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Hylton Family Series:

The Velveteen Rabbit, Reborn

Presented by Pushcart Players

  • October 1, 2017 at 2:00 pm
  • October 1, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Merchant Hall Family Friendly Event

The whole family will treasure this enchanting musical re-telling of a timeless storybook favorite. Through the power of love and nursery magic, a young boy transforms his beloved toy into a real rabbit. Together the Boy and his velveteen friend embark on exciting imaginary adventures, from deep dark caves to the wide open sea, and together they learn the true meaning of friendship. This award-winning theater company specializing in arts education for children has been Emmy-nominated twice and received numerous state and private awards for excellence and innovation. "The company’s creative team knows its business! Young or old, parent or grandparent, catch the Pushcart Players when and where you can!" (Independent Press)

Recommended for ages 5–10; Grades Pre-K–5

Tickets: 

$15 Adults / $5 Children

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Lecture: Wonders of the Universe 

Lifelong Learning Institute Lecture

  • October 2, 2017 at 10:00 am
  • October 16, 2017 at 10:00 am
  • October 23, 2017 at 10:00 am

Gregory Family Theater

Speaker: Frank Gregorio

Presented by the Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas

Strap yourself in for the trip of a lifetime – a ride through the Cosmos aboard the Celestia 1, a hyperdrive spaceship capable of taking you from Earth to the very edge of the known universe. Using cutting edge software employed by NASA, ESA (European Space Agency), and many TV networks, plus video clips, animations, slides and lively discussion, Master Teacher Frank Gregorio will guide you to many of the amazing places in our universe. The four two-hour sessions include:

• How Big is the Sky? • The Big Bang • Electromagnetism, Dark Matter and Dark Energy • The Life and Death of Stars and Planets

Frank Gregorio is a retired earth sciences and biology teacher for Prince William County Schools. With degrees in earth sciences and biology, and over 40 years as a practicing scientist, CEO of an international biotechnology corporation, vice president of regulatory affairs for a major medical device company, senior investigator with the FDA, and 20 years of experience as an award-winning science teacher for PWC, Frank is well qualified to bring the universe to life for you. He also operates a very popular educational YouTube channel, on which over 70 million children have seen his exciting videos in their classrooms.

This event is open to the public. For more information about the Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas, visit: lli-manassas.org

Dominion Energy Veterans Guitar Workshop Series

2017 - 2018 Veterans and the Arts Initiative Programming

  • October 3, 2017 at 7:00 pm
  • October 10, 2017 at 7:00 pm
  • October 17, 2017 at 7:00 pm
  • October 24, 2017 at 7:00 pm

This class has reached a maximum number of students, and we are unable to accept new registrations.  Please consider attending our free monthly sample guitar workshops on Tuesday, September 5; Tuesday, October 3; and Wednesday, November 1 from 8 – 9 p.m. Please RSVP at hylton@gmu.edu.  We will be offering more guitar lessons in 2018 - please check back for registration information in early 2018.


Guitar lessons will take place from September 5 – November 8 from 7-8 p.m.

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 bring their own guitar or try one of ours in this new ten-week series of guitar lessons with Glen McCarthy, guitar instructor at the Potomac Arts Academy and at George Mason University, who has shared his expertise with the community during Veterans Day events at the Hylton Center. 

  • 10-week guitar lessons are FREE to Veterans, Servicemembers, and their families.
  • 10-week guitar lessons are also open to the general public for a $250 fee (Lesson fee proceeds support the Veterans and the Arts Initiative).

Special offerDrop in for an hour of music or bring a friend on the first lesson day of each month! On Tuesday, September 5; Tuesday, October 3; and Wednesday, November 1 a free sample guitar workshop will be offered from 8 to 9 p.m. to anyone who wishes to participate.  Please RSVP to hylton@gmu.edu, especially if you would like to borrow a guitar for the workshop!

Guitar Workshop Series Sponsor: Dominion Energy Veterans Guitar Workshop Series

A special thank you to Music for Life and to Potomac Arts Academy.

Click here for more information for participants of the guitar lesson series and guitar workshops, including information about minimum ages of participation, absences, and inclement weather policy.

