• Herndon Elementary School (Sunday -Fairfax)
$5 Children and Seniors
Free for Mason students, faculty and staff
- February 18, 2013 at 7:15 pm
Steve Fuller, University Professor and Schar Faculty Chair; Director, Center for Regional Analysis
This Vision Series event will be held on the Arlington Campus in Founder's Hall.
The Washington metropolitan area economy is facing a sea change--accelerating federal spending that fueled the region’s private sector expansion over the past thirty years, has slowed dramatically and is likely to... click here to read more
- February 20, 2013 at 10:30 am
- February 21, 2013 - February 23, 2013 at 8:00 pm
- February 23, 2013 - February 24, 2013 at 2:00 pm
by Philip King
Directed by Tristan Griffin
A fast-paced British farce about a young vicar’s wife trying to fit into a small, tightly-knit town. Set in the background of World War II, things quickly go awry when a male friend from her past comes to visit just as a pompous church matron, an escaped Russian convict and the Bishop, no less, each arrive unexpectedly. Mistaken identities, scandal, and vicars! What could go wrong?
$10 students, faculty, staff, seniors and groups
$15 general admission
- February 22, 2013 at 6:45 pm
The George Mason National Pan-Hellenic Council (GMU-NPHC) presents their annual NPHC Step Show "Who Run It?". This event will feature performances from different Fraternities and Sororities along with performances from a few special guests.
$10 thru February 21st
$15 Day of Show
- February 23, 2013 at 6:00 am
- February 23, 2013 at 8:00 pm
The mother of all adventure stories, this epic tale by Jules Verne is jam-packed with exotic locales, narrow escapes, death-defying adventure, and extreme excitement. Set in 1872, the play follows the eccentric English gentleman Phileas Fogg, who on a bet attempts to circumnavigate the globe in a mere 80 days. Accompanied by his trusty valet, Passepartout, they race across continents and oceans, evading danger and destruction as he tries to beat the clock. Adding to this whirlwind is a Scotland Yard detective in hot pursuit, who suspects Fogg of a massive bank robbery. Performed by Walnut Street Theatre, the critically acclaimed touring company from America’s oldest continuously operating theater, this exhilarating stage adaption by Mark Brown is “a wildly whacky, unbelievably creative, 90-miles-an-hour, hilarious journey! A ton of fun for all ages.” (The Tolucan Times)
$40, $32, $20
Dr. Dennis M. Layendecker, conductor
Igor Sarmientos, guest conductor
Kenneth Law, cello soloist
- February 24, 2013 at 4:00 pm
Includes a visual presentation for the Largo and Scherzo of the Symphony No. 9 created by Joseph Horowitz in collaboration with the video artist Peter Bogdanoff.
*Pre-Concert Discussion & Intermission Panel Discussion:
Dvořák's American Music
Joe Horowitz & Angel Gil-Ordónez with Dr. Tom Owens & Dr. Dennis Layendecker & doctoral student, Igor Sarmientos
3 pm, Harris Theatre
Slavonic Dance, Op. 46, No. 1 in C Major . . . . . . Antonín Dvořák (1841 – 1904)
Slavonic Dance, Op. 46, No. 2 in E Minor . . . . . . Antonín Dvořák
Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95 . . . . . . . . . . Antonín Dvořák
(From the New World)
Cello Concerto in B Minor, Op. 104 . . . . . . . . . . Antonín Dvořák
II. Adagio ma non troppo
Kenneth Law, cello
$5 Seniors, Students, Faculty, Staff, Groups
POST CONCERT DINNER CABARET
Starring song stylist extraordinaire, Kathryn Hearden and world renowned jazz pianist, Wade Beach
Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 6:30 pm
de Laski Performing Arts Building
$75 per person
RSVP to Kate Leeds-Brody at 703-993-4749 or by email
- February 24, 2013 at 7:00 pm
*Alcohol not included.
This gifted pianist offers enlightening commentary on one of the most prolific composers that classical music has ever known! In his third concert of his 20th anniversary season, Mr. Siegel asks the question, “How do Schubert’s irresistible lyric dramas in tones fit into our robotic society with today’s limited attention span?” This exciting evening of music will transport audiences with Schubert’s Impromptus, Waltzes, and the posthumous Sonata in B-flat. Hailed the “Leonard Bernstein of the piano” by the Chicago Tribune, Jeffrey Siegel’s “concerts with commentary” series has engaged piano enthusiasts and classical music newcomers at the Center for the Arts for 20 years.
$38, $30, $19
- February 25, 2013 - March 20, 2013
Fine Art Gallery
The School of Art exhibitions and lectures are free.
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The support the School of Art, please call 703-993-4749 or email Kate Leeds-Brody at email@example.com.
- February 26, 2013 - March 22, 2013
- February 26, 2013 at 8:00 pm
- February 28, 2013 at 7:30 pm