2018-2019 Texas symphony concert entertainment with the Waco Symphony Orchestra


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All concerts will be held in Waco Hall on the Baylor University campus.

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Spotlight on the Orchestra!

Saturday, March 23, 2019
7:30 p.m. Waco Hall

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This program will showcase the terrific abilities of our musicians!

With the presentation of the Waco Symphony Belles & Brass

Adagio for Strings
Concerto for Woodwinds, Harp and Orchestra
American Dance Music
Fancy Free: Three Dance Variations

Henry Winkler Henry Winkler

Henry Winkler


Thursday, April 11, 2019
7:30 p.m. Waco Hall

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Henry Winkler has spent over four decades enjoying success in Hollywood and the entertainment field.

He is an actor, author, director and producer.

His portrayal of The Fonz for ten seasons on Happy Days made him one of the most recognized actors in the world. He won two consecutive Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor in a Comedy Series, and three Emmy nominations in the same category. He was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the leather jacket the character wore has hung in The Smithsonian since 1980.

He has written a series of children’s novels that have appeared on several Best Seller lists, including The New York Times and The Los Angeles Times, among others.

On television, Winkler had the good fortune to work in both comedies as well as dramas. A guest role in an ABC series earned him an Emmy Award nomination. He Executive Produces and stars in a NBC celebrity adventure show alongside William Shatner, George Foreman and Terry Bradshaw. No stranger to live theatre, he has appeared on Broadway in two Neil Simon plays.

Peter and the Wolf

Haeun & Hayoung Moon Haeun & Hayoung Moon

Haeun Moon


Hayoung Moon


Sixteen-year-old twins Haeun and Hayoung Moon have earned accolades from around the country, starting with their Carnegie Hall debut at age 11 after individually winning their respective divisions of the American Protégé International Concerto Competition. Each has won top prize in numerous national and international competitions and performed with major orchestras.

Haeun studies violin with U.T. faculty member Brian Lewis, after beginning her studies with Dr. Julia Hardy and Dr. Sue Jacobson at the Central Texas String Academy in Waco. Cellist Hayoung studies with Baylor Faculty member Dr. Gary Hardie. They are co-founders of Mission Waco’s after-school music program and enjoy volunteering at the Blind Rehab unit of the Doris Miller Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Both participate in the Midway High School Orchestra program and the Waco Symphony Youth Orchestra.

Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra

Corey Cerovsek Corey Cerovsek

Corey Cerovsek


Thursday, October 11, 2018
7:30 p.m. Waco Hall

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Born in Vancouver, Canada, Corey Cerovsek began playing the violin at the age of 5. At the young age of 12, he graduated from the University of Toronto’s Royal Conservatory of Music with a gold medal in strings.

At age 15, as a student of Josef Gingold, he received bachelor’s degrees in music and math from Indiana University, master’s degrees in both at age 16, and completed a doctorate in both at age 18. Concurrently he studied piano, frequently appearing in concert performing on both instruments.

Cerovsek has performed with many major orchestras around the world, including Boston, Philadelphia, San Francisco, St. Louis, Atlanta, Montreal, Vancouver, Prague, Hong Kong, and Berlin, among others.

Corey Cerovsek returns to Waco, having performed with the Waco Symphony in 2002.

Symphony No. 4
Scottish Fantasy
Overture to Colas Breugnon

Chris Botti Chris Botti

Chris Botti


Thursday, November 15, 2018
8 p.m. Waco Hall

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Since the release in 2004 of his CD When I Fall in Love, Chris Botti is the largest-selling American instrumental artist.

His success has crossed over to audiences usually reserved for pop music. He has had four number one jazz albums, as well as multiple Gold, Platinum and Grammy Awards, most recently winning a Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Album.

Performing worldwide and selling more than four million albums, he has both recorded and performed with the best in music, including Sting, Barbra Streisand, Tony Bennett, Yo-Yo Ma, Michael Bublé, Paul Simon, Andrea Bocelli and Joshua Bell, among others. He has thoroughly established himself as one of the important, innovative figures of the contemporary music world.

Chris Botti returns to Waco, having performed with the Waco Symphony during the 50th Anniversary Season.

 When I Fall in Love
 The Look of Love
 For All We Know

and much more.

Gabriela Martinez Gabriela Martinez

Gabriela Martinez


Thursday, January 17, 2019
7:30 p.m. Waco Hall

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Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Martinez has been described as versatile, daring and insightful, and is establishing a reputation on both the national and international stage.

Making her orchestral debut at the age of 7, she has performed with many orchestras around the world, including San Francisco, Chicago, Houston, the Costa Rica National Symphony and Simon Bolivar Symphony in Venezuela.

Martinez is the First Prize Winner of the Rubinstein International Piano Competition and a Semifinalist at the Twelfth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, where she received the Jury Discretionary Award. Her performances have been featured on National Public Radio, ABC, 60 Minutes, CNN, PBS and other venues.

Piano Concerto, op. 7, A minor
Symphony No. 1
Lohengrin: Prelude to Act III