Guitar Workshop Series Sponsor: 

Dominion Energy

Lecture: Death on Rattlesnake Mountain 

Lifelong Learning Institute Lecture

  • October 4, 2017 at 10:00 am

Gregory Family Theater

Speaker: Jim Hall

Presented by the Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas

In this presentation, Jim Hall will explore the lynchings that occurred in Virginia, especially the last one, a 1932 incident that happened in Fauquier County. Virginia had the fewest lynchings of the 12 Southern states, yet lynch mobs in the Old Dominion were still responsible for the deaths of 87 people from 1880 to 1930. One of the most puzzling incidents was the Fauquier case, when Shedrick Thompson, a fugitive accused of assault and rape, was captured and hanged by his neighbors on Rattlesnake Mountain. The official verdict was that Thompson committed suicide, but in his book, The Last Lynching in Northern Virginia, Hall builds the case for murder.

Jim Hall is a lifelong resident of Virginia who grew up in Northern Virginia. He received his bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech and his master’s degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. He became interested in the 1932 hanging death of Shedrick Thompson while working on his master’s thesis, which focused on the lynchings that occurred in Virginia and how the state’s newspapers covered those deaths. Hall worked as a newspaper reporter and editor for 36 years. He is now retired and lives in Fredericksburg. The Last Lynching in Northern Virginia is his first book. 

This event is open to the public. For more information about the Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas, visit: lli-manassas.org

Lecture: Surprising Sicily   

Lifelong Learning Institute Lecture

  • October 4, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Gregory Family Theater

Speaker: Joyce Johnston

Presented by the Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas

Who would have guessed that one medium-sized island could hold volcanic stairs of fire, fantasy-inspired gardens, Moorish palaces and whole towns built of golden stone? You can experience the highest- ranked gelato in Italy and the best preserved Greek temples in the world. Sicily even offers locations from the Odyssey and day trips to Apollo’s birthplace, which also hosts what may be the world’s oldest synagogue. Ruled by seven different cultures over the centuries, the island combines the best from them all.

Joyce Johnston’s lifetime of travel as an Army brat has given her a love of unexplored places and a taste for adventure. Now retired from public school teaching after 37 years, she has extended her love of diverse cultures to her multicultural students at George Mason University and to frequent travel with her husband Craig. In previous LLI Experience Buffets, Joyce shared her experiences in the cities of Eastern Europe and the beauties of life above the Arctic Circle. Now she is delighted to add the highlights of one of the most surprising places she has ever visited.

This event is open to the public. For more information about the Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas, visit: lli-manassas.org

Galileo’s Science Café

Science for the Community

  • October 5, 2017 at 7:00 pm

“Cells that Eat Snacks: How Breast Cancer Cells Stay Alive,” presented by Dr. Virginia Espina.  Learn about the latest scientific and medical discoveries explained by university faculty. 

This event is Free.

Annie Stokes/Charm City Junction

A double bill
This performance is part of the American Roots Series. 

  • October 6, 2017 at 8:00 pm

Gregory Family Theater

Indie-folk musician Annie Stokes followed by Charm City Junction join forces for a combined evening of music, drinks, and food.  Virginia native Annie Stokes brings her band and signature lilting voice, poetic lyrics, and fingerpicking guitar style to town in a concert that fuses city sounds and country soul with a rootsy and authentic feel.  Baltimore’s Charm City Junction puts a new spin on old-timey music, carrying the torch of fast-picking bluegrass and toe-tapping Celtic music.  Featuring fiddle, clawhammer banjo, the button accordion and upright bass, this quartet isn’t afraid to take roots music to new places — but always with an eye on tradition.  

Tickets: $25, $30 day of performance

Buy all four performances in this series for $80. View the full series.

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Presented by F.H. Furr Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning & Electrical

Additional sponsors: Anna and Randall Edwards, Miller Toyota of Manassas, United Bank, NOVEC

American Roots (F.H. Furr Plumbing, Anna and Randall Edwards, Miller Toyota of Manassas, United)

Night Witches

Presented by Ground Rush Productions LLC

  • October 7, 2017 - October 8, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Gregory Family Theater

The second installment of the ongoing development of a new play. 

In the fall of 1941 after the Nazi Invasion of the Soviet Union, Marina Raskova, a Russian Amelia Earhart, formed three female aviation regiments to fight back.  Of the three, the 588th Night Bomber Regiment was the only unit to remain exclusively female throughout the war.  Made up of 112 girls ages 17-26, they flew for 3 ½ years using repurposed cropdusting planes to drop bombs on Nazi forces below.  Inspired from Anne Noggle’s book, A Dance with Death, Night Witches weaves together a story of sisterhood, courage, and endurance, amidst a world war.

