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2012–2013 Season

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Live at Birdland

With our flexible Choose-Your-Own Series plan, select any three or more events to subscribe — the more events you select, the more you save. Or our Premiere Series plan includes the complete season at maximum savings. Both plans also offer the benefits that our subscribers love like prime seating, free ticket exchanges, additional discounts, and personalized service.

Lila Downs

The 2012–2013 Season of Hylton Presents Hylton Presents is ready to thrill audiences with a third season of tremendous talent. Each year, this Aquila Theatre

series brings exciting entertainment from across the country and around the globe to Northern

SEPT. 22

The Capitol Steps....................................................... 4

Virginia. From the side-splitting political parodies of The Capitol Steps to the jaw-dropping flying

SEPT. 30

Ballet Folklórico de México........................................ 4

feats of Cirque Chinois, audiences will enjoy renowned musicians, dancers, and actors — and

OCT. 7

Royal Drummers and Dancers of Burundi.................. 5

even Kung Fu masters! — in inspiring performances all season long. Held in the state-of-the-art

OCT. 13 American Festival Pops Orchestra............................. 5

Merchant Hall with its superb acoustics and intimate seating, every Hylton Presents performance

OCT. 21

Cirque Chinois: The National Circus of the People’s Republic of China........................................ 6

NOV. 9

Shaolin Warriors: Voices of the Masters..................... 6

is an experience to remember.

NOV. 17 Aquila Theatre: Cyrano de Bergerac.......................... 7

Hylton Performing Arts Center Your World-Class Home for the Arts and Entertainment!

NOV. 25

Chanticleer: A Chanticleer Christmas........................ 7

DEC. 1

Dailey & Vincent: A Bluegrass Christmas................... 8

DEC. 2

Chucho Valdés with the Chucho Valdés Quartet....... 8

DEC. 7 Natalie MacMaster: Christmas in Cape Breton.......... 9

This spectacular, critically acclaimed performance space opened in May 2010 with a mission to enrich, educate, and entertain the Northern Virginia region. In addition to the Hylton Presents events and Hylton Family Series, the Hylton Center is the performance home for its Resident Arts Partners and Affiliate Arts Organizations. Throughout the year, these organizations present a vibrant and diverse selection of performing arts experiences created right here in our community. See page 19 for more information about our Resident Arts Partners.

DEC. 21 American Festival Pops Orchestra: Holiday Pops...... 9 JAN. 25

Live at Birdland......................................................... 10

JAN. 27

The Black Watch and Band of the Scots Guards...... 10

FEB. 1

Keyboard Conversations with Jeffery Siegel: The Greatness of Chopin......................................... 11

FEB. 9

China National Symphony Orchestra....................... 11

FEB. 17 Arlo Guthrie: Here Comes the Kid........................... 12

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MAR. 17

Danú......................................................................... 12

MAR. 30

Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra.................................... 13

APR. 12

Russian National Ballet Theatre: Romeo and Juliet & Chopiniana.............................. 13

APR. 27

The Acting Company: As You Like It........................ 14

MAY 5

Lila Downs................................................................ 14 2012/2013 SEASON | 3

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Live at Birdland

With our flexible Choose-Your-Own Series plan, select any three or more events to subscribe — the more events you select, the more you save. Or our Premiere Series plan includes the complete season at maximum savings. Both plans also offer the benefits that our subscribers love like prime seating, free ticket exchanges, additional discounts, and personalized service.

Lila Downs

The 2012–2013 Season of Hylton Presents Hylton Presents is ready to thrill audiences with a third season of tremendous talent. Each year, this Aquila Theatre

series brings exciting entertainment from across the country and around the globe to Northern

SEPT. 22

The Capitol Steps....................................................... 4

Virginia. From the side-splitting political parodies of The Capitol Steps to the jaw-dropping flying

SEPT. 30

Ballet Folklórico de México........................................ 4

feats of Cirque Chinois, audiences will enjoy renowned musicians, dancers, and actors — and

OCT. 7

Royal Drummers and Dancers of Burundi.................. 5

even Kung Fu masters! — in inspiring performances all season long. Held in the state-of-the-art

OCT. 13 American Festival Pops Orchestra............................. 5

Merchant Hall with its superb acoustics and intimate seating, every Hylton Presents performance

OCT. 21

Cirque Chinois: The National Circus of the People’s Republic of China........................................ 6

NOV. 9

Shaolin Warriors: Voices of the Masters..................... 6

is an experience to remember.

NOV. 17 Aquila Theatre: Cyrano de Bergerac.......................... 7

Hylton Performing Arts Center Your World-Class Home for the Arts and Entertainment!

NOV. 25

Chanticleer: A Chanticleer Christmas........................ 7

DEC. 1

Dailey & Vincent: A Bluegrass Christmas................... 8

DEC. 2

Chucho Valdés with the Chucho Valdés Quartet....... 8

DEC. 7 Natalie MacMaster: Christmas in Cape Breton.......... 9

This spectacular, critically acclaimed performance space opened in May 2010 with a mission to enrich, educate, and entertain the Northern Virginia region. In addition to the Hylton Presents events and Hylton Family Series, the Hylton Center is the performance home for its Resident Arts Partners and Affiliate Arts Organizations. Throughout the year, these organizations present a vibrant and diverse selection of performing arts experiences created right here in our community. See page 19 for more information about our Resident Arts Partners.

DEC. 21 American Festival Pops Orchestra: Holiday Pops...... 9 JAN. 25

Live at Birdland......................................................... 10

JAN. 27

The Black Watch and Band of the Scots Guards...... 10

FEB. 1

Keyboard Conversations with Jeffery Siegel: The Greatness of Chopin......................................... 11

FEB. 9

China National Symphony Orchestra....................... 11

FEB. 17 Arlo Guthrie: Here Comes the Kid........................... 12

Hylton Presents Season Sponsor

2 | 2012/2013 SEASON

To order subscriptions 703-993-7700

Hyltoncenter.org

MAR. 17

Danú......................................................................... 12

MAR. 30

Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra.................................... 13

APR. 12

Russian National Ballet Theatre: Romeo and Juliet & Chopiniana.............................. 13

APR. 27

The Acting Company: As You Like It........................ 14

MAY 5

Lila Downs................................................................ 14 2012/2013 SEASON | 3

See page 16 for details

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The Capitol Steps C o m e dy Sept. 22 Saturday / 8 pm $28, $36, $44

Here’s a good healthy dose of comic relief when it’s needed most — right at the height of the campaign season! This hysterical musical comedy troupe returns to the Hylton Center for an evening of bipartisan spoofery. Based in Washington, D.C., The Capitol Steps have entertained audiences for more than 30 years with clever political musical parodies that lampoon those on both sides of the aisle. This talented ensemble is a treasured institution both inside and outside the beltway, even by the targets of their irreverent satirical humor. “When it comes to satire, you haven’t seen the real thing until you have been to the Capitol Steps.” (The Washington Post) Enjoy an evening of side splitting political humor in preparation for Election Day!

