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August 28

  • The International Museum of Art & Science presents their 42nd Collage Annual Gala. The black tie fundraiser will be held at the McAllen Convention Center from 6 to 11 p.m. with entertainment, dinner and valet parking. Tickets are $175 per person and $2000 for a table of eight. Sponsorships are available ranging from $1,000 to $25,000. Go to www.theimasonline.org for tickets and further information or call 956-681-2800.

August 31

  • Speer Memorial Library in Mission will host a book discussion on American Dirt. It takes place via Zoom at 5:30 p.m. in Spanish, and at 6:30 p.m. in English. A link will be sent to all who sign up. The library is located at 12th and Kika De La Garza in Mission. Free copies will be made available, while supplies last, to people who sign up for the book discussions. For more information, or to sign up for the book discussion, call the reference desk at 956-580-8754, or send an email to reference@missiontexas.us. The title is also available in English as an e-book at https://ebook.yourcloudlibrary.com/library/HidalgoCountyLS.

September 2

  • Pianist Eliza Folkert performs for the Patron@Home Series at 7 p.m. View the performance at utrgv.edu/patron.

September 9

  • Marco Schirripa, percussionist, will perform at 7 p.m. as part of the UTRGV Faculty Artist Series. It will be held at the UTRGV Peforming Arts Center, 1201 W. University Dr. in Edinburg. Admission is free.

September 11

  • The 9/11 20th Year Memorial Concert features the UTRGV music faculty with UTRGV Chamber Ensembles in a performance at 7 p.m. It will be held at the UTRGV Peforming Arts Center, 1201 W. University Dr. in Edinburg. Admission is free.

September 16

  • The Rio Grande Valley Detachment of the Marine Corps League is inaugurating their Marine Corps League Devil Dogleg Golf Tournament. To become an annual event, it will be held at Shary Municipal Golf Course in Mission. Registration runs 7 to 8 a.m., with an 8:30 a.m. starting tee time. The three-person scramble has an entry fee of $300 per team and $20 for two Mulligans with a maximum of four. The entry fee includes cart, fees, breakfast, lunch and goodie bags. Prizes range from $50 to $700. Sponsorships are available from $250 to $5,000. For more information or to sign up, go to rebrand.ly/devildogleg or contact Sean Downey at commandant@mclrgv.org or 956-566-0382 and German Garza at info@mclrgvorg or 956-348-9594.
  • Marco Schirripa, percussionist, will perform at 7 p.m. as part of the UTRGV Faculty Artist Series. It will be held at the BMSLC 1.217, 1 W. University Blvd. in Brownsville. Admission is free.

September 17-18

  • A virtuosic concert by Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán, named the “Greatest Mariachi in the World,” will be available to view for two days online at utrgv.edu/patron beginning at 2 p.m. on March 17. The performance, filmed in Tequila, Jalisco, Mexico, is part of the UTRGV Patron@Home Series.

September 18

  • In a Special Event Series concert at 4:30 p.m., Alium Spiritum and UTRGV Chamber Singers present a mini concert at the TSC Performance Arts Center, 90 Taylor Ave., Brownsville. Alium Spiritum, a Brownsville professional vocal quartet combines with the UTRGV Chamber Singers and area high school students in a 30-minute concert, part of the Third Annual UTRGV TMEA All-State Choir Workshop. Admission is free.

September 21

  • The 15th Annual Empty Bowls Luncheon and Silent Auction will take place from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Bert Ogden Arena in Edinburg. Local restaurants will provide tastings of their signature food offerings. It features music, silent auctions, and a drawing for a new Cartier watch or Louis Vuitton purse. One-of-a-kind ceramic bowls are included with each ticket. For more information or to sign up a business, contact Philip Farias, special events manager, at 956-904-4513 or by email at pfarias@foodbankrgv.com.

September 26

  • Rebecca Coberly, soprano, and Stacy Kwak, piano, combine for a performance at 3 p.m. for another program in the UTRGV Faculty Artist Series at the UTRGV Performing Arts Center, 1201 W. University Drive, Edinburg. Admission is free.

September 30

  • The September calendar for the Patron of the Arts line-up of events concludes with the Student Performance Series concert at 7 p.m. by the UTRGV Wind Orchestra and Symphonic Winds at the UTRGV Performing Arts Center, 1201 W. University Dr., Edinburg. Admission is free

October 3

  • The UTRGV Patron of the Arts announces the next Faculty Artist Series performance. Shoko Kinsella, pianist, will offer a recital including the 24 Preludes, op. 28, by Frédéric Chopin. It will be held at 3 p.m. at the UTRGV Performing Arts Complex (PAC), 1201 W. University Blvd. in Edinburg. Admission is free.

October 5

  • In the Student Performance Series, the UTRGV Wind Orchestra and Symphonic Winds will present a concert at the TSC Performing Arts Center, 90 Taylor Ave., Brownsville, at 7 p.m. Admission is free.

October 7

  • In a 7 p.m. Patron@Home Series performance, join pianist Anastasia Dedik, violinist Dr. Diana Seitz, and cellist Esther Seitz for a classical chamber recital featuring the works of Mozart, Rachmaninov, Turina, and Pärt. It can be viewed online at utrgv.edu/patron.

