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February 2018

The Hollywood Special FX Show

Saturday, Feb 03, 2018 2:00pm
Saturday, Feb 03, 2018 5:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Merchant Hall
Presented By: Hylton Family Series

All Performance Dates
Feb. 3 at 2 p.m.
Feb. 3 at 5 p.m.

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Ever wonder how they did that? Now the whole family can get the inside scoop and discover the science and secrets to making movie magic in this interactive and explosive show. Live on stage, join special effects pr...Read More


Lifelong Learning Institute: Lecture: Understanding Opera: A Guide for the Passionate and the Puzzled

Wednesday, Feb 07, 2018 10:00am
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Gregory Family Theater
Presented By: Lifelong Learning Institute

This class will introduce students to the final two productions of Virginia Opera’s 2017-2018 season: Britten’s sparkling adaptation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Donizetti’s Italian classic Lucia di Lammermoor. The instructor will present detailed musical and dramatic analysis illu...Read More


Lecture: Science for the Community

Thursday, Feb 08, 2018 7:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Gregory Family Theater

Galileo’s Science Café

“Wearable Devices for Managing Substance Use and Mental Health Disorders in the Community,” presented by Dr. Holly Matto and Dr. Padmanabhan Seshaiyer. Bring your family and friends for a free, casual, interactive science discussion about the latest findings surrounding hot to...Read More


Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra with Stefan Solyom and Catherine Manoukian

Thursday, Feb 08, 2018 8:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Merchant Hall
Presented By: Hylton Presents

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All Beethoven Program!

Stefan Solyom, conductor
Catherine Manoukian, violin 

All Beethoven Program!

Beethoven: Egmont Overture, Op. 84
Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3, Op. 55 “Eroica”

One of Sweden’s oldest orchestras presents a dy...Read More


American Festival Pops Orchestra: Valentine Pops

Saturday, Feb 10, 2018 8:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Merchant Hall
Presented By: Hylton Presents

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The talented musicians of the American Festival Pops Orchestra set an amorous mood for you and your loved one in a performance of romantic standards just in time for Valentine’s Day. This concert features some of the 20th century’s most popular love songs and film sco...Read More


Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

Sunday, Feb 11, 2018 7:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Merchant Hall
Presented By: Walnut Street Theatre

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Madcap mastermind Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor and Moon Over Buffalo) reinvents Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s 1902 classic mystery, The Hound of the Baskervilles, into a hilarious romp about everyone’s favorite detective and his most famous case. The male heirs of the Baske...Read More


Virginia National Ballet: Aida

Saturday, Feb 17, 2018 2:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Merchant Hall
Presented By: Virginia National Ballet

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Don’t miss the World Premiere Ballet AIDA set to Verdi’s stunning music.  The first full-length ballet of AIDA, this heart-wrenching story of two lovers from warring countries who must choose between love or country is choreographed by Rafik Hegab, who brings a unique, authentic Pharonic...Read More


Youth Orchestras of Prince William: Air

Sunday, Feb 18, 2018 3:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Merchant Hall

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YOPW’s season closes on a high note featuring all of its performing ensembles. Enjoy an afternoon of exquisite musicianship by these dynamic young musicians. Chamber music performance and complementary light reception at 2 p.m. in the upstairs Buchanan Partners Art Gallery.

$20 adults; $...Read More


Dominion Energy Veterans Guitar Workshop Series: Level I

Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018 7:00pm
Tuesday, Feb 27, 2018 7:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Rehearsal Room

Musicians of all skill levels are invited to bring their own guitar or try one of ours in this ten-week series of lessons with Glen McCarthy, guitar instructor at George Mason University, who has shared his expertise with the community during Veterans Day events at the Hylton Center. Information and...Read More


Dominion Energy Veterans Guitar Workshop Series: Level II

Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018 8:00pm
Tuesday, Feb 27, 2018 8:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Rehearsal Room

Musicians of all skill levels are invited to bring their own guitar or try one of ours in this ten-week series of lessons with Glen McCarthy, guitar instructor at George Mason University, who has shared his expertise with the community during Veterans Day events at the Hylton Center. Information and...Read More