Youth through Grade 12 half price

Oct. 13 Saturday / 8 pm / $30, $38, $46

American Festival Pops Orchestra Anthony Maiello, conductor

Afric a n M u sic & D a n c e family friendly

Oct. 7 Sunday / 4 pm / $30, $38, $46

SEPT. 30 Sunday / 7 pm / $28, $36, $44

family friendly Youth through Grade 12 half price

Ballet Folklórico de México Watch centuries of rich Mexican culture come to life as the folk dancers fill the stage, and take audiences on a journey that traces the evolution of Mexican dance from original indigenous peoples up through the present. This award-winning ensemble has garnered international acclaim because of its stunning technique, vibrant costumes, and awe-inspiring choreography. Amalia Hernández, celebrated dancer and choreographer, founded Ballet Folklórico de México 60 years ago to research, preserve and honor the richly diverse folkloric dance traditions of her country — a period spanning from the pre-Columbian era, through Spanish colonization, and into the Mexican Revolution. “Passionate…impeccable… and point of entry to the riches of a fabulous culture!” (Los Angeles Times)

Royal Drummers and Dancers of Burundi From a tiny country in Central Africa comes one of the most gifted and celebrated percussion ensembles in the world — Royal Drummers and Dancers of Burundi. Their dance and drumming performances are based on ancient sacred traditions that have been passed down through the centuries from father to son. Yet these distinctive early rhythms sound as modern as any contemporary beat. The thunderous drum sound — the “Burundi beat” as it has become known — has influenced popular Western contemporary artists like Joni Mitchell, Adam and the Ants, and Bow Wow Wow, and has gained the rapt attention of audiences worldwide. Originally used exclusively for ceremonial occasions, the distinctive drums are made from hollowed tree trunks and animal skins. Come witness ancient Burundi culture through this remarkable ensemble and its thunderous percussive rhythms and mesmerizing movements!

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To order subscriptions 703-993-7700

Youth through Grade 12 half price

Enjoy the cherished songs of Broadway, favorites from Hollywood, and rousing patriotic anthems! This exceptional orchestra, which has delighted audiences at the Hylton Center with its interpretations of classic pops music, offers a selection of the most timeless musical gems of all time. Founder and Artistic Director Anthony Maiello has gathered 60 of the finest musicians in the D.C. area to create this extraordinary ensemble, which has already become well known for its dazzling programming and repertoire. “Classic, upbeat, popular Americana performed with professionalism, affection, and more than a bit of pizzazz.” (Washington Times) This lively concert promises to charm young and old alike.

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M e x ic a n D a n c e

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P o ps

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The Capitol Steps C o m e dy Sept. 22 Saturday / 8 pm $28, $36, $44

Here’s a good healthy dose of comic relief when it’s needed most — right at the height of the campaign season! This hysterical musical comedy troupe returns to the Hylton Center for an evening of bipartisan spoofery. Based in Washington, D.C., The Capitol Steps have entertained audiences for more than 30 years with clever political musical parodies that lampoon those on both sides of the aisle. This talented ensemble is a treasured institution both inside and outside the beltway, even by the targets of their irreverent satirical humor. “When it comes to satire, you haven’t seen the real thing until you have been to the Capitol Steps.” (The Washington Post) Enjoy an evening of side splitting political humor in preparation for Election Day!

Youth through Grade 12 half price

Oct. 13 Saturday / 8 pm / $30, $38, $46

American Festival Pops Orchestra Anthony Maiello, conductor

Afric a n M u sic & D a n c e family friendly

Oct. 7 Sunday / 4 pm / $30, $38, $46

SEPT. 30 Sunday / 7 pm / $28, $36, $44

family friendly Youth through Grade 12 half price

Ballet Folklórico de México Watch centuries of rich Mexican culture come to life as the folk dancers fill the stage, and take audiences on a journey that traces the evolution of Mexican dance from original indigenous peoples up through the present. This award-winning ensemble has garnered international acclaim because of its stunning technique, vibrant costumes, and awe-inspiring choreography. Amalia Hernández, celebrated dancer and choreographer, founded Ballet Folklórico de México 60 years ago to research, preserve and honor the richly diverse folkloric dance traditions of her country — a period spanning from the pre-Columbian era, through Spanish colonization, and into the Mexican Revolution. “Passionate…impeccable… and point of entry to the riches of a fabulous culture!” (Los Angeles Times)

Royal Drummers and Dancers of Burundi From a tiny country in Central Africa comes one of the most gifted and celebrated percussion ensembles in the world — Royal Drummers and Dancers of Burundi. Their dance and drumming performances are based on ancient sacred traditions that have been passed down through the centuries from father to son. Yet these distinctive early rhythms sound as modern as any contemporary beat. The thunderous drum sound — the “Burundi beat” as it has become known — has influenced popular Western contemporary artists like Joni Mitchell, Adam and the Ants, and Bow Wow Wow, and has gained the rapt attention of audiences worldwide. Originally used exclusively for ceremonial occasions, the distinctive drums are made from hollowed tree trunks and animal skins. Come witness ancient Burundi culture through this remarkable ensemble and its thunderous percussive rhythms and mesmerizing movements!

better Subscribers Get Benefits:

seats

To order subscriptions 703-993-7700

Youth through Grade 12 half price

Enjoy the cherished songs of Broadway, favorites from Hollywood, and rousing patriotic anthems! This exceptional orchestra, which has delighted audiences at the Hylton Center with its interpretations of classic pops music, offers a selection of the most timeless musical gems of all time. Founder and Artistic Director Anthony Maiello has gathered 60 of the finest musicians in the D.C. area to create this extraordinary ensemble, which has already become well known for its dazzling programming and repertoire. “Classic, upbeat, popular Americana performed with professionalism, affection, and more than a bit of pizzazz.” (Washington Times) This lively concert promises to charm young and old alike.

Hyltoncenter.org

See page 16 for details

M e x ic a n D a n c e

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family friendly

P o ps

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savings

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Aquila Theatre

Cyrano de Bergerac th e a t e r

F a mily E n t e rt a i n m e n t OCT. 21 Sunday / 4 pm / $32, $40, $48

NOV. 17 Saturday / 8 pm $24, $32, $40

family friendly Youth through Grade 12 half price

Cirque Chinois Direct from Beijing, the National Circus of the People’s Republic of China One of China’s most acclaimed and influential circus troupes introduces a spectacular new production for its inaugural North American tour — Cirque Chinois. Audiences of all ages will gasp and cheer at the jaw-dropping feats of these highly skilled artists. Renowned the world over for their signature acts, such as the Great Teeterboard, Grand Flying Trapeze, and Group Contortion, these performers have received numerous international awards and worldwide acclaim. For nearly six decades, Direct from Beijing, the National Circus of the People’s Republic of China has been performing its unique brand of circus, a style that has had a profound influence on the world circus society, including Cirque du Soleil. Come enjoy this one-of-a-kind experience filled with juggling, flying trapeze, contortions, and more that will mesmerize and astound audiences of all ages!

