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September 2020

Hylton at Home Story Corner: "It's Showtime! A Pepper and Frannie Story"

Saturday, Sep 19, 2020 10:30am
Location: Virtual Event
Presented By: Hylton at Home

Written and illustrated by Catherine Lazar Odell, Published by Page Street Kids

Frannie loves to have an audience. Pepper prefers to perform when no one is around. Pepper and Frannie are best friends, and they both love a good show. When they decide to stage a performance, they quickly learn that te...Read More


Dominion Energy Veterans Guitar Workshop Series Fall 2020, Level I

Tuesday, Sep 22, 2020 7:00pm
Tuesday, Sep 29, 2020 7:00pm
Tuesday, Oct 06, 2020 7:00pm
Tuesday, Oct 13, 2020 7:00pm
Tuesday, Oct 20, 2020 7:00pm
Tuesday, Oct 27, 2020 7:00pm
Tuesday, Nov 10, 2020 7:00pm
Tuesday, Nov 17, 2020 7:00pm
Location: Virtual Event
Presented By: Veterans and the Arts Initiative

Registration for this workshop has closed.
Have you always wanted to try the guitar, or are you looking for tips to improve your technique? Musicians of all skill levels are invited to participate in an 8-week series of virtual lessons with Glen McCarthy, guitar instructor at George Mason University....Read More


Dominion Energy Veterans Guitar Workshop Series Fall 2020, Level II

Tuesday, Sep 22, 2020 8:00pm
Tuesday, Sep 29, 2020 8:00pm
Tuesday, Oct 06, 2020 8:00pm
Tuesday, Oct 13, 2020 8:00pm
Tuesday, Oct 20, 2020 8:00pm
Tuesday, Oct 27, 2020 8:00pm
Tuesday, Nov 10, 2020 8:00pm
Tuesday, Nov 17, 2020 8:00pm
Location: Virtual Event
Presented By: Veterans and the Arts Initiative

Registration for this workshop has closed.
Have you always wanted to try the guitar, or are you looking for tips to improve your technique? Musicians of all skill levels are invited to participate in an 8-week series of virtual lessons with Glen McCarthy, guitar instructor at George Mason University....Read More


Veterans and the Arts Initiative: Songwriting Series for Military Kids

Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 1:00pm
Saturday, Oct 03, 2020 1:00pm
Saturday, Oct 10, 2020 1:00pm
Saturday, Oct 17, 2020 1:00pm
Saturday, Oct 24, 2020 1:00pm
Saturday, Oct 31, 2020 1:00pm
Location: Virtual Event
Presented By: Veterans and the Arts Initiative

Registration for this workshop has closed.

Join us for a 6-week series designed for military kids and teenagers where they will learn songwriting skills in a virtual, collaborative environment. Students may bring melodies in-progress, or come seeking fresh ideas and creative ways to approach music co...Read More


Fall for the Book: Everything Inside: A Conversation with Edwidge Danticat

Wednesday, Sep 30, 2020 7:00pm
Location: Virtual Event

Personal, intimate, and brimming with wisdom, Edwidge Danticat’s collection, "Everything Inside: Stories" follows people on the brink of life-changing events: love is found in an unexpected place, a woman struggles to keep hope alive as she fights for her life, and a man struggles to confront his li...Read More


Dance Masterclass with Ballet Folclórico Nacional de México de Silvia Lozano

Thursday, Oct 01, 2020 6:00pm
Location: Virtual Event

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, we are thrilled to share a FREE masterclass with the talented company Ballet Folclórico Nacional de México de Silvia Lozano. Lara C. Garcia and Israel A. Rivas will demonstrate choreography, including movement from “El Jarabe Tapatio.” Due to COVID, the com...Read More


Charm City Junction

Sunday, Oct 04, 2020 4:00pm
Location: West Side Campus Field and Hill, 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 fi...Read More


Bottom's Dream

Thursday, Oct 08, 2020 7:00pm
Location: Virtual Event
Presented By: ARTFactory Manassas

