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The National Acrobats of the People's Republic of China: Cirque Peking

Direct from Beijing

  • November 1, 2014 at 2:00 pm
  • November 1, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall Family-Friendly Event

From the exotic Far East comes the world's most riveting acrobatic troupe whose astonishing acts inspire the same awe and wonder in people today as they did a millennium ago. The National Acrobats of the People's Republic of China is among Asia's most acclaimed ensembles, whose artists have won countless international awards and competitions. For seven decades, this company has been thrilling young and old alike with dazzling acts of tumbling, juggling, contortion, balancing, and high-flying athleticism. With a combination of traditional and modern music, colorful sets, and imaginative props, this extraordinary performance will have everyone on the edge of their seat. "Spectacular stunts…the acrobats laughed in the face of gravity." (The Anchor)

Can't make this performance but really want to see The National Acrobats of the People's Republic of China? They are also performing at the Hylton Center in Manassas Oct. 19 at 4:00 pm. Click here for more details.

Pre-Performance Discussion: Wang Dan; National Acrobats' Executive Director (Translator: Lihong Wang) (Nov 1, 2014) Pre-Performance Discussion

Pre-Performance Discussion: Wang Dan; National Acrobats' Executive Director (Translator: Lihong Wang) (Nov 1, 2014) Pre-Performance Discussion

$48, $41, $29. 1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID

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New Orleans Legends: Featuring the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Allen Toussaint

  • November 2, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Concert Hall Family-Friendly Event

These two musical titans from the Big Easy celebrate the great music of their city with a tour they've dubbed the "Oh Yeah! Tour." The legendary jazz and New Orleans R&B pianist, Allen Toussaint recently received the highly prestigious National Medal of Arts by President Obama in recognition of his seminal influence on New Orleans music. Joining Toussaint, from the heart of the French Quarter comes the one-and-only Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Praised as "the best jazz band in the land" (San Francisco Examiner), this iconic group has invigorated traditional New Orleans jazz through performances at Preservation Hall, extensive tours and recordings, and its collaborations with a diversity of musicans. Don't miss these jazz greats in a concert of extraordinary music-making!

Pre-Performance Discussion: Benjamin Jaffe; Member of Preservation Hall Jazz Band (Nov 2, 2014) Pre-Performance Discussion

$48, $41, $29

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University Singers & Chorale Concert

  • November 2, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Harris Theatre

Adults: $10
Students: $5

1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID

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Raphael Warshaw - Place/Identity

Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition: Photography

  • November 3, 2014 - November 7, 2014

Fine Arts Gallery

Time is distributed along a path from an unknowable past to an unfathomable future with history and memory as waypoints.  Size likewise is a point along a scale from infinitesimal to panoptic.  A photograph is a single coordinate of both time and scale.  I want the viewer think about scale and time from a place of my choosing - if it's blatant they will only note the single place and time - if it's subtle they may see and feel beyond it. –Artist statement by Raphael Warshaw

Artist Lecture and Reception: Nov. 6, 6-8pm

Free/Non-ticketed

Gallery Reception: Raphael Warshaw - Place/Identity

Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition: Photography

  • November 6, 2014

Fine Arts Gallery

Time is distributed along a path from an unknowable past to an unfathomable future with history and memory as waypoints.  Size likewise is a point along a scale from infinitesimal to panoptic.  A photograph is a single coordinate of both time and scale.  I want the viewer think about scale and time from a place of my choosing - if it's blatant they will only note the single place and time - if it's subtle they may see and feel beyond it. –Artist statement by Raphael Warshaw

