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Dr. Charles Mouton & Melanie Connolly Healing Arts Orchestra

First Concert, Galveston Healing Arts Orchestra

Jul 6, 2022, 08:43 AM by UTMB Surgery

The Galveston Healing Arts Orchestra recently had its first concert at Levin Hall. The recently-formed symphony orchestra brings together players and music lovers who are also UTMB employees, faculty, and staff. The orchestra, conducted by Galveston Symphony Orchestra maestro Trond Saeverud, includes players from surgery, students from the John Sealy School of Medicine, and even the UTMB Dean of the School of Medicine & Provost Dr. Charles Mouton on bassoon and saxophone. For their first performance, the orchestra played works by Beethoven and Bizet:

Beethoven | Symphony No. 8
 I. Allegro vivace e con brio
 II. Allegretto scherzando
 III. Tempo di Menuetto
 IV. Allegro vivace


Bizet | L'Arlesienne Suite No. 1
 I. Prelude, Allegro deciso
 II. Minuetto, Allegro giocoso
 III. Adagietto

 IV.Carillon, Allegro Moderato

Galveston healing arts orchestra, musicians smiling



Krystle Agans
Daniel Bao
Randy Brennen
Gregory Brusola
Heather Charron
Melissa Ciesielski
Melanie Connolly
Cleavon Covington
Elissa Dabaghi
Rachel David
Sue Edrozo
Pamela Embrey
Samuel Gao
Daniel Gonzalez
Miriam Gonzalez
Olivia Gonzalez
Francisco Gonzalez
Anita Gonzalez
Grayson Jackson
Dayoung Jeon
Maddy Key
Renee Matthews
Lisa Matz
Sadaf Milani
Charles Mouton
Regina Ramirez
Abhi Rao
Brittany Rich
Becky Risinger
Jack Sheaffer
Judy Schmidt
Julianna Szuwalski
Denise Taller
Rito Valdez
Debbie Valdez
Randy Vega
Lisa Velasquez
Megan Wang
Kate Zipperer


For information about future concerts or about joining the orchestra, contact Abhi Rao at abrao@UTMB.EDU.