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THE 2017–18 SEASON Arts and Entertainment at their Best

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The Best of Arts & Entertainment Right in Your Backyard Hylton Presents offers another season of performing arts at the Hylton Center with an unbeatable showcase of talent from renowned national and international artists. The season is full of unforgettable experiences: the passionate dance and music of Argentina, energetic rhythms from Zimbabwe, whimsical and unique silent puppetry, and a toe-tapping celebration of classic hits from the 1950s to the 1970s. The series makes the holidays bright with three wonderful concerts to ring in the season. Each of these performances is held in the state-of-the-art Merchant Hall with superb acoustics, splendid views, and comfortable seating. The Hylton Center is conveniently located on the Science and Technology Campus of George Mason University in Manassas, and has lots of free parking. In addition, many performances are appropriate for the whole family, and our 50% off youth discount makes it very affordable. There are so many reasons to become a subscriber this season.

Hylton Performing Arts Center The spectacular Hylton Performing Arts Center is the ideal venue for enjoying first-class performing arts from around the world and around the corner. In addition to Hylton Presents events and the Hylton Family Series, the Hylton Center is home to Resident Arts Partners and Affiliate Arts Organizations, and also hosts many special events and exhibitions. Its convenient location and free parking contribute to making the Hylton Center a favored destination for the arts. See page 18 for more information about the Resident Arts Partners.

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Moscow Festival Ballet

Danú

The Martial Artists and Acrobats of Tianjin

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Sep. 16 Under the Streetlamp.................................................... 4

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Oct. 15 Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel.............................................................. 5

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Oct .13 Tango Buenos Aires.......................................................... 5

Nov. 12 The Martial Artists and Acrobats of Tianjin..... 6 Nov. 17 Nobuntu................................................................................... 6 Nov. 26 Chanticleer.............................................................................. 7 Dec. 8

BRING THE FAMILY YOUTH DISCOUNT Half-price tickets to any Hylton Presents performance are available for children and youth through grade 12. See “Important Subscriber Information” on the order form insert for details.

FAMILY FRIENDLY PERFORMANCES Performances we recommend as most suitable for families with children to enjoy together are identified by this Family Friendly symbol.

Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra..................................... 4

American Festival Pops Orchestra........................ 7

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Dec. 10 Dailey & Vincent................................................................. 8

PRE-PERFORMANCE DISCUSSIONS

Feb. 10 American Festival Pops Orchestra....................... 9

Most Hylton Presents performances are preceded by a lively presentation led by local experts and sometimes the artists themselves. These insightful, free forums begin 45 minutes prior to the event and provide a deeper understanding of the performance. For more information, see “Important Subscriber Information” on the order form insert.

Feb. 11 Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery....... 10

Jan. 28 Dublin Irish Dance............................................................. 8 Feb. 8

Mar. 4

Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra...................... 9

Danú.......................................................................................... 10

Mar. 16 Moscow Festival Ballet................................................ 11 Apr. 7

Mummenschanz............................................................... 11

Apr. 21 Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel........................................................... 12

How to Subscribe..............................................................12

Subscriber Benefits.........................................................13

Hylton Family Series.......................................................14

Matinee Idylls...................................................................... 16

Friends of the Hylton Performing Arts Center.................................................17

Resident Arts Partners Seasons.............................18

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SEPTEMBER–OCTOBER 2017

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Under the Streetlamp The Hylton Presents season opens with a lively celebration of classic hits from the 1950s to the 1970s. In an evening of unforgettable entertainment, Under the Streetlamp transports audiences back to an era of sharkskin suits and flashy cars with their tight harmonies and slick dance moves. Former stars of the Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical Jersey Boys, Michael Ingersoll, Christopher Kale Jones, Brandon Wardell, and Shonn Wiley exude the irresistible rapport of a modern day Rat Pack as they perform doo-wop, motown, and old time rock ‘n’ roll favorites. Enjoy popular hits from The Drifters, Roy Orbison, Nat King Cole, The Beach Boys, and The Beatles, plus a show-stopping salute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons that is guaranteed to bring down the house. A favorite of PBS audiences, this dynamic quartet comes to the Merchant Hall stage in an electrifying performance. Retro never sounded so good. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 AT 8 P.M. $54, $46, $32