Free/Non-ticketed

Ashley Florence: Variation

Photography

  • November 7, 2014 - December 12, 2014

Mason Hall Atrium Gallery

Free/Non-ticketed

Martha Graham Dance Company

  • November 7, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall

Described by The Washington Post as "one of the seven wonders of the artistic universe," this venerated ensemble is committed to preserving the legacy of its preeminent founder, Martha Graham, whose timeless and uniquely American style of dance has influenced generations of artists. Featured in this marvelous evening of contemporary dance is Appalachian Spring Suite, which includes a narration created from letters between Graham and Aaron Copland, Graham's Cave of the Heart set to the music of Samuel Barber, and Maple Leaf Rag, which was Graham's last work. Also included on the program is Echo, which is a new work choreographed by Andonis Foniadakis. "[Graham's choreography] remains a true, living American document." (The New York Times)

This engagement of Martha Graham Dance Company is made possible through the ArtsCONNECT program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

This presentation of Martha Graham Dance Company is made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Pre-Performance Discussion: Janet Eilber, Martha Graham Dance Company Artistic Dir. (Nov 7, 2014) Pre-Performance Discussion

$46, $39, $28. 1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID

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Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation

A Little Business at the Big Top

Written and performed by David Gaines
Directed by Susan Thompson-Gaines

  • November 7, 2014 - November 8, 2014 at 8:00 pm

TheaterSpace

David Gaines (7 (x 1) Samurai) returns with another one-man show developed in our School of Theater Studios. Circus skills, mime, performance art and theater combine in a magical evening of boy meets girl – on a tightrope!

Tickets:
$25 adults
$15 students, faculty, staff, seniors and groups

 

1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID

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Fairfax Symphony Orchestra

Luke Frazier, guest conductor

  • November 8, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall

I’ll Be Seeing You – Based on actual letters from Luke Frazier's family written during World War II, including songs of the era by Gershwin, Kern, Carmichael, Ellington, and more.

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$45, $35, $20. 1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID

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Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel: Three Great B's – Bach, Beethoven, and Bartok!

  • November 9, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Concert Hall Family-Friendly Event

Jeffrey Siegel delves into the creative genius of three of the most revered composers the world has ever known in his second Keyboard Conversations concert of the season. In a stellar performance, this distinguished pianist explores Bach's festive Choral Prelude, Beethoven's ardent, lyrical Sonata, No. 24 in F-sharp major, Op. 78; and Bartók's vibrant, zesty Romanian Folk Dances, pensive Bagatelles, and witty, tuneful Rondo in C. For over four decades, Mr. Siegel has delighted audiences with his virtuosity at the piano and his fascinating insight into the world's most revered composers and their works. "Pianistic eloquence with a special gift for commentary." (The Washington Post)

$40, $34, $24. 1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID

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Steinway Piano Galleries

PK Cascio

Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition: New Media

  • November 10, 2014 - November 14, 2014

Fine Arts Gallery

Free/Non-ticketed

Mason Dance Company Fall Concert

  • November 13, 2014 - November 15, 2014 at 8:00 pm
  • November 14, 2014 at 2:00 pm

Harris Theatre

1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID on November 4, 2014

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Mason Wind Symphony

  • November 13, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall

Adults: $10
Students: $5

1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID on November 4, 2014

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Czech Philharmonic: Jean-Yves Thibaudet

Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
Jiří Bělohlávek, conductor
Janáček: Taras Bulba
Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 2 in A Major, S. 125
Dvořák: Symphony No. 9, "From the New World", Op. 95

  • November 14, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall

One of today's most elite piano soloists joins this renowned orchestra for a concert full of passion and sterling technique. Since its inception more than a century ago, the Czech Philharmonic has maintained an outstanding international reputation on par with many of Europe's most prominent orchestras. The ensemble, which performed one of its first concerts under the baton of Dvořák, presents a program of beloved Eastern European works led by conductor Jiří Bělohlávek. Regarded as one of the world's best pianists, Jean-Yves Thibaudet showcases his dazzling technical ability and musicality to the Center in a performance of Liszt's Piano Concerto No. 2. "The joy, brilliance, and musicality of [Thibaudet’s] performance could not be missed." (The New York Times)

Pre-Performance Discussion: Josef Spacek; Czech Philharmonic Orchestra Concertmaster (Nov 14, 2014) Pre-Performance Discussion

$70, $60, $42. 1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID on November 4, 2014

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Artsbus

  • November 15, 2014 at 6:00 am

Finley Building

Fall 2014 Trips:

• September 20, 2014
• October 18, 2014
• November 15, 2014

Spring 2015 Trips (Tickets will be available for spring trips on Feb. 10):

• February 21, 2015
• March 21, 2015
• April 18, 2015

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Artsbus

  • November 15, 2014 at 6:00 am

Finley Building

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American Festival Pops Orchestra: Lights, Camera, Action!

