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Jazz Combos Departmental

  • October 2, 2013 at 12:30 pm

Harris Theater

Free/Non-ticketed

Visual Voices: Lothar Osterburg

  • October 3, 2013 at 7:30 pm

Harris Theater

A Bookmobile  for Dreamers

Doors open at 7:15 p.m.

FALL 2013 Visual Voices DATES:

October 10, 2013 – Susanna Coffey
On My Work and the Portrait Image


SPRING 2013 Visual Voices DATES:

February 6, 2014 – Dale Culleton
Improvising a Living Beyond the Studio
 
February 13, 2014 – Adel Iskandar
Activist Arabia: Revolt as Medium, Street as Canvas
 
February 27, 2014 – Monica Amor
Lygia Clark: From Object to Subject
 
March 20, 2014 – Margery Amdur
Between My Selves


Visual Voices, a lecture series sponsored by the School of Art, brings nationally recognized visiting artists and designers to speak about their work and the world of art and design. In addition to providing a look inside the studios of these top professionals, the series will offer the opportunity for Mason students to interact with them during daytime seminars and studio visits.

The lectures are open to the public and take place in Harris Theater on Thursday evenings from 7:30 to 9 p.m. For more information, please call (703) 993-8898 or visit soa.gmu.edu.

Web Site

Free/Non-ticketed

Mason Players: Six Characters in Search of an Author

Written by Luigi Pirandello
Directed by Alec Henneberger

  • October 3, 2013 - October 5, 2013 at 8:00 pm
  • October 5, 2013 - October 6, 2013 at 2:00 pm

TheaterSpace

Theater of the Absurd from Italy!
"Manicomio!" ("Madhouse!"), shouted the Italian audience at its premiere in 1921, as the master of Absurdism unfolded this tale about the relationship between authors, their characters, and theater artists.

$15 Adults
$10 Students and Seniors

Aquila Theatre: Twelfth Night

  • October 4, 2013 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall

"If music be the food of love, play on." And so begins one of Shakespeare’s greatest comedies, a hilarious tale of love filled with shipwrecks, illusions, disguises, and deception. Viola, an aristocrat stranded in a strange land, disguises herself as a man named Cesario, and goes to work for Duke Orsino, who has long pined for Lady Olivia. Viola falls in love with the duke; meanwhile, Lady Olivia has fallen in love with Cesario. When Viola's missing twin brother Sebastian appears, he is mistaken for Cesario, and confusion and hilarity ensue as passions and tempers flare. The gifted actors of this renowned British-American theater troupe bring the Bard’s brilliant poetry to life in this delightful production that includes an original musical score.

American Sign Language interpretation is provided for this performance.  Please call 703-993-8881 to ensure optimal seating location for viewing the interpreters.

Web Site

$44, $36, $22

Amtrak GPAM Season Sponsor

American Festival Pops Orchestra: Saturday Nite Fever

  • October 5, 2013 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall

American Festival Pops Orchestra welcomes back its devoted fans and Mason alumni alike for a celebration of popular music of the 70's and 80's including the many eras of rock music, hit musicals, and memorable movie and TV themes. Enjoy your favorite tunes from such influential artists as Billy Joel, Michael Jackson and The Beatles as well as a rousing rendition of the Charlie Daniels Band's hit "Devil Went Down to Georgia" performed by Pops Concertmaster, Peter Wilson. Revisit Broadway's blockbuster numbers with selections from Chicago, A Chorus Line, and Grease, and don't miss some of film's greatest musical moments from James Bond to Rocky to John Williams' iconic theme from Star Wars. Conductor and Artistic Director Anthony Maiello leads this accomplished ensemble, and welcomes Mason's own Mike Nickens and "The Green Machine" for a special guest appearance. "[American Festival Pops Orchestra] performed crisply and with great enthusiasm under the baton of Maestro Maiello." (Washington Times)

Web Site

$48, $40, $24

Amtrak GPAM Season Sponsor

Chamber Orchestra Kremlin

  • October 6, 2013 at 4:00 pm

Concert Hall

Elgar: Serenade in E minor, Op. 20
Shostakovich: Chamber Symphony, Op. 110
J.S. Bach: Contrapunctus No. 1 from The Art of the Fugue
Dvorak: Serenade for Strings, Op. 22

This dynamic Russian chamber orchestra, including some of the country's finest young string players, presents a brilliant concert of classical music under the baton of Maestro Rachlevsky. Founded in 1991 by Rachlevsky, this stellar ensemble has produced a spectacular catalog of recordings featuring works by the celebrated Russian masters as well as other revered composers. This performance features a Serenade by Elgar as well as Dvorák's carefree Serenade for Strings. The chamber orchestra also performs Shostakovich's dark Chamber Symphony followed by the contrasting masterpiece by Bach, Contrapunctus No. 1 from The Arts of the Fugue. "An ensemble of remarkably tight discipline and heart-on-the-sleeve expressiveness." (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)


$50, $42, $25

Amtrak GPAM Season Sponsor

Visual Voices: Susanna Coffey

  • October 10, 2013 at 7:30 pm

Harris Theater

On My Work and the Portrait Image

Doors open at 7:15 p.m.  

