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Matinee Idylls (2017-18 Season)

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Matinee Idylls presents a fantastic “menu” of distinguished musicians presenting a colorful variety of music—chamber style. These afternoons are sure to delight, with a luncheon prepared by an outstanding local restaurant, followed by a one-hour concert and a coffee and dessert reception with the artists.

Matinee Idylls:

Matinee Idylls: Soprano Soirée

  • February 27, 2018 at 12:30 pm

Enjoy a captivating afternoon of arias, duets, and trios sung by three acclaimed sopranos: Jennifer Decker, Kelly Glyptis, and Angela Knight. This talented trio with piano accompaniment charms in a program of musical treasures inspired by the artists’ favorite repertoire.

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

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Matinee Idylls:

Matinee Idylls: Virginia Opera: A Taste of Opera

  • April 10, 2018 at 12:30 pm

The Virginia Opera, honored by the General Assembly as the “Official Opera Company of the Commonwealth of Virginia,” presents a program of opera favorites performed by the Company’s talented young professionals of the Herndon Foundation Emerging Artists Program. Catch these rising stars in a program featuring highlights from Virginia Opera’s 2017/18 season.

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 Menu:

Mixed Green Salad w/parmesan peppercorn dressing
Cornbread w/butter
Rouse Ratatouille served over rice (vegetarian)
Penne New Orleans
Hummingbird Cake
Iced Tea (unsweetened)

Tickets:

Lunch/Concert/Dessert Reception Package: $47

Concert/Dessert Reception Package: $27

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Past Events

Matinee Idylls:

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

Matinee Idylls:

Matinee Idylls: The Washington Saxophone Quartet (WSaxQ)

  • November 14, 2017 at 12:15 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 12:15 p.m.* / Concert 1:15 p.m.*
Dessert Reception (following concert)
* Owing to a scheduling conflict that has arisen with the artists, we are changing the time of this performance as follows: lunch will start at 12:15 p.m. with the concert to follow at 1:15 p.m.

Tickets:

Concert only tickets are available for this performance. Tickets including lunch are no longer available for sale.

Lunch/Concert/Dessert Reception Package: $47

Concert/Dessert Reception Package: $27

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