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[Update: April 17, 2020] As part of our collective effort to minimize the impact of Coronavirus/COVID-19 to our community, all performances at the Hylton Performing Arts Center have been cancelled through August 8, 2020. This includes performances by the Hylton Center Arts Partners, and all events sponsored by external organizations. Information for ticket holders can be found here. If you have tickets to a performance that is cancelled, please contact the Hylton Center Ticket Office. Though our stages are dark, we will continue to bring you creative content online through Mason Arts at Home.

May 2020

A Mason Wind Symphony Feature

Friday, May 01, 2020 12:00pm
Location: Online
Presented By: School of Music

This dynamic video excerpt of George Mason University’s Wind Symphony will be posted May 1 at 12 pm on the Center for the Arts Facebook page.

Introduced by Mark Camphouse (Director of Concert Bands), this 2018 Wind Symphony performance at Schlesinger Concert Hall includes musical excerpts from Sain...Read More


CANCELLED - Pied Piper Theatre: Rogers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella

Saturday, May 02, 2020 2:00pm
Saturday, May 02, 2020 7:00pm
Sunday, May 03, 2020 3:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center, Merchant Hall, Science and Technology, Hylton Performing Arts Center, Rehearsal Room, Science and Technology

This performance is cancelled. Information for ticket holders can be found here. If you have tickets to a performance that is cancelled, you will be contacted by Hylton Center Ticket Office with details about your tickets.

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Enjoy an enchanting evening of Rogers & Hammerstein’s Cin...Read More


Alumni Cocktails and Conversations with the Dean: Using Your Creative Arts Degree Outside of the Creative Industries

Monday, May 04, 2020 5:00pm
Location: LIVE Online
Presented By: Center for the Arts

Streaming live on the George Mason University College of Visual & Performing Arts Alumni Facebook page. A college degree in the arts provides an exceptional skill set, solid work ethic, and opportunity for intense study of a creative passion. Hear from CVPA alumni who have successfully parlayed thei...Read More


Dance, Politics, and Gender: An Exploration of New Work with Leila Mire

Tuesday, May 05, 2020 3:00pm
Location: LIVE Online
Presented By: Center for the Arts

This discussion will take place on the Center for the Arts Facebook page on May 5 at 3:00 p.m. 

Join Linda Miller, Professor of Dance History in George Mason University’s School of Dance, for a conversation with dancer, choreographer, and alumnus Leila Mire, live on the Center for the Arts Facebook...Read More


Veterans and the Arts Initiative: Ukulele Workshop Series: Level I

Tuesday, May 05, 2020 6:30pm
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 6:30pm
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 6:30pm

This class has reached capacity and is closed.

UPDATE: This will now be an online series.  Please see the registration form for further information.

Instructor: Glen McCarthy, Guitar Instructor, School of Music, George Mason University

If you have ever wanted to try your hand at the tiny, musical ma...Read More


Veterans and the Arts Initiative: Ukulele Workshop Series - Level II

Tuesday, May 05, 2020 7:30pm
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 7:30pm
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 7:30pm
Location: LIVE Online
Presented By: Hylton Center

The Veterans and the Arts Initiative at the Hylton Performing Arts Center is offering the Veteran community the opportunity to participate in a four-week, online series in Ukulele Level II, taught by Glen McCarthy, guitar instructor at George Mason University. Sessions are FREE and open to Veterans,...Read More


Hope@Home

Wednesday, May 06, 2020 12:00pm
Location: Online
Presented By: Center for the Arts

For the past month, Daniel Hope, virtuosic violinist and Music Director of the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, has been livestreaming concerts from his home with specially invited guests. Amassing a collection of over 40 “episodes,” these concerts have been delighting viewers from all over the world with ...Read More


CANCELLED: LLI: A Musical Journey: From Classical to Popular to Jazz

Wednesday, May 06, 2020 1:30pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center, Lg Rehearsal Hall, Science and Technology Campus
Presented By: Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas

Music has existed since the beginning of time. Mankind has defined music as pleasingly harmonious vocal or instrumental sounds (or both) combined in such a way as to produce beauty of form, harmony, and expression of emotion. In all ages, across this planet, across the expansion of our nation, human...Read More


CANCELLED: Galileo’s Science Café: Combating Pediatric Obesity to Promote Healthy Futures in the Latino Community

Wednesday, May 06, 2020 7:00pm

Dr. Sina GalloAssistant Professor, Nutrition and Food Studies

Current pediatric weight management programs are either inadequate or inaccessible for many Latino families in our community. Mason’s College of Health and Human Services Nutrition and Food Studies multidisciplinary team, which includes...Read More


Inside the Creative Process with Third Coast Percussion and Tyondai Braxton

Thursday, May 07, 2020 6:00pm
Location: LIVE Online
Presented By: Center for the Arts

This discussion will take place on the Center for the Arts Facebook page on May 7 at 6 p.m. 

