By James M. Rankin
It was Beethoven who said, “Music is a better revelation
than wisdom and philosophy”. I would add that music enhances
the quality of your life. Music has the amazing
trait of transporting you deep into the past or far from the
stresses of the present moment. That is why it is important
to support the arts.
On a dark dreary Sunday, it was bright and cheerful in
the 1894 Grand Opera House that played host to Galveston
Symphony. This beautiful venue with excellent acoustics
that transmitted the gifted musicians’ sounds into
marvelous melodies and titillating tones. The early arrivals
were treated to the Bay Area Preparatory Orchestra
lead by Angela Badon. The children were very talented
as they learned to master their instruments and glowed
from the experience.
The maestro, Trond Saeverud originally from Norway,
was dynamic as he engaged the audience with his insights
into the compositions and movements. He masterly
directed the orchestra as a skilled artist to their canvass.
The audience were pleasantly surprised to hear
the Galveston College corral as they complimented the
scores with their powerful vocals. The standout was Andrew
Staupe who performed Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto
No. 3, Op 30. The gifted pianist that blasted out the
notes with flair and fury. The strings, horns and drums
blended together to create a serene and sincere feeling
that washes across the mezzanine and flowed into the
balcony to a willing hungry audience. It ended too soon
as everyone marveled of the quality of the concert and
the magic of the music. Don’t miss the next opportunity to
listen to Galveston’s own orchestra.
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Galveston Symphony Orchestra
January 7, 2018 – 7:00 p.m.
Pops Concert – Happ y New Year!!!
February 11, 2018 – 4:00 p.m.
Valentine’s Concert – The Tempest
Aagaard Nilsen- “Awakening” Sibelius – “The Tempest”, Suite
No. 1, Op. 109
Tchaikovsky-Violin Concerto, Op 35 Angelo Xiang Yu, Violin
March 11, 2018 – 4 p.m.
Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony Weber – “Oberon”
Overture Hummel-Trumpet Concerto Sam Huss, Trumpet
Beethoven – Symph ony, No. 5, Op 67
April 22, 2018 – 4: p.m.
From Youthful Passion to Artistic Salvation Massenet – “Phedre”
Overture Saint-Saens- Piano Concerto No. 2, Op 22 Aton Nel, Piano Shostakovich – Symph ony NO . 5, Op. 47
By James M. Rankin