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November 12

  • The 70th anniversary season of the Valley Symphony Orchestrawill take the stage for the first time in nearly two years at 8 p.m. The season begins with Antonin Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9, led by Maestro Peter Dabrowski at the McAllen Performing Arts Center located at 801 Convention Center Blvd. Ticket prices start at $25. Subscriptions for reserved seats are still available for all five concerts this season. Visit valleyorchestra.org for tickets.  For information, call 956-661-1615 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

November 13

  • Josiah Boornazian, saxophone, and Mark Ramirez, percussion, perform at 7 p.m. at the UTRGV Performing Arts Complex, 1201 W. University Dr., Edinburg. Admission is free.
  • The opening reception for “Volumetric,”a new Upper Valley Art League (UVAL) exhibit will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Kika de la Garza Fine Arts Center, 921 E. 12th St., Mission. The exhibit features the three-dimensional works of art created by UVAL members. Regular gallery hours are Wednesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  For more information, go to uppervalleyartleague.org.

November 12-14

  • The 28th Annual Rio Grande Valley Birding Festivalcontinues through the weekend at the Harlingen Convention Center. The Festival offers over 120 field trips, keynote speakers, afternoon presentations, The Birders Bazaar trade show, silent auction, a souvenir booth, and an art display with works created by local students. Go to rgvbf.org/#schedules to see the complete schedule. For more information, call the registration office at 209-227-4823.

November 13-14

  • The UTRGV Opera Theater studentswill perform at 7 p.m. on Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday at the TSC Performing Arts Center, 90 Taylor Ave. in Brownsville. Admission is free.

November 14

  • The UTRGV Clarinet Ensemble Fall Concertwill be presented at 2 p.m. at the UTRGV library auditorium, 1201 W. University Dr., Edinburg. It will be repeated at 7 p.m. at the TSC campus, 90 Taylor Ave., Brownsville. Admission is free
  • UTRGV faculty artist and pianist Dr. Brendan Kinsellawill perform John Cage’s Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano at 4 p.m. at the UTRGV Performing Arts Complex, 1201 W. University Dr., Edinburg. Admission is free.

November 15

  • The UTRGV Faculty Artist Series presents “American Voices,”with music by American composers. The 7 p.m. performance features Tido Janssen, cello, and Stacy Kwak, piano, at the UTRGV Performing Arts Complex, 1201 W. University Dr., Edinburg. Admission is free.
  • The students of Dr. Joel Pagán will perform at 7 p.m. in their Fall Viola/Violin Recitalat the UTRGV library auditorium, 1201 W. University Dr., Edinburg. Admission is free.
  • The next concert by the UTRGV Wind Orchestra, Symphonic Winds, and Concert Bandwill be held at 7 p.m. at the TSC Performing Arts Center, 90 Taylor Ave., Brownsville. Admission is free.

November 16

  • The UTRGV Low Brass Chamber Recital, with students of Dr. Haugeberg, will be held at 7 p.m. at the TSC Performing Arts Center, 90 Taylor Ave., Brownsville. Admission is free.
  • The Harlingen Concert Associationhosts the A Cappella group ReVoicedfor the first concert of the season at 7:30 p.m. at Christian Fellowship Church, 901 N. Loop 499, Harlingen. To purchase tickets or season passes, and to see the full schedule of events, visit harlingenconcert.com. Call 956-392-9757 for questions.
  • The UTRGV Wind Orchestra, Symphonic Winds, and Concert Bandperforms at 7 p.m. at the UTRGV Performing Arts Complex, 1201 W. University Dr., Edinburg. Admission is free.
  • The UTRGV Double Bass Studio Recitaloffers an evening of Chamber Music at 7 p.m. at the UTRGV library auditorium, 1201 W. University Dr., Edinburg. Admission is free.

November 17

  • UTRGV Guitar Ensembleperforms the music of Latin-American composers for guitar ensembles at the UTRGV Performing Arts Complex, 1201 W. University Dr., Edinburg. It begins at 7 p.m. Admission is free.

November 18

  • In the UTRGV Patron@Home Series, pianist Anastasia Dedik, features the old and new by Russian and Polish composers. It begins at 7 p.m. online at utrgv.edu/patron.

November 19-20

  • A performance of chamber operas and scenes from the UTRGV Opera Workshop will be performed by the UTRGV Opera Theaterin the UTRGV library auditorium, 1201 W. University Dr., Edinburg. Performances begin at 7 p.m. on Nov. 19 and 2 p.m. on Nov. 20. Admission is free.

