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LLI: The Biology of Life

Monday, Sep 24, 2018 1:30pm
Monday, Oct 01, 2018 1:30pm
Monday, Oct 15, 2018 1:30pm
Monday, Oct 29, 2018 1:30pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Gregory Family Theater
Presented By: Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas

Instructor: Frank Gregerio

Life forms on Earth are so dynamic and complex that their biology is clearly one of the great mysteries of the universe. This class will lay the foundation of what scientists believe is the history of life on Earth.

Week 1. Development of Life on Earth. How and when do we ...Read More


LLI: George Mason University and the Future of Higher Education

Tuesday, Sep 25, 2018 10:00am
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Gregory Family Theater
Presented By: Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas

Speaker: Dr. Ángel Cabrera

This forum will cover challenges facing U.S. higher education including:

• The steep and steady decline in public financial support
• The increasing necessity of philanthropy and public-private partnerships

• The rising number of "non-traditional" students
• Critics questio...Read More


Dominion Energy Veterans Guitar Workshop Series: Level I

Tuesday, Sep 25, 2018 7:00pm
Tuesday, Oct 02, 2018 7:00pm
Tuesday, Oct 09, 2018 7:00pm
Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018 7:00pm
Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018 7:00pm
Tuesday, Oct 30, 2018 7:00pm
Tuesday, Nov 06, 2018 7:00pm

This workshop has reached capacity and is now closed.

The minimum age to participate in guitar lessons or workshops with a parent is 9; the minimum age to participate without a parent in the room is 14; and the minimum age to be left at George Mason University without a parent on the premises during...Read More


Dominion Energy Veterans Guitar Workshop Series: Level II

Tuesday, Sep 25, 2018 8:00pm
Tuesday, Oct 02, 2018 8:00pm
Tuesday, Oct 09, 2018 8:00pm
Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018 8:00pm
Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018 8:00pm
Tuesday, Oct 30, 2018 8:00pm
Tuesday, Nov 06, 2018 8:00pm

This workshop has reached capacity and is now closed.

The minimum age to participate in guitar lessons or workshops with a parent is 9; the minimum age to participate without a parent in the room is 14; and the minimum age to be left at George Mason University without a parent on the premises during...Read More


LLI: The Book of Job Part 1

Friday, Sep 28, 2018 10:00am
Thursday, Nov 01, 2018 10:00am
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Gregory Family Theater
Presented By: Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas

Instructor: The Rev. James Hughes

The Book of Job occupies a prominent place among compositions in the Bible. It is placed in the Hebrew Scriptures but is well known to a wide Christian audience. One reason for its popularity is its universal application to all who read it, whether to a Jewish, Chri...Read More


Aga-Boom

Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 11:00am
Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 2:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Merchant Hall
Presented By: Hylton Family Series

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Three veterans of Cirque du Soleil delight with their unique style of physical comedy, blending silly slapstick with European theatrical whimsy to create madcap mayhem where the laughter never ends. This blast of buffoonery with juggling, stilt-walking, and clowning a...Read More


Chris Jones & The Night Drivers

Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 8:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Gregory Family Theater
Presented By: American Roots Series

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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 IBMA’s (International Bluegrass Music Awards), The Night Drivers is a quartet with Jon Weisberger on bass, Mark Stof...Read More


Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel: Bernstein Birthday Bash

Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 8:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Merchant Hall
Presented By: Hylton Presents

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Celebrate Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday with piano virtuoso Jeffrey Siegel. This program includes 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...Read More


Matinee Idylls: Gourmet Symphony

Tuesday, Oct 02, 2018 12:30pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Gregory Family Theater
Presented By: Matinee Idylls

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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


Manassas Chorale: Silver Serenade

Friday, Oct 05, 2018 7:30pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Merchant Hall
Presented By: Manassas Chorale

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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!

Individual tickets go on sale A...Read More


Songwriting Series for Military Children

Saturday, Oct 06, 2018 1:00pm
Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 1:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Rehearsal Room
Presented By: Center for American Military Music Opportunities (C*A*M*M*O) & the Hylton Center

This workshop has reached capacity and is now closed.

