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Gogol's Nose and Other Strange Tales from the City

  • April 1, 2017 at 2:00 pm
  • April 1, 2017 at 8:00 pm
  • April 6, 2017 - April 8, 2017 at 8:00 pm
  • April 8, 2017 - April 9, 2017 at 2:00 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

  • April 1, 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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CANCELLED: TEDxGeorgeMasonU Conference 2017

  • April 2, 2017 at 10:00 am

This event has been cancelled and will be rescheduled.

This year's conference will showcase some of the most captivating and thought-provoking movers and shakers within the Mason community and beyond. The theme for this year's event is "Revival." This all-encompassing concept emerged as TEDxGeorgeMasonU was on hiatus last year. We are now back for the 2016-2017 academic year and starting afresh with a great line-up of speakers. Come witness the astonishing work that is taking place at Mason.

Limit of 2 tickets per ID. Ticket price includes lunch during the event.

Tickets:

$25 general public, $10 Mason faculty/staff with ID, $10 college and high school students with ID, $10 Mason alumni with ID

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Vocal Pops A Capella Concert

  • April 2, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Harris Theatre

Free/Non-ticketed

Mason's School of Music presents Big Band Showdown, 2017

Mason School of Music

  • April 3, 2017 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall

Join the Mason Jazz Ensemble (director, Jim Carroll) for an evening that celebrates the hot sounds and swinging beats of the Big Band era! Special guests will be the Blues Alley Youth Orchestra (director, Michael Bowie), National Jazz Workshop All-Stars (director, Matt Niess) and Westfield High School Jazz Band (director, Bill Schnepper).

Visit Mason Jazz Studies online at https://music.gmu.edu/jazz-studies/

Tickets:
$12, $8, $5

2 Free Student Tickets Available with Mason ID

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iWeek Dance Competition

  • April 4, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Concert Hall

The annual International Dance Competition is a signature iWeek event you don’t want to miss! Mason’s international student clubs present dances from around the world in this colorful and lively competition. Come out and support the participating teams and individuals competing in this year's event. For more information, please visit: http://iweek.gmu.edu

Mason students and faculty/staff get one free ticket with a valid Mason ID at the ticket office or Student Involvement office. Additional tickets are $5.

Community member/general public tickets are $10.00.

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Chorale Broadway Showcase

  • April 7, 2017 - April 8, 2017 at 8:00 pm
  • April 8, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Harris Theatre

Tickets:
$20, $15, $5

1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID on March 28, 2017

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The 7 Fingers of the Hand: Cuisine & Confessions

Circus and Theater Meets Onstage Cooking

  • April 8, 2017 at 2:00 pm
  • April 8, 2017 at 8:00 pm
  • April 9, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Concert Hall Family-Friendly Event

Dance, acrobatics, and a pinch of theatrics are the essential ingredients in this remarkable show that explores life in the family kitchen where lessons are learned, bonds are forged, and secrets are exchanged. In their latest delightfully inventive production, Cuisine & Confessions, The 7 Fingers of the Hand interprets relationships and storytelling as they prepare a meal in a unique and playful wayThis Montreal-based group gets right into the heart of the home, using circus acts and acrobatics to depict scenes of family meals and intimate moments. This acclaimed ensemble's name is a twist on a French idiom, "the five fingers of the hand," which describes distinct parts moving in coordination toward a common goal. In this case there are seven artistic collaborators who achieve a common goal in creating an amazing production. The highly skilled artists, with their precisely timed stunts, provide the perfect recipe for an unforgettable theatrical event. "A perfect blend with just the right ingredients." (Huffington Post)

10 Things People Should Know about Cuisine and Confessions.

Food Trucks and Mini-Festival

Inspired by our shared love of performing arts and food, the Center for the Arts will host an outdoor mini-festival between the 2 and 8 p.m. performances of Cuisine & Confessions on Saturday, April 8. For more information, please visit cfa.gmu.edu/cuisine.