Conceived by and features performances by:

Madeline Barr, Elizabeth Chahin, Josephine Cooper, Alida Rose Delaney, Alexis Ingram, Elena Kritter, and Maggie Ronck

Directed by: Kathleen Anne Hefferon

Night Witches is produced by Ground Rush Productions LLC.

Tickets: 

Adults: $25

Students (must show ID): $18

Seniors 65+: $12

Military (also applies to pilots): $12

Groups 10+: $20

Not recommended for children under 12. Content includes sounds of war, verbal descriptions of battle, and stylized scenes of death.

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Hylton Presents:

Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra

Bria Skonberg, trumpet/singer

  • October 7, 2017 at 8:00 pm

Merchant Hall

Named as a Millennial “Shaking Up the Jazz World” by Vanity Fair, Canadian singer, trumpeter, and songwriter Bria Skonberg joins Mason’s own Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra in a swinging evening of fresh beats and brassy standards. Musical Director and alto sax virtuoso Jim Carroll leads this distinguished ensemble comprising some of the metro area’s finest jazz musicians in a concert featuring the versatile Skonberg. Her soulful, sultry voice and extensive trumpet dexterity fuses modern pop with jazz, creating unique allure. In 2016, she released a debut LP of original compositions titled BRIA showcasing her broad range from the bluesy instrumental “Down the Deep” to the Brazilian-flavored “How Can It Be.” The Wall Street Journal called Skonberg one of the “most versatile and imposing musicians of her generation,” and she was recognized in 2016 as one of DownBeat magazine’s “25 for the Future.”

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Pre-Performance Discussion: Member of the Company (Oct 7, 2017) Pre-Performance Discussion

$46, $39, $28. 2 Free Student Tickets Available with Mason ID

In the Company of Laureates

Presented by The Poet Laureate Circle

  • October 8, 2017 at 1:00 pm

Merchant Hall

Poets Laureate from the region and multiple states will present readings of their work, workshops, and offer book signings.  Come explore your literary side! 

This event is Free.

Dead Man's Cell Phone

Mason Arts at the Hylton Center
Mason School of Theater
A Mason Fringe Production   By Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Mary Burgess

  • October 12, 2017 at 8:00 pm
  • October 14, 2017 at 8:00 pm

Gregory Family Theater

An incessantly ringing cell phone in a quiet café leads a stranger at the next table to get involved — with a dead man — and a lot of loose ends. This wildly imaginative comedy, by MacArthur Genius Grant recipient Sarah Ruhl, is the odyssey of a woman forced to confront her own assumptions about morality, redemption, and the need to connect in a technologically obsessed world.

This performance contains adult language.

**Please note, the previously scheduled pre-performance Alumni reception for this event has been canceled. If you have any questions, please contact Emily Robinson at 571-242-7049.**

Tickets: 
$20 adults; $10 students, staff, seniors and groups

FRINGE SPECIAL: Buy a ticket to both Fringe plays Dead Mans’ Cell Phone and 1984 and receive half-off your second ticket!

1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID

1984

Mason Arts at the Hylton Center Mason School of Theater

  • October 13, 2017 at 8:00 pm
  • October 14, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Gregory Family Theater

Adapted by Robert Owen, Wilton E. Hall, Jr., and William A. Miles, Jr.
Based on the novel by George Orwell
Directed by Brooke Gorsica

Lies are called truths, political enemies are demonized, scapegoating divides the populace, rational critique is harshly denounced… and Big Brother is watching. Orwell’s last work is a prescient take on a dystopian society.

This performance contains adult language.

Tickets: 
$20 adults; $10 students, staff, seniors and groups

FRINGE SPECIAL: Buy a ticket to both Fringe plays Dead Mans’ Cell Phone  and 1984 and receive half-off your second ticket!

1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID

Hylton Presents:

Tango Buenos Aires

The Spirit of Argentina

  • October 13, 2017 at 8:00 pm

Merchant Hall

One of Argentina’s greatest cultural exports, Tango Buenos Aires is considered the most authentic tango ensemble performing today. Take a journey to this South American country as dancers dazzle audiences with sensual moves and playful dramatics, while the musicians entice with melodies of romance and nostalgia. This program traces the evolution of tango through the musical compositions of Carlos Gardel, a central figure in the history of tango, and his collaborations with composer Astor Piazzolla. The Spirit of Argentina showcases the breadth of styles and range of emotions that have made tango the cultural phenomenon that it is. “Crafted swirling, fast-paced tapestries of movement, laced with proud postures and sensual couplings.” (The Washington Post)

Free Beginners’ Tango Class

Arrive early and join us for a FREE beginners’ tango class led by instructors from Tango Mercurio starting at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 13! Space is limited and advance RSVPs are required. Please complete this form to RSVP. The class is only open to ticket holders for the Tango Buenos Aires performance, and signing up in couples is highly encouragedThis class has reached capacity.