October 9-10

  • The UTRGV Symphony Orchestra returns to the stage with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8. Guest soloist Dr. Diana Seitz joins the orchestra in Bruch’s Violin Concerto in G minor and Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings. The concert is a musical tribute to the victims and those who have suffered their loss due to the Covid-19 pandemic. It begins at 7 p.m. on Oct. 9 at the UTRGV Performing Arts Complex, 1201 W. University Dr., Edinburg. The performance will be repeated the next night at the TSC Performing Arts Center, 90 Taylor Ave., Brownsville. Admission is free for both concerts.

October 11

  • Head to the UTRGV Performing Arts Complex, 1201 W. University Dr., at 7 p.m. for “Classical Meets Jazz: Picnic Suite by Claude Bolling.” The UTRGV Patron of the Arts pays homage to the legendary French pianist, jazzman, and composer Claude Bolling. Bolling’s work is a crossover of impressionistic harmonies with Baroque counterpoint and light jazz – covering the gamut of musical tastes and “something for everyone.” The performance features faculty artists Krista Jobson, flute/alto flute; Héctor Rodríguez, guitar; Juan-Pablo Andrade, piano; George Amorím, bass; and Lupe Barrera, drums. Admission is free.
  • Pianist Kenneth Saxon performs music inspired by the great outdoors with movements from Beethoven/Liszt’s “Pastoral” Symphony, Bartok’s “Out of Doors” Suite, Messiaen’s “Catalogue D’Oiseaux” and Roncal’s “Bolivian Cuecas.” The performance begins at 7 p.m. at the TSC Performing Arts Center, 90 Taylor Ave., Brownsville. Admission is free.

October 12

  • The UTRGV Double Bass Studio Recital, part of the Student Performance Series, presents Bottesini’s 200th Anniversary Concert, at the UTRGV library auditorium at 7 p.m., 1201 W. University Dr., Edinburg. Admission is free.

October 14

  • The Valley Symphony Orchestra offers a pre-season chamber performance of Mendelssohn’s Octet for Strings in E-flat major. Concertmaster Geoffrey Wong will lead the ensemble of eight musicians in this intimate 40-minute concert experience, and only 200 seats to be sold. Patrons can receive the latest information and sign up for the VSO’s email list at valleyorchestra.org or by calling the VSO office Monday through Friday between 12 and 5 p.m. All performances take place at 8 p.m. at the McAllen Performing Arts Center.

October 17

  • In a repeat performance, the “Classical Meets Jazz: Picnic Suite by Claude Bolling” concert will be presented at 4 p.m. at the TSC Performing Arts Center, 90 Taylor Ave., Brownsville. UTRGV Patron of the Arts pays homage to the legendary French pianist, jazzman, and composer Claude Bolling in a “jazz-for-all program.” The performance features faculty artists Krista Jobson, flute/alto flute; Héctor Rodríguez, guitar; Juan-Pablo Andrade, piano; George Amorím, bass; and Lupe Barrera, drums. Admission is free.

October 18

  • In the next performance of the Patron@Home Series, Dr. Anthony T. Marasco presents a concert of original works for live electronics. Incorporating computers, synthesizers, acoustic sound sources, and expressive controllers, he showcases the range of sonic musical expression possible through computer music techniques. The performance begins at 7 p.m. and can be found online at utrgv.edu/patron.

October 19 & 21

  • The UTRGV Master Chorale Fall Concert, “Bach and Better than Ever,” begins at 7 p.m. at the TSC Performing Arts Center, 90 Taylor Ave., Brownsville, on Oct. 19. Dr. Sean Taylor and Dr. Matthew Coffey lead the UTRGV choirs in a performance featuring music by J.S. Bach, Morten Lauridsen, Mari Esabel Valverdi, and more. It will be repeated on Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. at the UTRGV Performing Arts Complex, 1201 W. University Dr., Edinburg. Admission is free for both concerts.

October 22

  • Dr. Josiah Boornazian, saxophonist, presents an evening of his original improvised electronic jazz music along with faculty colleague Dr. Mark Ramirez, percussionist. It begins at 7 p.m. at the TSC Performing Arts Center, 90 Taylor Ave., Brownsville. Admission is free.

October 23

  • UTRGV’s student ensemble Mariachi Aztlán returns in concert, bringing their nationally award-winning Mexican folk music back to the stage. The performance begins at 2 p.m. at the UTRGV Performing Arts Complex, 1201 W. University Dr., Edinbrug. Admission is free.

October 28

  • The Patron@Home Series presents Duo Aldebaran – Krista Jobson on flute and Hector Rodríguez on guitar – at 7 p.m. in an online performance at utrgv.edu/patron.

