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Fairfax Symphony Orchestra: Dvorak's "New World"

Christopher Zimmerman, conductor

  • October 1, 2016 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall

Dvorak: Cello Concerto
   Amit Peled, cello

Dvorak: Symphony No. 9, "From the New World"

He has "the flair of a young Rostropovich" (American Record Guide) and "simply a gorgeous sound." (Baltimore Sun).  Israeli-American cellist Amit Peled, voted by Musical America as one of the most influential musicians today, brings to the FSO season opener the historic Goffriller 1733 cello, once played by the legendary Pablo Casals.

Pre-Performance Discussion at 7 pm: Join David Ginder of WETA 90.9-FM with Conductor Christopher Zimmerman and special guests.

Student tickets: $15.

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$65, $53, $39

Composers Week Recital

  • October 2, 2016 at 6:00 pm

DeLaski - Room 3001

Free

Wind Symphony Concert

Directed by Professor Mark Camphouse

  • October 4, 2016 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall

Program Highlights will include:
Timpani Concerto ("Raise the Roof"), featuring Professor John Kilkenny - by University of Michigan faculty composer Michael Daugherty
Freedom Of Speech – by Professor Mark Camphouse, based on Norman Rockwell's iconic 1943 painting of the same title.
Other works will include those by Jacques Offenbach, Johannes Brahms, and Samuel Barber.

Special guest conductors include:
Linda Gammon – VMEA State Executive, Director of Northern Virginia Junior Winds, GMU Supervisor of Intern Teachers.

Tickets:
$12 adults
$8 seniors
$5 youth through grade 12

2 Free Student Tickets Available with Mason ID

Mason's School of Theater: The Laramie Project PREVIEW

by Moisés Kaufman and the members of Tectonic Theater Project; Directed by Heather Hicks:
A Studio Series Production

  • October 5, 2016 at 8:00 pm

TheatreSpace

In October 1998, Matthew Shepard was viciously beaten, tied to a fence, and left to die on the outskirts of Laramie, Wyoming. Following the attack, Moisés Kaufman and the members of Tectonic Theater Project conducted interviews with hundreds of Laramie residents. These interviews were used to create this emotionally charged story that will leave you considering the past, present, and hope for a better future.

A Talk Back/Q&A with the cast will take place after the first Friday performance of each production.

This performance will also be presented at the Hylton Performing Arts Center on October 13, 14 & 15 at 8 pm, and October 15 at 2 pm. Learn more.

Pay what you can. 1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID

Visual Voices

  • October 6, 2016 at 7:30 pm
  • October 20, 2016 at 7:30 pm

Harris Theatre

Visual Voices, a professional lecture series sponsored by the School of Art, invites eight nationally recognized visiting artists and designers to speak about their work and the world of art and design. In addition to providing a look inside the studios of these top professionals, the series offers students the opportunity to interact with them during daytime seminars and studio visits.

Fall 2016

September 1: Richard Raiselis "Time for Reflection"

September 8: Judith Harris "Renaming Things: The Power of Metaphorical Thinking in Poetry and the Visual Arts"

September 22: Jonathan Linton "The Human Touch in the Digital Age: Portraits, Figures, and Thoughts"

October 6: Siebren Versteeg "Siebren Versteeg"

October 20: Studio 424 – Chicago "We Give a Shit – and We Do It for a Living"


Spring 2017

January 26: Walter Kravitz "Art is What Isn't – Studio Pursuits"

February 9: J.J. McCraken "The Dirt Eater and the Scold: Reflections on a Research-led Art Practice"

March 9: John Jacob "Photography at the Smithsonian American Art Museum"

March 23: E. Carmen Ramos "Rufino Tamayo: The New York Years"

March 30: Helen Frederick "Absorbing Traditions: The Labor of Art"

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Free/Non-ticketed

Mason's School of Theater: The Laramie Project

by Moisés Kaufman and the members of Tectonic Theater Project; Directed by Heather Hicks:
A Studio Series Production

  • October 6, 2016 - October 8, 2016 at 8:00 pm
  • October 8, 2016 - October 9, 2016 at 2:00 pm

TheatreSpace

In October 1998, Matthew Shepard was viciously beaten, tied to a fence, and left to die on the outskirts of Laramie, Wyoming. Following the attack, Moisés Kaufman and the members of Tectonic Theater Project conducted interviews with hundreds of Laramie residents. These interviews were used to create this emotionally charged story that will leave you considering the past, present, and hope for a better future.

Tickets:
$20 General Admission;
$10 Students, Staff, Seniors and Groups

A Talk Back/Q&A with the cast will take place after the first Friday performance of each production.

This performance will also be presented at the Hylton Performing Arts Center on October 13, 14 & 15 at 8 pm, and October 15 at 2 pm. Learn more.

