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International Thespian Society Conference

  • January 9, 2015 - January 11, 2015

Various Venues

United States Marine Band Concert

  • January 11, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Concert Hall

Free/Non-ticketed

District 11 Honors Orchestra

  • January 16, 2015 - January 17, 2015

Harris Theatre

Free/Non-ticketed

Visual Voices

  • January 22, 2015 at 7:20 pm
  • January 29, 2015 at 7:20 pm

Harris Theatre

Join us for the Spring '15 Visual Voices Series (All shows begin at 7:20 pm):

Jan. 22 - Loading Content (Graduate Students)

Jan. 29 - A Colored Letter at the Bottom of a Ditch (Ray Nicholds & Jill Cypher)

Feb. 12 - Art and Contemplation (Klaus Ottmann)

Feb. 26 - I Make Things (Jame Anderson)

Mar. 5 - Jersey Devils (Steve Badanes & Linda Beaumont)

Free/Non-ticketed

Aquila Theatre: The Tempest

  • January 23, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall Family-Friendly Event

Shakespeare's ultimate commentary on life and art, vengeance and forgiveness is unique among his work and is widely considered to be one of his finest. The acclaimed British-American touring company, Aquila Theatre, brings to our stage this tale of shipwrecks, magical powers, vengeance, forgiveness, and enlightenment. The Bard's tale is the story of Prospero, the Duke of Milan and self-taught sorcerer, who was put to sea with his daughter, Miranda, but found exile on an exotic and mystical island. Seeking justice against those who usurped him, and with retribution finally within his grasp, his relationship with his child is tested when she falls in love with the son of one of the conspirators. Prospero's memorable soliloquy and epilogue, in which he vows to give up magic, is thought to be Shakespeare's retirement speech. "If energy be the food of Shakespeare, then Aquila Theatre serves up a smorgasbord." (Boston Globe)

Can't make this performance but really want to see The Tempest? Aquila Theatre will also perform The Tempest at the Hylton Center in Manassas Oct. 11 at 8:00 pm. Click here for more details.

Pre-Performance Discussion: Rick Davis; Exec. Dir. Hylton Performing Arts Center (Jan 23, 2015) Pre-Performance Discussion

$44, $37, $26. 2 Free Student Tickets Available with Mason ID on January 13, 2015

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Jasmine Guy and the Avery Sharpe Trio: Raisin' Cane: A Harlem Renaissance Odyssey

  • January 24, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall Family-Friendly Event

By the 1920s, Harlem had become the heart of the African-American community in New York, and was a breeding ground for intense creativity. This outpouring of artistic expression became known as the Harlem Renaissance. In an extraordinary performance, renowned actress, singer and dancer Jasmine Guy, along with the acclaimed Avery Sharpe Trio, honors these legendary artists, who struggled against racial inequality, prejudice, and segregation. Weaving together text, song, movement, and imagery into a panoramic experience, Guy and the trio transport audiences to this prolific period through the voices of Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, Zora Neale Hurston and W.E.B. Du Bois. Ms. Guy is well known for her extensive work on stage, film, and television, including her starring role on the Cosby Show spin-off, A Different World. Mr. Sharpe is considered one of the greatest jazz bassists of his generation. "Lively, informative, motivating, and entertaining." (Dayton Daily News)

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Pre-Performance Discussion: Member of the Company (Jan 24, 2015) Pre-Performance Discussion

$48, $41, $29. 2 Free Student Tickets Available with Mason ID on January 13, 2015

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TheatreWorks: Click, Clack, Moo

  • January 26, 2015 at 10:30 am

Concert Hall

TheatreWorks: The Lighting Thief

  • January 28, 2015 at 10:30 am

Concert Hall

State Symphony Orchestra of México

Direct from México City

  • January 31, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall

Enrique Bátiz, conductor
Irina Chistiakova, piano
Alfonso Moreno, guitar

Granados: Three Spanish Dances
J. Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez
M. Ponce: Piano Concerto “Romantic”
M. de Falla: Noches en los Jardines de España

This esteemed Latin American orchestra pays tribute to its Spanish roots with an exquisite performance featuring the works of Enrique Granados, Isaac Albéniz, Manuel de Falla and other great Spanish composers. For over 40 years, State Symphony Orchestra of México has interpreted the classics with great reverence and has introduced exciting new compositions to audiences around the world. Known for its expansive and diverse repertoire, the ensemble's collection of recordings includes works by Verdi and Rossini, Mexican and Spanish classical music, and symphonies by Beethoven, Schumann, Brahms, and Tchaikovsky. Under the baton of founding conductor Enrique Bátiz, these gifted musicians perform a Spanish Festival program featuring piano soloist Irina Chistiakova and guitar soloist Alfonso Moreno. "The beauty of sound with an assured technique and great dynamics that never pass the limits." (La Libre Belgique)

Pre-Performance Discussion: Member of the Company (Jan 31, 2015) Pre-Performance Discussion

$50, $43, $30. 2 Free Student Tickets Available with Mason ID on January 20, 2015

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