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THE BEST OF ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT RIGHT IN YOUR BACKYARD HYLTON PRESENTS brings a remarkable season of performing arts to the Hylton Center with an unbeatable showcase of talent from renowned national and international artists. The season is bigger than ever with something for everyone, ranging from comedy to classical ballet. It opens with the hilarious political parodies of The Capitol Steps and continues with the gravity-defying Chinese Warriors of Peking and Aquila Theatre’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. For the holidays, we present spirited seasonal concerts that are always a big hit with families, such as the Vienna Boys Choir. After the new year, the season fires up again with We Shall Overcome in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., the esteemed Shanghai Opera

Symphony Orchestra, L.A. Theatre Works’ Steel Magnolias, Russian National Ballet’s Swan Lake, and much more. These performances are 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. CIRQUE

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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. The Hylton Center offers diverse programming through its presenting series Hylton Presents, as well as the Hylton Family Series, the lunchtime Matinee Idylls Series, and the American Roots Series. In addition, 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 have contributed to making the Hylton Center a favorite destination. See page 20 for more information about the Resident Arts Partners.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS Sept. 22 The Capitol Steps 4 Sept. 29 Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel 5 Oct. 12 Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra 5 Oct. 14 Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble 6 Oct. 28 Chinese Warriors of Peking 6 Nov. 17 Aquila Theatre: A Midsummer Night’s Dream 7 Nov. 25 Chanticleer 7 Dec. 7 American Festival Pops Orchestra 8 Dec. 9 Vienna Boys Choir 8 Dec. 16 Canadian Brass 9 Jan. 20 We Shall Overcome 9 Feb. 8 Shanghai Opera Symphony Orchestra 10 Feb. 9 L.A. Theatre Works: Steel Magnolias 10 Feb. 23 Cirque Mechanics 11 Mar. 1 The Julian Bliss Septet 11 Mar. 16 Goitse 12 Apr. 5 Russian National Ballet: Swan Lake 12 Apr. 27 Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel 13 May 3 American Festival Pops Orchestra 13 Subscribing 14 Hylton Family Series 16 Matinee Idylls 18 American Roots 19 Resident Arts Partners 20 Support the Hylton Performing Arts Center 22 Planning Your Visit 23

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The Capitol Steps Enjoy an evening of side-splitting political humor before getting out to vote on Election Day! After sold-out performances in previous seasons at the Hylton Center, The Capitol Steps returns to Merchant Hall at the height of the election season. Audiences love their hysterical musical parodies satirizing the current state of the union. This unique comic ensemble began more than 30 years ago when a group of Senate staffers performed for their office Christmas party. Now, the musical comedy troupe has become an institution in Washington, D.C. and beyond with its special brand of satirical humor that famously lampoons characters from both sides of the political aisle. They will have you rolling in the aisles with their spot-on caricatures, song parodies, and clever skits. “When it comes to satire, you haven’t seen the real thing until you have been to The Capitol Steps.” (The Washington Post) $50, $43, $30

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with Jeffrey Siegel A Bernstein Birthday Bash

Celebrate Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday with piano virtuoso Jeffrey Siegel. This program includes famous excerpts from West Side Story, as well as Bernstein’s intimate Anniversaries. Also included are two pieces by composers who inspired Bernstein: Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and Copland’s El Salon Mexico. Always a favorite with Hylton Center audiences, Jeffrey Siegel makes newcomers feel welcome, while enhancing the enjoyment of seasoned classical music aficionados. “A pianist with a bravura technique and a big, gorgeous sound…and when the artist himself offers the inside scoop, the musical experience becomes vastly more personal.” (The Denver Post) An ever-popular Question & Answer session with the audience concludes the program. $44, $37, $26

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Benny and Beyond Eddie Daniels, clarinet Travel back to the era of big bands and dancehalls when Benny Goodman was “The King of Swing” with “Renaissance” clarinetist Eddie Daniels and Northern Virginia’s treasured favorite, the Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra. Benny and Beyond pays homage to the legendary band leader and clarinetist-composer who had numerous hit singles during the 1930s and 1940s, including “Let’s Dance,” “Don’t Be That Way,” “Somebody Stole My Gal,” and many more. For over 50 years, Daniels has thrilled audiences and critics alike with his masterful playing of both classical and jazz. Artistic Director and alto sax virtuoso Jim Carroll—whose long and illustrious career has included performances with the likes of Michael Jackson, Nancy Wilson, Maynard Ferguson, Billy Taylor, Woody Herman and His Thundering Herd, and the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra—leads this swinging evening. Join us for the coolest show at the Hylton Center! $46, $39, $28

