Garland Symphony Orchestra Press Release- February 2018

The Garland Symphony Orchestra continues its 2017-2018 Season, “Vienna, City of Music!” at the Granville Arts Center, Brownlee Auditorium. The season continues on February 16, 2018 and all performances are at 8:00PM!

Garland, TX; Garland Symphony continues its 2017-2018 “Vienna, City of Music!!” on February 16, 2018 at 8:00PM at the Granville Arts Center, Brownlee Auditorium, Garland, TX.

No other city in the world can boast a musical history as illustrious as Vienna’s.  In a single afternoon, you can visit Haydn’s house, Beethoven’s apartment, and the Cathedral where Schubert sang as a boy.  Or, for less than the price of a good bottle of Gruner Veltliner, you can immerse yourself in great Viennese music with a subscription to the Garland Symphony Orchestra’s 2017-18 Season:  “Vienna, City of Music”.

The concert will feature Scott Stratton on trombone, performing Grondahl’s Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra.  Scott Stratton has served as Principal Trombone of the Garland Symphony since 2001. During that time, Scott has performed with orchestras and in churches throughout the Metroplex. Scott has taught private students, taught at Texas Christian University, the State University of New York, and served for two years as an Assistant to the Dean of the Eastman School of Music.

Scott studied with two pupils of the legendary pedagogue Emory Remington: in high school, with George Osborn, Principal Trombone of the Rochester Philharmonic, and in college, with Raymond Premru, at the Oberlin Conservatory. Scott received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Eastman School of Music at the age of 25, also obtaining a Master of Music degree and being awarded the Performer’s Certificate, while a student of Dr. John Marcellus.

In 2004, Scott began a second career as a financial advisor. He holds the Certified Financial Planner designation (CFP), completed a Certificate in Financial Planning from Boston University, and received the Chartered Financial Analyst designation (CFA) having passed all three years of exams consecutively. Scott is the owner of Good Life Wealth Management and writes about the intersection of his interests on

Garland Symphony Orchestra credits its Music Director, Robert Carter Austin, for its continued outstanding and diverse orchestral programming. Maestro Austin’s background encompasses over 30 years of professional music experience and includes degrees from MIT, Cambridge University, and Stanford University. Maestro Austin’s musical experience includes conducting performances in many countries including: Korea, Ukraine, Canada, Italy, Spain, China, France, Germany, Mexico, Bulgaria, Ecuador, Colombia, Philippines, Guatemala, Dominican Republic and the United States.


Season tickets as low as $61!  Single tickets are priced at $17.50, $27.50, and $37.50.  All are available by telephone (972.926.0611), fax (972.926.0811), or email ( ).  Group discounts are available; please call the Garland Symphony Orchestra office for more information (972.926.0611).

All concerts begin at 8:00PM at the Granville Arts Center, Brownlee Auditorium

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