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March Performances at the Hylton Performing Arts Center with Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel; Linda Monson and Friends; Russian National Ballet Theatre; The Jason Bishop Show 

January 10, 2017
Contact: Press & Media Relations Coordinator (703-993-9808)

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(MANASSAS)—The Hylton Performing Arts Center announced today its schedule of performances for March 2017 as part of the Hylton Presents, Hylton Family Series, and Matinee Idylls events. The first offering of the month is a special Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel for families on March 5 that will feature many familiar tunes like Rimsky-Korsakov “Flight of the Bumblebee,” Gershwin’s “Walking the Dog,” and many more. The Russian National Ballet Theatre performs the achingly beautiful Giselle, a poignant tale of love and loss, on March 17. Master illusionist Jason Bishop visits Merchant Hall on March 25 for a clever and cutting-edge magic show that will amaze you with everything from card tricks to disappearing acts. Acclaimed international pianist Linda Apple Monson will delight in a Matinee Idylls concert on March 28. She will be joined by coloratura soprano Lisa Berger and pianist Anna Balakerskaia for an afternoon of solo piano, voice and piano, and piano duos. 

A full schedule of March 2017 performances is below. Unless otherwise noted, performances will take place in Merchant Hall at the Hylton Performing Arts Center located at 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, Virginia. Tickets are available for purchase in person at the Hylton Performing Arts Center’s Ticket Office (open Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.), by calling 888-945-2468, or through the Hylton Performing Arts Center website HyltonCenter.org

March Hylton Presents and Matinee Idylls Performances 

Hylton Family Series 

Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel 

Music for the Young and the Young at Heart 

March 5 at 2 p.m. 

Images: Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel 

This entertaining piano performance is a delight for anyone, musical novice or maestro, from age 6 to 86. Internationally acclaimed pianist Jeffrey Siegel has introduced audiences across the country to the beloved works of classical music with his Keyboard Conversations® series and its unique “concert with commentary” format. In this special presentation, learn the story behind the score of many favorite melodies, including “Flight of the Bumblebee,” Bartok’s “Diary of a Fly,” Copland’s “Cat and Mouse,” Gershwin’s “Walking the Dog,” and “I got Rhythm.” Bring the whole family for a delightful afternoon of music! 

Tickets: $15 adults, $5 children 

Hylton Presents 

Russian National Ballet Theatre: Giselle 

March 17 at 8 p.m. 

Images: Giselle 

From the joy of young love to the sorrow of a lover scorned, this romantic ballet is a poignant tale of love and loss. When a peasant girl named Giselle learns of a cruel trick from her beloved, she dies of a broken heart and is doomed to an existence of vengeance. Russian National Ballet Theatre brings this ballet to our stage with stunning costumes, elaborate sets, and all the grandeur of the Russian ballet tradition. Fifty graceful dancers from this world-renowned ensemble perform a ballet of heartbreak and passion conveyed through the unrivaled choreography of Marius Petipa. Experience the ethereal beauty from one of Russia’s most respected ballet companies performing this haunting ballet. 

Pre-Performance Discussion with a Member of the Company begins 45 minutes before the performance. 

Tickets: $56, $48, $34 

1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID beginning on March 7, 2017 

Hylton Presents 

The Jason Bishop Show 

March 25 at 8 p.m. 

Images: The Jason Bishop Show 

From disappearing goldfish to a woman floating into the air, this evening of dynamic illusions and clever magic is sure to knock you off your feet! Illustrious illusionist Jason Bishop brings his modern twist to astonishing acts of wonder through his witty personality, pop and rock soundtrack, and impossible acts like no other. Jason Bishop is a master of all types of magic, from intimate card tricks and sleight of hand to larger-than-life levitation and disappearing acts. Cutting edge tricks such as the unbelievable Double Levitation and Plasma Illusion quickly made The Jason Bishop Show one of the most acclaimed acts of its kind, leading to a Broadway run in November 2016. Get ready to believe the unbelievable in this evening of jaw-dropping feats! 

Pre-Performance Discussion with a Member of the Company begins 45 minutes before the performance. 

Tickets: $48, $41, $29 

1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID beginning on March 14, 2017 

Matinee Idylls 

Linda Apple Monson and Friends: The Art of the Piano 

March 28 at 1:30 p.m. 

Gregory Family Theater 

Images: Matinee Idylls: Linda Apple Monson and Friends: The Art of the Piano 

Join International Steinway Artist Linda Apple Monson and her esteemed colleagues for an afternoon of thrilling piano music. This exciting program includes works for solo piano, voice and piano, and duo-piano that are sure to rouse the spirit. Award-winning pianist Linda Apple Monson also serves as Director of Keyboard Studies at George Mason University’s School of Music, an All-Steinway school. Don’t miss this afternoon of inspiring repertoire, including Spanish masters Albeniz and Turina, German masters Bach and Beethoven, and Russian masters Prokofiev and Rubinstein. Monson will be joined by coloratura soprano Lisa Berger and pianist Anna Balakerskaia. 

