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The Havana Cuba All-Stars Bring Cuban Nights to Northern Virginia: Hylton Performing Arts Center on Friday, October 14, 2016 at 8pm;  George Mason University’s Center for the Arts on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 8pm

September 22, 2016
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MANASSAS and FAIRFAX, VA, September 22, 2016 – The Havana Cuba All-Stars will conjure white sand beaches, swirling cigar smoke, and swinging Latin jazz in Cuban Nights at the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas on Friday, October 14 at 8 p.m. and George Mason University’s Center for the Arts in Fairfax on Saturday, October 15 at 8 p.m.

The program features Cuba’s most prominent musicians sharing their rich musical heritage, from the “Rumba” to the “Cha-Cha-Cha” to the “Habanera.” This exciting band brings an authentic Cuban experience, with rhythmic drums and castanets, wailing trumpets, and masterful acoustic guitar. Devoted to presenting the wide tapestry that exists in Cuban music — from Latin dance to soulful ballads — this concert presents the great musical traditions of the Cuban people.

 "The Asere Friendship Tour" is The Havana Cuba All-Stars' first-ever U.S. tour and celebrates the new open friendship between the United States and Cuba. Bringing the musical traditions of their forefathers to the States for the first time, the group's Spanish vocals, traditional songs, and sizzling rhythms will light up the stage and fill the hall with exciting sounds.

There will be a pre-performance discussion with Music Director Michel Pardron and Spanish Translator Rei Berroa on Saturday, October 15, 2016.

Ticket Information

Tickets for The Havana Cuba All-Stars “Cuban Nights” are $50, $43 and $30. Youth Discount Tickets (half price tickets for youth through grade 12) are available for this event. One free George Mason University student ticket available with Mason ID beginning on October 4, 2016.

George Mason University’s Center for the Arts Ticket Office

The Center for the Arts complex is located on George Mason University’s Fairfax Campus at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123. Tickets can be purchased in person at the ticket office, by phone at 888-945-2468, or online at cfa.gmu.edu.  Paid parking is located in the Mason Pond Parking Deck adjacent to the Concert Hall and free parking is located in university Lot K.

The Hylton Performing Arts Center Ticket Office

The Hylton Performing Arts Center is located on George Mason University’s Science and Technology Campus at 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, Va., 20110. Tickets available at the Hylton Performing Arts Center ticket office, by phone at 888-945-2468, or online at HyltonCenter.org. Ticket office hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free parking is available in the lot next to the Hylton Center.

About George Mason University’s Center for the Arts

The Center for the Arts is the centerpiece of performing arts on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University. Each year, the Center welcomes hundreds of thousands of community members into its 2000-seat Concert Hall for performances by renowned professional artists, accomplished faculty, and emerging student artists. Great Performances at Mason, an annual season of national and international artists, features the best of classical music, opera, jazz, world music, dance, theater, global music and dance, and more. As a part of George Mason University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts, the Center hosts many student and faculty performances presented by the Schools of Music, Theater, and Dance. The Center for the Arts is also the performing home for the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra.

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.