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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.

United States Marine Band Concert

  • January 5, 2014 at 2:00 pm

Concert Hall

Free/Non-ticketed

District 11 Honors Band

  • January 10, 2014

Concert Hall & Performing Arts Building

District 11 Honors Orchestra Concert

  • January 11, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Concert Hall

Free/Non-ticketed

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Pinchas Zukerman, conductor and violin
Amanda Forsyth, cello

  • January 12, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Concert Hall

Bach: Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV 1041
Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4
Brahms: Double Concerto in A minor, Op. 102

One of the most illustrious orchestras in the world returns to our stage with renowned violinist Pinchas Zukerman for an evening of unequalled classical music. Known as Britain's national orchestra, this ensemble was founded in 1946 by Sir Thomas Beecham, who envisioned an elite ensemble of the country's finest musicians. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra flourished, first under Beecham's direction, and then under a distinguished list of conductors including André Previn, Daniele Gatti, and Charles Dutoit. For this concert, guest conductor and violin virtuoso Pinchas Zukerman leads the orchestra to perform Bach's Violin Concerto in A minor and Schoenberg's Romantic masterpiece, Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night) inspired by a poem with the same name and the music of the late German Romantics. Then, celebrated cellist Amanda Forsyth joins Zukerman for Brahms' Double Concerto in A minor, a remarkable work requiring two equally brilliant soloists. "Incisive, insightful, and extremely beautiful." (The Guardian)

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$75, $67, $37.5

Amtrak GPAM Season Sponsor

Fairfax Symphony Orchestra

Presents Chamber Works by Elgar, Britten, and Shostakovich

  • January 18, 2014 at 8:00 pm
  • January 19, 2014 at 2:00 pm

Harris Theater

Christopher Zimmerman, Conductor
William Hite, tenor
Eric Moore, horn

The Fairfax Symphony presents its debut performance in George Mason University's Harris Theatre in Fairfax.  The program highlights two works by Benjamin Britten in the 100th Anniversary season of his birth.  Featured artists include tenor, William Hite, and the FSO's own principal horn, Eric Moore.  The performance includes a symphony by Britten's friend and artistic kindred spirit, Shostakovich, and Elgar's Serenade for Strings.

Repertoire:
ELGAR: Serenade for Strings
BRITTEN: Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings
SHOSTAKOVICH: Chamber Symphony in C Minor
BRITTEN: Simple Symphony

$60, $45, $25

Aquila Theatre: Fahrenheit 451

  • January 19, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Concert Hall

Ray Bradbury's visionary parable of a society gone awry is set in a strange future world where books have been outlawed and the attainment of knowledge discouraged. Fireman Guy Montag is responsible for uncovering and burning the books and homes of dissenters. When his young neighbor, Clarisse, causes him to recognize the emptiness of his existence, he begins to question his work and the oppressive society in which he lives. Based on one of the most revered novels of the twentieth century, Fahrenheit 451 questions the impacts of technology on literature and society — issues that are even more relevant today than when it was first published in 1953. Though the novel is often considered a commentary on censorship and restriction of freedoms, Bradbury himself has indicated that his intention was to draw attention to the dangers of technology. This gripping play is brought to life by the acclaimed British-American touring troupe, Aquila Theatre.

This tour engagement of Aquila Theatre Company is funded through the Mid Atlantic Tours program of the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

$44, $36, $22

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation

Black and White and Thread All Over: Work by Sonya Clark

Artist Lecture and Reception: February 4, 2014, 1:30 pm

  • January 21, 2014 - February 21, 2014

Fine Art Gallery of the Art & Design Building

Sonya Clark explores issues of identity, race, and culture through the use of textiles, combs and hair, blurring the boundaries between art and craft.  Her work has been exhibited in over 250 museums and galleries around the world and has received numerous honors and fellowships.  This exhibition is in conjunction with and supported by African and African American Studies at George Mason University in celebration of Black History Month.

Faculty Artist Series: Anna and Friends

  • January 25, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Harris Theater

American Youth Philharmonic Orchestra Concert

  • January 26, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Concert Hall

Music Education Convocation

  • January 31, 2014 at 12:30 pm

de Laski - Room 3001

Chinese New Year Gala - 2014

  • January 31, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Concert Hall

January 31, 2014 is the eve of Chinese New Year of 2014, the year of Horse. The Chinese American Association has organized "Chinese New Year Gala" performances for more than 15 years. It is the best and highest quality performance in the Washington DC area. This year, more than 300 artists from throughout North America will perform and work together on the Center for the Arts Concert Hall stage to celebrate Chinese New Year 2014 and share Chinese culture and art with you.

Tickets:
$100, $30, $25, $20
Groups of 10 or more receive a 10% discount

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