Music from the Cinema, Television, and Broadway
with special guest artist Norma Douglas Zimdahl  

  • November 15, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall Family-Friendly Event

This outstanding orchestra is known and appreciated throughout the greater D.C. area for its superb musicianship and its delightful performances. This concert features music from film, television and Broadway that is a cherished part of American pop culture. Under the baton of founder and Artistic Director Anthony Maiello, this gifted group of musicians performs some of your favorites in what is certain to be a delightful evening of popular music. Special Guest Artist, Norma Douglas Zimdahl, has performed on radio, television and on Broadway, and joins the AFPO as piano soloist for a performance of her composition, Norma's Jazz Classic. "[American Festival Pops Orchestra] performed crisply and with great enthusiasm under the baton of Maestro Maiello." (Washington Times)

Can't make this performance but really want to see the American Festival Pops Orchestra (AFPO)? They are also performing at the Hylton Center in Manassas Dec. 12 at 8 pm (Click here for more December performance details) and again on Feb 14 at 8 pm (click here for February event details). And don't miss AFPO's holiday performance at the Center for the Arts on Dec. 13 at 8 pm. Click here for more details.

Pre-Performance Discussion: Bryan Kidd; AFPO Arranger (Nov 15, 2014) Pre-Performance Discussion

$48, $41, $29. 1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID on November 4, 2014

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L.A. Theatre Works: In the Heat of the Night

  • November 16, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Concert Hall

This gripping detective murder mystery is a vivid portrayal of the black experience in the deep South during the 60s. This powerful story, brought to our stage by America's premier radio theater company, begins on a steamy August night in a small Southern town, where the body of a wealthy white man is discovered. Police arrest a black stranger passing through town for the murder, only to learn that he is a respected homicide detective. The detective reluctantly finds himself working with the chief of police to solve the murder, while wrestling with the fear, hatred, and prejudices prevalent at the time. John Ball's timely novel became an Academy Award-winning film and an Emmy Award-winning television show, as well as a series of subsequent novels. This stunning stage adaptation is written by acclaimed playwright Matt Pelfrey.

Performance includes adult language. Parental discretion is advised.

Pre-Performance Discussion: Member of the Company (Nov 16, 2014) Pre-Performance Discussion

$44, $37, $26. 1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID on November 4, 2014

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Mason Jazz Vocal Night

  • November 16, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Free/Non-ticketed

Anne Smith

Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition

  • November 17, 2014 - November 25, 2014

Fine Art Gallery

Anne Smith (b. 1985, Syracuse, NY) works across disciplines of drawing, printmaking, and sculpture. Her work is influenced by an experience of space that is intimately tied to the acts of searching, remembering, and imagining.

Gallery reception: Nov. 20, 6-8pm

Free/Non-ticketed

  Information Policy and Transparency in the US Congress

Anne L. Washington, Assistant Professor

  • November 17, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Concert Hall

Free/Non-ticketed

Jazz Workshop Concert

  • November 17, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Harris Theatre

Free/Non-ticketed

GIS Day

  • November 19, 2014 at 8:00 am

Concert Hall Lobby

Free/Non-ticketed

Dido (Queen of Carthage), Preview

  • November 19, 2014 at 8:00 pm

TheatreSpace

Between the destruction of Troy and the founding of Rome, Queen Dido built the magnificent city of Carthage. One of Marlowe's most fascinating plays, inspired by Virgil's "Aeneid," this retelling of the tragic love of Dido for the Trojan hero Aeneas unfolds in verse written by one of the great playwrights of the Elizabethan Age.