SPRING 2013 Visual Voices DATES:

February 6, 2014 – Dale Culleton
Improvising a Living Beyond the Studio
 
February 13, 2014 – Adel Iskandar
Activist Arabia: Revolt as Medium, Street as Canvas
 
February 27, 2014 – Monica Amor
Lygia Clark: From Object to Subject
 
March 20, 2014 – Margery Amdur
Between My Selves


Visual Voices, a lecture series sponsored by the School of Art, brings nationally recognized visiting artists and designers to speak about their work and the world of art and design. In addition to providing a look inside the studios of these top professionals, the series will offer the opportunity for Mason students to interact with them during daytime seminars and studio visits.

The lectures are open to the public and take place in Harris Theater on Thursday evenings from 7:30 to 9 p.m. For more information, please call (703) 993-8898 or visit soa.gmu.edu.

Web Site

Free/Non-ticketed

Virginia Opera: Falstaff

  • October 11, 2013 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall

Virginia Opera begins its new season with Verdi's final opera — a pure comic gem to cap off a lifetime of tragic masterpieces. Verdi's grand finale, Falstaff has long been admired for both its outstanding orchestration and its brilliant libretto, which is based on Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor and Henry IV. Falstaff loves the ladies, but they don't love him back! After a night of heavy drinking and bragging about the women he has romanced over the years, the lecherous and corpulent knight attempts to woo two ladies at the same time. However, his seduction plans backfire when the clever women team up to outwit the old rascal!

Sung in Italian with English supertitles.

Web Site

$86, $72, $44

Amtrak GPAM Season Sponsor

Discover Peking Opera

Explore the Ancient Form of Chinese Traditional Theater!

  • October 12, 2013 at 7:00 pm

Harris Theater

The Chinese Opera Societies of Washington DC and Philadelphia present a special concert and exhibit the unique beauty of Chinese (Peking) Opera, performing selections of classic plays and interacting with the audience through the combination of bilingual Chinese Opera narrative and professional on-stage demonstrations.

One Night Only!

$15, $10

Virginia Opera: Falstaff

  • October 13, 2013 at 2:00 pm

Concert Hall

Virginia Opera begins its new season with Verdi's final opera — a pure comic gem to cap off a lifetime of tragic masterpieces. Verdi's grand finale, Falstaff has long been admired for both its outstanding orchestration and its brilliant libretto, which is based on Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor and Henry IV. Falstaff loves the ladies, but they don't love him back! After a night of heavy drinking and bragging about the women he has romanced over the years, the lecherous and corpulent knight attempts to woo two ladies at the same time. However, his seduction plans backfire when the clever women team up to outwit the old rascal!

Sung in Italian with English supertitles.

Web Site

$98, $80, $48

Amtrak GPAM Season Sponsor

Vision Series Arlington: The Eclipse of Equality: Genealogy of a Missing Category

Solon Simmons, Interim Dean, School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution

  • October 14, 2013 at 7:15 pm

The Auditorium at Founders Hall

Simmons will present the core arguments from his recent book, The Eclipse of Equality: Arguing America on Meet the Press, which tells the story of... Read more here.

Learn more about Solon Simmons by clicking here.

The 2013-2014 Vision Series consists of 13 lectures spread across the Arlington, Fairfax, and Prince William campuses. View the entire Vision Series schedule by clicking here.

Free

University Singers & Guest Choir event

  • October 15, 2013 at 1:30 pm

de Laski - Room 3001

Korean-American Alliance 60th Anniversary Concert "Flowing Love"

  • October 15, 2013 at 7:30 pm

Concert Hall

To celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Korean-American alliance and Korean-American Musicians' Association of Greater Washington presents Suwon Civic Chorale, one of the leading professional choirs in South Korea. The program features the Suwon Civic Chorale, The George Mason University Singers, baritone In Dal Choi, tenor Yoonsoo Shin, and pianist Bora Lee.

Web Site

$40, $30, $20

Mason Symphony Orchestra Concert

  • October 16, 2013 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall

Mariza

  • October 18, 2013 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall

This stunning chanteuse has seduced audiences around the world with her hauntingly beautiful voice, luminous stage presence, and soul-stirring interpretations of fado, the traditional Portuguese music genre. This powerful Portuguese-Mozambican contralto is today's face of contemporary fado, and she is introducing this passionate and melancholic music to the world. Known as the poetry of the Portuguese, fado dates back to the 1820s and possibly earlier. It originated in the streets and tavernas of working-class Lisbon, and is a fusion of Gypsy, Arabic, Afro-Brazilian, and Andalucían musical influences. We are pleased to welcome back this gifted vocalist who thrilled our audiences with her last appearance. "[Mariza is] remaking fado’s ancient sadness into a majestic modern sound." (Rolling Stone)