Join us for this three-part series of music and songwriting - no prior experience is necessary.  Create your own song during the series and share it at Celebrating Veterans and the Arts at the Hylton Center on November 10.  The workshop series is...Read More


Hylton Center EXTRA!: Will Ackerman

Saturday, Oct 06, 2018 8:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Merchant Hall
Presented By: Hylton Center EXTRA!

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With Shaun Hopper and Vin Downes

Acoustic guitar enthusiasts will not want to miss this intimate evening of guitar mastery with Grammy Award®-winning recording artist and producer, Will Ackerman. The highly regarded founder of Windham Hill Records and pioneer of the New Age music movemen...Read More


Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra

Friday, Oct 12, 2018 8:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Merchant Hall
Presented By: Hylton Presents

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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 B...Read More


Prince William Little Theatre: 9 to 5 The Musical

Friday, Oct 12, 2018 8:00pm
Saturday, Oct 13, 2018 2:00pm
Saturday, Oct 13, 2018 8:00pm
Sunday, Oct 14, 2018 2:00pm
Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 8:00pm
Friday, Oct 19, 2018 8:00pm
Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 8:00pm
Sunday, Oct 21, 2018 2:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Gregory Family Theater
Presented By: Prince William Little Theatre

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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...Read More


LLI: Frank Lloyd Wright

Saturday, Oct 13, 2018 10:00am
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Gregory Family Theater
Presented By: Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas

Instructor: Dan Sherman

This class will honor America’s greatest architect and review his fabulous career that covered almost 70 years. In the nearly 1000 buildings he designed, Wright sought to bring architecture into harmony with the environment. The speaker will cover Wright’s colorful career and...Read More


A Tribute to the Music of Motown

Saturday, Oct 13, 2018 8:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Merchant Hall
Presented By: Brencore Entertainment

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The delivery, energy and powerful voices of the Brencore Allstars Band never disappoint.  Diverse audiences from 300 miles in any direction from DC have snapped their fingers, tapped their toes and been musically transported to a time when the music of Motown’s Greatest Greats such as th...Read More


CANCELLED: Olate Dogs

Sunday, Oct 14, 2018 1:00pm
Sunday, Oct 14, 2018 4:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Merchant Hall
Presented By: Hylton Family Series

Due to illness, this tour has been cancelled.  We regret that this cancellation includes the performances at the Hylton Performing Arts Center on October 14, 2018. Ticketholders for these performances will be contacted by the ticket office.

Prepare to be bow-wowed when America’s Got Talent winners O...Read More


Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble

Sunday, Oct 14, 2018 8:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Merchant Hall
Presented By: Hylton Presents

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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...Read More


Manassas Ballet Theatre: Dracula

Friday, Oct 19, 2018 7:30pm
Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 7:30pm
Sunday, Oct 21, 2018 3:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Merchant Hall
Presented By: Manassas Ballet Theatre

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Manassas Ballet Theatre (MBT) opens its 2018-19 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...Read More


LLI: You've Got to Have a Dream

Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 10:00am
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Gregory Family Theater
Presented By: Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas

Instructor: Dan Sherman

This presentation will cover the 40-year career of Oscar Hammerstein and his contributions to American musical theatre. Although well- known as a lyricist, Hammerstein made major contributions to the form of the American musical as a writer of the musicals’ books. The present...Read More


LLI: Estonia

Monday, Oct 22, 2018 10:30am
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Gregory Family Theater
Presented By: Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas

Instructor: Joyce Johnston 

Contradictions lie at the base of Estonian life. For instance, its schools boast free hot lunch, free college and the most equitable education system in the world, yet a quarter of its people don't even speak Estonian. What kind of a country has soaring test scores and a ...Read More


LLI: A Tale of Two Navies

Wednesday, Oct 24, 2018 10:00am
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Gregory Family Theater
Presented By: Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas

Speaker: Dr. Anthony Wells

Dr. Anthony Wells’ book, A Tale of Two Navies, is a history and analysis of the unique and enduring relationship between the United States Navy and the Royal Navy. In his presentation, Dr. Wells will highlight the special intelligence relationship between the two navies an...Read More