Written by William Shakespeare; adapted by Ken Elston; adapted for film by Kelly Glyptis

Nick Bottom and his fellow actors prepare for Theseus and Queen Hippolyta’s wedding by rehearsing their play within the forest. Unbeknownst to them, King Oberon and Queen Titania rule the fairy- and sprite-filled...Read More


CANCELED: Ranky Tanky

Sunday, Oct 11, 2020 4:00pm
Location: West Side Campus Field and Hill, Science and Technology Campus
Presented By: Hylton on the Hill

Weather Update: Due to impending inclement weather, this outdoor performance by Ranky Tanky is canceled. Ticket holders will be contacted about their ticket options. We look forward to presenting a digital concert by Ranky Tanky, recorded at the Hylton Center. Watch for this in 2021!

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Hylton at Home Story Corner: "Brave Ballerina: The Story of Janet Collins"

Saturday, Oct 17, 2020 10:30am
Location: Virtual Event
Presented By: Hylton at Home

Written by Michelle Meadows, illustrated by Ebony Glenn, published by Henry Holt and Company

Janet Collins wanted to be a ballerina in the 1930s and 40s, a time when racial segregation was widespread in the United States. Janet pursued dance with a passion, despite being rejected from discriminatory...Read More


The Queen’s Cartoonists

Sunday, Oct 18, 2020 6:30pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center, Science and Technology Campus, West Side Campus Field and Hill, Science and Technology Campus
Presented By: Hylton on the Hill

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Update: The Queen's Cartoonists performance start time has been moved to 6:30 p.m. to accommodate the screen projections. The Hylton on the Hill venue and parking area will open one hour before performance time.

With virtuosic musicianship, multi-instrumental mayhem, and larg...Read More


The Artist-Activist: Centering Black Voices with Bree Newsome

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2020 7:00pm
Location: Virtual Event

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Join filmmaker, musician, speaker, and activist Bree Newsome for a conversation as part of The Artist-Activist: Centering Black Voices—a speaker series that provides an opportunity for Mason students, faculty, and staff, as well as the greater community, to engage in dialogue around creativ...Read More


Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center: with Anne-Marie McDermott, piano

Sunday, Oct 25, 2020 7:00pm
Location: Virtual Event

Front Row: National
Anne-Marie McDermott, piano

Mozart: Concerto in D minor for Piano, Flute, and Strings, K. 466
Smetana: Trio in G minor for Piano, Violin, and Cello, Op. 15

The Center for the Arts and Hylton Performing Arts Center are pleased to present Chamber Music Society (CMS) of Lincoln Cente...Read More


Manassas Ballet Theatre Artist Chat: Frankenstein

Thursday, Oct 29, 2020 7:00pm
Location: Virtual Event
Presented By: Hylton at Home

Manassas Ballet Theatre gathers the experts for an informal, virtual chat filled with behind-the-scenes stories and professional insights about the mounting of the full-scale ballet and legendary tale Frankenstein. Artistic Director/Choreographer Amy Grant Wolfe and Composer/Musician Edward Kim Reyn...Read More


Manassas Ballet Theatre: Frankenstein

Saturday, Oct 31, 2020 7:30pm
Location: Virtual Event
Presented By: Manassas Ballet Theatre

Just in time for Halloween, Manassas Ballet Theatre’s talented cast of dancers brings the chilling, time-honored tale, Frankenstein to life with an original score by the Kim Reynolds Band. Filmed this fall on Merchant Hall stage under strict safety protocols and without an audience, this performance...Read More


Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center: featuring Michael Brown, piano

Sunday, Nov 08, 2020 7:00pm
Location: Virtual Event

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Front Row: National
Michael Brown, piano

Barber: Souvenirs for Piano, Four Hands, Op. 28
Brown: Prelude and Dance for Cello and Piano
Mendelssohn: Sextet in D major for Piano, Violin, Two Violas, Cello, and Bass, Op. 110

This performance streamed here from November 8 at 7 p.m. through Novemb...Read More