JAZZ

Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra Bria Skonberg, trumpet/singer Named as a Millennial “Shaking Up the Jazz World” by Vanity Fair, Canadian singer, trumpeter, and songwriter Bria Skonberg joins Mason’s own Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra in a swinging evening of fresh beats and brassy standards. Musical Director and alto sax virtuoso Jim Carroll leads this distinguished ensemble comprising some of the metro area’s finest jazz musicians in a concert featuring the versatile Skonberg. Her soulful, sultry voice and extensive trumpet dexterity fuses modern pop with jazz, creating unique allure. In 2016, she released a debut LP of original compositions titled BRIA showcasing her broad range from the bluesy instrumental “Down the Deep” to the Brazilian-flavored “How Can It Be.” The Wall Street Journal called Skonberg one of the “most versatile and imposing musicians of her generation,” and she was recognized in 2016 as one of DownBeat magazine’s “25 for the Future.” SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7 AT 8 P.M. $46, $39, $28

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GLOBAL DANCE

Tango Buenos Aires The Spirit of Argentina One of Argentina’s greatest cultural exports, Tango Buenos Aires is considered the most authentic tango ensemble performing today. Take a journey to this South American country as dancers dazzle audiences with sensual moves and playful dramatics, while the musicians entice with melodies of romance and nostalgia. This program traces the evolution of tango through the musical compositions of Carlos Gardel, a central figure in the history of tango, and his collaborations with composer Astor Piazzolla. The Spirit of Argentina showcases the breadth of styles and range of emotions that have made tango the cultural phenomenon that it is. “Crafted swirling, fast-paced tapestries of movement, laced with proud postures and sensual couplings.” (The Washington Post) FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13 AT 8 P.M. $50, $43, $30

CLASSICAL MUSIC

Keyboard Conversations

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The Longevity of the Short Piece! Experience the joys of classical music as Jeffrey Siegel returns to Merchant Hall with his signature Keyboard Conversations® program. This unique “concert with commentary” format is an opportunity to hear the finest piano literature performed by an extraordinary artist who also shares fascinating insights and background information about each work. In this concert, enjoy familiar, well-loved short compositions of Mozart, Chopin, Grieg, Rachmaninoff, Mendelssohn, and Gershwin. Praised by the Toronto Star as a “musical bridge-builder in action…Siegel showed just how illuminating the combination of words and abstract music can be.” An interactive Q&A will conclude this program. SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15 AT 2 P.M. $42, $36, $25

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NOVEMBER–DECEMBER 2017

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Direct from the People’s Republic of China

The Martial Artists and Acrobats of Tianjin One of the best acrobatic troupes from China shows off its superior skill with thrilling acrobatics, circus acts, illusions, and mesmerizing demonstrations of martial arts. Accompanied by traditional Chinese music, more than one hundred acrobatic and martial arts performers take the stage in a vibrant spectacle of aerial stunts, juggling acts, contortion tricks, and feats of balance that are guaranteed to dazzle and delight. The Martial Artists and Acrobats of Tianjin is a favorite of audiences throughout the world, and has won numerous awards including the Silver Clown Award. Several of its acts also perform with some of the most renowned circuses in the western world. There’s plenty of excitement for the whole family!

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12 AT 2 P.M. $50, $43, $30

GLOBAL MUSIC

Nobuntu The internationally acclaimed female a cappella quintet from Zimbabwe performs a stirring mix of traditional Zimbabwean music, afro jazz, gospel, and crossover in their first American tour. Their pure voices are augmented by minimalistic percussion, traditional instruments, such as the mbira (thumb piano), and organic, authentic dance movements. Named after the African concept of humbleness, love, unity, purpose, and family from a woman’s perspective, this ensemble represents a new generation of African women who celebrate and preserve the beauty of their culture and heritage through song. The ensemble was nominated for Best Musician of the Year at the Zimbabwe International Women Awards in 2015, and has performed at festivals and concert halls throughout Europe and Africa. Nobuntu gives “a vibrant and stunning performance full of sparkling energy” (Sunday Times–Passau, Germany). Don’t miss this beautiful and empowering concert.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17 AT 8 P.M. $46, $39, $28

