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Hylton Presents

Series Prices: $624.00, $532.00, $375.00, for 18 events
Or Choose-your-own series with any 3 or more performances!

Hylton Presents offers another season of performing arts at the Hylton Center with an unbeatable showcase of talent from renowned national and international artists.

Charm City Junction

Sunday, Oct 04, 2020 4:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center, Science and Technology Campus
Presented By: Hylton on the Hill

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From dance inducing Old Time rhythms and foot stomping Irish melodies to hard-driving Bluegrass, Baltimore-based acoustic roots quartet Charm City Junction creates a fresh soundscape that keeps listeners on the edge of their seats wondering where they'll go next. Featuring fid...Read More

Ranky Tanky

Sunday, Oct 11, 2020 4:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center, Science and Technology Campus
Presented By: Hylton on the Hill

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Charleston-based quintet Ranky Tanky is about to bring an outdoor concert to the Hylton Center that’s part folk, part funk, and totally fearless. With a sound that’s both playful and spiritual, 2020 Grammy® Award-winning Ranky Tanky specializes in jazz-influenced arrangements ...Read More

The Queen’s Cartoonists

Sunday, Oct 18, 2020 6:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center, Science and Technology Campus
Presented By: Hylton on the Hill

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With virtuosic musicianship, multi-instrumental mayhem, and large doses of comedy, The Queen’s Cartoonists will change the way your family sees (and hears) the Sunday funnies. Join them for a live outdoor concert on the Hylton on the Hill and hear this fun-loving sextet from Q...Read More

Israel Symphony Orchestra

Saturday, Jan 30, 2021 8:00pm

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Boguslaw Dawidow, conductor

All Beethoven Program:
Overture to Egmont, Op. 84
Piano Concerto No. 5, Op. 73, “Emperor”
Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67

Happy 250th birthday Beethoven! The Israel Symphony Orchestra of Haifa joins in a worldwide celebration of the legendary composer. Unde...Read More


Friday, Feb 19, 2021 8:00pm

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BIG FIVE-OH! A 50th Anniversary Celebration

They’ve been knocking down artistic barriers for half a century, and to celebrate the Big Five-Oh!Pilobolus brings a program of trailblazing classics and new work to the stage. This innovative modern dance company effortlessly blends the...Read More

L.A. Theatre Works: Lucy Loves Desi: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Sitcom

Saturday, Feb 20, 2021 8:00pm

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Susan Albert Loewenberg, Producing Director
By Gregg Oppenheimer

Lucy's biggest scheme ever? Persuading the CBS studio heads to air I Love Lucy in the first place! Stroll down memory lane in this behind-the-scenes look at one of America’s best-loved TV shows of all time. From 1951 to...Read More


Friday, Mar 05, 2021 8:00pm

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Air Play

Umbrellas fly, fabrics soar over the audience, giant balloons swallow people, and snow swirls, filling the stage with a spectacle the whole family will enjoy! Without words, the Acrobuffos enrapture audiences with a beautiful visualization of air itself. This physical come...Read More

Velocity Irish Dance

Sunday, Mar 07, 2021 2:00pm

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Get ready for Velocity Irish Dance, a high-octane celebration of the past, the present, and—most especially—the future of Irish dance. In their exhilarating performance, two dancing wunderkinds—James Devine (the Guinness World Record holder for the Fastest Feet in the World) and Da...Read More

Broadway Princess Party

Friday, Mar 26, 2021 8:00pm

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Starring Laura Osnes, Susan Egan, Courtney Reed, and Christy Altomare

Dust off your tiaras and head for this charming concert in which three of Broadway’s original and most beloved princesses perform their signature songs as well as many other treasured musical theater numbers. Two-...Read More

Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel

Sunday, Apr 11, 2021 2:00pm

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The Romantic Connection – Chopin, Schumann, and Liszt

This “concert with commentary” is perfect for classical music lovers and those who want to be. Virtuoso pianist Jeffrey Siegel plays works by important piano composers of the Romantic period and shares fascinating stories about e...Read More

The Romeros with Isabel Leonard

Saturday, Apr 17, 2021 8:00pm

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60th Anniversary Tour

Welcome the “Royal Family of Guitar,” the Romeros, for their 60th Anniversary tour. This quartet of Spanish guitarists encompasses three generations of virtuosos in one incredible family. The world-renowned ensemble has performed with nearly every major symphon...Read More

The Capitol Steps

Sunday, Apr 25, 2021 8:00pm

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Putting the “mock” in democracy for more than 30 years, Washington’s premier political satire troupe, the Capitol Steps, returns to Merchant Hall for another roasting. No one on the political spectrum is safe from their clever parodies, hilarious skits, and tongue-in-cheek musical ...Read More

Leslie Odom, Jr.

Sunday, May 02, 2021 7:00pm

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The Hylton Center 11th Anniversary Gala presents Broadway superstar Leslie Odom, Jr. for a sensational benefit performance in Merchant Hall.  Odom is a multifaceted Tony and Grammy ® Award-winning performer, best known for his breakout role as Aaron Burr in the Broadway phenomenon ...Read More

Past Events

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

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