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Mason Opera: Engelbert Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel

  • December 1, 2017 at 8:00 pm
  • December 2, 2017 at 3:00 pm

Harris Theatre

Tickets:
$12, adult
$8, seniors
$5, youth through grade 12

1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID on November 21, 2017

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Virginia Opera: The Girl of the Golden West

  • December 2, 2017 at 8:00 pm
  • December 3, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Virginia Opera continues its season with Giacomo Puccini’s magnum opus, The Girl of the Golden West (La fanciulla del West), considered the first “spaghetti western.” Set during the California Gold Rush of 1849, this Italian opera is Puccini’s take on the rough and tough Wild West and features familiar themes of unrequited love, jealousy, betrayal, redemption, and changing fate. The story follows Minnie, a gun toting saloon owner of the Polka Saloon. Minnie is the object of desire for all of the whiskey-guzzling and card-playing patrons of her establishment, but Minnie rebuffs the cowboys and gold-diggers and instead falls head over heels for a mysterious stranger who might just be a wanted highway bandit in disguise. This thrilling Western melodrama is vividly brought to life under the direction of Virginia Opera’s beloved Lillian Groag. Sung in Italian with English supertitles.

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Pre-Performance Discussion: Member of the Company (Dec 2, 2017) Pre-Performance Discussion

Pre-Performance Discussion: Member of the Company (Dec 3, 2017) Pre-Performance Discussion

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$110, $90, $54. 1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID on November 21, 2017

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Dance Innovations

  • December 7, 2017 - December 9, 2017 at 8:00 pm

Harris Theatre

Tickets:

$15 full; $10 students, staff and seniors; $7 groups of 10 or more

1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID on November 21, 2017

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Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy

A Celtic Family Christmas

  • December 8, 2017 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall Family-Friendly Event

Two of Canada’s brightest stars, Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy, marry their exceptional talents in this festive evening of lightning-fast fiddling and lively step-dancing. This husband and wife duo captivates the audience with their unmistakable chemistry as they perform foot-tapping rave-ups, heartfelt ballads, and remarkable step dancing. In their newest program, A Celtic Family Christmas, they are joined onstage by talented musicians and their whole family to recreate all of the warmth and joys of a typical Christmas in their home on Cape Breton Island. “Dual fiddle wizardry…amazing synergy,” raves the Intelligencer Journal. Celebrate the holidays as they share their traditions in song, dance, and stories by the fire.

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Pre-Performance Discussion: Member of the Company (Dec 8, 2017) Pre-Performance Discussion

$55, $47, $33. 1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID on November 28, 2017

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American Festival Pops Orchestra

Holiday Pops: Songs of the Season

  • December 9, 2017 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall Family-Friendly Event

Celebrate the Christmas season with Northern Virginia’s very own pops orchestra in its annual family concert of cheerful carols and cherished holiday tunes. This jovial evening includes a program of sentimental favorites including Leroy Anderson's festive "Sleigh Ride," and culminates in a rousing sing-a-long in which the audience gets a chance to share in the experience. Under the baton of founder and artistic director Anthony Maiello, these talented musicians from the greater D.C. area perform favorites that are guaranteed to fill you and your family with holiday warmth and merriment.

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Pre-Performance Discussion: Member of the Company (Dec 9, 2017) Pre-Performance Discussion

$55, $47, $33. 1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID on November 28, 2017

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Mason Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert

  • December 10, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Concert Hall

Tickets:
$20, adults
$15. seniors
$5, youth through grade 12
2 free student tickets with Mason I.D., available beginning November 28, 2017.

2 Free Student Tickets Available with Mason ID on November 28, 2017

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Dance Studio Series Performance

  • December 12, 2017 at 6:00 pm
  • December 12, 2017 at 8:00 pm

deLaski Performing Arts Building 3009 - Dance Studio

Tickets: $7, seating is limited

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Fairfax Symphony Orchestra: The Nutcracker

Christopher Zimmerman, conductor with The Fairfax Ballet
Margaret Virkus, Artistic Director

  • December 16, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Concert Hall Family-Friendly Event

Experience this timeless holiday classic with the FSO and the Fairfax Ballet – a holiday tradition your family will always cherish.  Enjoy a winter wonderland of dancing snowflakes, sugar plum fairies and epic battles between heroic toy soldiers and mischievous mice.  It’s the perfect holiday treat for the entire family!

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Vienna Boys Choir

Christmas in Vienna

  • December 17, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Family-Friendly Event

One of the finest choral ensembles in the world makes its traditional visit to the Center for its glorious vocal celebration of Christmas. Always a highlight of the Center’s holiday season, this concert features cherished carols, pop favorites, and sacred hymns sung with the purity and excellence of these talented young boys—all between the ages of 10 and 14. This internationally renowned choir has stood the test of time since its founding in 1498 and continues to share its bright, light voices through the centuries” (The New York Times) with the world. Don’t miss this heartwarming concert, perfect for the holiday season!

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Pre-Performance Discussion: Member of the Company (Dec 17, 2017) Pre-Performance Discussion

$55, $47, $33. 1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID on December 5, 2017

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Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker

  • December 20, 2017 - December 21, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Concert Hall Family-Friendly Event

Celebrate this Christmas with the experience taking North America by storm! Marking the 25th Anniversary Tour,Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker features over-the-top production and world class Russian artists. Larger than life Puppets, Nesting Dolls and gloriously hand-crafted costumes bring the Christmas spirit to life. Gather the family and see why the press is raving “Knock Out!” – New York Times “Christmas Cheer!” – LA Times. Get the best seats today and memories for a lifetime at Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker!.

Groups get the best seats at the best prices! Call Bobbie at 1-800-320-1733 to reserve your seats today.

Tickets:

$175 Platinum, $130 Gold Circle, $89, $69, $49, $28

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