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Classical Music

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Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble

Chinese Warriors of Peking

Glazunov: Idyll Françaix: Octet Beethoven: Septet in E-flat Major, Op. 20 Celebrating more than 50 years of musical excellence, this world-renowned chamber ensemble presents a sublime concert of classical masterworks for strings and winds. Unique in the world of chamber music, the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble is composed of the principal players from the famed Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Orchestra. Known for its sophisticated, complex, and balanced sound, the Chamber Ensemble performs works by the Russian Romantic composer Alexander Glazunov, the French Neoclassical composer Jean Françaix, and the unequaled Ludwig van Beethoven. Don’t miss your chance to hear this “impressively seamless ensemble.” (Chicago Classical Review) $50, $43, $30

The whole family will be enthralled by the high-intensity martial arts and breathtaking acrobatics of the Chinese Warriors of Peking. Set during the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644) in the ancient capital Peking, this amazing performance reenacts the annual royal Martial Arts tournament where the country’s finest warriors demonstrate their impressive skills and acrobats entertain the crowds with gravity-defying feats. Direct from The People’s Republic of China, the Chinese Warriors of Peking is an acclaimed martial arts and acrobatic company whose award-winning “Slack Wire” act has toured the world with Cirque du Soleil. Under the direction of Qui Jian, this company of talented martial artists and acrobats provides an amazing demonstration of stage combat, traditional weapons handling, juggling, diving rings, contortion, and acrobatics. “An entertaining show for the whole family.” (Eastbourne Herald) $50, $43, $30

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Aquila Theatre

Chanticleer

A Midsummer Night’s Dream Aquila Theatre returns to the Merchant Hall stage with a magical and witty production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Shakespeare’s timeless tale of love and its many complications never fails to entertain and remind us of his literary genius. “The course of true love never did run smooth” is the prophetic line spoken just as one of The Bard’s most popular comedies begins. On Midsummer Night in the woodland outside Athens, mischief is afoot as the king and queen of Fairyland arrive to attend the wedding of Duke Theseus and Queen Hippolyta. The impish Puck, servant to the Fairy King, is let loose in the forest with a love potion, and naturally, things go uproariously awry. Aquila’s signature physical theatrical style is the perfect complement to Shakespeare’s iconic work. The New York Times applauds this renowned theater company for making “Shakespeare perfectly comprehensible,” and The New Yorker calls their interpretations “beautifully spoken, dramatically revealing and crystalline in effect.”

A Chanticleer Christmas Begin the Christmas season with a sumptuous concert of seasonal favorites and classical standards performed by “the world’s reigning male chorus” (The New Yorker). The Grammy Award®-winning Chanticleer is loved around the world for its seamless blend of 12 male voices, ranging from soprano to bass, and is often described as “an orchestra of voices.” Boasting an impressive repertoire of vocal literature, the program includes everything from Gregorian chant, Renaissance polyphony, and Romantic art songs to contemporary music, jazz, world music, and spirituals. Chanticleer has sold well over a million albums and won two Grammy Awards®. The Los Angeles Times raves, “Chanticleer fascinates and enthralls for much the same reason a fine chocolate or a Rolls Royce does: through luxurious perfection.” $55, $47, $33

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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7 AT 8 P.M.

