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FESTIVAL DE VIDA VERDE 2015

Ven a celebrar nuestro maravilloso planeta y a la Madre Naturaleza en el  Festival anual de Vida Verde, en una fiesta llena de diversión con muchisimas actividades y buena música para toda la familia, donde  podrás encontrar:

Animales vivos, desde tortugas a ocelotes
• Espectáculo de Aves
• Aventuras con Reptiles vivos

Dinosaurios George
• Cocina sana y divertida para niños
• Demostraciones de cocina y degustaciones
• Cuentos para Niños y Personajes disfrazados
• Eco-Arte y Actividades para niños
• Más de 70 expositores
•Teatro de Vida Saludable con actuación en vivo
• Arte en el parque que incluirá el trabajo hecho a mano para venta
• Música En El Parque
• Venta de comida
• Carrera de Wild Run 5K a las 7:30 AM

Fecha:          Sábado, 18 de abril 2015

Hora:            09 a.m.-4:00 p.m

Lugar:           Quinta Mazatlan

                    600 Sunset Drive
                    McAllen, Texas 78503

Precio:         $5 dlls adultos y $3 niños

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Festival de la India

Venga y aprenda la rica y colorida cultura de la India, durante el Festival de la India en IMAS. Usted puede disfrutar de los alimentos tradicionales, aprender sobre Rangoli Folk Art & Henna, ver la danza Bollywood y desfiles de moda de inspiración india. Habrá mucho más que ver en esta celebración increíble! El precio para este evento está incluido en el precio de la entrada general. Miembros del IMAS entran GRATIS

Fecha: Domingo 19 de Abril de 2015

Hora: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Lugar: IMAS International Museum of Art & Science

            1900 Nolana, McAllen Tx.

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Frozen-Disney on Ice en McAllen

Frozen Disney On Ice es un musical cautivante que lleva a la audiencia muy lejos hasta el mundo mágico de la nieve y de Arendelle. Cante y baile al ritmo de sus canciones favoritas y vea como sus personajes favoritos demuestran sus habilidades de patinaje increíbles.  Únase a las  hermanas de la realeza, Anna y Elsa junto con Olaf, Kristoff, Sven y los trolls místicos, ya que todos ellos descubren que el verdadero amor es el poder más mágico de todos.

Con Mickey y Minnie Mouse como anfitriones, usted estará seguro de ver una serie de invitados especiales. Va a ser realmente una experiencia inolvidable de amor y amistad con personas como las princesas de Disney y personajes de El Rey León, Toy Story y Buscando a Nemo.

Fechas:         Abril 22 a 24 del 2015, 7:30 p.m.

                    Abril 25 del 2015, 11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m y 7:30 p.m.

                    Abril 26 del 2015, 1:30 p.m. y 5:30 p.m.      

Lugar:            State Farm Arena

Nos vemos en McAllen!

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McAllen Chamber's Sizzling In The Tropics

Sizzling In The Tropics

Bar-B-Q Cook Off

Presented by H-E-B

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Live Music BBQ and more

$15 per person

Saturday, April 18th, 2015 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Mcallen Chamber 1200 Ash Ave.

For more information call 956-682-287

McAllen City Seal Art Contest

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The City of McAllen is looking for a design to create a new City Seal. The City Seal will be used on official documents, and may also be used on city flags, websites, official city pins, business cards, letterhead, awards, and other formal places.

The McAllen City Seal should be indicative of the history and culture of McAllen. It should be a design appropriate for multiple uses, from very large to very small.

To enter, go to www.exploremcallen.com/cityseal
and upload your design.

The winning design will be used by the City of McAllen. The creator of the winning design will receive $1,500  and recognition during an upcoming City Commission meeting.

Deadline to submit designs is April 30, 2015.

City Seal Design Contest Rules

  1. By entering this contest the applicant declares that all entries submitted are original artwork designed by the applicant. By submitting art, the applicant accepts sole responsibility for any infringement on copyrighted materials.
  2. There is no restriction on the number of designs
    a person may submit.
  3. There is no fee to submit artwork designs.
  4. All entries must be submitted online. Uploaded images must not exceed 1200X1200 px, and resolution must not be greater than 72 dpi. Acceptable formats are jpg, gif, pdf.
  5. The selected design will become property of the City of McAllen, with all rights assigned thereto in perpetuity.
  6. The McAllen City Commission will select the winning design. Decision of the City Commission is final.
  7. Applicants further declare that they are at least 18 years of age or have the permission of their legal guardian to enter the contest.
  8. The contest is open to all people who reside, work, or attend school or church in McAllen.
  9. The artist submitting the winning entry will receive $1,500.

10. By entering the contest, the applicant agrees to abide by the rules of the contest
as set forth above. All rules are final and binding.  Applicants further agree that if their design
is selected as the winner, winner will agree to the use of his/her name and/or image for promotional and/or  advertising uses for no further remuneration than the stated contest prize.

