Magnificent Music (2016-17 Season)

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Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble

Mozart: Divertimento in D major, K.136/125a
Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel, Op. 28
Schubert: Octet in F major for Winds and Strings, D.803

  • November 6, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Concert Hall

This renowned chamber ensemble from London performs an exquisite program of string and wind chamber works for one of the preeminent classical music events of our season. Schubert's rarely performed Octet in F major highlights the evening's program and this ensemble's performance of it is already capturing the attention of the press. "…the St. Martin Ensemble delivered a performance as remarkable as the [rarely heard] work itself" came the glowing review after a recent performance (Cleveland.com). Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble is drawn from the principal players of the distinguished Academy orchestra, which has an international reputation for its distinctive, polished and refined sound. With more than 30 albums, they are the most recorded chamber ensemble, and their impressive repertoire ranges from Baroque to Bartók. The group tours extensively with regular performances in France, Germany, and Spain, as well as North and South America. Be sure to experience their return appearance at the Center.

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Pre-Performance Discussion: Stephen Stirling & Robert Smissen (Nov 6, 2016) Pre-Performance Discussion

$60, $51, $36. 1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID

Sons of Serendip: Christmas: Beyond the Lights

  • November 26, 2016 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall

Begin celebrating the holiday season with the inspiring sounds of this original new ensemble. Gorgeous vocals accompanied by harp, cello, and piano sing in the season as the Sons of Serendip perform their lovely interpretations of popular holiday favorites. Through serendipity, these four friends from graduate school found themselves on America's Got Talent for the 2014 competition where they wowed audiences and judges alike. They quickly earned recognition for their signature sound with unique interpretations of popular works, and their stunning vocals and brilliant instrumentation. This concert includes songs from their album Christmas: Beyond the Lights, featuring the most beloved Christmas songs and carols performed with their singular style that invokes peace and serenity. In their first performance at the Center, the Sons of Serendip are sure to be an inspirational start to your holiday season.

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Pre-Performance Discussion: Mason Morton (Nov 26, 2016) Pre-Performance Discussion

$55, $47, $33. 1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID

Direct from Dublin, Ireland: The Five Irish Tenors

  • January 28, 2017 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall Cultural Passport Program Event

Five premier tenors from Ireland fuse Irish wit and boisterous charm with lyricism, dramatic flair and extraordinary musicianship in this singular concert experience. In this, their first U.S. tour, The Five Irish Tenors perform a marvelous program of opera arias and beloved Irish songs, including W.B Yeats's "Down by the Sally Gardens," Verdi's "O Mio Rimorso" from La Traviata, Cesar Franck's "Panis Angelicus," and the glorious "Danny Boy." Two extraordinary pianists accompany Ireland's most popular ensemble as they perform solos, duets, trios, quartets, and quintets. Let the celestial voices of these virtuoso musicians whisk you away to the Emerald Isles.

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The Five Irish Tenors will also perform at the Hylton Performing Arts Center on the Science and Technology Campus in Manassas on January 29 at 4:00 pm. Learn more.

Pre-Performance Discussion: Ciaran Kelly, Principal Tenor (Jan 28, 2017) Pre-Performance Discussion

$55, $47, $33. 2 Free Student Tickets Available with Mason ID

The National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine

Theodore Kuchar, conductor
Dima Tkachenko, violin

  • February 26, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Concert Hall Cultural Passport Program Event

Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 3
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto
Stravinsky: Suite from "The Firebird"

The virtuosity and precision of one of Eastern Europe's most esteemed orchestras presents an evening of brilliant Russian music. Founded in 1918, The National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine is one of Eastern Europe's most esteemed orchestras, earning international acclaim for its virtuosity and precision. This program showcases those qualities with some of the most demanding music written by three Russian masters: Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, and Stravinsky. Throughout its history, the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine has premiered the works of many classical giants including Prokofiev and Shostakovich, and has produced over 100 acclaimed recordings, garnering several Grammy nominations. Under the baton of Theodore Kuchar, the ensemble is sure to mesmerize audiences with their stunning performance of Russian masterpieces.

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The National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine will also perform at the Hylton Performing Arts Center on the Science and Technology Campus in Manassas on February 25 at 8:00 pm. Learn more.

Pre-Performance Discussion: Member of the Company (Feb 26, 2017) Pre-Performance Discussion

$60, $51, $36. 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.