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Vienna Boys Choir

Holiday Pops: Songs of the Season

One of the most revered boys choirs in the world presents its popular Christmas concert at the Hylton Center. They capture the joy and wonder of the holiday season with their exquisite performances of classical masterpieces and contemporary favorites. The choir—lauded for its heavenly voices, harmonic purity, and endearing charm—is composed of talented boy sopranos and altos between the ages of 9 and 14, and representing 31 countries. Performing for over a half a millennium, the choir’s membership has included some of history’s most illustrious composers, including Haydn and Schubert who were themselves choristers. A perfect way for the whole family to get into the Christmas spirit! “The angelic voices of this most famous vocal group are ageless.” (The Salt Lake Tribune)

Deck the halls with boughs of holly! Celebrate the holidays at the Hylton Center with the American Festival Pops Orchestra’s annual holiday concert, which has become a cherished tradition. This uplifting evening promises favorite classics like Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Ride” and “A Christmas Festival,” the ever-popular carol sing-a-long, and fun musical surprises. Special guest artists join conductor Anthony Maiello as he leads Northern Virginia’s very own pops orchestra in a treasured holiday celebration. It is a surefire way to put everyone in your family—even a scrooge—into the holiday spirit! $55, $47, $33

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SUNDAY, JANUARY 20 AT 3 P.M.

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Special MLK Day Performance

Canadian Brass

We Shall Overcome

Canadian Brass Christmas

A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The ever-popular Canadian Brass comes to the Hylton Center with a gift of impeccable music and witty repartee. Renowned for genre-bending versatility and joyous performances, this award-winning brass quintet entertains young and old alike with sparkling brass standards, toe-tapping holiday favorites, and clever banter. Founded nearly 50 years ago, it is largely responsible for elevating the art of the brass quintet, performing in virtually every major concert hall in the world, being seen by millions on television, and selling over two million albums worldwide. Canadian Brass is composed of five musical masters: visionary founder and tuba legend Chuck Daellenbach, Caleb Hudson and Christopher Coletti (trumpets), Achilles Liarmakopoulos (trombone), and Bernhard Scully (horn). “After four decades, it’s great to see Canadian Brass—practically an institution at this point—still sounding fresh, still attracting young virtuosos and, above all, still having fun with the music.” (NPR Tiny Desk Concert)

Hear the compelling words of Martin Luther King, Jr. interwoven with music created by African-American artists during the Civil Rights movement. We Shall Overcome ties a lineage of music and culture that includes traditional gospel, modern gospel, classical, jazz, Broadway, and spirituals. Damien Sneed—an award-winning recording artist and a recipient of the Sphinx Medal of Excellence—guides the audience through this cultural journey, introducing soloists and sharing personal anecdotes, all accompanied by a choir and an instrumental ensemble. The artists perform traditional spirituals, as well as a broad range of music from luminaries like Aretha Franklin, Wynton Marsalis, Duke Ellington, Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, and Donny Hathaway. “Damien Sneed is an ambassador for classical and gospel music…he uses his artistry to make our world a better place.” (Wynton Marsalis) $44, $37, $26

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8 AT 8 P.M.

Classical Music

Shanghai Opera Symphony Orchestra Rossini: Overture to Il Barbiere di Siviglia He Zhanhao & Chen Gang: The Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique Founded in 1956, the Shanghai Opera Symphony Orchestra is celebrated for its refined interpretation of classical symphonic repertoire. Considered one of the finest orchestras in China, it has toured extensively in Europe and Asia, performing masterpieces by the world’s most historic and familiar composers, as well as the works of celebrated Chinese composers. On its first North American tour, this extraordinary orchestra performs a program that celebrates both western and eastern traditions, including wellknown music by Rossini and Berlioz, as well as one of China’s most famous compositions, He Zhanhao and Chen Gang’s The Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto. In this beautifully melodic work, the violin soloist seamlessly combines western tonalities with uniquely Chinese techniques. $60, $51, $36

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THEATER L.A. Theatre Works

Steel Magnolias “I would rather have thirty minutes of wonderful than a lifetime of nothing special.” Steel Magnolias brings an entire evening of wonderful to Merchant Hall! L.A. Theatre Works has reimagined this timeless story about the enduring bonds of friendship in a new, radio-style production featuring a diverse cast of six extraordinary women. Return with the cast to Truvy’s beauty shop in the Bayou of Louisiana. The vibrant women gather in this bastion of camaraderie to preen for special occasions, and celebrate and support one another, while enduring the ups and downs of life. Both laugh-out-loud funny and deeply touching, this production exposes the strength of the human condition and our shared need for companionship. This company is known for radio-style drama presentations that include minimal sets and costumes, and employs sound effects made the “old fashioned way.” L.A. Theatre Works is hailed as “original, exciting, and highly theatrical.” (American Theatre Magazine) $44, $37, $26


