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Symphony Celebrates 40 Years of Classical Music on Galveston Island

The Galveston Symphony Orchestra is proud to celebrate 40 years of performing exciting classical music on Galveston Island in the 2019-20 season. 

The Symphony performs Sunday afternoons at 4:00 at The Grand 1894 Opera House in downtown Galveston’s historic district. Music lovers often make a day of it on the Island with a leisurely lunch, shopping, and visiting art galleries capped off by a concert at The Grand.

The seven-concert season starts September 1 with a celebration of The Grand’s 125th anniversary. Conductor Trond Saeverud promises a salute to the Grand with popular tunes and classical works to honor “The Official Opera House of Texas.”

Six more classical and pops concerts follow with world class soloists joining the 60- member orchestra to perform thrilling concerts. Conductor Saeverud plans each season with works from master composers such as Beethoven and Paganini, to little known composers, and world premieres of new works. Audiences show their appreciation with applause and standing ovations.

Another popular option for music lovers is the Symphony’s “Moody Mansion Music” series of chamber music performances in the ballroom of the fabulous historic Moody Mansion. The ballroom only seats about 70 people, so tickets are limited and include a glass of wine and light refreshments. These intimate concerts are a wonderful way to experience music as it was enjoyed back in the Mansion’s heyday.

For more information and ticket information, including season discounts, visit