Web Site

$46, $38, $23

HSBC Global View Series Sponsor

Hungarian State Folk Ensemble: Hungarian Rhapsody

  • October 19, 2013 at 8:00 pm
  • October 20, 2013 at 4:00 pm

Concert Hall

Considered one of the world’s greatest folkloric dance ensembles, these gifted Eastern European dancers and musicians bring their rich and colorful artistic traditions to the Center. Hungarian Rhapsody is a spirited journey through time, tracing the history of this thousand-year-old culture through its dance and music. Since its founding in 1951, the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble has revitalized the folk culture of the Hungarian people. Its impressive repertoire is based on authentic dances, some collected from tiny, isolated villages with dance elements dating back many centuries. Their choreography is enhanced by vibrant costumes and extraordinary folk music – which inspired the likes of Liszt, Brahms, Bartók, and Kodály – performed live by the talented Folk Orchestra. Don’t miss this performance infused with virtuosic dance, acrobatics, grace, lyricism and passion that The Washington Post called a "Forceful, tasteful, unglorified presentation of ethnic expression."

$46, $38, $23

HSBC Global View Series Sponsor

Vision Series Fairfax: Nature-Inspired Computation

Ken De Jong, Professor, Research Computing Department; Associate Director, Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study

  • October 21, 2013 at 7:00 pm

Concert Hall

Historically, the field of Computer Science has developed from the fields of mathematics and engineering. While the influence of these fields continues to be quite strong, there is an increasing interest... Read more here.

Learn more about Ken De Jong by clicking here.

The 2013-2014 Vision Series consists of 13 lectures spread across the Arlington, Fairfax, and Prince William campuses. View the entire Vision Series schedule by clicking here.


Free

Moments of Truth Lecture

  • October 22, 2013 at 12:00 pm

Grand Tier III

Scheduled from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

Free/Non-ticketed

The Goddess Diaries

  • October 24, 2013 at 7:30 pm

TheaterSpace

The Goddess Diaries combines women's stories, music & movement in a relevant, moving and often funny exploration of the modern journey.

The Diaries raises awareness of women’s issues and is a fundraising vehicle for women-based charities incuding on-campus sororities, Victims of Violence Fund and TQMason. Please come support us for this student run event.

Adults: $25
Seniors 65 and Up: $10
Mason Students with valid Student ID: $5

Web Site

Mason Players: The Merchant

By Titus Maccius Plautus
Adapted and Directed by Edward Gero

  • October 24, 2013 - October 26, 2013 at 8:00 pm
  • October 26, 2013 at 2:00 pm
  • October 31, 2013 at 8:00 pm

Harris Theater

Roman Comedy Meets Commedia del Arte!
In this raucous romp, Plautus, one of the best known playwrights of ancient Roman comedy, spins a father and son rivalry over the same woman into a glorious web of confusion.

$20 Adults
$15 Students and Seniors

Web Site

Lar Lubovitch Dance Company

  • October 25, 2013 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall

Lar Lubovitch, hailed by The New York Times as "one of the ten best choreographers in the world," has been creating breathtaking dance for audiences across the globe for the past 45 years. Called "a national treasure" by Variety, this gifted ensemble returns to the Center to perform the work of this celebrated choreographer, renowned for his works of stunning lyricism, radiant style, and sophisticated formal structures. The program includes a Washington, D.C. area premiere called Segundo as well as Transparent Things, Crisis Variations, and more. "Lubovitch’s choreography shines…highlighting its organic shapes, detailed-filled construction, and sheer beauty." (Dance Magazine)

$46, $38, $23

Amtrak GPAM Season Sponsor

Composers Week Recital

  • October 26, 2013 at 7:00 pm

de Laski - Room 3001

The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra Presents Haydn, Stravinsky, and World Premiere by Theofanidis

Christopher Zimmerman, Conductor
Tony Arnold, soprano

  • October 26, 2013 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall

The Fairfax Symphony presents a spectrum of works ranging from Haydn's classical Symphony No. 60 to Stravinsky's neoclassical Pulcinella Suite.  The FSO will be joined by Grammy-nominated soprano Tony Arnold, the only vocalist ever to be awarded first prize in the Graudeamus International Interpreters Competition, to present the world premiere of Theofanidis' Ordo Virtutem, Latin for "Order of the Virtues," based on Hildegrad von Bingen's allegorical morality play of the same name.

Repertoire:
HAYDN: Symphony No. 60, "Il Distratto"
THEOFANIDIS: "Ordo Virtutem" World Premiere
STRAVINSKY: Pulcinella Suite

Web Site

$60, $45, $25

Drought and Lies

A play presented by the Washington Theatre Group

  • October 27, 2013 at 7:00 pm

Concert Hall

This is a play about the young professional generation of Iranians in Iran and their marital and social problems and conflicts.

Written by one of the best Iranian playwrights, Mohammad Yaghoubi, whose controversial plays have created a lot of sensation in Iran. The production of his plays have recently been banned in Iran.

View a Washington Theatre Group video here.

$35, $30

Web Site

Jazz Combos Concert

  • October 29, 2013 at 8:00 pm

de Laski - Room 3001

Free/Non-ticketed

Clarinet Studio Recital

  • October 30, 2013 at 12:30 pm

Harris Theater

Free and open to the public

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