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Family Entertainment

Jazz

Cirque Mechanics

The Julian Bliss Septet

42FT—A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels

Celebrating Gershwin: A Stroll Down Tin Pan Alley

Experience the latest invention from the creative minds of Cirque Mechanics with their signature blend of acrobatics, mechanical marvels, and a good bit of clowning around. This new production tells the story of an iconic 42foot circus ring with talented acrobats and aerialists performing astonishing feats of strength and agility that present their mechanical interpretation of traditional circus entertainment. Thrill at the timeless wonder of circus artistry combined with impressive mechanical ingenuity, like a galloping metal horse and a spectacular rotating tent frame. This premier American circus, founded in 2004, finds its roots in all things mechanical and shares the stories of American inventiveness. “The greatest contribution to the American circus since Cirque du Soleil” (Spectacle Magazine). Bring the whole family to this whimsical and witty circus performance!

Virtuoso clarinetist Julian Bliss leads his band on A Stroll Down Tin Pan Alley, which explores the treasured sounds of Gershwin and his contemporaries, including a suite from the iconic American opera Porgy and Bess, an excerpt from the beloved Rhapsody in Blue, and popular jazz standards like “I Got Rhythm,” “Embraceable You,” and “Lady be Good.” The swinging evening will be complemented by Bliss who will share good-humored anecdotes and stories about Tin Pan Alley and the artists who popularized American music traditions. The Julian Bliss Septet has appeared across Europe at leading venues and festivals, including London’s Wigmore Hall, the legendary Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, and the Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. “Julian Bliss is a rara avis: a distinguished classical musician also enraptured with great jazz.” (Acoustic Music) $46, $39, $28

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Russian National Ballet

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with “music that’s brimming with energy and creative zeal” (Irish Music Magazine) performed by the popular and multi-award-winning quintet, Goitse (pronounced Go-wit-cha). A leader of a new generation of traditional Irish ensembles, the group shares a foot-stomping, hand-clapping musical experience that blends Celtic music standards with expressive original compositions. Goitse was crowned Live Ireland’s Traditional Group of the Year and Chicago Irish American News’s Group of the Year. Their infectious sound is created by a stunning group of accomplished musicians known to the Limerick music scene: seven-time All-Ireland Banjo Champion James Harvey; World and All-Ireland Bodhrán champion Colm Phelan; gifted guitarist Conal O’Kane; pianist and piano accordionist Tadhg Ó Meachair; and fast-fiddle player Áine McGeeney, who is also the group’s vocalist. $44, $37, $26

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Swan Lake Be enchanted by one of the most beloved storybook ballets. Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s first ballet, Swan Lake, charms time and again with the stunning grace of classical dance, its breathtaking sets and costumes, and the sublime music of one of the great Russian composers. Based on a fairy tale, this enchanting family favorite is replete with magic and romance, princesses and princes, and good versus evil. The story centers on the love between Prince Siegfried and Odette. Under the spell of an evil sorcerer, Odette spends her days as a swan swimming on a lake of tears, and her nights in her lovely human form. Treat the whole family to the beauty of this splendid performance by 50 elegant dancers from the world-famous Russian National Ballet.” The Russian National Ballet, directed by Elena Radchenko, is a cut above many of its rivals.” (The Washington Post) $56, $48, $34


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American Festival Pops Orchestra

with Jeffrey Siegel Rags to Riches

Go on a musical journey with piano virtuoso Jeffrey Siegel. In this program, Siegel guides the audience through music with fascinatin’ rhythms! He will perform Scott Joplin’s Wall Street Rag, I Got Rhythm by Gershwin, elegant waltzes by Chopin, the hilarious Circus Polka “For Young Elephants” by Stravinsky, and vibrant marches by Prokofiev and Shostakovich. “… A world-renowned pianist with intelligence, insight, charm, and exceptional skills as a communicator.” (The Cleveland Plain Dealer) An ever-popular Question & Answer session with the audience concludes the program. $44, $37, $26

