Texas Border Business
EDINBURG, TEXAS – FEB. 23, 2016 – The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley will host a recital on Wednesday, Feb. 24, honoring the late Dr. Carl Seale, a composer, conductor and educator at UT Pan American for 30 years in the Department of Music and Dance.
The event starts at 7 p.m. in the John H. Shary Room of the University Library on the Edinburg Campus.
Seale, who retired from UTPA in 2001, died in 2014 after a 20-year struggle with Parkinson’s disease. He was pivotal in helping the Pan American Orchestra evolve into the Valley Symphony Orchestra. He helped found its supporting organization, the South Texas Symphony Association, and was conductor of the VSO for many years.
Seale’s body of musical composition was extensive, and included ballets, opera, oratorios, concert works for band and orchestra, and pieces for individual instruments. Many were composed for Valley entities, including UTPA, then McAllen International Museum, The Valley Land Fund and Quinta Mazatlán.
To honor Dr. Seale, his friends, former colleagues and students from UTRGV, the Valley Symphony Orchestra and Valley community will perform his works.
More than 30 musicians are expected to participate in the event.
An exhibit featuring many of Seale’s scores are on display at the library’s lobby through April 2016.
For special accommodations or more information, contact Kelly Leu at (956) 665-2623 or Kelly.Leu@utrgv.edu.