Center for the Arts https://cfa.gmu.edu/ en Center for the Arts Announces Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Join 2022/2023 Season https://cfa.gmu.edu/news/2022-07/center-arts-announces-preservation-hall-jazz-band-join-20222023-season <span>Center for the Arts Announces Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Join 2022/2023 Season</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/426" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Laura Mertens</span></span> <span>Tue, 07/19/2022 - 18:04</span> <div class="layout layout--gmu layout--twocol-section layout--twocol-section--30-70"> <div class="layout__region region-first"> <div data-block-plugin-id="inline_block:call_to_action" data-inline-block-uuid="3d8b09a4-21fc-4cef-bd4d-cbaf0fbc65bc"> <div class="cta"> <a class="cta__link" href="https://cfa.calendar.gmu.edu/preservation-hall-jazz-band/"> <h4 class="cta__title">Preservation Hall Jazz Band <i class="fas fa-arrow-circle-right"></i> </h4> <span class="cta__icon"></span> </a> </div> </div> <div data-block-plugin-id="inline_block:call_to_action" data-inline-block-uuid="6cc66566-9f99-4022-bf05-65408461baea"> <div class="cta"> <a class="cta__link" href="https://cfa.gmu.edu/events/2022-2023-season"> <h4 class="cta__title">2022/2023 Center for the Arts&#039; Season <i class="fas fa-arrow-circle-right"></i> </h4> <span class="cta__icon"></span> </a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="layout__region region-second"> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:news_release:body" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodenews-releasebody"> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Body</div> <div class="field__item"><p><span><span><span><span>The Center for the Arts at George Mason University welcomes <a href="https://cfa.calendar.gmu.edu/preservation-hall-jazz-band/">Preservation Hall Jazz Band </a>for a concert this November, as part of their <em>Pass It On</em>: 60<sup>th</sup> Anniversary Musical Celebration tour. This legendary ensemble was formed in 1961 by Allan Jaffe and began performing in the French Quarter of New Orleans. </span></span></span></span></p> <figure role="group" class="align-right"><article><div class="field field--name-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/g/files/yyqcgq196/files/styles/small_content_image/public/2022-07/Preservation_Hall_Jazz_Band_%20600_thumbnail_0.jpg?itok=NN2pJhbW" width="350" height="350" alt="Members of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band perform onstage behind audio speakers, playing saxophone, upright bass, trumpet, and trombone." loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /></div> </article><figcaption>The Preservation Hall Jazz Band comes to the Center for the Arts November 6, 2022. (Photo by Patrick Mellon)</figcaption></figure><p><span><span><span><span>Allan and his wife Sandra bought the building in 1961 and aptly named it Preservation Hall. The Jaffes operated this integrated venue that was dedicated to local jazz musicians that formed the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Over the past 60 years, the band has worked to preserve the unique sound of New Orleans jazz. Most recently the band toured with singer Josh Groban, and has shared the stage with musicians such as Stevie Wonder, Elvis Costello, The Grateful Dead, and countless others.</span> </span></span></span></p> <p class="paragraph"><span><span><span><span>Today, the band is led by Ben Jaffe, son of Allan Jaffe. Their most recent studio album, <em>A Tuba to Cuba</em>, also acted as a soundtrack to their documentary of the same name. The film was lauded as “Joyous, intimate and fascinating!” by <em>The</em> <em>New York Times</em>. In 2015, the band visited Cuba for the first time to explore the roots and crossover between New Orleans jazz and Cuban music. </span></span></span></span></p> <p class="paragraph"><span><span><span><span>In 2006, the band was awarded the National Medal of Arts, and they received the 44</span><sup><span><span>th</span></span></sup><span> NAACP Image Award.</span> <em><span>Rolling Stone</span></em><span> magazine hailed them as “the past and promise of American music.” A more detailed history of the ensemble and hall can be found on the <a href="https://musicinsideout.wwno.org/preservation-hall/">Music Inside Out website</a>. </span></span></span></span></p> <p class="paragraph"><span><span><span><strong><span><a href="https://cfa.calendar.gmu.edu/preservation-hall-jazz-band/">Preservation Hall Jazz Band</a></span></strong><span> will perform at the Center for the Arts on <strong>Sunday, November 6, 2022 at 7 p.m.</strong> There will be a pre-performance discussion 45 minutes before the show. </span></span></span></span></p> <p class="paragraph">Tickets will be available on Aug. 1. At that time, current subscribers can add the show with their additional 15% discount by calling 703-993-2787 or visiting the Ticket Office.</p> <p><span><span><span><span>Learn more about the 2022/2023 <em>Great Performances at Mason</em> season on the <a href="https://cfa.gmu.edu/events/2022-2023-season">Center for the Arts' website</a>.</span></span></span></span></p> <hr /><p class="paragraph"><strong><span><span><span><span>Watch Preservation Hall Jazz Band perform "Santiago," recorded live for World Café.</span></span></span></span></strong></p> <article class="align-center" style="min-width: 50%;"><div class="field field--name-field-media-video-embed-field field--type-video-embed-field field--label-hidden field__item"><div class="video-embed-field-provider-youtube video-embed-field-responsive-video"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/cmspF-FjJ80?autoplay=0&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0"></iframe> </div> </div> </article><p> </p> </div> </div> </div> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:news_release:field_content_topics" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodenews-releasefield-content-topics"> <h2>Topics</h2> <div class="field field--name-field-content-topics field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Topics</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/196" hreflang="en">Center for the Arts</a></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 19 Jul 2022 22:04:59 +0000 Laura Mertens 1866 at https://cfa.gmu.edu Baritone Kyle Albertson discusses “The Valkyrie” https://cfa.gmu.edu/news/2022-07/baritone-kyle-albertson-discusses-valkyrie <span>Baritone Kyle Albertson discusses “The Valkyrie”</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/426" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Laura Mertens</span></span> <span>Tue, 07/19/2022 - 17:19</span> <div class="layout layout--gmu layout--twocol-section layout--twocol-section--30-70"> <div class="layout__region region-first"> <div data-block-plugin-id="inline_block:call_to_action" data-inline-block-uuid="5d41ae80-d135-4c22-a551-d926f61c7091"> <div class="cta"> <a class="cta__link" href="https://cfa.calendar.gmu.edu/virginia-opera-the-valkyrie/"> <h4 class="cta__title">Virginia Opera&#039;s The Valkyrie <i class="fas fa-arrow-circle-right"></i> </h4> <span class="cta__icon"></span> </a> </div> </div> <div data-block-plugin-id="inline_block:call_to_action" data-inline-block-uuid="cbdd626e-8c31-432b-ab12-092669666498"> <div class="cta"> <a class="cta__link" href="https://cfa.gmu.edu/events/2022-2023-season"> <h4 class="cta__title">2022/2023 Center for the Arts&#039; Season <i class="fas fa-arrow-circle-right"></i> </h4> <span class="cta__icon"></span> </a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="layout__region region-second"> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:news_release:body" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodenews-releasebody"> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Body</div> <div class="field__item"><p class="paragraph"><span><span><span><span><span>Baritone <a href="https://www.kylealbertson.com/">Kyle Albertson</a> once performed the role of the charismatic, one-eyed king of the gods Wotan in Wagner’s iconic (eye-conic?) <em>The Valkyrie</em> with only six hours notice for a Dallas Symphony Orchestra concert. After catching a flight and being whisked to the venue a mere seven minutes before Act Two and Wotan’s first entrance, Albertson gave a stellar performance that earned him rave reviews; </span></span></span><em><span><span><span>The Dallas News </span></span></span></em><span><span><span>called the debut “gripping…so emotionally intense…this high-intensity performance will surely rank as a legend in Dallas musical history." </span></span></span></span></span></p> <figure role="group" class="align-left"><article><div class="field field--name-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/g/files/yyqcgq196/files/styles/medium/public/2022-07/Kyle_Albertson_thumbnail_600.jpg?itok=X8RhrVEh" width="560" height="560" alt="Headshot of Baritone Kyle Albertson in a black shirt." loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /></div> </article><figcaption>Baritone Kyle Albertson plays Wotan in Wagner’s iconic <em>The Valkyrie</em>, coming October 8 and 9 to the Center for the Arts. </figcaption></figure><p><span><span><span><span><span>Now</span></span></span><span><span><span> Center for the Arts audiences have the chance to see him return to the role in the Virginia Opera’s production of <em><a href="https://cfa.calendar.gmu.edu/virginia-opera-the-valkyrie/">The Valkyrie</a> </em>this October 8 and 9. Albertson chatted with Center for the Arts intern Callie Cooper—who is completing a master’s degree in vocal performance herself—discussing everything from fate to first-time opera goers…</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span><span>C: How did you get into opera?</span></span></strong><strong> </strong></span></span></span></p> <p class="paragraph"><span><span><span><span><span>A: I kind of fell into it to be honest, growing up I wasn’t really exposed to opera in any way, we didn’t listen on the radio or anything of that nature. My parents weren’t exposed to it as kids, so I wasn’t. But I had a good voice and I went to college to become a high school choir director. I had a voice teacher who exposed me to opera and said, you know, you could possibly make a living at this. And basically fell into it from there. I saw my first opera at The Metropolitan Opera and it just blew my mind, the spectacle of it all, the voices.</span></span> </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span><span>C: You’ve been in a couple other productions with Virginia Opera, are there any other companies in the country that do a tour like they do?</span></span></strong><strong> </strong></span></span></span></p> <figure role="group" class="align-right"><article><div class="field field--name-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/g/files/yyqcgq196/files/styles/small_content_image/public/2022-07/Robertson_DAS%20RHEINGOLD-6122_600.jpg?itok=dSJlbILV" width="350" height="350" alt="Baritone Kyle Albertson as the one-eyed king of the gods Wotan, in Wagner's &quot;Das Rheingold,&quot; wears an eye patch, white shirt, plaid golf pants, and gloves, in the 2021 Virginia Opera production at the unique venue of Topgolf." loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /></div> </article><figcaption>Photo of the September 2021 Virginia Opera production of <em>Das Rheingold</em>, the first opera in Wagner’s Ring Cycle, presented at the unique venue of Topgolf in Virginia Beach. (Photo by Ben Schill Photography)</figcaption></figure><p class="paragraph"><span><span><span><span><span>A: Not that I’ve worked for, Virginia is one of the few that makes sure the opera gets to all different parts of the state (Norfolk, Fairfax, and Richmond)! Last year I did <em>Das Rheingold</em> at Topgolf, so there wasn’t that much traveling involved in that since it was created specifically for an outdoor Topgolf in Norfolk. </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>But when I did Scarpia in <em>Tosca, </em>that was my first exposure to the tour. It kept you on your toes in a good way. It was always interesting to see the audiences' reactions from the different cities as well. Very unique, I believe.