Movie Music Magic It's difficult to imagine bigger-than-life film characters like Darth Vader and Indiana Jones without their iconic musical themes. Since the invention of cinema with sound, Hollywood's film composers have worked their magic behind the scenes to help create memorable movie-going experiences! Join the American Festival Pops Orchestra in a performance of classic and treasured film scores where you will experience the music that helps create magic on the silver screen. Enjoy a variety of musical styles spanning years of celebrated films and film composers from Hans Zimmer to John Williams to nostalgic Disney classics. Don’t miss this musical journey when Maestro Anthony Maiello and Northern Virginia’s favorite pops orchestra explore some of Hollywood’s best-loved film themes. $50, $43, $30

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Saturday, September 29 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. These three veterans of Cirque du Soleil delight audiences with their unique style of physical comedy, blending silly slapstick with European theatrical whimsy. The laughter never ends as they create madcap mayhem in a blast of buffoonery with juggling, stilt-walking, and clowning around. Aga-Boom’s signature finale is sheer pandemonium, as toilet-paper streamers, confetti, bouncing balls, lights, alarms, and balloons overtake the theater! Exhilarating fun for the whole family. “A hugely entertaining experience…a frenzy of scenes that build toward an unforgettable chaotic finale, the show culminates in sheer glee…” (Backstage West “Critics Choice”) Fun for all ages

Sunday, October 14 at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Prepare to be bow-wowed! These winners of America’s Got Talent, Olate Dogs, bring their high-energy, canine variety show to Merchant Hall. The father-son duo, Richard and Nicolas Olate (pronounced, “Oh-lah-tay”), lead their pack of adorable pups as they perform an assortment of gravitydefying feats and delightful tricks. The second youngest of 22 children, Richard Olate began training stray dogs in his native Chile when he was 12 years old, and his story of poverty to success is as inspiring as his charming crew of rescue dogs, who have all been given a second chance. Come see for yourself the acclaimed back-flipping dogs who will conga line their way into your heart. Fun for all ages

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The Phantom Tollbooth Saturday, January 26 at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. The beloved and inventive childhood classic book, The Phantom Tollbooth, is brought to life in an original stage adaption. Norton Juster’s original story begins with Milo, who is very bored until a tollbooth mysteriously appears in his room. He decides to drive his toy car through it, and everything changes! Once on the other side, Milo is thrilled to find a fantastical world where he is welcomed, and his help is desperately needed. Using puppets, masks, magic, inventive scenic effects, and original music, Enchantment Theatre Company recreates Milo’s adventures as he travels the Lands Beyond in his exciting quest to rescue Princess Rhyme and Reason. “A masterful fusion of engaging storytelling with the performing and visual arts, which appeals to all of the senses, stimulates intuitive thinking, and captivates adults and children alike.” (DC Metro Theater Arts) Recommended for ages 6-11; Grades 1-6

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show Saturday, March 30 at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. A beloved classic makes its way off the page and onto the stage. The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show features a menagerie of 75 lovable puppets, faithfully adapting four popular stories by children’s author, Eric Carle: The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse, Mister Seahorse, The Very Lonely Firefly and of course, the star of the show—The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Bright in color and spirit, this adaptation captures all of the charm in Carle’s original tales and illustrations while conveying simple messages about the value of creativity, belonging, and growth. Recommended for ages 3–7

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Idyllic afternoons in the company of good food, music, and friends!

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)

Gourmet Symphony

Merling Trio

John Devlin, Artistic Director and conductor Tuesday, October 2 The Gourmet Symphony team brings its celebrated concert concept to the Hylton Center. The multisensory experience pairs classical masterworks with creative cuisine in a complementary program that features D.C.’s most talented artists led by conductor John Devlin. Guests will enjoy musical and culinary selections simultaneously, while exploring connections between the two. Note: Both the concert and lunch begin at 12:30 p.m.

Tuesday, February 13 This international trio comprising violin, cello, and piano has performed across the globe and released critically acclaimed recordings. The Trio, known for its communication, precision, and impeccable blend of sound will perform classics from “The Great American Songbook,” including favorites by Gershwin, Mancini, and a showstopping arrangement of Harold Arlen’s “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” The program will also feature the ever-popular Hungarian Dances by Johannes Brahms.

Virginia Opera

Thomas Pandolfi

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Tuesday, November 13 The Virginia Opera, honored by the General Assembly as the “Official Opera Company of the Commonwealth of Virginia,” returns with a program of beloved works performed by the Company’s talented young professionals of the Herndon Foundation Emerging Artists Program. Witness opera stars in-the-making performing highlights from Virginia Opera’s 2018/19 season.