October 31

  • The UTRGV Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble will present its annual Octubafest concert featuring the students of Dr. Scott Roeder in both large and small ensembles. Featuring original compositions and arrangements by UTRGV students, it begins at 2 p.m. at the UTRGV Performing Arts Complex, 1201 W. University Dr., Edinburg.
  • HalloFlute with UTRGV Flute Ensemble presents the annual Holiday Flute Ensemble concert with music to match the season at the UTRGV Performing Arts Complex, 1201 W. University Dr., Edinburg. The public is invited to attend dressed in costume. There will be candy for all and prizes for the best costume from audience members and performers on stage. It begins at 5 p.m. Admission is free.

November 4-7

  • Save the date and stay tuned for more information on the Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show’s First Annual RGLVS Fall Fest. There will be music, barbecue cookoff, food vendors, a carnival, mariachi competition, bull riding and more. It will be held on the RGVLS show grounds in Mercedes. Go to www.rgvls.com for more information.

November 12

  • The Valley Symphony Orchestra 70th anniversary season, led by Maestro Peter Dabrowksi, begins with Antonin Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9, also known as the “New World Symphony.” Patrons can receive the latest information and sign up for the VSO’s email list at valleyorchestra.org or by calling the VSO office Monday through Friday between 12 and 5 p.m. All performances take place at 8 p.m. at the McAllen Performing Arts Center.

November 20

  • The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) Department of Intercollegiate Athletics will host the inaugural UTRGV South Padre Island Battle on the Beach, featuring men’s basketball games between UTRGV and Northern Arizona as well as Texas Tech and Incarnate Word. UTRGV will face Northern Arizona at 2 p.m. Texas Tech plays Incarnate Word at 5 p.m. at the South Padre Island Convention Centre. A variety of ticket options and pricing are available online at UTRGVTickets.com or by contacting the UTRGV Athletics Ticket Office team of Seth Jones at 956-665-3877 and Carlos Muñoz at 956-665-3747 or through email at tickets@utrgv.edu.

December 4

  • The McAllen Holiday Parade returns to a live, in-person presentation this year, stepping off at 6 p.m. from the McAllen Veterans Memorial Stadium, 2001 N. Bicentennial Blvd. Coming back are the illuminated, animated floats, giant helium Macy’s-style balloons, marching bands, celebrity appearances and guests hosts, along with fan-favorite vuelta in designated zones on the parade route. Fans can win sweepstakes prizes before and during the parade and participate in the free, family-friendly Christmas in the Park festival and carnival. More details will be forthcoming.

December 10

  • Maestro Peter Dabrowksi leads the Valley Symphony Orchestra as they continue the VSO’s 70th anniversary season with the annual holiday tradition “A Touch of Frost” and the return of the Symphony Chorale under the direction of Dr. Sean Taylor. Patrons can receive the latest information and sign up for the VSO’s email list at valleyorchestra.org or by calling the VSO office Monday through Friday between 12 and 5 p.m. All performances take place at 8 p.m. at the McAllen Performing Arts Center.

December 17-18

  • The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced on Tuesday that the women’s basketball team will host the second annual UTRGV South Padre Island Classic, a four-game tournament featuring UTRGV, UTSA, Liberty and Grand Canyon at the South Padre Island Convention Centre. UTRGV will face UTSA on Dec. 17 at 6 p.m. and Liberty on Dec. 18 at 1 p.m. Grand Canyon will face Liberty on Dec. 17 at 3 p.m. and UTSA on Dec. 18 at 4 p.m. A variety of ticket options and pricing are available online at UTRGVTickets.com or by contacting the UTRGV Athletics Ticket Office team of Seth Jones at 956-665-3877 and Carlos Muñoz at 956-665-3747 or through email at tickets@utrgv.edu.

2022

February 25

  • The Valley Symphony Orchestra, led by Maestro Peter Dabrowski, presents “Dances of the Americas” showcasing dance music from across North and South America while featuring selections by Leonard Bernstein, Astor Piazzolla, and Richard Rodgers. Patrons can receive the latest information and sign up for the VSO’s email list at valleyorchestra.org or by calling the VSO office Monday through Friday between 12 and 5 p.m. All performances take place at 8 p.m. at the McAllen Performing Arts Center.

February 27

  • Actor, comedian, screenwriter and director Rob Schneider brings his “I Have Issues Tour” to McAllen at the McAllen Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. Ticket prices range from $3 to $195 and are now on sale to the general through ticketmaster.com, or stop by the McAllen Performing Arts Center box office for more information.

March 25

  • Maestro Peter Dabrowski concert will be a 70th anniversary celebration, as the Valley Symphony Orchestra welcomes returning soloist Daniel Saenz, a lauded cellist who began his music career with the VSO and now teaches and performs across the country. Patrons can receive the latest information and sign up for the VSO’s email list at valleyorchestra.org or by calling the VSO office Monday through Friday between 12 and 5 p.m. All performances take place at 8 p.m. at the McAllen Performing Arts Center.

April 29

  • The Valley Symphony Orchestra, under the direction Maestro Peter Dabrowski, will present the music of Star Wars in its season finale concert. Patrons can receive the latest information and sign up for the VSO’s email list at valleyorchestra.org or by calling the VSO office Monday through Friday between 12 and 5 p.m. All performances take place at 8 p.m. at the McAllen Performing Arts Center.

 

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