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Mason's School of Theater presents The Fantasticks - PREVIEW

Book and Lyrics by Tom Jones, Music by Harvey Schmidt; Directed by Hayley Dandreaux

  • March 1, 2017 at 8:00 pm

Harris Theatre

Inspired by The Romancers by Edmond Rostand, The Fantasticks tells the charming musical tale of a boy, a girl, their parents, and the wall that keeps the lovers apart. The narrator, El Gallo, takes the audience on a magical journey as the boy and girl fall in love, grow apart, and discover the truth that "without a hurt, the heart is hollow."

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

This performance will also take place at the Hylton Center's Gregory Family Theater (located on the Science and Technology Campus in Manassas) on March 9, 10 & 11 at 8 pm and March 11 at 2 pm. Learn more.

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Mason's School of Theater presents The Fantasticks

Book and Lyrics by Tom Jones, Music by Harvey Schmidt; Directed by Hayley Dandreaux

  • March 2, 2017 - March 4, 2017 at 8:00 pm
  • March 4, 2017 - March 5, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Harris Theatre

Inspired by The Romancers by Edmond Rostand, The Fantasticks tells the charming musical tale of a boy, a girl, their parents, and the wall that keeps the lovers apart. The narrator, El Gallo, takes the audience on a magical journey as the boy and girl fall in love, grow apart, and discover the truth that "without a hurt, the heart is hollow."

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

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

This performance will also take place at the Hylton Center's Gregory Family Theater (located on the Science and Technology Campus in Manassas) on March 9, 10 & 11 at 8 pm and March 11 at 2 pm. Learn more.

1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID

Transformation: The HIV/AIDS Awareness Fashion Show presented by Patriot Activities Council

  • March 3, 2017 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall

The Patriot Activities Council presents "Transformation: The HIV/AIDS Awareness Fashion Show." Experience the emotional journey that unfolds after a unforeseen diagnosis with HIV. Through displays of fashion, dance performances, and empowerment, the true colors of HIV & AIDS will be seen first hand.

Mason students can obtain one free ticket with a valid Mason ID and purchase one additional student companion ticket at a discounted price at the Center for the Arts Ticket Office (cash/credit) or the Student Involvement Office (Mason Money).

Tickets:

$8 general public, $6 seniors, $4 additional student companion

Fairfax Symphony Orchestra: Mozart Masterpieces

Christopher Zimmerman, conductor

  • March 4, 2017 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 21, "Elvira Madigan"

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23
   Simone Dinnerstein, piano

Mozart: Symphony No. 40

Simone Dinnerstein gained an international following with the remarkable success of her recording of Bach's Goldberg Variations that ranked No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Charts. NPR reports, "She compels the listener to follow her in a journey of discovery filled with unscheduled detours... She's actively listening to every note she plays, and the result is a wonderfully expressive interpretation."

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

University Singers Concert

  • March 5, 2017 at 3:00 pm

Center for the Arts, Main Lobby

A select choral ensemble at George Mason University, directed by Dr. Stan Engebretson, the University Singers are dedicated to the performance of advanced vocal chamber music ranging from Renaissance to contemporary and commissioned works.

Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel: The Immortal Melodies of Schubert

  • March 5, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Concert Hall Family-Friendly Event

This program of music by Franz Schubert is the third in the series of unique "concerts with commentary." No composer wrote more beautiful melodies and accessible music than Franz Schubert. He is the composer of such famous works as Ave Maria, Serenade, and the Trout Quintet. With this unparalleled gift for writing ear-catching melodies, his compositions also have an exciting rhythmic verve. The program will include his beloved and familiar Ave Maria, the Trout, the spellbinding Impromptus, the exhilarating March Militaire, and the vivacious Sonata in A major, D. 664. This concert is sure to be inspiring for those just beginning a journey into the world of classical music as well as those with an existing passion for piano literature. An interactive Q and A will conclude this program.