Tuesday, April 2 His previous Hylton Center performances have been met with enthusiastic audiences, and now virtuoso pianist Thomas Pandolfi returns to the Matinee Idylls series with a program showcasing his passionate artistry and stunning technique. Enjoy his masterful interpretation of works including Beethoven’s Grande Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 13 (Pathétique), as well as selections by Mozart and Liszt.


Up-close, down-home concerts with the best of bluegrass, country, blues, and more. Enjoy a casual setting in the Gregory Family Theater with food and beverage for purchase.

Chris Jones & The Night Drivers

The White House Band

Saturday, September 29 at 8 p.m. Described by Bluegrass Today as “classy grass,” Chris Jones & The Night Drivers perform a concert full of their signature soulful lyrics and elegant sound. Winner of eight IBMAs (International Bluegrass Music Awards), The Night Drivers is a quartet with Jon Weisberger on bass, Mark Stoffel on mandolin, and Winchester, Virginia native Gina Clowes on banjo joining Jones on guitar. Don’t miss this bluegrass charttopping group featuring Sirius XM’s Bluegrass Junction host Chris Jones with “some of the best players in bluegrass!” (Steve Martin)

Friday, November 30 at 8 p.m. The White House Band, lead by Dave Detwiler and featuring Darden Purcell and Glenn Scimonelli, perform everything from Dixieland and Swing to Jazz, Pop, and Rock, with much of the repertoire having been composed in the White House for various Presidents and their guests. Detwiler is one of the most sought-after freelance trumpet players in the country and has performed at White House events for Presidents Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush, and Clinton.

Maybe April

The Seldom Scene

Saturday, February 16 at 8 p.m. Named by Billboard Magazine as “the next emerging trend in country music,” the Americana-folk indie trio Maybe April is electrifying the country music scene with their “lustrous harmonies...the appealing mix of their personalities...winningly under-amplified sound...and sophisticated lyrics.” (Chicago Sun-Times). This all-female group met in 2012 and has been taking the country by storm with their singing and playing ever since.

Saturday, April 6 at 8 p.m. Sometimes irreverent, always entertaining, The Seldom Scene makes their Hylton Center debut with its signature sound that has led to an international following and helped launch the progressive bluegrass movement. The band features Ron Stewart on banjo and fiddle, Dudley Connell on guitar, Fred Travers on reso-guitar, Lou Reid on mandolin and guitar, and Ronnie Simpkins on bass.

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RESIDENT ARTS PARTNERS 2018/2019 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.

SUBSCRIBE TODAY! 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.

MANASSAS CHORALE

PRINCE WILLIAM LITTLE THEATRE

Manassas Chorale

Prince William Little Theatre

Silver Serenade

Join the Manassas Chorale and its talented instrumentalists for a variety of choral selections—a musical kaleidoscope. 90+ voices will be joined by local high school musicians as the Chorale kicks off its twenty-fifth season in style!

Friday, October 5 at 7:30 p.m.

Silver Noel

Find your Christmas spirit at this festive performance of carols and seasonal songs while enjoying familiar sounds of the season and new arrangements accompanied by an orchestra of twenty outstanding musicians. Add the Chorale’s candlelight selections and you’ve got an evening to remember!

Saturday, December 1 at 7:30 p.m.

Silver Voices

The Manassas Chorale and the Voices United Workshop Choir combine resources for a joyful evening of sacred music. Led by Artistic Director Becky Verner and guest Clinician Dr. Rollo Dilworth, over 150 singers will raise the roof in this celebratory program. Come marvel at the united effort of over thirty choral organizations joining together in the state-of-the-art Merchant Hall.

Saturday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m.

Silver Salute (to the Red White and Blue)

O say, can you see! Join the Manassas Chorale and the Greater Manassas Children’s Choir as they salute our country through stirring songs of patriotism and devotion. Help celebrate the close of the Chorale’s Silver Anniversary with this tribute to the U. S. A., its history, its people, and its Armed Forces. Join the party!

Friday, May 31 at 7:30 p.m.

