New Video Wall Adds New Dimension to Diverse BRAVO! Series 2022-2023 Lineup

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – A long-running staple of rich cultural programming in the Coastal Bend, the Furgason BRAVO! Series returns to the Performing Arts Center (PAC) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi for its 2022-2023 season with a generous mix of dynamic new artists as well as familiar favorites.

The BRAVO! Series lineup includes the film “Deep in the Heart: A Texas Wildlife Story”; violinist Ariel Horowitz and cello trio Empire Wild; M5: Mexican Brass, Michelle Mayne-Graves’ Lifeline Quartet; the return of the Glenn Miller Orchestra; and series closer Invoke performing live as a soundtrack to the celebrated 1926 animated film, “The Adventures of Prince Achmed.”

Tickets for the full BRAVO! series go on sale at Tuesday, Sept. 6, at 9 a.m. at  or by phone at 361.825.ARTS.

PAC Director Jim Moore said the new lineup promises to be the most dynamic series yet in a venue that boasts some significant renovations and updates.

“We did two stages of renovations,” Moore said. “We completely rehabbed our lobby – we added a new floor, and we brought in acoustic tiles so that you could have better conversations while you’re in the lobby with your friends and family.”

In addition, a new video wall was installed in the hall this summer.   

“We’ve already seen the wall used for a few events this year, and it truly has a stunning visual impact on any type of presentation,” he said. “More than one person has told me they can’t believe it after seeing it in action.”

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Additional details about the BRAVO! 2022-2023 Series:

“Deep in the Heart: A Texas Wildlife Story” – Thursday, Sept. 15, 5:30 p.m.
Shown in collaboration with the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, the documentary presents the story of Texas wildlife as seen through the eyes of wildlife species ranging from the blind catfish to the elusive mountain lion. The family-friendly film, which is narrated by actor Matthew McConaughey, boasts cinematography of diverse landscapes – from the highest peaks in West Texas to the aquifers, rivers, and bays, and deep into the Gulf of Mexico. Admission is free; however, tickets may only be picked up at the PAC box office. Limit eight per person.

Empire Wild and Ariel Horowitz – Friday, Oct. 21, 7:30 p.m.

Empire Wild is a genre-bending crossover trio founded by classically trained cellists Ken Kubota, Brandon Ilaw, and Mitch Lyon. Together as an ensemble, Empire Wild fuses the sounds of pop, folk, Broadway and more into their songwriting process. Hailed by The Washington Post as “sweetly lyrical,” violinist Ariel Horowitz is a prizewinner of the Grumiaux, Stulberg, and Klein International Competitions as well as the Salon De Virtuosi Career Grant.  

M5 Mexican Brass – Friday, Nov. 4, 7:30 p.m.

Since its founding in 2005, M5 Mexican Brass has established itself as Latin America’s most successful brass quintet. The dynamic quintet performed more than 1,000 concerts across five continents and are considered one of Mexico’s most active cultural ambassadors.

Michelle Mayne-Graves’ Lifeline Quartet – Friday, Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m.

Michelle Mayne-Graves and her Lifeline Quartet perform spirituals from the Civil War era and before, celebrating code songs written as reminders and guides for the Underground Railroad. These spirituals include hidden messages about maps, navigational strategies, and timing for enslaved people to escape toward freedom in the Northern States and Canada.

Glenn Miller Orchestra – Tuesday, Feb. 28, 7:30 p.m.

The world-famous Glenn Miller Orchestra returns to the PAC for what promises to be yet another superb evening fill with big-band sound and plenty of nostalgic flair. The present Glenn Miller Orchestra was formed in 1956 and has been touring worldwide ever since.

Invoke presents “The Adventures of Prince Achmed” w/pre-concert Q&A – Thursday, March 23, 7:30 p.m.

Returning act Invoke continues to dodge even the most valiant attempts at genre classification successfully. The multi-instrumental band’s original compositions feature hints of bluegrass, Appalachian fiddle tunes, jazz, and minimalism.