After the class, we invite you to stop by our concessions stand in the lobby and enjoy a glass of fine Argentine wine. Bars are cash only.

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Pre-Performance Discussion: Member of the Company (Oct 13, 2017) Pre-Performance Discussion

$50, $43, $30. 1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID

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Manassas Chorale: A Hylton Home Companion II  

  • October 14, 2017 at 7:30 pm

Merchant Hall Family Friendly Event

The Chorale takes a page from Prairie Home Companion with a variety of songs and skits in a radio show format. So well received was the last performance of this kind at the Hylton Center, the Chorale reprises the popular format with all new music! Singers, soloists, instrumentalists, and announcers combine forces for an evening you won’t want to miss. 

Subscriptions for the 2017-2018 Manassas Chorale Season are Available Now!
Download the Manassas Chorale 2017-2018 Subscription Form as a PDF. Access a Microsoft Word version here. Once filled out, mail it in to 10900 University Blvd, MS 5D2, Manassas, VA 20110, or scan it in and email it as an attachment to hylton@gmu.edu.

$20, $18 adults; free to GMU students and children (18 years and younger)

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Hylton Presents:

Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel

The Longevity of the Short Piece!

  • October 15, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Merchant Hall

Experience the joys of classical music as Jeffrey Siegel returns to Merchant Hall with his signature Keyboard Conversations® program. This unique “concert with commentary” format is an opportunity to hear the finest piano literature performed by an extraordinary artist who also shares fascinating insights and background information about each work. In this concert, enjoy familiar, well-loved short compositions of Mozart, Chopin, Grieg, Rachmaninoff, Mendelssohn, and Gershwin. Praised by the Toronto Star as a “musical bridge-builder in action…Siegel showed just how illuminating the combination of words and abstract music can be.” An interactive Q&A will conclude this program.

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$42, $36, $25. 2 Free Student Tickets Available with Mason ID

Lecture: Federal Reserve: Function and History 

Lifelong Learning Institute Lecture

  • October 17, 2017 at 10:30 am

Gregory Family Theater

Speaker: Charles Bennett

Presented by the Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas

The instructor will give a brief overview of the Federal Reserve including its history, monetary policy, supervision and regulation, pay- ment services and community engagement.

Charles Bennett currently works in the data analysis section of the Federal Reserve Bank in Richmond. He is an ambassador for the Federal Reserve. He has a master’s degree in accounting and is currently working on a master’s at Northwestern University in the field of data analysis.

This event is open to the public. For more information about the Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas, visit: lli-manassas.org

Lecture: Big History

Lifelong Learning Institute Lecture

  • October 17, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Gregory Family Theater

Speaker: David Ward 

Presented by the Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas

**The event on Tuesday, October 17 takes place at the Bethel Lutheran Church** 

This class features the DVDs of Professor David Christian for the Teaching Company’s “Big History.” After viewing each lecture students will discuss its content and review related questions.

1. Spread of Industrial Revolution to 1900; The Twentieth Century

2. The World that the Modern Revolution Made; Human History and the Biosphere

3. The Next 100 Years; The Next Millennium and the Remote Future

4. Big History – Humans in the Cosmos; Homo Deus

Note: You are welcome to attend any class that interests you. You need not take every class in the series to enjoy these lectures.

David Ward was a financial manager with the Department of Defense for 35 years. He graduated from George Washington University with a degree in history/philosophy and American studies and a minor in financial management. David has served as president and membership chair of LLI and is currently a member of the program committee. He is presenting several classes this semester, as he has done for the past few years.