Galileo's Science Café: From Cyanobacteria Blooms to Clear Water

Thursday, Oct 25, 2018 7:00pm

Science for the Community

“From Cyanobacteria Blooms to Clear Water: The Remarkable Story of the Tidal Potomac River Recovery,” presented by Christian Jones, Ph.D., Professor
Director, Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center George Mason University.  Learn about the latest scientific and...Read More


Veterans History Project Lecture and Interview Workshop

Friday, Oct 26, 2018 10:00am

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Presented by the Library of Congress Veterans History Project, Marine Corps Base Quantico Volunteer Program, Lifelong Learning Institute Manassas, and the Hylton Center Veterans and the Arts Initiative

Join us on October 26 or October 27 for a lecture on the Veterans History Project and to ...Read More


Manassas Symphony Orchestra: Symphonic Journey

Saturday, Oct 27, 2018 7:30pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Merchant Hall
Presented By: Manassas Symphony Orchestra

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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 th...Read More


Chinese Warriors of Peking

Sunday, Oct 28, 2018 4:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Merchant Hall
Presented By: Hylton Presents

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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...Read More


Gallery Exhibit: Hidden Narratives

Tuesday, Oct 30, 2018 10:00am

Patrick Sargent

October 30 - December 15, 2018

Hidden Narratives abound in the world around us, but none are as close as the untold stories contained in the clothes we wear every day.  Our clothes carry our personal narratives and history. Through hand papermaking we enable veterans, families and co...Read More


LLI: Lunatics, Lovers, and the Poetry of Shakespeare

Tuesday, Oct 30, 2018 1:30pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Gregory Family Theater
Presented By: Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas

Instructor: Rick Davis

A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of Shakespeare’s most beloved and frequently performed plays. Why is that? This lecture will propose that the play touches us so deeply because it portrays a world that seems to be both impossible to imagine and very much in contact with our ow...Read More


CANCELLED: Galileo's Science Café: Immigrants to America and Their Contributions to Science

Thursday, Nov 01, 2018 7:00pm

Science for the Community

Presentation by Dr. Tony Stefanidis, Director, Center for Geoinformatics and Geospatial Intelligence, George Mason University and specialist in remote sensing. Learn about the latest scientific and medical discoveries explained by university faculty. Free

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Nature Visions 2018: Northern Virginia Photography Expo

Friday, Nov 02, 2018 8:00am
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Merchant Hall, Hylton Performing Arts Center Didlake Grand Foyer, Science and Technology

The annual Nature Visions Photo Expo (NVPE) offers over 30 presentations by locally and nationally known photographers with expertise in a variety of fields. 

Take in an all-day seminar on Friday, November 2nd, led by Thomas Heaton, world-renowned photographer from the UK. Saturday’s keynote address...Read More


Gallery Reception: Hidden Narratives

Thursday, Nov 08, 2018 6:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Lovey Hammel Lounge, Science and Technology, Hylton Performing Arts Center Buchanan Partners Art Gallery

The Gallery Receptions are free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required. RSVP to smeyer3@gmu.edu

Hidden Narratives abound in the world around us, but none are as close as the untold stories contained in the clothes we wear every day.  Our clothes carry our personal narratives and history. Th...Read More


Celebrating Veterans and the Arts at the Hylton Center

Saturday, Nov 10, 2018 4:00pm

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Join us for a free, interactive afternoon of celebration and arts experiences for Veterans, Servicemembers, their families, military caregivers, and the community. This free event kicks off its fourth year at the Hylton Center and features community-based resources, interactive music and...Read More


Mutts Gone Nuts

Sunday, Nov 11, 2018 1:00pm
Sunday, Nov 11, 2018 4:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Merchant Hall
Presented By: Hylton Family Series

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Prepare to be bow-wowed! Husband and wife duo Scott and Joan Houghton bring a comedy dog-thrill show like none other. From frisbee and barrel tricks to dance and jump rope routines, these canines rescued from shelters will win you over. These talented canines even inc...Read More


Matinee Idylls: Virginia Opera: A Taste of Opera

Tuesday, Nov 13, 2018 12:30pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Gregory Family Theater
Presented By: Matinee Idylls

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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. Wit...Read More


Galileo's Science Café: Immigrants to America and Their Contributions to Science

Thursday, Nov 15, 2018 7:00pm

This event has been cancelled on November 15th and rescheduled to Nov 1.