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$42, $36, $25. 2 Free Student Tickets Available with Mason ID

Black Lagoon

Presented by TheatreWorks

  • March 7, 2017 at 10:30 am

Concert Hall

An exciting musical revue based on favorite contemporary children’s book, Teacher From the Black Lagoon (by Mike Thaler and Jared Lee). Follow Hubie's imagination as he faces his comically horrific fears and discovers that his new teacher is pleasantly human after all.

Ticketing is handled by TheatreWorks. Theatreworks USA is America's largest theatre for young and family audiences. Available for class trips, in-school, and evening/weekend performances.

Wind Symphony & Symphonic Band Concert

  • March 7, 2017 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall

Tickets:
$12, $8, $5

2 Free Student Tickets Available with Mason ID

Visual Voices

  • March 9, 2017 at 7:30 pm
  • March 23, 2017 at 7:30 pm
  • March 30, 2017 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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Vocal Jazz Festival

  • March 10, 2017 - March 11, 2017

Harris Theatre

Please make sure you have completed all application requirements at https://music.gmu.edu/mason-vocal-jazz-festival/

Questions can be directed to Festival Coordinator, Dr. Darden Purcell at dpurcel2@gmu.edu

Free/Non-ticketed

Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra featuring New York Voices

  • March 11, 2017 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall Family-Friendly Event Cultural Passport Program Event

Step into the era of swinging beats and brassy big band sounds as the Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra teams up with the dynamic vocal jazz quartet, New York Voices, for this very special performance. Musical Director and alto sax virtuoso Jim Carroll leads this renowned jazz orchestra, composed of the metro-area's best jazz musicians, is led by Musical Director and alto sax virtuoso Jim Carroll. For this concert, they team up with the polished and playful quartet, New York Voices whose soulful scats, close-knit voicings, and unparalleled vocal blend have earned them critical acclaim for more than 25 years. New York Voices is "the most exciting vocal ensemble in current jazz." (Boston Herald) Together, these ensembles create an evening of jazz magic.

The Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra featuring New York Voices will also perform at the Hylton Performing Arts Center on the Science and Technology Campus in Manassas on December 2 at 8:00 pm. Learn more.

Pre-Performance Discussion: Jim Carroll and a Member of New York Voices (Mar 11, 2017) Pre-Performance Discussion

$50, $43, $30. 2 Free Student Tickets Available with Mason ID

CANCELLED - Miloš

  • March 12, 2017 at 4:00 pm

NOTE: Due to injury, Milos Karadaglic has cancelled his U.S. tour. Ticket buyers are being contacted and given the option to exchange into any performance of the season. 

iNite 2017

Live the Legend!
presented by TJHSST

  • March 12, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Concert Hall

International Night, or iNite, is an event organized by Thomas Jefferson High School's Indian Culture Club, Namaste, to celebrate the cultural diversity in our community. Started in 2001, this student run initiative has grown from a performance in the TJ auditorium to a lifestyle adopted by 650 students, participating in 19 cultural clubs. This performance serves as a time when the TJ Community can truly come together to embrace the differences that ultimately unite us. On behalf of the participants and entire student body, Namaste would like to cordially invite you to attend our 16th annual iNite! 

http://tjhsstinite.com

For accessible seating, as defined by the ADA law, please submit the Accessible Seating Request on the ticketing page. The provided contact will be called after 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. Eligible requests will be filled in the order they are received.

Tickets:

$25, $20, $15, $10

Lightning Thief

Presented by TheatreWorks

  • March 13, 2017 at 10:30 am

Concert Hall

Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school...again. And that’s the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy’s Greek mythology textbook and into his life. And worse, he’s angered a few of them. Zeus’s master lightning bolt has been stolen and Percy is the prime suspect.

Now Percy has ten days to find and return Zeus’s stolen property and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus. But to succeed on his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the true thief: he must come to terms with the father who abandoned him; solve the riddle of the Oracle, which warns him of betrayal by a friend; and unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves. Adapted from the book The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan.

Ticketing is handled by TheatreWorks. Theatreworks USA is America's largest theatre for young and family audiences. Available for class trips, in-school, and evening/weekend performances.

