Galveston Symphony Orchestra


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The Galveston Symphony Orchestra provides quality classical music, inspiring audiences and musicians alike, with a strong commitment to artistic excellence and community involvement.

This ensemble of highly skilled amateur and professional musicians has been bringing the unforgettable experience of live performances to Galveston audiences since 1979 with a repertoire of compositions ranging from the baroque to the contemporary.

The Orchestra rehearses every Sunday evening from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the College of the Mainland in Texas City, Texas and invites interested musicians to join its ranks. For more information please call Michael Hughes (409-763-2481) or Sparky Koerner (409-933-8347).

About the Conductor
Trond Saeverud is a conductor and violinist. 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.

Hours of Operation
Call ahead for tickets and performance schedules.