This event is open to the public. For more information about the Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas, visit: lli-manassas.org

Lecture: The Battle of First Manassas   

Lifelong Learning Institute Lecture

  • October 18, 2017 at 10:30 am

Gregory Family Theater

Speaker: Colonel Marcum L. Thompson, USAF Retired

Presented by the Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas

On July 21st, 1861, Union and Confederate armies met 35 miles southwest of Washington, D.C. in what would be the first major battle of the American Civil War. The Battle of First Manassas (or Bull Run) would prove to be an unpleasant surprise to both Northerners and Southerners, revealing how much warfare had evolved since the conclusion of the Mexican-American War thirteen years earlier. The lecture will include a contextual introduction to the battle and a chronological narrative of events, along with intriguing stories about William Tecumseh Sherman, Ambrose Burnside, George Armstrong Custer, Pierre Gustav Toutant Beauregard, Stonewall Jackson and JEB Stuart, highlighting their experiences during this epic battle.

Colonel Marc Thompson served 28 years in the United States Air Force as an air intelligence officer with assignments to the Joint Staff, Air Staff, United States European Command and United States Strategic Command. He commanded the 692nd Information Operations Group, at Hickam AFB, Hawaii, and served as director of intelligence for Combined Joint Task Force OPERATION NORTHERN WATCH at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. Colonel Thompson concluded his military career as assistant deputy chief, Central Security Service with the National Security Agency at Fort George G. Meade, Md. He has been a member of numerous Civil War Round Table organizations and served as president of both the Sentry Civil War Round Table in Omaha, Neb. and the Rappahannock Valley Civil War Round Table in Fredericksburg, Va. Additionally, he worked for over 15 years as a volunteer National Park Service tour guide and historian at Chancellorsville Battlefield and has led numerous Civil War battlefield tours and staff rides across Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania.

This event is open to the public. For more information about the Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas, visit: lli-manassas.org

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Manassas Ballet Theatre: The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow  

  • October 20, 2017 - October 21, 2017 at 7:30 pm
  • October 22, 2017 at 3:00 pm

Merchant Hall Family Friendly Event

Just in time for Halloween, this spine-chilling performance by Manassas Ballet Theatre thrills with all-original choreography and an international cast of dancers. Accompanied by live orchestra, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow remains true to the original tale of a haunting legend that plays across the stage to a tragic end. 

For information about subscriptions to the Manassas Ballet Theatre, please visit manassasballet.org or call 703-257-1811.

$65, $55, $45, $35, $25

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Prince William Little Theatre: The Diary of Anne Frank  

  • October 20, 2017 - October 21, 2017 at 8:00 pm
  • October 22, 2017 at 2:00 pm
  • October 27, 2017 - October 28, 2017 at 8:00 pm
  • October 29, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Gregory Family Theater

This new adaptation by Wendy Kesselman is a story of hope that captures the claustrophobic realities of the daily existence of Anne, her family, and the handful of neighbors hiding in Nazi Germany.

Recommended for children ages 12 and up. 

Subscriptions for the 2017-2018 Prince William Little Theatre Season are Available Now!
Download the Prince William Little Theatre 2017-2018 Subscription Form pdf. Access a Microsoft Word version. Once filled out, mail it in to 10900 University Blvd, MS 5D2, Manassas, VA 20110, or scan it in and email it as an attachment to hylton@gmu.edu.

$20 adults; $17 seniors, students (12 years and older), and active and retired military; $13 children (12 years and younger)

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Gallery Exhibit: War and Recovery

Works by Martin J. Cervantez    

  • October 24, 2017

This exhibit runs through December 2, 2017

War and Recovery is an intimate look at life after military service, art therapy, and the never-ending challenge of keeping depression at bay.   Inspired by the artist’s urgency to create art as a therapeutic tool for mental awareness and health, occupational therapy, and physical therapy, this exhibition comprises a variety of mediums. The artist’s visionary, color-filled and disciplined mark making, meditative focus, and elaborately detailed works speak to his individual experience as a veteran, artist, and storyteller.

More information about Martin J. Cervantez can be found on his website:  www.martincervantez.com.

Gallery Reception: Thursday, November 9 from 6 -8 p.m. in the Buchanan Partners Art Gallery featuring wine or beer from one of the following local businesses: 868 Estate Vineyards, Bald Top Brewing, Crushed Cellars, and Otium Cellars.

Lecture: Understanding the Constitutional Amendments 

Lifelong Learning Institute Lecture

  • October 24, 2017 at 10:30 am
  • October 31, 2017 at 10:30 am

Gregory Family Theater

Speakers: Ann Cain and Dan Leahy

Presented by the Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas

The U.S. Constitution is the oldest national constitution in existence. However, it has required some changes. Join us as we look at the amendments to the U.S. Constitution ranging from the first ten of the Bill of Rights to the 27th that was ratified in 1992. We will look at the modern-day implications of the amendments on our lives and examine some of the court cases that explain what the amendments mean.

