Global View (2016-17 Season)

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The Havana Cuba All-Stars: Cuban Nights

  • October 15, 2016 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall Family-Friendly Event Cultural Passport Program Event

The joy of the Caribbean pulses through the air as Cuba's most prominent musicians share their rich musical heritage, from the Rumba to the Cha-Cha-Cha to the Habanera. Journey to the land of white sand beaches, swirling cigar smoke, and swinging Latin jazz with the acclaimed musicians of The Havana Cuba All-Stars. This exciting band brings an authentic Cuban experience, with rhythmic drums and castanets, wailing trumpets, and masterful acoustic guitar. Devoted to presenting the wide tapestry that exists in Cuban music — from Latin dance to soulful ballads — this concert presents the great musical traditions of the Cuban people. "The Asere Friendship Tour" is The Havana Cuba All-Stars' first-ever U.S. tour and celebrates the new open friendship between the United States and Cuba. Bringing the musical traditions of their forefathers to the States for the first time, the group's Spanish vocals, traditional songs, and sizzling rhythms will light up the stage and fill the hall with exciting sounds.

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The Havana Cuba All-Stars will also perform at the Hylton Performing Arts Center on the Science and Technology Campus in Manassas on October 14 at 8:00 pm. Learn more.

Pre-Performance Discussion: Michel Pardron, Music Director. Spanish Translator: Rei Berroa (Oct 15, 2016) Pre-Performance Discussion

$50, $43, $30. 1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID

Direct from Shanghai, The P.R. of China:
Shanghai Acrobats of the People's Republic of China: Shanghai Nights

  • November 4, 2016 - November 5, 2016 at 8:00 pm
  • November 5, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Concert Hall Family-Friendly Event Cultural Passport Program Event

Share the thrills with the whole family as trampoline artists and aerial acrobats fly through the air with the greatest of ease, while jugglers, contortionists, and martial artists demonstrate the exacting precision of their skills. Through jaw-dropping feats of acrobatics, impeccably timed stunts, and beautiful costumes, the Shanghai Acrobats of the People's Republic of China merges the hustle and bustle of contemporary Shanghai with China's rich cultural heritage to produce this celebration of their native land. They cleverly use acrobatics and circus acts to convey stories of the people of the beautifully complex country of China. This acclaimed company, with more than 100 performers, has won many top awards in international competitions for their outstanding acts, several of which are included in this production. Experience the amazing beauty and thrilling feats of skill direct from Shanghai!

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The Shanghai Acrobats of the People's Republic of China will also perform at the Hylton Performing Arts Center on the Science and Technology Campus in Manassas on November 12 at 8:00 pm. Learn more.

Pre-Performance Discussion: Ms. Zhao Shuangwu, Director of the company. Translator Cindy Yu Shi (Nov 4, 2016) Pre-Performance Discussion

Pre-Performance Discussion: Ms. Zhao Shuangwu, Director of the company. Translator Cindy Yu Shi (Nov 5, 2016) Pre-Performance Discussion

Pre-Performance Discussion: Ms. Zhao Shuangwu, Director of the company. Translator Cindy Yu Shi (Nov 5, 2016) Pre-Performance Discussion

$50, $43, $30. 1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID

Taj Express: The Bollywood Musical Revue

  • February 18, 2017 at 8:00 pm
  • February 19, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Concert Hall Family-Friendly Event Cultural Passport Program Event

Journey into the contemporary culture of India through the glitz and glamour of Bollywood with this musical review based on one of its greatest films, Taj Express. With India's high-energy pop music, this live performance is deeply rooted in the art of the Bollywood film genre, complete with colorful costumes, thrilling music, dazzling dance, and even film excerpts. Choreographer Vaibhavi Merchant, who choreographed more than 75 Bollywood films including Dhol Baaje and Kajra Re, Kamli; and Director Shruti Merchant, a judge on India's leading reality show Dance India Dance, have created this joyous tribute to Bollywood blockbusters.

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Pre-Performance Discussion: Member of the Company (Feb 18, 2017) Pre-Performance Discussion

Pre-Performance Discussion: Member of the Company (Feb 19, 2017) Pre-Performance Discussion

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

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