Barnum The Musical

A Tony Award winning musical, the story of P.T. Barnum combines razzle-dazzle with charm and brass to sell “humbug” to cheering crowds. Prince William Little Theatre performs this joyful and moving musical portrait of the nineteenth century’s greatest show-biz legend. Barnum is a colorful, dynamic spectacle with heart. July 20–21, 26–28 at 8 p.m. July 22, 29 at 2 p.m.

9 to 5 The Musical

With music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and the book by Patricia Resnick, 9 to 5 The Musical is based on the seminal 1980 hit movie. PWLT presents this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era that is outrageous, thought-provoking, and even a little romantic. October 12–13, 18–20 at 8 p.m. October 14, 21 at 2 p.m.

It’s a Wonderful Life, A Live Radio Play

This beloved American holiday classic comes to life as a live, captivating 1940’s radio broadcast. The PWLT ensemble brings a few dozen characters to life on the stage. The story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life that one fateful Christmas Eve. December 14–15 at 8 p.m. December 15–16 at 2 p.m. December 16 (Encore performance) at 6:30 p.m.

Anne of Green Gables

Prince William Little Theatre presents a refreshing, contemporary telling of the classic story. Stern Marilla and her warm-hearted brother Matthew hoped to adopt a boy to work on their farm. The orphanage sends young, befreckled Anne by mistake and their lives are never the same, as Anne’s warmth and wit win over even the gruffest of characters. March 8–9, 15–16 at 8 p.m. / March 10, 17 at 2 p.m.

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YOUTH ORCHESTRAS OF PRINCE WILLIAM

MANASSAS BALLET THEATRE

Youth Orchestras of Prince William

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2018–2019 Season: Land of Imagination Illusions

Founded in 1981 by the Woodbridge Music Club, Youth Orchestras of Prince William (YOPW) comprises five orchestral ensembles with more than 200 of the most talented youth musicians in the Prince William region. This performance begins with the youngest instrumentalists and culminates with the Youth Symphony Orchestra. Come early for a chamber music performance and complimentary light reception at 2 p.m. in the Didlake Foyer. Sunday, November 18 at 3 p.m.

Dreams

YOPW takes the audience on a magical, musical journey. Enjoy this musical dream performance that begins with the youngest instrumentalists and culminates with the Youth Symphony Orchestra. Youth art exhibition by Edgemoor Art Studio. Come early for a chamber music performance and complimentary light reception at 2 p.m. in the Didlake Foyer. Sunday, February 17 at 3 p.m.

Serendipity

YOPW’s season closes with a performance featuring all its performing ensembles from the youngest to the oldest. In what seems like a stroke of serendipity, all 200 youth musicians come together in a memorable musical finale of youthful energy and exquisite musicianship. Come early for a chamber music performance, complimentary light reception at 2 p.m. and photo booth in the Didlake Foyer. Sunday, May 5 at 3 p.m.

Manassas Ballet Theatre (MBT) opens its 2018/2019 season with the ultimate vampire story—Dracula. Theatrical and seductive, Merchant Hall stage becomes Transylvania after dark where just one taste of blood guarantees eternal youth. The Kim Reynolds Band accompanies MBT as they weave this dark tale of the ages. October 19–20 at 7:30 p.m. / October 21 at 3 p.m.

The Nutcracker

Northern Virginia’s popular production of The Nutcracker returns in a festive celebration for the holidays. Sweet Clara, naughty Fritz, the partygoers and dancing dolls, Drosselmeyer, and the Nutcracker Prince lead the way through a dreamy journey of fantasy and sweets. Enjoy this magical holiday show for all ages, featuring the international company dancers of MBT plus an ensemble cast and the Manassas Ballet Theatre Orchestra. December 13–15, 18–22 at 7:30 p.m. December 15, 21–23 at 3 p.m.

A Fantasque Evening

The evening begins with original choreography in Act One—a season highlight. Act Two, La Boutique Fantasque (The Magic Toyshop), tells the story of a world-famous French toymaker who welcomes customers from around the globe to his enchanted shop of dancing dolls who have a love story of their own. The Manassas Ballet Theatre Orchestra accompanies the program. March 8–9 at 7:30 p.m. / March 10 at 3 p.m.

