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Ashlyn Rock, Junior Vocal Recital

  • September 16, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Harris Theatre

Please come and enjoy the finest work of Ashlyn Rock in her junior vocal recital as she performs “Trees on the Mountain,” from Carlisle Floyd’s opera, Susanna, Italian art songs by Ottorino Respighi, selections from Hugo Wolf’s Lieder (“Mausfallensprüchlein,” “ich hab in Penna einen Liebsten wohne,” “Vergborgenheit,” “Das Verlassene Mägdlein”), French melodies from Poulenc (“C”) and/or Cécile Chaminade (“Si j'étais jardinier”), and Émile Paladilhe (“Psyché”), as well as a duet with Anya Newsome of Léo Delibes’s “Sous le dôme épais” (Flower Duet) from Lakmé. She is looking forward to singing these beautiful pieces for everyone in September! 

This 40 minute performance is free and open to the public.

A Grand Piano Celebration

Celebrating Sid and Reva Dewberry's Generosity in Establishing the Dr. Linda Apple Monson Scholars Fund

  • September 17, 2017 at 3:00 pm

Concert Hall

Featuring the artistry of Linda Apple Monson in collaboration with

Julianna Nickel, flute; Harold Summey, drums; & Kris Monson, bass

Pianists Anna Balakerskaia, John Healey, and Wade Beach

And Outstanding Student Piano Artists

Proceeds support student scholarships for Mason's School of Music

Fairfax campus

$20 adults
$15 seniors
$5 youth through grade 12

2 Free Student Tickets Available with Mason ID

ARTS by George!

An Evening Like No Other

  • September 23, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Join us for a benefit in support of student scholarships at George Mason University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts and the Great Performances at Mason season at the Center for the Arts. The evening begins by showcasing the remarkable talents of Mason students amid an array of spectacular food and beverages, and culminates in the Concert Hall when Tony Award winner and Broadway star Kelli O’Hara takes the stage to perform a radiant concert of Broadway favorites, pop classics, and great American standards. In addition, a talented student vocal ensemble from George Mason University’s School of Music will join O’Hara on stage for a number or two. O’Hara has unequivocally established herself as one of the great leading ladies, starring in The King and I, The Light in the Piazza, South Pacific, and The Pajama Game. Don’t miss this dynamic entertainer with “angelic vocals”

(The Daily Free Press) serenade you with melodies from your favorite Broadway musicals.

$275/person ($120 tax deductible)

Sponsorship packages are available at $10,000, $5,000, $3,000, $1,500.

For more information, contact Susan Graziano at, call 703-993-4188, or visit

Schedule of Events:

5:00 p.m.

ARTS by George! event

Student showcases in Art, Arts Management, Computer Game Design, Dance, Film and Video Studies, Music,

and Theater throughout the studios and performance spaces of the deLaski Performing Arts Building and Music/Theater Building

Creative cuisine and fine wine bars throughout the event

Silent and Live Auction of unique arts-related items and experiences

8:00 p.m.

Concert Hall performance by Kelli O’Hara

9:45 p.m.

Champagne and dessert reception on stage with Kelli O’Hara

Pendar Kordnavahsi, Piano Recital

  • September 24, 2017 at 2:00 pm

deLaski Performing Arts Building 3001 - de Laski Rehearsal Room

Please come and enjoy the finest work of Pendar Kordnavahsi in his piano recital. This 35 minute performance is free and open to the public.

Diversity Family Concert

  • September 24, 2017 at 3:00 pm

Concert Hall

The entire family is sure to enjoy this concert celebrating diversity and nature featuring Mason’s Wind Symphony led by Prof. Mark Camphouse. Highlights include narrators from Acting For Young People, a 5th grade guest 'Maestro' from Potomac Arts Academy, and the premiere of Mason Grad. Student Composer MJ Halco’s ballet "Together, Triumphant!"

$5 children (up through grade 12), $10 adults, $5 seniors 

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