Guitar lessons will take place on Tuesday evenings from September 5 – November 7 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.
The minimum age to participate in guitar lessons or workshops with a parent is 9; the minimum age to participate without a parent in the room is 14; and the minimum age to be left at George Mason University without a parent on the premises during class time-only is 16.
Special offer:Drop in for an hour of music or bring a friend on the first Tuesday of each month! On September 5, October 3, and November 7 a free sample guitar workshop will be offered from 8 to 9 p.m. to anyone who wishes to participate. Please RSVP to email@example.com, especially if you would like to borrow a guitar for the workshop!
Sponsors: Music for Life; Potomac Arts Academy
Supervision of Minors on Mason Campus/ Property
Please be advised that due to University policies, NO minors under the age of 16 are allowed to stay on campus unaccompanied by an adult before or after regular program hours
Absences – Fall/Spring Group Classes
Please contact your instructor if you need to miss a class/lesson. Make-ups will only be scheduled when the class/lesson has been cancelled by the Public School weather announcements or by the instructor with prior notice. Hylton Performing Arts Center is not required to make up classes/lessons due to participant’s illness or non-attendance.
Withdrawal/Refunds for Fall/Spring Group Classes
Notice of withdrawal from instruction and all requests for refunds before classes begin must be made in writing to Hylton Performing Arts Center. Verbal notice or requests from students or parents cannot be accepted. A cancellation fee of $50 will be assessed for paying participants for all withdrawals from the class. Requests for withdrawal/refund made at least one week prior to the first class are 100% refundable, less the cancellation fee. Requests for withdrawal/refund made less than 7 days prior to the first class but BEFORE the THIRD class will result in a 50% refund of the tuition. There is no refund after the third class.
Refund checks will be issued through the Office of Accounts Payable at George Mason University, or through our online registration system (for credit card transactions only). Refunds are processed within 30 days of notification.
The Hylton Performing Arts Center reserves the right to cancel any class that does not meet sufficient enrollment. A full refund will be given in this event.
INCLEMENT WEATHER CLOSURE POLICY
Hylton Performing Arts Center will follow the George Mason University (www.gmu.edu) closure decisions for inclement weather. Please be aware that there may be times when Mason remains open and we decide to close due to weather concerns. In any closure event we will make announcements on the website as well as through social media.
Please continually monitor the website homepage and our social media channels for ALERTS!
Buchanan Partners Art Gallery
Exhibit runs through October 21, 2017
Utilizing personal and appropriated iconic imagery, Iconographic Visions instigates social and political change and evokes compassion as the artists’ works compel the viewer to confront the tumultuous political climate and social issues facing us today. Through colorful encaustic works, Julia Dzikiewicz challenges art lovers to explore a political landscape while being mesmerized by her mix of bold bright imagery and multi-layered three dimensional crystal and metallic elements. Michael Fischerkeller conveys his vision through meticulously wrought spray painted stencil work inspired by the tools and techniques of street artists and the imagery of pre-Raphaelite masterpieces.
More information about the artists can be found on their individual websites:
Evening receptions for Friends of the Hylton Center are held for the opening of each Gallery exhibition. Receptions feature hors d’oeuvres, wine or craft beer from a local winery or brewery, and a chance to meet each artist and hear about their work. Fall Gallery receptions will be held from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. on September 28, November 9, and December 6, 2017.
Consider becoming a Friend of the Hylton Center today for exclusive access to these receptions and more! Contact Jacque Connor at 703-993-7150 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Receptions will feature wine or beer from 868 Estate Vineyards, Bald Top Brewing, Crushed Cellars, and Otium Cellars.
Gallery Sponsors: Buchanan Partners Art Gallery
Gregory Family Theater
“The Art and Science of Making Beer and Wine.” Learn about the latest scientific and medical discoveries presented by University faculty.
This event is Free.
The Hylton Presents season opens with a lively celebration of classic hits from the 1950s to the 1970s. In an evening of unforgettable entertainment, Under the Streetlamp transports audiences back to an era of sharkskin suits and flashy cars with their tight harmonies and slick dance moves. Former stars of the Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical Jersey Boys, Eric Gutman, Christopher Kale Jones, Brandon Wardell, and Shonn Wiley exude the irresistible rapport of a modern day Rat Pack as they perform doo-wop, motown, and old time rock ‘n’ roll favorites. Enjoy popular hits from The Drifters, Roy Orbison, Nat King Cole, The Beach Boys, and The Beatles, plus a show-stopping salute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons that is guaranteed to bring down the house. A favorite of PBS audiences, this dynamic quartet comes to the Merchant Hall stage in an electrifying performance. Retro never sounded so good.
$54, $46, $32. 1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID on September 5, 2017
The 6th annual family-friendly arts festival features Arts Council members and other community performers and fine artists. Enjoy activities for all ages, multiple stages of performances indoors and out, plus food and craft vendors with items for sale. Come out and celebrate your local arts community! Free, no tickets required.
Please visit pwcartscouncil.org for a full schedule and list of participants.
Presented by Mike Wiley Productions, “One Noble Journey” tells two tales of slaves reaching freedom: Henry “Box” Brown who mailed himself to freedom in a wooden box and Ellen and William Craft who used disguise to travel openly on public transportation. The story of Henry “Box” Brown, an African American born into slavery in 1816 in Louisa County, Virginia, demonstrates the cruelty of slavery and its devastation to the heart and body. After his family is torn apart and parceled out to various beneficiaries of the estate, Henry devises an ingenious escape plan – sealing himself in a wooden box for shipment to friends and freedom in Philadelphia. This story also recounts the daring and miraculous quest for freedom of Elizabeth Craft and her husband William, who were born into slavery in Georgia and bravely traveled on public trains and steamers in disguise as they made their way up the Eastern Seaboard to Philadelphia. Presented by Mike Wiley Productions.
$22 adults, $20 seniors, $15 students.
Day of show: $25 adults, $22 seniors, $17 students
Spend the afternoon indulging in the sublime with Mannheim Rocket Orchestra as they perform works including Mozart’s Quintet for Clarinet and Strings. Under the direction of founder and clarinetist Richard Spece, Mannheim Rocket Orchestra is the premier period-instrument ensemble of Northern Virginia.
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)
Lunch/Concert/Dessert Reception Package: $47
Concert/Dessert Reception Package: $27
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