Members of the Grammy Award®-winning quartet Third Coast Percussion join composer Tyondai Braxton and Mason’s Associate Director of Concert Bands and Director of Percussion Studies, John Kilkenny, for a con...Read More


Enchantment Theatre Company’s "Beast in the Bayou"

Friday, May 08, 2020 10:00am
Location: LIVE
Presented By: Center for the Arts

The entire family will enjoy Enchantment Theatre Company’s viewing of "Beast in the Bayou", a modern retelling of Beauty and the Beast that highlights the importance of environmental awareness. For more than 30 years, Enchantment Theatre Company has been creating original theater for young audiences...Read More


Music Heals in the Time of Crisis

Friday, May 08, 2020 12:00pm
Location: Online
Presented By: School of Music

Tune in to the Center for the Arts Facebook page on May 8 at 12:00 p.m. for a video from the Mason Healing Arts Ensemble and Director, Dr. Glenn Smith.

Using powerful visual imagery and the power of intent, the Mason Healing Arts Ensemble will showcase Master of Music Composition alumnus J.C. Cantr...Read More


Mason Players Present: "The Last Days of Judas Iscariot," A Staged Reading

Monday, May 04, 2020 7:30pm
Tuesday, May 05, 2020 7:30pm
Wednesday, May 06, 2020 7:30pm
Thursday, May 07, 2020 7:30pm
Friday, May 08, 2020 7:30pm
Saturday, May 09, 2020 7:30pm
Sunday, May 10, 2020 7:30pm
Location: Online
Presented By: School of Theater

As part of the Mason Arts at Home initiative, The Mason Players present a staged reading of the play, "The Last Days of Judas Iscariot" by Stephen Adly Guirgis on Vimeo. Don't miss this thought-provoking and entertaining dark comedy that boasts a zany cast of characters.

Tune in using the informati...Read More


CANCELLED: Manassas Symphony Orchestra: From the Old World and New

Saturday, May 09, 2020 7:30pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center, Merchant Hall, Science and Technology
Presented By: Manassas Symphony Orchestra

This performance is cancelled. Information for ticket holders can be found here. If you have tickets to a performance that is cancelled, you will be contacted by Hylton Center Ticket Office with details about your tickets.

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Manassas Symphony’s season closes with the return of pian...Read More


CANCELLED: Virginia National Ballet: Snow White

Sunday, May 10, 2020 2:00pm

This performance is cancelled. Information for ticket holders can be found here. If you have tickets to a performance that is cancelled, you will be contacted by Hylton Center Ticket Office with details about your tickets.

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Don’t miss VNB’s popular production of Snow White, led by...Read More


School of Music: Steel Pan Ensemble Feature

Monday, May 11, 2020 12:00pm
Location: Online
Presented By: School of Music

Visit the Center for the Arts Facebook page on May 11 at 12:00 p.m. for a video from Mason Steel Pan Ensemble and Director, Victor Provost.

Join us for an upbeat and lively concert by the Mason Steel Pan Ensemble. Recorded last spring, the performance features original compositions by ensemble musi...Read More


Alumni Cocktails and Conversations with the Dean: New Realities in the Business of the Arts

Monday, May 11, 2020 5:00pm
Location: LIVE Online
Presented By: Center for the Arts

Streaming live on the George Mason University College of Visual & Performing Arts Alumni Facebook page. Marketing and fundraising are competitive in normal times, but arts organizations of all sizes face tremendous challenges during and after the COVID-19 outbreak. Join your fellow alumni to share s...Read More


At Home with the Mark Morris Dance Group

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 12:00pm
Location: LIVE Online
Presented By: Center for the Arts

This discussion will take place on the Center for the Arts Facebook page on May 12 at 12:00 p.m.

Grab your virtual front row seat to this insightful industry chat with Mark Morris Dance Group’s Music Director and company members in conversation with Mason Associate Professor and Associate Dean for ...Read More


A Celebration of Alumni Singer-Songwriters

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 11:00am
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 7:00pm
Location: LIVE Online
Presented By: Center for the Arts

The College of Visual and Performing Arts has been a springboard for many fine young artists, two of whom we are excited to highlight on May 13 at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. in the form of Facebook Live performances on the Center for the Arts Facebook page.

