Dear Mason School of Music Family,

Please join us this weekend for our Mason Opera production of Henry Purcell's Dido and Aeneas with performances in Harris Theater and Old Town Hall Fairfax. This compelling Baroque opera brings to life the powerful and complex story of Dido, an ancient, mythological Queen of Carthage, and her love for the Trojan warrior, Aeneas. This beautiful but tragic love story is brought to life by an outstanding cast of exceptional young voices with rich period costumes, period instruments, and contemporary sets.  

We are also very excited to present Mason's Guitar Ensemble Saturday, December 1st in the deLaski Performing Arts Building. Under the direction of Matthew Trkula, our Mason Guitar Ensemble will present a wonderfully diverse program that the entire family will enjoy.  

We also hope you will join us for our upcoming Holiday Concerts and for our many daytime departmental recitals, masterclasses, and performances. Our Mason students love to share their wonderful music with you!  

Warm regards,
Dr. Linda A. Monson
Director, School of Music
This Weekend's Performances
Mason Opera: Dido and Aeneas
Friday, November 30th - Sunday, December 2nd

Harris Theatre
Friday, November 30th, 8:00PM
Saturday, December 1st, 8:00PM

Old Town Hall Fairfax
Sunday, December 2nd, 2:00PM & 5:00PM
Pictured above: Mason Opera dress rehearsal for Dido and Aeneas in Harris Theatre
Guitar Ensemble Concert
directed by Professor Matt Trkula
Saturday, December 1st, 8:00pm
deLaski 3001

Free admission
School of Music Holiday Concerts

Sing Noel!
Choral Concert and Silent Auction
Friday, December 7th
Silent Auction at 7:00 pm
Concert at 8:00 pm

Falls Church Presbyterian Church
225 E. Broad St, Falls Church 22046
Featuring University Singers directed by Dr. Stan Engebretson, University Chorale directed by Dr. Lisa Billingham, Soundcheque directed by Dr. Stan Engebretson, and Jane Kaye, collaborative pianist.
Mason Symphony Orchestra and
Jazz Holiday Concert
Sunday, December 9th, 7:00pm
Center for the Arts

Free Non-Ticketed Events
Healing Arts Ensemble
Wednesday, December 5th, 5:00pm
Choral Room (A323) in deLaski Performing Arts Bldg.

Free admission
New Sound Collective Concert
Contemporary Music Ensemble
Wednesday, December 5th, 8:00pm
deLaski 3001

Free admission
Vocal Performance Seminar
Thursday, December 6th, 3:00 PM
Monson Grand Tier

Free Admission
Baroque Ensemble Performance Demonstration
Friday, December 7th
2:00 pm
deLaski 3001

Free Admission
Special Guest Masterclass!
Canadian Brass Masterclass
with Mason School of Music Brass Quintets
Saturday, December 15th, 4:30pm
Monson Grand Tier
This week our Mason Admissions featured Andrew Velez, a School of Music graduate student, in this video. Watch Andrew as he discusses his experiences at Mason and his musical passions.
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