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

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

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

$50, $43, $30. 2 Free Student Tickets Available with Mason ID on March 28, 2017

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Virginia Tech Wind Ensemble and Combined Choirs

  • April 10, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Concert Hall

Tickets:

$10 adults, $7 seniors (55+), $7 youth through grade 12, $5 groups of 10 or more

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Black Grace

  • April 14, 2017 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall

New Zealand's leading contemporary dance group presents a highly physical and uniquely powerful performance. Founder Neil Ieremia draws from his Samoan and New Zealand roots to create works that reach across social, cultural, and generational barriers. This fusion of Pacific Islander, Maori, and modern dance results in dramatically spiritual performances, which are full of beautiful expression and raw athleticism. The program will include pieces set to works ranging from Bach to original compositions to native, indigenous music. Known for their strength, stamina, and flawless performance, Black Grace will take hold of the audience from the moment they take the stage — and never let go!

Pre-Performance Discussion: Member of the Company (Apr 14, 2017) Pre-Performance Discussion

$48, $41, $29. 1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID on April 4, 2017

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Artsbus

  • April 15, 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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Ragtime to Rock and Roll!

Presented by George Mason University Percussion Ensemble

  • April 17, 2017 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall

Jonathan Bisesi, Director

Guest Ensemble: Vienna Jammers Percussion Ensemble; David Reynolds Jr., Director

Featuring music by George Hamilton Green, George Gershwin, Henry Fillmore, Frank Zappa, King Crimson, The Beatles, The Black Eyed Peas, and more!

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

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Jazz Combos Concert

  • April 19, 2017 at 8:00 pm

DeLaski - Room 3001

Free/Non-ticketed

Pete the Cat

Presented by TheatreWorks

  • April 20, 2017 at 10:30 am

Concert Hall

When Pete the Cat gets caught rocking out after bedtime, the cat-catcher sends him to live with the Biddle family to learn his manners - and boy are they square! But for the groovy blue cat, life is an adventure no matter where you wind up, so the minute Pete walks in the door, he gets the whole family rocking. The whole family, that is, except for young Jimmy Biddle, the most organized second grader on planet earth. As the end of second grade approaches, Jimmy has a lot of tests, and the last thing he needs is some groovy cat in his life, changing his family and turning everything upside down. But when Jimmy draws a blank in art class during the last week of school, it turns out Pete is the perfect friend to help him out. Together, they set out on a mission to help Jimmy conquer second grade art, and along the way, they both learn a little something new about inspiration. Join Jimmy and Pete on an adventure of friendship, all the way to Paris and back in a VW Bus.

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.

Pete the Cat

Presented by TheatreWorks

  • April 20, 2017 at 12:30 pm

When Pete the Cat gets caught rocking out after bedtime, the cat-catcher sends him to live with the Biddle family to learn his manners - and boy are they square! But for the groovy blue cat, life is an adventure no matter where you wind up, so the minute Pete walks in the door, he gets the whole family rocking. The whole family, that is, except for young Jimmy Biddle, the most organized second grader on planet earth. As the end of second grade approaches, Jimmy has a lot of tests, and the last thing he needs is some groovy cat in his life, changing his family and turning everything upside down. But when Jimmy draws a blank in art class during the last week of school, it turns out Pete is the perfect friend to help him out. Together, they set out on a mission to help Jimmy conquer second grade art, and along the way, they both learn a little something new about inspiration. Join Jimmy and Pete on an adventure of friendship, all the way to Paris and back in a VW Bus.

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.

Vocal Literature/Vocal Performance Seminar Performance

  • April 20, 2017 at 3:00 pm

Grand Tier III

Free/Non-ticketed

Spring New Dances

  • April 20, 2017 - April 22, 2017 at 8:00 pm

Harris Theatre

Tickets:
$15, $10, $7

1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID on April 11, 2017

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Trevor Noah

  • April 21, 2017 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall

Trevor Noah might be best recognized across the United States as Jon Stewart’s successor on Comedy Central’s satirical news program The Daily Show, but he is world-renowned as a captivating standup comedian gifted at blending his personal stories and observations on race with socio-political commentary. Born in South Africa to a black mother and a white father during apartheid, Noah uses his family history and signature charm to talk frankly and hilariously about race, immigration, terrorism, and other hot-button topics that other comedians would steer away from tackling. In addition to comedy, Noah is the author of the 2016 bestselling book Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood chronicling his inspiring coming of age during apartheid and its immediate aftermath. Despite Noah’s demanding television schedule, he continues to tour worldwide and has performed to sold-out crowds including at the Hammersmith Apollo in London and the Sydney Opera House in Australia. 