November 20

  • Frontera Festis back on the lawn at the Skaggs House, home of the Frontera Audubon Society. Join in the evening’s festivities on the back lawn at 7 p.m. with music, food, drinks, games, a photo booth, and camaraderie. (Vegan food options will be available.) Two gift bundle prizes will be awarded in a fund-raising drawing – one for the men and one for the women. Tickets are $25 per person and are available at the Frontera Visitors’ Center, Valley Trophies, and The Boocha Bar and Taproom. Call 956-968-3275 or go to fronteraaudubon.org/blog/fronterafest2021 for information.
  • An evening of live jazz featuring the UTRGV Jazz Combowill be performed at 7 p.m. at the TSC Performing Arts Center, 90 Taylor Ave., Brownsville.Admission is free.
  • 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.

November 20-21

  • Latin American Ballets and the UTRGV Symphony Orchestracombine for a journey of Alberto Ginastera’s music written to the ballet “Estancia and Ineluctable…El Tiempo by Costa Rican Carlos Escalante.” Guest soloist is Dr. George Amorim performing Larsson’s Concertino for Double Bass and Strings. It begins at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the UTRGV Performing Arts Complex, 1201 W. University Dr., Edinburg. It is repeated at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the TSC Performing Arts Center, 90 Taylor Ave., Brownsville. Admission is free.

November 22

  • Duo Aldebaranwith Krista Jobson, flute, and Hector Rodríguez, guitar, performs at 7 p.m. at the TSC Performing Arts Center, 90 Taylor Ave., Brownsville. Admission is free.
  • The UTRGV Clarinet Studio Recitalwill be held at the UTRGV library auditorium, 1201 W. University Dr., Edinburg, at 7 p.m. Admission is free.

November 22-23

  • The UTRGV Percussion Ensemble Concertbegins at 7 p.m. on Nov. 22 at the UTRGV Performing Arts Complex, 1201 W. University Dr., Edinburg, at 7 p.m., and again at 7 p.m. on Nov. we at the BMSLC 1.217, 1 W. University Blvd., Brownsville. Admission is free.

November 23

  • The Beethoven Journey: A Piano Sonata Recitalwith Juan Pablo Andrade, piano, will be held at 7 p.m. at the TSC Performing Arts Center, 90 Taylor Ave., Brownsville. Admission is free.

November 28 & December 1

  • It’s “Home for the Holidays” when the UTRGV vocal and instrumental ensembles kick off the holiday season with a variety of classic and contemporary music and sing-along. Join in the celebration on Nov. 28 at 7 p.m. at the TSC Performing Arts Center, 90 Taylor Ave., Brownsville. Then catch the performance Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. at the UTRGV Performing Arts Complex, 1201 W. University Dr., Edinburg. Admission is free.

December 3

  • The Edinburg Chamber of Commerce and City of Edinburg will host the Annual Night of Lights Paradedowntown at 7 p.m. This year’s theme is “Rocking Around the Christmas Tree.” For more information, contact the Chamber staff at 956-383-4974 or information@edinburg.com.

December 4

  • The McAllen Holiday Paradereturns 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.
  • The IMAS Christmas Tree Forest, “Christmas in the Rio Grande Valley,”opens and the trees will be judged with an awards reception to follow on Sunday, Dec. 12. For more information, call Bertha Garcia at 956-605-2155. IMAS is located at 1900 Nolana Ave. in McAllen.

December 6

  • Dr. Krista Jobson, UTRGV associate professor of flute, presents a concert, “A Tribute to my Teachers,” in collaboration with pianist Dr. Dino Mulic and guitarist Dr. Héctor Rodríguez. It begins at 7 p.m. at the UTRGV Performing Arts Complex, 1201 W. University Dr., Edinburg. Admission is free.

December 10

  • Maestro Peter Dabrowksi leads the Valley Symphony Orchestraas 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 14

  • UTRGV Modern Band Ensembles and faculty bandcombine for a concert at 7 p.m. at the UTRGV Performing Arts Complex, 1201 W. University Dr., Edinburg. As the students learned new instruments, they made contemporary popular music of varied styles. The show features The Minör Revisiöns, a pop/rock band made up of UTRGV music faculty members. Admission is free.

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.

January 14

  • At 7:30 p.m. Huateque 2022brings together “Ballet Folklórico and Guests”for a colorful evening of dance at the UTRGV Performing Arts Complex, 1201 W. University Dr., Edinburg. Ticket prices are $15 for adults, $10 for students and senior citizens, and $5 for children.For more information, call 956-665-2230 or go to www.utrgv.edu/dance.

January 21-22

  • Spanish Nights 2022 Ballet Español, part of the UTRGV Dance Program, will be a two-night production at 7:30 p.m. at the UTRGV Performing Arts Complex, 1201 W. University Dr., Edinburg. Ticket prices are $15 for adults, $10 for students and senior citizens, and $5 for children. For more information, call 956-665-2230 or go to www.utrgv.edu/dance.

