Matinee Idylls

Bridging the Gap

Hylton Performing Arts Center, Gregory Family Theater


Peter Wilson, violin
Aaron Clay, bass

Hailed by The Washington Post for “superior arrangements and uncommon musicianship,” string duo Bridging the Gap features the talents of violinist and American Festival Pops Orchestra Artistic Director Peter Wilson and double bassist Aaron Clay. Celebrating 25 years of performances, this unlikely pair offers a unique voice to musical genres from classical to jazz, folk to film music, funk to popular song, and even Big Band. Wilson and Clay’s charisma, humor, and expansive repertoire— from Handel to Led Zeppelin— have made a lasting impression on audiences of all ages. Having met as members of “The President’s Own” U.S. Marine Band, Wilson and Clay have made frequent appearances at The White House, the Kennedy Center, and as guest artists and clinicians on campuses throughout the U.S.

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.


Classic Caesar
Chopped romaine, parmesan cheese, mushrooms, herbed croutons, and classic Caesar dressing

Carved Oven Roasted Top Round
Carved to guest order and presented with au jus, red onion confit, whipped horseradish and silver Dollar


Champagne Chicken
Tender breast of chicken in a light champagne cream sauce

Parsley-Butter Red Potatoes

Baby Carrots Vichy

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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