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November 11

  • The UTRGV School of Arts program presents the Aida Cuevas tour, “45th Anniversary – Yo Creo Que Es Tiempo,” at 7:30 p.m. at the TSC Performing Arts Center, 90 Taylor Ave. in Brownsville. She will be joined on stage by UTRGV’s Mariachi Aztlán. Tickets are $20 general admission and $50 for VIP tickets. To order tickets in advance call 956-665-3881. VIP tickets include pre-concert reception and preferred seating.

November 12

  • The UTRGV Piano Area Recital performance, Schumann and His Circle, begins at 7 p.m. and will be held in the TSC Performing Arts Center, 90 Taylor Ave., Brownsville. The annual UTRGV Piano Area recital will focus this year on the piano music of Robert Schumann (1810-1856), and composers associated with him, including his wife Clara Schumann, and works by Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn and Johannes Brahms. Admission is free.

November 12-13

  • South Texas College Theatre and Dance presents Blithe Spirit by Noël Coward at STC’s Cooper Center for the Performing Arts Main Stage Theater, 3200 W. Pecan Blvd., McAllen. Saturday begins at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5. Seating is limited; advance purchase is encouraged. Tickets can be purchased online at southtexascollege.edu/go/theatre. For additional information, special accommodations or for group rates, call 956-872-2301 or email jleal5@southtexascollege.edu.

November 13

  • The UTRGV Guitar Ensemble recital will feature music by Latin-American composers from Cuba, Mexico and Brazil. It begins at 3 p.m. at the UTRGV Performing Arts Complex, 1201 W. University Dr. in Edinburg. Admission is free.

November 14

  • The UTRGV Piano Area Recital: Schumann and His Circle begins at 7 p.m. at the UTRGV Performing Arts Complex, 1201 W. University Dr. in Edinburg. The annual UTRGV Piano Area recital will focus this year on the piano music of Robert Schumann (1810-1856), and composers associated with him. Admission is free.
  • A Cello Studio Recital of UTRGV students begins at 7 p.m. at the UTRGV Library auditorium, 1201 W. University Dr., Edinburg. Admission is free.
  • The next ART_oLoGy class hosted by the Edinburg Cultural Arts Division will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Dustin M. Sekula Memorial Library, 1906 S. Closner Blvd. All adults are invited to register for the free. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis and will be limited to 40 students per class. Supplies will be provided. For more information, call the library at 956-383-6246 or visit the City of Edinburg’s Cultural Arts website at edinburgarts.com.

November 14-15

  • A Nov. 14 performance by the UTRGV Wind Orchestra, Symphonic Winds, and Concert Band begins at 7 p.m. at the TSC Performing Arts Center, 90 Taylor Ave. in Brownsville. They perform again on Nov. 15 at the the UTRGV Performing Arts Complex, 1201 W. University Dr. in Edinburg. Tickets are $5 and available on utrgvarts.universitytickets.com.

November 16

  • Hear musical works written and performed by UTRGV Student Composers at 7 p.m. at the UTRGV Library theater, 1201 W. University Dr., Edinburg. Admission is free.

November 16 & 20

  • The UTRGV Percussion Ensemble offers two performances: Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. at the UTRGV Performing Arts Complex, 1201 W. University Dr., Edinburg, and Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. at UTRGV Brownsville’s Music, Science and Learning Center, One W. University Dr., Brownsville. Admission is free.

November 17

  • A program by the UTRGV New Music Ensemble begins at 7 p.m. at the UTRGV Performing Arts Complex, 1201 W. University Dr. in Edinburg. Admission is free.

November 18-20

  • UTRGV Theatre Department presents Moliére in the Albert L. Jeffers Theatre, 1201 W. University Dr., Edinburg. They bring French playwright Moliére’s wit to stage in a pair of short comedies – The Flying Doctor and Two Precious Maidens Ridiculed – for a farcical mixture of love, mayhem, trickery and more. Show times are 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets range from $5 to $15. Shows start promptly at the time stated; no late entry will be allowed until intermission. For tickets, go to utrgv.edu/theatre. For information, call 956-665-3581 or email the Theatre Box Office at theatreboxoffice@utrgv.edu.

November 19

  • Guest artist Raúl García, violist, performs at 7 p.m. at the UTRGV Performing Arts Complex, 1201 W. University Dr. in Edinburg. García is the principal violist of the Colombian National Symphony Orchestra. Admission is $5 and $10. Tickets are available at utrgvarts.universitytickets.com.