Celebrating Veterans and the Arts: A Virtual Concert

Saturday, Nov 14, 2020 8:00pm
Location: Virtual Event
Presented By: Hylton at Home

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Featuring Jay Ungar and Molly Mason, Darden Purcell, & Voices of Service

Since 2014, the Veterans and the Arts Initiative has served as an arts and community hub for our local Veterans, Servicemembers, their families, and community members.  Join us on Saturday, November 14 at 8 p.m. for a ...Read More


Virginia National Ballet Conversation: Creating Ballets Outside of the Box

Thursday, Nov 19, 2020 7:00pm
Location: Virtual Event
Presented By: Hylton at Home

This insightful presentation includes a short interview with Virginia National Ballet’s Artistic Director and Choreographer, Rafik Hegab, followed by narratives and clips from select performances of Rafik’s original choreographies. Look for segments from Aida (the first complete ballet made of Aida)...Read More


Jazz 4 Justice™

Friday, Nov 20, 2020 8:00pm
Location: Virtual Event
Presented By: Reva and Sid Dewberry Family School of Music

Jazz4Justice™ and Justice for Jazz. 

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Established in 2001 by Fairfax, Virginia attorney Edward L. Weiner, Esq. and Founder of Mason Jazz Studies, Jim Carroll, Jazz 4 Justice is an award-winning annual concert presented by Legal Services of Northern Virginia (LSNV) and Mason Jazz Studies. Th...Read More


Hylton at Home Story Corner: "Because"

Saturday, Nov 21, 2020 10:30am
Location: Virtual Event
Presented By: Hylton at Home

Written by Mo Willems, illustrated by Amber Ren, published by Hyperion Books for Children

Because sometimes it’s the smallest moments that have the biggest impact. Mo Willems, a number one New York Times best-selling author and illustrator, composes a powerful symphony of chance, discovery, persiste...Read More


Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center: David Shifrin, clarinet

Sunday, Nov 22, 2020 7:00pm
Location: Virtual Event

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CMS Front Row: National
David Shifrin, clarinet

Mozart: Clarinet Quintet in A major, K. 581
Luigi Bassi: Concert Fantasia on Themes from Verdi’s Rigoletto
Duke Ellington: Clarinet Lament

The Center for the Arts and Hylton Performing Arts Center are pleased to present CMS Front Row, a new di...Read More


The Artist-Activist: Centering Black Voices with Theresa Ruth Howard and Nicole Brewer

Tuesday, Dec 01, 2020 7:00pm
Location: Virtual Event

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“The only way to make the world a better place, is to be better people in it,” shared prolific dance choreographer, industry expert, and author Theresa Ruth Howard. The Artist-Activist: Centering Black Voices is pleased to host Howard along with anti-racist theater advocate Nicole Brewer fo...Read More


Manassas Ballet Theatre Artist Chat: The Nutcracker

Thursday, Dec 03, 2020 7:15pm
Location: Virtual Event
Presented By: Hylton at Home

Journey to the Land of Sweets with the Sugar Plum Fairy and her cavalier.  Manassas Ballet Theatre Principle Dancers, Kaitlin Frankenfield and Joshua Burnham, share insights into the production of the beloved, holiday favorite, The Nutcracker. They will also discuss their many years of dancing toget...Read More


Chanticleer

Saturday, Dec 05, 2020 8:00pm
Location: Virtual Event

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Join us in our tradition of ushering in the holiday season with peace, joy, and a cappella, with a specially recorded digital performance by Chanticleer! With their signature harmonic blend of 12 male voices ranging from soprano to bass, this festive holiday program features American...Read More


At Home with Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy: A Celtic Family Christmas

Sunday, Dec 13, 2020 7:00pm
Location: Virtual Event

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A Celtic Family Christmas

Champion fiddlers Natalie MacMaster, Donnell Leahy, and their seven children welcome us directly into their home to experience Christmas with them like never before through a virtual performance. Join their family as they invite you into their home for Celti...Read More