This award-winning British-American acting troupe brings one of the most romantic adventures in the literary canon to the stage. In Edmond Rostand’s hilarious and heartwarming tale, Cyrano de Bergerac is a courageous swordsman, a masterful wordsmith and an incredible romantic who seems to have everything — including an enormous nose that hinders him from pursuing the beautiful Roxane. Cyrano lives vicariously through the attractive, but dull, Christian, who courts this stunning beauty with the help of Cyrano’s poetry. A classic 19th century French play comes to life in a delightful new production by this extraordinary theater company. “The classics made relevant with superb acting and clever staging.” (New Yorker)

Chanticleer A Chanticleer Christmas h o lid a y NOV. 25 Sunday / 4 pm $32, $40, $48

F a mily E n t e rt a i n m e n t family friendly Youth through Grade 12 half price

NOV. 9 Friday / 8 pm / $32, $40, $48

A time-honored hallmark of the holiday season at concert halls across the country, this Grammy Award-winning ensemble’s magnificent Christmas concert is quickly becoming a tradition at the Hylton Center. Chanticleer kicks off the holidays this year with a brilliant program showcasing Gregorian chant, motets, revered sacred works, traditional English and European carols, American folk hymns, contemporary music, and more. For more than 30 years, these twelve male a cappella voices have delighted audiences and amazed critics across the globe with their impeccable technique, glorious melodies, original interpretations, and an expansive repertoire that covers ten centuries of music. “The singing of Chanticleer is breathtaking in its accuracy of intonation, purity of blend, variety of colors, and swagger of style.” (The Boston Globe)

Shaolin Warriors Voices of the Masters In this spectacular new production, the magnificent technique, astounding imagery, and stunning movement of Kung Fu comes to the Hylton Center. Performed by disciples of the Shaolin schools in China, these gifted warriors are admired across the globe for their remarkable discipline and ferocious martial arts prowess. These Kung Fu masters have trained from a very young age in mental and physical disciplines, allowing them to perform extraordinary feats that will amaze audiences of all ages. “A dazzling spectacle,” raves the Toronto Star. This marvelous production showcases the diverse forms of Shaolin Kung Fu that will entertain and leave all ages awestruck. “They combine the agility and grace of gymnasts with the showmanship of Cirque du Soleil performers.” (The Washington Post)

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To order subscriptions 703-993-7700

Prince William County Hylton Presents Holiday Performance Sponsor

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savings

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Subscribers Get Benefits:

Aquila Theatre

Cyrano de Bergerac th e a t e r

F a mily E n t e rt a i n m e n t OCT. 21 Sunday / 4 pm / $32, $40, $48

NOV. 17 Saturday / 8 pm $24, $32, $40

family friendly Youth through Grade 12 half price

Cirque Chinois Direct from Beijing, the National Circus of the People’s Republic of China One of China’s most acclaimed and influential circus troupes introduces a spectacular new production for its inaugural North American tour — Cirque Chinois. Audiences of all ages will gasp and cheer at the jaw-dropping feats of these highly skilled artists. Renowned the world over for their signature acts, such as the Great Teeterboard, Grand Flying Trapeze, and Group Contortion, these performers have received numerous international awards and worldwide acclaim. For nearly six decades, Direct from Beijing, the National Circus of the People’s Republic of China has been performing its unique brand of circus, a style that has had a profound influence on the world circus society, including Cirque du Soleil. Come enjoy this one-of-a-kind experience filled with juggling, flying trapeze, contortions, and more that will mesmerize and astound audiences of all ages!

This award-winning British-American acting troupe brings one of the most romantic adventures in the literary canon to the stage. In Edmond Rostand’s hilarious and heartwarming tale, Cyrano de Bergerac is a courageous swordsman, a masterful wordsmith and an incredible romantic who seems to have everything — including an enormous nose that hinders him from pursuing the beautiful Roxane. Cyrano lives vicariously through the attractive, but dull, Christian, who courts this stunning beauty with the help of Cyrano’s poetry. A classic 19th century French play comes to life in a delightful new production by this extraordinary theater company. “The classics made relevant with superb acting and clever staging.” (New Yorker)

Chanticleer A Chanticleer Christmas h o lid a y NOV. 25 Sunday / 4 pm $32, $40, $48

F a mily E n t e rt a i n m e n t family friendly Youth through Grade 12 half price

NOV. 9 Friday / 8 pm / $32, $40, $48

A time-honored hallmark of the holiday season at concert halls across the country, this Grammy Award-winning ensemble’s magnificent Christmas concert is quickly becoming a tradition at the Hylton Center. Chanticleer kicks off the holidays this year with a brilliant program showcasing Gregorian chant, motets, revered sacred works, traditional English and European carols, American folk hymns, contemporary music, and more. For more than 30 years, these twelve male a cappella voices have delighted audiences and amazed critics across the globe with their impeccable technique, glorious melodies, original interpretations, and an expansive repertoire that covers ten centuries of music. “The singing of Chanticleer is breathtaking in its accuracy of intonation, purity of blend, variety of colors, and swagger of style.” (The Boston Globe)

Shaolin Warriors Voices of the Masters In this spectacular new production, the magnificent technique, astounding imagery, and stunning movement of Kung Fu comes to the Hylton Center. Performed by disciples of the Shaolin schools in China, these gifted warriors are admired across the globe for their remarkable discipline and ferocious martial arts prowess. These Kung Fu masters have trained from a very young age in mental and physical disciplines, allowing them to perform extraordinary feats that will amaze audiences of all ages. “A dazzling spectacle,” raves the Toronto Star. This marvelous production showcases the diverse forms of Shaolin Kung Fu that will entertain and leave all ages awestruck. “They combine the agility and grace of gymnasts with the showmanship of Cirque du Soleil performers.” (The Washington Post)

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To order subscriptions 703-993-7700

Prince William County Hylton Presents Holiday Performance Sponsor

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Dailey & Vincent

Natalie MacMaster

A Bluegrass Christmas h o lid a y DEC. 1 Saturday / 8 pm $32, $40, $48 family friendly Youth through Grade 12 half price

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free ticket

exchanges

Christmas in Cape Breton h o lid a y DEC. 7 Friday / 8 pm $34, $42, $50 family friendly Youth through Grade 12 half price

See page 16 for details

Prince William County Hylton Presents Holiday Performance Sponsor

“Lovely, inventive harmonies and masterful bluegrass arrangements,” said Bluegrass Unlimited about this remarkable duo who were a hit when they last appeared at the Hylton Center. Jamie Dailey & Darrin Vincent now return with a heartwarming Christmas concert that truly captures the reason for the season. After joining forces in 2007, the twosome quickly caught the attention of audiences and critics alike with their stunning harmonies, immaculate vocal arrangements, and riveting performances, amassing an impressive collection of prestigious bluegrass awards and earning a Grammy nomination. They are frequently compared to such legendary duos as Bill and Charlie Monroe and Ralph and Carter Stanley, and such harmonizing powerhouses as the Statler Brothers. “High lonesome magic with flawless picking and seamless harmonies on a thoughtful collection of secular and sacred songs.” (News & Observer)

JAZZ

family friendly

DEC. 2 Sunday / 7 pm / $30, $38, $46

Youth through Grade 12 half price

Chucho Valdés

Prince William County Hylton Presents Holiday Performance Sponsor

h o lid a y DEC. 21 Friday / 8 pm / $32, $40, $48

American Festival Pops Orchestra

with the Chucho Valdés Quartet Savor an evening of sizzling Latin jazz accompanied by some intense percussion as one of today’s living jazz legends takes the stage at the Hylton Center. Revered as one of Cuba’s greatest jazz pianists, Chucho Valdés is incredibly versatile, creating an exquisite blend of Cuban music with African roots and North American jazz. Valdés was praised by The Washington Post for his “galvanizing virtuosity” and hailed as “the Dean of Latin jazz” by The New York Times. This multi-Grammy Award-winning artist has left an indelible imprint on his genre and the number of musicians who have been influenced by his music is immeasurable. Throughout his career, Valdés has recorded more than 80 albums and performed with such jazz masters as Herbie Hancock, Dizzy Gillespie, and Chick Corea. “His love of the music always shines through.” (All About Jazz)