</span></span> </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span><span>C: The Ring Cycle is typically performed in full over a couple of months; how does it feel to sing Wotan a year apart?</span></span></strong><strong> </strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>A: Last year we started our Cycle with <em>Das Rheingold</em> at Topgolf. It was an idea that was conceived out of necessity to keep everyone safe from COVID. That being said, it was a success, we were able to put a production on there. That being said, it was hot. Outdoors in September in Virginia...</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>It’s great to do Wotan a year apart...it’s great. Number one there are a lot of German words in both these pieces, so having the ability to focus on one at a time—it's been a blessing. And also to have the time this whole year to process the evolution of Wotan from the first to the second one and really get to understand the character more and the shows in depth has been fantastic. I am really looking forward to getting back to Virginia.</span></span> </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span><span>C: What's your favorite thing about the Jonathan Dove adaptation?</span></span></strong><strong> </strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>A: It’s shorter! Wagner’s operas are just monumentally long—that is just a lot to ask of an audience. This evening will run under three hours, which is a normal opera length. It keeps the core of the story, Wagner’s cosmos is there. There is a lighter orchestration as well, which makes my job as a singer a little easier as well.</span></span> </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span><span>C: So do you think this would be a good first introduction to Wagner?</span></span></strong><strong> </strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>A: Absolutely! <span><span>This, number one, has the most recognizable tune in opera: “Ride of the Valkyries.” The story is just so cool, it is just a wackadoodle story and ride. I can’t believe Hollywood hasn’t put this on the big screen to be honest. It's just fantastic. The music itself is mind-blowingly gorgeous, it doesn’t matter if you’ve heard it before or this is the first time you are hearing it; it just really takes you over. It’s what Wagner does to audiences, his music is so rich and enveloping. And tells a story without having to use words, I think that really helps the audience feel the emotions that the actors are putting on the stage.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span><span>C: I don’t want anyone to be scared of this opera because it is Wagner, its long, it’s in German...</span></span></strong><strong> </strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>A: Yeah, I don’t want to dismiss that because those are valid concerns. But listen, I’m from Iowa—I didn’t understand any of this at all. Number one, they put the subtitles, number two, the music is going to tell you anyway. You will enjoy it, give it a chance.</span></span> </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span><span>C: What was your first exposure to the Ring?</span></span></strong><strong> </strong></span></span></span></p> <p class="paragraph"><span><span><span><span><span>A: It was at Minnesota Opera, after I was a Young Artist there, I was brought back for a <em>Rheingold</em> there where I sang Donner and covered Wotan for the first time. That was my first performance exposure. My first time hearing it would probably be “Ride of the Valkyries” in <a href="https://youtu.be/nZ_zNUmr8fM"><em>Apocalypse Now</em></a>.</span></span> </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span><span>C: Not <em>Looney Tunes</em>?</span></span></strong><strong> </strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>A: Well now that you mention it, it was <em><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZTE9MDoaLs">Looney Tunes</a></em>. Ha! I forgot about that!</span></span> </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span><span>C: What would you like audiences to know about your character or the opera?</span></span></strong><strong> </strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>A: <span><span>Wotan himself is Oden in Norse mythology, he has one eye, he is powerful, he is quick to anger. The main driving force behind Wotan in the whole Ring, but particularly <em>Valkyrie,</em> is him trying to control fate. He wants to preserve himself and his fellow gods, he wants to make them safe. That’s what he is trying to do the entire Ring Cycle. He maneuvers around fate; he tries and tries—ultimately fails. I guess that’s the moral of the story: fate is what it is. It’s a struggle that humans face today, not on an epic scale. Fate versus free will is still something philosophers still haven’t decided on.</span></span></span></span> </span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>C: What is your favorite opera in the cycle?</span></span></span></span> </span></span></span></strong></p> <p class="paragraph"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>A: <em>The Valkyrie</em>, just because the music in it is just so stunning.</span></span></span></span><span><span> <span><span>it's really a cliff hanger</span></span>. So be wary if you are an audience member—<span><span>it will suck you in and you will <em>have </em>to see the next one!</span></span></span></span> </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span><span>C: What's your favorite opera in general?</span></span></strong><strong> </strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>A: I can’t do favorites. I love <em>Tosca, Candide, Valkyrie, Don Giovanni</em>. I can’t one and done.</span></span> </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span><span>C: What's a role you want to do in the future?</span></span></strong><strong><span><span> </span></span></strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>A: Mephistopheles in <em>Faust</em>. Playing the bad guy is fun. I have never done a Figaro, and I would really like to.</span></span> </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span><span>C: Is there anything else that you would like our audiences to know?</span></span></strong><strong> </strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>A: Give it a chance, you won’t regret it. Get out there and get the tickets.</span></span> </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><em><span><span>The Valkyrie</span></span></em><span><span> (Oct. 8 and 9) kicks off Virginia Opera’s four productions at the Center for the Arts this season. You can <a href="https://cfa.gmu.edu/virginia-opera-20222023-season">subscribe to all four operas</a> (including <em>Pirates of Penzance, Fellow Travelers</em>, and <em>La Traviata</em>) to save 20%, or choose from three or more events across the <em><a href="https://cfa.gmu.edu/events/2022-2023-season">Great Performances at Mason <span>2022/2023</span></a></em><a href="https://cfa.gmu.edu/events/2022-2023-season"><span> season</span></a> and save 15%.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="paragraph"><span><span>Until then, listen to Kyle Albertson perform the “Te Deum” from <em>Tosca</em><em> </em>in an Augmented Reality created by the Phoenicia Festival of the Voice.</span></span></p> <article class="align-center" style="min-width: 50%;"><div class="field field--name-field-media-video-embed-field field--type-video-embed-field field--label-hidden field__item"><div class="video-embed-field-provider-youtube video-embed-field-responsive-video"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/4HHyOuFS9SY?autoplay=0&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0"></iframe> </div> </div> </article></div> </div> </div> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:news_release:field_content_topics" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodenews-releasefield-content-topics"> <h2>Topics</h2> <div class="field field--name-field-content-topics field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Topics</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/196" hreflang="en">Center for the Arts</a></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 19 Jul 2022 21:19:24 +0000 Laura Mertens 1871 at https://cfa.gmu.edu Mason Artist-in-Residence SW!NG OUT got Mason and Northern Virginia swingin' https://cfa.gmu.edu/news/2022-05/mason-artist-residence-swng-out-got-mason-and-northern-virginia-swingin <span>Mason Artist-in-Residence SW!NG OUT got Mason and Northern Virginia swingin&#039;</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/376" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Zoe Harr</span></span> <span>Thu, 05/12/2022 - 12:46</span> <div class="layout layout--gmu layout--twocol-section layout--twocol-section--30-70"> <div class="layout__region region-first"> <div data-block-plugin-id="inline_block:call_to_action" data-inline-block-uuid="716d575d-2b57-4355-8dd2-968a30d6b180"> <div class="cta"> <a class="cta__link" href="https://cvpa.gmu.edu/why-cvpa/guest-artists/mason-artist-residence-program"> <h4 class="cta__title">Mason Artist-in-Residence Program <i class="fas fa-arrow-circle-right"></i> </h4> <span class="cta__icon"></span> </a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="layout__region region-second"> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:news_release:body" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodenews-releasebody"> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Body</div> <div class="field__item"><p>Still tapping our toes, the Center for the Arts looks back on SW!NG OUT's time within the community, George Mason University, and the Center. As an <a href="https://cfa.gmu.edu/about/artists-residence">Artist-in-Residence</a>, SW!NG OUT company members engaged with local swing dance groups, area students, Hylton Performing Arts Center’s <a href="https://hyltoncenter.org/programs/veterans-and-arts-initiative" target="_blank">Veterans and the Arts Initiative</a>, and community members to share the history of swing and Lindy Hop—and get dancing too! After a wonderful collection of community activities, SW!NG OUT concluded its time at George Mason University with its highly anticipated performance at the Center for the Arts on March 19.