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Africans in India

  • December 2, 2013 - February 4, 2014

Mason Hall Atrium Gallery in Mason Hall

Over the centuries, East Africans have greatly distinguished themselves in India as generals, admirals, commanders, prime ministers, and rulers. The exhibition “Africans In India” examines the roughly 500 year history of Africans in South Asia with special attention given to the positions of authority they attained. This history is brought alive though the use of maps, paintings, and photographs that have been borrowed primarily from the Kenneth Robbins collection.

Mason Jazz Afro-Cuban Ensemble Departmental

  • December 2, 2013 at 12:30 pm

Harris Theater

Free and open to the public

Vision Series Arlington: Cracks in the Armor: How the Global Order and the Modern State Empower Organized Violence

Dr. Janine Davidson, Assistant Professor, School of Public Policy

  • December 2, 2013 at 7:15 pm

The Auditorium at Founders Hall

Terrorists, human traffickers, insurgents, drug dealers, cyber criminals, pirates and other forms of organized violence, all actively exploit the separation that western societies and the... Read more here.

Learn more about Dr. Janine Davidson 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

Brass Ensemble Concert

  • December 3, 2013 at 8:00 pm

de Laski - Room 3001

Free/Non-ticketed

Various Chamber Ensembles Concert

  • December 4, 2013 at 12:30 pm

Choral Room A323

Vocal Performance Seminar

  • December 5, 2013 at 3:00 pm

Grand Tier III

Free/Non-ticketed

Jazz Combos Concert

  • December 5, 2013 at 8:00 pm

de Laski - Room 3001

Free/Non-ticketed

Electronic Composition Recital

  • December 6, 2013 at 12:30 pm

Harris Theater

Free and open to the public

Alpha Psi: Coffee House

  • December 6, 2013 at 6:00 pm

TheaterSpace

Pay What You Can

Virginia Opera: The Magic Flute

  • December 6, 2013 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall

This profound and imaginative tale about the triumph of good over evil is brought to life by the glorious voices of the Virginia Opera. The Magic Flute follows the heroic adventures of Prince Tamino and his friend, Papageno, the lonely birdcatcher, in their attempts to rescue the beautiful young maiden, Pamina, who has been kidnapped. Filled with terrifying serpents, moody monarchs, powerful magicians, and mysterious spirits, this fantastical opera is both a charming operetta and a profound exploration of the limits of loyalty and love. This magnificent work was Mozart's final opera, premiering just three months before his death, and is as popular today as it was when it was first performed. Sung in English with English supertitles.

Web Site

$86, $72, $44

Amtrak GPAM Season Sponsor

December Dance Concert

  • December 6, 2013 - December 7, 2013 at 8:00 pm

Harris Theater

Adults: $15
Students, Faculty, Staff, Seniors: $10
Groups of 10 or more: $7

Virginia Opera: The Magic Flute

  • December 7, 2013 at 2:00 pm

Concert Hall

This profound and imaginative tale about the triumph of good over evil is brought to life by the glorious voices of the Virginia Opera. The Magic Flute follows the heroic adventures of Prince Tamino and his friend, Papageno, the lonely birdcatcher, in their attempts to rescue the beautiful young maiden, Pamina, who has been kidnapped. Filled with terrifying serpents, moody monarchs, powerful magicians, and mysterious spirits, this fantastical opera is both a charming operetta and a profound exploration of the limits of loyalty and love. This magnificent work was Mozart's final opera, premiering just three months before his death, and is as popular today as it was when it was first performed. Sung in English with English supertitles.

Web Site

$98, $80, $48

Amtrak GPAM Season Sponsor

Guitar Ensemble Concert

  • December 7, 2013 at 8:00 pm

de Laski - Room 3001

Free/Non-ticketed

2013 Christmas Community Concert

Presented by the Salvation Army

  • December 8, 2013 at 5:00 pm

Harris Theatre

Free and open to the public.

Horns a Plenty Christmas

  • December 8, 2013 at 5:45 pm

Concert Hall Lobby

Mason Symphony Orchestra and Choruses: Holiday Sing-Along

  • December 8, 2013 at 7:00 pm

Concert Hall

Mason Holiday Sing-Along

Celebrate the season with the Mason Symphony Orchestra and Choruses in a holiday sing-along.

$10 Adults
$5 Students and Seniors

Prior to the Holiday Sing-Along, there will be a special presentation of Horns A Plenty Christmas at 5:45 in the Concert Hall Lobby. We do hope you can come early to hear a few more sounds of the season.

Chamber Theatre: Encore

  • December 11, 2013 at 10:30 am

Concert Hall

Please visit the Chamber Theatre website for ticketing information.