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Grammy-nominated fiddler Natalie MacMaster takes a musical sleigh ride through Nova Scotia in this spirited holiday performance. Her delightful Christmas show features Christmas carols, traditional and contemporary Celtic melodies, as well as her own signature hits, which she performs with her now legendary fiddling and explosive step-dancing. “To call MacMaster the most dynamic performer in Celtic music today is high praise, but it doesn’t get at just how remarkable this Cape Breton Island fiddler has become.” (Boston Herald) This virtuoso artist first picked up a fiddle at age 9 and has since become a musical tour-de-force, captivating audiences across the globe with her unique blend of genres from Celtic, bluegrass, and folk to jazz, rock, and classical music. Her many collaborators include such notable artists as Alison Krauss, Paul Simon, Pavarotti, and the Chieftains. “MacMaster’s a ball of fire, performing jigs and reels with unstoppable energy and ballads with irresistible, keening passion.” (Los Angeles Times)

Holiday Pops Anthony Maiello, conductor

Prince William County Hylton Presents Holiday Performance Sponsor

To order subscriptions 703-993-7700

Hyltoncenter.org

This gifted ensemble has become a Hylton Center favorite and now it comes home for the holidays with a festive performance of beloved Christmas carols, holiday tunes, and seasonal melodies that will warm the hearts and lift the spirits of young and old alike! Under the baton and leadership of Anthony Maiello, this orchestra features the finest musicians in the greater D.C. area. Don’t miss this jubilant concert just in time for the holidays.

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Dailey & Vincent

Natalie MacMaster

A Bluegrass Christmas h o lid a y DEC. 1 Saturday / 8 pm $32, $40, $48 family friendly Youth through Grade 12 half price

Subscribers Get Benefits:

free ticket

exchanges

Christmas in Cape Breton h o lid a y DEC. 7 Friday / 8 pm $34, $42, $50 family friendly Youth through Grade 12 half price

See page 16 for details

Prince William County Hylton Presents Holiday Performance Sponsor

“Lovely, inventive harmonies and masterful bluegrass arrangements,” said Bluegrass Unlimited about this remarkable duo who were a hit when they last appeared at the Hylton Center. Jamie Dailey & Darrin Vincent now return with a heartwarming Christmas concert that truly captures the reason for the season. After joining forces in 2007, the twosome quickly caught the attention of audiences and critics alike with their stunning harmonies, immaculate vocal arrangements, and riveting performances, amassing an impressive collection of prestigious bluegrass awards and earning a Grammy nomination. They are frequently compared to such legendary duos as Bill and Charlie Monroe and Ralph and Carter Stanley, and such harmonizing powerhouses as the Statler Brothers. “High lonesome magic with flawless picking and seamless harmonies on a thoughtful collection of secular and sacred songs.” (News & Observer)

JAZZ

family friendly

DEC. 2 Sunday / 7 pm / $30, $38, $46

Youth through Grade 12 half price

Chucho Valdés

Prince William County Hylton Presents Holiday Performance Sponsor

h o lid a y DEC. 21 Friday / 8 pm / $32, $40, $48

American Festival Pops Orchestra

with the Chucho Valdés Quartet Savor an evening of sizzling Latin jazz accompanied by some intense percussion as one of today’s living jazz legends takes the stage at the Hylton Center. Revered as one of Cuba’s greatest jazz pianists, Chucho Valdés is incredibly versatile, creating an exquisite blend of Cuban music with African roots and North American jazz. Valdés was praised by The Washington Post for his “galvanizing virtuosity” and hailed as “the Dean of Latin jazz” by The New York Times. This multi-Grammy Award-winning artist has left an indelible imprint on his genre and the number of musicians who have been influenced by his music is immeasurable. Throughout his career, Valdés has recorded more than 80 albums and performed with such jazz masters as Herbie Hancock, Dizzy Gillespie, and Chick Corea. “His love of the music always shines through.” (All About Jazz)

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Grammy-nominated fiddler Natalie MacMaster takes a musical sleigh ride through Nova Scotia in this spirited holiday performance. Her delightful Christmas show features Christmas carols, traditional and contemporary Celtic melodies, as well as her own signature hits, which she performs with her now legendary fiddling and explosive step-dancing. “To call MacMaster the most dynamic performer in Celtic music today is high praise, but it doesn’t get at just how remarkable this Cape Breton Island fiddler has become.” (Boston Herald) This virtuoso artist first picked up a fiddle at age 9 and has since become a musical tour-de-force, captivating audiences across the globe with her unique blend of genres from Celtic, bluegrass, and folk to jazz, rock, and classical music. Her many collaborators include such notable artists as Alison Krauss, Paul Simon, Pavarotti, and the Chieftains. “MacMaster’s a ball of fire, performing jigs and reels with unstoppable energy and ballads with irresistible, keening passion.” (Los Angeles Times)

Holiday Pops Anthony Maiello, conductor

Prince William County Hylton Presents Holiday Performance Sponsor

To order subscriptions 703-993-7700

Hyltoncenter.org

This gifted ensemble has become a Hylton Center favorite and now it comes home for the holidays with a festive performance of beloved Christmas carols, holiday tunes, and seasonal melodies that will warm the hearts and lift the spirits of young and old alike! Under the baton and leadership of Anthony Maiello, this orchestra features the finest musicians in the greater D.C. area. Don’t miss this jubilant concert just in time for the holidays.

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Youth through Grade 12 half price

JAZZ JAN. 25 Friday / 8 pm $28, $36, $44

Live at Birdland Featuring The Birdland Big Band Directed by Tommy Igoe For this one night only, Merchant Hall transforms into Birdland Jazz Club, New York’s great mecca for jazz, as this dynamic new ensemble creates an unforgettable musical event. Virtuoso drummer Tommy Igoe leads The Birdland Big Band in an exciting and surprising performance that showcases the very best of American jazz along with world music from every corner of the globe. “Tommy Igoe’s drumming defies the laws of physics and his band sets the new standard for what a big band can be in the 21st-century.” (The International Jazz Herald) This fantastic show recreates the amazing ambience of a night at Birdland — a truly unforgettable experience — as this stellar big band performs inventive arrangements and original interpretations of works by Charlie “Bird” Parker, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, and others. “A completely unique NYC experience. There isn’t another band like this anywhere.” (Time Out New York)

W o rld M u sic & D a n c e JAN. 27 Sunday / 4 pm / $34, $42, $50

cl a ssic a l m u sic FEB. 1 Friday / 8 pm $22, $30, $38 family friendly Youth through Grade 12 half price

Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel

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The Greatness of Chopin Gain a greater appreciation for one of the great masters of the Romantic period as this virtuoso pianist delves into the work of Frédéric Chopin. Praised by The New York Times for performances that are “expressive” and “full of passion,” Jeffrey Siegel has spent the last four decades providing illuminating and witty insight into the lives and works of some of the world’s most brilliant composers. His unique and popular “concerts with commentary” format has delighted piano enthusiasts and turned classical music newcomers into devotees. Enjoy the heroic Polonaises, the dreamy Nocturnes, and dynamic Scherzos, and learn of the mystery behind one of the most beloved compositions of all time, the Fantasy Impromptu. “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.” (Denver Post)

family friendly Youth through Grade 12 half price

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The Black Watch & the Band of the Scots Guards

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China National Symphony Orchestra

The Pipes, Drums and Highland Dancers of 1st Battalion The magnificent pageantry of British military tradition and history comes to life when these two esteemed military bands take the stage in ceremonial uniforms to fill the hall with rousing marches, stirring anthems, the distinctive sounds of bagpipes and brass, high-spirited Scottish highland sword dances and the precision of regimental marching. With a grand history spanning nearly three centuries, The Black Watch has served in historic conflicts going back to Ticonderoga and Waterloo, and its pipes and drummers have proudly escorted the troops into battle. The Band of the Scots Guards, formed in 1642 by King Charles, boosted morale for British troops throughout both World Wars, and today, this celebrated 40-member orchestra performs at the daily Guard Mounting at Buckingham Palace and at various state functions, while also touring the globe. Don’t miss this exciting performance featuring all of the pomp and circumstance of British life.