Danú: St. Patrick's Day Celebration

  • March 17, 2017 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall Family-Friendly Event Cultural Passport Program Event

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with this festive concert of Celtic music and dance from the Emerald Isles performed by one of the leading traditional Irish ensembles. A real favorite of Irish audiences, (and ours) Danu always provides a high-energy experience while performing ancient Celtic music and new repertoire. Their virtuosity on authentic Irish instruments – flute, tin whistle, fiddle, button accordion, and bouzouki – is matched by the brilliance of gorgeous vocals in Irish and English. Bagpiper and former Riverdance member Ivan Goff joins the band for this American tour. Hailing from the heart of Ireland's old country, County Waterford, this acclaimed ensemble tours throughout the U.K. and the United States to standing-room-only concerts, and has recorded seven acclaimed albums. Bring the whole family to this high-energy concert of authentic Celtic music and dance!

Pre-Performance Discussion: Benny McCarthy Original Member of Danú (Mar 17, 2017) Pre-Performance Discussion

$50, $43, $30. 2 Free Student Tickets Available with Mason ID

Tu Bhi Nachle (TBN) 2017

  • March 18, 2017 at 6:00 pm

Harris Theatre

Tu Bhi Nachle is the DMV's premier Indian Collegiate Classical and Fusion Dance Competition where four classical teams and four fusion teams compete for a cash prize and a viewers' choice award. Come witness the amazing talent, creativity, and passion for dance exhibited by teams and performers from across the country!

Tickets:
Through March 10, advance tickets are $15.00. 
Starting March 11, tickets are $20.00. Mason students may purchase up to two tickets per ID at $15.00 per ticket. Tickets are $15.00 for youth through grade 12 and seniors (60+)

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Russian National Ballet Theatre: Chopiniana and Carmen

  • March 18, 2017 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall Family-Friendly Event Cultural Passport Program Event

This ballet double bill represents some of the very best of classical ballet with all of the beauty, grace, and passion that typifies the grand Russian ballet tradition. Growing out of Chopin's Seventh Waltz, Chopiniana does not follow a traditional plot. Instead, it is a poetic portrayal of romance and grace as represented by ballerinas and a young man or poet. Carmen is based on the iconic opera and includes Georges Bizet's acclaimed score, which was adapted by Rodion Shchedrin in what he called "a creative meeting of the minds." The ballet tells of Carmen, the fiery, free-spirited gypsy, and the love triangle between her, the soldier and the toreador. Upholding the national tradition of classical ballet, Russian National Ballet Theatre brings these ballets to life with impressive technique and artful poise, extravagant sets and gorgeous, colorful costumes. The whole family will enjoy the pageantry and elegance of this magnificent performance.

The Russian National Ballet Theatre will also perform Giselle at the Hylton Performing Arts Center on the Science and Technology Campus in Manassas on March 17 at 8:00 pm. Learn more.

Pre-Performance Discussion: Alexander Daev Company Ballet Master Russian Translator: Katya Fentsova (Mar 18, 2017) Pre-Performance Discussion

$56, $48, $34. 1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID

Russian National Ballet Theatre: The Sleeping Beauty

  • March 19, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Concert Hall Family-Friendly Event Cultural Passport Program Event

Considered by many to be the finest achievement in classical ballet and the crowning jewel of Petipa's career, The Sleeping Beauty is a lavish theatrical depiction of this well-known fairy tale. With music composed by the king of classical ballet music, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, this grand ballet has it all — a beautiful princess and a charming prince, a king and queen, fairies, both good and evil, and courtly splendor. After a wicked fairy curses the baby princess to prick her finger and die on her 16th birthday, a benevolent fairy bestows her gift, so the princess will instead fall into a deep sleep until awakened by the kiss of a prince. The unmatched grace of the dancers of the Russian National Ballet Theatre, along with the elaborate sets and beautiful costumes, make this a perfect family event!

