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Manassas Ballet Theatre Artist Chat: Frankenstein

Thursday, Oct 29, 2020 7:00pm
Location: Virtual Event
Presented By: Hylton at Home

Manassas Ballet Theatre gathers the experts for an informal, virtual chat filled with behind-the-scenes stories and professional insights about the mounting of the full-scale ballet and legendary tale Frankenstein. Artistic Director/Choreographer Amy Grant Wolfe and Composer/Musician Edward Kim Reyn...Read More


Manassas Ballet Theatre: Frankenstein

Saturday, Oct 31, 2020 7:30pm
Location: Virtual Event
Presented By: Manassas Ballet Theatre

Just in time for Halloween, Manassas Ballet Theatre’s talented cast of dancers brings the chilling, time-honored tale, Frankenstein to life with an original score by the Kim Reynolds Band. Filmed this fall on Merchant Hall stage under strict safety protocols and without an audience, this performance...Read More


Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center: featuring Michael Brown, piano

Sunday, Nov 08, 2020 7:00pm
Location: Virtual Event

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Front Row: National
Michael Brown, piano


Barber: Souvenirs for Piano, Four Hands, Op. 28
Brown: Prelude and Dance for Cello and Piano
Mendelssohn: Sextet in D major for Piano, Violin, Two Violas, Cello, and Bass, Op. 110


The Center for the Arts and Hylton Performing Arts Center are pleased to p...Read More


Celebrating Veterans and the Arts: A Virtual Concert

Saturday, Nov 14, 2020 8:00pm
Location: Virtual Event
Presented By: Hylton at Home

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Featuring Jay Ungar and Molly Mason, Darden Purcell, & Voices of Service


Since 2014, the Veterans and the Arts Initiative has served as an arts and community hub for our local Veterans, Servicemembers, their families, and community members.  Join us on Saturday, November 14 at 8 p.m. for a FR...Read More


Virginia National Ballet Conversation: Creating Ballets Outside of the Box

Thursday, Nov 19, 2020 7:00pm
Location: Virtual Event
Presented By: Hylton at Home

This insightful presentation includes a short interview with VNB’s Artistic Director and Choreographer, Rafik Hegab, followed by narratives and clips from select performances of Rafik’s original choreographies. Look for segments from Aida (the first complete ballet made of Aida); La Bohème (the firs...Read More


Jazz 4 Justice™

Friday, Nov 20, 2020 8:00pm
Location: Virtual Event
Presented By: Reva and Sid Dewberry Family School of Music

Jazz4Justice™ and Justice for Jazz. 


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Established in 2001 by Fairfax, Virginia attorney Edward L. Weiner, Esq. and Founder of Mason Jazz Studies, Jim Carroll, Jazz 4 Justice is an award-winning annual concert presented by Legal Services of Northern Virginia (LSNV) and Mason Jazz Studies. This...Read More


Hylton at Home Story Corner: "Because"

Saturday, Nov 21, 2020 10:30am
Location: Virtual Event
Presented By: Hylton at Home

Written by Mo Willems, illustrated by Amber Ren, published by Hyperion Books for Children


Because sometimes it’s the smallest moments that have the biggest impact. Mo Willems, a number one New York Times best-selling author and illustrator, composes a powerful symphony of chance, discovery, persisten...Read More


Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center: David Shifrin, clarinet

Sunday, Nov 22, 2020 7:00pm
Location: Virtual Event

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CMS Front Row: National
David Shifrin, clarinet


Mozart: Clarinet Quintet in A major, K. 581
Luigi Bassi: Concert Fantasia on Themes from Verdi’s Rigoletto
Duke Ellington: Clarinet Lament


The Center for the Arts and Hylton Performing Arts Center are pleased to present CMS Front Row, a new digit...Read More


A Chanticleer Christmas

Saturday, Nov 28, 2020 8:00pm
Location: Virtual Event

Join us in our tradition of ushering in the holiday season with peace, joy, and a cappella, with a specially recorded digital performance by Chanticleer! With their signature harmonic blend of 12 male voices ranging from soprano to bass, this festive holiday program features American hymns, Christma...Read More


