March 2022

Upcoming Performances at Mason


Dewberry School of Music
University Singers

Wednesday, March 9 at 8 p.m.
Center for the Arts 

Under the direction of Dr. Lisa Billingham, the University Singers is a select choral ensemble at Mason dedicated to the performance of advanced vocal chamber music ranging from Renaissance to contemporary and commissioned works. 

Mason Arts at Home
Visual Voices Lecture with Paul Rucker

Thursday, March 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Virtual Event 

Paul Rucker is a multimedia visual artist, composer, and musician. His practice often integrates live performance, original musical compositions, and visual art installation. For nearly two decades, Rucker has used his own brand of art-making as a social practice, which illuminates the legacy of enslavement in America and its relationship to the current sociopolitical moment. His work is the product of a rich interactive process, through which he investigates community impacts, human rights issues, historical research, and basic human emotions. 

Visual Voices is the Professional Lecture Series of the School of Art and represents a window into the professional world of art and design. More information. 

Mason Artist-in-Residence

Saturday, March 19 at 8 p.m.
Center for the Arts 

Co-commissioned by the Center for the Arts, SW!NG OUT is a full-length multidisciplinary work showcasing the Lindy Hop, a swing dance style born in 1930s Harlem. Live music by Eyal Vilner’s Big Band accompanies the dancing and choreography created by the acclaimed Caleb Teicher with Lindy Hop champions Evita Arce, LaTasha Barnes, and Nathan Bugh. 

This performance is family friendly.  

Hylton Family Series
The Okee Dokee Brothers

Sunday, March 20 at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Hylton Performing Arts Center 

Bluegrass and American roots music fans, bring your youngins to experience the down-home Americana folk music you love with the GRAMMY Award-winning duo The Okee Dokee Brothers. “The Okee Dokee Brothers’ album celebrates everyday explorers, young and old, who rediscover that notion daily,” (NPR’s All Things Considered). Recommended for ages 3 to 12. 

Face coverings are required indoors for patrons ages 2 and up.  

Veterans and the Arts Initiative: Exploring Self & Social Identity with Women Veterans: A Hybrid Mixed Media Workshop
Tuesdays, March 22 to April 5 from 7–8 p.m.
Hylton Center and online via Zoom 

Registration required to participate. 

Want to make art? Join us for this three-part hybrid workshop, in-class or virtual, that explores Women Veterans’ self and social identity through mixed media. Andi Benge, School of Art instructor in the College of Visual and Performing Arts, will teach how to combine several art mediums you already have at home using collaging techniques, and incorporate your own personal experiences for artistic expression. Participants will create a work that can be shared within a supportive environment to help reflect not only on personal identities, but identities within the community. This workshop series is free and open to women veterans. Space is limited. 

Mason School of Dance
Mason Dance Company 2022 Gala Concert

Friday, March 25 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 26 at 8 p.m.
Center for the Arts 

The Gala Concert is the highlight of the Mason Dance Company season. Featuring City of Rain, by Camille A. Brown; Silent Ghost (excerpt), by Alejandro Cerrudo; a premiere by Larry Keigwin; and a premiere by Christopher d’Amboise, performed by talented dancers at the start of their professional careers. 

Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel: Storytelling in Tones
Sunday, March 27 at 2 p.m.
Hylton Performing Arts Center 

Become a classical music insider with virtuoso pianist Jeffrey Siegel. Popular with classical music lovers and newcomers alike, his unique “concerts with commentary” format gives the story behind the music. In this concert, you’ll hear the vibrant works of Scott Joplin, Aaron Copland, Manuel de Falla, and Carl Maria von Weber. This performance is family friendly. 

Edgar Meyer and the Scottish Ensemble
Sunday, March 27 at 4 p.m.
Center for the Arts 

Five-time GRAMMY Award-winning bassist and composer Edgar Meyer joins the acclaimed Glasgow-based Scottish Ensemble for a unique program that spans the ages from the Baroque to the present day. A musical innovator, Meyer is credited with relocating the bass from the back of the orchestra to the front, making it the musical centerpiece in his reimagined and original compositions.  

Dewberry School of Music
Big Band Showdown

Monday, March 28 at 8 p.m.
Center for the Arts 

Join the Mason Jazz Ensemble (director Jim Carroll) for an evening that celebrates the hot sounds and swinging beats of the Big Band era! 

Veterans and the Arts Initiative
Collaborative Quilt Workshop

Saturday and Sunday, April 2-3 from 1-3 p.m. at the Hylton Center

Registration required to participate.

Join us for this two-part family workshop — no quilting or sewing experience required! Combining easy fiber arts and mixed media techniques, Emily Fasick, Art Educator, Hylton Center, teaches how to create your own unique quilt square that will then be assembled alongside others into a community quilt. Over the course of this intensive weekend workshop, participants will explore themes of storytelling and personal narrative using a range of found materials to make quilt squares that will become part of a collaborative art piece to share with the community. All materials are provided. This workshop is free and open to veterans, servicemembers, military family members, and military caregivers.  

Mason School of Theater

Thursday, March 31 and April 7 at 8 p.m.
Friday, April 1 and 8 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, April 2 and 9 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sunday, April 10 at 2 p.m.
Center for the Arts, Harris Theatre 

This modern riff on the 15th-century morality play Everyman follows Everybody (chosen from among the cast by lottery at each performance) as they journey through life’s greatest mystery—the meaning of living!