Experience an intimate recital in the elegant ballroom of the historic Moody Mansion
Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine and meet some of the extraordinary soloists featured in the GSO’s 40th Anniversary Season.
2618 Broadway, Galveston, Texas 77550
FREE PARKING behind Moody Mansion and on the street.
RESERVE NOW – Limited Seats!
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- MAIL: Download the reservation form and send it with payment to: Galveston Symphony Orchestra, P.O. Box 16987, Galveston, TX 77552
Tickets: $35 online | $40 at the door
- General Admission, includes complimentary glass of wine and light refreshments
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SATURDAY, JANUARY 25, 2020 (7pm)
Cellist BRINTON AVERIL SMITH, pianist EVELYN CHEN, and GSO Conductor TROND SAEVERUD will provide a delightful evening of music.
EVELYN CHEN has performed with major orchestras across the globe. She was hailed by the New York Times as “a pianist to watch,”with “brilliant technique, warm, clear tone, and exacting musical intelligence.” A winner of several international competitions, her recordings have received critical acclaim worldwide. Evelyn is a co-founder of GSO’s Moody Mansion Music series! Learn more: https://evelynchen.com
BRINTON AVERIL SMITH joined the Houston Symphony in the fall of 2005 as principal cellist. Prior to this, he was a member of the New York Philharmonic, and was also previously the principal cellist of the San Diego and Fort Worth Symphony Orchestras. Mr. Smith is a member of the faculty at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University and has also served as a professor at Teachers College, Columbia University. An active chamber musician, Brinton has collaborated with members of the Beaux Arts Trio and the Guarneri, Emerson, Juilliard, Cleveland, and Berg quartets, as well as performances with The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the New York Philharmonic Chamber Series and, with violinist Gil Shaham, at the Aspen Music Festival Winter recital series and the Linton series in Cincinnati. Learn more: https://www.brintonaverilsmith.com
TROND SAEVERUD, Galveston Symphony Orchestra’s Conductor, has held concertmaster positions in Danish and Norwegian orchestras and recorded for the BIS, Simax and Grappa labels. He has performed as soloist with orchestras that included the Royal Philharmonic, London, Oslo Philharmonic, and Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Lincoln Center, New York.
Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Trio in B-flat major (“Archduke”)
- I. Allegro moderato
- II. Scherzo
- III. Andante cantabile
- I. Allegro moderato
Antonín Dvořák: Piano Trio No. 4 in E minor (“Dumky”)
- I. Lento maestoso
- II. Poco adagio
- III. Andante
- IV. Andante moderato
- V. Allegro
- VI. Lento maestoso
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2020 (7pm)
TROND SAEVERUD, VIOLIN
Galveston Symphony Orchestra’s Conductor will play a very special concert revealing the surprising techniques invented by master violinist Niccolo Paganini.
Saeverud will use these techniques in a follow-up concerto at The Grand on February 9.
Trond’s remarkable career includes performing as a concert violinist with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Lincoln Center, and recitals in Suntory Hall, Tokyo, Merkin Hall and Alice Tully Hall, New York.
He has recorded with Norwegian and Danish orchestras on the BIS, Grappa, Simax and Aurora labels. His recital CD, HIKA, with pianist Einar J. Rottingen was Editor’s Choice, Strad Magazine, May 2001 – and his solo CD, Ghosts, received the Norwegian equivalent of a Grammy Award in 1998.
FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2020 (7pm)
ANDREW STAUPE, PIANO
ANDREW STAUPE is emerging as one of the distinctive voices of a new generation of pianists. In 2012 Andrew made his Carnegie Hall debut to critical acclaim: “Staupe gave a brilliant performance, handling the virtuosic demands with apparent ease… I was stunned- this was one of the most incredible performances… A once in a lifetime performance!” (NY Concert Review) READ MORE and view videos
Mr. Staupe will also perform in concert at The Grand on March 15.
Moody Mansion Recital Program
(Subject to revision)
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827): Sonata in A major, Op. 2 No. 2
- I. Allegro Vivace
- II. Largo appassionato
- III. Scherzo: Allegretto
- IV. Rondo: Grazioso
Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909): El Corpus Christi en Sevilla, from Iberia Book One
Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)
- Waltz in G-flat major, Op. 70 No. 1
- Nocturne in F major, Op. 15 No. 1
- Mazurka in D major, Op. 33 No. 2
- Nocturne in c-sharp minor, Op. 27 No. 1
- Ballade No. 4 in f minor, Op. 52
Franz Schubert (1797-1828): Sonata in G major, D. 894
- I. Molto moderato e cantabile
- II. Andante
- III. Menuetto: Allegro moderato-Trio
- IV. Allegretto
FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 2020 (7pm)
PETER VERHOYEN, PICCOLO
PETER VERHOYEN is principal piccolo for the Royal Flemish Philharmonic Orchestra. He teaches piccolo at the Royal Flemish Conservatories of Antwerp and Brussels. Together with Stefaan Craeynest, he is the co-founder of Arco Baleno, a chamber music ensemble consisting of string quartet and flute. With Arco Baleno and other ensembles, he has made several CDs as well as various radio recordings. READ MORE
Mr. Verhoyen will also perform in concert at The Grand on April 19.
Past Moody Mansion 2019-20 Performances
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29 (7pm)
GRACE PARK, VIOLIN with CHARLES TAUBER, PIANO
A not to be missed evening with GRACE PARK, winner of the 2018 Naumburg International Violin Competition. Ms. Park’s diverse career has carried her from solo and chamber performances in the world’s foremost concert halls, to educational workshops in inner-city schools as an artist resident with Ensemble Connect at Carnegie Hall. Ms. Park plays on a 1799 Nicolas Lupot, generously on loan from a private collection.
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Collaborative pianist CHARLES TAUBER is a 17-year veteran of the staff at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, where he works with instrumental faculty and students as accompanist, collaborator and coach.
- Bach, Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord in E Major BMV 1016
- Beethoven, Sonata No. 5 in F Major, Op. 24
- Brahms, Sonata No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 108
- Sarasate, Introduction and Tarantelle
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11 (7pm) – “The Schumanns and Their Circle” with JOHN OWINGS, piano
Join us as we kick off the 2019-20 Moody Mansion series with a piano recital featuring JOHN OWINGS. He debuted with the San Antonio Symphony at age 15, and has performed in major cities across the globe. The Houston Post reported the audience was spellbound” during his performance of Ravel’s G Major Concerto. Now you can hear this incredible virtuoso in Galveston! Since 1990 he has been a member of the faculty of Texas Christian University where he holds the Herndon Professorship of Music. READ MORE
Owings’ exciting program (subject to change) includes:
- Clara Schumann: Variations on a Theme by Robert Schumann, Op. 20
- Chopin: Ballade No. 2, Op. 38 (dedicated to Robert Schumann)
- Brahms: Piano Pieces, Op. 119
- Robert Schumann: Carnaval, Op. 9
MOODY MANSION SEASON TICKETS!
Sorry, 2019-20 Moody Mansion season ticket packages are no longer available. Check each recital for any available remaining single tickets
MOODY MANSION FULL SEASON: $195
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- Includes complimentary glass of wine
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