Three Unique Performances Take the Stage at Center for the Arts

Posted: February 15, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Sarah McGurk

In a culturally diverse weekend lineup, George Mason’s Center for the Arts presents three distinct performances.

For one performance only, O Pioneers! takes the stage on Friday, Feb. 16, at 8 p.m. This original musical is based on Willa Carther’s 1913 novel and tells the tale of a woman’s struggle on the frontier. The adaptation, by award-winning playwright Darrah Cloud, includes music by Kim D. Sherman. Tickets are $32, $24, and $16. An artistic discussion precedes the performance at 7:15 p.m. on the Grand Tier.

On Saturday, Feb. 17, at 8 p.m., the Concert Hall welcomes the Russian National Symphony Orchestra. The ensemble, the first Russian orchestra since 1917 to be self-governing, is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a 22-city United States tour. Tickets are $50, $42, and $25. A pre-performance discussion takes place at 7:15 p.m. on the Grand Tier.

Jeffrey Siegel returns to the Concert Hall for the second installment of his renowned series Keyboard Conversations, full-length concerts featuring direct correspondence with the audience about the works performed. On Sunday, Feb. 18, at 7:30 p.m. Siegel presents Romance Italian Style, including the work of Lizst, Dallapiccola, and other composers whose inspiration grew from the artistic muse that is Italy. Tickets are $35 and $30.

All tickets can be purchased through Center for the Arts. For more information, call x38888.

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