Step Afrika!’s Magical Musical Holiday Step Show

Wednesday, Dec 16, 2020 7:30pm
Location: Virtual Event

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Mason Artist-in-Residence 

As the world’s first holiday show highlighting the African American tradition of stepping, Step Afrika!’s Magical Musical Holiday Step Show is a feast for the eyes and ears! Step Afrika!’s fabulous and furry friends from the Arctic Kingdom—Popper the Penguin along...Read More


Hylton at Home Story Corner: Flibbertigibbety Words: Young Shakespeare Chases Inspiration

Saturday, Dec 19, 2020 10:30am
Location: Virtual Event
Presented By: Hylton at Home Story Corner

Written by Donna Guthrie, Illustrated by Åsa Gilland  

With quotes and sly references to the famous works of William Shakespeare and the words he invented, this adventurous ode to language will delight readers young and old. It all starts one morning when words fly into William’s window. He wants to...Read More


Manassas Ballet Theatre: The Nutcracker

Thursday, Dec 24, 2020 7:30pm
Location: Virtual Event
Presented By: Manassas Ballet Theatre

Sweet Clara, naughty Fritz, dancing dolls, Drosselmeyer, and the Nutcracker Prince embark on a dreamy journey of fantasy and sweets. Featuring the international company dancers of Manassas Ballet Theatre, plus an ensemble cast, this holiday tradition is fun for the entire family!  

Filmed on Merchan...Read More


CANCELED - Israel Symphony Orchestra

Saturday, Jan 30, 2021 8:00pm

The Israel Symphony Orchestra’s tour has been canceled, including this performance at the Hylton Performing Arts Center.

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Matinee Idylls: Virginia Opera

Tuesday, Feb 16, 2021 12:30pm

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A Taste of Opera 

Virginia Opera returns with a passion-infused afternoon filled with drama, poetry, history, and romance. An ensemble of opera singers perform beloved arias, duets, and ensembles selected from recent and upcoming Virginia Opera productions including Poulenc’s La V...Read More


CANCELED - Pilobolus

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 t...Read More


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

Saturday, Feb 20, 2021 8:00pm

L.A. Theatre Works tour of Lucy Loves Desi has been canceled, including this performance at the Hylton Performing Arts Center.

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CANCELED - Paddington Gets in a Jam

Sunday, Feb 21, 2021 1:00pm
Sunday, Feb 21, 2021 4:00pm

The Paddington Gets in a Jam tour has been canceled, including this performance at the Hylton Performing Arts Center.

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Youth Orchestras of Prince William: Inspirations

Sunday, Feb 28, 2021 2:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center, Lg Rehearsal Hall, Science and Technology Campus
Presented By: Youth Orchestras of Prince William

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This performance features inspiring musical works that stir the imagination.

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CANCELED - Acrobuffos

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 co...Read More


Manassas Symphony Orchestra: Amadeus!

Saturday, Mar 06, 2021 7:30pm

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Brian Woods, praised for his thoughtful and dynamic performances, joins the MSO for an all-things-Mozart concert, to play Mozart’s Piano Concerto in A Major. Tchaikovsky’s homage Suite No. 4 (“Mozartiana”) opens the concert and Mozart’s engaging Symphony No. 38 (“Prague”) caps the...Read More


CANCELED: 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 D...Read More


Manassas Ballet Theatre: Peter and the Wolf & More

Friday, Mar 12, 2021 7:30pm
Saturday, Mar 13, 2021 7:30pm
Sunday, Mar 14, 2021 3:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center, Merchant Hall, Science and Technology
Presented By: Manassas Ballet Theatre

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Enjoy contemporary works in Act I, followed by the beloved ballet Peter and the Wolf with story narration accompanying Peter and his animal friends on this unforgettable adventure portrayed by MBT’s own company dancers performing original choreography. Accompanied by the Manassas ...Read More


Prince William Little Theatre: Much Ado About Nothing

Friday, Mar 12, 2021 8:00pm
Saturday, Mar 13, 2021 8:00pm
Sunday, Mar 14, 2021 2:00pm
Friday, Mar 19, 2021 8:00pm
Saturday, Mar 20, 2021 8:00pm
Sunday, Mar 21, 2021 2:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center, Gregory Family Theater, Science and Technology
Presented By: Prince William Little Theatre