Lunch Sponsor: À La Carte 

Tickets: $45 (12:30 lunch and concert), $25 (concert only) 

Other Events at the Hylton Performing Arts Center 

Manassas Symphony Orchestra: Musical Morsels 

March 4 at 7:30 p.m. 

MSO horn player Avery Pettigrew performs a smorgasbord of small works to delight your musical palate including James Beckel’s concerto for horn and orchestra titled The Glass Bead Game. The concert includes additional delights from Edvard Grieg, Jacques Offenbach, Carl Nielsen, and others! 

Tickets: $20 adults, $16 seniors, free to youth (18 years and younger) 

Mason’s School of Theater presents: The Fantasticks 

Book and Lyrics by Tom Jones, Music by Harvey Schmidt; Directed by Hayley Dandreaux 

March 9 - March 11 at 8 p.m. 

March 11 at 2 p.m. 

Gregory Family Theater 

Inspired by The Romancers by Edmond Rostand, The Fantasticks tells the charming musical tale of a boy, a girl, their parents, and the wall that keeps the lovers apart. The narrator, El Gallo, takes the audience on a magical journey as the boy and girl fall in love, grow apart, and discover the truth that “without a hurt, the heart is hollow.” 

A Talk Back/Q&A with the cast will take place after the production on March 10. 

Tickets: $20 general admission, $10 students, staff, seniors, and groups 

Manassas Ballet Theatre: Carmina Burana and More! 

March 10 - March 11 at 7:30 p.m. 

March 12 at 3 p.m. 

Usher spring in with a classic ballet and fresh premiere pieces including the famous score by Carl Orff with orchestra and accompaniment by a full chorale and solo vocalists. Company choreographers premier original contemporary pieces as part of the program. 

Tickets: $55, $45, $35, $25, $15 

Prince William Little Theatre: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike 

March 17 – March 18 at 8 p.m. 

March 19 at 2 p.m. 

March 24 – March 25 at 8 p.m. 

March 26 at 2 p.m. 

Gregory Family Theater 

Written by award-winning playwright Christopher Durang and winner of six 2013 Tony Awards including Best Play, this delightful comedy explores the relationships between three middle-aged siblings as they grapple with life now that their parents are gone. Throw in a colorful cast of characters and an entertaining evening is sure to ensue. 

Tickets: $20 adults, $17 seniors, $12 children 

Manassas Chorale: Voices United: Honor and Majesty 

March 18, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. 

The Manassas Chorale, the Voices United Choir with its guest conductor, and 20 of the area’s finest instrumentalists join forces to present a variety of sacred music. Some of America’s best composers and arrangers will be represented in this 19th Voices United Concert. 

Tickets: $20, $18 adults, free to youth (18 years and younger) 

Piedmont Symphony Orchestra: Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony 

March 26 at 3 p.m. 

Piedmont Symphony Orchestra presents the most universally recognized composition of all time, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. The PSO combines the soloists from the Maryland Lyric Opera, and the glorious sounds of the Reston Chorale, as well as members from numerous area choruses. Treat yourself to the scope and beauty of over 150 musicians and singers in this stunning work. 

Tickets: $50, $40, $30 

About the Hylton Performing Arts Center 

Dedicated to bringing a world-class performing arts venue to the Prince William region, the Hylton Performing Arts Center was born out of a partnership among Prince William County, George Mason University, the City of Manassas, the Commonwealth of Virginia and individuals and businesses in the private sector. Soaring more than nine stories and boasting a stunning mix of copper, glass and masonry, the 85,000-square foot center is home to two unparalleled performance venues for local arts groups and performers from around the world, as well as university-related activities. Modeled after the intimate European opera houses of the 19th century, Merchant Hall is a 1,123-seat multipurpose proscenium theater, which is encircled by 27 private boxes that rise three levels. The Gregory Family Theater is a flexible, 4,400-square 

foot space that can be configured for many different types of performances and events. In addition, the Didlake Grand Foyer, with its sweeping staircase, provides an ideal setting for community, corporate and social events. The Hylton Performing Arts Center, the only building of its kind in the area, has quickly become the cultural hub of Prince William County and the surrounding communities and is a shining example of civic collaboration and commitment to the arts. 

About George Mason University 

George Mason University is Virginia’s largest public research university. Located near Washington, D.C., Mason enrolls more than 33,000 students from 130 countries and all 50 states. Mason has grown rapidly over the past half-century and is recognized for its innovation and entrepreneurship, remarkable diversity and commitment to accessibility. Mason is also one of the best values in higher education, producing graduates who lead all Virginia schools with the highest annual salaries. 


Camille Cintrón Devlin
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703-993-8794 | cdevlin6@gmu.edu 

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