Ann Cain spent 39 years teaching American history and government to high school and community college students in several states including Virginia. She received her undergraduate degree in history from Duke University and her master’s degree in history from the University of Tulsa. She is a James Madison Foundation Fellow with a special interest in the creation of the United States and the U.S. Constitution. Ann is currently vice president of LLI and is also a member of the program committee.

Dan Leahy is a retired federal government employee with over 30 years of public service in international trade. Dan is a longtime member of LLI and taught the Current Events Discussions and Great Decisions classes for several years. He is a past president of LLI and currently is a member of the program committee.

This event is open to the public. For more information about the Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas, visit: lli-manassas.org

Lecture: The Care and Feeding of Undercover Agents 

Lifelong Learning Institute Lecture

  • October 25, 2017 at 10:30 pm

Gregory Family Theater

Speaker: Don Sheehan

Presented by the Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas

An Undercover Operation (UCO) is a particularly sensitive and complicated investigative technique, equally effective in criminal investigations and counterintelligence/counterterrorism cases. In this presentation, you will hear how UCOs are run, the inherent stressors and human costs involved, and the large-scale network necessary to properly support Undercover Agents (UCAs). Much has been written about Undercover (UC) work, and it is widely covered on television shows and in popular movies, but real examples from actual cases, properly sanitized for security purposes, poignantly illustrate the true cost of UC work.

Don Sheehan coordinated the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Undercover activities in New Jersey from 1992 to 1995. In 1997, he was named special advisor to the FBI’s National Undercover Safeguard Program. In supporting the FBI’s Undercover Safeguard Program, Don was able to draw on his previous experience as a special agent/counterintelligence officer in the United States Marine Corps as well as his expertise in psychological testing derived from his former capacity as a school psychologist certified by the state of Maryland. He lectured on UC stress during his ten years as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Virginia and twelve years at Nova Southeastern University as an educational consultant and adjunct professor of psychology.

This event is open to the public. For more information about the Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas, visit: lli-manassas.org

Lecture: Silver Celebration: Your Community Orchestra Celebrates 25 Years of Award-Winning Classical Music   

Lifelong Learning Institute Lecture

  • October 27, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Merchant Hall

Speaker: James Villani

Presented by the Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas

James Villani, conductor and artistic director for the Manassas Symphony Orchestra (MSO), will talk about the history of the orchestra and the program for the MSO’s opening concert, “Silver Celebration.” He will challenge us to consider the value of an all- volunteer community symphonic orchestra and the optimum distribution of county resources. Maestro Villani hopes to have the guest piano soloist, Anthony Michael Cornet, join him in discussing the concert program for October 28th.

James Villani has been the Manassas Symphony Orchestra’s music director and conductor since 2004. Mr. Villani received bachelor’s degrees in clarinet performance and music education from Penn State University and a master of music degree in conducting from Northwestern University.

This event is open to the public. For more information about the Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas, visit: lli-manassas.org

Affiliated Performance:  Manassas Symphony Orchestra: Silver Celebration
Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Oct. 28 Hylton Performing Arts Center
Tickets: Adult $20; Senior Citizen (62+), Educator, Active & Retired Military $16; Children & Students Free

Resident Arts Partner:

Manassas Symphony Orchestra: Silver Celebration  

  • October 28, 2017 at 7:30 pm

Merchant Hall Family Friendly Event

The MSO kicks off its Silver Anniversary Season with favorite repertoire from 25 years of performances. This program features returning fellow American Prizewinning piano soloist Anthony Michael Cornet and concludes with Beethoven’s blissful Symphony No. 7.

Come early and enjoy a bonus performance in the Buchanan Partners Art Gallery by members of the MSO woodwind section performing Serenade for Winds in D minor, Op. 44 by Antonín Dvořák. The Serenade, a four-movement work in the Slavonic style, evokes the old-world atmosphere of musical performances in the castles of the Rococo period, where the worlds of the aristocracy and the common folk merged.

Subscriptions for the 2017-2018 Manassas Symphony Orchestra Season are Available Now!
Download the Manassas Symphony Orchestra 2017-2018 Subscription Form pdf. Access a Microsoft Word version. Once filled out, mail it in to 10900 University Blvd, MS 5D2, Manassas, VA 20110, or scan it in and email it as an attachment to hylton@gmu.edu.

$20 adults; $16 seniors (62 +), active and retired military, and educators; free students (through college)

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