En Shao, conductor Peng Peng, piano cl a ssic a l m u sic FEB. 9 Saturday / 8 pm $44, $52, $60 Guan Xia: Requiem for the Earth, Mvt. I Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 Beethoven: Symphony No. 7

One of the outstanding professional orchestras in China, this revered ensemble is renowned for its splendid artistry, tremendous dedication, and consummate professionalism. Founded in 1956, the China National Symphony Orchestra has spent the last half century promoting Chinese symphonic works to audiences across the globe while introducing Chinese audiences to an expansive repertoire of orchestral works by both Western and Asian composers. “A mature group with a vital sound,” says the London Times. Its award-winning ensemble of musicians has performed with such world renowned conductors as Seiji Ozawa, Kurt Masur, and Leonard Slatkin, and such instrumentalist luminaries as Yo-Yo Ma, Lang Lang, and Isaac Stern. The orchestra will perform the opening movement from Guan Xia’s Requiem for the Earth, written in remembrance of the 2008 Sichuan earthquake, and Beethoven’s joyful Symphony No. 7. Prodigy pianist, Peng Peng, proclaimed by San Diego Arts to be “the real thing – an artist of both physical skill and intellectual insight” joins the orchestra for Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1. *Programming subject to change

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Youth through Grade 12 half price

JAZZ JAN. 25 Friday / 8 pm $28, $36, $44

Live at Birdland Featuring The Birdland Big Band Directed by Tommy Igoe For this one night only, Merchant Hall transforms into Birdland Jazz Club, New York’s great mecca for jazz, as this dynamic new ensemble creates an unforgettable musical event. Virtuoso drummer Tommy Igoe leads The Birdland Big Band in an exciting and surprising performance that showcases the very best of American jazz along with world music from every corner of the globe. “Tommy Igoe’s drumming defies the laws of physics and his band sets the new standard for what a big band can be in the 21st-century.” (The International Jazz Herald) This fantastic show recreates the amazing ambience of a night at Birdland — a truly unforgettable experience — as this stellar big band performs inventive arrangements and original interpretations of works by Charlie “Bird” Parker, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, and others. “A completely unique NYC experience. There isn’t another band like this anywhere.” (Time Out New York)

W o rld M u sic & D a n c e JAN. 27 Sunday / 4 pm / $34, $42, $50

cl a ssic a l m u sic FEB. 1 Friday / 8 pm $22, $30, $38 family friendly Youth through Grade 12 half price

Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel

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The Greatness of Chopin Gain a greater appreciation for one of the great masters of the Romantic period as this virtuoso pianist delves into the work of Frédéric Chopin. Praised by The New York Times for performances that are “expressive” and “full of passion,” Jeffrey Siegel has spent the last four decades providing illuminating and witty insight into the lives and works of some of the world’s most brilliant composers. His unique and popular “concerts with commentary” format has delighted piano enthusiasts and turned classical music newcomers into devotees. Enjoy the heroic Polonaises, the dreamy Nocturnes, and dynamic Scherzos, and learn of the mystery behind one of the most beloved compositions of all time, the Fantasy Impromptu. “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.” (Denver Post)

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China National Symphony Orchestra

The Pipes, Drums and Highland Dancers of 1st Battalion The magnificent pageantry of British military tradition and history comes to life when these two esteemed military bands take the stage in ceremonial uniforms to fill the hall with rousing marches, stirring anthems, the distinctive sounds of bagpipes and brass, high-spirited Scottish highland sword dances and the precision of regimental marching. With a grand history spanning nearly three centuries, The Black Watch has served in historic conflicts going back to Ticonderoga and Waterloo, and its pipes and drummers have proudly escorted the troops into battle. The Band of the Scots Guards, formed in 1642 by King Charles, boosted morale for British troops throughout both World Wars, and today, this celebrated 40-member orchestra performs at the daily Guard Mounting at Buckingham Palace and at various state functions, while also touring the globe. Don’t miss this exciting performance featuring all of the pomp and circumstance of British life.

En Shao, conductor Peng Peng, piano cl a ssic a l m u sic FEB. 9 Saturday / 8 pm $44, $52, $60 Guan Xia: Requiem for the Earth, Mvt. I Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 Beethoven: Symphony No. 7

One of the outstanding professional orchestras in China, this revered ensemble is renowned for its splendid artistry, tremendous dedication, and consummate professionalism. Founded in 1956, the China National Symphony Orchestra has spent the last half century promoting Chinese symphonic works to audiences across the globe while introducing Chinese audiences to an expansive repertoire of orchestral works by both Western and Asian composers. “A mature group with a vital sound,” says the London Times. Its award-winning ensemble of musicians has performed with such world renowned conductors as Seiji Ozawa, Kurt Masur, and Leonard Slatkin, and such instrumentalist luminaries as Yo-Yo Ma, Lang Lang, and Isaac Stern. The orchestra will perform the opening movement from Guan Xia’s Requiem for the Earth, written in remembrance of the 2008 Sichuan earthquake, and Beethoven’s joyful Symphony No. 7. Prodigy pianist, Peng Peng, proclaimed by San Diego Arts to be “the real thing – an artist of both physical skill and intellectual insight” joins the orchestra for Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1. *Programming subject to change

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Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra

FOLK MUSIC FEB. 17 Sunday / 7 pm / $32, $40, $48

Arlo Guthrie

Jim Carroll, artistic director JAZZ

Here Comes the Kid

MAR. 30 Saturday / 8 pm $28, $36, $44

In celebration of Woody Guthrie’s 100th Birthday Arlo Guthrie brings his exceptional blend of music and storytelling to the Hylton Center in a performance commemorating the centennial of the birth of his father, Woody Guthrie. The eldest son of the beloved American singer/writer/activist, Arlo was born with a guitar in one hand and a harmonica in the other and was instilled with a passion for promoting social change at an early age. He became a counterculture icon with the release of his satirical anti-war anthem “Alice’s Restaurant” in 1967. This celebrated troubadour has spent more than four decades entertaining audiences around the globe with folk favorites, comical tales, and witty anecdotes. This performance honors his father’s creative legacy and profound impact on American music with Arlo’s signature “… magical cornucopia of well-crafted songs, homespun humor, and stories of the past,” (Modern Guitars Magazine).

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family friendly Youth through Grade 12 half price

Northern Virginia’s very own jazz orchestra presents an evening of your favorite jazz classics performed to perfection by some of the finest players from the D.C. area. This ensemble’s performance consistently brings audiences to their feet to give enthusiastic ovations. Artistic director and alto sax virtuoso Jim Carroll’s long and illustrious career has included performances at Carnegie Hall, the White House, the Kennedy Center, Royal Albert Hall, and the Apollo Theatre. Most recently, he led the Mason Jazz Ensemble on a whirlwind tour of China, where they played to sold-out houses. A versatile performer, Carroll has performed with the likes of Michael Jackson, Nancy Wilson, Maynard Ferguson, Billy Taylor, Woody Herman and His Thundering Herd, and the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra. Join us for what is fast becoming a Hylton Center favorite!