Web Site

Vienna Boys Choir: Christmas in Vienna

  • December 13, 2013 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall

The spirit of the Christmas season comes to life when the angelic voices of these delightful lads rise together in song for their joyous holiday concert! The Vienna Boys Choir performs a program of classical and popular music that includes traditional Christmas carols, Gregorian chants, songs from around the world, and popular holiday favorites. For over half a millennium this celebrated choir has won the hearts, and the ears, of the world with their purity of tone, enthralling harmonies, expansive repertoire, and cherubic presence. Many great composers have collaborated with the choir throughout the centuries — Franz Schubert himself was even a chorister. This spectacular concert is a heartwarming evening of music for the entire family to enjoy.

Web Site

$50, $42, $25

Amtrak GPAM Season Sponsor

101 Dalmations Kids, Presented by AFYP

  • December 14, 2013 - December 15, 2013 at 12:00 pm
  • December 14, 2013 - December 15, 2013 at 4:00 pm

TheatreSpace

It's a Wonderful Life, Presented by AFYP

  • December 14, 2013 - December 15, 2013 at 7:00 pm

TheatreSpace

Performed in the style of Live Radio Theater

American Festival Pops Orchestra: Holiday Pops: Songs of the Season

  • December 14, 2013 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall

Capture the sheer joy of the Christmas season when this talented pops orchestra comes home for the holidays with a jubilant concert of cherished Christmas carols, holiday tunes, guest soloists, and the traditional sing-along. This jubilant concert features a spectacular program that includes the American Festival Pops performing favorites “Christmas Festival” by Leroy Anderson, “Carol of the Bells, “Blue Christmas” and an entertaining twist on the holiday classic, “The Nutcracker Suite,” with selections performed in both traditional (Tchaikovsky) and jazz stylings (Duke Ellington). AFPO is also pleased to present Hylton Center’s Executive Director Rick Davis performing a narration of “Twas the Night Before Christmas.” Don’t miss these festive and sentimental favorites and more. Under the baton and leadership of founder and artistic director Anthony Maiello, these gifted musicians from the greater D.C. area bring an evening that is sure to fill everyone with Christmas cheer.

Web Site

$50, $42, $25

Amtrak GPAM Season Sponsor

Winter Music Recital, Metropolitan School of Arts, Inc

  • December 15, 2013 at 10:00 am

Harris Theatre

The event is scheduled to start at 10:00 am and end at 6:00 pm.

Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano: Fiesta Navidad

  • December 15, 2013 at 4:00 pm

Concert Hall

What could be more festive than a musical Christmas celebration performed by this Grammy Award-winning Mexican mariachi ensemble! This lively concert features traditional Mexican and American carols such as "Feliz Navidad," "Noche de Paz" (Silent Night), "Jingle Bells," "White Christmas," and much more. Add in spirited dancing, authentic Mexican costumes, and a joyful sing-along, and you've got a rollicking holiday celebration. Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano is one of the finest mariachi bands in the world, and was founded more than 50 years ago by Nati Cano, who has been the driving force behind the continuation of the popular mariachi tradition. His longtime association with Linda Ronstadt helped propel mariachi music to national prominence. The ensemble has recorded numerous albums to critical acclaim, and has made frequent appearances on television.

$50, $42, $25

Amtrak GPAM Season Sponsor

TheatreWorks: A Christmas Carol

  • December 16, 2013 at 10:30 am
  • December 16, 2013 at 12:30 pm

Concert Hall

Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker

  • December 18, 2013 - December 19, 2013 at 7:30 pm

Concert Hall

In 1993, Moscow Ballet toured the Great Russian Nutcracker for the first time across North America to critical acclaim. Directed and choreographed by Stanislav Vlasov, former soloist with the Bolshoi Ballet and well known as a “Grand Dance Artist,” the inaugural six-week tour traveled to major cities across the U.S. and starred principal ballerina Lillia Sabitova. It also featured the innovative rolling backgrounds, first created by a St. Petersburg Conservatory of Music producer, and which were the inspiration for Eisenstein’s cinematic technique.

Web Site

$125, $88, $28

Flutopia

  • December 19, 2013 at 8:00 pm

Harris Theatre

Northern Virginia Police Academy Graduation

  • December 20, 2013 at 10:00 am

Concert Hall

Eileen Ivers: An Irish Christmas – An Nollaig

  • December 21, 2013 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall

Irish-American fiddler Eileen Ivers brings the joy of the holiday season to the Center for the Arts with this Celtic celebration for the whole family. Backed by her band Immigrant Soul, this nine-time All-Ireland fiddle champion is known for her high-energy performances that mix traditional and original music, spirited step-dancing, and dramatic storytelling. Celebrate the spirit of Christmas with this Grammy Award winner in a heart-warming concert filled with tales of Irish Christmas traditions and favorite Celtic holiday tunes. "Eileen Ivers and Immigrant Soul rocked the house everywhere it played." (The Boston Globe)

Web Site

$50, $42, $25

Amtrak GPAM Season Sponsor

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