The Sleeping Beauty

This timeless, fairy tale ballet has all the magical elements of a classic—a princess, prince, fairy godmothers, the evil fairy Carabosse, and a beautiful score by Tchaikovsky. All ages will delight in this performance featuring the popular storyline and accompaniment by Manassas Ballet Theatre Orchestra.

MANASSAS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Symphonic Journey

The American Prize-winning Manassas Symphony Orchestra (MSO) begins its twenty-sixth concert season with music from Rossini and Tchaikovsky. The symphony is pleased to welcome the Marcolivia Duo, violinist Olivia Hajioff and violist Marc Ramirez, in a performance of the enchanting Double Concerto in E minor, Op. 88 by German Romantic composer Max Bruch. Saturday, October 27 at 7:30 p.m.

All Creatures Great and Small

The MSO’s Annual Family Concert is certain to entertain patrons young and old with a concert of delightful music about animals of all sizes. The concert features Jim Beckel’s Waltz of the Animals and concludes with the group’s exclusive Indoor Light Show Spectacular! Saturday, December 8 at 3:30 p.m.

Tesoros hispanos

The MSO honors the music and culture of Spanishspeaking countries with music by composers from Spain and Latin America, featuring classical guitarist Adam Kossler performing Joaquín Rodrigo’s famed Concierto De Aranjuez. Saturday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m.

Ode to Joy!

The Manassas Symphony Orchestra closes its season in the grandest of styles when it is joined by nearly 100 Prince William County choir students and soloists in a performance of Ludwig van Beethoven’s choral masterpiece, Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125. Don’t miss this epic season finale! Saturday, May 4 at 7:30 p.m.

May 17–18 at 7:30 p.m. / May 18–19 at 3 p.m. HYLTON PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

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Location of the Hylton Center The Hylton Performing Arts Center is located at 10960 George Mason Circle on the Science and Technology campus of George Mason University, just 4 miles south of exit 44 on Interstate 66. For more information, visit HyltonCenter.org/about/map

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Parking Free parking is conveniently located in the lot adjacent to and behind (Tower Lot) the Hylton Center with ample wheelchair accessible parking in the lot near the main entrance. There is a passenger drop-off area directly in front of the main entrance.

Arrival Time We suggest you arrive 20 to 30 minutes before any performance is scheduled to begin. This will give you plenty of time to get your tickets, find your seat, relax, and read the program. Performances begin as close to the scheduled time as possible. If you plan to attend a Pre-Performance Discussion, you should arrive at least 60 minutes prior to the performance.

Consider arriving a little early so you can enjoy the current art exhibition in our gallery or attend a Pre-Performance Discussion about the Hylton Presents performance you are about to see.

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The Buchanan Partners Art Gallery

This Family Friendly symbol identifies the performances we recommend as most suitable for families with children to enjoy together. Though parents are the best judges of what is appropriate for their children, we recommend that children attending a Hylton Presents event be at least six years of age. All children, regardless of age, must have a ticket.

The gallery features exhibitions by some of the region’s finest artists. It is open Tuesdays– Saturdays 10 a.m.–6 p.m. and two hours prior to all performances.

Pre-Performance Discussions Prior to most Hylton Presents events, there are lively presentations that provide a deeper understanding of the performance you are about to see. These discussions are free for all ticket holders, and are held 45 minutes prior to the performance in the Buchanan Partners Art Gallery.

Late Arrivals Out of respect for the artists and audience members, latecomers will be seated at the discretion of the artist and when there is a suitable break in the performance.

Food and Beverages Light snacks and beverages, including wine, coffee, tea, soft drinks, and bottled water, are available for purchase before each Hylton Presents performance and during intermission. A list of nearby restaurants is also available at the Ticket Office.

Children and youth through grade 12 qualify for half-price tickets for any Hylton Presents performance. See the order form insert for details.

Group Discount Groups are welcome, and we offer discounted ticket prices for groups of 10 or more. It is often used as a fun way to entertain clients or reward employees. Contact our Group Sales Office at 703-993-7758 for information.

Attire Hylton Performing Arts Center does not have a dress code. Our patrons wear everything from casual to formal attire, depending on the nature of the event. Please Note: Program artists and dates are subject to change without notice. All patrons must have a ticket.

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