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C E LT I C M U S I C MAR. 17 Sunday / 4 pm / $28, $36, $44

family friendly Youth through Grade 12 half price

Danú

family friendly Youth through Grade 12 half price

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This is the place to be for St. Patrick’s Day! Come celebrate with this award-winning Celtic band as they return to the Hylton Center to perform a marvelous combination of traditional Irish jigs and reels, contemporary Celtic tunes, and their own signature hits. Danú is one of the hottest traditional Irish music bands in Ireland, distinguished by its use of traditional Celtic instruments complemented by exquisite vocals. Called “a spirit-raising concoction” by the Irish Times, this Celtic powerhouse hails from historic County Waterford, and for the last decade this lively ensemble has enchanted audiences around the world with its authentic, passionate, and energizing performances. “Danú stirs the blood and lifts the heart.” (Irish Music Magazine)

To order subscriptions 703-993-7700

Russian National Ballet Theatre

Romeo and Juliet & Chopiniana BALLET APR. 12 Friday / 8 pm $38, $46, $54

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In the grand tradition of Russian ballet, this delightful ensemble performs two of the most romantic classical ballets in one spectacular evening. With brilliant music by Chopin and gorgeous choreography by Mikhail Fokine, Chopiniana, or Les Sylphides as it is often known, has been described as a “romantic reverie” and depicts ballerinas bathed in moonlight dancing around a young poet. In the same evening, this gifted company of dancers presents Romeo and Juliet. Petipa’s dazzling choreography and Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score illuminate Shakespeare’s heartbreaking tale of young star-crossed lovers falling victim to family hatred. Founded in Moscow in the late 1980s, the Russian National Ballet Theatre is committed to both preserving the timeless tradition of classical Russian ballet, and rejuvenating it by embracing dance developments from across the globe. “A cut above many of its rivals.” (The Washington Post)

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Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra

FOLK MUSIC FEB. 17 Sunday / 7 pm / $32, $40, $48

Arlo Guthrie

Jim Carroll, artistic director JAZZ

Here Comes the Kid

MAR. 30 Saturday / 8 pm $28, $36, $44

In celebration of Woody Guthrie’s 100th Birthday Arlo Guthrie brings his exceptional blend of music and storytelling to the Hylton Center in a performance commemorating the centennial of the birth of his father, Woody Guthrie. The eldest son of the beloved American singer/writer/activist, Arlo was born with a guitar in one hand and a harmonica in the other and was instilled with a passion for promoting social change at an early age. He became a counterculture icon with the release of his satirical anti-war anthem “Alice’s Restaurant” in 1967. This celebrated troubadour has spent more than four decades entertaining audiences around the globe with folk favorites, comical tales, and witty anecdotes. This performance honors his father’s creative legacy and profound impact on American music with Arlo’s signature “… magical cornucopia of well-crafted songs, homespun humor, and stories of the past,” (Modern Guitars Magazine).

more

family friendly Youth through Grade 12 half price

Northern Virginia’s very own jazz orchestra presents an evening of your favorite jazz classics performed to perfection by some of the finest players from the D.C. area. This ensemble’s performance consistently brings audiences to their feet to give enthusiastic ovations. Artistic director and alto sax virtuoso Jim Carroll’s long and illustrious career has included performances at Carnegie Hall, the White House, the Kennedy Center, Royal Albert Hall, and the Apollo Theatre. Most recently, he led the Mason Jazz Ensemble on a whirlwind tour of China, where they played to sold-out houses. A versatile performer, Carroll has performed with the likes of Michael Jackson, Nancy Wilson, Maynard Ferguson, Billy Taylor, Woody Herman and His Thundering Herd, and the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra. Join us for what is fast becoming a Hylton Center favorite!

fun

See page 16 for details

Subscribers Get Benefits:

C E LT I C M U S I C MAR. 17 Sunday / 4 pm / $28, $36, $44

family friendly Youth through Grade 12 half price

Danú

family friendly Youth through Grade 12 half price

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This is the place to be for St. Patrick’s Day! Come celebrate with this award-winning Celtic band as they return to the Hylton Center to perform a marvelous combination of traditional Irish jigs and reels, contemporary Celtic tunes, and their own signature hits. Danú is one of the hottest traditional Irish music bands in Ireland, distinguished by its use of traditional Celtic instruments complemented by exquisite vocals. Called “a spirit-raising concoction” by the Irish Times, this Celtic powerhouse hails from historic County Waterford, and for the last decade this lively ensemble has enchanted audiences around the world with its authentic, passionate, and energizing performances. “Danú stirs the blood and lifts the heart.” (Irish Music Magazine)

To order subscriptions 703-993-7700

Russian National Ballet Theatre

Romeo and Juliet & Chopiniana BALLET APR. 12 Friday / 8 pm $38, $46, $54

Hyltoncenter.org

In the grand tradition of Russian ballet, this delightful ensemble performs two of the most romantic classical ballets in one spectacular evening. With brilliant music by Chopin and gorgeous choreography by Mikhail Fokine, Chopiniana, or Les Sylphides as it is often known, has been described as a “romantic reverie” and depicts ballerinas bathed in moonlight dancing around a young poet. In the same evening, this gifted company of dancers presents Romeo and Juliet. Petipa’s dazzling choreography and Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score illuminate Shakespeare’s heartbreaking tale of young star-crossed lovers falling victim to family hatred. Founded in Moscow in the late 1980s, the Russian National Ballet Theatre is committed to both preserving the timeless tradition of classical Russian ballet, and rejuvenating it by embracing dance developments from across the globe. “A cut above many of its rivals.” (The Washington Post)

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MAR. 3 Sunday / 4 pm $15 adults/$5 children

T H EA T E R APR. 27 Saturday / 8 pm / $24, $32, $40

Michael Cooper

The Acting Company

Masked Marvels & Wondertales

As You Like It “All the world’s a stage” according to this charming tale, which is one of Shakespeare’s most famous and beloved comedies. This exciting new production offers an unforgettable theater experience of one of Shakespeare’s most romantic and adventurous plays. At once a hilarious story and a profound journey of discovery, As You Like It follows lovers Rosalind and Orlando, who have been banished to the Forest of Arden by power-hungry relatives, and quickly find themselves entangled in a comical web of unrequited love, passionate lust, elaborate disguises, and mistaken identity. With a distinguished and award-winning four-decade history, The Acting Company is celebrated as “The major touring classical theatre in the United States.” (The New York Times)

WORLD MUSIC MAY 5 Sunday / 7 pm / $28, $36, $44

OCT. 20 Saturday / 4 pm / $15 adults/$5 children

Trout Fishing in America This unexpected duo of a 6'9" guitar player and a 5'1" upright bass player bring a heartwarming program to inspire the children in your life. Trout Fishing in America warms hearts and tickles funny bones with silly songs such as “My Hair Had a Party Last Night,” “Hello, My Chicken Thinks He’s a Dog,” and “When I Was a Dinosaur.” Grammy nominated and Parent Choice award winners, Bassist Keith Grimwood and guitarist Ezra Idlet continually win over countless fans with their infectious blend of folk/pop and family music peppered with the influences of reggae, Latin, blues, jazz and classical genres.

