2021-22 Texas symphony concert entertainment with the Waco Symphony Orchestra

Sounds of the Cinema

Thursday, April 28, 2022 7:30 p.m. Waco Hall

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From Schindler’s List to Star Wars, the Waco Symphony Orchestra celebrates the orchestral scores that have left indelible impressions on generations of movie goers.

Sean Astin and Gary Cogill

Emmy Award-winning journalist, movie producer, and renowned film critic Gary Cogill brings decades of movie industry experience to the stage as the evening’s host, sharing insights and stories about the films connected to the music selections.

Cogill will interview multiple award-winning actor Sean Astin, known for portraying the title character in Rudy and for iconic roles in The Goonies, Stranger Things, and The Lord of the Rings trilogy. His career has spanned more than four decades and includes 150 acting credits.

The Waco Symphony will perform selections from The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Goonies, Rudy, Schindler’s List, Titanic, The Mission, 49th Parallel, and Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves.


Symphony No. 5, op. 67, C minor [Learn more about this Symphony]


Wellington’s Victory, op. 91 [Learn more about this orchestral work]

Our Sponsors
Principal Sponsor

Calao Wealth Management Group, UBS

Associate Sponsors

Allen Samuels Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram
Mitchell Construction Company, Inc.
Georgia and Robin Baird

Section Sponsors

Sue Getterman
Drs. Charles and Sharon Stern
Laura and Dale Williams

New This Symphony Season:
Dinner Before Concerts

This season we are launching an opportunity for you to have a quick but delicious dinner prior to each Symphony Concert.
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You can either dress formally as if attending a Hollywood premiere and take your picture on our red carpet, or dress as your favorite movie character, be it a goonie, a hobbit, or a character from Star Wars.

Or just relax and dress for an evening at the movies (sorry, no popcorn in the theater) and let the music transport you to the movie screen in your mind.

Health and Safety

Learn more about Waco Hall and the WSO’s Health and Safety guidelines, including the clear bag policy and masking protocols.

Hop on the Bus

Before each Season Concert, the bus departs promptly at 7:00 p.m. from the Gold’s Gym parking lot on Waco Drive next to El Conquistador Restaurant. To reserve your place on the bus, call the Waco Symphony office at 754-0851.


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.