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The Russian National Ballet Theatre will also perform Giselle at the Hylton Performing Arts Center on the Science and Technology Campus in Manassas on March 17 at 8:00 pm. Learn more.

Pre-Performance Discussion: Alexander Daev Company Ballet Master Russian Translator: Katya Fentsova (Mar 19, 2017) Pre-Performance Discussion

$56, $48, $34. 1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID

The Beauty of the Korean Art Songs

Presented by Washington Concert Society

  • March 19, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Harris Theater

Join the Washington Concert Society as they present The Beauty of the Korean Art Songs with lyric tune. With English subtitles.

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Mason Symphony Orchestra & Virginia Chamber Orchestra

  • March 22, 2017 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall

Tickets:
$12, $8, $5

2 Free Student Tickets Available with Mason ID

Artsbus

  • March 25, 2017 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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Virginia Opera: Turandot

  • March 25, 2017 at 8:00 pm
  • March 26, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Concert Hall

Puccini's grandiose opera brings the splendor of imperial China to life with this epic tale of revenge, power, and love. The vengeful princess Turandot will marry only if a suitor can meet her challenge. Answer three riddles correctly or face doom. When a young handsome prince succeeds, she still resists and so he offers a challenge of his own: learn his name by dawn and he will forfeit his life. One of opera's most lavish works, the score includes the well-known tenor aria, "Nessun dorma." This is Puccini's last opera; in fact, the final scene was completed by Franco Alfano after the maestro's death. Laced with exoticism and an innovative use of chorus, it is a powerful work and considered one of his finest. Don't miss Virginia Opera's elegant new production of this timeless masterpiece. Sung in Italian with English supertitles.

Pre-Performance Discussion: Glenn Winters, Dr. Opera (Mar 25, 2017) Pre-Performance Discussion

Pre-Performance Discussion: Glenn Winters, Dr. Opera (Mar 26, 2017) Pre-Performance Discussion

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

Gogol's Nose and Other Strange Tales from the City - PREVIEW

  • March 29, 2017 at 8:00 pm

TheatreSpace

In the Petersburg Tales, Gogol depicts a 19th-century Russian capital that's surreal but recognizable, ridiculous and grotesque. Whether it's beauty, wealth, or social position you're after, you can find it in Petersburg—but you can lose it, too. This original, highly physical piece distills some of Gogol's best loved stories about a city where a nose can go missing, a clerk can turn king, and a man can find true love in a piece of outerwear.

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

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Gogol's Nose and Other Strange Tales from the City

  • March 30, 2017 - March 31, 2017 at 8:00 pm

TheatreSpace

In the Petersburg Tales, Gogol depicts a 19th-century Russian capital that's surreal but recognizable, ridiculous and grotesque. Whether it's beauty, wealth, or social position you're after, you can find it in Petersburg—but you can lose it, too. This original, highly physical piece distills some of Gogol's best loved stories about a city where a nose can go missing, a clerk can turn king, and a man can find true love in a piece of outerwear.

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

Tickets:
$25 General Admission
$15 Students, Staff, Seniors, and Groups

Single Tickets available August 1, 2016.

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2017 Dance Gala Concert

presented by Mason School of Dance

  • March 31, 2017 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall

The Gala Concert is Mason Dance Company's crowning season event featuring dance by Mason’s beautifully trained dance majors. This program features Mass, a vigorous piece by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Artistic Director Robert Battle, emphasizes both powerful group movement and standout solo performance. Also on this program is Second to Last, a work featuring a series of duets choreographed by Alejandro Cerrudo, Resident Choreographer at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. Susan Shields, choreographer and Director of Mason’s School of Dance premieres a new work entitled An Exaltation of Larks. Finally, Balance/Imbalance, a work by Korean choreographer Soon-ho Park broaches the topic of adjusting to dynamic, and sometimes uncomfortable relationships.

This Gala performance will also be presented at the Hylton Performing Arts Center on Sunday, April 2 at 4:00 p.m.

Tickets:

$25, $15, $10

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1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID

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