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17 WINTER TEXAN TIMES OCTOBER 26, 2022 COUPON $AVING$ Air Control A/C&Heating Inc. pg. 16 AmericanDiscount Hearing pg. 7 Costa Messa pg. 13 Pestpros pg. 16 Peteco pg. 6 Coupon Index In the second half, the Symphony performs Antonin Dvorak’s Symphony No. 8. Dvorak;s signature style of weaving big symphonic themes with folk and dance music delivers the true symphonic experience. Cheli’s playing has been described as “spontaneous, yet perfect, the best of how a young person can play.” His rapidly advancing career included his Walt Disney Hall Debut with the Colburn Orchestra where Cheli was “mesmerizing.” He gave his Carnegie Hall Recital Debut in 2019 and has had a busy performing and recording career ever since. He recorded his second CD on the Naxos label of the music Liszt/ Schubert, and was a performer, producer, and editor on a third CD of the music Erwin Schulhoff for the Delos Label featuring his collaboration on Piano Concerto No. 2 with Maestro James Conlon. The holiday tradition of A Touch of Frost, featuring the Valley Symphony Chorale and seasonal favorites, will be performed on December 2 at 8 p.m. Music will include selections from Handel’s Messiah and The Nutcracker. February 17, 2023, will feature an Out of this World performance. From larger-than-life heroes to the music of the cosmos, prepare for expanded horizons at this musical event for the whole family. Carmen y Mas will be performed on March 24, 2023. RGV favorite Mariachi Aztlan joins the symphony for an evening of Latin-inspired works including selections from the opera Carmen. The season finale on April 21, 2023, will include music from West Side Story. Star-crossed lovers and an all-star piano soloist coverage on this season finale program. Subscriptions are on sale and can be purchased online at www. or by calling the VSO’s office at (956) 661-1615. Single tickets for all concerts are also on sale. Patrons can receive the latest information and sign up for the VSO’s email list at, or by calling the VSO office Monday through Friday, 12 noon to 5 pm. For more information, visit their website at Their website also includes links to last year’s virtual performances. VSO From pg. 1 at the Gladys Porter Zoo front gate for $2.50 per person. On event days, tickets prices will go up to $3.50 per person. Zoo Members not only receive free admission to Boo at the Zoo, but they can also come into the event before everyone else. Members are allowed to enter Boo at the Zoo at 5 p.m. through the membership office, located in the Zoo parking lot. Members can pick up their free tickets at the membership office. Members will need to bring their membership cards and a valid driver’s license to receive their tickets. If membership cards were lost or stolen, please contact the Zoo office at (956) 546-7187 ext. 344 to purchase replacement cards. Parking for Boo at the Zoo is limited so arrive early, carpool, or have someone drop you off, so you can enjoy the festivities without delay. Special thanks to Boo at the Zoo sponsors McDonald’s, City of Brownsville, Brownsville Public Utilities Board, 5 News, XERV 9, Digital 101.5, Texas Gas Service, Texas State Representative Erin Gamez, Law Office of Aaron Rendon, Raising Cane’s, and Serrano School for helping the Zoo make this event possible. For more information, visit our website or call the Zoo at (956) 546-7187. BOO From pg. 5 Soloist Dominic Cheli Photo by Kathy Olivarez Entertainment news can be sent to