Northern Virginia to Have New Performing Arts Center

Concert Hall to Rise Near Manassas
GMU, Pr. William To Share Funding
By Eric M. Weiss and Michele Clock
Washington Post Staff Writers
Friday, November 12, 2004; Page A01
Prince William County and George Mason University have agreed to help finance a $56 million performing arts center near Manassas styled after a famous European opera house, another sign that the county is positioning itself as a cultural and business center for Northern Virginia.
A four-story, 1,100-seat performance hall will be the centerpiece of a larger cultural complex to be built at GMU’s Prince William campus and financed by the university, the county, the city of Manassas and private funds. Promoters compared the hall to the La Scala opera house in Milan.
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