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Welcome to Galveston Island Guide’s
Day to Day calendar of fun & cool events and things to do!

Feb
29
Sat
“An American in Paris” at The Grand @ The Grand 1894 Opera House
Feb 29 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Romance! Adventure! Gershwin! Who could ask for anything more! In post-war Paris, romance is in the air and youthful optimism reigns. Gershwin’s soaring melodies are matched by gravity-defying dance as the world rediscovers the power of love in this breathtaking production. Winner of four Tony Awards® and inspired by the Academy Award-winning film, this exquisite production features your favorite Gershwin songs, including “I Got Rhythm,” “Liza,” “‘S Wonderful,” and “Stairway to Paradise.” Pure joy! Tickets are $38-$108.

“An American in Paris” at The Grand @ The Grand 1894 Opera House
Feb 29 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Romance! Adventure! Gershwin! Who could ask for anything more! In post-war Paris, romance is in the air and youthful optimism reigns. Gershwin’s soaring melodies are matched by gravity-defying dance as the world rediscovers the power of love in this breathtaking production. Winner of four Tony Awards® and inspired by the Academy Award-winning film, this exquisite production features your favorite Gershwin songs, including “I Got Rhythm,” “Liza,” “‘S Wonderful,” and “Stairway to Paradise.” Pure joy! Tickets are $38-$108.

Mar
7
Sat
“One Night of Queen: Performed by Gary Mullen & The Works” at The Grand @ The Grand 1894 Opera House
Mar 7 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

In 2000, Gary Mullen won ITV’s “Stars In Their Eyes” Live Grand Final, with the largest number of votes ever received in the show’s history. The record of 864,838 votes was more than twice that of the runner-up. Gary began touring on his own and in 2002 formed a band ‘The Works’, to pay tribute to rock legends Queen. Since May 2002,‘Gary Mullen and the Works’ have performed throughout the UK, USA, Europe, South Africa, and New Zealand to sell-out audiences. The group has also twice rocked the prestigious BBC Proms in the Park. “One Night of Queen” is a spectacular live concert, recreating the look, sound, pomp, and showmanship of arguably the greatest rock band of all time. This show will ROCK you! Tickets are $25-$98.

Mar
13
Fri
“Beautiful – The Carole King Musical” at The Grand @ The Grand 1894 Opera House
Mar 13 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

“Beautiful” tells the Tony® and Grammy Award-winning inspiring true story of Carole King’s remarkable rise to stardom. From being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history, Carole King made more than beautiful music. She wrote the soundtrack to a generation. Revel in the sounds of “I Feel the Earth Move,” “One Fine Day,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” “You’ve Got A Friend” and the title song, ”Beautiful.” Tickets are $38-$108.

Mar
14
Sat
“Beautiful – The Carole King Musical” at The Grand @ The Grand 1894 Opera House
Mar 14 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

“Beautiful” tells the Tony® and Grammy Award-winning inspiring true story of Carole King’s remarkable rise to stardom. From being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history, Carole King made more than beautiful music. She wrote the soundtrack to a generation. Revel in the sounds of “I Feel the Earth Move,” “One Fine Day,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” “You’ve Got A Friend” and the title song, ”Beautiful.” Tickets are $38-$108.

Mar
15
Sun
Sundays at the Symphony Concerts @ The Grand 1894 Opera House
Mar 15 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The Galveston Symphony will perform three more concerts in our 40th anniversary season.
 
Orchestra fans are in for a treat on February 9 as Saeverud himself will perform Paganini’s First Violin Concerto
 
Then, on March 15, the concert program will include the world premiere of a new piano concerto by Saeverud’s father, Ketil Hvoslef, a prolific Norwegian composer and four-time recipient of the Norwegian Society of Composers’ Work of the Year award. 
 
And the season will end on a high note on April 19th, with Respighi’s rousing ‘Pines of Rome!’
 
Concerts are Sundays at 4 p.m. in The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice Street in Galveston’s historic downtown district.
 
The Symphony’s companion series, Moody Mansion Music, offers opportunities to meet visiting soloists. The up-close and intimate recitals are at 7 p.m. in the ballroom of Galveston’s beautiful historic Moody Mansion, 2618 Broadway Avenue.
 
For more about GSO, visit GalvestonSymphony.org
 
Sunday, February 9 (4 p.m.) | Trond Plays Paganini
  • Paganini, Violin Concerto No. 1 with Trond Saeverud, violin
  • Howard Hanson, Symphony No. 2 “Romantic”
 
Sunday, March 15 (4 p.m.) | Tchaikovsky: Pathétique
  • Balakirev, Tamara
  • Hvoslef, Piano Concerto No. 2 (World Premiere) with Andrew Staupe, piano
  • Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 6 “Pathétique”
 
Sunday, April 19 (4 p.m.) | Pines of Rome
  • Lili Boulanger, D’un Matin de Printemps, arr. JoAnn Falletta & Terrie Baune
  • Haydn, Symphony No. 94
  • Vivaldi, Piccolo Concerto in C with Peter Verhoyen, piccolo
  • Respighi, Pines of Rome
Mar
21
Sat
“YAMATO – The Drummers of Japan: Jhonetsu” at The Grand @ The Grand 1894 Opera House
Mar 21 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

A group of players start their performance by hitting a Japanese taiko drum made from a large 400 year-old tree. They move their whole bodies to strike the drum with everything in their souls, creating a powerful surge of energy. Live performances so full of intensity they overwhelm audiences by the beat of the music, the players’ bodies are uplifted in sync with the powerful sounds. This is the epitome of the Japanese spirit – a roaring sound that will make you experience new exciting adventures. This project is sponsored in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Texas Commission on the Arts. Tickets are $22-$72.