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HOLIDAY

Chanticleer A Chanticleer Christmas “The world’s reigning male chorus” (The New Yorker) kicks off the holiday season at the Hylton Center with a concert of a capella voices that includes classical music and popular holiday favorites. Chanticleer is renowned for the seamless blend of 12 extraordinary male voices, ranging from countertenor to bass, with their superior technique, sublime tone, and unparalleled musicality. Their original interpretations span period and genre—from Gregorian chant to jazz, popular, and contemporary music. The group, which has been praised by the San Francisco Chronicle for its “tonal luxuriance and crisply etched clarity,” has a long list of impressive accomplishments: sales of more than a million albums, winning two Grammy® Awards, being named Ensemble of the Year by Musical America in 2008, and induction into the American Classical Music Hall of Fame. Come savor these glorious sounds of the season.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 26 AT 2 P.M. $55, $47, $33

HOLIDAY

American Festival Pops Orchestra

Holiday Pops: Sounds of the Season Celebrate the Christmas season with Northern Virginia’s very own pops orchestra in its annual family concert of cheerful carols and cherished holiday tunes. This jovial evening includes a program of sentimental favorites including selections from Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker,” Leroy Anderson’s “Christmas Festival” and “Sleigh Ride,” and culminates in a rousing sing-a-long, in which the audience members get a chance to share in the experience. Under the baton of founder and artistic director Anthony Maiello, these talented musicians from the greater D.C. area perform favorites that are guaranteed to fill you and your family with holiday warmth and merriment.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8 AT 8 P.M. $55, $47, $33

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DECEMBER 2017–FEBRUARY 2018

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HOLIDAY

Dailey & Vincent Spirit of Christmas Come enjoy a country Christmas as this award-winning band returns to our stage for a holiday concert of country and bluegrass favorites. Dubbed the “Rockstars of Bluegrass” by Country Music Television, Dailey & Vincent are extolled throughout the music industry as one of the most exciting Bluegrass bands in America. They chose to record their live DVD and PBS TV special for sold-out audiences in the Hylton Center’s Merchant Hall because of its excellent acoustics, and now they’re coming back to share their talents and wit for a special holiday treat. Their contagious and spirited music has earned them numerous awards, including three Grammy® Award nominations, four Dove awards, one Emmy Award nomination, and 14 International Bluegrass Music Association awards. Get in the spirit with this exceptional holiday experience.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10 AT 7 P.M. $60, $51, $36

GLOBAL MUSIC AND DANCE

Dublin Irish Dance Stepping Out Follow the evolution of Celtic culture in Stepping Out, a highenergy extravaganza of sights and sounds presented by Dublin Irish Dance. These accomplished Irish step-dancers and musicians take the audience on a journey, exploring the history of the Celtic cultural experience through song and dance. This entertaining production reveals the influences that have shaped Irish music and dance throughout recent history: from the farms of rural Ireland in the 1800s to the Great Famine and the resulting mass migration to New York, where Irish and American cultures blended and influenced each other. Many of the artists in this ensemble have performed with popular acts like Riverdance, Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance, and Celtic Woman. With the lightening-fast footwork of the step-dancers, the spirited melodies of an eight-member traditional Irish band, and the lovely sounds of their Irish vocalist, this performance is sure to amaze.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 28 AT 2 P.M. $50, $43, $30

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CLASSICAL MUSIC

Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra Stefan Solyom, conductor Catherine Manoukian, violin ALL BEETHOVEN PROGRAM! Beethoven: Egmont Overture, Op. 84 Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61 Beethoven: Symphony No. 3, Op. 55 “Eroica” One of Sweden’s oldest orchestras presents a dynamic concert that combines the traditional with the iconoclastic. Under the direction of Stefan Solyom, the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra (HSO) with its 61 musicians and violin virtuoso Catherine Manoukian perform a thrilling all-Beethoven program, including one of his most celebrated works, the Eroica Symphony. The HSO has performed at many prominent European venues, including three recent sold-out performances at the Great Festival Hall in Salzburg and in Vienna. Sweden’s Dagens Nyheter applauded the HSO’s performance of Beethoven’s Eroica as “…a brutally life-affirming spring river. A grand performance!”

