During these difficult times, we turn to music to lift our spirits and bring comfort to our friends and patrons. We're excited to share the musical talents of our School of Music faculty, students, and guest artists our Patron of the Arts Online Concert Series.

You can watch past performances right here! Make sure to to subscribe to our email list to receive weekly emails with information about upcoming concerts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Duo Aldebaran

This concert features UTRGV School of Music professors, Krista Jobson and Hector Rodriguez, who have given performances all over the world together as the flute/guitar duo "Duo Aldebaran."

 

 

 

 

 

UTRGV Mariachi Aztlan

 

This concert is a throwback to some wonderful memories from our nationally recognized mariachi program. Enjoy a sampling of performances of the UTRGV Mariachi Aztlan when they performed with the Houston Grand Opera in 2010 and 2012 and the Lyric Opera of Chicago in 2013 and 2015.

 

These are excerpts from the premiere performances of two original mariachi peras, Cruzar la Cara de la Luna and El Pasado Nunca Se Termina, both compsoerd by Jose "Pepe" Martinez with libretto by Leonard Fogalia. They were taped live during a television broadcast of Chicago Tonight! in Chicago, Illinois, in 2012.

 

 

 

 

 

Juan Pablo Andrade with the
University of Costa Rica Symphony Orchestra

 

This performance was part of the closing concert for the 2017 concert season of the University of Costa Rica Symphony Orchestra. The program chosen for that evening was dedicated to works by Beethovena nd featured his Piano Concert No. 5, known as "Emperor", and his Ninth Symphony.

 

It was presented at Costa Rica's National Theatre as the gala concert celebrating the 75th anniversary of the National Conservatory of Music (now School of Musical Arts of teh UCR), and the 120th anniversary of Costa Rica's National Theatre. Dr. Juan Pablo Andrade, as distinguished alumni of that institution, was invited as the soloist.

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Diana Seitz
A Refugee's Journey from Carnegie Hall

 

Dr. Seitz came to America in 1993 as a refugee. She landed in the United States with only her violin and her mother's famous pots and pans. While there were many moments when it would have been easy to give up, she continued to believe in her dreams and pursue her passion. Dr. Seitz shares her journey from carnage to Carnegie Hall.

 

This talk was presented to a local audience at TEDxMcAllen, an independent event.

 

 

 

 

 

UTRGV Opera Theater Presents
Carmen in Spanish, Part 1

 

Join us for this special two-night performance as UTRGV Opera Theater presents one of the greatest operas of all time, "Carmen," featuring music and spoken dialogue in Spanish. Set in 1820 in Sevilla, Spain, it is offered in opera comique style - that is, with spoken rather than sung dialogue. It's a simple plot - boy gets girls, boy loses girl, boy gets revenge - but the wonderful, dramatic melodies made this 1875 opera the most performance in the world. Almost everyone can hum the Habanera and Toreador Song.

 

 

 

 

 

 

UTRGV Opera Theater Presents
Carmen in Spanish, Part 2

 

Join us for this special two-night performance as UTRGV Opera Theater presents one of the greatest operas of all time, "Carmen," featuring music and spoken dialogue in Spanish. Set in 1820 in Sevilla, Spain, it is offered in opera comique style - that is, with spoken rather than sung dialogue. It's a simple plot - boy gets girls, boy loses girl, boy gets revenge - but the wonderful, dramatic melodies made this 1875 opera the most performance in the world. Almost everyone can hum the Habanera and Toreador Song.

 

 

 

 

 

 

UTRGV Symphony Orchestra

 

This is a performance by the UTRGV Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of South Texas College's Assistant Dean for Fine and Performing Arts, William Buhidar. Watch as the symphony orchestra performs Mozart’s Symphony No. 35 “Haffner”, K. 385 and Brahms’ Symphony No. 2 in D Major, two exciting and inspiring compositions considered standard works found on any professional symphony orchestra’s performance list.

 

 

 

 

 

J.S. Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier
Brendan Kinsella, Piano

 

Faculty Artist Dr. Brendan Kinsella offers the perfect stay-at-home listening experience: J.S. Bach's complete Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I. Lasting nearly two hours, this monumental collection of Preludes and Fugues ranges in character from hushed reverence to energetic dances that are sure to delight and inspire.

 

 

 

 

 

UTRGV Wind Ensemble featuring Dr. Mark J. Ramirez

 

Please enjoy a performance of Joseph Schwantner's "Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra" by the UTRGV Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Saul Torres, featuring Dr. Mark J. Ramirez!

 

 

 

 

 

Movie Night with Patron featuring the UTRGV Wind Orchestra

 

Grab your popcorn and join us as the UTRGV Wind Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Saul Torres, performs music from West Side Story and The Lord of the Rings!