Music@Mason: December 6, 2013


M U S I C @ M A S O N

December 6, 2013




New violin faculty 

The School of Music welcomes new violin faculty member, Ross Monroe Winter 

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A strong Mason presence at VMEA   

Our Mason School of Music faculty and students made a great impression at VMEA  

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Phone: 703-993-1380






Mason Opera --
Amahl and the Night Visitors

with a School of Theater
Commedia dell'arte Prelude

Friday, December 6 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, December 7 at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.

Hylton Performing Arts Center - Gregory Theater

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The School of Theater and School of Music are collaborating yet again to share with you the many arts that our Mason students have to offer!


This prelude is a revival of commedia dell'arte, in which masked actors portray stock characters. Though we may not recognize it by name, this tradition is entrenched in many aspects of our culture, from tv and literature to the stage! 


After the prelude, Mason Opera will present Gian Carlo Menotti's Amahl and the Night Visitorsa work that captures the timeless mystery and glory of Christmas. Menotti drew inspiration from medieval nativity paintings in writing this one-act opera, which had its premiere performance on Christmas Eve in 1951. He artfully combined modern and traditional musical styles in his composition. The opera's moving story and music will certainly get audiences in the Christmas spirit! 


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 Due to inclement weather today, Sunday, December 8, Horns a Plenty and the Holiday Sing-Along has been cancelled and will not be re-scheduled
School of Music
Holiday Sing-Along

Sunday, December 8 at 7 p.m.

Center for the Arts Concert Hall

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The Mason Symphony Orchestra and combined choruses invite you to welcome the holiday season with music!


In addition to selections from Handel's Messiah, they will be performing other holiday favorites such as The Nutcracker suite and Corelli's "Christmas Concerto." Works by Mendelssohn and Brahms, two masters of writing for orchestra and choir, will round out the program. 


We hope you will join us for one of the School of Music's favorite holiday traditions! 


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pre-show performance:

Horns a Plenty Christmas

Sunday, December 8 at 5:45 p.m.

Center for the Arts lobby


Plus, don't miss Horns a Plenty Christmas before the School of Music Holiday Sing-Along! This organization plans events for horn players to get together and perform Christmas music for audiences nationwide. We're lucky to have an active Horns a Plenty group right here in the D.C. area! 




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More Music at Mason

all events are FREE unless otherwise noted
*MUSI-300 credit


Vocal Performance Seminar Recital*

Thursday, Dec 5 at 3 p.m.

Center for the Arts - Grand Tier III



Jazz Combos Concert*

Thursday, Dec 5 at 8 p.m.

de Laski 3001



Electronic Composition Class Recital*
Friday, Dec 6 at 12:30 p.m.

Harris Theatre



Guitar Ensemble Recital*

Saturday, Dec 7 at 8 p.m.

de Laski 3001



American Festival Pops Orchestra --
Songs of the Season

Friday, Dec 13 at 8 p.m.
Hylton Performing Arts Center - Merchant Hall

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Saturday, Dec 14 at 8 p.m.
Center for the Arts - Concert Hall

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Green Machine Performances



Can't get enough of Doc Nix and the Green Machine? Keep track of Mason men's and women's basketball games throughout the season so you won't miss a thing! 


Upcoming Student Performances

all events are FREE unless otherwise noted

*MUSI-300 credit


Sunday, December 8


     2 pm, de Laski 3001: 

        Chris Martin, Graduate Percussion Recital*



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The Mason School of Music invites you
to join us for our fall performance season.
Click here to view the full calendar.



George Mason University School of Music

College of Visual & Performing Arts
4400 University Drive, MSN 3E3, Fairfax, VA  22030