“Noah’s presence and skill as a stand-up comedian are undeniable.” (The Chicago Tribune)

“He has always been an exceptional performer, possessed of a charismatic glow that makes it hard to look away.” (The Guardian)

Tickets:

$20, $15 Mason Student (limit 2 per ID), beginning January 24

$45, $35 Mason Faculty/Staff (limit 2 per ID), beginning January 24

$55, $45 General Public, beginning March 1 in limited quantity

Student and Faculty/Staff tickets are available beginning January 24 at the Center for the Arts Ticket Office (cash/credit card) and the Student Involvement Office (Mason Money). Up to 2 additional tickets may be purchased at the general public price.

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L.A. Theatre Works: Judgment at Nuremberg

By Abby Mann

  • April 23, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Concert Hall

In this gripping radio-style production, the boundaries of justice and compassion are stretched, as Nazi war criminals are forced to face judgments for their roles in the atrocities of the Holocaust. As the world observes the 75th anniversary of World War II, L.A. Theatre Works applies its signature style to this famous work by Abby Mann. Based on the Academy Award-winning movie, this is a dramatized version of one of the Nuremburg Trials, where an international tribunal sought to bring to justice Nazis who were guilty of crimes against humanity. Often, American judges struggled to determine the culpability of those who were following orders. Actors transport us to the 1940s as the world searches for justice and meaning in the face of tragedy. Join us for this unforgettable theatrical event.

Pre-Performance Discussion: Member of the Company (Apr 23, 2017) Pre-Performance Discussion

$44, $37, $26. 2 Free Student Tickets Available with Mason ID on April 11, 2017

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Charlotte's Web

Presented by TheatreWorks

  • April 24, 2017 at 10:30 am

Concert Hall

Theatreworks' production of Charlotte's Web is based on E.B. White's loving story of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a little gray spider named Charlotte. Wilbur has a problem: how to avoid winding up as pork chops! Charlotte, a fine writer and true friend, hits on a plan to fool Farmer Zuckerman -- she will create a "miracle." Spinning the words "Some Pig" in her web, Charlotte weaves a solution which not only makes Wilbur a prize pig, but ensures his place on the farm forever. This treasured tale, featuring mad-cap and endearing farm animals, explores bravery, selfless love, and the true meaning of friendship.

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.

Charlotte's Web

Presented by TheatreWorks

  • April 24, 2017 at 12:30 pm

Concert Hall

Theatreworks' production of Charlotte's Web is based on E.B. White's loving story of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a little gray spider named Charlotte. Wilbur has a problem: how to avoid winding up as pork chops! Charlotte, a fine writer and true friend, hits on a plan to fool Farmer Zuckerman -- she will create a "miracle." Spinning the words "Some Pig" in her web, Charlotte weaves a solution which not only makes Wilbur a prize pig, but ensures his place on the farm forever. This treasured tale, featuring mad-cap and endearing farm animals, explores bravery, selfless love, and the true meaning of friendship.

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

  • April 25, 2017 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall

Tickets:
$12, $8, $5

2 Free Student Tickets Available with Mason ID on April 11, 2017

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Distinguished Quill Awards

  • April 26, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Concert Hall Lobby

