Matinee Idylls

Alma Ensemble

Hylton Performing Arts Center, Gregory Family Theater


Celebration of Dance

Named after the often-overlooked composer Alma Mahler, Alma Ensemble champions women in music through thoughtful female-centric chamber music concerts that are enriched with multimedia, giving insight into the lives of these female composers and musicians. In Celebration of Dance, flutist Sarah Wardle Jones, clarinetist Michelle Smith Johnson, and pianist Erica Sipes perform a program inspired by the art of dance. The program features works by female composers including Valerie Coleman and Germaine Tailleferre, and selections made famous by female artists, including Georges Bizet’s Carmen, and Stephen Hough’s “My Favorite Things.”

This performance is appropriate for all ages.

Lunch, concert, and dessert reception: $65
Concert and dessert reception only: $40

Sales for the lunch option end at noon the Monday before the performance. Concert tickets may be purchased in person up until the performance time.

Lunch: 12:30 p.m.

Concert: 1:30 p.m.

Performances take place in the Gregory Family Theater. Lunch begins at 12:30 p.m.


Chopped Greek
Chopped romaine, purple onions, tomatoes, kalamata olives, red pepper, green pepper, cucumber, feta, Mediterranean dressing

Artichoke-Tomato Chicken
Marinated and grilled chicken breast topped with a flavorful artichoke-tomato relish

Vegetarian Zucchini Lasagna
Thin ribbons of zucchini layered with fresh mushrooms, green bell peppers,
onions, ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese, and marinara sauce.

Lemon Orzo with Artichokes, Peas, and Parmesan

Asparagus, Roasted Peppers, Caramelized Onions

Dessert Selections

Wine by the glass available for purchase

Run Time: performance is 60 minutes, with no intermission.

The program for this performance will be available the week of the event. View digital program.

A limited quantity of free student tickets will be available two Tuesdays prior to the event. Learn more.

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