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Matinee Idylls (2016-17 Season)

Series Prices: $162.00 for 4 events | ORDER
Includes Lunch with all 4 performances

Matinee Idylls:

Matinee Idylls: Mason Jazz: Minding the Drums in Congo Square

  • October 4, 2016 at 1:30 pm

Gregory Family Theater

Mason Jazz hits the road to map the musical migration of "America's Classical Music": jazz. This musical journey travels from its birthplace of New Orleans to Chicago's roaring 1920's music scene to the swingin' "cradle of jazz" in Kansas City, and other legendary jazz cities. Sax virtuoso Jim Carroll leads the premier Mason Jazz Chamber Ensemble comprising faculty and students in a program that features songstress extraordinaire, Darden Purcell.

Lunch Sponsor: Mum Mum

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

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Matinee Idylls:

Matinee Idylls: Marcolivia: Symphonic Conversations

  • November 1, 2016 at 1:30 pm

Gregory Family Theater

For this captivating program, the violin-viola duo of Marcolivia – Olivia Hajioff and Marc Ramirez – is joined by cellist Vasily Popov and pianist Ralitza Patcheva to explore works by Brahms and Robert Fuchs. The program includes Brahms’ C minor Piano Quartet and Fuchs’ charming duos. The artists will also speak about the music they perform in this concert.

Lunch Provided and Sponsored by Grafton Street:
Autumn Salad: Organic Greens, Blue Cheese, Cherry Tomato, Cranberry Vinaigrette
Baked Zucchini Bread
Slow Roasted Turkey Breast with Pan Jus & Cranberry Sauce
Brown Sugar Glazed Virginia Ham
Pan Roasted Atlantic Salmon with Citrus Butter Sauce
Candied Yams - French Beans Almondine - Whipped Chive Potato
Pecan Pie with Bourbon Butterscotch Sauce

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

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Supported in part by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts

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Matinee Idylls:

Matinee Idylls: A Belated Valentine

Featuring Virginia Opera
Ute Gfrerer, soprano
Adam Turner, piano

  • February 21, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Gregory Family Theater

Please note that this program has been changed.  It was originally “A Taste of Opera”.

Celebrate a belated Valentine’s Day with the dynamic musical duo Ute Gfrerer and Adam Turner in an afternoon of cabaret fare reminiscent of the smoky, sultry performance style of Marlene Dietrich and Edith Piaf. From "La Vie En Rose" to "Falling in Love Again"  Virginia Opera star Ute Gfrerer's vocals enthrall with Virginia Opera Maestro Adam Turner at the piano.

Lunch Sponsor: À La Carte

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

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Matinee Idylls:

Matinee Idylls: Linda Apple Monson and Friends

The Art of the Piano

  • March 28, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Gregory Family Theater

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.  In addition, Mason composer Glenn Smith's solo piano work "Dhirling Wervish Phantasy" (composed for Monson in 2009) will be performed. Monson will be joined by coloratura soprano Lisa Berger; lyric tenor, Seong Nam; and pianist Anna Balakerskaia.

Lunch Buffet Menu:

Honey Orange Rosemary Chicken (served warm over greens)
Bone-in chicken breast marinated with fresh rosemary, orange & honey, roasted and deglazed with pan juices, served over homegrown greens & arugula with grilled red onion and orange segments

Andean Quinoa Salad
Quinoa and red rice salad with poblano, black beans, diced peppers, fresh lime juice and green onions

A Taste of the South Bread Basket
Sweet potato biscuits, cheddar chive corn muffins and Gluten Free Brazilian cheese bread with honey butter on the side

Lunch Sponsor: À La Carte

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

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