11. The City of McAllen, McAllen Chamber of Commerce, and their employees, and
volunteers, are not responsible for entries not received due to technical issues and accept no responsibility for technical support of entries.

Online Submission Form

Name_______________________________________________________________

Mailing address_____________________________________________________

City, State, Zip
code_________________________________________________

Email
address________________________________________________________

I certify that I am 18 years of age or older. _____yes       ____no

If younger than 18 years of age, name of legal guardian__________________

Legal guardian’s email address_________________________________________

Legal guardian’s phone number________________________________________

 

 

 

¨Chispas en el Trópico¨ BBQ Cook-off

La Cámara de Comercio de McAllen será sede del 4to. evento anual  "Chispas en el Trópico"  BBQ Cook-off patrocinado por HEB,  en donde los asistentes podrán degustar de los alimentos de todos los equipos participantes.

Fecha:          Sábado 18 de abril de 2014

Hora:           De 12:00 p.m. a 5:00 pm

Lugar:          Cámara de Comercio de McAllen

                    1200 Ash Av.

                     McAllen, TX.

 Costo:           $ 15.00 dlls. por persona

*Música en vivo.

*Entrada y degustación gratis a menores de 10 años, acompañdos de un adulto.

Compra de boletos en el tel: 956- 682-2871.

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IMAS 2015 Family Fun Night Activities

 

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Spring is in the air, folks, and the International Museum of Art and Science (IMAS) already has a full schedule of Family Fun Night events to make the remainder of your spring season memorable. A community favorite, these evening activity dates center on themed arts and crafts projects to encourage family time during the week. They're organized every Thursday from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM in the Old Art Studio at the museum to accommodate a family's busy schedule.

The Family Fun Night activity schedule for March is as great as ever! Bring the little ones along and get ready to explore your artistic skills with the staff at IMAS. Admission is only $2 per person AND supplies are included, however, seating is limited. Check it out:

April 2nd – Mini Baskets

Create your own eco-friendly mini baskets out of recyclable materials, just in time for Easter!

April 9th – Butter

Churn up some butter with this fun and tasty food experiment.

April 16th – Tinkering Butterflies

Personalize a beautifully artistic tinkering butterfly in just a few easy steps.

April 23rd – Rubber Band Ball

Keep your rubber bands in place and learn all about the wonders of elasticity!

April 30th – Jelly Bean Mosaic

Design your own unique and colorful mosaic out of jellybeans.

May 7th – Personalized Canvas

Learn about modern art by painting your own personalized canvas in this creative and artsy activity.

May 21st – Glue Gems

Make your own sparkly gems and jewels with everyday items in this bling-tastic family fun night event.

May 28th – Picture Holder

Create a unique picture holder to share all your memories in one place.

For more information please contact International Museum of Art & Science at 682-0123.

Expo Negocios McAllen 2015

La Cámara de Comercio de McAllen, los invita a participar en la “18a Exposición Anual de Negocios”  un evento líder, que mostrará las últimas novedades de esta práctica comercial y decenas de propuestas orientadas a emprendedores,  inversionistas y a todas aquellas personas  con interés en iniciar un negocio en el Valle de Texas.

“La Expo ha sido testigo de muchos casos de éxito que han crecido y que se han consolidado, por lo que seguiremos trabajando para que cada vez las empresas sean más favorecidas, fortaleciendo e impulsando a los emprendedores” dijo Iván González, Vice Presidente de Desarrollo de Negocios y Asuntos Gubernamentales  de la Cámara de Comercio de McAllen.

Algunas de los negocios que han participado durante varios años y han confirmado su participación en este evento son: Wells Fargo, CopyPlus, LFD Furniture y Commercial Kitchen, Nissan, GCS Security, y empresas regias como Aislacoat.

Fecha:          Mayo 7 de 2015

Lugar:            McAllen Convention Center, pabellón B

                     700 Convention Center Boulevard,

                     McAllen, Texas

Para más información favor de comunicarse con Michelle Rodriguez mrodriguez@mcallenchamber.com o 956-682-2871  www.mcallen.org.

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2015 Pan American Cello Festival

 

Friday,
  April 10

7:30p

Guest Artist Recital  Barbara Thiem, cello

UTPA Library Auditorium

  More
  information

Saturday,
  April 11

1:00p

Guest Artist Recital Tomasz Zieba with Stacy Kwak

UTPA
  Library Auditorium

  More
  information

Sunday,
  April 12

2:00p

Guest Artist Recital

Tulio Rondón, Baroque cello

George Amorim, violone

Tido Janssen, Baroque cello

David Bowen, harpsichord

Hector Rodriguez, Baroque guitar

UTPA Library Auditorium

Sunday,
  April 2 

4:30p

Festival Concert 

Festival Baroque Ensemble

Cello Ensembles

UTPA Library Auditorium

 

 

 

 

Tido Janssen, D.M.A.

