Internationally renowned music artists featured in UTRGV’s November Patron of the Arts Distinguished Artist Series

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Rio Grande Valley, Texas – The UTRGV School of Music’s Patron of the Arts Series continues to bring world-class performances to the university and community.

The Distinguished Artists Series is presenting the internationally renowned Russian String Orchestra, American guitarist Andrew Zohn, and jazz singer Gabriel Royal in Patron of the Arts concerts in November.

“The Distinguished Artists Series brings the finest international musicians in the world to our UTRGV campuses in Edinburg and Brownsville, for the benefit of our students and community,” said Dr. Kurt Martinez, director of the School of Music. “The series serves to promote our excellent UTRGV programs in the community and recruit students to our excellent Fine Arts programs.”

Tickets are available online at

7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at the TSC Fine Arts Center, Brownsville

Founded in 1991, the Russian String Orchestra, from Moscow, Russia features some of Russia’s finest young string players. They have performed in 25 countries in North and South America, Europe and the Far East, and have recorded more than 30 award-winning CDs.

7 p.m. Nov. 5, TSC Fine Arts Center, Brownsville

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7 p.m. Nov. 6, Performing Arts Complex, UTRGV Edinburg Campus

American guitarist Andrew Zohn has performed concerts on five continents as a soloist and chamber musician. In addition to extensive touring throughout the United States, recent performances include venues in China, Argentina, Italy, Egypt, Malaysia, Germany, and the Netherlands.

7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, Performing Arts Complex, UTRGV Edinburg Campus

Singer and cellist Gabriel Royal was discovered while he was performing in the New York City subway. His music is influenced by Stevie Wonder, Burt Bacharach and John Legend – relaxed and jazzy.

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