College of Visual and Performing Arts
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About the Performances

The Center for the Arts is Northern Virginia's home for the best of the performing arts. From Broadway's brightest stars to the stars of tomorrow studying at Mason, the Center always has an arts experience to inspire you.

Great Performances at Mason

Each Great Performances at Mason season is filled with performances by some of the world's finest artists in music, dance, theater, and more.

  • Virginia Opera: Four fully-produced opera productions each season featuring renowned singers.
  • Magnificent Music: Extraordinary music and virtuosity is the hallmark of concerts featuring the best in classical music.
  • Dynamic Dance: Today’s foremost talents explore the art of movement in this series that spans the many genres of dance, from classical to cutting edge.
  • Global Music and Dance: A panoramic vision of the performing arts in today’s world. Some of the finest international artists perform works of their homeland and explore the relationship between art and culture.
  • American Music: The essence of America is expressed through the rich and colorful tapestry of jazz, pops, Broadway, and more.
  • Theater: Theatrical experiences ranging from the classics to contemporary works.
  • Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel: A series of four annual concerts with insightful commentary that explores the music of great composers.

Student and Faculty Performances

Mason's College of Visual and Performing Arts presents outstanding performances featuring the extraordinary promise of our talented students and the accomplishments of our prestigious faculty. Experience the work of these artists from the Schools of Music, Dance, and Theater.

Fairfax Symphony Orchestra

The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra calls the Center for the Arts its home and presents a full season of classical programming each year.

Arts Experiences for All Ages

From theater for the very youngest to sophisticated classical music performances and beautiful displays of dance from around the world, the Center for the Arts is bustling all season with arts experiences for you and your family.