2018-2019 Galveston Symphony Orchestra:
Classical Music on the Island
The Galveston Symphony Orchestra provides quality classical music, inspiring audiences and musicians alike, with a strong commitment to artistic excellence and community involvement. All performances will be at the The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Downtown Galveston.
For tickets or more info go to galvestonsymphony.org. For more information about the Galveston Symphony Orchestra, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, January 6th, 2019, at 7pm the Pops Concert: Russian Capriccios will be on stage.
Sunday, February 17th, 2019, at 4pm, The Valentine’s Concert: Mahler’s Titan featuring Tim Pence, Big Rocks on Steep Hills, world premiere; Elgar, Cello Concerto, Op.85 • Julian Schwarz, cello; and Mahler, Symphony No. 1 “Titan.”
Sunday, March 17th at 4pm, “The Great C Major Symphony” will feature Copland, An Outdoor Overture; Mozart, Piano Concerto No.24, K.491 • Xiaohui Yang, piano; and Schubert, Symphony No. 9 D. 944 “The Great”
Sunday, April 21st at 4pm, “Symphonie Espagnole” will feature Poulenc, Les Biches Suite; Barber, Symphony No.1, Op.9; and Lalo, Symphonie Espagnole, Op.21; William Hagen, violin.
About the Conductor
Trond Saeverud is a conductor, violinist, Music Director and Conductor of Galveston Symphony Orchestra. He has conducted professional and community orchestras in Denmark, Norway, and the US — most recently in Maine, where he is the founder and artistic director of the Passamaquoddy Bay Symphony Orchestra. In 2008-2010, Trond conducted the Bangor Symphony Orchestra in several subscriptions and Pops concerts, including a very successful stage production of West Side Story.
As a concert violinist, Trond has been a soloist with major orchestras in Europe, and in the US, including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s at the Lincoln Center, New York. He has produced CDs as a soloist with orchestras in Norway and Denmark and regularly premieres new works that are written for him. Trond’s solo CD “Ghosts” received the Norwegian equivalent of a Grammy Award (1997). His recital CD “Hika” was editor’s choice, Strad Magazine (2002).
Trond studied conducting with Brian Priestman at the University of Kansas (DMA, 2002) while serving as frequent guest conductor for the “Kansas City Camerata” and producing, as doctoral thesis, a new critical edition of the Second Symphony of his grandfather, Harald Saeverud.
Trond is also concertmaster of the Bangor Symphony Orchestra, leader of the NorEaster String Quartet, and conductor for the University of Maine.
The Orchestra rehearses every Sunday evening 6-9pm at the College of the Mainland in Texas City, Texas and invites interested musicians to join its ranks. For more information please call (409)763-2481.