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February 2020

Dominion Energy Veterans Guitar Workshop Series: Level 1

Tuesday, Feb 04, 2020 7:00pm
Tuesday, Feb 11, 2020 7:00pm
Tuesday, Feb 18, 2020 7:00pm
Tuesday, Feb 25, 2020 7:00pm

Level I: 7 - 7:45 p.m.
Level II: 8 - 8:45 p.m.

Musicians of all skill levels are invited to bring their own guitar or try one of ours in this ten-week series of lessons with Glen McCarthy, guitar instructor at George Mason University. FREE for Veterans, Servicemembers, their families, and military ca...Read More


Dominion Energy Veterans Guitar Workshop Series: Level 2

Tuesday, Feb 04, 2020 8:00pm
Tuesday, Feb 11, 2020 8:00pm
Tuesday, Feb 18, 2020 8:00pm
Tuesday, Feb 25, 2020 8:00pm

Level I: 7 - 7:45 p.m.
Level II: 8 - 8:45 p.m.

Musicians of all skill levels are invited to bring their own guitar or try one of ours in this ten-week series of lessons with Glen McCarthy, guitar instructor at George Mason University. FREE for Veterans, Servicemembers, their families, and military ca...Read More


LLI: Understanding Opera: A Guide for the Passionate and the Puzzled

Wednesday, Feb 05, 2020 10:00am
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center, Lg Rehearsal Hall, Science and Technology Campus
Presented By: Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas

Instructor: Dr. Glenn Winters

 

These classes introduce students to the third and fourth productions of Virginia Opera’s 2019-2020 season: Rossini’s zany comedy, Cinderella and Verdi’s monumental tragedy of ancient Egypt, Aida. The classes will provide comprehensive musical and dramatic analysis ill...Read More


LLI: Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra: Ellington, Basie and Bird

Wednesday, Feb 05, 2020 1:30pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center, Lg Rehearsal Hall, Science and Technology Campus
Presented By: Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas

Instructor: Jim Carroll

Join one of our favorite presenters and travel back to the swinging Big Band era with the Metropolitan Jazz orchestra as they celebrate the jazz greats of the 20th century. Their performance will feature the music of Charlie (Bird) Parker in honor of the 100th anniversary of ...Read More


Celebrating the Great American Songbook! The Mason Cabaret in Concert

Friday, Feb 07, 2020 8:00pm

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Celebrating the Great American Songbook!
The Mason Cabaret in Concert

Directed by James Gardiner & Erin Gardiner
Accompaniment by Joe Walsh

(Also at the Harris Theatre, Fairfax campus on Jan 31 & Feb 1, 8pm)

A perennial favorite, our Musical Theater ambassadors, the Mason Cabaret, return ...Read More


Veterans and the Arts Initiative: Drawing from Photographs

Saturday, Feb 08, 2020 1:00pm
Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 1:00pm
Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 1:00pm

Instructor: Martin Cervantez, Master Sergeant, USA (Ret.)

This class covers the fundamentals of drawing from photographs and offers an opportunity to enhance creative skills during the indoor winter months.  Instruction with demos covers basic drawing materials, composition, scaling, details, tonal ...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


The Rainbow Fish

Sunday, Feb 09, 2020 1:00pm
Sunday, Feb 09, 2020 4:00pm

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Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia

Dive under the sea into the shimmering and colorful world of The Rainbow Fish with this heartwarming stage adaption of Marcus Pfister’s treasured storybook as well as two of his companion tales Rainbow Fish Discovers the Deep Sea and Op...Read More


Family Open House: A Celebration of the Education and Rehearsal Wing

Sunday, Feb 09, 2020 2:00pm

The Hylton Center invites the community to attend a Family Open House celebrating the opening of the Education and Rehearsal Wing between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. This free event will take place between Hylton Family Series performances of Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia’s The Rainbow Fish

Enjoy interacti...Read More


Gallery Reception: 9th Annual Prince William County Public Schools Student Exhibition

Sunday, Feb 09, 2020 2:00pm

Join us for a free gallery reception celebrating the artwork of Prince William County School students. The 2020 exhibition of student artwork from Prince William County Public Schools represents the creative talents of students from elementary to high school. This exhibition features expressive and ...Read More