The Artist-Activist: Centering Black Voices with Theresa Ruth Howard and Nicole Brewer

Tuesday, Dec 01, 2020 7:00pm
Location: Virtual Event

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“The only way to make the world a better place, is to be better people in it,” shared prolific dance choreographer, industry expert, and author Theresa Ruth Howard. The Artist-Activist: Centering Black Voices is pleased to host Howard along with anti-racist theater advocate Nicole Brewer for...Read More


Manassas Ballet Theater: Chat with the Artist "Nutcracker"

Saturday, Dec 05, 2020 7:00pm
Location: Virtual Event
Presented By: Hylton at Home

Journey to the Land of Sweets with the Sugar Plum Fairy and her cavalier.  Manassas Ballet Theatre Principle Dancers, Kaitlin Frankenfield and Joshua Burnham, share insights into the production of the beloved, holiday favorite, The Nutcracker. They will also discuss their many years of dancing toget...Read More


At Home with Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy: A Celtic Family Christmas

Sunday, Dec 13, 2020 7:00pm
Location: Virtual Event

A Celtic Family Christmas


Champion fiddlers Natalie MacMaster, Donnell Leahy, and their seven children welcome us directly into their home to experience Christmas with them like never before through a virtual performance. Join their family as they invite you into their home for Celtic music and stori...Read More


Step Afrika!’s Magical Musical Holiday Step Show

Wednesday, Dec 16, 2020 7:30pm
Location: Virtual Event

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Mason Artist-in-Residence 


As the world’s first holiday show highlighting the African American tradition of stepping, Step Afrika!’s Magical Musical Holiday Step Show is a feast for the eyes and ears! Step Afrika!’s fabulous and furry friends from the Arctic Kingdom—Popper the Penguin along w...Read More


Hylton at Home Story Corner: Flibbertigibberty Words: Young Shakespeare Chases Inspiration

Saturday, Dec 19, 2020 10:30am
Location: Virtual Event
Presented By: Hylton at Home Story Corner

Written by Donna Guthrie, Illustrated by Åsa Gilland  


With quotes and sly references to the famous works of William Shakespeare and the words he invented, this adventurous ode to language will delight readers young and old. It all starts one morning when words fly into William’s window. He wants to ...Read More


Manassas Ballet Theatre: The Nutcracker

Thursday, Dec 24, 2020 7:00pm
Location: Virtual Event
Presented By: Manassas Ballet Theatre

Sweet Clara, naughty Fritz, dancing dolls, Drosselmeyer, and the Nutcracker Prince embark on a dreamy journey of fantasy and sweets. Featuring the international company dancers of Manassas Ballet Theatre, plus an ensemble cast, this holiday tradition is fun for the entire family!  


Filmed on Merchant...Read More


Past Events

Behind the Scenes with Chanticleer

Wednesday, Jul 29, 2020 12:00pm
Location: Online
Presented By: Center for the Arts

Join us right here on this webpage, July 29 at noon for a behind the scenes chat with Chor Leoni's Artistic Director, Erick Lichte, and Chanticleer's Gerrod Pagenkopf and Logan Shields to take a look at a day in the life of a Chanticleer singer. A Center for the Arts and Hylton Performing Arts Cente...Read More


Musical Story Time with Old Bridge Chamber Orchestra

Thursday, Aug 06, 2020 10:30am
Location: Online
Presented By: Hylton Center

Old Bridge Chamber Orchestra is an all-volunteer ensemble established in 1998 by musicians dedicated to providing stirring, low cost or free, classical concerts in the greater Prince William area. Kick off your day with this local musical treasure and a virtual performance on August 6 at 10:30 a.m. ...Read More


Listening Parties with Mark Morris and Colin Fowler: Music of the 1920s

Thursday, Aug 13, 2020 8:00pm
Location: Online
Presented By: Center for the Arts

Join Mark Morris Dance Group for one of their upcoming livestreamed Listening Parties with Mark Morris and MMDG Music Director Colin Fowler as they delve into music of different genres and eras. Click here for more information about how to tune into the August 13 livestream at 8 pm. Registration wil...Read More


Build a Ballet: The Coppélia Project

Thursday, Aug 20, 2020 7:00pm
Location: LIVE Online
Presented By: Hylton Center

This discussion will premiere on both the Hylton Performing Arts Center’s Facebook page and YouTube channel on Thursday, August 20 at 7:00pm.

