Galveston is home to the Galveston Symphony
Orchestra, an ensemble of amateur and professional musicians formed in 1979
under the direction of Richard W. Pickar, Musical Director-Conductor. The
Galveston Ballet is a regional pre-professional ballet company and academy
serving Galveston county. The company presents one full-length classical ballet
in the spring of each year and one mixed repertory program in the fall, both
presented at the Grand 1894 Opera House.