Adults: $15
Students, Faculty, Staff, Seniors and Groups: $10

Gallery Reception: Anne Smith

Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition: Printmaking

  • November 20, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Fine Arts Gallery

Anne Smith (b. 1985, Syracuse, NY) works across disciplines of drawing, printmaking, and sculpture. Her work is influenced by an experience of space that is intimately tied to the acts of searching, remembering, and imagining.

Free/Non-ticketed

Dido, Queen of Carthage

  • November 20, 2014 - November 22, 2014 at 8:00 pm
  • November 22, 2014 - November 23, 2014 at 2:00 pm

TheatreSpace

Between the destruction of Troy and the founding of Rome, Queen Dido built the magnificent city of Carthage. One of Marlowe's most fascinating plays, inspired by Virgil's "Aeneid," this retelling of the tragic love of Dido for the Trojan hero Aeneas unfolds in verse written by one of the great playwrights of the Elizabethan Age.

Adults: $15
Students, Faculty, Staff, Seniors and Groups: $10

1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID on November 11, 2014

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Bassoon Studio Recital

School of Music

  • November 21, 2014 at 12:30 pm

Harris Theatre

Free

Jazz For Justice

  • November 22, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall

Join the Mason Jazz Ensemble, directed by Jim Carroll, for an evening of swinging standards and Great American Songbook hits, as we present to you the music of ‘Viva Las Vegas: The Sounds of Sin City!’  Relive the music of the legendary 1960s Las Vegas strip, a la Sinatra at the Sands!  Special guest vocalists include the Mason Jazz Vocal Ensemble and Mason Jazz alumni, John Lewis!

Proceeds from the evening help the law foundation continue its mission of service to the Northern Virginia community, including providing for student scholarships in the George Mason School of Music.

Adults: $20
Students: $15

1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID on November 11, 2014

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Tinku Dance Contest 2014

  • November 23, 2014 at 5:30 pm

Concert Hall

A Bolivian "Tinku" dance competition. 

Tickets:
VIP: $25
Adults: $20
Children 12 and under: $10

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TheatreWorks: Junie B. Jones

  • November 24, 2014 at 10:30 am

Concert Hall

Saxophone Studio Recital

School of Music

  • November 24, 2014 at 12:30 pm

Harris Theatre

Free

Seraphic Fire Christmas: Carols by Candlelight

  • November 29, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall

Begin celebrating the holiday season with the rapturous voices of this revered a cappella ensemble. This critically acclaimed group comes to the Center for the first time to present a dazzling holiday performance — a candlelight Christmas concert with a popular mix of Gregorian chant, carols, motets, and contemporary music. Based in Miami, and under the direction of its founder and artistic director, Patrick Dupré Quigley, Seraphic Fire's reputation as an important vocal ensemble has been enhanced by two Grammy nominations, a top-ten appearance on the Billboard classical chart, and a number-one debut on the iTunes classical music charts. "The singing is just fabulous; this group has a really excellent blend." (NPR’s Morning Edition)

Pre-Performance Discussion: Member of the Company (Nov 29, 2014) Pre-Performance Discussion

$50, $43, $30. 1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID on November 18, 2014

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Second Concert with Korean Human Cultural Assets

Presented by Washington Sorichung

  • November 30, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Harris Theatre

For this performance, the Korean Human Cultural Assets, a team from NYC, and a team from D.C. will come and share the Korean traditional culture. The Korean human cultural assets will visit NYC on 11/29/2014 and come to VA on 11/30/2014 to perform. This is the second time that the Korean Human Cultural Assets came to USA to perform.

Additional information about this performance can be found by clicking here.

For tickets, please contact Washington Sorichung via their website, or by phone at 703-642-0020.

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$15.00

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