November 19-20

  • The UTRGV Opera Theater brings together favorite opera characters telling new stories in “Portraits” at the TSC Performing Arts Center, 90 Taylor Ave., Brownsville. Saturday performance begins at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m.  Admission is $5 with tickets available at utrgvarts.universitytickets.com.

November 28

  • One of heavy metal’s all-time great bands, Judas Priest, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year with the launch of a new North American fall tour. The band is making a stop at Bert Ogden Arena in Edinburg. The 50 Heavy Metal Years Tour also features Queensryche as the opening band. Doors open at 7 p.m., with the concert at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $44 to $129 and are available at the Bert Ogden Arena box office located at 4900 S. I-69 C, or at BertOgdenArena.com. For more information, go to judaspriest.com.

December 2

  • The Valley Symphony Orchestra’s beloved holiday tradition, A Touch of Frost, returns and again features the Valley Symphony Chorale andselections from The Nutcracker and Handel’s Messiah. New in 2022, tenor David Sadlier will perform, and new works including a full symphony and chorale performance of Mariah Carey’s classic, All I Want for Christmas is You, are planned. Santa will be on hand for pictures to spread holiday cheer. It begins at 8 p.m. at the McAllen Performing Arts Center. Individual and season tickets can be purchased in person at the MPAC Box Office, online at valleyorchestra.org, ticketmaster.com, or by calling the office at 956-661-1615.

2023

February 17

  • Pianist Haysun Kang performs with the Valley Symphony Orchestra for the Out of This World concert. This concert for family audiences will feature the bold and brassy music of the Pixar film The Incredibles as well as two movements (Mars and Jupiter) from Gustav Holst’s The Planets. Finally, Kang performs George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, a uniquely American composition that fuses jazz, ragtime, and bolero styles into one soaring work. It begins at 8 p.m. at the McAllen Performing Arts Center. Individual and season tickets can be purchased in person at the MPAC Box Office, online at valleyorchestra.org, ticketmaster.com, or by calling the office at 956-661-1615.

March 3-5

  • What happens when the minds of Picasso and Einstein come together – from the perspective and talents of actor and writer Steve Martin? Martin’s imagination explores the possibilities in the next UTRGV Theatre production of Picasso at the Lapin Agile. With a 1904 setting, they “debate their work, the nature of creative endeavors both scientific and artistic, and trade witty banter.” Show times are 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets range from $5 to $15. Shows start promptly at the time stated; no late entry will be allowed until intermission. For tickets, go to utrgv.edu/theatre. For information, call 956-665-3581 or email the Theatre Box Office at theatreboxoffice@utrgv.edu.

March 24

  • The Valley Symphony Orchestra presents Carmen y Mas at 8 p.m. at the McAllen Performing Arts Center. The concert features the music of the opera Carmen and special guests Mariachi Aztlán, the award-winning UTRGV-based ensemble. Accompanied by the full orchestra, Mariachi Aztlán will deliver a signature high-energy and passionate performance. Individual and season tickets can be purchased in person at the MPAC Box Office, online at valleyorchestra.org, ticketmaster.com, or by calling the office at 956-661-1615.

April 21

  • The Valley Symphony Orchestra season finale, West Side Story, is joined by powerhouse pianist Asiya Korepanova performing Edvard Greig’s Piano Concerto in A minor on a program that also includes selections from Bernstein’s masterpiece musical theatre work West Side Story. The Latin rhythms of West Side Story paired with Korepanova’ uninhibited high-energy style will close out the Symphony of Stars season on a high note. It begins at 8 p.m. at the McAllen Performing Arts Center. Individual and season tickets can be purchased in person at the MPAC Box Office, online at valleyorchestra.org, ticketmaster.com, or by calling the office at 956-661-1615.

April 21-23

  • Somewhere: A Primer for the End of Days by Marisela Treviño Orta brings the UTRGV Theatre 2022-23 season to an end. Follow the drama of Cassandra and her brother on a journey, both “bittersweet and magical,” as they make a road trip to the final destination of Monarch butterflies.  Show times are 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday.  Tickets range from $5 to $15. Shows start promptly at the time stated; no late entry will be allowed until intermission. For tickets, go to utrgv.edu/theatre. For information, call 956-665-3581 or email the Theatre Box Office at theatreboxoffice@utrgv.edu.

 

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