Dear Mason Music Family,

We are excited to present amazing performances by our incredibly talented and hard-working School of Music students.  Please join us this weekend at Mason for a fabulous Classical Guitar masterclass on Friday morning, Tuba-Euphonium concert on Saturday afternoon, and Mason's Choral Showcase "A Jubilant Song" this Sunday at 4 pm in Harris Theater.  We have a double-bill this Monday evening, Nov. 18th, in that we are presenting our Brass Ensemble concert at 6 pm, followed by our Jazz Combos/Latin American Ensemble Concert at 8 pm. We are thrilled to have Lori Laitman, acclaimed art song composer, present vocal masterclasses next week with our student artists. 

We are grateful to have the opportunity to present our ensembles in a new Mason Concert Series at Old Town Hall, Fairfax this season. Mason's Brass Ensemble will be performing a free concert this upcoming Wednesday, November 20 at 7 pm at Old Town Hall.  Please join us!

Make plans now to purchase tickets for Mason's upcoming Jazz Vocal Night on November 25, a delightful Mason Opera production on December 6-7 at the Hylton, and Mason Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert on December 8.  

We thank you for your enthusiastic support of our Mason School of Music!

With gratitude,
Dr. Linda A. Monson
Director, School of Music
Upcoming School of Music
Berta Rojas Guitar Masterclass
Friday, November 15th, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Monson Grand Tier

Free Admission
MUSI 300 Available
GMU Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble Concert
Directed by Dr. Dave Porter
Saturday, November 16th, 3:00 PM
deLaski 3001

Free Admission
MUSI 300 available

This exciting concert is presented as a part of Mason's Tuba/Euphonium Day, featuring works by Faure, O'Toole, Brusick, and Forbes.
University Choirs Concert
Sunday, November 17th, 4:00 PM
Harris Theatre

Featuring the Mason University Chorale, University Singers, Soundcheque a capella group, and GMU Alumni Choir.
Brass Ensemble Concert
Monday, November 18th, 6:00 PM
Harris Theatre

Free Admission
MUSI 300 available
Jazz Combos/Latin American Ensemble Concert
Monday, November 18th, 8:00 PM
deLaski 3001

Free Admission
MUSI 300 available
Lori Laitman Vocal Masterclass
Tuesday, November 19th & Thursday, November 21st
3:00 PM

Free Admission
MUSI 300 Available
Guitar Ensemble Concert
Saturday, November 23rd, 8:00 PM

Free Admission
MUSI 300 available
Mason Jazz Vocal Night
Monday, November 25th, 8:00 PM
Center for the Arts Concert Hall
New Sound Collective
Contemporary Music Ensemble Concert
Monday, December 2nd, 8:00 PM

Free Admission
MUSI 300 available
Mason Opera: Offenbach's Mesdames de la Halle
Friday, December 6th - Saturday, December 7th
Hylton Performing Arts Center Gregory Family Theater
Celebrate the joy of the holiday season with Mason Opera and its exciting December production of Mesdames de la Halle, a comic one-act opérette bouffe by Jacques Offenbach, with libretto by Armand Lapointe. First performed in Paris in 1859, this charming comedy revolves around the competitive street vendors of a famous Parisian fruit and vegetable market, “La Halle.” All the women vendors have fallen head over heels in love with the handsome, young, kitchen boy, Croûte-au-pot, and they compete for his attention. Croûte-au-pot however loves the beautiful fruit vendor, Ciboulette. After a comedy of errors and misplaced identity, true love triumphs! Performed in English, this delightful opera is full of the beautiful music and comedic genius of Offenbach, and will bring laughter and joy to patrons of all ages!
Mason Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert
Sunday, December 8th, 7:00 PM
Center for the Arts Concert Hall
City of Fairfax Concerts
Join us for a monthly showcase of the spectacular students from George Mason University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts. Every month we will highlight a different artistic discipline and feature some of the talented students from the school. The events are free and will be at Old Town Hall (3999 University Drive, Fairfax).
Strings in the Lobby
November Departmental Recitals
All School of Music Student Departmental Recitals are free and open to the public. MUSI 300 credit is available.
Mason Alumna Juliana Kuo (pictured in center) was recently inducted into the Steinway Teacher Hall of Fame! This honor is a prestigious designation recognizing the work of North America’s most committed and passionate piano educators. Congratulations Juliana!
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