George Mason University - Music - 2019-2020 Season & Subscription Info

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Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel: Music of Mozart and Haydn

September 22, 2019 

Become a classical music insider with virtuoso pianist Jeffrey Siegel. Popular with classical music lovers and newcomers alike, his unique “concerts with commentary” format gives the story behind the music. 

An Evening with Audra McDonald

September 28, 2019 

Tony, Grammy®, and Emmy® Award winner Audra McDonald makes her Center for the Arts debut. In this concert, McDonald performs her trademark mix of hits from Broadway and the Great American Songbook. 

Symphonic Band Concert*

October 02, 2019 

The Mason Symphonic Band under the vibrant musical leadership of Profs. John Kilkenny and Denny Stokes, provides music majors and increasingly growing numbers of non-music majors an opportunity to study and perform a wide variety of traditional and contemporary wind band literature.


October 04, 2019 

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with this extraordinary performance by the “Female Latin Powerhouse group LADAMA” (LA Weekly). 

The Four Italian Tenors

October 05, 2019 

Be transported to bella Italia and indulge in Italy’s rich culture and vocal music with The Four Italian Tenors in their U.S. debut tour Viva Italia! 

Wind Symphony with Fairfax Wind Symphony Concert*

October 08, 2019 

The George Mason University Wind Symphony, led by composer-conductor Mark Camphouse is a select ensemble comprised of outstanding wind, brass, and percussion players in the School of Music and the University.

Virginia Opera: Tosca

October 12 & 13, 2019 

Virginia Opera opens its 45th season with one of Giacomo Puccini’s most acclaimed and performed works, Tosca. This tour-de-force opera features some of Puccini’s best-known lyrical arias, including “Vissi d'Arte” and “E lucevan le stelle.” 

Mason Symphony Orchestra*

October 16, 2019 

The Mason Symphony Orchestra is comprised of outstanding string, wind, and percussion players from throughout the School of Music.

Fall Choral Invitational*

October 20, 2019 

A select choral ensemble at George Mason University, the University Singers are dedicated to the performance of advanced vocal chamber music ranging from Renaissance to contemporary and commissioned works.

Jazz 4 Justice*

November 08, 2019 

The Mason Jazz Ensemble, directed by Jim Carroll, collaborates with the law community to present its annual benefit concert, Jazz 4 Justice™. Proceeds from this performance support vital community efforts by the Bar Foundation and the George Mason University Jazz Studies Department.

Taj Express

November 09, 2019 

Back by popular demand, this international sensation explodes onstage with the look and feel of the Indian Bollywood movies that have been entertaining people around the globe for generations.

The Four Seasons

November 10, 2019 

Rediscover the beauty of The Four Seasons, both in its original form and also in a completely reimagined one. 

Wind Symphony & Symphonic Band Concert*

November 11, 2019

The Mason Symphonic Band under the vibrant musical leadership of Profs. John Kilkenny and Denny Stokes, provides music majors and increasingly growing numbers of non-music majors an opportunity to study and perform a wide variety of traditional and contemporary wind band literature.

Jazz Workshop Concert*

November 13, 2019 

Jazz Saxophone faculty, Rick Parrell directs the Mason Jazz Workshop big band in their concert! The Jazz Workshop performs music by Thad Jones, Mike Tomaro, Alan Baylock, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Neal Hefti and many others.

Virginia Opera: Il Postino

November 16 & 17, 2019 

Contemporary and classical opera enthusiasts alike are in for a special treat with this production of Mexican composer Daniel Catán’s tragic-comedic opera, Il Postino (The Postman). 

Vocal Pops A Capella Concert*

November 17, 2019

Please join us for a wonderful afternoon of vocal pop music presented by GMU a cappella groups!

Mason Jazz Vocal Night*

November 25, 2019 

Join us for an evening of music dedicated to Jazz Vocals! Performances by Mason Jazz Studio soloists and the Mason Jazz Vocal Ensemble, directed by Dr. Darden Purcell.


November 30, 2019 

Unwrap holiday magic as Chanticleer returns to the Center to usher in the season with a festive program of Gregorian chant, Renaissance motets, Gospel melodies, and Christmas carols. 

Sweet Honey in the Rock®

December 07, 2019 

Welcome the dynamic Washington, D.C.-based, African-American a cappella ensemble, Sweet Honey in the Rock®, in Celebrating the Holydays. 

Vienna Boys Choir

December 13, 2019

There is no sound more celestial than the angelic voices of the Vienna Boys Choir, who return for their annual holiday concert to celebrate the magic of the season.

American Festival Pops Orchestra: Holiday Pops

December 14, 2019

Just hear those sleigh bells jinglin’ as the American Festival Pops Orchestra ushers in the season with its annual holiday concert.

Celebrating the Great American Songbook! The Mason Cabaret in Concert

January 31 & February 01, 2020 

A perennial favorite, our Musical Theater ambassadors, the Mason Cabaret, return with a fresh line-up of stellar vocalists offering showstoppers, ballads and duets, delving into the music of George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, Harold Arlen, and many more!

National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine

February 22, 2020 

Celebrating their Jubilee 100th concert season, the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine (NSOU) presents a concert of Eastern European delights, including a showpiece for cello by Tchaikovsky, Sibelius’ first symphony which displays his unique Nordic style as well as his admiration for Tchaikovsky, and Ukrainian composer Borys Lyatoshynsky’s symphonic ballade composed as a tribute to the Polish poet Adam Mickiewicz on the centenary of his death. 

NPR's From the Top

February 29, 2020

Attend a live recording of this popular NPR radio show, featuring the acclaimed piano duo Anderson and Roe as guest hosts. From the Top celebrates the stories, talents, and character of America’s best pre-collegiate classically-trained musicians. 

Hot Peas 'N Butter

March 01, 2020

Praised by the Los Angeles Times for their “hot and mellow multicultural groove,” Hot Peas ‘n Butter will have you and your whole family on their feet dancing with their infectiously fun global music celebration.

The King's Singers

March 06, 2020

This celebrated vocal ensemble returns to the Center to sweep you off of your feet with their new program called Love Songs featuring a repertoire of romantic music spanning 500 years.

The Chieftains

March 19, 2020 

Irish music legends, The Chieftains, return to the Center for a thrilling night of their signature blend of traditional Celtic and contemporary. 

Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra

April 11, 2020

Grammy® Award-winning composer and conductor Maria Schneider leads Northern Virginia’s own Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra in a night of cool, expressive jazz. 

Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel: Close Encounters of a Musical Kind

April 19, 2020

In his final concert of the season, Jeffrey Siegel brings to life the music of the “three great Bs:” Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms. 

A Concert Presentation of Spring Awakening

May 01, 2020

Winner of eight Tony Awards, this contemporary rock musical, based on the 1891 German play by Frank Wedekind, explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood in an electrifying fusion of morality, sexuality and rock and roll. 


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