The Pozez JCC's Performing Arts Series is open to all members of the metro community and includes public performances of professional music, dance, and theatre productions, play readings, Broadway cabaret events, and children’s theatre productions.
The Performing Arts Series presents cultural programming designed to engage people of all generations and to provide texture and insight into the rich cultural history and contemporary trends of the Jewish people. The Series strives to make the Pozez JCC in Fairfax a destination for both J members and the general public to celebrate and appreciate Judaism’s culture, people, spirituality, wisdom, humor, and creativity.
The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra and the J Cultural Arts collaborate to create a new Chamber Music Series featuring renowned artists in an intimate concert setting. Check this page for updates on performances from the series.
Saturday, February 15, 7:30pm
Location: Gunston Arts Center - Theatre 1, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington, VA
The Pozez JCC is proud to co-present National Chamber Ensemble's season highlight. Join us for their salute to the legendary Benny Goodman, featuring clarinetist Julian Milkis.
Milkis is Goodman's only student and renowned protege. He will perform some of his mentor's most popular jazz and classical compositions with members of the National Chamber Ensemble.
Sunday, March 15, 3pm
Snow White is the enchanting Russian ballet based on the classic Grimm’s fairy tale. Find yourself transported into a storybook world with the fairest of them all…the kind-hearted Snow White! Follow her adventures as she meets a forest full of friends, including the Seven Dwarfs and a handsome Prince, who help her to regain her rightful place as queen against her jealous stepmother.
After the show, join us for an exclusive children’s event Ever After Ball onstage with your favorite characters. Decorate a craft, enjoy a snack, take photos with the performers, and learn a special Snow White dance!
The 5th Annual Northern Virginia Jewish Playwriting Contest
Brought to you by the Jewish Plays
Thursday, April 23, 7:30pm
The JPP is the nation's leading development house for contemporary Jewish theater. To date, the JPP has vetted 1,320 plays from 920 writers in 34 states and 9 countries, and shared the top works with 30,000 audience members around the world. Don’t miss this evening with local professional actors reading cuttings from three top contemporary Jewish plays and be part of this national contest to select the BEST JEWISH PLAY OF THE YEAR!
Saturday, April 25, 8pm
Location: GMU Center for the Arts Concert Hall, Fairfax
Leshnoff: Symphony No. 4 “Heichalos” (Regional Premiere)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9
The Pozez JCC is proud to co-present Jonathan Leshnoff, “a leader of contemporary American lyricism” (New York Times), renowned for his music’s striking harmonies and powerful themes. Leshnoff’s Symphony No. 4 is a commanding new work written for the Violins of Hope, a collection of restored instruments that survived the Holocaust. The composer draws inspiration from an ancient Jewish mystical text, Heichalos, to explore spiritual and ethical questions at the heart of the Jewish experience.
Beethoven crafted the Ninth Symphony in an epic struggle between despair and transcendence to reach new heights with the words “all men become brothers.” His glorious final symphony celebrates the bonds that unite humankind and has been described as his “great vision of the future.”
MORE THAN NOTES: Hear the stories behind the music with music director Christopher Zimmerman and special guests before the concert at 7pm.
Sunday, May 31, 4pm
Co-presented by the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra
Internationally renowned Israeli cellist, Amit Peled, joins his cello students from the Peabody Institute for a spectacular afternoon of music. With Peled as soloist, the extraordinary group comes together to perform works arranged for cello ensemble. Peled strives to break down the barriers of the concert hall, about which The Baltimore Sun wrote, “His amiable and inviting personality is exactly the type everyone says we’ll need more of if classical music is to survive.”
“Many years ago as a student, I was fortunate to experience the magic of creating music on stage together with my great mentors,” says Peled. “Besides our lessons, we performed together… The difference between listening to them explaining how to create a phrase and literally making one with them on stage was huge and significant.”
Unless otherwise noted, all performances take place at the Pozez JCC. Check back periodically for updates and additional information on all events. All programs and dates are subject to change.
Underwriting and sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact Michelle Pearlstein.
For questions, and to buy tickets:
Box Office: 703.537.3000
Please note: seating for most events is assigned by the J based on the date of purchase. Audience members are assigned a group number - group one enters first, group two enters second, etc.