Just Announced: 2024–25 Season at the Center for the Arts

In This Story

People Mentioned in This Story
Lea Salonga headlines 2024 ARTS by George! (Photo Credit: Raymund Isaac)
Lea Salonga headlines 2024 ARTS by George! (Photo Credit: Raymund Isaac)

The Center for the Arts at George Mason University announced its 2024–25 season of mainstage performances on the Concert Hall stage, featuring wide-ranging artists and acts across performing arts disciplines, as part of Great Performances at Mason and the Family Series. To view the upcoming 2024–25 season, visit the Center for the Arts brochure. 

“You won’t want to miss the incredible lineup of artists and ensembles featured in the Center for the Arts’ 2024–25 season,” stated Director of Programming Adrienne Bryant Godwin. “Some of today’s leading artists will make their Center debut, including Lea Salonga, Arturo Sandoval, Branford Marsalis, and Jeremy Denk. In addition, we’ll welcome back favorites, including the Mark Morris Dance Group, Kodo, and Cirque Mechanics.” 

Friends Priority Period Offers Early 2024–25 Season Subscriptions 
Friends of the Center for the Arts are encouraged to order your subscription by May 14 to take advantage of the Friends Priority Period and secure your seats early to the thrilling 2024–25 season. Overflowing with star power from luminaries like GRAMMY Award-winning jazz icon Branford Marsalis and fan-favorite Cherish the Ladies, this is a season that can’t be missed! Choose three or more performances and save 15% today. For more information, visit the Friends website.

The Center also welcomes three 2024–25 Mason Artists-in-Residence: Ballet Hispánico, honoring the multifaceted Hispanic diasporas through dance with a Hispanic Heritage Month performance on October 5; members of the GRAMMY Award-winning Silkroad Ensemble in a showcase of virtuoso percussionists, performing original compositions and pieces by celebrated composers on January 25; and the Versa-Style Street Dance Company, marking its 20th anniversary with an evening-length, multidisciplinary work that shines a light on West Coast Hip Hop and street dance culture on February 15. Their Great Performances at Mason performances will be complemented by workshops, conversations, and outreach events, offering opportunities for the Northern Virginia community to get to know these artists.

For a preview of Mason Artist-in-Residence Versa-Style Street Dance Company's dance and teaching skills, watch the video below:

Mason Artist-in-Residence Ballet Hispanico (Photo Credit: Erin Baiano)
Mason Artist-in-Residence Ballet Hispánico (Photo Credit: Erin Baiano)

Godwin added, “The Mason Artist-in-Residence program continues with three trailblazing companies, each of whom celebrates vibrant cultural traditions with inspiring contemporary voices. Ballet Hispánico returns for their second residency and will present their signature educational programs highlighting Latino cultures, culminating in a performance that features choreography by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Pedro Ruiz, and Eduardo Vilaro. Versa-Style Street Dance Company will make its Center for the Arts debut with Tribute: Guardians of Street Dance, shining a light on the company’s 20-year history by paying homage to West Coast Hip Hop and the street dance scene in their native Los Angeles. And we’re beyond thrilled to be continuing our multi-year partnership with the Silkroad Ensemble, presenting the world premiere of their newest program, Percussion All-Stars. Over the past two years our audiences have gotten to know this inspiring collective of musicians through their performances as well as their engaging work in the community, and we look forward to hosting them for a third year.” 

Read more about the Center for the Arts’ Mason Artist-in-Residence program

Subscriptions go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, May 15 and tickets for individual events go on sale Thursday, August 1. Additional details and information about the upcoming season are available at the Center for the Arts’ website

The Center for the Arts thanks its 2024-25 season sponsors and grantmaking organizations: Didlake, The Wendy Frieman and David Johnson Fund, The Tom and Evelyn Kiley Fund, National Endowment for the Arts, and Sandy Spring Bank.