Welcome to Patron of the Arts' 2020-2021 season! During these times, we are made even more aware of the important role the arts play in our lives as they help us nourish our hearts and minds.

 

This season, our goal is to share inspiring art directly from the heart of the performing and creative arts at UTRGV, our College of Fine Arts. We are offering free online exhibits and performances from our talented faculty, students, and guest artists from various creative disciplines.

 

You can expect online-only events through the end of our season in May 2021 in order to ensure your safety and that of our performers.

 

We're excited about this, our most diverse season yet, and we hope you will follow us on social media and continue to be part of our community from wherever you are!

 

 

 

 

 

Cold War Recital

Premieres Friday, Mar. 12 at 7 p.m. CST on YouTube

 

Join us for a performance of Dr. Kenneth Saxon's Cold War Recital! The program is built around the Second Piano Sonata of Shostakovich and Aaron Copland's Piano Variations and includes music by Mozart, Rachmaninoff, and a newly commissioned work by Kawai Shiu.

 

The music is infused with poetry and texts that bring into vivid relief the voices of composers living in the shadow cast by the Super Powers.