Jasmine Nikitenko and Yuri Nikitenko, founders and Artistic Directors of Northern Virginia Ballet/Academy of Russian Ballet  will discuss what it takes to cr...Read More


10th Anniversary Season Announcement

Tuesday, Aug 25, 2020 7:00pm
Location: Virtual Event
Presented By: Hylton Performing Arts Center

The time has come to unveil the Hylton Center’s 10th Anniversary Season! Join Director of Programming Adrienne Bryant Godwin and Executive Director Rick Davis for this live, virtual event to learn about exciting in-person performances on the grounds of the Hylton Center as well as fall programming o...Read More


Hylton at Home Story Corner: "It's Showtime! A Pepper and Frannie Story"

Saturday, Sep 19, 2020 10:30am
Location: Virtual Event
Presented By: Hylton at Home

Written and illustrated by Catherine Lazar Odell, Published by Page Street Kids


Frannie loves to have an audience. Pepper prefers to perform when no one is around. Pepper and Frannie are best friends, and they both love a good show. When they decide to stage a performance, they quickly learn that tea...Read More


Fall for the Book: Everything Inside: A Conversation with Edwidge Danticat

Wednesday, Sep 30, 2020 7:00pm
Location: Virtual Event

Personal, intimate, and brimming with wisdom, Edwidge Danticat’s collection, "Everything Inside: Stories" follows people on the brink of life-changing events: love is found in an unexpected place, a woman struggles to keep hope alive as she fights for her life, and a man struggles to confront his li...Read More


Dance Masterclass with Ballet Folclórico Nacional de México de Silvia Lozano

Thursday, Oct 01, 2020 6:00pm
Location: Virtual Event

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, we are thrilled to share a FREE masterclass with the talented company Ballet Folclórico Nacional de México de Silvia Lozano. Lara C. Garcia and Israel A. Rivas will demonstrate choreography, including movement from “El Jarabe Tapatio.” Due to COVID, the com...Read More


Bottom's Dream

Thursday, Oct 08, 2020 7:00pm
Location: Virtual Event
Presented By: ARTFactory Manassas

Written by William Shakespeare; adapted by Ken Elston; adapted for film by Kelly Glyptis

Nick Bottom and his fellow actors prepare for Theseus and Queen Hippolyta’s wedding by rehearsing their play within the forest. Unbeknownst to them, King Oberon and Queen Titania rule the fairy- and sprite-filled...Read More


Hylton at Home Story Corner: "Brave Ballerina: The Story of Janet Collins"

Saturday, Oct 17, 2020 10:30am
Location: Virtual Event
Presented By: Hylton at Home

Written by Michelle Meadows, illustrated by Ebony Glenn, published by Henry Holt and Company


Janet Collins wanted to be a ballerina in the 1930s and 40s, a time when racial segregation was widespread in the United States. Janet pursued dance with a passion, despite being rejected from discriminatory ...Read More


The Artist-Activist: Centering Black Voices with Bree Newsome

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2020 7:00pm
Location: Virtual Event

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Join filmmaker, musician, speaker, and activist Bree Newsome for a conversation as part of The Artist-Activist: Centering Black Voices—a speaker series that provides an opportunity for Mason students, faculty, and staff, as well as the greater community, to engage in dialogue around creative...Read More


Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center: with Anne-Marie McDermott, piano

Sunday, Oct 25, 2020 7:00pm
Location: Virtual Event

Front Row: National
Anne-Marie McDermott, piano


Mozart: Concerto in D minor for Piano, Flute, and Strings, K. 466
Smetana: Trio in G minor for Piano, Violin, and Cello, Op. 15


The Center for the Arts and Hylton Performing Arts Center are pleased to present Chamber Music Society (CMS) of Lincoln Center ...Read More


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