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Noted as the original romantic comedy, Shakespeare’s play explores what transpires when good and bad intentions collide. Pandemonium, comedy, pride, and true love are some of the consequences when devious conspiracies are exposed during masked parties, half-weddings, fake funerals...Read More


Manassas Chorale: Wonder, Love and Praise

Saturday, Mar 20, 2021 7:30pm

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The Chorale joins forces with the Voices United Workshop Choir, a guest clinician, and a lively orchestra to “raise the roof” in this annual concert of sacred music that includes toe-tapping spirituals, beautiful melodies, and stunning arrangements.

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Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn

Sunday, Mar 21, 2021 7:00pm

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The Hylton Center welcomes banjo superstars Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn in a special concert sure to captivate, with their unique mix of alternative bluegrass that is both familiar and boundary-pushing. The husband and wife duo, who met at a square dance, are each banjo icons ...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. Tw...Read More


CANCELED - Giraffes Can’t Dance

Saturday, Apr 10, 2021 11:00am
Saturday, Apr 10, 2021 2:00pm

The Giraffes Can't Dance tour has been canceled, including this performance at the Hylton Performing Arts Center.

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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...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 symph...Read More


CANCELED - The Capitol Steps

Sunday, Apr 25, 2021 8:00pm

The Capitol Steps tour has been canceled, including this performance at the Hylton Center.






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Youth Orchestras of Prince William: A Grand Finale

Sunday, May 02, 2021 2:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center, Lg Rehearsal Hall, Science and Technology Campus
Presented By: Youth Orchestras of Prince William

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YOPW closes its season in dramatic fashion with an afternoon of musical merriment honoring artistic excellence.

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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


Matinee Idylls: Lena Seikaly Trio

Tuesday, May 04, 2021 12:30pm

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Called “one of Washington's preeminent jazz singers” and “brightest voices in jazz” (The Washington Post), jazz vocalist and Washington, D.C.-area native Lena Seikaly performs a sumptuous afternoon of jazz standards. Her rich mezzo-soprano voice is not only making waves locally, b...Read More


Manassas Symphony Orchestra: Musical Legacies

Saturday, May 08, 2021 7:30pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center, Merchant Hall, Science and Technology
Presented By: Manassas Symphony Orchestra

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Peabody Institute senior flautist Hannah Tassler was born and spent her early years in Manassas. Named a Rising Star of the U.S. Galway Festival, she returns to town to play Malcolm Arnold’s Flute Concerto No. 1 and Charles Griffes’ Poem. The season ends with the heir to Beethoven...Read More


Manassas Ballet Theatre: Giselle

Friday, May 14, 2021 7:30pm
Saturday, May 15, 2021 3:00pm
Saturday, May 15, 2021 7:30pm
Sunday, May 16, 2021 3:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center, Merchant Hall, Science and Technology
Presented By: Manassas Ballet Theatre

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The romantic ballet, Giselle, tells the story of true love and a peasant girl who dies of a broken heart when she learns her lover is betrothed to another. The spirits of girls betrayed, led by their queen Myrtha, take revenge, but Giselle’s love and forgiveness prevail freeing he...Read More


DuoDuo

Saturday, May 15, 2021 8:00pm

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Maeve Gilchrist & Nic Gareiss and Natalie Haas & Yann Falquet

This vibrant quartet playfully blends acoustic guitar, cello, harp, and percussive dancing for an infectiously delightful night of music and dance! The foursome comprises two innovative duos: harpist Maeve Gilchrist and...Read More


Manassas Chorale: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Friday, Jun 04, 2021 7:30pm

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Take a musical journey with the Chorale, its smaller ensemble, orchestra, and the Greater Manassas Children’s Choir for an evening of music that features “time’ as a central theme (songs include “Yesterday,” “Today,” and “Tomorrow.”)  Student singers Grades 2-8 join adults in this...Read More


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