</p> <p>A highlight of the evening was the program's incredible conclusion that invited audience members to get up and "swing it out"! Joining SW!NG OUT on and off the Center's stage, audience members danced alongside the company with friends and family, creating one spectacular jam session. SW!NG OUT will be remembered for years to come with their enthusiasm, engagement, and swingin' fun! </p> <p>Check out some of our favorite moments from SW!NG OUT's time at George Mason University:<br />  </p> <article class="align-center" style="min-width: 50%;"><div class="field field--name-field-media-video-embed-field field--type-video-embed-field field--label-hidden field__item"><div class="video-embed-field-provider-youtube video-embed-field-responsive-video"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Ruq-1GyB9Qk?autoplay=0&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0"></iframe> </div> </div> </article></div> </div> </div> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:news_release:field_content_topics" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodenews-releasefield-content-topics"> <h2>Topics</h2> <div class="field field--name-field-content-topics field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Topics</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/311" hreflang="en">CFA</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/196" hreflang="en">Center for the Arts</a></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 12 May 2022 16:46:49 +0000 Zoe Harr 1836 at https://cfa.gmu.edu The Center for the Arts Invites You to Its 2022/2023 Season https://cfa.gmu.edu/news/2022-05/center-arts-invites-you-its-20222023-season <span>The Center for the Arts Invites You to Its 2022/2023 Season</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/376" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Zoe Harr</span></span> <span>Thu, 05/12/2022 - 09:25</span> <div class="layout layout--gmu layout--twocol-section layout--twocol-section--30-70"> <div class="layout__region region-first"> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:news_release:field_associated_people" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodenews-releasefield-associated-people"> <h2>In This Story</h2> <div class="field field--name-field-associated-people field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">People Mentioned in This Story</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"><a href="/profiles/agodwin3" hreflang="und">Adrienne Bryant Godwin</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div data-block-plugin-id="inline_block:call_to_action" data-inline-block-uuid="edd18dd0-a65d-4526-8413-efc0f23f6b29"> <div class="cta"> <a class="cta__link" href="https://cfa.calendar.gmu.edu/?month=9&amp;year=2022&amp;viewtype=list-month"> <h4 class="cta__title">Learn more about the Center&#039;s 2022/2023 Season! <i class="fas fa-arrow-circle-right"></i> </h4> <span class="cta__icon"></span> </a> </div> </div> <div data-block-plugin-id="inline_block:call_to_action" data-inline-block-uuid="87e9b2bd-0713-470b-a8ca-6095646453a0"> <div class="cta"> <a class="cta__link" href="https://cfa.gmu.edu/give/friends-center-arts"> <h4 class="cta__title">Become a Friend! <i class="fas fa-arrow-circle-right"></i> </h4> <span class="cta__icon"></span> </a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="layout__region region-second"> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:news_release:body" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodenews-releasebody"> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Body</div> <div class="field__item"><figure role="group" class="align-left"><article><div class="field field--name-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/g/files/yyqcgq196/files/styles/small_content_image/public/2022-05/edit_D8A2155%20YES.jpg?itok=DO1F5xzq" width="330" height="350" alt="Chloe Arnold's Syncopated Ladies LIVE perform at the Center for the Arts on February 25, 2023." loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /></div> </article><figcaption>Chloé Arnold's Syncopated Ladies LIVE! perform at the Center for the Arts on February 25.</figcaption></figure><p>The <strong>Center for the Arts at George Mason University </strong>announced its <a href="https://cfa.gmu.edu/events/2022-2023-season"><strong>2022/2023 season</strong></a> of mainstage performances, featuring a diverse lineup of artists and ensembles across many genres, as part of <em>Great Performances at Mason </em>and the<em> Family Series.</em> </p> <p>“The sheer joy of being together in a shared performance space still feels precious to me after these past two years, and I wanted to fill next year’s season with artists who will ensure that we all remember just how special it is to witness artistic brilliance live on stage,” shares Director of Programming <strong>Adrienne Bryant Godwin</strong>. “From kicking off the season with Kristin Chenoweth to presenting the Mason debut of Chloé Arnold’s Syncopated Ladies LIVE! to the return of audience favorite taiko drummers KODO from Japan, this season celebrates the unbridled joy of the performing arts.”</p> <p>The Center also welcomes three 2022/2023 Mason Artists-in-Residence: <strong>Nrityagram Dance Ensemble</strong>, Bangalore-based “rock stars of the dance world” (<em>New York Post</em>); Native American collective with hip-hop influence <strong>Indigenous Enterprise</strong>; and GRAMMY-winning, radical cultural collaborators <strong>Silkroad Ensemble</strong>, who embrace a language of musical difference to create a more hopeful, inclusive world.</p> <figure role="group" class="align-right"><article><div class="field field--name-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/g/files/yyqcgq196/files/styles/small_content_image/public/2022-05/027A9932.jpg?itok=5CgIyds-" width="289" height="350" alt="Indigenous Enterprise performs Indigenous Liberation at the Center for the Arts on April 29, 2023." loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /></div> </article><figcaption>Indigenous Enterprise performs at the Center for the Arts on April 29.</figcaption></figure><p>Each residency will feature curated opportunities for Northern Virginia to get to know these artists with workshops, conversations, and events surrounding their performances.</p> <p>Godwin notes, “Our three Mason Artists-in-Residence are all deeply rooted in cultural traditions, but each of them brilliantly presents their work through a unique contemporary lens. One of the premier Indian classical dance ensembles, Nrityagram will collaborate with Sri Lanka’s Chitrasena Dance Company, weaving together two dance vocabularies – Odissi from India and Kandyan from Sri Lanka. Indigenous Enterprise, who burst onto the scene only a few years ago, are honoring the Native American identity through high-profile appearances on mainstream television and collaborations with superstars like the Black Eyed Peas. I’m particularly excited to announce that the Silkroad Ensemble will be participating in a three-year residency, during which will support some of their ambitious projects under the new artistic direction of Rhiannon Giddens.”</p> <p>A full listing of 2022/2023 <em>Great Perform</em><em>ances at Mason </em>and <em>Family Series </em>performances can be found on the Center's <a href="https://cfa.gmu.edu/events/2022-2023-season">website</a>.</p> <p>Season subscriptions are currently on sale to Friends of the Center for the Arts at <a href="https://nam11.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Flink.mediaoutreach.meltwater.com%2Fls%2Fclick%3Fupn%3DZ1-2BGDhZO0bA-2FeCarXPNPZQDlpLJ7eHKZTv-2BWg9H5rrbCUZYEBo1XkwENZ9XUn-2F2BsrF0_wCkbcBTtvEe1ejG-2FGPVfac-2BfUJ-2BQHpZt3UJfx-2FLzKAxv3G1NoGP5CpIZOPVfg41UigV6uWe70k-2F01O5eJudye-2FkcA6FiC6e79djd94unq5sQjMCnA7NYy9QIsiFjrdnr8-2BGw3DSrDqoVbsRqIQCpJxiRFbMt1SqQefD9-2FBRbom3fpy9mdfaN50Zb5ljhmnbBjau6GV-2BY3CXgIr4l30VoWeWmOSRxUiOyM69NWKm33DEVN2kRpmsmd6AXGQX6g7NFUC4m69dr1E2HtJAykimNEyXIMryrsPdBrYqvEV8pfYeoXbnp0-2FwfLk-2FQ8dwPejWA0ZIcn3WMTbQbvGd8wKBIn-2F-2FKFOGjH12K-2Fk-2BWQ8mJs8PoGp-2FKTtUz7A7-2BDVt1rUlc&amp;data=05%7C01%7Czharr%40gmu.edu%7C385d6429923246ed876e08da32df1b3a%7C9e857255df574c47a0c00546460380cb%7C0%7C0%7C637878231077041531%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&amp;sdata=svEDBHeESLhy%2FJhO4EGoh%2F3LEfN%2Bhx8ffox9LLGj4Vw%3D&amp;reserved=0" target="_blank" title="Original URL: http://link.mediaoutreach.meltwater.com/ls/click?upn=Z1-2BGDhZO0bA-2FeCarXPNPZQDlpLJ7eHKZTv-2BWg9H5rrbCUZYEBo1XkwENZ9XUn-2F2BsrF0_wCkbcBTtvEe1ejG-2FGPVfac-2BfUJ-2BQHpZt3UJfx-2FLzKAxv3G1NoGP5CpIZOPVfg41UigV6uWe70k-2F01O5eJudye-2FkcA6FiC6e79djd94unq5sQjMCnA7NYy9QIsiFjrdnr8-2BGw3DSrDqoVbsRqIQCpJxiRFbMt1SqQefD9-2FBRbom3fpy9mdfaN50Zb5ljhmnbBjau6GV-2BY3CXgIr4l30VoWeWmOSRxUiOyM69NWKm33DEVN2kRpmsmd6AXGQX6g7NFUC4m69dr1E2HtJAykimNEyXIMryrsPdBrYqvEV8pfYeoXbnp0-2FwfLk-2FQ8dwPejWA0ZIcn3WMTbQbvGd8wKBIn-2F-2FKFOGjH12K-2Fk-2BWQ8mJs8PoGp-2FKTtUz7A7-2BDVt1rUlc. Click or tap if you trust this link.">cfa.gmu.edu/subscriptions</a> or by phone at 703-993-2787. It's not too late to become a Friend and enjoy the many perks it includes, such as:</p> <ul><li>An exclusive Friends Priority Period (5/10-5/23) for subscriptions and tickets</li> <li>Access to the Friends-only refreshment area with complimentary coffee and soft drinks at <em>Great Performances at Mason</em> events</li> <li>Invitation to pre-and post-performance special events</li> <li>Membership pin</li> <li>Acknowledgement in performance programs</li> </ul><p>For the general public, subscriptions go on sale Tuesday, May 24 and tickets for individual events go on sale Monday, August 1. <strong>Explore 2022/2023 season details on the Center for the Arts’ <a href="https://cfa.gmu.edu/events/2022-2023-season" target="_blank">website</a>.</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:news_release:field_content_topics" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodenews-releasefield-content-topics"> <h2>Topics</h2> <div class="field field--name-field-content-topics field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Topics</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/311" hreflang="en">CFA</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/196" hreflang="en">Center for the Arts</a></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 12 May 2022 13:25:59 +0000 Zoe Harr 1841 at https://cfa.gmu.edu GRAMMY-winning Composer and Mason Artist-in-Residence Maria Schneider Led Events Across Mason Campuses https://cfa.gmu.edu/news/2022-05/grammy-winning-composer-and-mason-artist-residence-maria-schneider-leads-events-across <span>GRAMMY-winning Composer and Mason Artist-in-Residence Maria Schneider Led Events Across Mason Campuses</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/426" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Laura Mertens</span></span> <span>Wed, 05/11/2022 - 16:02</span> <div class="layout layout--gmu layout--twocol-section layout--twocol-section--30-70"> <div class="layout__region region-first"> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:news_release:field_associated_people" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodenews-releasefield-associated-people"> <h2>In This Story</h2> <div class="field field--name-field-associated-people field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">People Mentioned in This Story</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"><a href="/node/1826" hreflang="und">Prof. John Kocur</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div data-block-plugin-id="inline_block:call_to_action" data-inline-block-uuid="8bd5667e-29c3-4a60-bb7d-500c7c34a0c9"> <div class="cta"> <a class="cta__link" href="https://cvpa.gmu.edu/why-cvpa/guest-artists/mason-artist-residence-program"> <h4 class="cta__title">Mason Artist-in-Residence Program <i class="fas fa-arrow-circle-right"></i> </h4> <span class="cta__icon"></span> </a> </div> </div> <div data-block-plugin-id="inline_block:call_to_action" data-inline-block-uuid="3a0d5194-3b3a-4233-820f-5ca3391fc240"> <div class="cta"> <a class="cta__link" href="https://cip2.gmu.edu/"> <h4 class="cta__title">Center