2023-24 BRAVO! Series Includes Innovative Performers and Familiar Favorites

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – A long-running community jewel, the Furgason BRAVO! Concert Series at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi returns for a new season. Hosted in the university’s Performing Arts Center, a world-class facility that offers an unparalleled acoustic experience and a state-of-the-art LED screen, the 2023-24 BRAVO! Series includes 123 Andrés, the Queen’s Cartoonists, Galvin Cello Quartet, Marian Anderson String Quartet, and the Glenn Miller Orchestra.

Tickets for the full BRAVO! Series are available at tamucc.tix.com  or by phone at 361.825.ARTS.

PAC Director Jim Moore said each performance brings superb musicianship and cultural appreciation to the stage.  

“We’re excited to share some unique performances with TAMU-CC and the Coastal Bend. Each ensemble was selected in large part due to their singular approach to music and entertainment,” Moore said. “These musicians will inspire and electrify all who attend — from the music teachers and students learning to play these instruments to the longtime music lovers who know a remarkable musical performance when they’ve seen it.”

BRAVO! 2023-2024 kicks off with a special family-friendly weekend afternoon concert on Sept. 30 featuring the Latin Grammy award-winning duo 123 (uno/dos/tres) Andrés. A husband-and-wife team, Andrés and Christina have performed for audiences across the U.S. as well as in Puerto Rico, Panama, Mexico, and Colombia. There is no admission charge for children under the age of 3.     

On Nov. 9, prepare to be dazzled by the Queen’s Cartoonists, a New York City-based ensemble that performs jazz and classical music as a live soundtrack for cartoons of the past century.  

Looking ahead to 2024, the BRAVO! Series features two string ensembles that offer a notably distinct perspective on music — the Galvin Cello Quartet, playing on Jan. 25, and the Marian Anderson String Quartet, playing on Feb. 8.

Comprised of members from China, Brazil, South Korea, and the United States, the award-winning Galvin Cello Quartet explores the limitless range of a cello ensemble by bringing together new works from diverse cultural backgrounds.

The Marian Anderson String Quartet, an all-Black, all-female ensemble based in Bryan, Texas, will play its program, “On Being Enslaved.” The program includes works by Grammy winner Rhiannon Giddens, who also won the Pulitzer Prize for Music as a co-composer for the opera “Omar.”

BRAVO! wraps up with a return performance by the legendary Glenn Miller Orchestra on Feb 13. The seasoned 18-member ensemble plays an average of 300 live shows each year to keep the spirit of swing music alive and introduce new generations to the timeless tunes of the big band era.

For more information on the 2023-24 BRAVO! Series, including ticket prices, visit pac.tamucc.edu/furgasonbravoseries.