Jazz Workshop Concert

  • April 26, 2017 at 8:00 pm

DeLaski - Room 3001

Free/Non-ticketed

Lab Ensemble Concert

  • April 28, 2017 at 12:30 pm

DeLaski - Room 3001

Free/Non-ticketed

Ten-Minute Play Festival

  • April 28, 2017 - April 29, 2017 at 8:00 pm
  • April 29, 2017 at 2:00 pm

TheatreSpace

Tickets:
$20, $10

1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID on April 18, 2017

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Mason Opera: Iolanthe

  • April 28, 2017 - April 29, 2017 at 8:00 pm
  • April 30, 2017 at 3:00 pm

Harris Theatre

1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID on April 18, 2017

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Martha Graham Dance Company

  • April 28, 2017 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall

As the oldest modern dance company in America, Martha Graham Dance Company pioneers a uniquely American style of dance that captivates audiences and inspires generations. The group's passionate performances and innovative style radically changed the trajectory of dance. Founder Martha Graham was known for creating movement rooted in social and psychological ideas and this innovative company continues to embody her groundbreaking spirit of ingenuity. The program features Martha Graham’s Clytemnestra Act 2 in her trademark, highly dramatic style immediately followed by her final work, Maple Leaf Rag in which she pokes fun at her own ultra dramatic works such as Clytemnestra. The company will also perform two Center for the Arts debuts, including Dark Meadow Suite and a new work set to beautiful Middle Eastern music. The group has performed in the most famous venues around the world from the Metropolitan Opera, Carnegie Hall, and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, to the Great Pyramids in Egypt, the Paris Opera House, and in the ancient Herod Atticus Theatre on the Acropolis in Athens. Experience first-hand the revolutionary dance that wows audiences around the world.

Pre-Performance Discussion: Member of the Company (Apr 28, 2017) Pre-Performance Discussion

$48, $41, $29. 1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID on April 18, 2017

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Gilbert and Sullivan Forum

  • April 29, 2017 at 10:00 am

A full-day experience including noted scholars, a guided tour of the Gilbert and Sullivan exhibition in Fenwick Library, and lunch. The forum will be followed by a performance of Iolanthe by the School of Music. An optional dinner benefitting the Friends of Music will be held at 5:45 p.m. Forum participants should meet in the lobby of Fenwick Library at 10 a.m.

View a detailed schedule for the forum.

Tickets for all Events:

If you would like assistance with your ticket purchase, please call the ticket office at 703-993-2787.

Tickets:
$15 (forum only)
$30 (forum and 8 p.m. performance of Iolanthe)

More information about the Celebration of Gilbert and Sullivan this Spring

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Fairfax Symphony Orchestra: Inspiring the Next Generation

Christopher Zimmerman, conductor
with members of the American Youth Philharmonic Orchestra

  • April 29, 2017 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall

Glinka: Russlan and Ludmilla Overture

Beethoven: Violin Concerto
   In Mo Yang, violin

Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade

Originally founded by the Fairfax Symphony in 1964, the American Youth Philharmonic (AYPO) has become one of the leading orchestral training programs in the nation. Our shared music director Christopher Zimmerman, leads members of the AYPO in this extraordinary opportunity for these young musicians to perform alongside the Fairfax Symphony.

Hailed as "one of the new generation's most talented young string virtuosi" (The Violin Channel), Korean violinist In Mo Yang is the First Prize Winner of the 2014 Concert Artists Guild Competition.  Most recently, he earned First Prize at the 54th International Violin Competition "Premio Paganini" – the only First Prize awarded by the competition’s jury in nearly a decade.

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

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International Jazz Day Concert

  • April 30, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Concert Hall

Tickets:

$12, $8, $5

2 Free Student Tickets Available with Mason ID on April 18, 2017

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Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel: The Genius of Chopin

  • April 30, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Concert Hall Family-Friendly Event

This popular series concludes its season with the scintillating and well-loved piano music of Chopin. Jeffrey Siegel explores Chopin’s music, which is as masterfully composed as it is beautiful, and demonstrates the extraordinary musical ingredients used by this eminent composer to create his works. The program includes many great concert favorites that have been featured in film and television. Enjoy some of the most compelling, fascinating music ever written — waltzes, nocturnes, ballades, impromptus, and the famous Heroic Polonaise! An interactive Q and A will conclude the program.

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$42, $36, $25. 2 Free Student Tickets Available with Mason ID on April 18, 2017

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