Join Mason alumni Brandon Showell (Class of 2014)...Read More


Senior Game Design Expo

Thursday, May 14, 2020 7:00am
Location: Online
Presented By: Computer Game Design

At the end of each school year, the graduating seniors of Mason’s Computer Game Design program are given the opportunity to showcase their best work to the university and surrounding community through the Senior Game Expo.

This year, the expo will be held online and games will be displayed in a spe...Read More


Mapping a New Path for Theater through CARTOGRAPHY with Kaneza Schaal and Christopher Myers

Thursday, May 14, 2020 12:00pm
Location: LIVE Online
Presented By: Center for the Arts

This discussion will take place on the Center for the Arts Facebook page on May 14 at 12:00 p.m. 

Join theater-makers Kaneza Schaal and Christopher Myers for a conversation about their highly lauded work CARTOGRAPHY, a play that explores the commonalities of migration and the concrete and metaphori...Read More


March Onward to Victory: A Conversation with the Green Machine

Friday, May 15, 2020 12:00pm
Location: LIVE Online
Presented By: The Green Machine

This discussion will take place on the Center for the Arts Facebook page on May 15 at 12:00 p.m.

Get a look behind the scenes at the number one pep band in college basketball, the George Mason University Green Machine.  Join Senior Producer, Josh Cruse, and Director of the Green Machine Ensembles, ...Read More


CANCELLED: Manassas Ballet Theatre: Don Quixote

Friday, May 15, 2020 7:30pm
Saturday, May 16, 2020 3:00pm
Saturday, May 16, 2020 7:30pm
Sunday, May 17, 2020 3:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center, Merchant Hall, Science and Technology
Presented By: Manassas Ballet Theatre

This performance is cancelled. Information for ticket holders can be found here. If you have tickets to a performance that is cancelled, you will be contacted by Hylton Center Ticket Office with details about your tickets.

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MBT’s season closes with the sensational and spicy, class...Read More


CANCELLED: Bumper Jacksons

Friday, May 15, 2020 8:00pm

This performance is cancelled. Information for ticket holders can be found here. If you have tickets to a performance that is cancelled, you will be contacted by Hylton Center Ticket Office with details about your tickets.

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The Bumper Jacksons create a unique fusion of bluegrass a...Read More


Music in the Time of Quarantine: A School of Music Finale Concert

Saturday, May 16, 2020 8:00pm
Location: Online
Presented By: School of Music

Tune in to the Center for the Arts Facebook page on May 16 at 8:00 p.m. for Mason's School of Music Finale Concert, Music in the Time of Quarantine, introduced by Dr. Linda Monson, Director of the School of Music.

This dynamic musical showcase celebrates Mason’s School of Music students and faculty...Read More


Alumni Cocktails and Conversations with the Dean: Promoting and Sharing Your Art During Social Distancing

Monday, May 18, 2020 5:00pm
Location: LIVE Online
Presented By: Center for the Arts

Streaming live on the George Mason University College of Visual & Performing Arts Alumni Facebook page.

Just two months ago artists across all disciplines responded to sudden cancellations of public gatherings by using technology and non-traditional methods to deliver their work. This final CVPA Al...Read More


Behind the Scenes with the Creative Team of Swing 2020

Monday, May 18, 2020 7:00pm
Location: LIVE Online
Presented By: Center for the Arts

This discussion will take place on the Center for the Arts Facebook page on May 18 at 7:00 p.m.

Go behind-the-scenes with acclaimed choreographer Caleb Teicher and his brain trust of collaborators as they discuss Swing 2020, an innovative and exciting new work that brings the best of the swing danc...Read More


Veterans and the Arts Initiative: Ukulele Workshop Series - Level I

Tuesday, May 05, 2020 6:30pm
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 6:30pm
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 6:30pm
Location: LIVE Online
Presented By: Hylton Center

The Veterans and the Arts Initiative at the Hylton Performing Arts Center is offering the Veteran community the opportunity to participate in a four-week, online series in Ukulele Level I, taught by Glen McCarthy, guitar instructor at George Mason University. Sessions are FREE and open to Veterans, ...Read More


CANCELLED - Youth Orchestras of Prince William: Ever Onward

Friday, May 22, 2020 7:30pm

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YOPW concludes its season with Ever Onward, a celebration of what has passed and what is to come.  The repertory, concert ,and youth symphony orchestras will join forces for this grand season send-off. 

