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 will offer 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 2020 in order to ensure your safety and that of our performers. We will communicate our plans for the second half of the season in 2021 with you after careful evaluation and implementation of safety protocols regarding the world pandemic.
We look forward to 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.
Seitz String Duo
From Our Family to Yours
Diana Seitz, violin and piano & Esther Seitz, cello
Premieres on Friday, October 16 at 7 p.m.
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Music has always been at the center of the Seitz family life. From birthdays and holidays to simple everyday fun, we relish those special moments of pulling up a chair (or a piano bench) and just making beautiful noise together!
In this program, we are sharing with you some of our favorite selections of classical music which always warm our hearts. From Telemann to Kodaly, we hope you enjoy this concert as much as we enjoy performing it for you!
Lucero & the Giants
By Eric Wiley
Premieres on Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m.
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Lucero and the Giants features ten mojigangas, or giant, Mexican street puppets, in a play about an immigrant family struggling to reunite and survive in the Rio Grande Valley. After facing many hardships, the family encounters and is ultimately saved by the magical puppets.
A project of the Latino Theatre initiatives, a student organization at UTRGV, the show was written and directed by UTRGV Professor Eric Wiley. It was produced in October 2018 by the UTRGV Department of Theatre at the Performing Arts Complex in Edinburg and at the TSC Arts Center in Brownsville.