Center for the Arts Announces 2007-08 Season

Posted: April 6, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Officials at George Mason’s Center for the Arts announced the new season of Great Performances at Mason at a press conference held on Mason’s Fairfax Campus Thursday, April 5. In support of the season, PNC Bank made public its sponsorship of the Great Performances at Mason Series.

Alan Merten, president of George Mason, told the press he was very pleased about the partnership with PNC. “Having a season sponsor like PNC, so well-known for its outstanding community citizenship, solidifies a relationship between major like-minded institutions in our region,” Merten said.

The 2007-08 season of the Great Performances at Mason, comprised of nice performing arts series, will begin in fall 2007 and continue through spring 2008.

Tom Reynolds, director of artistic programming, marketing and audience services, says this season will feature innovative performances, as well as visits from artists the Center considers to be “old friends.”

New performances this season include:

  • A full-length production by the Mark Morris Dance Group, Purcell’s Dido & Aeneas

  • Barbara Cook

  • The Martha Graham Dance Company

  • Doc Watson

  • The Bergen Philharmonic

  • Rockapella

  • Peru Negro

  • Rik Reppe

Returning artists include:

  • The Virginia Opera

  • Chanticleer

  • King’s Singers

  • Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra

  • Jeffrey Siegel’s Keyboard Conversations

  • St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre

Also during the conference, Rick Davis, artistic director at the Center for the Arts, announced a new festival in the works for summer 2008—the Arts at Mason Festival. The festival, which will feature a wide range of performing arts, is being organized with the support of the center’s professional theater company-in-residence, Theater of the First Amendment.

Subscriptions to the Great Performances at Mason are currently available. For information on the upcoming season, visit the Center for the Arts web site, or call (703) 993-2787.

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