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8 AT 8 P.M. $60, $51, $36

POPS

American Festival Pops Orchestra

Valentine Pops The talented musicians of the American Festival Pops Orchestra set an amorous mood for you and your loved one in a performance of romantic standards just in time for Valentine’s Day. This concert features some of the 20th century’s most popular love songs and film scores including the love theme from Titanic, "My Heart Will Go On," and music from The Twilight Saga: New Moon. Under the esteemed leadership of conductor Anthony Maiello, the most accomplished musicians in the region come together for this special evening to present an exciting and nostalgic program of romantic and memorable music.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10 AT 8 P.M. $50, $43, $30

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FEBRUARY–APRIL 2018

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THEATER

Walnut Street Theatre

Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery Madcap mastermind Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor and Moon Over Buffalo) reinvents Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s 1902 classic mystery, The Hound of the Baskervilles, into a hilarious romp about everyone’s favorite detective and his most famous case. The male heirs of the Baskerville line are being murdered one by one, and Sherlock Holmes, along with his trusted sidekick Dr. Watson, must work feverishly to crack the mystery of the curse before it dooms the newest heir. With only five energetic actors playing the roles of more than 40 quirky characters, this production from America’s oldest theater company takes the audience on a sidesplitting caper through the Devonshire moors, crowded railway stations, foggy London streets, and gloomy baronial mansions, where the duo searches for clues, runs into dead ends, and puzzles out the truth for the shockingly funny conclusion.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11 AT 7 P.M. $44, $37, $26

CELTIC MUSIC AND DANCE

Danú Featuring Mason’s University Singers A leading traditional Irish ensemble comes to the Hylton Center for this big pre-St. Patrick’s Day celebration of festive Celtic music. Praised by The Washington Post for their “vibrant mix of virtuosity, energy, and empathy,” Danú performs both ancient Irish music and new repertoire for a lively, flawless performance. Mason’s University Singers, a talented student ensemble from George Mason University’s School of Music, join them onstage for a one-of-a-kind experience. Hailing from Ireland’s old counties, this award-winning ensemble has thrilled audiences throughout Europe and North America with stops at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles and Symphony Space in New York. The virtuoso players are renowned for their mastery of authentic Irish instruments—flute, tin whistle, fiddle, button accordion, and bouzouki—which is matched by gorgeous vocals in English and Gaelic. Bring the whole family to enjoy this entertaining evening of Celtic music!

SUNDAY, MARCH 4 AT 7 P.M. $50, $43, $30

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DANCE

Moscow Festival Ballet

Cinderella Fifty graceful dancers from this worldrenowned ensemble perform a ballet for the whole family. Cinderella is based on the well-known fairy tale about the kind but mistreated step-daughter and step-sister who is forbidden to attend the royal ball. When her fairy godmother magically appears, Cinderella’s fate is wondrously transformed. With enchanted melodies, opulent costumes, lavish scenery, and hilarious physical comedy, this performance is a family friendly treat for all to enjoy.

FRIDAY, MARCH 16 AT 8 P.M. $56, $48, $34

FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT

Mummenschanz you & me For more than 45 years, these Swiss entertainers have dazzled and delighted audiences of all ages with their unique form of silent visual and whimsical theater. A playful yet compelling experience, Mummenschanz offers timeless and lighthearted insights into the human condition with the creative use of shadow and light and the ingenious manipulation of common objects. The result is a visually stunning spectacle that transcends cultural barriers and sparks the imagination. In this brand new creation, you & me, the Mummenschanz troupe brings to life their famous large-scale masks and revives a tradition of acrobatics. The show will also include some of the classic sketches that have stood the test of time. “Mummenschanz succeeds brilliantly because of its originality, exceptional ingenuity, sense of surprise, and deft satirical touches.” (San Francisco Chronicle)

SATURDAY, APRIL 7 AT 8 P.M. $50, $43, $30

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Virtuoso pianist Jeffrey Siegel closes our season at the Hylton Performing Arts Center with three 18th century musical masters who were contemporaries of each other. In Beethoven and Friends, Jeffrey Siegel performs Haydn's delightful Sonata in D, Mozart's brooding, contemplative Fantasy in D minor, and Beethoven's passionate, stormy Sonata Pathétique, while offering witty and insightful commentary about the music and composers before playing each piece. Piano music enthusiasts and newcomers alike cherish Jeffrey Siegel’s beloved “concerts with commentary” series that makes everyone feel like a classical music insider. An interactive Q&A will conclude this program.