Science for the Community

Presentation by Dr. Tony Stefanidis, Director, Center for Geoinformatics and Geospatial Intelligence, George Mason University and specialist in remote sensing. Learn about the latest scientific and med...Read More


Jazz 4 Justice(TM)

Friday, Nov 16, 2018 8:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Merchant Hall, Hylton Performing Arts Center Didlake Grand Foyer, Science and Technology
Presented By: Mason School of Music

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The Mason Jazz Ensemble, directed by Jim Carroll, collaborates with the law community to present its annual benefit concert, Jazz 4 Justice™. Proceeds from this performance support vital community efforts by the Bar Foundation and the George Mason University Jazz Studies Department.

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

Saturday, Nov 17, 2018 8:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Merchant Hall
Presented By: Hylton Presents

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Aquila Theatre

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...Read More


Youth Orchestras of Prince William: Illusions

Sunday, Nov 18, 2018 3:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Merchant Hall
Presented By: Youth Orchestras of Prince William

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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...Read More


Virginia National Ballet: The Nutcracker

Friday, Nov 23, 2018 2:00pm
Friday, Nov 23, 2018 7:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Merchant Hall
Presented By: Virginia National Ballet

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Virginia National Ballet presents The Nutcracker — the first of the season! With beautiful sets, costumes, and special effects, the traditional choreography shines, as a stellar cast of professional award-winning, international dancers and the students of the Virginia National Ballet Sch...Read More


Northern Virginia Ballet: The Nutcracker

Saturday, Nov 24, 2018 2:00pm
Saturday, Nov 24, 2018 6:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Merchant Hall
Presented By: Northern Virginia Ballet

The Northern Virginia Ballet presents its traditional and family-friendly version of this beloved holiday classic. Complete with lavish costuming and exquisite, imported sets, the production features the award-winning dancers of the Academy of Russian Ballet with international ballet star guest perf...Read More


Big Band Holiday Swing!

Saturday, Nov 24, 2018 2:00pm
Saturday, Nov 24, 2018 7:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Gregory Family Theater
Presented By: Silver Tones Swing Band

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Start the holiday season off right with a musical celebration with the Silver Tones Swing Band and friends! Join the powerful Silver Tones and their Andrews Sisters vocal trio as we bring you a combination of holiday favorites and classic big band hits. There will be a designated dance a...Read More


InTune Music Studio: Winter Recital

Sunday, Nov 25, 2018 1:00pm
Sunday, Nov 25, 2018 4:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Gregory Family Theater
Presented By: InTune Music Studio

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Join the students and faculty of InTune Music Studios in its annual Winter Recital.

Tickets: $10, Free (children 3 and under)

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Chanticleer

Sunday, Nov 25, 2018 2:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Merchant Hall
Presented By: Hylton Presents

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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” (New Yorker). The Grammy Award®-winning Chanticleer is loved around the world for its seamless ble...Read More


6th Annual Christmas Extravaganza!

Thursday, Nov 29, 2018 7:30pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Merchant Hall
Presented By: Swing Machine Big Band

Celebrate the Holiday season with Swing Machine – D.C.’s premier big band! 

Tickets: $10, Free (children 2 and under)

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The White House Band

Friday, Nov 30, 2018 8:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Gregory Family Theater
Presented By: American Roots Series

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The White House Band, led by Dave Detwiler and featuring Darden Purcell and Glenn Scimonelli, performs 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 ...Read More


Black Nativity by Langston Hughes

Saturday, Dec 01, 2018 3:00pm
Sunday, Dec 02, 2018 3:00pm
Saturday, Dec 08, 2018 3:00pm
Sunday, Dec 09, 2018 3:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Gregory Family Theater
Presented By: Creative and Performing Arts Center

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The Creative and Performing Arts Center (CAPAC) ushers in the holiday season with a glorious celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ wrapped in the much-anticipated, modern and soul-stirring classic Black Nativity by Langston Hughes. More than just a musical, this joyous theater experie...Read More