February 11-13, 18-20

  • Don’t miss out on the award-winning troupe of UTRGV Ballet Folklóricoin their annual production with Alegría 2022at the UTRGV Performing Arts Complex, 1201 W. University Dr., Edinburg. Performances dates are Feb. 11-12 and 18-19 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 13 and 20 at 2 p.m. Ticket prices are $15 for adults, $10 for students and senior citizens, and $5 for children. For more information, call 956-665-2230 or go to www.utrgv.edu/dance.

February 22

  • Actor, comedian, screenwriter and director Rob Schneider’s “I Have Issues Tour”is coming to McAllen at the McAllen Performing Arts Center. 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.

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 25-27, March 4-6

  • William Shakespeare’s tragic drama,Coriolanus, will be the next production by the UTRGV Productions Theatre players for six performances. All Friday and Saturday performances will begin at 7:30 p.m., and Sundays will be at 2 p.m.  The Feb. 26 performance will have ASL interpretation. It will be staged in the Allbert L. Jeffers Theatre house in the campus Liberal Arts Building South. For special accommodations, tickets or more information, call 956-665-3581 or go to utrgv.edu/theatre.

February 27

  • Actor, comedian, screenwriter and director Rob Schneiderbrings 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 6

  • The UTRGV Dance Program will hold the Dance Adjudication Festival Gala 2022at 5 p.m. at the UTRGV Performing Arts Complex, 1201 W. University Dr., Edinburg. Ticket prices are $15 for adults, $10 for students and senior citizens, and $5 for children. For more information, call 956-665-2230 or go to www.utrgv.edu/dance.

March 13

  • UTRGV Ballet Folklóricopresents their annual production of Alegría 2022 at the TSC Performing Arts Center, 90 Taylor Ave. in Brownsville, at 5 p.m. Ticket prices are $15 for adults, $10 for students and senior citizens, and $5 for children. For more information, call 956-665-2230 or go to www.utrgv.edu/dance.

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 1-2

  • The UTRGV Senior Dance Projectsspring semester performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Edinburg Performing Arts Complex, 1201 W. University Dr., Edinburg. Ticket prices are $15 for adults, $10 for students and senior citizens, and $5 for children. For more information, call 956-665-2230 or go to www.utrgv.edu/dance.

April 22-24

  • UTRGVUniversity Productionspresents Red, a drama by John Logan, at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday, with ASL interpretation for the Saturday evening performance. It will be staged in the Allbert L. Jeffers Theatre house in the campus Liberal Arts Building South. For special accommodations, tickets or more information, call 956-665-3581 or go to utrgv.edu/theatre.

April 29

  • The Valley Symphony Orchestra, under the direction Maestro Peter Dabrowski, will present the music of Star Warsin 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.

April 30-May 1

  • Seymour the Trollby David Carren rounds out the season for the UTRGV University Theatre. A production for young audiences, Saturday’s performance is 7:30 p.m. with ASL interpretation, and May 1 is a 2 p.m. matinee. It will be staged in the Allbert L. Jeffers Theatre house in the campus Liberal Arts Building South. For special accommodations, tickets or more information, call 956-665-3581 or go to utrgv.edu/theatre.

May 6-7

  • The UTRGV Dance Programgives the stage to the Faculty Dance Showcaseat 7:30 p.m. both nights at the Edinburg Performing Arts Complex, 1201 W. University Dr., Edinburg. Ticket prices are $15 for adults, $10 for students and senior citizens, and $5 for children.For more information, call 956-665-2230 or go to www.utrgv.edu/dance.

June 4-5

  • The UTRGV Ballet Folklórico presentsOuroboros: Re-Imagining Mexican Folk Danceon at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and for a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. at the UTRGV Performing Arts Complex, 1201 W. University Dr., Edinburg. Ticket prices are $15 for adults, $10 for students and senior citizens, and $5 for children. For more information, call 956-665-2230 or go to www.utrgv.edu/dance.

July 16

  • UTRGV’s Summer Alegría 2022is planned for 7:30 p.m. at the Performing Arts Complex, 1201 W. University Dr., Edinburg. Ticket prices are $15 for adults, $10 for students and senior citizens, and $5 for children. For more information, call 956-665-2230 or go to www.utrgv.edu/dance.

July 30-31

  • A combined production by UTRGV’s Alumni Company and Ballet Folklóricojoin their talents for Leyendas 2022to be staged at the Performing Arts Complex, 1201 W. University Dr., Edinburg. The Saturday production begins at 7:30 p.m. and at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Ticket prices are $15 for adults, $10 for students and senior citizens, and $5 for children.  For more information, call 956-665-2230 or go to www.utrgv.edu/dance.

 

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