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Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra Presents An Evening with Doc Severinsen at the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 at 8 p.m. and George Mason University’s Center for the Arts in Fairfax Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015 at 8 p.m. PLEASE NOTE: THE FEB. 21 PERFORMANCE WAS RESCHEDULED TO APRIL 25, 2015 DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER.    

January 23, 2015
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PLEASE NOTE: THE FEB. 21 PERFORMANCE WAS RESCHEDULED TO APRIL 25, 2015 DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER.  

 

Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra

Presents

An Evening with Doc Severinsen

at the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas

Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 at 8 p.m.

and George Mason University’s Center for the Arts in Fairfax

Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015 at 8 p.m.

 

FAIRFAX, Va., Jan. 23, 2015 – Grammy Award-winning trumpeter and former “Tonight Show” bandleader Doc Severinsen teams up with the Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra to present an evening of high flying jazz music at two performing arts venues in the greater Washington, D.C. area, first at the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas on Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 at 8 p.m., followed by a performance at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts in Fairfax on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015 at 8 p.m. Pre-performance discussions, free to ticketholders will be held 45 minutes prior to each performance in the Buchanan Partners Art Gallery at the Hylton Center and Grand Tier III at the Center for the Arts (sponsored by the Friends of the Center for the Arts).

The fashionable Doc Severinsen graces the stage with vibrancy, flair and a smooth sound that never goes out of style. Severinsen served as the music director and bandleader of “The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson” for almost 30 years. Within a week of Johnny Carson’s final telecast on May 22, 1992, Doc and his band hit the road, and more than two decades later, they are still bringing their incredible musicianship and the iconic big band sound to audiences across the globe. Severinsen has released more than 30 albums, most recently, “Oblivion,” the latest collaboration with guitarist Gil Gutierrez, with whom he now tours in a group called The San Miguel Five, named for San Miguel de Allende in Mexico, where Doc now resides.

Joining Doc Severinsen and the Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra onstage is Kansas City-based soprano Vanessa Thomas who has showcased her seamless 4-octave range and impressive versatility in previous performances with Severinsen and his big band, as well as with Minnesota Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony, Lyric Opera Kansas City and Chattanooga Symphony. 

In addition to serving as the artistic director of the Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra, Jim Carroll’s illustrious career includes performances at Carnegie Hall, the White House, the Kennedy Center, Royal Albert Hall and the Apollo Theatre. A versatile performer and alto sax virtuoso, Carroll has performed with Michael Jackson, Nancy Wilson, Maynard Ferguson, Billy Taylor, Woody Herman and His Thundering Herd, the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra and many others. Active as an educator, Carroll is the director of Jazz Studies in the School of Music at George Mason University.

 

Program subject to change.

 

Novant Health is the 2014-2015 Hylton Presents Season Sponsor

at the Hylton Performing Arts Center

 

 

TICKETS FOR THE HYLTON PERFORMING ARTS CENTER:

Tickets for METROPOLITAN JAZZ ORCHESTRA’S “AN EVENING WITH DOC SEVERINSEN” concert are $50, $43 and $30. Youth Discount: tickets are half price for youth through grade 12. Visit the box office (open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.) or charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or visit HyltonCenter.org. The Hylton Performing Arts Center is located on George Mason University’s Prince William Campus at 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, Va., 20110. Free parking is available in the lot next to the Hylton Center. For more information, please visit HyltonCenter.org. Like us on Facebook at Facebook.com/HyltonCenter and follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @Hylton_PAC.

 

TICKETS FOR GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY’S CENTER FOR THE ARTS:

Tickets for METROPOLITAN JAZZ ORCHESTRA’S “AN EVENING WITH DOC SEVERINSEN” concert are $50, $43 and $30. Youth Discount: tickets are half price for youth through grade 12. Visit the box office (open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) or charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or visit cfa.gmu.edu. The Center for the Arts complex is located on George Mason University’s Fairfax Campus at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123. Paid parking is located in the Mason Pond Parking Deck adjacent the Concert Hall and FREE parking is located in university Lot K. For more information, please visit cfa.gmu.edu. Like us on Facebook at Facebook.com/gmucfa and follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @GMU_CFA.

 

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 Great Performances at Mason

Great Performances at Mason is a program of George Mason University's Center for the Arts, the professional presentation and production arm of the College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA). CVPA provides an academic environment in which the arts are explored as individual disciplines and interdisciplinary forms that strengthen one another. The college prepares students for careers as creators, performers, teachers, scholars, arts leaders and arts entrepreneurs. Understanding that an education in the arts is deepened by regular contact with the work of distinguished visiting artists, the Center for the Arts, the professional presentation and production arm of the college, welcomes a variety of professional and world-renowned artists, musicians and actors to its stage. Students have the opportunity to perform, create and exhibit their work in a wide variety of public venues including a 2,000-seat Concert Hall. CVPA is home to the Schools of Music, Dance, Art and Theater, as well as the Computer Game Design, Arts Management and Film and Video Studies programs.

 

About George Mason University

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with global distinction in a range of academic fields. Located in Northern Virginia near Washington, D.C., Mason provides students access to diverse cultural experiences and the most sought-after internships and employers in the country. Mason offers strong undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering and information technology, organizational psychology, health care and visual and performing arts. With Mason professors conducting groundbreaking research in areas such as climate change, public policy and the biosciences, George Mason University is a leading example of the modern, public university. George Mason University – Where Innovation Is Tradition.

 

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