1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID

CVPA Graduate Colloquium

  • October 7, 2016 at 6:30 pm

Grand Tier III

New Sound Collective Concert

  • October 7, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Harris Theatre

Free/Non-ticketed

Virginia Opera: The Seven Deadly Sins and Pagliacci

  • October 8, 2016 at 8:00 pm
  • October 9, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Concert Hall

Virginia Opera opens its 25th season at the Center for the Arts with a fantastic double bill — the satirical ballet chanté The Seven Deadly Sins and Ruggero Leoncavallo's masterpiece Pagliacci. The final collaboration between Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht, The Seven Deadly Sins is a sharp critique of capitalism, exploring greed, desire, and sacrifice in the pursuit of success. Anna, performed by renowned Weill specialist Ute Gferer, embarks on a cross-country journey in search of the American Dream, encountering one of the infamous sins in each of the cities she visits. In Pagliacci, a traveling troupe of actors blurs the lines of art and life as their play mirrors their own reality with tragic consequences. It features one of the most familiar of all tenor arias sung by the crying clown, "Vesti la giubba." The renowned baritone Michael Chioldi and the acclaimed soprano Kelly Kaduce appear in these two tales of temptation and vengeance. Seven Deadly Sins will be sung in English with English supertitles. Pagliacci will be sung in Italian with English supertitles.

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Pre-Performance Discussion: Member of the Company - Glenn Winter (Oct 8, 2016) Pre-Performance Discussion

Pre-Performance Discussion: Member of the Company - Glenn Winter (Oct 9, 2016) Pre-Performance Discussion

$110, $90, $54. 1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID

Symphonic Band Concert

  • October 11, 2016 at 8:00 pm

Harris Theatre

Tickets:
$12 adults
$8 seniors
$5 youth through grade 12

Jazz Combos/Steel Pan Ensemble Concert*

  • October 12, 2016 at 8:00 pm

DeLaski - Room 3001

Performance by the Mason Jazz Combos, under the direction of jazz pianist, Wade Beach. Visit Mason Jazz online.

Bring a Smile to the Face of a Child!

Learn more about the December toy drive to benefit the children of Inova Children's Hospital!

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Free/Non-ticketed

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Analogy/Dora: Tramontane

  • October 14, 2016 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall

A giant in the modern dance world, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company is known for its remarkable choreography using form to explore identity and social commentary. In this inspiring performance, Bill T. Jones contemplates the amorphous nature of memory in his original work, Analogy/Dora: Tramontane, a breathtaking story of a Holocaust survivor. The dancers move between dancing, speaking and singing to tell the story of 95-year old Dora Amelan, a French Jewish nurse and social worker, based on her interviews with Jones. An innovative force in modern dance, Bill T. Jones is recipient of numerous awards, including the National Medal of Arts, MacArthur Genius Award, a Kennedy Center Honors award, and multiple Tony Awards. You will be moved by this evening-length work about resilience and humanity as told through brilliant dance.

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Pre-Performance Discussion: Member of the Company (Oct 14, 2016) Pre-Performance Discussion

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

Alumni Weekend 2016: Senior Leadership Panel

  • October 15, 2016 at 1:30 pm

Harris Theatre

Free/Non-ticketed

The Havana Cuba All-Stars: Cuban Nights

  • October 15, 2016 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall Family-Friendly Event Cultural Passport Program Event

The joy of the Caribbean pulses through the air as Cuba's most prominent musicians share their rich musical heritage, from the Rumba to the Cha-Cha-Cha to the Habanera. Journey to the land of white sand beaches, swirling cigar smoke, and swinging Latin jazz with the acclaimed musicians of The Havana Cuba All-Stars. This exciting band brings an authentic Cuban experience, with rhythmic drums and castanets, wailing trumpets, and masterful acoustic guitar. Devoted to presenting the wide tapestry that exists in Cuban music — from Latin dance to soulful ballads — this concert presents the great musical traditions of the Cuban people. "The Asere Friendship Tour" is The Havana Cuba All-Stars' first-ever U.S. tour and celebrates the new open friendship between the United States and Cuba. Bringing the musical traditions of their forefathers to the States for the first time, the group's Spanish vocals, traditional songs, and sizzling rhythms will light up the stage and fill the hall with exciting sounds.

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The Havana Cuba All-Stars will also perform at the Hylton Performing Arts Center on the Science and Technology Campus in Manassas on October 14 at 8:00 pm. Learn more.

Pre-Performance Discussion: Michel Pardron, Music Director. Spanish Translator: Rei Berroa (Oct 15, 2016) Pre-Performance Discussion

$50, $43, $30. 1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID

AMGT Alumni Homecoming Brunch

  • October 16, 2016 at 12:00 pm

Palette 22 (Arlington, VA)

Save the date for our annual Arts Management Alumni homecoming brunch at Palette 22. Official invitations will go out this summer for this event, so watch your email. We will be sharing a meal, touring the on-site artist studios, and meeting with a member of their management team to learn more about their business model. Palette 22 combines a working restaurant inspired by international cuisine, with an active artist residency program.

Faculty Artist Showcase

  • October 16, 2016 at 3:00 pm

Harris Theatre

Annual showcase recital of performances by Mason's stellar School of Music faculty including vocal, instrumental, and piano artists. This event will be preceded by an Alumni Lunch as part of Mason's Alumni Weekend.

Please click on the following link to see a pdf of the event poster.

