Music@Mason: 2013-03-20

 


School of Music Newsletter

March 20, 2013

Hello Mason Music Fans!

Here's this week's School of Music news:

 

 

 

 

 

Mason Symphony Orchestra 

with the

Virginia Chamber Orchestra


Wednesday, April 3rd at 8 pm

Concert Hall

Adults $15; College students and seniors $10
Students K-12 and Wounded Warriors & their families - FREE 

FREE Mason student tickets available 

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AND

Friday, April 5th at 7:30 pm

Vienna Presbyterian Church  

Adults $20; College students and seniors $15 
Students K-12 and Wounded Warriors & their families - FREE

FREE parking

BUY TICKETS FOR 4/5 

 

       Dr. Dennis Layendecker and the Mason Symphony Orchestra are delighted to share their upcoming concert with the Virginia Chamber Orchestra in an exciting collaborative program of classical favorites, charming stories, and musical showmanship!  The MSO students will get to play side-by-side with the experienced VCO members, taking full advantage of the wealth of musical resources in the D.C. area. In contrast to recent single-composer programs, this month's concert features an eclectic mix of music by Mozart, Dukas, Chabrier, Ravel, and Wieniawski. 

        The concert includes one of Mozart’s very early symphonies, the delightful No. 29 in A major. There will also be a set of programmatic French works that paint vivid imagery: Maurice Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite, Paul Dukas’ The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, and Emmanuel Chabrier's España, Rhapsody for Orchestra. A very special feature of this concert is Henryk Wieniawski’s virtuosic Légende, Op. 17 featuring violin soloist Professor Peter Haase, in celebration of his retirement from the Mason School of Music.

        This will not only be a wonderful learning opportunity for the students, but it is sure to be an enjoyable program for the performers and audience alike!   

 

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e a t u r e d  E v e n t  F o c u s

 

By Dr. Dennis Layendecker and Betty Farrell

 

Both the MSO and VCO are really looking forward to their upcoming concert, not only due to the fantastic program, but for the opportunity to work together.  Dr. Dennis Layendecker expressed that the MSO members "are thrilled to enjoy this unique opportunity to perform side by side with the outstanding Virginia Chamber Orchestra! I am certain our students will learn a great deal playing with such terrific musicians.”

 

Betty Farrell, president of the Virginia Chamber Orchestra, commented, “We are pleased to collaborate with Dr. Layendecker and the Mason Symphony Orchestra in this initiative, which enables Mason students to rehearse and perform with the professional players of the Virginia Chamber Orchestra. The VCO reaches audiences in Northern Virginia with live concerts, educational television programs and streaming videos, and welcomes this opportunity to expand its reach further and perform with the rising talents of the Mason Symphony Orchestra.” 

 

What a wonderful example of cooperation between the academic and professional branches of our northern Virginia community!

 

 

University Chorale Broadway Showcase

 

Sunday, April 7th at 3 pm & 7 pm

Gregory Family Theater, Hylton Performing Arts Center

 

Adults $10; students, seniors, staff, faculty, and groups $5 

FREE Mason student tickets available 

BUY TICKETS

 

 

        The University Chorale's annual Broadway Showcase is coming soon! This year's program is a celebration of the classics we know and love.  The Chorale and soloists will perform favorite songs from Les MiserablesGuys and DollsThe Sound of MusicChicagoLittle Shop of HorrorsSouth Pacific, and more.  Join the University Chorale, under the direction of Dr. Lisa Billingham, for a show full of singing, dancing, and lots of fun!

 

Click here to visit the event page

 

 

 

Ensemble da Camera of Washington

 

Tuesday, April 9th at 8 pm

Gregory Family Theater, Hylton Performing Arts Center

 

Admission is courtesy of the School of Music

(MUSI 300 credit)

 

        The Mason School of Music's ensemble in residence, Ensemble da Camera of Washington, will be sharing its chamber music artistry on the grand stage of the Hylton Performing Arts Center.  Dr. Anna Balakerskaia, Artist and Professor in Residence Ricardo Cyncynates, and Claire Eichhorn will gracefully and masterfully perform works by Bartok, Schubert, Weber, and a world premiere of Dr. Glenn Smith's trio, Love Theme from the Enchanted Shadows. You won't want to miss this outstanding performance! 

 

Admission is courtesy of the School of Music unless noted otherwise 

*(MUSI 300 credit)

 

COMPOSERS WEEK RECITAL*

Saturday, March 23 at 8 pm

de Laski 3001

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BOBBY FLOYD JAZZ CLINIC

Friday, March 29 at 3 pm

PAB A327C

 

 

 

 

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METROPOLITAN JAZZ ORCHESTRA:

THE GOSPEL TRUTH

Saturday, March 30 at 8 pm

Hylton Performing Arts Center

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FLUTE AND PERCUSSION STUDIO RECITAL*

Tuesday, April 2 at 8 pm

Harris Theatre

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CLARINET STUDIO RECITAL*

Wednesday, April 3 at 12:30 pm

de Laski 3001

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ARMY FIFE & DRUM CORPS PRESENTATION*

Friday, April 5 at 12:30 pm

de Laski 3001

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M3E & CELTIC ENSEMBLE DEPARTMENTAL*

Monday, April 8 at 12:30 pm

Harris Theatre

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AMERICAN FESTIVAL POPS ORCHESTRA: CINEMA MAGIC

Saturday, April 13 at 8 pm

Concert Hall

BUY TICKETS


 

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MASON WIND SYMPHONY & PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE CONCERT

Sunday, April 14 at 2 pm

Concert Hall

BUY TICKETS 

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UNIVERSITY SINGERS & WOMEN'S CHORALE CONCERT

Sunday, April 14 at 7 pm

Harris Theatre

BUY TICKETS

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MASON JAZZ ENSEMBLE 

Wednesday, April 24 at 8 pm

Concert Hall

FREE, ticket reservation required 

 

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MASON OPERA: 

THE MAGIC FLUTE 

Friday, April 26 & Saturday,
April 27 at 8 pm

Sunday, April 28 at 4 pm 

Harris Theatre

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Upcoming Student Recitals

Admission is courtesy of the School of Music (MUSI 300 credit)

 

Saturday, March 23:

              3 pm, Grand Tier III: Yana Hristova Doctoral Flute Recital

 

Tuesday, March 26:

              7:30 pm, de Laski 3001: Lisette Armstrong Graduate Conducting Recital

 

Tuesday, April 2:

              8 pm, de Laski 3001: Clinton Greenlee Junior Jazz Bass Recital

 

 

 


 

 

GREEN MACHINE

 

The Green Machine recently particpated in a Black History Month celebration at the Fairfax County Government Center. Click here to watch an awesome video by School of Music student Joshua Cruse that features the Green Machine's energetic performance and insigthful commentary from festival attendees. As always, the Green Machine added tons of musical enthusiasm to the event!  

 

Click here for more about the Green Machine

 

 

 

 

It's always a memorable event when

Friends gather for a good cause!

        

       On Sunday, February 24th the Friends of Music at Mason shared their love for music and Mason at the Celebrate Love Supper ClubThe dinner was an evening to remember with beautiful music, fine wines, and delectable food. 


    Event proceeds will help to support the School of Music's Graduate students.

 

Want to get involved? Contact FOM@gmu.edu for more information!


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