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Hylton Presents:

The Martial Artists and Acrobats of Tianjin

Direct from the People’s Republic of China

  • November 12, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Merchant Hall

One of the best acrobatic troupes from China shows off its superior skill with thrilling acrobatics, circus acts, illusions, and mesmerizing demonstrations of martial arts. Accompanied by traditional Chinese music, more than one hundred acrobatic and martial arts performers take the stage in a vibrant spectacle of aerial stunts, juggling acts, contortion tricks, and feats of balance that are guaranteed to dazzle and delight. The Martial Artists and Acrobats of Tianjin is a favorite of audiences throughout the world, and has won numerous awards including the Silver Clown Award. Several of its acts also perform with some of the most renowned circuses in the western world. There’s plenty of excitement for the whole family!

Individual tickets go on sale August 1.

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$50, $43, $30

Matinee Idylls:

Matinee Idylls: The Washington Saxophone Quartet (WSaxQ)

  • November 14, 2017 at 12:30 pm

Celebrating more than 40 years together, WSaxQ is the most widely heard saxophone quartet in the country and is heard daily through recorded arrangements of the theme for National Public Radio’s program “All Things Considered.” Featuring music from Bach to Gershwin, this dynamic ensemble enlightens and entertains audiences with its musical mastery.

Enjoy lunch by an outstanding local restaurant followed by a one-hour concert and a coffee and dessert reception with the artists.

Lunch 12:30 p.m. / Concert 1:30 p.m.

Dessert Reception (following Concert)

Tickets:

Lunch/Concert/Dessert Reception Package: $47

Concert/Dessert Reception Package: $27

Individual tickets go on sale August 1.

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Hylton Presents:

Nobuntu

  • November 17, 2017 at 8:00 pm

Merchant Hall

The internationally acclaimed female a cappella quintet from Zimbabwe performs a stirring mix of traditional Zimbabwean music, afro jazz, gospel, and crossover in their first American tour. Their pure voices are augmented by minimalistic percussion, traditional instruments, such as the mbira (thumb piano), and organic, authentic dance movements. Named after the African concept of humbleness, love, unity, purpose, and family from a woman’s perspective, this ensemble represents a new generation of African women who celebrate and preserve the beauty of their culture and heritage through song. The ensemble was nominated for Best Musician of the Year at the Zimbabwe International Women Awards in 2015, and has performed at festivals and concert halls throughout Europe and Africa. Nobuntu gives “a vibrant and stunning performance full of sparkling energy” (Sunday Times–Passau, Germany). Don’t miss this beautiful and empowering concert.

Individual tickets go on sale August 1.

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$46, $39, $28

Hylton Family Series:

My Father’s Dragon

Presented by Enchantment Theatre Company 

  • November 18, 2017 at 2:00 pm
  • November 18, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Merchant Hall Family Friendly Event

How does nine-year-old Elmer Elevator rescue a baby dragon held captive on Wild Island? With pluck, chewing gum, lollipop sticks, and rubber bands, of course! In celebration of the 70th anniversary of Ruth Stiles Gannett’s charming adventure book, My Father’s Dragon, Enchantment Theatre Company brings to life the story of a compassionate and courageous boy and his unlikely friendship with a splendid yellow and blue-striped dragon. For nearly twenty years, Philadelphia-based Enchantment Theatre Company has produced original works based on classic children’s literature, using its distinctive blend of puppets, masks, creative scenic effects, and original music. “Everything about this world-class production is inventive and endearing; it fully captures the spirit of the beloved stories, the essence of childhood, and the imagination of the audience, both young and old. (Phindie.com, Philadelphia, PA)

Recommended for ages 5–10; Grades K–5

Tickets:

$15 Adults / $5 Children

Individual tickets go on sale August 1.

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Resident Arts Partner:

Youth Orchestras of Prince William: Blue  

  • November 19, 2017 at 3:00 pm

Merchant Hall Family Friendly Event

This performance begins with the youngest voices and instrumentalists and culminates with the prestigious Youth Symphony Orchestra, conducted by award-winning Music Director Anne Rupert. Join YOPW for a musical celebration featuring some of the most talented youth in the region. Complementary light reception at 2 p.m. in the upstairs Buchanan Partners Art Gallery.

Individual tickets go on sale August 1.

$20 adults; $12 seniors, students, and active and retired military; free to youth (18 years and younger)

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Hylton Presents:

Chanticleer: A Chanticleer Christmas

  • November 26, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Merchant Hall

“The world’s reigning male chorus” (The New Yorker) kicks off the holiday season at the Hylton Center with a concert of a cappella voices that includes classical music and popular holiday favorites. Chanticleer is renowned for the seamless blend of 12 extraordinary male voices, ranging from countertenor to bass, with their superior technique, sublime tone, and unparalleled musicality. Their original interpretations span period and genre—from Gregorian chant to jazz, popular, and contemporary music. The group, which has been praised by the San Francisco Chronicle for its “tonal luxuriance and crisply etched clarity,” has a long list of impressive accomplishments: sales of more than a million albums, winning two Grammy® Awards, being named Ensemble of the Year by Musical America in 2008, and induction into the American Classical Music Hall of Fame. Come savor these glorious sounds of the season.

Individual tickets go on sale August 1.

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$55, $47, $33

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