CH: Center for the Arts Concert Hall
DPS: Dance Performance Studio
HC: Hylton Center (SciTech Campus)
HT: Harris Theatre
Most ticketed in-person events presented by the Center for the Arts, the Hylton Center, or the College of Visual and Performing Arts will have a set quantity of free student tickets available. Free student tickets will be offered online through the Mason360 platform to any eligible Mason student beginning two Tuesdays prior to each event. For full details, visit the Free Student Tickets page.
Student Tickets for Fall 2022
The School of Theater: The Originals
Saturday, September 10 at 2:00 p.m.
The Originals! offers talented student playwrights and creative artists the chance to share their work in a variety of forms.
Grand Piano Celebration
Sunday, September 18 3:00 p.m.
The Grand Piano Celebration honors Mason's All-Steinway School and the Reva and Sid Dewberry Family School of Music, showcasing stellar faculty artists and outstanding student artists.
Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel: American Pianistic Treasures
Sunday, September 18 at 7:00 p.m.
Welcome back Jeffrey Siegel, a masterful “pianist who literally overflows with music” (Berlin Die Welt) to our stage for his popular series that tells the stories behind the music.
An Evening with Norm Lewis
Sunday, September 18 at 7:00 p.m.
Welcome trailblazing Broadway legend Norm Lewis for an unforgettable evening of stories and songs that highlight his career on stage.
Mike Super - Magic and Illusion
Sunday, September 25 at 4:00 p.m.
“America’s Favorite Mystifier” Mike Super brings his mind-blowing illusions and combined hilarity of a headline comedian to the Hylton Center to entertain and enthrall the whole family.
Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel: Music for the Young and Youthful
Sunday, October 2 at 2:00 p.m.
For the young and young at heart! This Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel concert is something the whole family can enjoy.
Wednesday, October 5 at 1:30 p.m.
Join award-winning cellist Alicia Ward as she performs an impressive afternoon of classical music.
Manassas Chorale: Broadway in Manassas!
Saturday, October 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Join the Manassas Chorale, its smaller ensemble, and premier choirs from local high schools as they celebrate the best of Broadway.
Virginia Opera: The Valkyrie
Saturday, October 08 at 8:00pm and Sunday, October 09 at 2:00pm
Mortals are caught up amidst struggles between capricious gods in Richard Wagner’s iconic dramatic opera The Valkyrie, from his legendary “Ring” cycle.
Mason Symphony Orchestra
Wednesday, October 12 at 8:00 p.m.
The Mason Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Soo Han, is comprised of outstanding string, wind, and percussion players from throughout the School of Music.
Wind Symphony and Symphonic Concert
Monday, October 17 at 8:00 p.m.
The Mason Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band open the 2022-23 concert cycle with a shared concert titled "Exclamations!"
Mason Jazz Ensemble
Wednesday, October 19 at 8:00 p.m.
Join the Mason Jazz Ensemble (director Jim Carroll) for an evening of big band music!
Manassas Symphony Orchestra: Celebrations
Saturday, October 22 at 7:30 p.m.
The Manassas Symphony Orchestra celebrates the beginning of its 30th season on Hungarian composer Franz Liszt’s 211th birthday by featuring piano virtuoso Thomas Pandolfi performing Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in A major.
Mason School of Theater: Head Over Heels
Thursday, Oct 27, 2022 8:00pm
Friday, Oct 28, 2022 8:00pm
Saturday, Oct 29, 2022 2:00pm
Saturday, Oct 29, 2022 8:00pm
Sunday, Oct 30, 2022 2:00pm
Head Over Heels is the bold new musical comedy from the visionaries that rocked Broadway with Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Avenue Q, and Spring Awakening.
Aida Cuevas 45th Anniversary - Yo Creo Que Es Tiempo
Saturday, October 29 at 8:00 p.m.
All hail the “Queen of Ranchera Music,” Aida Cuevas! In her debut at the Hylton Center, this GRAMMY and Latin GRAMMY winner will fill Merchant Hall with lively mariachi music, the powerful energy of her stage presence, and the rich effervescence of her voice.
Farruquito: Intimate Farruquito
Sunday, October 30 at 7:00 p.m.
International flamenco megastar, Farruquito, ignites the stage with raw emotion, extraordinary artistry, and captivating energy.
Nrityagram Dance Ensemble
Saturday, November 5 at 8:00 p.m.
Set to the sounds of live flute, violin, harmonium, manjira, and drums onstage, Āhuti is a mesmerizing performance and collaboration between Mason Artist-in-Residence Nrityagram Dance Ensemble and the Chitrasena Dance Company.
Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Pass It On: 60th Anniversary Musical Celebration
Sunday, November 6 at 7:00 p.m.
The Preservation Hall Jazz Band’s iconic and exuberant “Big Easy” sound will have you up and dancing from the beginning to end of their concert!
Matinee Idylls: Virginia Opera A Taste of Opera
Wednesday, November 9 at 1:30 p.m.
Opera lovers, rejoice in an afternoon bill brimming with all of the drama, poetry, history, and romance that makes opera so heart-thrilling.
Fall: New Dances
November 11–12, 2022
Step out of this cool autumn weather and into the theater for a performance filled with diverse choreography and talented dancers. Join us in supporting the School of Dance as we present Fall: New Dances.
Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra: Salute to the Military
Saturday, November 12 at 8:00 p.m.
Celebrate Veterans Day week with Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra’s “Salute to the Military.” Vocalist Darden Purcell, Mason Director of Jazz Studies and Jazz Voice, joins Founder and Artistic Director and virtuoso saxophonist Jim Carroll and his Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra for an unforgettable evening of jazz standards celebrating our Military’s Veterans, Servicemembers, and their families.
SUGAR SKULL! A Día de los Muertos Musical Adventure
Presented by Mexico Beyond Mariachi
Sunday, November 13 at 1:00 and 4:00 p.m.
Vita Flores thinks her family is locoto be planning a party for the dead. But things change
suddenly when her abuelita’scandy skeleton jumps to life, launching her into a magical world!
Virginia Opera: The Pirates of Penzance
Saturday, November 12, 2022 8:00pm
Sunday, November 13, 2022 2:00pm
Set sail with this classic comic operetta fit for all ages. Gilbert & Sullivan’s ThePirates of Penzance has everything—whimsical melodies, hilariously memorable characters, and one of the most terrific earworms of all time, “I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General.”
Mason Jazz Vocal Night
November 14 at 8:00 p.m.
Join Dr. Darden Purcell, the Mason Jazz Voice studio and Mason Jazz Vocal Ensemble for an evening of swinging standards and classic hits from the Great American Songbook!
Preview November 17 at 8:00 p.m.
November 18 at 8:00 p.m.
It's 2017, and a young doctoral candidate is in the final throes of his dissertation on ancient religious traditions in the modern world.
Friday, November 18, 2022 8:00pm
Join Mason Jazz and Friends as we explore the roots and development of America's greatest contribution to the Arts—Jazz.
Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel: Immortal Impromptus
Sunday, November 20, 2022 7:00pm
Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel is for both music aficionados and those that aspire to be so.
The 5 Browns
Saturday, November 26, 2022 8:00pm
Celebrate the holidays with a concert that fills the Center with all of the spirit and power of five grand pianos played together on one stage.
The Queen’s Cartoonists
Sunday, November 27, 2022 3:00pm
Welcome to The Queen’s Cartoonists Holiday Special! Keenly aware of all things holiday-oriented and completely ridiculous, musical ensemble The Queen’s Cartoonists have set out to find the best of the best holiday-related cartoons, films, and jazz.
Chanticleer: A Chanticleer Christmas
Sunday, November 27 at 4:00 p.m.
Join us in our tradition of ushering in the holiday season with peace, joy, and a cappella! Chanticleer’s 12 male voices, from soprano to bass, blend together perfectly in spellbinding harmony.
Wind Symphony Concert
Thursday, December 1 at 8:00 p.m.
Join us for a Wind Symphony concert titled "Music for Uncommon Times".
Soweto Gospel Choir HOPE: It’s Been a Long Time Coming
Friday, December 2 at 8:00 p.m.
Direct from South Africa, welcome the three-time GRAMMY Award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir for an exuberant night of African gospel, spirituals, reggae, contemporary pop, and holiday music.
Friday, December 2 at 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, December 3 at 2:00 and 8:00 p.m.
The Dewberry School of Music’s Mason Opera presents “Amahl and the Night Visitors”.
Winter Dance Innovations
December 3 at 8:00 p.m.
Mason choreographers showcase new works performed by the Mason Dance Company.
Manassas Chorale: Everywhere, Christmas Tonight
Saturday, December 3 at 7:30 p.m.
Get into the holiday spirit with the full Chorale and its 20-piece live orchestra in a concert of fifteen carols and popular songs of the season.
Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy
Saturday, December 03, 2022 8:00pm
Center for the Arts audience favorites, Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy, return for the holidays with their musical family for a jubilant evening of lightning-fast fiddling, lively step dancing, and loads of Irish music.
Mason Symphony and Choirs Holiday Concert
Sunday, Dec 04, 2022 7:00pm
Join us for a joyous concert celebration by the Dewberry School of Music as we ring in the holiday season!
American Festival Pops Orchestra Holiday Pops: Songs of the Season
Friday, December 9 at 8:00 p.m.
Just hear those sleigh bells jingling. Ring ting tingling too. Come out to the Hylton Center for timeless holiday favorites with the American Festival Pops Orchestra.
Manassas Symphony Orchestra Family Concert: Explorations
Saturday, Dec 10, 2022 3:30pm
The MSO commemorates the 20th edition of its annual family concert by taking listeners on a musical journey with a world premiere of Manassas composer Ben Bernstein’s work based on award-winning author and New Yorker cover artist Bob Staake’s new book, The Path.
Mason Dance Studio Series
Tuesdays, December 6 at 6:00 and 8:00 p.m.
Studio Series is an intimate black-box experience showcasing new dances by George Mason University's School of Dance.
American Festival Pops Orchestra
Saturday, Dec 10, 2022 8:00pm
Just hear those sleigh bells jingling, ring ting tingling too. Come out to the Center for the Arts for timeless holiday favorites with the American Festival Pops Orchestra.
A Celtic Christmas with Seán Heely
Sunday, Dec 11, 2022 4:00pm
Seán Heely, U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion and folk singer, returns for an encore performance to celebrate the holiday season with Celtic Christmas music.