LLI: Virginia National Ballet: Cinderella

Monday, Feb 10, 2020 1:30pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center, Gregory Family Theater, Science and Technology
Presented By: Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas

Instructor: Elysabeth Muscat

Learn about Virginia National Ballet’s upcoming performances of Cinderella at the Hylton Center. See the dancers perform some excerpts from the ballet and hear a short lecture about the ballet (story, composer, history, previous versions, etc.). Learn more about the dail...Read More


LLI: Light Grows as Life Fades Above the Arctic Circle

Wednesday, Feb 12, 2020 10:00am
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center, Lg Rehearsal Hall, Science and Technology Campus
Presented By: Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas

Speaker: Joyce Johnston

10:00 a.m. refreshments
10:30 a.m.-noon speaker

Beyond the Arctic Circle there once stretched a shining world--1500 square miles of crystalline air and unpolluted lakes the size of inland seas. Even five years ago, reindeer roamed all summer across the green meadows of three c...Read More


Virginia National Ballet: Cinderella

Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 2:00pm
Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 6:30pm

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Don’t miss the world premiere of VNB’s Cinderella, with choreography by Artistic Director Rafik Hegab, 2019 winner of the Seefeldt Award for Outstanding Individual Artist.  His direction of popular story ballets (Aladdin, Snow White, The Nutcracker) delight audiences with world class cho...Read More


Youth Orchestras of Prince William: A February Festival

Sunday, Feb 16, 2020 2:00pm

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YOPW presents a festival of music sure to chase away February’s chill, featuring the Repertory, Concert, and Youth Symphony Orchestras. 

$10 for adults, free for students 17 and under

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Washington National Opera's Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists: The Consul

Sunday, Feb 16, 2020 4:00pm

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by Gian Carlo Menotti

International powerhouse and WNO Artistic Director Francesca Zambello directs the formidable talents of WNO’s young artist program in a presentation of Gian Carlo Menotti’s Pulitzer Prize-winning opera.  Set in an unidentified European totalitarian cou...Read More


LLI: MILOS: The Voice of the Guitar

Monday, Feb 17, 2020 1:30pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center, Lg Rehearsal Hall, Science and Technology Campus
Presented By: Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas

Instructor: Matthew J. Trkula

In this lecture, students will be introduced to chart topping, classical guitar phenom Milos, who 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 technica...Read More


Galileo’s Science Café Keeping our Soldiers Safe

Tuesday, Feb 18, 2020 7:00pm

Keeping our Soldiers Safe: Understanding, Treating, and Preventing Traumatic Brain Injury

Presented by Dr. Dara Dickstein, Associate Professor, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences & Dr. Emanuel Petricoin III, Co-Director, Center for Applied Proteomics and Molecular Medicine, George ...Read More


Kevin Burt and Big Medicine

Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 8:00pm

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Fresh from winning three awards at the 2018 International Blues Challenge, singer, guitarist, and harmonica player, Kevin Burt, performs a soul-stirring evening of rich and rootsy blues. A self-taught musician from the heart of Midwest, Kevin shines on stage, winning...Read More


National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine

Sunday, Feb 23, 2020 2:00pm

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Volodymyr Sirenko, conductor
Volodymyr Vynnytsky, piano

Berezovsky: “The First Ukrainian Symphony” in C major
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...Read More


Matinee Idylls: Chao Tian and Wytold

Tuesday, Feb 25, 2020 12:30pm

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Chao Tian and Wytold blend modern styles and traditional techniques from East and West on the Chinese dulcimer and the six-string electric cello with live-looping. This special Matinee Idylls performance—by these previous Strathmore Artists-in-Residence—features new ...Read More


Prince William Chamber of Commerce Business Awards

Thursday, Feb 27, 2020 6:00pm

To attend this event register at pwchamber.org

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LLI: Songs in the Dark: Film Musicals from the 1950s to Now

Friday, Feb 28, 2020 10:00am
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center, Lg Rehearsal Hall, Science and Technology Campus
Presented By: Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas

Instructor: Dan Sherman

Although film musicals go back to the 1920s, some of the very best came in the 1950s and later. Dan Sherman will continue the exploration of these musicals he began in an October LLI class to cover films from Singin’ in the Rain through La La Land. The class will highlight ho...Read More


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