Free/Non-ticketed

Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra: To Swing Through the Sky

Conceived by Paul Glenshaw

  • October 16, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Concert Hall Family-Friendly Event

This exciting original work celebrates the spirit of American innovation with narration, dramatic visuals, lively dance and the swinging big-band sound of the Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra. The intertwined histories of America's two most iconic innovations — jazz and aviation — are explored in this special encore performance. Many fascinating points of connection in the history of each invention are revealed through the key innovators, including Louis Armstrong and Charles Lindbergh, Howard Hughes and Duke Ellington, and many others. This multimedia performance features the dazzling jazz musicians of the Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra led by Artistic Director and alto sax virtuoso, Jim Carroll. Audiences at the Hylton Performing Arts Center were thrilled to enjoy the world premiere of To Swing Through the Sky, and now audiences at the Center can experience this incredible ride.

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Pre-Performance Discussion: Jim Carroll - Professor of Jazz Studies; George Mason School of Music (Oct 16, 2016) Pre-Performance Discussion

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

Mason Symphony Orchestra Concert

  • October 19, 2016 at 8:00 pm

Harris Theatre

Program highlights include:

Beethoven's Five Irish Folksongs - arranged by Dr. Steven Gerber
Symphony No. 5 - by Franz Schubert
Prelude and Incidental Music from Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg - by Richard Wagner

Tickets:
$12 adults
$8 seniors
$5 youth through grade 12

2 Free Student Tickets Available with Mason ID

Artsbus

  • October 22, 2016 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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Fall Choral Invitational Concert

  • October 23, 2016 at 4:00 pm

Harris Theatre

University Chorale
Under the direction of Dr. Lisa Billingham

The University Chorale will perform a concert of music though the ages and guest choirs from Chantilly High School and McLean High School will join us for a featured performance. University Chorale literature will include "Contemporary Mouth Music" the music of Stanford, Davison, and Runestad.

University Singers
Under the direction of Dr. Stan Engebretson
(Program TBD)


Tickets:
$12 adults
$8 seniors
$5 youth through grade 12

2 Free Student Tickets Available with Mason ID

Mason's School of Theater and School of Music: The Threepenny Opera - PREVIEW

  • October 26, 2016 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall

By Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill
Directed by Ken Elston;
Musical Direction by Dr. Dennis Layendecker
Translated by Michael Feingold

This perennial Broadway favorite is a social satire sizzling with innovation. Based on the popular Beggar's Opera, Brecht and Weill's Three Penny Opera echoes the spirit of the German Music Hall style and includes the popular "Mack the Knife." The camaraderie and the sacrifices of war provide context for this humorous look at class warfare sexual politics.

A Talk Back/Q&A with the cast will take place after the first Friday performance of each production.

This performance will also be presented at the Hylton Performing Arts Center on November 3 and 4 at 8 pm and November 5 at 2 and 8 pm. Learn more.

Pay what you can. 1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID

Mason's School of Theater and School of Music: The Threepenny Opera

  • October 27, 2016 - October 29, 2016 at 8:00 pm
  • October 29, 2016 at 2:00 pm
  • October 30, 2016 at 4:00 pm

Concert Hall

By Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill
Directed by Ken Elston
With Jessica Dubish and Stephanie Risch
Musical Direction by Stanley Engebretson
Translated by Michael Feingold

Who can get ahead? Those with money do in Brecht and Weill’s landmark twentieth century musical, The ThreePenny Opera. Echoing with the spirits of the German Music Hall style, this perennial Broadway favorite offers so much more than the popular “Mack the Knife”. Set in gritty 1920’s New York City, where prohibition is in effect but speakeasies are open and corruption abounds, the story follows the charismatic anti-hero Macheath and his exploits for power and wealth. The Fall Mason Musical presented by the George Mason University School of Theater and School of Music is a social and political satire that will feature a dynamic ensemble performing multiple roles including inanimate objects.

A Talk Back/Q&A with the cast will take place after the first Friday performance of each production.

Tickets:
$30: Adults
$15: Students, Seniors and Youth up to grade 12

This performance will also be presented at the Hylton Performing Arts Center on November 3 and 4 at 8 pm and November 5 at 2 and 8 pm. Learn more.

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1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID

NOVA Outreach Concert

  • October 28, 2016 at 8:00 pm

Schlesinger Concert Hall

First half to feature NVCC Band

Second half to feature George Mason University Wind Ensemble
Under the direction of Professor Mark Camphouse

Program Highlights will include:
Timpani Concerto ("Raise the Roof"), featuring Professor John Kilkenny – by University of Michigan faculty composer Michael Daugherty
Freedom Of Speech – by Professor Mark Camphouse, based on Norman Rockwell's iconic 1943 painting of the same title.
Other works will include those by Jacques Offenbach, Johannes Brahms, and Samuel Barber.

Special guest conductors include:
Linda Gammon – VMEA State Executive, Director of Northern Virginia Junior Winds, GMU Supervisor of Intern Teachers.

Laurie Sokoloff Flute Masterclass

  • October 29, 2016 at 10:00 am

DeLaski - Room 3001

Free/Non-ticketed

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