November 13, 2016
Hylton Performing Arts Center
10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, VA 20110
An Evening with Sierra Hull
The plucky and soulful mandolin player Sierra Hull brings her original, wistful bluegrass and folk-pop tunes to the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas on November 13 at 7 p.m.
Recognized at age 11 as a mandolin prodigy, and a recent recipient of IBMA’s mandolin player of the year award, Sierra Hull continues to astonish audiences and critics alike and collaborates with leading bluegrass and country musicians including Béla Fleck and Alison Krauss. A tone-true vocalist and performer of the highest order, she "plays the mandolin with a degree of refined elegance and freedom that few have achieved" (Béla Fleck).
Hull began playing on the Grand Ole Opry stage at the age of eleven. And before her twentieth birthday, she had recorded two albums, played at the White House, Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center. She became the first bluegrass musician to receive a Presidential Scholarship at the Berklee College of Music.
“Talent like hers is so rare” (Alison Krauss). Don't miss Hull's optimistic and powerful meditation on the mandolin!