SATURDAY, APRIL 21 AT 8 P.M. $42, $36, $25

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ENCHANTMENT THEATRE COMPANY

The whole family will treasure this enchanting musical re-telling of a timeless storybook favorite. Through the power of love and nursery magic, a young boy transforms his beloved toy into a real rabbit. Together the Boy and his velveteen friend embark on exciting imaginary adventures, from deep dark caves to the wide open sea, and together they learn the true meaning of friendship. This award-winning theater company specializing in arts education for children has been Emmynominated twice and received numerous state and private awards for excellence and innovation. “The company’s creative team knows its business! Young or old, parent or grandparent, catch the Pushcart Players when and where you can!” (Independent Press)

How does nine-year-old Elmer Elevator rescue a baby dragon held captive on Wild Island? With pluck, chewing gum, lollipop sticks, and rubber bands, of course! In celebration of the 70th anniversary of Ruth Stiles Gannett’s charming adventure book, My Father’s Dragon, Enchantment Theatre Company brings to life the story of a compassionate and courageous boy and his unlikely friendship with a splendid yellow and blue-striped dragon. For nearly twenty years, Philadelphia-based Enchantment Theatre Company has produced original works based on classic children’s literature, using its distinctive blend of puppets, masks, creative scenic effects, and original music. “Everything about this worldclass production is inventive and endearing; it fully captures the spirit of the beloved stories, the essence of childhood, and the imagination of the audience, both young and old. (Phindie.com, Philadelphia, PA)

The Velveteen Rabbit, Reborn

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1 AT 2 P.M. AND 4 P.M. Recommended for ages 5–10; Grades Pre-K–5 Performances held in Merchant Hall

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18 AT 2 P.M. AND 4 P.M. Recommended for ages 5–10; Grades K–5

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The Hollywood Special FX Show Ever wonder how they did that? Now the whole family can get the inside scoop and discover the science and secrets to making movie magic in this interactive and explosive show. Live on stage, join special effects professionals who’ve worked on action-packed blockbusters like The Dark Knight Rises, Guardians of the Galaxy, Phantom of the Opera, and Game of Thrones for thrilling and revealing insights that bring the audience closer to the action than ever before. Feel the heat from an onstage inferno, marvel at gruesome sci-fi monsters, be blown away by apocalyptic weather, and hold on tight through huge explosions! “Be prepared to be stunned. This really is a show unlike what you’ve seen before.” (Essex Chronicle)

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3 AT 2 P.M. AND 4 P.M. Recommended for ages 7 and up

BAY AREA CHILDREN’S THEATRE

Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site Bedtime is approaching, and this team of construction vehicles needs to get their rest. But Crane Truck is getting cranky, Cement Mixer takes too long with bath time, and Dump Truck just isn’t sleepy! Excavator and Bulldozer find that preparing for bed is a job in itself! Will they ever get some shut-eye before tomorrow’s day of work? A world premiere musical based upon the New York Times best-selling picture book about construction vehicles by author Sherri Duskey Rinker and illustrator Tom Lichtenheld demonstrates the importance of teamwork, follow-through, hard work, and bedtime rituals. Founded in 2004, the Bay Area Children’s Theatre works to enrich children’s lives, inspire their imagination, and introduce them to lifelong enjoyment of theatre.

SUNDAY, APRIL 22 AT 2 P.M. AND 4 P.M. Recommended for ages 3–8; Pre-K–Grade 3

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MATINEE Idylls

Enjoy lunch by an outstanding local restaurant followed by a one-hour concert and a coffee and dessert reception with the artists. Lunch 12:30 p.m. / Concert 1:30 p.m. Dessert Reception (following Concert)

The Washington Saxophone Quartet (WSaxQ) Tuesday, November 14

Mannheim Rocket Orchestra Tuesday, September 26 Spend the afternoon indulging in the sublime with Mannheim Rocket Orchestra as they perform works including Mozart’s Quintet for Clarinet and Strings. Under the direction of founder and clarinetist Richard Spece, Mannheim Rocket Orchestra is the premier period-instrument ensemble of Northern Virginia.

