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Matinee Idylls

Series Prices: $176.00 for 4 performances and lunch

Matinee Idylls presents a fantastic "menu" of distinguished musicians presenting a colorful variety of music-chamber style. These afternoons are sure to delight, with a luncheon prepared by an outstanding local restaurant, followed by a one-hour concert and a coffee and dessert reception with the artists.

Matinee Idylls: Gourmet Symphony

Tuesday, Oct 02, 2018 12:30pm

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Named “Washington Innovators” by DC Modern Luxury in 2016, the Gourmet Symphony team brings its celebrated “culinary-inspired concert” concept to the Hylton Center for the first time. The multisensory experience pairs classical masterworks with creative cuisine in a c...Read More

Matinee Idylls: Virginia Opera: A Taste of Opera

Tuesday, Nov 13, 2018 12:30pm

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12:30 pm. Lunch/1:30 p.m. Concert

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 Founda...Read More

Matinee Idylls: Piotr Pakhomkin

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019 12:30pm

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Piotr Pakhomkin will be performing in place of the Merling Trio.

12:30 pm. Lunch/1:30 p.m. Concert

Russian-American classical guitarist Piotr Pakhomkin makes his Hylton Center debut in this new Matinee Idylls program. A Washington, D.C. resident, Pakhomkim was the onl...Read More

Matinee Idylls: Thomas Pandolfi

Tuesday, Apr 02, 2019 12:30pm

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12:30 pm. Lunch/1:30 p.m. Concert

His previous Hylton Center performances have enraptured enthusiastic audiences, and now virtuoso pianist Thomas Pandolfi returns to the Matinee Idylls series with a program showcasing his passionate artistry and stunning technique. En...Read More

Matinee Idylls: Terra Voce

Tuesday, Oct 22, 2019 12:30pm

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Featuring Maria Yefimova, piano

Join the flute-cello duo Terra Voce for a refreshing afternoon concert of chamber music treats. Comprised of flutist Elizabeth Brightbill and cellist Andrew Gabbert, Terra Voce is known for its eclectic and genre-expanding programs tha...Read More

Matinee Idylls: Brass 5

Tuesday, Nov 12, 2019 12:30pm

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The Art of Fun

Virginia’s own Brass 5 will charm with a lively and fun concert that shines with playful banter and impressive musical range. The virtuosic quintet, with founder Gerald Pope on trumpet, Brian Quakenbush on trumpet, Rodney Overstreet on horn, Ed Griffin...Read More

CANCELLED: Matinee Idylls: Tidewater Guitar Quartet

Tuesday, Feb 25, 2020 12:30pm

Brighten your day with the energizing classical guitar ensemble, Tidewater Guitar Quartet. The talented foursome, comprising Sam Dorsey, Cliff Morris, John Boyles, and Todd Holcomb, come from the Tidewater Guitar Orchestra, one of the only orchestras of its kind in North America. The ensemble’s sing...Read More

Matinee Idylls: Chao Tian and Wytold

Tuesday, Feb 25, 2020 12:30pm

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Chao Tian and Wytold blend modern styles and traditional techniques from East and West on the Chinese dulcimer and the six-string electric cello with live-looping. This special Matinee Idylls performance—by these previous Strathmore Artists-in-Residence—features new ...Read More

Matinee Idylls: Virginia Opera

Tuesday, Mar 31, 2020 12:30pm

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A Taste of Opera

Whet your appetite for opera with an inspired program of musical delights performed by some of Virginia Opera’s most talented artists. Soprano Laquita Mitchell, Mezzo-soprano Leah Heater, Tenor Brian Cheney, and Baritone Marco Nisticò—from the opera ...Read More