January 9, 2013
On Saturday, Feb. 2, the China National Symphony Orchestra plays at 8 p.m., at George Mason University's Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Yang Xu plays on violin and En Shao conducts "Requiem for the Earth," Mvt. 1, Sibelius' Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47 and Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 2; a pre-performance discussion will be held 45 minutes prior to the performance. $30, $52, $60. 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.