University of Texas Pan American

Department of Music and Dance

APAC B 2.128

1201 W. University Drive

Edinburg, TX 78539

956-665-3475

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Valley Symphony Chorale in McAllen Presents

The Valley Symphony Orchestra Presents the European and American Classics (a Choral Concert) at First Presbyterian Church of McAllen

McAllen —Following the success of the first independent concert by the Valley Symphony Chorale last year at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, the Valley Symphony Orchestra is pleased to offer once again, an all-choral concert. The event will take place at First Presbyterian Church of McAllen located at 104 S. 12th Street on Tuesday, April 21st at 7:30 p.m. Fitting with the performance venue, as well as the long tradition of sacred repertoire that has enriched choral singing for centuries, the Valley Symphony Chorale will perform a variety of sacred music from Europe and the United States. Accordingly, the concert is entitled “European and American Classics,” conducted by Valley Symphony Chorale Director, Dr. David Means.

The famous “Sing a Mighty Song” by Daniel Gawthrop will serve as this concert’s overture. Gawthrop was born in Indiana in 1949 and is still living. Some of his pieces have become standard repertoire in church, high school, and college choirs in the United States. He was the Composer-in-Residence to the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra (of Fairfax Virginia), and won a composition grant from the prestigious Barlow Endowment for Musical Composition from Brigham Young University, his Alma Mater. The piece contains contrasting moods and compositional techniques that recall both contemporary U.S. compositions and European traditions (as may be seen in the fugato section of the piece), making it a fit opening for this evening.

The first half of the concert consists of European choral classics. It will open with the beautiful Renaissance motet Sicut Cervus by Palestrina based on Psalm 41: “As the stag yearns for springs of water: so my soul yearns for you, God.” Following this a cappella rendition, pianist Daniel Steenken will join the chorale for their interpretation of two movements from Joseph Hayden’s Lord Nelson Mass, one of the choral masterpieces from the classical era. After Haydn we’ll hear a movement from the last piece Mozart wrote for the Salzburg Cathedral before he moved to Vienna to try his luck as a freelance composer: the “Laudate pueri” from Vesperae solennes de conessore. This movement is an impressive marriage of the contrapuntal writing of the high Baroque style with the symmetry and formalism of the Classical style. Three settings of Ave Maria will follow, one from the Renaissance by Tomás Luis De Victoria, a contemporary setting by Spanish composer Javier Busto, and a Romantic setting by Anton Bruckner. The antiphonal piece for two choirs “O Filii et Filiae” by Volckmar Leisring (1588-1632) will then precede the beloved anthem “The Lord Bless You and Keep You” by contemporary British composer John Rutter.

While composers from the Western tradition have worked in the new World for centuries, only relatively recently have they attempted to cultivate distinctive musical idioms, particularly in the choral literature. This trend is reflected in the fact that many of the American classics in the second half of the program are living composers. Randall Thompson has had a distinguished musical and academic career, having taught at prestigious institutions such as the Curtis Institute, the University of Virginia, and Harvard University. The Valley Symphony Chorale will interpret his setting of “The Last Words of David.” Grammy-award-winner Rene Clausen currently works as conductor and professor of music at Concordia College in Moorhead Minnesota. His compositions and arrangements are well known and often performed by high school and university ensembles all over the country. “Set Me as a Seal” is based on a poem that can be simultaneously interpreted as secular and romantic on the one and, and as a religious and devotional on the other. It is based on a text from the Songs of Solomon: “Set me as a seal, upon your arm, for love is strong as death. Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it.” “At the Round Earth’s Imagined Corners” by Williametta Spencer will follow. The piece dramatically tells the New Testament story of the resurrection vividly depicted in a poem by John Donne. The concert will close with arrangements of a folk song and two spirituals. “Shenandoah,” arranged by James Erb, has become a representative piece of U.S. choral music all over the world. Moving from a homorhythmic texture to imitative polyphony, the music depicts the tranquil flow of the Shenandoah River. The introspective spiritual composed by Thomas Dorsey and arranged by Arnold Sevier “Precious Lord” will move the audience. Finally, the energetic arrangement of Elijah Rock by Moses Hogan will close the concert.

 

Don’t miss this event full of wonderful a cappella and accompanied choral music from both sides of the Atlantic, conducted by Dr. David Means and accompanied by Daniel Steenken. Tickets for adults and seniors is only a $10 donation with open seating only. For tickets, visit us at the VSO Box Office, located in the Chase (Neuhaus) Tower at 200 South 10th St., Suite 104 in McAllen -- open weekdays from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  Or call the VSO Box Office at (956) 661-1615 or online at www.valleyorchestra.org.

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