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Center for the Arts News

  • March 21, 2023
    Praised by The Washington Post for combining “staggering technical prowess, a sense of command, and depth of expression,” pianist George Li possesses brilliant virtuosity and effortless grace far beyond his years. Li joins the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Music Director and Conductor Christopher Zimmerman, at the Center for the Arts on Saturday, April 22 at 8 p.m. for a performance of Rachmaninoff’s immortal Piano Concerto No. 2.
  • March 21, 2023
    Identified by The Los Angeles Times as “classy, edgy, jaw-dropping and hilarious,” The Passing Zone has been leaving its audiences speechless since its first appearance on national television’s The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson in 1990. The Passing Zone visits the Center for the Arts at George Mason University on Sunday, April 23. Read on to get to know The Passing Zone.
  • March 7, 2023
    D.C.-area dance enthusiasts are invited to witness talented young dancers perform spectacular works from world-renowned choreographers this spring during the 2023 Mason Dance Company Gala Concert performances.
  • March 1, 2023
    The GRAMMY Award-winning Silkroad Ensemble debuted their newest program, Uplifted Voices, at the Center for the Arts on January 29, launching their multi-year participation as a Mason Artist-in-Residence. Championing women and non-binary members of the Silkroad Ensemble, alongside special guest Tuscarora/Taíno musician Pura Fé, Uplifted Voices featured a musical tapestry connecting the sounds and rhythms of indigenous North America to the World. Silkroad Ensemble’s radical cultural collaboration seeks to build bridges of understanding to combat fear and build a more hopeful and inclusive world.
  • March 1, 2023
    Showstopping jazz pianist and organist Bobby Floyd joins audience-favorite Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra on April 8 at 8 p.m. at the Center for the Arts for a night of swinging jazz.
  • March 1, 2023
    Enchantment Theater Company’s The Adventures of Harold and the Purple Crayon on Sunday, March 26 at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. delivers an exciting and wonder-filled performance great for children ages five and up. The 4 p.m. performance taking place at the Center for the Arts will be sensory-friendly, designed to create a welcoming and comfortable arts experience for people with autism or other disabilities and striving to help audience members engage with the performance in their own unique way.
  • March 1, 2023
    After delivering innovative and captivating performances of three diverse operas earlier this season, Virginia Opera concludes its season at the Center for the Arts with Giuseppe Verdi’s tour de force La Traviata on March 11 at 8 p.m. and March 12 at 2 p.m.
  • March 1, 2023
    On April 15, the Center for the Arts will come alive with the technique, grace, and physicality of the neoclassical State Ballet of Georgia’s program, Mostly B. Their debut performance at the Center for the Arts features two works by famed 20th-century Georgian American choreographer George Balanchine and a work by Ukrainian choreographer Yuri Possokhov, a former principal dancer with several major companies including the Bolshoi Ballet and San Francisco Ballet.
  • March 1, 2023
    With the release of his newest album America, the acclaimed violinist Daniel Hope performs with the acclaimed Zurich Chamber Orchestra at the Center for the Arts on Sunday, April 2 at 2 p.m., demonstrating the distinctive beauty of American music.
  • February 28, 2023
    Based in Québec City, Canada, FLIP Fabrique is hailed around the world for its performances that are equally as fun and accessible as they are visually stunning. Raves The New York Times, “this troupe offers acts that don’t seem humanly possible.” Get to know FLIP Fabrique’s Artistic Director Bruno Gagnon, an inspiring artist and acrobat.
  • January 25, 2023
    Silkroad Ensemble's performance on January 29 marks the launch of a three-year residency with the Center for the Arts, during which they will engage the community through a variety of events, classes, and discussions.
  • January 16, 2023
    Celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a national holiday.