Join friends of the Galveston Symphony for intimate chamber music recitals performed in the elegant ballroom of Galveston’s historic Moody Mansion. Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine and meet the extraordinary soloists featured in GSO full orchestra concerts.
Seating is limited. Reservations required. Masks recommended.
$35 advance / $40 at the door
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Galveston Symphony Orchestra, P.O. Box 16987, Galveston TX 77552
February 11 | 7:00 p.m.
An evening of beautiful music performed by the Lagniappe Trio, featuring Houston harpist Stephanie Gustafson, Chris Lowry (violin), and Rachel Taratoot Ciraldo (flute).
Performing across the south since 2017, the versatile trio offers expansive and unique programming.
Stella Chen, violin
March 11 | 7:00 p.m.
The recipient of a 2020 Avery Fisher Career Grant and 2020 Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award, American violinist Stella Chen is the winner of the International Queen Elisabeth Grand Prize – Queen Mathilde Prize in the 2019 Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition.
Stella has been lauded for her “phenomenal maturity” and “fresh and spontaneous, yet emotionally profound and intellectually well-structured performance” (The Jerusalem Post).
She plays the ‘Huggins’ 1708 Stradivarius violin, generously on loan from the Nippon Music Foundation.
William Hagen, violin
April 22 | 7:00 p.m.
William Hagen has performed as soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician across the United States, Europe, and Asia.
A native of Salt Lake City, Utah, William began playing the violin at the age of 4, studying with Natalie Reed and then Deborah Moench. He studied with Itzhak Perlman and Catherine Cho at the Juilliard School, among others. In 2015, William won 3rd prize at the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels.
William performs on the 1732 “Arkwright Lady Rebecca Sylvan” Antonio Stradivari, on generous loan from the Rachel Barton Pine Foundation.
Rodolfo Leone, piano
May 20 | 7:00 p.m.
The brilliant 29-year-old Italian-born pianist Rodolfo Leone was the first-prize winner of the 2017 International Beethoven Piano Competition Vienna. His playing has been described as having “impeccable style” and “absolute technical control” (Il Nuovo Amico).
Currently based in Los Angeles, Rodolfo is a native of Turin, Italy, and made his orchestral debut in 2013 performing Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with the Haydn Orchestra of Bolzano and Trento (Italy).