35MM: A Musical Exhibition

Friday, Feb 23, 2018 8:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Gregory Family Theater
Presented By: Mason School of Theater

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By Ryan Scott Oliver; Directed by Angelika Miguel & Maxwell Snyder

A Concert-Style Musical Theater Performance

In this student collaboration between the Mason Players and Mason’s Green Machine, a picture is worth 1,000 words. The songs may be worth more. Inspired by the photographs of M...Read More


35MM: A Musical Exhibition

Friday, Feb 23, 2018 8:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Gregory Family Theater
Presented By: Mason School of Theater

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By Ryan Scott Oliver; Directed by Angelika Miguel & Maxwell Snyder

A Concert-Style Musical Theater Performance

In this student collaboration between the Mason Players and Mason’s Green Machine, a picture is worth 1,000 words. The songs may be worth more. Inspired by the photographs of M...Read More


100th Meridian Project

Sunday, Feb 25, 2018 4:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Gregory Family Theater

Why does good science sometimes lead to bad policy?  The 100th Meridian Project examines the 19th century roots of the current water crisis in the American West.  John Wesley Powell's explorations of the Colorado River and the arid regions of the west led to a series of recommendations about land us...Read More


Matinee Idylls: Soprano Soirée

Tuesday, Feb 27, 2018 12:30pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Gregory Family Theater
Presented By: Matinee Idylls

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Please note that the lunch portion of this event is sold out. Tickets for the 1:30 p.m. performance are still available for purchase.

Enjoy a captivating afternoon of arias, duets, and trios sung by three acclaimed sopranos: Jennifer Decker, Kelly Glyptis, and Angela ...Read More


Prince William Chamber of Commerce Business Awards

Wednesday, Feb 28, 2018 6:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Gregory Family Theater

See pwchamber.org for more information.

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Lifelong Learning Institute: Forum: The Other Side of Eden: Stories of a Virginia Lynching

Thursday, Mar 01, 2018 10:00am
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Gregory Family Theater
Presented By: Lifelong Learning Institute

On a hot July night in 1932 a black tenant farmer slipped into “Edenhurst,” his employer’s home near Markham, Virginia. He beat him unconscious with a piece of stove wood and dragged his wife away to a nearby mountain, where he is believed to have raped, beaten, and left her for dead. According to D...Read More


Lifelong Learning Institute: Lecture: The Vikings Return: A Reexamination Through LLI Eyes

Thursday, Mar 01, 2018 2:30pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Gregory Family Theater
Presented By: Lifelong Learning Institute

Last summer, 1,400 years after the Vikings began their invasion of the Baltic region, Dr. Rebecca Hayes toured much of the land and many cities. A month after she came home, ten LLI members boarded a Viking ship (much larger than the original Viking ships) to tour many of the major ports and cities ...Read More


Galileo's Science Café: Science for the Community

Thursday, Mar 01, 2018 7:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Gregory Family Theater

“The FBI Profiler and The Psychopath: A Glimpse into the Mind of this Most Devastating Personality Disorder,” presented by Dr. Mary Ellen O’Toole. Bring your family and friends for a free, casual, interactive science discussion about the latest findings surrounding hot topics in science and medicine...Read More


Veterans & the Arts Poetry Workshop

Saturday, Mar 03, 2018 1:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Rehearsal Room

Presented by the Hylton Center Veterans and the Arts Initiative and Armed Services Arts Partnership

Join us for an afternoon of poetry and writing – no prior experience in poetry is necessary.  This workshop is open and free to Veterans, Servicemembers, and their families who are 18 years of age and...Read More


Manassas Symphony Orchestra: Silver Jewels

Saturday, Mar 03, 2018 7:30pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center Merchant Hall
Presented By: Manassas Symphony Orchestra

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The celebratory season continues with Dvorák’s tragically beautiful Symphony No. 7 in D minor and spectacular piano soloist Carlo Ibay playing Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor.

Subscriptions for the 2017-2018 Manassas Symphony Orchestra Season are Available Now!

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February 2018