2019-2020 Texas symphony concert entertainment with the Waco Symphony Orchestra

Elissa Lee Koljonen


Thursday, January 16, 2020 7:30 p.m. Waco Hall

This performance has already taken place.

Recognized as one of the most celebrated violinists of her generation, Elissa Lee Koljonen has thrilled audiences and critics in more than one hundred cities throughout the world. Ms. Koljonen initially received international acclaim when she became the first recipient of the prestigious Henryk Szeryng Foundation Award and the silver medal at the Carl Flesch International Violin Competition. Her playing has been lauded by the Helsingin Sanomat (Helsinki) as “sparkling, sensual and personal.” Dan Tucker of the Chicago Tribune writes, “She displayed boundless technique and musicianship,” and reports the Detroit News, “…Koljonen brings to her playing not just assured technique but unflinching purpose and confidence.”


Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, op. 61, D major [Learn more about this Concerto]


Symphony No. 4, op. 90, A major (“Italian”) [Learn more about this Symphony]

Our Sponsors
Principal Sponsor

Lisa and Larry Jaynes

Associate Sponsors

Dr. and Mrs. Edwin Morrison—In memory of Goodhue Smith, Waco Symphony Founding Board Member

Section Sponsors

Greta Watson
Valerie and Gordon Robinson

Come As You Are!

We encourage our patrons to be comfortable. At the concerts, you will see everything from formal wear to blue jeans. Generally, our audience prefers business or business casual attire.

Opening Notes

6:45-7:15 p.m.
For 30 minutes before each classical Season concert, learn about the lives of the composers and explore their music with Opening Notes, a free pre-concert talk held in a location adjacent to the concert hall.


This concert will be held at Waco Hall on the Baylor University campus.

Seating Chart

Directions and Parking
Construction on I-35 has rerouted traffic through Waco and may cause delays. Please allow yourself extra time to get to Waco Hall.