for Intellectual Property x Innovation Policy (C-IP2) <i class="fas fa-arrow-circle-right"></i> </h4> <span class="cta__icon"></span> </a> </div> </div> <div data-block-plugin-id="inline_block:call_to_action" data-inline-block-uuid="6937c0d5-1598-43e3-a6d1-85ba39eacf94"> <div class="cta"> <a class="cta__link" href="https://artsmanagement.gmu.edu/"> <h4 class="cta__title">Mason Arts Management Program <i class="fas fa-arrow-circle-right"></i> </h4> <span class="cta__icon"></span> </a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="layout__region region-second"> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:news_release:body" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodenews-releasebody"> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Body</div> <div class="field__item"><figure role="group" class="align-left"><article><div class="field field--name-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/g/files/yyqcgq196/files/styles/small_content_image/public/2022-05/Maria_Schneider_800_210915501.jpg?itok=Sm-etINi" width="350" height="197" alt="Composer Maria Schneider, in a white shirt and multicolored silk scarf, gestures with her hands while speaking from a black couch at &quot;Beyond the Notes&quot; in Van Metre Hall on Mason's Arlington campus in April 2022." loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /></div> </article><figcaption>Composer Maria Schneider speaking at "Beyond the Notes" event in April. (Photo by Ron Aira/Mason Creative Services)</figcaption></figure><p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Known for fearless musical exploration and beautifully blurring lines between genres, composer <strong>Maria Schneider</strong> has earned seven GRAMMY Awards across the realms of jazz, classical, and even her work with David Bowie. Serving as <strong>Mason Artist-in-Residence </strong>this April, she<strong> </strong>led a powerful series of events across Fairfax and Arlington campuses with students, faculty, staff, and community members. </span></span></span><span><span><span><span>Launched during the 2019-2020 season, the Mason Artist-in-Residence program connects artists appearing at the</span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span> <a href="https://cfa.gmu.edu/">Center for the Arts</a> </span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span>in Fairfax and the</span></span></span></span> <a href="https://hyltoncenter.org/"><span><span><span><span>Hylton Performing Arts Center</span></span></span></span></a> <span><span><span><span>in Manassas with communities throughout Northern Virginia in a variety of activities for diverse audiences, creating opportunities for transformational experiences.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Through discussions, open rehearsals, and a culminating concert, the residency helped reinforce how Schneider became a groundbreaking visionary in the field. Events began</span></span></span><span><span><span><span> with </span></span></span></span><strong><span><span>Beyond the Notes with Maria Schneider: A Conversation about Respecting Artist Rights</span></span></strong><span><span>, held on April 14 in Van Metre Hall on Mason’s Arlington Campus, and co-hosted by Mason’s <a href="https://cip2.gmu.edu/">Center for Intellectual Property x Innovation Policy (C-IP<sup>2</sup>)</a> and <a href="https://artsmanagement.gmu.edu/">Arts Management Program</a>. George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School Professor and Arts &amp; Entertainment Advocacy Clinic Director <a href="https://www.law.gmu.edu/faculty/directory/fulltime/aistars_sandra">Sandra Aistars</a> moderated the conversation with Schneider, which was also streamed live to an audience including individuals joining in from Ghana, Nigeria, the UK, and India. </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <figure role="group" class="align-right"><article><div class="field field--name-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/g/files/yyqcgq196/files/styles/small_content_image/public/2022-05/Maria_Schneider_Sandra_Aistars_800_210915500.jpg?itok=sNN6Ocfz" width="350" height="197" alt="At left, composer Maria Schneider in white shirt, colorful silk scarf, and jeans, speaks to the audience, sitting next to moderator Sandra Aistars, George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School Professor and Arts &amp; Entertainment Advocacy Clinic Director. " loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /></div> </article><figcaption>Maria Schneider (left) speaks with moderator Sandra Aistars (right). (Photo by Ron Aira/Mason Creative Services)</figcaption></figure><p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Aistars said, "Maria Schneider seamlessly blends her art and her advocacy. Her skill in both musical composition and arts advocacy is that she moves us to hear what she shows us, often through unconventional means—be it the beauty of the natural world, the poignancy of a shared moment between friends, or the artist’s struggle to preserve dignity and rights in the digital world. She is also fierce. We need artists like Maria who are not afraid to remind corporations, fans, and artists alike to behave ethically towards one another if they hope to maintain a healthy music ecosystem that will sustain the next generations of artists and audiences."</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Schneider discussed her expansive approach to big band instrumentation, noting that the ensemble is a "solid, powerful medium," but that she loves to push its boundaries to explore further, asking, “</span></span></span></span><span><span>How can I stretch this instrumentation?" <span>Weaving together recorded clips of music and conversation, the Thursday event began with a recording of her work "Cerulean Sky," </span>which combined flute, muted trumpet—and birdsong. She acknowledged, "It doesn’t sound much like a big band, but it is."</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>The<em> LA Times</em> has said, "…<span>Schneider's [music] reaches toward a significant new level of imagination, making hers the first truly novel approach to big jazz band composition of the new century." She explained to the crowd, "</span></span></span></span><span><span>I’ve always been a composer who wants to explore new ground.” She credits her mentors with helping her hone her unique compositional voice, including jazz pianist/arranger/composer/bandleader Gil Evans and the "ethereal quality" of his work, and Bob Brookmeyer, her composition teacher who saw her natural inclination towards jazz despite all her classical training, and encouraged her to go chart for big bands. Of her recent work, the 2021 Pulitzer Prize finalist piece <em>Data Lords</em><span>,<span> NPR said, "</span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span>This is music of extravagant mastery, and it comes imbued with a spirit of risk."</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Schneider’s risk-taking has also helped <span>blaze a trail for the trend of crowdfunding, as one of the first artists to sign with ArtistShare, today widely recognized as an early precursor to websites like KickStarter, IndieGoGo, and PledgeMusic.</span></span></span></span> <span><span>She says ArtistShare founder Brian Camelio explained to her, "One thing you can’t fileshare is the creative process." She notes that she documents her process on the platform through internet-exclusive streaming videos, sketches of her scores, and photos from rehearsals and concerts. "<span><span>You</span></span> can announce you’re doing a project, feature interviews with players, allow fans to become closer to the music. . . I like that I don’t have any anonymous sales." Releasing her “Concert in the Garden” album on ArtistShare in 2004, she became the first artist to win a GRAMMY Award for an album not available in retail stores. Schneider exhorted artists in the room to "Never give up creative control of your work."</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <figure role="group" class="align-left"><article><div class="field field--name-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/g/files/yyqcgq196/files/styles/small_content_image/public/2022-05/Brianna_Christenson_at_Maria_Schneider_Beyond_the_Notes_800_7021.jpg?itok=6AZgPSbi" width="350" height="197" alt="At left, a member of Prof. Aistars’ Arts and Entertainment clinic, stands with fellow second-year law students who also attended &quot;Beyond the Notes,&quot; with Maria Schneider." loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /></div> </article><figcaption>Brianna Marie Christenson (left) with fellow second-year law students. (Photo by Laura Mertens)</figcaption></figure><p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Attendee and second-year law student <strong>Brianna Marie Christenson</strong>, a member of Prof. Aistars’ Arts and Entertainment clinic who has worked as a business manager and plans to go into copyright law, said, "<span>Maria Schneider shows creatives how to use a technology built to serve the audience and not the artist, like music streaming platforms, work for both artist and fan. Her use of online platforms to find new fans and bring them to her own site for sale of her repertoire is a brilliant way to handle having a niche audience while trying to recoup on albums. . . .Her leadership in use of crowdfunding is something artists replicate en masse now."</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Schneider has<span> also testified about digital rights before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, participated in round-tables for the United States Copyright Office, given commentary on CNN, and filed a class-action lawsuit against YouTube<span class="msoIns"><span>.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Mason Alumnus and Assistant Professor of Jazz Studies <strong><span><a href="https://music.gmu.edu/staff/prof-john-kocur/">John M. Kocur</a></span></strong><span>, a saxophonist who also rehearsed for six hours with Schneider and played on the April 16 concert, notes, "Maria Schneider valiantly defends of the rights of musicians against corporate interests. She makes music for social advocacy and advocates for musical justice. The core of her message is that our intellectual property is valuable, and we ought to guard it carefully or our entire culture will suffer."</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>While embracing technology to allow artists to be more independent, Schneider also emphasized the need to unplug, telling Mason Jazz Ensemble students in an open rehearsal/Q&amp;A on April 15 at the Center for the Arts: </span></span><span><span>“I don’t believe you can be a great artist unless you give yourself space. Leave your phone at home. Allow yourself to get bored. That’s when you start to imagine things. Dream it up. Make something.<em> You</em> will come through your music.”</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <figure role="group" class="align-right"><article><div class="field field--name-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/g/files/yyqcgq196/files/styles/small_content_image/public/2022-05/Maria_Schneider_Mason_Jazz_Ensemble_rehearsal_800.jpg?itok=OGBxQU3Q" width="350" height="263" alt="Maria Schneider conducts School of Music students." loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /></div> </article><figcaption>Maria Schneider conducts Mason Jazz Ensemble students. (Photo by Laura Mertens)</figcaption></figure><p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Schneider’s rehearsal with the Mason Jazz Ensemble students and additional sessions with the professional Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra culminated in the galvanizing April 16 concert at the Center, with Schneider conducting her own works performed by the ensembles.