Lila Downs

FEB. 2 Saturday / 2 pm & 4 pm $15 adults/$5 children

The Hylton Center celebrates Cinco de Mayo by welcoming this spectacular artist and her band for a festive concert. “Stunning voice…a confident multicultural vision,” raves the Los Angeles Times about this dazzling Mexican-American singer who fuses unique interpretations of indigenous Mexican music and her own songs with blues, soul, jazz, and African sounds. Her marvelous vocal prowess and adventurous blending of genres have earned her numerous accolades in the last decade: a Latin Grammy Award; appearances at Carnegie Hall and the Latino Inaugural Ball for President Obama; and a role in Julie Taymor’s Frida. She also composed an Academy Award-nominated song for the movie, which she performed at the ceremony, becoming the first Mexican artist to perform at the Oscars. The daughter of a Mexican singer and a Scottish-American art professor and filmmaker, Lila Downs combined her passion for music with her love of ancient culture to create an edgy and powerful sound bursting with international flair. “She has earned her supreme confidence and reinvigorated the place in Mexican music where popular and traditional sound collide.” (The Washington Post)

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This gifted performer brings a wonderful one-man extravaganza that will enchant young and old alike. Michael Cooper elevates the ancient theatrical craft of mask-making to a whole new level with his imaginative handcrafted paper and cloth masks and combines it with original storytelling and a brilliant physical repertoire. This new show spins and weaves wild and wacky tales, creating a world where dogs and fish wear costumes, wild stallions are tamed, and giant noses sneeze.

Pushcart Players

Peter and The Wolf The Pushcart Players makes its Hylton Center debut presenting the beloved and familiar folk tale, Peter and The Wolf. Set to music by Prokofiev, this charming Russian story follows a young boy who dares to venture into the woods, despite a warning about the dangerous wolf within. This classic tale is a splendid introduction for children into the world of music, with a different instrument and melody representing each character in the story. “A polished and knowing theatre company for children.” The New York Times

Hyltoncenter.org

An inspiring series with children in mind – great family entertainment at affordable family prices! APR. 21 Sunday / 2 pm & 4 pm $15 adults/$5 children

Mutual of Omaha’s

Wild Kingdom Starring Peter Gros Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom host Peter Gros entertains with tales of his thrilling travel adventures. This legendary wildlife expert captivates kids of all ages with exciting introductions to his exotic animal friends, video clips and bloopers, and discussions of conservation issues. Gros has brought the animal kingdom into millions of home as the host of the four-time Emmy Award-winning television show, Wild Kingdom, as a frequent guest on LIVE with Regis and Kelly and the CBS Early Show.

See all four shows. Save 20%! Four shows: $48 adults / $16 children Subscribe to Hylton Presents and save 10% on any of these events. Children – grades 12 and under, accompanied by an adult Perfomances in Merchant Hall.

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MAR. 3 Sunday / 4 pm $15 adults/$5 children

T H EA T E R APR. 27 Saturday / 8 pm / $24, $32, $40

Michael Cooper

The Acting Company

Masked Marvels & Wondertales

As You Like It “All the world’s a stage” according to this charming tale, which is one of Shakespeare’s most famous and beloved comedies. This exciting new production offers an unforgettable theater experience of one of Shakespeare’s most romantic and adventurous plays. At once a hilarious story and a profound journey of discovery, As You Like It follows lovers Rosalind and Orlando, who have been banished to the Forest of Arden by power-hungry relatives, and quickly find themselves entangled in a comical web of unrequited love, passionate lust, elaborate disguises, and mistaken identity. With a distinguished and award-winning four-decade history, The Acting Company is celebrated as “The major touring classical theatre in the United States.” (The New York Times)

WORLD MUSIC MAY 5 Sunday / 7 pm / $28, $36, $44

OCT. 20 Saturday / 2 pm / $15 adults/$5 children

Trout Fishing in America This unexpected duo of a 6'9" guitar player and a 5'1" upright bass player bring a heartwarming program to inspire the children in your life. Trout Fishing in America warms hearts and tickles funny bones with silly songs such as “My Hair Had a Party Last Night,” “Hello, My Chicken Thinks He’s a Dog,” and “When I Was a Dinosaur.” Grammy nominated and Parent Choice award winners, Bassist Keith Grimwood and guitarist Ezra Idlet continually win over countless fans with their infectious blend of folk/pop and family music peppered with the influences of reggae, Latin, blues, jazz and classical genres.

Lila Downs

FEB. 2 Saturday / 2 pm & 4 pm $15 adults/$5 children

The Hylton Center celebrates Cinco de Mayo by welcoming this spectacular artist and her band for a festive concert. “Stunning voice…a confident multicultural vision,” raves the Los Angeles Times about this dazzling Mexican-American singer who fuses unique interpretations of indigenous Mexican music and her own songs with blues, soul, jazz, and African sounds. Her marvelous vocal prowess and adventurous blending of genres have earned her numerous accolades in the last decade: a Latin Grammy Award; appearances at Carnegie Hall and the Latino Inaugural Ball for President Obama; and a role in Julie Taymor’s Frida. She also composed an Academy Award-nominated song for the movie, which she performed at the ceremony, becoming the first Mexican artist to perform at the Oscars. The daughter of a Mexican singer and a Scottish-American art professor and filmmaker, Lila Downs combined her passion for music with her love of ancient culture to create an edgy and powerful sound bursting with international flair. “She has earned her supreme confidence and reinvigorated the place in Mexican music where popular and traditional sound collide.” (The Washington Post)

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To order subscriptions 703-993-7700

This gifted performer brings a wonderful one-man extravaganza that will enchant young and old alike. Michael Cooper elevates the ancient theatrical craft of mask-making to a whole new level with his imaginative handcrafted paper and cloth masks and combines it with original storytelling and a brilliant physical repertoire. This new show spins and weaves wild and wacky tales, creating a world where dogs and fish wear costumes, wild stallions are tamed, and giant noses sneeze.

Pushcart Players

Peter and The Wolf The Pushcart Players makes its Hylton Center debut presenting the beloved and familiar folk tale, Peter and The Wolf. Set to music by Prokofiev, this charming Russian story follows a young boy who dares to venture into the woods, despite a warning about the dangerous wolf within. This classic tale is a splendid introduction for children into the world of music, with a different instrument and melody representing each character in the story. “A polished and knowing theatre company for children.” The New York Times

Hyltoncenter.org

An inspiring series with children in mind – great family entertainment at affordable family prices! APR. 21 Sunday / 2 pm & 4 pm $15 adults/$5 children

Mutual of Omaha’s

Wild Kingdom Starring Peter Gros Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom host Peter Gros entertains with tales of his thrilling travel adventures. This legendary wildlife expert captivates kids of all ages with exciting introductions to his exotic animal friends, video clips and bloopers, and discussions of conservation issues. Gros has brought the animal kingdom into millions of home as the host of the four-time Emmy Award-winning television show, Wild Kingdom, as a frequent guest on LIVE with Regis and Kelly and the CBS Early Show.

See all four shows. Save 20%! Four shows: $48 adults / $16 children Subscribe to Hylton Presents and save 10% on any of these events. Children – grades 12 and under, accompanied by an adult Perfomances in Merchant Hall.

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IT’S EVEN BETTER WHEN YOU SUBSCRIBE! Two Subscription Plans  Select the Plan That Works Best for You! Maximum savings or total flexibility — the choice is yours. Either way, you will enjoy the many benefits of subscribing to Hylton Presents.

Premiere Series The most benefits and the greatest savings! It includes all 22 events of Hylton Presents at a whopping 25% discount. Also, you get higher seating priority, the same great seats for every performance, and the opportunity to renew these seats season after season.

