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      Summer Concerts at UTB

      They are an independent organization of musicians who have as a mission to promote artistic excellence through the performance of great music in our community.The Concert Series will be held at the finest concert hall in town, The UTB/TSC Arts Center, which will begin Saturday, July 6, 2013, and continue every Saturday until August 10, 2013. Concerts will feature a wide variety of classical numbers along with exotic tangoes and the ever so famous tunes of The Beatles.Gotta love the classics, gotta love the tango, gotta love The Beatles!Tafffelmusik Strings Orchestra Summer Concert Series 2013 - UTB/TSC Arts Center " 7 p.m.Concert No. 1 - Saturday, July 6 - Gala Astor PiazzollaThis concert presents music from Argentina by Astor Piazzolla. Mezzo-soprano Valeria Ontiveros will perform exotic tangos and romantic ballads accompanied by the Taffelmusik String Orchestra and pianist Jesus Willie Morales. This performance, which will feature tango dancers, will be an outstanding opener for the first Taffelmusik Summer Concert Series here in Brownsville!!!Concert No. 2 - Saturday, July 13 - Carnival Des Animaux (Carnival of the Animals)The concert will open with German composer Carl Maria con Webber TMs Clarinet Quintet composition featuring Ivan Hernandez soloing on the clarinet accompanied by the Taffelmusik String Orchestra. The audience will be captivated and immersed in Joaquin Turina TMs dramatic The Bullfighter TMs Prayer. The mood then turns humorous, concluding with popular favorite Carnival of the Animals, by Camille Saint-Saens.Concert No. 3 - Saturday, July 20 - Baroque ConcertiRenowned pianist Dr. Rocafuerte will be performing on a harpsichord the Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 by J.S. Bach. The Taffelmusik String Orchestra will be joining the soloist in this familiar piece and will also be playing other enduring and inspiring Baroque works, such as Suite Abdelazer, by Henry Purcell and violin concertos by Antonio Vivaldi.Concert No. 4 Saturday, July 27 - Mexican ClassicsAn evening full of emotions and expressions will prevail with Taffelmusik String Orchestra and the music of Mexican composers. The romantic Estampas Nocturnas, by Manuel M. Ponce will be followed by the greatest Mexican popular standards, such as Besame Mucho, Sabor a Mi, Amorcito Corazn, and other endearing nostalgic reminiscences.Concert No. 5 - Saturday, August 3 - Night of Jazz GershwinPianist Jesus Willie Morales and Brett Marshall will be soloists for this momentous event. Mr. Morales will be performing Gershwin TMs showcase piano piece Rhapsody in Blue. Brett Marshall will be delighting the audience playing piano and singing a number of vintage Gershwin songs, including I Got Rhythm, Summertime, and Someone to Watch Over Me.Concert No. 6 - Saturday, August 10 - A Tribute to the BeatlesThis concert features the best of The Beatles. Talented recording artist, Ana Laura Chavez, will sing with Surrealistas, a group of up and coming talented musicians. The Beatles masterpieces will include Let it Be, Across the Universe, Hey Jude, and A Day in the Life. Their voices will be flavored by the Taffelmusik Orchestra and will highlight the closing of the Summer Concert Series 2013 in Brownsville, Texas.