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Featured Mason Artists-in-Residence in the newly announced 2022/2023 Center for the Arts season, will include <a href="https://cfa.calendar.gmu.edu/nrityagram-dance-ensemble/">Nrityagram Dance Ensemble</a>, <a href="https://cfa.calendar.gmu.edu/indigenous-enterprise/">Indigenous Enterprise</a>, and the launch of a three-year residency with <a href="https://cfa.calendar.gmu.edu/silkroad-ensemble/">Silkroad Ensemble</a>. Learn more about the Mason Artist-in-Residence program at <a href="https://cfa.gmu.edu/about/artists-residence">cfa.gmu.edu/about/artists-residence</a>.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:news_release:field_content_topics" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodenews-releasefield-content-topics"> <h2>Topics</h2> <div class="field field--name-field-content-topics field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Topics</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/196" hreflang="en">Center for the Arts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/311" hreflang="en">CFA</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/581" hreflang="en">Artist in Residence</a></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 11 May 2022 20:02:03 +0000 Laura Mertens 1831 at https://cfa.gmu.edu Why I Love Being a Friend of the Center for the Arts https://cfa.gmu.edu/news/2022-04/why-i-love-being-friend-center-arts <span>Why I Love Being a Friend of the Center for the Arts</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/376" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Zoe Harr</span></span> <span>Mon, 04/04/2022 - 14:41</span> <div class="layout layout--gmu layout--twocol-section layout--twocol-section--30-70"> <div class="layout__region region-first"> <div data-block-plugin-id="inline_block:call_to_action" data-inline-block-uuid="0fa4d767-876c-417d-9f6c-aa6543aa8dc5"> <div class="cta"> <a class="cta__link" href="https://cfa.gmu.edu/give/friends-center-arts"> <h4 class="cta__title">Become a Friend! <i class="fas fa-arrow-circle-right"></i> </h4> <span class="cta__icon"></span> </a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="layout__region region-second"> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:news_release:body" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodenews-releasebody"> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Body</div> <div class="field__item"><article class="align-left"><div class="field field--name-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/g/files/yyqcgq196/files/styles/small_content_image/public/2022-04/IMG_6543.jpg?itok=ZZ9YvhMO" width="350" height="350" alt="Patricia and Bob Warakomsky" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /></div> </article><p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Longtime </span></span></span></span><a href="https://cfa.gmu.edu/give/friends-center-arts"><strong><span><span><span>Friend of the Center for the Arts</span></span></span></strong></a><strong> </strong><span><span><span><span>(FCFA), </span></span></span></span><strong><span><span><span><span>Bob </span></span></span></span></strong><strong><span><span><span><span>Warakomsky</span></span></span></span></strong><span><span><span><span>, shares his personal history of being a Friend, recalling, “</span></span></span></span><span><span><span>My wife Patricia and I discovered this gem of the Center for the Arts in the mid-‘90s by attending performances of the Virginia Opera. We began attending special events sponsored by the FCFA, which led us to become Friends ourselves. Being Friends has enhanced our enjoyment of the <em>Great Performances at Mason</em> by being able to listen to and talk to performers at the special events. We enjoy meeting fellow members who are performing arts enthusiasts in the Friends refreshment area in the Concert Hall lobby as well.”</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Warakomsky, who is also a member of the Friends Communications Committee, recently </span></span></span><span><span><span><span>collected memories of Friends who attest to the incredible experience of supporting the arts through FCFA. We invite you to get to know some of our Friends below:</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <hr /><article class="align-right"><div class="field field--name-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/g/files/yyqcgq196/files/styles/small_content_image/public/2022-04/IMG_5666.JPG?itok=f_drGhde" width="350" height="349" alt="Ida and Robert Portland" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /></div> </article><p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>“FCFA is a great way to connect to the arts and to others who love the arts. The Center has a large variety of performances, some being programs that we know we would enjoy and some that were unfamiliar but likewise enjoyable. The events for Friends are fantastic ways to get an inside look at what motivates performers. The Artists-In-Conversation programs allow Friends to speak directly to the performers and the Grand Tier Society Talks feature intimate conversations with experts and/or performers. It has been a very important part of our social life and we’ve made lifelong friends who share our commitment to the arts.” </span></span></span><br /><strong><span><span><span>-Ida and Rob P.</span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></span></p> <hr /><article class="align-left"><div class="field field--name-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/g/files/yyqcgq196/files/styles/small_content_image/public/2022-04/IMG_1620.jpg?itok=lHMlPx8h" width="350" height="349" alt="Joan White" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /></div> </article><p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>“Becoming a member of the FCFA Board in 2005 made a huge impact on my life. Attending a variety of <em>Great Performances at Mason</em> performances also opened my mind to areas I had not previously known, and allowed me to grow in those areas (and to grow in life as well). </span></span></span><span><span><span><span><span>I made friendships of almost two decades with several members of the Board, and grew to care </span></span></span></span></span><span><span><span>for and admire the amazing qualities of all the Board members. As I grew, I found myself caring for George Mason University as an exceptional institution of education as well. I’m so proud to be a continuing member of the FCFA, and part of all the other members who make the Friends organization so very special.” </span></span></span><br /><strong><span><span><span>-Joan W.</span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></span></p> <hr /><article class="align-right"><div class="field field--name-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/g/files/yyqcgq196/files/styles/media_library/public/2022-04/IMG_20170816_182318009%20%281%29_0.jpg?itok=GW1Udd1S" width="220" height="198" alt="Mike and Linda Kostrzewa" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /></div> </article><p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>"When we discovered the Center for the Arts decades ago, we found a community that loved the arts as much as we did. When we subsequently joined the FCFA we felt that we now truly belonged to that community. We began to volunteer for the Friends and felt an intense pleasure in contributing to the community. Today, as Board members we get immense satisfaction in helping guide that community. Belonging, contributing, and guiding Friends memberships are a gift that gives so much back.” </span></span></span><br /><strong><span><span><span>-Mike and Linda K.</span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></span></p> <hr /><p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>“My husband and I were in bands and orchestras all throughout college. He played for three more years in military bands in D.C., Maryland, and Massachusetts. Although we knew a few people with similar backgrounds where we worked, we had no friends with a deep appreciation or knowledge of music and its history. The first step to rectify this situation was to join the FCFA and begin going to the <em>Great Performances at Mason</em>. The College of Visual and Performing Arts’ staff members were the glue that kept us in the mix. They encouraged us to volunteer in the Friends area of the Concert Hall during <em>Great Performances</em> and to help on the Board. Our involvement has been very rewarding! We usually recognize a few people each time we go to a show!” </span></span></span><br /><strong><span><span><span>-Gail and Louis C.</span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></span></p> <hr /><article class="align-left"><div class="field field--name-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/g/files/yyqcgq196/files/styles/small_content_image/public/2022-04/Mack%20and%20Paulette%20Miller.jpg?itok=XZuZPUST" width="350" height="336" alt="Mack and Paulette" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /></div> </article><p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>“Being a long-time member of the FCFA is a very big part of the reason that my husband and I ‘retired in place’ here in Northern Virginia. We have met so many lovely people who have become real friends and important parts of our lives. We share with them a love for the arts and a desire to add to the enrichment of the community around us. One of the highlights for me, among so very many wonderful Friends experiences, was attending an intimate Grand Tier Society event in 2010 at the home of one of our members. The special guest for the evening was Broadway star Nicholas Rodriguez. Nick had just starred in Arena Stage’s production of <em>Oklahoma!</em> and I was totally star struck. Shaking his hand and gushing about how much I loved his performance was a total ‘fangirl’ moment for me and such fun to remember.” </span></span></span><br /><strong><span><span><span>-Paulette and Mack M.</span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></span></p> <hr /><p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>“I have been an FCFA member since 2007 and have appreciated the opportunity to support the <em>Great Performances at Mason</em> on a level beyond my subscriptions. Meeting so many Friends who have similar interests and participating in very welcoming and engaging activities and special events have added immeasurably to my enjoyment of the outstanding performances at the Center for the Arts.” </span></span></span><br /><strong><span><span><span>-Eloise S.</span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></span></p> <hr /><article class="align-right"><div class="field field--name-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/g/files/yyqcgq196/files/styles/small_content_image/public/2022-04/PCCW2031.JPG?itok=DCHmoT-Z" width="350" height="350" alt="Janice and Jim Wolfe" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /></div> </article><p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>“My husband and I met at a community theater more than 40 years ago in Fairfax City! I value the arts in all forms to tap our human depths and prickle our emotional and creative being. As a Mason counselor and educator for 35 years, I am ecstatic that the Friends of the Center for the Arts contributes to learning on and off stage through such programs as Artists-In-Conversation and the pre-performance discussions. To me, the performance space represents a safe and evocative community to imagine our present and prepare us for our future. What could be better than that?” </span></span></span><br /><strong><span><span><span>-Janice and Jim W.