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Hylton Presents

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

Vienna Boys Choir

Sunday, Dec 09, 2018 2:00pm

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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

Canadian Brass

Sunday, Dec 16, 2018 2:00pm

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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

We Shall Overcome

Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 3:00pm

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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

LA Theatreworks: Steel Magnolias

Saturday, Feb 09, 2019 8:00pm

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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

Cirque Mechanics

Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 8:00pm

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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

The Julian Bliss Septet

Friday, Mar 01, 2019 8:00pm

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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

Russian National Ballet

Friday, Apr 05, 2019 8:00pm

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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

Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel

Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 8:00pm

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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

American Festival Pops Orchestra: Movie Music Magic

Friday, May 03, 2019 8:00pm

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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

The Hot Sardines

Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 8:00pm

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The 2019–2020 season opens with an evening of sensational entertainment by this hot New York-based jazz ensemble group known for their brassy horn arrangements, rip-roaring piano tunes, and smoky vocals. “The charismatic front-runners of vintage jazz” (The Guardian),...Read More

The Second City

Friday, Oct 04, 2019 8:00pm

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Greatest Hits (Vol. 59)

There is nothing quite like live sketch comedy, especially when it’s performed by the renowned satirists of The Second City. Prepare for laugh-out-loud entertainment that zings with spontaneity and good fun. For 60 years, the hilarious troupe ...Read More

Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel: Spellbinding Bach

Saturday, Oct 05, 2019 2:00pm

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Become a classical music insider with Jeffrey Siegel, virtuoso pianist and consummate storyteller at this concert full of the glorious, captivating music of the ever-popular J.S. Bach. In demand with classical music lovers and newcomers alike, this unique “concert wi...Read More

Matt Haimovitz with Simone Dinnerstein

Sunday, Oct 13, 2019 2:00pm

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Beethoven: Cello Sonata No. 4 in C major, Op. 102, No. 1
Glass: Partita No. 2 for Solo Cello
Glass: Mad Rush for Solo Piano
Beethoven: Cello Sonata No. 5 in D major, Op. 102, No. 2

Marking Ludwig van Beethoven’s upcoming 250th birthday in 2020, this sublime concert juxt...Read More

Cirque Mei

Thursday, Oct 24, 2019 8:00pm

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Elite Circus Artists and Acrobats from the Hebei Province, China 

Direct from the People’s Republic of China, this ensemble of elite circus performers thrills young and old alike with their amazing feats of agility, strength, and poise. This spectacular performance i...Read More

Taj Express

Friday, Nov 15, 2019 8:00pm

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The Bollywood Musical Revue

This international sensation explodes onstage with the look and feel of the Indian Bollywood movies that have been entertaining people around the globe for generations. Taj Express follows the story of one man’s passion and another’s geniu...Read More

Aquila Theatre: The Odyssey

Sunday, Nov 24, 2019 7:00pm

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Aquila Theatre presents a breathtaking new dramatic adaptation of Homer’s epic The Odyssey. The story centers on Odysseus, the Greek military mastermind behind the Trojan War. Once he claims victory after a decade-long war, he sets sail for home desperate to reunite ...Read More


Sunday, Dec 01, 2019 4:00pm

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A Chanticleer Christmas

Unwrap holiday magic as Chanticleer returns to the Hylton Center to usher in the season with a festive program of Gregorian chant, Renaissance motets, gospel melodies, and Christmas carols. Called “the world’s reigning male chorus” (The New Yo...Read More

Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy

Sunday, Dec 08, 2019 4:00pm

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A Celtic Family Christmas

This musical powerhouse couple opens a window into their festive family traditions with a rollicking afternoon of Celtic music, lively step dancing, and heartwarming family stories. Cape Breton’s own Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy, alon...Read More

American Festival Pops Orchestra: Holiday Pops

Friday, Dec 13, 2019 8:00pm

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Holiday Pops: Songs of the Season

Just hear those sleigh bells jinglin’ as the American Festival Pops Orchestra ushers in the season with its annual holiday concert. A beloved tradition at the Hylton Center, the uplifting evening includes treasured classics like Lero...Read More

The Siberian State Symphony Orchestra

Friday, Jan 31, 2020 8:00pm

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Direct from Krasnoyarsk, Russia

Vladimir Lande, Music Director and Chief Conductor
Pavel Milyukov, violin

Rimsky-Korsakov: Overture to The Tzar's Bride
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition

Led by Russian-American Vladimir...Read More

Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra

Saturday, Feb 08, 2020 8:00pm

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Ellington, Basie, and Bird

Travel back to the swinging Big Band era with Northern Virginia’s favorite jazz ensemble as they celebrate the jazz greats of the 20th century in a high energy concert. In Ellington, Basie, and Bird, Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra performs a p...Read More

National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine

Sunday, Feb 23, 2020 2:00pm

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Volodymyr Sirenko, conductor
Volodymyr Vynnytsky, piano

Mykola Lysenko: Overture to Taras Bulba
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Op. 23
Dvorák: Symphony No. 7 in D minor, Op. 70

Celebrating their Jubilee 100th concert season, the National Symphony Orch...Read More

Russian National Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty

Friday, Mar 06, 2020 8:00pm

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Experience the pageantry and elegance of classical ballet with the Russian National Ballet’s production of The Sleeping Beauty. The whole family will be charmed by this age-old tale of the redemptive power of true love. When the evil fairy Carabosse isn’t invited to ...Read More


Sunday, Mar 08, 2020 4:00pm

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The Voice of the Guitar 

Chart topping, classical guitar phenom MILOŠ makes his debut at the Hylton Center in a thrilling concert that charts the guitar’s evolution and its impact on music for the past 300 years. With his unsurpassed technical mastery, Miloš Karadagl...Read More

Ballet Folclórico Nacional de México de Silvia Lozano

Sunday, Mar 22, 2020 2:00pm

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This joyous company comes direct from Mexico to share its country’s rich cultural gifts of dance, music, folklore, and costumes. In this spellbinding performance, Ballet Folclórico Nacional de México de Silvia Lozano showcases its country’s finest music and dance, pu...Read More

Broadway Princess Party

Sunday, Mar 29, 2020 4:00pm

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Starring Laura Osnes, Susan Egan, and Courtney Reed

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-ti...Read More

Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel: The Joyous Music of Beethoven

Saturday, Apr 11, 2020 2:00pm

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Enjoy the classics with Jeffrey Siegel, virtuoso pianist and brilliant storyteller, in his popular “concerts with commentary” performances. Celebrate the 250th birthday year of an iconic composer’s most uplifting music. Siegel performs an all-Beethoven program includ...Read More