Pre-Performance Discussions

Sponsored by the Friends of the Center for the Arts

Join us 45 minutes prior to the curtain for our Great Performances at Mason events, and enjoy our lively and popular Pre-Performance Discussions. These forums are led by local experts and, occasionally, by the artists themselves. Here, patrons are encouraged to ask questions and are able to gain a bit of insight and knowledge about our world-renowned guest artists. Held on the spacious and comfortable Grand Tier III Lobby, these captivating exchanges provide a unique opportunity to go behind the scenes of a great performance!


Date Event Curtain Speaker
September 16, 2017Fairfax Symphony Orchestra: Fairfax Jubilee with Amit Peled8:00 pmConductor Christopher Zimmerman and special guests
September 17, 2017Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel7:00 pmMember of the Company
September 30, 2017Festival of South African Dance8:00 pmMember of the Company
October 1, 2017Sense & Sensibility4:00 pmMember of the Company
October 7, 2017Virginia Opera: Samson and Delilah8:00 pmMember of the Company
October 8, 2017Virginia Opera: Samson and Delilah2:00 pmMember of the Company
October 13, 2017Pilobolus8:00 pmMember of the Company
October 14, 2017Tango Buenos Aires8:00 pmMember of the Company
October 21, 2017Fairfax Symphony Orchestra: Night of the Musical Tsars8:00 pmConductor Christopher Zimmerman and special guests
November 3, 2017The Martial Artists and Acrobats of Tianjin8:00 pmMember of the Company
November 4, 2017The Martial Artists and Acrobats of Tianjin2:00 pmMember of the Company
November 5, 2017Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel7:00 pmMember of the Company
November 12, 2017Hamlet7:00 pmMember of the Company
November 18, 2017Doug Varone and Dancers8:00 pmMember of the Company
November 25, 2017Chanticleer8:00 pmMember of the Company
December 2, 2017Virginia Opera: The Girl of the Golden West8:00 pmMember of the Company
December 3, 2017Virginia Opera: The Girl of the Golden West2:00 pmMember of the Company
December 8, 2017Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy8:00 pmMember of the Company
December 9, 2017American Festival Pops Orchestra8:00 pmMember of the Company
December 17, 2017Vienna Boys Choir2:00 pmMember of the Company
February 3, 2018Fairfax Symphony Orchestra: Inspiring the Next Generation8:00 pmConductor Christopher Zimmerman and special guests
March 10, 2018Fairfax Symphony Orchestra: Mozart Requiem  8:00 pmConductor Christopher Zimmerman and special guests
April 21, 2018Fairfax Symphony Orchestra: Connections Through Time8:00 pmConductor Christopher Zimmerman and special guests
May 12, 2018Fairfax Symphony Orchestra: 60th Anniversary Celebration   8:00 pmConductor Christopher Zimmerman and special guests


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