</span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <hr /><article class="align-left"><div class="field field--name-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/g/files/yyqcgq196/files/styles/small_content_image/public/2022-04/AIC-2018-02-18-122_0.JPG?itok=63K-_o1S" width="350" height="306" alt="Evelyn and Tom" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /></div> </article><p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>“When the Center for the Arts (CFA) opened in 1990, my husband Tom, a George Mason University professor, and I thought how great it would be to attend <em>Great Performances</em> right on the Fairfax campus.</span></span></span> <span><span><span>In addition to offering elegant and exciting entertainment, the new Center </span></span></span><span><span><span><span><span>provided the opportunity for faculty and staff to not only gather socially with colleagues, but also with other arts enthusiasts</span></span></span></span></span><span><span><span> from around the area. The FCFA established a gathering place in the CFA lobby so that patrons who became Friends could relax and enjoy light refreshments both before performances and during intermission. What a wonderful treasure the CFA and the FCFA are for the arts community in Northern Virginia. I’m so glad Tom and I joined the Friends!” </span></span></span><br /><strong><span><span><span>-Evelyn and Tom K.</span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></span></p> <hr /><p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>The Center for the Arts would like to thank these wonderful Friends for sharing such meaningful memories. The Center thrives thanks to the support of our community, and the Friends are an integral part of this success. </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><a href="https://cfa.gmu.edu/give/friends-center-arts"><strong><span><span><span>We invite you to become a Friend today</span></span></span></strong></a><span><span><span> and join the hundreds of members who are enjoying the benefits and the satisfaction of supporting the arts at Mason!</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:news_release:field_content_topics" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodenews-releasefield-content-topics"> <h2>Topics</h2> <div class="field field--name-field-content-topics field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Topics</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/311" hreflang="en">CFA</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/196" hreflang="en">Center for the Arts</a></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 04 Apr 2022 18:41:46 +0000 Zoe Harr 1736 at https://cfa.gmu.edu Fairfax Symphony Orchestra Returns with Acclaimed Pianist, Simone Dinnerstein https://cfa.gmu.edu/news/2022-04/fairfax-symphony-orchestra-returns-acclaimed-pianist-simone-dinnerstein <span>Fairfax Symphony Orchestra Returns with Acclaimed Pianist, Simone Dinnerstein </span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/376" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Zoe Harr</span></span> <span>Mon, 04/04/2022 - 14:31</span> <div class="layout layout--gmu layout--twocol-section layout--twocol-section--30-70"> <div class="layout__region region-first"> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:news_release:field_associated_people" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodenews-releasefield-associated-people"> <h2>In This Story</h2> <div class="field field--name-field-associated-people field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">People Mentioned in This Story</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"><a href="/profiles/agodwin3" hreflang="und">Adrienne Bryant Godwin</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div data-block-plugin-id="inline_block:call_to_action" data-inline-block-uuid="bd00b47f-5c47-4cfb-a6e6-21e06128eaad"> <div class="cta"> <a class="cta__link" href="https://cfa.calendar.gmu.edu/fairfax-symphony-orchestra-with-simone-dinnerstein"> <h4 class="cta__title">Buy Tickets <i class="fas fa-arrow-circle-right"></i> </h4> <span class="cta__icon"></span> </a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="layout__region region-second"> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:news_release:body" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodenews-releasebody"> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Body</div> <div class="field__item"><figure role="group" class="align-right"><article><div class="field field--name-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/g/files/yyqcgq196/files/styles/small_content_image/public/2022-04/SDinnerstein%2B-%2Bcredit%2BLisa%2BMarie%2BMazzucco%2B3.jpg?itok=6njmOAwS" width="233" height="350" alt="Simone Dinnerstein joins the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra on April 23 at the Center for the Arts." loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /></div> </article><figcaption>Simone Dinnerstein joins the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra on April 23 at the Center for the Arts.</figcaption></figure><p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span><span><span><span>“An artist of strikingly original ideas and irrefutable integrity” (<em>The Washington </em>Post)</span></span><span>, pianist Simone Dinnerstein will join the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra (FSO) <a href="https://cfa.calendar.gmu.edu/fairfax-symphony-orchestra-with-simone-dinnerstein">performance</a> on April 23 at the Center for the Arts. Simone was originally scheduled to perform different pieces, but due to a strained finger injury, she has adjusted her repertoire accordingly. Despite the unforeseen injury, the performance will feature a fantastic selection of music, both new and old, that will not only impress its audience, but allow Dinnerstein’s finger to heal.</span></span></span></p> <p>The concert begins with the regional premiere of <em>White Heron</em> by composer Robert Carl, followed by Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major, K 488, and Rachmaninoff’s famous Symphony No. 2. The fun starts before the performance with a pre-concert talk with Dinnerstein and Music Director and Conductor of FSO Christopher Zimmerman.</p> <p>Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major, K. 488 holds particular significance for Dinnerstein. Not only is the piece included on her 2017 album, Mozart in Havana, but the concerto served as a point of artistic connection between Dinnerstein and the Havana Lyceum Orchestra, with which she performed the piece while visiting Cuba in 2015, at the invitation of her teacher and esteemed pianist, Solomon Mikowsky. Gramophone describes Dinnerstein’s approach to piece as having a “wide yet subtle palette of tonal shadings and articulations,” while applauding her “crisp fingerwork and strategic left-hand accents.”</p> <article class="align-center" alt="Simone Dinnerstein, Havana" style="min-width: 50%;"><div class="field field--name-field-media-video-embed-field field--type-video-embed-field field--label-hidden field__item"><div class="video-embed-field-provider-youtube video-embed-field-responsive-video"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/QegQ2BGCEmk?autoplay=0&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0"></iframe> </div> </div> </article><p class="MsoNoSpacing"> </p><p><span><span><span>The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra revels in its excitement to be joined by Dinnerstein. “It's a pleasure and honor to collaborate with Simone, whose pianism and artistry the orchestra and I always look forward to,” said Zimmerman. “She has a direct and honest emotional connection to the music she plays, as well as an intellectual curiosity, which keep her interpretations fresh and special. We are thrilled to partner with the Center for the Arts at George Mason University to bring this exciting program to our audiences.”</span></span></span></p> <p><span>Since 1957, FSO has focused on being a leading artistic voice on the concert stage and teaching the next generation of musicians in the greater Fairfax community. </span>Dinnerstein has long been committed to education as well, having created a program, <a href="https://www.simonedinnerstein.com/bachpacking"><em>Bachpacking</em></a>, in which she takes a digital keyboard to elementary school classrooms, helping young children get close to the music she loves. While in Fairfax, Dinnerstein will visit with students at FSO partner school, Woodburn Elementary, as well as host a masterclass with Mason School of Dance students on April 22.</p> <p><span>“The Center for the Arts is thrilled to be partnering with the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra on this special presentation of one of the great pianists of our time,” adds Center for the Arts Director of Programming <a href="https://cfa.gmu.edu/profiles/agodwin3">Adrienne Bryant Godwin</a> The FSO is a true gem in the cultural landscape of Northern Virginia, and the Center is proud to be able to collaborate with them to bring Simone Dinnerstein to our community, sharing her impeccable artistry both from the stage and in the Mason classroom.”</span></p> <p><span>To learn more about the <strong>Fairfax Symphony Orchestra featuring Simone Dinnerstein on April 23, visit the <a href="https://cfa.calendar.gmu.edu/fairfax-symphony-orchestra-with-simone-dinnerstein"><strong>Ce</strong>nter for the Arts website</a></strong>.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:news_release:field_content_topics" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodenews-releasefield-content-topics"> <h2>Topics</h2> <div class="field field--name-field-content-topics field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Topics</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/311" hreflang="en">CFA</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/196" hreflang="en">Center for the Arts</a></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 04 Apr 2022 18:31:12 +0000 Zoe Harr 1746 at https://cfa.gmu.edu Virginia Opera's Peggy Kriha Dye Featured as Guest Speaker at Artists-In-Conversation Event https://cfa.gmu.edu/news/2022-04/virginia-operas-peggy-kriha-dye-featured-guest-speaker-artists-conversation-event <span>Virginia Opera&#039;s Peggy Kriha Dye Featured as Guest Speaker at Artists-In-Conversation Event</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/376" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Zoe Harr</span></span> <span>Mon, 04/04/2022 - 11:54</span> <div class="layout layout--gmu layout--twocol-section layout--twocol-section--30-70"> <div class="layout__region region-first"> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:news_release:field_associated_people" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodenews-releasefield-associated-people"> <h2>In This Story</h2> <div class="field field--name-field-associated-people field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">People Mentioned in This Story</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"><a href="/profiles/rdavi4" hreflang="und">Rick Davis</a></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="layout__region region-second"> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:news_release:body" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodenews-releasebody"> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Body</div> <div class="field__item"><p><span><span><span><span>On Sunday, April 10, an Artists-In-Conversation (AIC) event will be held as a benefit for the </span><a href="https://cfa.gmu.edu/give/friends-center-arts"><span>Friends of the Center for the Arts</span></a><span> (FCFA) at the Contributor level and above, preceding the Virginia Opera’s performance of <em>The Marriage of Figaro</em>. The event will be held in the Buchanan Hall Lobby from 12 to 1 p.m., with <strong>Peggy Kriha Dye</strong>, General Director and CEO of the Virginia Opera, and <strong>Rick Davis</strong>, </span><span><span><span>Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts</span></span></span><span>. Dye will be discussing the future of opera – where is it going and what’s new within the industry to keep it fresh and attract new audiences.