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Subscribing has its Benefits Subscribers of Hylton Presents receive many exclusive benefits that make the experience even better. By subscribing, you receive: n Prime Seats n Savings Up To 25% n Free Ticket Exchanges n Discounted Tickets All Season Long n Personalized Service You can become a subscriber by selecting as few as three events, so don’t delay — Subscribe Today!

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3 performances — Save 5% 4 – 5 performances — Save 10% 6 – 9 performances — Save 15% 10 – 21 performances — Save 20% All 22 performances — Save 25%

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IT’S EVEN BETTER WHEN YOU SUBSCRIBE! Two Subscription Plans  Select the Plan That Works Best for You! Maximum savings or total flexibility — the choice is yours. Either way, you will enjoy the many benefits of subscribing to Hylton Presents.

Premiere Series The most benefits and the greatest savings! It includes all 22 events of Hylton Presents at a whopping 25% discount. Also, you get higher seating priority, the same great seats for every performance, and the opportunity to renew these seats season after season.

Choose-Your-Own Series Pick only the events that interest you most and that fit your schedule — whether it’s three, five, ten or more — to create your own personalized series! The more events you pick, the more money you save. n n n n

Subscribing has its Benefits Subscribers of Hylton Presents receive many exclusive benefits that make the experience even better. By subscribing, you receive: n Prime Seats n Savings Up To 25% n Free Ticket Exchanges n Discounted Tickets All Season Long n Personalized Service You can become a subscriber by selecting as few as three events, so don’t delay — Subscribe Today!

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3 performances — Save 5% 4 – 5 performances — Save 10% 6 – 9 performances — Save 15% 10 – 21 performances — Save 20% All 22 performances — Save 25%

See order form in the center of this brochure for details about subscribing.

New this year

Subscription Payment Plan Spread out payments over several months. See order form for details.

To order subscriptions 703-993-7700

SUBSCRIBE NOW FOR THE BEST SEATS! PHONE 703-993-7700 n ONLINE HyltonCenter.org IN PERSON Ticket Office (Wed-Sat 12-6 p.m.) Hyltoncenter.org

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Returning this summer

Castleton Festival at the Hylton featuring

Lorin Maazel conducting the Castleton Festival Orchestra

Become a Friend of the Hylton Performing Arts Center

Hylton Performing Arts Center proudly presents two performances from the Castleton Festival featuring the esteemed Lorin Maazel conducting the Castleton Festival Orchestra. The Festival features internationally renowned artists performing along with the stars of tomorrow.

Help secure a bright future for Northern Virginia’s newest performing arts center by becoming a Friend of the Hylton Center. The Friends provide critical financial and volunteer support, thereby enriching the Hylton Center’s programs and activities. Your Friends membership entitles you to special benefits that enhance your experience at the Hylton Center including priority processing of your Hylton Presents subscription, recognition with the Hylton Presents performance programs, access to the Friends hospitality area during select performances and much more! Become a Friend today and show your appreciation for the important role the arts play in our lives and in our region.

Gershwin and Company:

An All-American Evening

For more information, please contact Emily Robinson at erobinse@gmu.edu or 703-993-7719.

featuring pianist Kevin Cole in Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue Thursday, June 28 at 8:00 p.m.

Kevin Cole

Pianist Kevin Cole joins the festival’s orchestra in a musical celebration of the American spirit.

Vpstart Crow Productions

Prince William Little Theatre

Manassas Chorale

Grand Opera in Concert:

There’s Always More to Enjoy

Puccini’s La Bohème Saturday, July 7 at 8:00 p.m. Enjoy Puccini’s most popular opera in this concert format where the singers, standing in front of the Castleton Festival Orchestra, will present the beloved music from La Bohème. Manassas Ballet Theatre

Performances held in Merchant Hall Ticket Prices Each concert: $30, $45, $60 Both concerts: $48, $72, $96 — Save 20% Special Savings for 2012-2013 Hylton Presents Subscribers: Each concert: $27, $41, $54 — Save 10% Both concerts: $42, $63, $84 — Save 30%

Cecil & Irene Hylton Foundation Presenting Sponsor

Hylton Center’s Resident Arts Partners

Manassas Symphony Orchestra

For Tickets and Information Phone: 703-993-7759 / Online: HyltonCenter.org/Castleton In Person: Ticket Office (Wed-Sat 12-6 p.m.)

Youth Orchestras of Prince William

In addition to the Hylton Presents and the Hylton Family Series events that you see in this brochure, there are numerous other outstanding performances presented throughout the year, many by our Resident Arts Partners. Hylton’s Resident Arts Partners are established organizations from Prince William County and the City of Manassas who have made the Hylton Center their home. These organizations include: • • • • •

Manassas Chorale Manassas Ballet Theatre Manassas Symphony Orchestra Prince William Little Theatre Vpstart Crow Productions

• Youth Orchestras of Prince William

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Returning this summer

Castleton Festival at the Hylton featuring

Lorin Maazel conducting the Castleton Festival Orchestra

Become a Friend of the Hylton Performing Arts Center

Hylton Performing Arts Center proudly presents two performances from the Castleton Festival featuring the esteemed Lorin Maazel conducting the Castleton Festival Orchestra. The Festival features internationally renowned artists performing along with the stars of tomorrow.

Help secure a bright future for Northern Virginia’s newest performing arts center by becoming a Friend of the Hylton Center. The Friends provide critical financial and volunteer support, thereby enriching the Hylton Center’s programs and activities. Your Friends membership entitles you to special benefits that enhance your experience at the Hylton Center including priority processing of your Hylton Presents subscription, recognition with the Hylton Presents performance programs, access to the Friends hospitality area during select performances and much more! Become a Friend today and show your appreciation for the important role the arts play in our lives and in our region.

Gershwin and Company:

An All-American Evening

For more information, please contact Emily Robinson at erobinse@gmu.edu or 703-993-7719.

featuring pianist Kevin Cole in Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue Thursday, June 28 at 8:00 p.m.

Kevin Cole

Pianist Kevin Cole joins the festival’s orchestra in a musical celebration of the American spirit.

Vpstart Crow Productions

Prince William Little Theatre

Manassas Chorale

Grand Opera in Concert:

There’s Always More to Enjoy

Puccini’s La Bohème Saturday, July 7 at 8:00 p.m. Enjoy Puccini’s most popular opera in this concert format where the singers, standing in front of the Castleton Festival Orchestra, will present the beloved music from La Bohème. Manassas Ballet Theatre

Performances held in Merchant Hall Ticket Prices Each concert: $30, $45, $60 Both concerts: $48, $72, $96 — Save 20% Special Savings for 2012-2013 Hylton Presents Subscribers: Each concert: $27, $41, $54 — Save 10% Both concerts: $42, $63, $84 — Save 30%

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For Tickets and Information Phone: 703-993-7759 / Online: HyltonCenter.org/Castleton In Person: Ticket Office (Wed-Sat 12-6 p.m.)

Youth Orchestras of Prince William

In addition to the Hylton Presents and the Hylton Family Series events that you see in this brochure, there are numerous other outstanding performances presented throughout the year, many by our Resident Arts Partners. Hylton’s Resident Arts Partners are established organizations from Prince William County and the City of Manassas who have made the Hylton Center their home. These organizations include: • • • • •

Manassas Chorale Manassas Ballet Theatre Manassas Symphony Orchestra Prince William Little Theatre Vpstart Crow Productions

• Youth Orchestras of Prince William

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