September 2015

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Fall Season Usher's Meeting

  • September 1, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Grand Tier III

Art in Public Life, Jon Rubin - Visual Voices Speaker Series

  • September 3, 2015 at 7:30 pm

Harris Theatre


Honors 110 Colloquium

  • September 4, 2015 at 3:30 pm

Harris Theatre

Mason Improv Show

  • September 4, 2015 at 8:00 pm


Arab Song - Arab Spring, Helen Zughaib - Visual Voices Speaker Series

  • September 10, 2015 at 7:30 pm

Harris Theatre


Best of FAVS Showcase

  • September 18, 2015 at 3:30 pm

Harris Theatre


Fairfax Symphony Orchestra: Alon Goldstein, piano

  • September 19, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall

Beethoven:  “Coriolanus” Overture
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.5 “Emperor” 
      -Alon Goldstein, piano
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5

Considered one of the most original artists of his generation, Alon Goldstein returns to the FSO after his recent performance with the Baltimore Symphony. "Such performances take a kind of courage seldom heard that you want to hear him at every possible opportunity." -The Philadelphia Inquirer

$58, $46, $34

Grand Piano Celebration

  • September 20, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Concert Hall

Featuring Mason's outstanding faculty and selected student artists In solo piano works by Brahms, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, and Ravel.

And collaborative works including:
Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue
Performed by faculty virtuosi Phil Snedecor, trumpet, and Linda Apple Monson, piano

Rachmaninoff's Elegy and Khachaturian's Sabre Dance.
Performed by Schuyler Slack, cello, and faculty artist Anna Balakerskaia, piano

Duo piano works by Rubinstein, Prokofieff, and Manuel Infante.
Performed by Dr. Linda Apple Monson and Dr. Anna Balakerskaia

And an exciting piano ensemble finale of eight hands at two Steinways.
Performed by Dr. Yoonji Kim, Dr. Ina Mirtcheva, Dr. Anna Balakerskaia, and Dr. Linda Apple Monson

Proceeds support student scholarships in Mason's School of Music.

Reception to follow in Concert Hall Lobby.

Click here to view the event flyer seen at the right.
Click here to view the event program as a PDF.

$20 Adults
$15 Seniors
$5 Children/youth through grade 12

Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel: Music of Joyous Celebration! 

  • September 20, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Concert Hall

Virtuoso pianist Jeffrey Siegel opens our Silver Anniversary season with some of the most joyous classical music of all time! In this jubilant performance, Mr. Siegel performs festive and uplifting works by Bach, Schumann, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, Manuel de Falla, and others, while offering witty and insightful commentary about the music and composers before performing each piece. Piano aficionados and newcomers alike have embraced Mr. Siegel’s popular “concerts with commentary” series for more than 40 years and Keyboard Conversations has been a cherished institution at the Center for the Arts for more than two decades. “A performer who colors with virtuoso artistry.” (The New York Times)

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In addition to the remaining three Keyboard Conversations performances at the Center for the Arts, Mr. Siegel will also be performing at the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas on March 6, 2016. Take a look.

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$40, $34, $24

Marriott - Steinway Co-Sponsohip

Jazz Combos

  • September 23, 2015 at 12:30 pm

Harris Theatre

Gras Lecture, Sponsored by the Department of English

  • September 23, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Grand Tier III

It's Not What You Think, Catherine Kehoe - Visual Voices Speaker Series

  • September 24, 2015 at 7:30 pm

Harris Theatre



  • September 26, 2015 at 6:00 am

The GMU Artsbus is a School of Art (SOA) sponsored day trip to New York City. For more info click here.

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ARTS by George!

  • September 26, 2015 at 5:00 pm

An Evening Like No Other

An Evening with Bernadette Peters

  • September 26, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall

Don’t miss this unforgettable performance of showstoppers by Broadway superstar, Bernadette Peters. Hailed as the foremost interpreter of Stephen Sondheim’s music, this two-time Tony Award-winner is accompanied by a 10-piece orchestra to sing highlights from her long and illustrious career. “The first lady of musical theater” (The New York Times) dazzles with powerhouse show tunes and sentimental songs showcasing her unmatchable voice that “swells from a doll-like fragility into full-force belting.” (The New York Times) Peters has left an indelible mark on the Broadway stage with her celebrated performances in Sondheim’s Into the Woods, Gypsy, Sunday in the Park with George, A Little Night Music, and Follies, as well as her Tony Award-winning appearances in Song and Dance and Annie Get Your Gun. “Bernadette Peters is one of the glories of the modern American musical theater.” (The Washington Post)

This performance is part of the ARTS by George! benefit.

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$100, $85, $60

Amtrak GPAM Season Sponsor

Fall for the Book: Davina Porter Reading

  • September 27, 2015 at 3:30 pm

Harris Theatre

Fall for the Book: Diana Gabaldon

  • September 27, 2015 at 6:30 pm

Concert Hall

Pre-Show Reception on Grand Tier III at 5:00 pm

ASL Interpretation will be available for this event.

Sign Language Interpretation Available Sign Language Interpretation Available

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