Manassas Chorale: Silver Noel

Saturday, Dec 01, 2018 7:30pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Merchant Hall
Presented By: Manassas Chorale

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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 a...Read More


Clara's Christmas

Sunday, Dec 02, 2018 3:30pm
Sunday, Dec 02, 2018 7:30pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Merchant Hall
Presented By: Asaph Dance Ensemble

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Clara’s Christmas is the inspiring interpretation of the traditional ballet, The Nutcracker.  This performance highlights the true meaning of Christmas and will create holiday season memories that last year-round.  The show also includes a choreographed version of Handel’s Messiah – two ...Read More


LLI: F1809 Holiday Pops

Tuesday, Dec 04, 2018 1:30pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Gregory Family Theater
Presented By: Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas

Instructors: Anthony Maiello and Bryan Kidd

Join Anthony Maiello and Bryan Kidd for an informative discussion about how they select the traditional holiday repertoire for the American Festival Pops Orchestra and for entertaining insights into their own holiday traditions that influence programming f...Read More


2018 Annual Messiah Sing-A-Long

Tuesday, Dec 04, 2018 7:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Merchant Hall
Presented By: Osbourn Park High School

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Students from Osbourn Park, Patriot, and Brentsville District High Schools join forces under the direction of OP’s Choir Director, Dominick Izzo, for their annual Messiah Sing-A-Long. Featuring an all-student choir, orchestra, and professional soloists, Handel’s timeless work rings throu...Read More


American Festival Pops Orchestra

Friday, Dec 07, 2018 8:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Merchant Hall
Presented By: Hylton Presents

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Holiday Pops: Songs of the Season

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 clas...Read More


Manassas Symphony Orchestra: All Creatures Great and Small

Saturday, Dec 08, 2018 3:30pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Merchant Hall
Presented By: Manassas Symphony Orchestra

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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 groups’ exclusive Indoor Light Show Spectacular!

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Vienna Boys Choir

Sunday, Dec 09, 2018 2:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Merchant Hall
Presented By: Hylton Presents

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Christmas in Vienna

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 favorit...Read More


Manassas Ballet Theatre: The Nutcracker

Thursday, Dec 13, 2018 7:30pm
Friday, Dec 14, 2018 7:30pm
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 3:00pm
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 7:30pm
Tuesday, Dec 18, 2018 7:30pm
Wednesday, Dec 19, 2018 7:30pm
Thursday, Dec 20, 2018 7:30pm
Friday, Dec 21, 2018 3:00pm
Friday, Dec 21, 2018 7:30pm
Saturday, Dec 22, 2018 3:00pm
Saturday, Dec 22, 2018 7:30pm
Sunday, Dec 23, 2018 3:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Merchant Hall
Presented By: Manassas Ballet Theatre

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MBT’s The Nutcracker returns for the holidays in a festive celebration for the holidays. Sweet Clara, naughty Fritz, the partygoers and dancing dolls, Drosselmeyer, and the Nutcracker Prince all lead the way through a dreamy journey of fantasy and sweets. Enjoy this magical holiday show ...Read More


Prince William Little Theatre: It's a Wonderful Life, A Live Radio Play

Friday, Dec 14, 2018 8:00pm
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 2:00pm
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 8:00pm
Sunday, Dec 16, 2018 2:00pm
Sunday, Dec 16, 2018 6:30pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Gregory Family Theater
Presented By: Prince William Little Theatre

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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 Chri...Read More


Canadian Brass

Sunday, Dec 16, 2018 2:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Merchant Hall
Presented By: Hylton Presents

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Canadian Brass Christmas

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...Read More


Gallery Exhibit: Ambry

Tuesday, Dec 18, 2018 10:00am

Mandy L. Cooper

December 18 - January 19, 2019

Mandy L. Cooper’s work explores what meaning is revealed through the dissection of a subject, and in creating meaning or corrections with the parts of dissected material through rearranging, reframing or reimagining them. Her project-based works vary fr...Read More


Gallery Reception: Ambry

Thursday, Jan 10, 2019 6:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Lovey Hammel Lounge, Science and Technology, Hylton Performing Arts Center Buchanan Partners Art Gallery

