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Dominion Energy Veterans Guitar Workshop Series

2017 - 2018 Veterans and the Arts Initiative Programming

  • September 5, 2017 at 7:00 pm
  • September 12, 2017 at 7:00 pm
  • September 19, 2017 at 7:00 pm
  • September 26, 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

Under the Streetlamp

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  • September 16, 2017 at 8:00 pm

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.

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$54, $46, $32. 1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID

Matinee Idylls: Mannheim Rocket Orchestra

  • September 26, 2017 at 12:30 pm

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)

Tickets:

Lunch/Concert/Dessert Reception Package: $47

Concert/Dessert Reception Package: $27

September 26th Lunch Menu:

Mixed green salad with nuts and berries
Champagne chicken
Wild rice pilaf
Fresh green beans with toasted almonds
Rolls and butter
Assorted fresh baked cookies.

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Matinee Idylls 17/18

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