Pre-Performance Discussions

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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
October 3, 2015Virginia Opera: Orpheus in the Underworld8:00 pmMember of the Company
October 4, 2015Virginia Opera: Orpheus in the Underworld2:00 pmMember of the Company
October 9, 2015RIOULT Dance NY8:00 pmMember of the Company
October 10, 2015Turtle Island Quartet with special guest Cyrus Chestnut: Jelly, Rags, & Monk8:00 pmMember of the Company
October 11, 2015Aquila Theatre: Romeo and Juliet7:00 pmMember of the Company
October 16, 2015Direct from Beijing: The National Circus and Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China: Peking Dreams8:00 pmMember of the Company
October 17, 2015Direct from Beijing: The National Circus and Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China: Peking Dreams2:00 pmMember of the Company
October 17, 2015Direct from Beijing: The National Circus and Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China: Peking Dreams8:00 pmMember of the Company
October 31, 2015L.A. Theatre Works: Dracula8:00 pmMember of the Company
November 6, 2015Compañia Flamenca José Porcel: Flamenco Fire8:00 pmMember of the Company
November 7, 2015Munich Symphony Orchestra with The Romeros8:00 pmMember of the Company
November 8, 2015Art of Time Ensemble: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band7:00 pmMember of the Company
November 14, 2015Virginia Opera: La Bohème8:00 pmMember of the Company
November 15, 2015Virginia Opera: La Bohème2:00 pmMember of the Company
November 21, 2015Bollywood Masala Orchestra and Dancers of India: The Spirit of India8:00 pmMember of the Company
November 28, 2015Chanticleer: A Chanticleer Christmas8:00 pmMember of the Company
December 6, 2015Danú: A Christmas Gathering: Féile Na Nollag4:00 pmMember of the Company
December 12, 2015American Festival Pops Orchestra: Holiday Pops: Songs of the Season8:00 pmMember of the Company
December 18, 2015Vienna Boys Choir: Christmas in Vienna8:00 pmMember of the Company
December 19, 2015Savion Glover: DANCE HOLIDAY SPeCTaCULaR8:00 pmMember of the Company
January 22, 2016Aquila Theatre: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes8:00 pmMember of the Company
January 23, 2016The Band of the Royal Marines: Featuring the Pipes, Drums, and Highland Dancers of the Scots Guards2:00 pmMember of the Company
January 23, 2016The Band of the Royal Marines: Featuring the Pipes, Drums, and Highland Dancers of the Scots Guards8:00 pmMember of the Company
January 30, 2016Polish Baltic Philharmonic Orchestra8:00 pmMember of the Company
February 5, 2016Mummenschanz8:00 pmMember of the Company
February 13, 2016Virginia Opera: Romeo and Juliet8:00 pmMember of the Company
February 14, 2016Virginia Opera: Romeo and Juliet2:00 pmMember of the Company
February 19, 2016Mark Morris Dance Group8:00 pmMember of the Company
February 20, 2016Mark Morris Dance Group8:00 pmMember of the Company
February 21, 2016TAO: Seventeen Samurai4:00 pmMember of the Company
February 27, 2016Disney Fantasia: Live in Concert8:00 pmMember of the Company
February 28, 2016Walnut Street Theatre: A Moon for the Misbegotten7:00 pmMember of the Company
March 5, 2016Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra: Caribbean Rhythms – Journey to the Islands8:00 pmMember of the Company
March 20, 2016Direct from Ireland: Celtic Nights: Spirit of Freedom4:00 pmMember of the Company
April 16, 2016Moscow Festival Ballet: Giselle8:00 pmMember of the Company
April 17, 2016Moscow Festival Ballet: Swan Lake4:00 pmMember of the Company
April 23, 2016Virginia Opera: The Flying Dutchman8:00 pmMember of the Company
April 24, 2016Virginia Opera: The Flying Dutchman2:00 pmMember of the Company


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