The Gallery Receptions are free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required. RSVP to smeyer3@gmu.edu

Mandy L. Cooper’s work explores what meaning is revealed through the dissection of a subject, and in creating meaning or corrections with the parts of dissected material through rearranging, refr...Read More


We Shall Overcome

Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 3:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Merchant Hall
Presented By: Hylton Presents

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A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Hear the compelling words of the great Martin Luther King, Jr. interwoven with incredible music created by African-American artists during the Civil Rights movement in this inspired production. Conceived and created by the ...Read More


The Phantom Tollbooth

Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 2:00pm
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 4:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Merchant Hall
Presented By: Hylton Family Series

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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 to...Read More


Shanghai Opera Symphony Orchestra

Friday, Feb 08, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Merchant Hall
Presented By: Hylton Presents

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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...Read More


The Golden Age of Broadway & The Mason Cabaret in Concert

Friday, Feb 08, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Gregory Family Theater
Presented By: Mason School of Theater

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Directed by James Gardiner & Erin Gardiner
Musical Direction by Joe Walsh

A perennial favorite, our Musical Theater ambassadors, the Mason Cabaret, return with a fresh line-up of stellar vocalists, offering showstoppers, ballads and duets from the Great White Way! This “Fun-raiser” will h...Read More


Steel Magnolias

Saturday, Feb 09, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Merchant Hall
Presented By: Hylton Presents

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L.A. Theatre Works

“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 friendshi...Read More


Matinee Idylls: Merling Trio

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019 12:30pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Gregory Family Theater
Presented By: Matinee Idylls

Tickets are not currently available for this performance.

Recognized as one of today’s premier ensembles, this international trio comprising violin, cello, and piano has performed across the globe, released critically acclaimed recordings, and brings together musicians from Polish, Japanese, and Dut...Read More


Virginia National Ballet: Aladdin

Friday, Feb 15, 2019 7:30pm
Saturday, Feb 16, 2019 6:30pm

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Virginia National Ballet presents Aladdin!  Be transported to exotic lands and follow Aladdin and Jasmine on their journey in this world premiere of Rafik Hegab’s choreography.  This family-friendly production features VNB’s fantastic, international professional dancers, amazing choreogr...Read More


Maybe April

Saturday, Feb 16, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Gregory Family Theater
Presented By: American Roots Series

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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 its "lustrous harmonies... the appealing mix of their personalities...winningly under-amplified sound...and sophisticated lyri...Read More


Youth Orchestras of Prince William: Dreams

Sunday, Feb 17, 2019 3:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Merchant Hall
Presented By: Youth Orchestras of Prince William

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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. Enjoy a complimentary light reception at 2:00 p.m. in ...Read More


Cirque Mechanics

Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Merchant Hall
Presented By: Hylton Presents

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42FT – A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels

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 42-fo...Read More


Prince William Chamber of Commerce Business Awards

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2019 6:00pm

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The Julian Bliss Septet

Friday, Mar 01, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Merchant Hall
Presented By: Hylton Presents

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Celebrating Gershwin: A Stroll Down Tin Pan Alley

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, ...Read More


Manassas Symphony Orchestra: Tesoros hispanos

Saturday, Mar 02, 2019 7:30pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Merchant Hall
Presented By: Manassas Symphony Orchestra

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The MSO honors the music and culture of Spanish-speaking countries with music by composers from Spain and Latin America, featuring classical guitarist Adam Kossler performing Joaquín Rodrigo’s famed Concierto De Aranjuez.

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Manassas Ballet Theatre: A Fantasque Evening

Friday, Mar 08, 2019 7:30pm
Saturday, Mar 09, 2019 7:30pm
Sunday, Mar 10, 2019 3:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Merchant Hall
Presented By: Manassas Ballet Theatre

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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 o...Read More


Prince William Little Theatre: Anne of Green Gables

Friday, Mar 08, 2019 8:00pm
Saturday, Mar 09, 2019 8:00pm
Sunday, Mar 10, 2019 2:00pm
Friday, Mar 15, 2019 8:00pm
Saturday, Mar 16, 2019 8:00pm
Sunday, Mar 17, 2019 2:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Gregory Family Theater
Presented By: Prince William Little Theatre