Celebrating more than 40 years together, WSaxQ is the most widely heard saxophone quartet in the country and is heard daily through recorded arrangements of the theme for National Public Radio’s program “All Things Considered.” Featuring music from Bach to Gershwin, this dynamic ensemble enlightens and entertains audiences with its musical mastery.

Virginia Opera

A Taste of Opera

Soprano Soiree

Tuesday, April 10

Tuesday, February 27 Enjoy a captivating afternoon of arias, duets, and trios sung by three acclaimed sopranos: Jennifer Decker, Kelly Glyptis, and Angela Knight. This talented trio with piano accompaniment charms in a program of musical treasures inspired by the artists’ favorite repertoire.

The Virginia Opera, honored by the General Assembly as the “Official Opera Company of the Commonwealth of Virginia,” presents a program of opera favorites performed by the Company’s talented young professionals of the Herndon Foundation Emerging Artists Program. Catch these rising stars in a program featuring highlights from Virginia Opera’s 2017/18 season.

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HYLTON CENTER’S

Resident Arts Partners 2017–18 Season

Music, Dance, and Theater Presented by Local Arts Organizations Each year, these local arts organizations present a vibrant program of performing arts on the stages of the Hylton Center. Officially known as Resident Arts Partners, these outstanding organizations are based here in Prince William County and the City of Manassas, and are evidence of the extraordinary talents and resources that exist in our area.

Manassas Ballet Theatre

Manassas Symphony Orchestra

The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow

Silver Celebration

Just in time for Halloween, this spine-chilling performance by Manassas Ballet Theatre thrills with all-original choreography and an international cast of dancers. Accompanied by live orchestra, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow remains true to the original tale of a haunting legend that plays across the stage to a tragic end.

The MSO kicks off its Silver Anniversary Season with favorite repertoire from 25 years of performances. This program features returning fellow American Prizewinning piano soloist Anthony Michael Cornet and concludes with Beethoven’s blissful Symphony No. 7.

October 20–21 at 7:30 p.m. October 23 at 3 p.m.

Saturday, October 28 at 7:30 p.m.

Silver Passport Manassas Ballet Theatre

Kick off the holidays by joining the MSO (following the Manassas Christmas Parade) for its fifteenth annual family concert. The afternoon includes music from around the world and the premiere of a new work based on author Bob Staake’s brand new children’s book, Book of Gold. Saturday, December 2 at 4:30 p.m. Manassas Symphony Orchestra

The Nutcracker The magical story of Clara and her Nutcracker Prince comes to life with the help of an ensemble cast and the Manassas Ballet Theatre Orchestra. Known for its exquisite costumes, choreography, and scenery, MBT’s production of The Nutcracker has become Northern Virginia’s go-to family holiday tradition. December 14–17, 19–22 at 7:30 p.m. December 16–17, 22–23 at 3 p.m.

Colin The full-length ballet Colin: Son, Marine, Hero showcases the story of Artistic Director Amy Grant Wolfe’s son Colin, who lost his life in Iraq to a roadside bomb in 2006. Colin debuted in November 2014 at the Hylton Center after Wolfe expanded her original one-act ballet. Gathering inspiration by interviewing Colin’s commander and fellow Marines during the summer of 2014, she added new layers to the original heart of the story. The MBT Orchestra showcases the original score by Mark Menza. March 9–10 at 7:30 p.m. March 11 at 3 p.m.

Swan Lake MBT’s season closes with a superstar of classical ballets, Swan Lake. Join the international cast of dancers as they weave the tale of the Swan Queen, Odette, her love Prince Siegried, and the terrible curse cast by the evil sorcerer Von Rothbart. The Manassas Ballet Theatre Orchestra sets the mood with Tchaikovsky’s score, while the custom scenery, costumes, and dancers exhilarate in this beautiful ballet. May 18–19 at 7:30 p.m.; May 20 at 3 p.m. 18

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Silver Jewels The celebratory season continues with Dvořák’s tragically beautiful Symphony No. 7 in D minor and spectacular piano soloist Carlo Ibay playing Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor. Saturday, March 3 at 7:30 p.m.