</span></span></span></span></p> <figure role="group" class="align-right"><article><div class="field field--name-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/g/files/yyqcgq196/files/styles/small_content_image/public/2022-04/Peggy%2BDye_0.jpg?itok=Y0Edc2f6" width="349" height="350" alt="Peggy Kriha Dye, General Director and CEO of the Virginia Opera." loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /></div> </article><figcaption>Peggy Kriha Dye, General Director and CEO of the Virginia Opera.</figcaption></figure><p><span><span><span>Dye assumed her position with the Virginia Opera on October 18, 2020, right in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. She was the General and Artistic Director and CEO at Opera Columbus prior to assuming her current position. She has a superlative opera background, having performed as a soprano on more than 100 stages in over 40 productions throughout the world from 1992 through 2017.</span></span></span></p> <p><span>In addition to hearing from Dye, the AIC will also feature a light buffet brunch consisting of a variety of tea sandwiches, fruits, and pastries. Immediately following the brunch, a pre-performance discussion will be held at 1:15pm in the Dr. Linda Apple Monson Grand Tier followed by the performance of <em>The Marriage of Figaro </em>at 2 p.m.</span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>Invitations to attend the AIC were sent to all Friends of the Center for the Arts members who contribute at the Contributor level or above. Current members who subscribe at the Friends level need only to increase their membership contribution by $50 to be at the Contributor level, thereby qualifying to receive invitations to future AIC events and Friends benefits—such as being the first to hear the upcoming 2022/2023 season. <strong>Don't miss the next event, <a href="https://cfa.gmu.edu/give/friends-center-arts">b</a></strong></span><strong><a href="https://cfa.gmu.edu/give/friends-center-arts"><span>ecome a Friend or increase today!</span></a></strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span>This event is being co-chaired by FCFA Board members Ida Portland, Shirley Joyce, and Janice Sutera Wolfe.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:news_release:field_content_topics" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodenews-releasefield-content-topics"> <h2>Topics</h2> <div class="field field--name-field-content-topics field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Topics</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/311" hreflang="en">CFA</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/196" hreflang="en">Center for the Arts</a></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 04 Apr 2022 15:54:39 +0000 Zoe Harr 1751 at https://cfa.gmu.edu Become a Friend and get Invited to the Exclusive 2022-2023 Season Preview! https://cfa.gmu.edu/news/2022-04/become-friend-and-get-invited-exclusive-2022-2023-season-preview <span>Become a Friend and get Invited to the Exclusive 2022-2023 Season Preview!</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/376" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Zoe Harr</span></span> <span>Mon, 04/04/2022 - 10:55</span> <div class="layout layout--gmu layout--twocol-section layout--twocol-section--30-70"> <div class="layout__region region-first"> <div data-block-plugin-id="inline_block:call_to_action" data-inline-block-uuid="d24fa37f-cfdd-4060-94da-b1d493765dda"> <div class="cta"> <a class="cta__link" href="https://cfa.gmu.edu/give/friends-center-arts"> <h4 class="cta__title">Become a Friend! <i class="fas fa-arrow-circle-right"></i> </h4> <span class="cta__icon"></span> </a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="layout__region region-second"> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:news_release:body" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodenews-releasebody"> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Body</div> <div class="field__item"><p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Curious about what’s coming to the </span></span></span><a href="https://cfa.gmu.edu/"><span><span><span>Center for the Arts</span></span></span></a><span><span><span> next season? Want to ensure first pick of the best seats in the house? How about the chance to purchase tickets before the general public for special performances at the Center?</p> <p>It’s easy! Just <strong>join the </strong></span></span></span><a href="https://cfa.gmu.edu/give/friends-center-arts"><strong><span><span><span>Friends of the Center for the Arts</span></span></span></strong></a><strong><span><span><span> by April 25</span></span></span></strong><span><span><span> to receive an exclusive invitation to our 2022-2023 Season Announcement event on May 10. This free Friends-only event offers a first look at the upcoming season at the Center, featuring <span>hors d’oeuvres, dessert, and a fantastic opportunity to meet fellow performing arts lovers like yourself. Join the Friends today and spend the evening of May 10 learning about the upcoming season and enjoying a great party!</span></p> <p>Additional Perks of Becoming a Friend Include:</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <ul> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span>Invitation to the annual Season Preview Event on May 10</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li>A Friends Priority Period (5/10-5/24) for subscriptions and tickets</li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span>Access to the Friends-only refreshment area with complimentary coffee and soft drinks at <em>Great Performances at Mason</em> events</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span>Invitation to pre and post-performance special events</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span>Membership pin</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span>Acknowledgement in performance programs</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Looking for even more exclusive benefits? Become a member of the Friends’ </span></span><strong><span><span>G</span></span>rand Tier Society</strong>, and play</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span> a visionary and leadership role in ensuring that the season of <em>Great Performances at Mason</em> remains vibrant and affordable for all audiences.</p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><a href="https://securemason.gmu.edu/s/1564/GID2/16/19-giving.aspx?sid=1564&amp;gid=2&amp;pgid=1019&amp;bledit=1&amp;dids=213&amp;appealcode=IFCAM"><strong><span><span>Join the Friends of the Center for the Arts</span></span></strong></a><span><span> TODAY to find out what our next season has in store, and</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span><span><span><span> demonstrate your appreciation for the important role the arts play in our community.</span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:news_release:field_content_topics" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodenews-releasefield-content-topics"> <h2>Topics</h2> <div class="field field--name-field-content-topics field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Topics</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/311" hreflang="en">CFA</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/196" hreflang="en">Center for the Arts</a></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 04 Apr 2022 14:55:59 +0000 Zoe Harr 1756 at https://cfa.gmu.edu Learn More About Artist-in-Residence, Composer and Conductor Maria Schneider https://cfa.gmu.edu/news/2022-04/learn-more-about-artist-residence-composer-and-conductor-maria-schneider <span>Learn More About Artist-in-Residence, Composer and Conductor Maria Schneider</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/376" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Zoe Harr</span></span> <span>Mon, 04/04/2022 - 10:37</span> <div class="layout layout--gmu layout--twocol-section layout--twocol-section--30-70"> <div class="layout__region region-first"> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:news_release:field_associated_people" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodenews-releasefield-associated-people"> <h2>In This Story</h2> <div class="field field--name-field-associated-people field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">People Mentioned in This Story</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"><a href="/profiles/dpurcel2" hreflang="und">Dr. Darden Purcell</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div data-block-plugin-id="inline_block:call_to_action" data-inline-block-uuid="ccaa0a40-d7a3-4c40-915d-d69809232230"> <div class="cta"> <a class="cta__link" href="https://cfa.calendar.gmu.edu/beyond-the-notes-with-maria-schneider"> <h4 class="cta__title">Beyond the Notes with Maria Schneider <i class="fas fa-arrow-circle-right"></i> </h4> <span class="cta__icon"></span> </a> </div> </div> <div data-block-plugin-id="inline_block:call_to_action" data-inline-block-uuid="fe812dd4-3d71-4440-9865-6b1e39751ca6"> <div class="cta"> <a class="cta__link" href="https://cfa.calendar.gmu.edu/metropolitan-jazz-orchestra"> <h4 class="cta__title">Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra <i class="fas fa-arrow-circle-right"></i> </h4> <span class="cta__icon"></span> </a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="layout__region region-second"> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:news_release:body" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodenews-releasebody"> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Body</div> <div class="field__item"><p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>GRAMMY Award-winning composer, conductor, and Mason Artist-in-Residence </span></span></span></span><a href="http://secure-web.cisco.com/1snvt5vX5f-AnGpSi0WdLPwy0UOSZgGqBsTS86QTRaFBJqt8ZHuIzw9As6bml9WhE7XJs90WYPICHGj5PIoMwkmDWcv2DMq17CVnzbHaduvd-EIc7c5HIr-yKorCXBzRMWnCNazDBchLrpTk4RR8fMMv4jXAwZ8uvnOF7p3Gp2SpMcqZrzdXqpXyoFC3lsQ7IhmA9YVrnTv6kHmS30ENm4bZds4VX-aOlCbnLKHJK0maNTGDsueBp8rHen1qrSxUwQVktzjGusmYMkDhmstvQs_afdfykPEEDMJKUJMlHIeeeUrtyPPj3fDOQ5qttGaz5yFsTAQHO8XrZPpHG1qXRuC1WvUlVATEUq2igAhiQEyRyK-p426m1g7Z3bVaNnqpC1achHO2zLIJum8sFXlry3r6nRu3lYty4dhJAvTlH0Qzrs3Qzsbl5zoZj6EB3CS5n6UslwRBgjf7IG0D_98QaNg/http%3A%2F%2Flink.mediaoutreach.meltwater.com%2Fls%2Fclick%3Fupn%3D30Gr6LI8XAMIntpmRXgABEZ4LamUuFJQFwZHUs0bNM3dERo9dIwsyBv9EVdsZGx7eKwG_wCkbcBTtvEe1ejG-2FGPVfac-2BfUJ-2BQHpZt3UJfx-2FLzKAxv3G1NoGP5CpIZOPVfg41UigV6uWe70k-2F01O5eJudye-2FkcA6FiC6e79djd94unq5vJTJI8z-2BV9LvO2wQov7UBo8OXlHO0y4BdLdeTEAG3Dh7PHNog8JfwlQ3k-2BxbPFoB8FgDm0JzEgdRr1-2FdJJuChaA48p85Y2SQDQxD6hwgc-2F9lwMFy6qHLrwG9j4jYxbovKZYUfCTbPVXJeL5hcIgHCmTkJE5Y705Y3p88kQAmXSd-2BbGYJUA6uVjnSNZv-2Flnpcj226FbSkKjGLxsJtiW59oXQr7atrKjM7kl-2FTyUQtR0wDCDPJ8RnCRzTcHrZ-2F-2BjzPh-2BwbB1lOEfpe3KXtMl7sSe"><span><span><span>Maria