Tag: Performing Arts

Banjo House Lockdown

A digital evening with the first family of banjo BY: PETER NJOROGE, CULTURE EDITOR As we stay quarantined in our homes, a plethora of artists spanning several genres and media have decided to carry on providing (usually free) versions of…

A Story of Grief and Love

Mason Players perform “Women of Lockerbie” BY: NAYOMI SANTOS, ASSITANT CULTURE EDITOR Set in the rolling hills of Lockerbie, Scotland, the play “The Women of Lockerbie,” written by Deborah Brevoort, depicts a story of grief and its everlasting impact. The…

Annual Festival Helps Unite Local Jazz Community

Mason school of jazz invites community to learn and celebrate the music BY: PETER NJOROGE, CULTURE EDITOR In and around Harris Theater, the Mason school of jazz along with a collection of visiting high school and professional jazz bands, held…

Virginia Opera Presents: Cinderella

Gioachino Rossini’s “Cinderella” created the perfect atmosphere for Valentine’s weekend in Concert Hall BY: TRAVIS MCMILLAN, STAFF WRITER Subtitles, singers and symphonies, oh my! Gioachino Rossini’s “Cinderella,” a two-act opera directed by Kyle Lang, opened this weekend to an energetic…

Four Seasons of Italy and Buenos Aires

Violinist Simone Porter and Fairfax Symphony Orchestra perform first show of the year NAYOMI SANTOS, ASSISTANT CULTURE EDITOR On Saturday, Feb. 8, the Center for Performing Arts (CFA) hosted the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra’s (FSO) first performance of the new year….

The Great American Songbook

Mason Cabaret opens semester with a colorful performance of classic songs BY TRAVIS MCMILLAN, STAFF WRITER The Mason Cabaret debuted their first spring show of the semester on Friday, Jan. 31, in the Harris Theatre, performing American standards to an…

Are You a Problem?

World debut of “What Problem?” performance closes out Artist-In-Residence at the CFA  BY NAYOMI SANTOS, ASSISTANT CULTURE EDITOR In its second installation, the Center for the Arts’s (CFA) Artist-in-Residence program continues to foster the collaboration between world-renowned artists and Mason…

Grasping at What is Endangered

The CFA hosts its first show of the season, “Figures of Speech” BY: NAYOMI SANTOS, STAFF WRITER The legendary choreographer Alonzo King views the world as lines — both straight and circular, related to all things. To commence the spring…

Jazz for Justice

Mason Jazz Ensemble and Vocal Ensemble perform annual benefit concert BY: PETER NJOROGE, CULTURE EDITOR On Friday, Nov. 8, Mason jazz musicians performed their annual Jazz for Justice concert as a joint benefit for the Mason jazz program and Legal…

Fall New Dances: Creativity Shines in New Pieces

Fall New Dances Premieres Upperclassmen Work BY: IZZ LAMAGDELEINE, ASSISTANT CULTURE EDITOR The dancers, 11 women dressed in black, walked onto the stage. They crowded so close together you couldn’t tell where each person began and ended. As the dancers lumped…