$10 for adults, free for students 17 and under

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CANCLLED - OBCO Goes to the Movies: A Salute to John Williams

Saturday, May 23, 2020 7:30pm

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Old Bridge Chamber Orchestra is going to the movies and you are invited!  This tribute to the film scores of John Williams is sure to delight with some of the composer’s biggest hits:  Summon the Heroes, Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, Superman, Jurassic Park, and Star Wars.  $20 adults, $1...Read More


CANCELLED - Northern Virginia Ballet: Spring Recital

Sunday, May 24, 2020 3:00pm
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Virgina Opera’s Romeo and Juliet

Thursday, May 28, 2020 7:00pm
Location: Online
Presented By: Center for the Arts

After the success of Virginia Opera’s La Bohème broadcast last month Virginia Opera and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra announced the next opera broadcast is Romeo and Juliet Thursday, May 28, at 7:00 p.m. The Virginia Opera will present an introduction from Maestro Adam Turner prior to the beginnin...Read More


CANCELLED - Manassas Chorale: My Favorite Decade!

Friday, May 29, 2020 7:30pm

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Join the Manassas Chorale and the Greater Manassas Children’s Choir in a showcase of music from across the decades. Listen for your favorites in this musical time machine of melodies and harmonies that have stood the test of time.

This performance is family friendly.

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CANCELLED - Powerworx Dance: Lights! Dance! Power!

Saturday, May 30, 2020 4:00pm

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The premiere dance destination in western Fairfax/eastern Loudoun County, Powerworx Dance teaches students of every level to harness the precision, passion and power of dance.  The Spring show highlights dancers from ages 2-18 from beginner to advanced team dances.

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CANCELLED - County Executive's Staff Breakfast

Friday, Jun 12, 2020 9:00am

Prince William County

By invitation.

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CANCELLED - Somers Voices LLC: "Sistas" The Musical

Saturday, Jun 13, 2020 2:00pm
Saturday, Jun 13, 2020 7:00pm
Sunday, Jun 14, 2020 3:00pm
Saturday, Jun 20, 2020 2:00pm
Saturday, Jun 20, 2020 7:00pm
Sunday, Jun 21, 2020 3:00pm

This performance is cancelled. Information for ticket holders can be found here. If you have tickets to a performance that is cancelled, you will be contacted by Hylton Center Ticket Office with details about your tickets.

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After a matriarch’s death, the women in the family clean ...Read More


CANCELLED - Prince William Chamber of Commerce: Valor Awards

Monday, Jun 15, 2020 2:00pm

To attend this event register at pwchamber.org

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CANCELLED - USCIS: Naturalization Ceremony

Wednesday, Jun 17, 2020 10:00am
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CANCELLED - Virginia Dance Center: Dancing with Beauty

Saturday, Jun 20, 2020 12:00pm
Saturday, Jun 20, 2020 5:00pm

This performance is cancelled. Information for ticket holders can be found here. If you have tickets to a performance that is cancelled, you will be contacted by Hylton Center Ticket Office with details about your tickets.

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On behalf of Virginia Dance Center, “Be Our Guest” as the...Read More


CANCELLED - Manassas Ballet: 2020 Recital

Saturday, Jun 27, 2020 7:30pm
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CANCELLED - Summer Performances for Young Audiences: Mark H Rooney

Tuesday, Jun 30, 2020 11:00am

This performance is cancelled. Information for ticket holders can be found here. If you have tickets to a performance that is cancelled, you will be contacted by Hylton Center Ticket Office with details about your tickets.

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Taiko, The Art of Japanese Drumming

Explore taiko - tradi...Read More


CANCELLED - Summer Performances for Young Audiences: Chicago Improv Productions

Tuesday, Jul 07, 2020 11:00am
Tuesday, Jul 07, 2020 12:30pm

This performance is cancelled. Information for ticket holders can be found here. If you have tickets to a performance that is cancelled, you will be contacted by Hylton Center Ticket Office with details about your tickets.

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This professional ensemble of actors from the birthplace ...Read More


CANCELLED - Summer Performances for Young Audiences: Geoff Marsh - Juggling & Circus

Tuesday, Jul 28, 2020 11:00am
Tuesday, Jul 28, 2020 12:30pm

This performance is cancelled. Information for ticket holders can be found here. If you have tickets to a performance that is cancelled, you will be contacted by Hylton Center Ticket Office with details about your tickets.

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Don't just watch this fun-loving circus, become part of i...Read More


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