Dominique Royem, Guest Conductor
Featuring The Galveston Symphony Orchestra
GALVESTON, TX – The Galveston Symphony Orchestra, led by Guest Conductor Dominique Royem, will present a Russian themed concert, Sunday, October 14, 4 pm, at The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice.
An active conductor in the Houston area, Dominique Royem has been described as treating a musical score with “silken grace and bouncy spirit”. As conductor of the Bayou City Concert Musicals, she has had the opportunity to introduce underperformed musicals to the area. In addition to having a passion for theater, she is an accomplished interpreter of symphonic music and currently serves as Assistant Conductor of the Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra. Under her direction symphony orchestras are encouraged to play with zest and style. Royen is the second Guest Conductor invited by the Galveston Symphony for the fall season.
The program, Russian Fireworks, will feature Russian Ludmilla by Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka; From the Middle Ages, Op. 79 by Alexander Glazunov and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4.
Mikhail Glinka is regarded as the father of Russian classical music whose compositions were an important influence on future Russian composers. The second of his operas, Ruslan and Lyudmila, initially received a cool reception by his audiences before gaining immense popularity for his use of folk melody.
Alexander Glazunov was a composer of the Russian Romantic period as well as a music teacher and conductor. He was renowned for successfully reconciling nationalism and cosmopolitanism in Russian music.
Pyotr Tchaikovsky was the first Russian composer to make a lasting impression internationally, appearing as guest conductor throughout Europe and the United States. With Symphony No. 4, the composer presented an unprecedented flow of melody.
The Galveston Symphony Orchestra, dedicated to presenting programs that transcend boundaries of culture and differences in economic and educational backgrounds, is supported in part by membership, grants, contributions, hotel motel tax and concert admissions. Season tickets are available. www.galvestonsymphony.org. Follow the Galveston Symphony Orchestra at www.facebook.com/galvestonsymphony
The next concert will be November 18, featuring Guest Conductor Ronald Ochoa.
Admission is $25 Adults, $20 Seniors and Students. This concert is the first for season ticket holders. Tickets are available at the The1894 Grand box office, 2020 Postoffice. (409) 765-1894.
Photos, top to bottom: Dominique Royem, Conductor; Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka; Alexander Glazunov; Pyotr Tchaikovsky