Founded in 1979, the Galveston Symphony Orchestra performs quality classical music with a strong commitment to artistic excellence and community involvement. An average of 60 highly skilled amateur and professional musicians bring unforgettable live concert experiences to Galveston Island. With a repertoire of compositions ranging from the baroque to the contemporary, most concerts include internationally-famous soloists.
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- Offers Seasonal Performances at The Grand 1894 Opera House
- Conducted by Trond Saeverud
- Committed to Artistic Excellence & Community Involvement
- All Concerts Begin at 4pm
About the Conductor
As a concert violinist, Trond has been a soloist with major orchestras in Europe and in the United States, 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.
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.
Trond is the founder and artistic director of the Passamaquoddy Bay Symphony Orchestra in Maine. He serves as concertmaster of the Bangor Symphony Orchestra, leader of the NorEaster String Quartet, and conductor for the University of Maine, and Music Director of the Bay Area Youth Symphony in Houston.