New Recital Series Launches Sunday at TAMIU

New Organ Recital Series
Launches Sunday at TAMIU

A new way to enjoy Sunday afternoons debuts this Sunday with Texas A&M International University’s “Summer Sundays” Recital Series at 4 p.m. in the Center for the Fine and Performing Arts (CFPA) Recital Hall.

This event is free and open to the public.

The Recital Series features performances by TAMIU students, area professionals and nationally known performers in many different performance styles.

Kicking off the new Series is organist Mario Benavides.  His program includes “Prelude and Fugue in D Minor” by Dietrich Buxtehude, “Pastorale” by Cesar Franck, “Paraphrase and Double Chorale” by Charles Tournemire, “Prelude and Fugue in C Major” by J.S. Bach, “Clair de Lune” by Louis Vierne and “Biblical Dances” by Frank Speller.

Benavides holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in organ performance from the University of Texas at Austin and is pursuing his Ph.D. this Fall, also at UT.

Future Series concerts feature Allen Treviño on July 22 and Fred Bahr on Aug. 5.

For more information, please contact Dr. Frank Grzych at 326.2649 or fgrzych@tamiu.edu or visit offices at CFPA 217C.

Beginning Thursday, May 31, University summer office hours are 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m. – noon.

Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at prmis@tamiu.edu