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December 2

  • The Valley Symphony Orchestra’s beloved holiday tradition, A Touch of Frost, returns and again features the Valley Symphony Chorale and selections 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.
  • The Edinburg Night of Lights Parade, “A Storybook Christmas,” kicks off at 7 p.m. The lighted parade features decorated floats and a visit from Santa Claus. The parade route will be along N. Closner Blvd. beginning at the corner of Mark S. Pena Dr. and N. Closner Blvd. at Richard Flores Stadium and ends on the corner of W. McIntyre St. and N. Closner Blvd at the Museum of South Texas History. For more information on Edinburg Night of Lights or to sign up for a parade entry, call the Edinburg Chamber at 956-383-4974 or visit edinburg.com.
  • Experience the fun of the works by the combined performance of the UTRGV Modern Band Ensembles and faculty band at 7 p.m. at the UTRGV Performing Arts Complex, 1201 W. University Dr., Edinburg. These groups comprise students learning new instruments and making contemporary popular music of varied styles. The show will also feature The Minör Revisiöns, a pop/rock band made up of UTRGV music faculty members. Admission is free.

December 2-3, 8-10

  • The Veterans Memorial High School Harlequin Drama Club presents “School of Rock – The Musical,”at the VMHS Performing Arts Center, 700 E. Two Mile Rd, Mission. Performances begin at 7 p.m. on each date, and tickets will be sold prior to each performance on the respective dates at the door starting at 6:30 p.m. Student tickets are $5. General public tickets will be $10.

December 3

  • The International Museum of Art & Science, 1900 W. Nolana Ave. in McAllen, presents the exhibition “Life in One Cubic Foot.”It will be on view through Feb. 6, 2023. The exhibition is organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in collaboration with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. The exhibit is included in the regular price of admission.For information on IMAS, go to theimasonline.org or call 956-681-2800. For more information about the exhibit visit naturalhistory.si.edu.
  • This year’s Annual Christmas Tree Forest opens at the International Museum of Art & Science and celebrates “An International Christmas.” It is organized and supported by the IMAS Guild. It will be on display through Dec. 31 and is included in the regular museum admission. IMAS is located at 1900 W. Nolana in McAllen. Call 956-681-2800 for information.

December 4

  • The International Museum of Art & Science will host an opening reception for the Biodiversity Festival to celebrate the variety of life on Earth. Explore biodiversity through hands-on activities, visit the Smithsonian exhibition “Life in One Cubic Foot,” engage with community organizations, and shop at the Market at the Museum. Participating community organizations include UTRGV Soil Ecology Lab, Estero Llano Grande State Park, and more. The event will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. with a special early Member’s Hour from 12 to 1 p.m. The museum is located at 1900 W. Nolana in McAllen. Call 956-681-2800 for information.
  • The UTRGV Horn Choir performs at 3 p.m. at the UTRGV Performing Arts Complex, 1201 W. University Dr. in Edinburg. Admission is free.

December 5

  • The UTRGV Viola Studio Recital will begin at 7 p.m. at the UTRGV Library, 1201 W. University Dr. in Edinburg. Admission is free.

December 6

  • The Sounds of the Season choir performance begins at 7 p.m. at the UTRGV Performing Arts Complex, 1201 W. University Dr. in Edinburg. Admission is $5 to $10 and tickets are available at utrgvarts.universitytickets.com.

December 10

  • The UTRGV Opera Theater will perform at 3 p.m. at the UTRGV Library 1201 W. University Dr. in Edinburg. This is a performance of the UTRGV Opera Theater workshop’s fall production under the direction of Dr. David Sadlier. Admission is $5 and tickets are available at utrgvarts.universitytickets.com.
  • Make it a brass Christmas celebration and attend the Tromboliday/Merry LowBrassMas performance at 7 p.m. at the TSC Performing Arts Center, 90 Taylor Ave. in Brownsville. Admission is free.

December 11

  • The UTRGV Youth Symphony Orchestra will present its fall concert featuring young performers from school music programs from across the Rio Grande Valley. It begins at 6 p.m. at the UTRGV Performing Arts Complex, 1201 W. University Dr. in Edinburg. Admission is $5 to $10 and tickets are available at utrgvarts.universitytickets.com.

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 Day sby 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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