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Prince Wiliam 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 neve...Read More


Goitse

Saturday, Mar 16, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Merchant Hall
Presented By: Hylton Presents

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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 gro...Read More


Manassas Chorale: Silver Voices

Saturday, Mar 23, 2019 7:30pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Merchant Hall
Presented By: Manassas Chorale

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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 marve...Read More


The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 2:00pm
Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 4:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Merchant Hall
Presented By: Hylton Family Series

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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 Seahors...Read More


Mason Dance Company Gala

Sunday, Mar 31, 2019 4:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Merchant Hall
Presented By: Mason School of Dance

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The Gala Concert is Mason Dance Company’s crowning season event featuring a program of works by contemporary professional choreographers.

Tickets:
$28 adults
$15 students and seniors

Individual tickets go on sale August 1.

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Matinee Idylls: Thomas Pandolfi

Tuesday, Apr 02, 2019 12:30pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Gregory Family Theater
Presented By: Matinee Idylls

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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. Enjoy his masterful interpretation o...Read More


Russian National Ballet

Friday, Apr 05, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Merchant Hall
Presented By: Hylton Presents

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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 co...Read More


The Seldom Scene

Saturday, Apr 06, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Gregory Family Theater
Presented By: American Roots Series

Tickets are currently not available for this performance.

Sometimes irreverent, always entertaining, The Seldom Scene makes a long-awaited Hylton Center debut with their signature sound that has led to an international following and helped launch the progressive bluegrass movement. Today, the band f...Read More


Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel

Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Merchant Hall
Presented By: Hylton Presents

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Rags to Riches

Embark 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 ...Read More


VA National Ballet: Life in the Fast Lane

Sunday, Apr 28, 2019 3:00pm

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Virginia National Ballet presents Carmen and The Eagles!  The show opens with a rocking tribute to The Eagles with their most famous hits, and is followed by Carmen which VNB debuted in 2016.  This incredible choreography to Bizet’s famous opera Carmen about the tragic Gypsy and her star...Read More


Virginia National Ballet: Life in the Fast Lane

Sunday, Apr 28, 2019 7:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Merchant Hall
Presented By: Virginia National Ballet

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Virginia National Ballet presents Carmen and The Eagles!  The show opens with a rocking tribute to The Eagles with their most famous hits, and is followed by Carmen which VNB debuted in 2016.  This incredible choreography to Bizet’s famous opera Carmen about the tragic Gypsy and her star...Read More


American Festival Pops Orchestra: Movie Music Magic

Friday, May 03, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Merchant Hall
Presented By: Hylton Presents

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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 m...Read More


Manassas Symphony Orchestra: Ode to Joy!

Saturday, May 04, 2019 7:30pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Merchant Hall
Presented By: Manassas Symphony Orchestra

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The Manassas Symphony closes the season in a grand way joined by 100 choir students from Osbourn Park HS and other Prince William County Schools on an all-Beethoven program. The concert ends with movements from the master’s Mass in C Major and the magnificent Halleluj...Read More


Youth Orchestras of Prince William: Serendipity

Sunday, May 05, 2019 3:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Merchant Hall
Presented By: Youth Orchestras of Prince William

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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. Enjoy a complimen...Read More


Manassas Ballet Theatre: The Sleeping Beauty

Friday, May 17, 2019 7:30pm
Saturday, May 18, 2019 3:00pm
Saturday, May 18, 2019 7:30pm
Sunday, May 19, 2019 3:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Merchant Hall
Presented By: Manassas Ballet Theatre

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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 Balle...Read More


Manassas Chorale: Silver Salute (to the Red White and Blue)

Friday, May 31, 2019 7:30pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Merchant Hall
Presented By: Manassas Chorale

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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 hi...Read More


Virginia National Ballet: Spring Recital

Saturday, Jun 01, 2019 3:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Merchant Hall
Presented By: Virginia National Ballet

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See the students of Virginia National Ballet perform a wide variety of dance and musical selections.  Virginia National Ballet is Northern Virginia’s most exciting professional dance company and the school was voted “Best Dance Studio 2017” in Northern Virginia Magazine.  See dancers per...Read More