Russian Silver The MSO concludes its anniversary celebration and looks to the future as local high school students join to perform Rimsky-Korsakov’s magical Scheherazade. Internationally acclaimed Steinway Artist Agnes Wan is highlighted, playing Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. Saturday, May 12 at 7:30 p.m.


Manassas Chorale A Hylton Home Companion II The Chorale takes a page from Prairie Home Companion with a variety of songs and skits in a radio show format. So well received was the last performance of this kind at the Hylton Center, the Chorale reprises the popular format with all new music! Singers, soloists, instrumentalists, and announcers combine forces for an evening you won’t want to miss. Saturday, October 14 at 7:30 p.m. Manassas Chorale

Youth Orchestras of Prince William 2017–2018 SEASON: SYNCHRONICITY

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Blue This performance begins with the youngest voices and instrumentalists and culminates with the prestigious Youth Symphony Orchestra, conducted by award-winning Music Director Anne Rupert. Join YOPW for a musical celebration featuring some of the most talented youth in the region. Complementary light reception at 2 p.m. in the upstairs Buchanan Partners Art Gallery. Sunday, November 19 at 3 p.m.

Flow This performance presents all YOPW ensembles and features collaborative work with local youth dancers. Let the flow embrace you and join us for an afternoon of musical synchronicity. Complementary light reception at 2 p.m. in the upstairs Buchanan Partners Art Gallery. Sunday, February 18 at 3 p.m.

Oklahoma!

Air Around The World… It’s Christmas Travel the globe with the Chorale as it sings carols and songs of the season from many countries. You’ll hear personal favorites, as well as new melodies. Let the Chorale, accompanied by a twenty-piece orchestra, take you on a “world tour” in only two hours.

YOPW’s season closes on a high note featuring all of its performing ensembles. Enjoy an afternoon of exquisite musicianship by these dynamic young musicians. Chamber music performance and complementary light reception at 2 p.m. in the upstairs Buchanan Partners Art Gallery. Sunday, May 6 at 3 p.m. Youth Orchestras of Prince William

Saturday, December 9 at 7:30 p.m.

Adoration and Celebration— Voices United Concert

Oklahoma! is the first musical written by the legendary team of Rodgers & Hammerstein. Experience some of Broadway’s most memorable songs with characters who will sing and dance their way into your heart. July 14–15, 21–22, 28–29 at 8 p.m. July 16, 23, 30 at 2 p.m.

The Diary of Anne Frank This new adaptation by Wendy Kesselman is a story of hope that captures the claustrophobic realities of the daily existence of Anne, her family, and the handful of neighbors hiding in Nazi Germany. October 20–21, 27–28 at 8 p.m. October 22, 29 at 2 p.m.

Talented singers from across Northern VA join the Chorale for this anticipated annual performance. The Chorale and Ensemble sing a wide variety of sacred selections (with orchestra accompaniment) and then combine with the Voices United Choir to raise the roof in the second half of the program under the direction of a nationally known clinician.

Spring 2018 Performances The Prince William Little Theater Spring 2018 performance information will be announced Fall 2017. Please check HyltonCenter.org for the latest information.

Saturday, March 17 at 7:30 p.m.

The Amazing Eighties!

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Relive the 1980’s with the Manassas Chorale and the Greater Manassas Children’s Choir—170 voices strong! From Broadway melodies heard for the first time in the 1980’s to popular tunes that have stood the test of time, enjoy this “ten year” whirlwind tour with Manassas Chorale’s talented singers and outstanding instrumentalists.

Subscriptions are available for Manassas Chorale, Manassas Symphony Orchestra, and Prince William Little Theatre. Visit or call the Hylton Center ticket office to subscribe at 703-993-7700. For information about subscriptions to the Manassas Ballet Theatre, please visit manassasballet.org or call 703-257-1811.

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