Schneider</span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span> conducts Northern Virginia’s own </span></span></span></span><a href="http://secure-web.cisco.com/1Bkt-gWDVkjcwCpzbTZkRoYXzjU0ZSRdwwuIpGLQ9iz6FEM4cwOhXwTn0jVutnCxyfd7nGj4rDSCROxczt4OPtrn-r2DMOS4K8gBGyrPNTpNIYZtvohttZ2d75IRs36JxmTI3CGCjaUZwTjKgWna24eg2KdanqOXDL9_fNsSoMk8NQCHJ0USh7uCJIIOuUGfZ4UYO2hUNLjWcUlU2u9vE4rt-6AC-2wQibeJ63qmBELE5a8dVmp_Rwph_tNFwLOb_tyZ8CBHfuotfxYJKiZIISa-sNkV2-97Iv86PaGMmy2w8fSGdEms7Wk70NqrogqPjwxQqK9fZJybdLk4tXFlmULr0eTmitpI65HP9Dgq2vbQvUVhOxL-61HQJwZvYN9SG7MR1nfQZL6pbig0QdqmoOxXLhZJBzddkRqFB1MqEkw2iXj4ECmABzmVN52yuBfZbPOVIFDzLwLeAyFXKy0HHxg/http%3A%2F%2Flink.mediaoutreach.meltwater.com%2Fls%2Fclick%3Fupn%3D30Gr6LI8XAMIntpmRXgABAPQzlL5QuzQ4fNf7kk8XfiI4zGS18j4CVYx5SUTCgiML6ynV2bQIk71zLZuVv82Slp4R0GDstIJPrtf74mkw2s-3DhyKR_wCkbcBTtvEe1ejG-2FGPVfac-2BfUJ-2BQHpZt3UJfx-2FLzKAxv3G1NoGP5CpIZOPVfg41UigV6uWe70k-2F01O5eJudye-2FkcA6FiC6e79djd94unq5vJTJI8z-2BV9LvO2wQov7UBo8OXlHO0y4BdLdeTEAG3Dh7PHNog8JfwlQ3k-2BxbPFoB8FgDm0JzEgdRr1-2FdJJuChaA48p85Y2SQDQxD6hwgc-2F9szATZ2myRbgSqrTRJsaPH29V6EZMwptOpnHqGFHAW01yHr9TTcJn4cEpESxkKY6gtrkVqzqLaKI-2B36-2BMk1XnRHa42pEb6qDTWe-2BkSvmzghK-2FtZhhKdbqn1cmHWGt-2B49N-2BLRMt0ipAj37f-2B7UnHc-2BcVA65Wx21QNTXrveI671kGe"><strong><span><span><span>Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra</span></span></span></strong></a><span><span><span><span> for a jazz performance including some of her own original music on <strong>Saturday, April 16 at 8 p.m.</strong> at the Center for the Arts at George Mason University. The performance follows Schneider’s long-awaited in-person visit to the Center for the Arts and includes a special event open to the public as part of her residency: </span></span></span></span><a href="http://secure-web.cisco.com/1CzmK7eR6VEYp5jgmbdSK4m-Y4_orJJjDontsGbn_MzzWW8Roc1YeaSQALNnXTCjtkAj9x-mcUttqKmvgrIEXTW68HVq6h0T9MzQYw01UXRhooLoyPy7NMDz6Jc6a9CSjxmnhsWdNy0MXQG6G-pJxDni6xQKfz5lS5DxLiwRP1oo1AwyAiTGF2352LDXVxiIG9VxFCRSITzy0C0fUeV6ZTo9HBe7hdMZDOSfdNEBDE01yzMT_3ddFl9DFt-rzjo-H9In9j2fsg5ZqpKyVVqo7QKJLBc7AjKaEIVsWOaMURxBE9vevb3y-kP5yaC2l8YAPO16t7Kg_OLyxXxCY19ij-A7ifoP8dP-XJPh4cIkwg_oKt2CqqbVg5tNiG3fRJBy6poEEGC9fD7buAwBcRFM5T5-oRjycwyH2pGjhb6Eer5GlskfA-OV9bLT3buqQWSJ3DaIE7FWBhI_LuBdX1j_OKQ/http%3A%2F%2Flink.mediaoutreach.meltwater.com%2Fls%2Fclick%3Fupn%3D30Gr6LI8XAMIntpmRXgABAPQzlL5QuzQ4fNf7kk8Xfi58ZMqc73KjIOhLEyy-2BeYWcFf03Q2nuPsJAc2wJkYpDg-2F6G8tUGSxo2S-2BUWbdbwAQ-3D2OAx_wCkbcBTtvEe1ejG-2FGPVfac-2BfUJ-2BQHpZt3UJfx-2FLzKAxv3G1NoGP5CpIZOPVfg41UigV6uWe70k-2F01O5eJudye-2FkcA6FiC6e79djd94unq5vJTJI8z-2BV9LvO2wQov7UBo8OXlHO0y4BdLdeTEAG3Dh7PHNog8JfwlQ3k-2BxbPFoB8FgDm0JzEgdRr1-2FdJJuChaA48p85Y2SQDQxD6hwgc-2F9g-2FilGWJgK5w7Pg6LSvtcesqIunKUxaCkDF4eFcNU-2BP5nCaLVfg3RIeGNc2Pq05asKjVXso1SOswoBubkkqEXhlsOGsuGOICLVFHPcDIUuKJnkX43qIdxs3TXK3TcQbotOj3qomoU12Y9PqkxZZl7E-2FYOhRbLOobG2mykJuShoX3"><strong><span><span><span>A Conversation about Respecting Artist Rights</span></span></span></strong></a><span><span><span><span> on <strong>April 14 at 4 p.m</strong>. on Mason’s Arlington campus. </span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span>While in residence, Schneider will also host an open rehearsal and Q&amp;A session for Mason Jazz students on April 15 at 3 p.m.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <figure role="group" class="align-left"><article><div class="field field--name-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/g/files/yyqcgq196/files/styles/small_content_image/public/2022-04/20200105_MariaSchneider_DataLords_BrieneLermitte_648rt.jpg?itok=HSfjiDy1" width="313" height="350" alt="Maria Schneider joins Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra on April 16 at the Center for the Arts." loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /></div> </article><figcaption>Maria Schneider joins Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra on April 16 at the Center for the Arts.</figcaption></figure><p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Schneider was originally scheduled to perform and be in residence in the spring of 2020. Although most of this engagement was rescheduled, she did participate in a virtual event as part of </span></span></span></span><em><span><span><span><span>Mason Arts at Home. </span></span></span></span></em><span><span><span><span>Two years after this digital involvement in the </span></span></span></span><a href="http://secure-web.cisco.com/1GKQYb9bdxjSL2MrhLJoe61qVzZrZXUUnV4IM34rveQwMgsRSJLfmLsNstE_VrTvYF81DFb5rAI2nagyzjWTQaAJv6bzKde5b3Z1hdTXdyMLxcQpE9-WrqOjiT6xTBkUhQzuNB6lAhCZ3Rsn3RLPbQL-3GymRM-yG1Zrt51HiDtFpvZLdUV7YLfr7tmOOTcbc0p17uUhB8ILc0Y8Ya49fSR_idKmdzlLE2iCnA1Y8VWAmomABT2jVH875dM03-VSD33O0N1rW5oGHhS5sHa2y7Eqxwn3xn3YmT7pctfDanNqR5GDqcPLCcM-Sc7VxCgVeY5ItpyLB5UR0ywR7dx0zVaEuVwXIpLAd0V6OIRmpjHJce79euUV507C0nLyZeiA4vl8Hvm0dUFULh3Chimw8aZRtO_7-L9SH_sJ50ZsYijwl46PbQqwjLTU9kmdGK1ZQYI-i8k39i90nPbK9CRCc1A/http%3A%2F%2Flink.mediaoutreach.meltwater.com%2Fls%2Fclick%3Fupn%3D30Gr6LI8XAMIntpmRXgABNfugyPoyzszkKKGpenRn9MGgrKZMN4d-2FaKaOmfjQfAkpjY6iI0q8zpwj2vis7WY8g-3D-3DtglO_wCkbcBTtvEe1ejG-2FGPVfac-2BfUJ-2BQHpZt3UJfx-2FLzKAxv3G1NoGP5CpIZOPVfg41UigV6uWe70k-2F01O5eJudye-2FkcA6FiC6e79djd94unq5vJTJI8z-2BV9LvO2wQov7UBo8OXlHO0y4BdLdeTEAG3Dh7PHNog8JfwlQ3k-2BxbPFoB8FgDm0JzEgdRr1-2FdJJuChaA48p85Y2SQDQxD6hwgc-2F9qeS-2F3HslGgxEzSiT4utWWvWfrFxoOmkF5Drjued0ZXUPx3X9qdT7-2FhTP96ar1lEb3mVHPrNJp1QUwixh46bYV40QuvJ5U59c9piRYwRoxV6dQrxwCNmsiGCeyR0HadoVXKeUz8IV1QKmMiic3XZkwZiq9WsBSk1n6oWdzPyLo2W"><span><span><span>Mason Artist-in-Residence</span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span> program</span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span> and </span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span>as a strong voice for music advocacy, </span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span>Schneider returns in person with a stimulating conversation regarding artist rights, arts activism, and her </span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span>boundary-pushing musical career. 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What an incredible honor to host Maria, who is such a powerful voice in this field. I hope that our attendees gain new insights that will give them a deeper appreciation for Maria’s music, as well as a more passionate respect for the arts and for artists.</span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span>”</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>Taking place on Mason’s Arlington campus in Van Metre Hall, the event will begin with a brief networking reception, followed by the featured conversation as well as a Q&amp;A. The conversation provides a unique opportunity to hear from Schneider on topics including the complexity of her composition process, the blending of her art and activism, and insights for both musicians and music lovers to understand the significance of copyright protection to an artist’s work.</span></span></span></span></p> <figure role="group" class="align-right"><article><div class="field field--name-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/g/files/yyqcgq196/files/styles/small_content_image/public/2022-04/20016-106.jpg?itok=k4vvS6OI" width="350" height="350" alt="Jim Carroll, Artistic Director of Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra." loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /></div> </article><figcaption>Jim Carroll, Artistic Director of Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra.</figcaption></figure><p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>The April 16 performance at the Center for the Arts features Schneider guest conducting the <strong>Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra</strong>, founded by Artistic Director and saxophone virtuoso Jim Carroll. The performance will open with "We Love Being Here with You" featuring songstress </span></span></span></span><a href="http://secure-web.cisco.com/1zRjlwSLf3qAXo0fKgBxrHSAwp9ZOTDW9mein1B84Cqccx0Aw9HXqVbPaAH8Nb08yT1BEM-jUViCKmdnP8g8WX71lNjxkXFYPtaWolVq0xopQscl_Jrdkex5soGu6948lbl22wV1rxvDhz2-5WFgEqmCMLfhueRehLG67IXjbwBxbOVfvWsjgyr65W_XgdPQFgsLJdpJdP_EXjTLfT7TT3AP7_0nXEG1lgPlG4fWFrr_YVaZ7pUDQhIbVF4iqry0MNlkxqXngD7Lp1mZmYLlOcs1w3H2gzqEHSRUcw5oEfcl-uDSlJdw4ul9Z1_MHFPD3joL3m12dM_eMPXKnJH5P2XR8P32q5XilvUbTvsTkJ6xBj7AwLNulwQ35OasljdFPBKHUCU9tI_RjLKJl1uBfzu39whpgnbC7KYtPrcG-L02nCShZJ-1i454wDTpkkkyPCerb1El7CoeuIhG5voyiGw/http%3A%2F%2Flink.mediaoutreach.meltwater.com%2Fls%2Fclick%3Fupn%3D30Gr6LI8XAMIntpmRXgABITzrSY-2B4rwoNiz6oEd1T7mTaWNv6tCRfPcM5aca1R0jlsyghnwdDQ1XzKFoQCVnzA-3D-3D2zue_wCkbcBTtvEe1ejG-2FGPVfac-2BfUJ-2BQHpZt3UJfx-2FLzKAxv3G1NoGP5CpIZOPVfg41UigV6uWe70k-2F01O5eJudye-2FkcA6FiC6e79djd94unq5vJTJI8z-2BV9LvO2wQov7UBo8OXlHO0y4BdLdeTEAG3Dh7PHNog8JfwlQ3k-2BxbPFoB8FgDm0JzEgdRr1-2FdJJuChaA48p85Y2SQDQxD6hwgc-2F9gd1vW38-2FTZSoSvyqMogUy4sO4GV6FKFAakhutiKh7uZ01Y3sn8hJTREQuqyu5LSv-2Fwun-2BfkPhAkA6C8zLRy2BczWStDAW2OJ2eesIor4qvu7BkusWYl89DsCDgBRuUULXaVln6T9wr4VtImP5L6g8SavgXW3pV-2BjJ7bJUJB9GqN"><span><span><span>Darden Purcell</span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span> (Mason Director of Jazz Studies and Jazz Voice), followed by Schneider's original music including an instrumental excerpt from <em>Winter Morning Walks</em>. Opening the second half of the concert, <a href="https://music.gmu.edu/ensembles/large-ensembles/mason-jazz-ensemble/">Mason Jazz Ensemble</a> has been invited to perform “Dance You Monster to My Soft Song,” an original composition by Schneider that she will also conduct.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>“It is our great honor to have the opportunity to have Maria with us this spring,” adds Carroll. “Maria helps us all understand that through music we are all connected and a part of something bigger. Her music and activism teaches us all that the best form of protest is excellence. When the system has beaten me down, Maria’s music has picked me up and brought me back with her melody’s, unique harmonies, orchestrations, and amazing crescendos. I would suggest to everyone to let her music come into your heart and lift you up.”</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p>For more information about the <strong>Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra</strong>’s upcoming performance <strong>featuring Maria Schneider</strong> on April 16<em>, </em>visit the the <a href="https://cfa.calendar.gmu.edu/metropolitan-jazz-orchestra"><strong>Center for the Arts website</strong></a>. </p> </div> </div> </div> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:news_release:field_content_topics" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodenews-releasefield-content-topics"> <h2>Topics</h2> <div class="field field--name-field-content-topics field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Topics</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/311" hreflang="en">CFA</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/196" hreflang="en">Center for the Arts</a></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 04 Apr 2022 14:37:39 +0000 Zoe Harr 1761 at https://cfa.gmu.edu