Mar
22
Sun
“The Rob Landes Trio: Gershwin’ at The Grand @ The Grand 1894 Opera House
Mar 22 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Delight in the music of George Gershwin as Grand favorite Rob Landes shares stories and reminiscences of Gershwin’s brief but brilliant life, drawing on tales of Gershwin music played throughout The Grand’s 125 year history! Rob not only is a consummate musician but a storyteller who weaves words and music together in his own special style. The Rob Landes Trio will inspire and charm you with the memorable music that is pure Gershwin! Tickets are $20.

Mar
28
Sat
“Viva MOMIX!” at The Grand @ The Grand 1894 Opera House
Mar 28 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Transporting audiences from their everyday lives to a fantasy world through its trademark use of magical lighting and imagery, MOMIX has thrilled fans in over 22 countries and has been featured on stage, screen, and television. In an endless search for another gravity, Artistic Director Moses Pendleton combines athletic dance, riveting music, outrageous costumes, inventive props, and pure talent to create an entertaining multimedia experience that will surprise, enchant, and astonish! Experience the Exceptional … Expect the Unexpected! This project is sponsored in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Texas Commission on the Arts. Tickets are $22-$72.

Apr
18
Sat
“The Texas Tenors: Honoring the Legends” at The Grand @ The Grand 1894 Opera House
Apr 18 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

The Texas Tenors share The Grand’s anniversary by launching their own 10th Anniversary Tour for the 2019-2020 season and creating a performance for The Grand that celebrates musical legends. Earlier this year, they were honored to be included among the top 50 acts in the world and the only vocal group from the United States invited to compete on NBC’s primetime series America’s Got Talent: The Champions. JC, Marcus and John filmed their second PBS special at The Grand and their most recent albums “Rise” and “A Collection of Broadway and American Classics” both debuted at #1 on the Billboard Classical Chart. The Texas Tenors are already “legends in the making.” Don’t miss this Grand performance! Tickets are $30-$91.

Apr
19
Sun
Sundays at the Symphony Concerts @ The Grand 1894 Opera House
Apr 19 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The Galveston Symphony will perform three more concerts in our 40th anniversary season.
 
Orchestra fans are in for a treat on February 9 as Saeverud himself will perform Paganini’s First Violin Concerto
 
Then, on March 15, the concert program will include the world premiere of a new piano concerto by Saeverud’s father, Ketil Hvoslef, a prolific Norwegian composer and four-time recipient of the Norwegian Society of Composers’ Work of the Year award. 
 
And the season will end on a high note on April 19th, with Respighi’s rousing ‘Pines of Rome!’
 
Concerts are Sundays at 4 p.m. in The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice Street in Galveston’s historic downtown district.
 
The Symphony’s companion series, Moody Mansion Music, offers opportunities to meet visiting soloists. The up-close and intimate recitals are at 7 p.m. in the ballroom of Galveston’s beautiful historic Moody Mansion, 2618 Broadway Avenue.
 
For more about GSO, visit GalvestonSymphony.org
 
Sunday, February 9 (4 p.m.) | Trond Plays Paganini
  • Paganini, Violin Concerto No. 1 with Trond Saeverud, violin
  • Howard Hanson, Symphony No. 2 “Romantic”
 
Sunday, March 15 (4 p.m.) | Tchaikovsky: Pathétique
  • Balakirev, Tamara
  • Hvoslef, Piano Concerto No. 2 (World Premiere) with Andrew Staupe, piano
  • Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 6 “Pathétique”
 
Sunday, April 19 (4 p.m.) | Pines of Rome
  • Lili Boulanger, D’un Matin de Printemps, arr. JoAnn Falletta & Terrie Baune
  • Haydn, Symphony No. 94
  • Vivaldi, Piccolo Concerto in C with Peter Verhoyen, piccolo
  • Respighi, Pines of Rome
May
1
Fri
The Temptations in Concert at The Grand @ The Grand 1894 Opera House
May 1 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

The history of The Temptations is the history of contemporary American pop. An essential component of the original Motown machine, that amazing engine invented by Berry Gordy, The Temps began their musical life in Detroit in the early sixties. It wasn’t until 1964, however, that Smokey Robinson wrote and produced “The Way You Do the Things You Do” turning the guys into stars and ultimately legends! Enjoy an avalanche of hits that include “My Girl,” “Get Ready,” and “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg,” and so many more when Otis Williams, Ron Tyson, Terry Weeks, Larry Braggs, and Willie Greene, Jr. take the stage. Tickets are $35-$125.

May
2
Sat
The Temptations in Concert at The Grand @ The Grand 1894 Opera House
May 2 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

The history of The Temptations is the history of contemporary American pop. An essential component of the original Motown machine, that amazing engine invented by Berry Gordy, The Temps began their musical life in Detroit in the early sixties. It wasn’t until 1964, however, that Smokey Robinson wrote and produced “The Way You Do the Things You Do” turning the guys into stars and ultimately legends! Enjoy an avalanche of hits that include “My Girl,” “Get Ready,” and “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg,” and so many more when Otis Williams, Ron Tyson, Terry Weeks, Larry Braggs, and Willie Greene, Jr. take the stage. Tickets are $35-$125.

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