The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is kicking off the new year with the pageantry and beauty of the music of Mexico. 

The School of Music Patron of the Arts Series is presenting the nationally award-winning Mariachi Aztlán, together with the award-winning Ballet Folklórico, for three performances at the Performing Arts Center on the Edinburg Campus:

·         7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19 ·         3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20 ·         3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21 UTRGV Mariachi Aztlán has captured first place in numerous national competitions and has performed with renowned symphony orchestras and opera companies. 

The Ballet Folklórico has enjoyed national recognition with performances at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performance Arts in Washington, D.C., in 2012, 2014 and 2016.

Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the door, or online at of the Arts.

Call (956) 665-3881 for more information.