Waco Symphony Orchestra concert: Sci-Fi Spectacular: Sun, Moon & Superstars, April 7, 2024
APRIL 7 // 2024

Sci-Fi Spectacular:
Sun, Moon & Superstars


This performance has already taken place.

This star-studded concert will be full of music from your favorite sci-fi films. Emmy Award-winning journalist and film critic Gary Cogill returns to the WSO stage to share film insights behind the music.

Sci-Fi Spectacular: Sun, Moon, & Superstars

Sunday, April 7, 2024
3:00 p.m. / Waco Hall

Selections from Star Wars, Star Trek, Interstellar, Holst’s The Planets and more

Gary Cogill Journalist and film critic


Program Notes

With Waco being one of the few places in the country in the path of totality during the solar eclipse on April 8, this concert will generate excitement the day before. Hear music ranging from Star Wars and Star Trek to Interstellar and other sun and space-related pop music. Other special guests may be announced. All are welcome to come dressed as your favorite sci-fi character!

Gary Cogill
Gary Cogill, film critic

Season Sponsor

TFNB Your Bank for Life

Maestro’s Circle Sponsors

Ellen and Ray Deaver

UBS Calao Wealth Management

Concertmaster Sponsors

Allen Samuels Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram FIAT

Central National Bank

Virginia and Don Lewis

Drs. Dianne and J. Clay Sawyer

Sonata Sponsors

Community Bank & Trust

Waco Tribune-Herald

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.

Health and Safety

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

Familes with Students New!

Ideal for families with children and teens. If you’re purchasing season tickets and want to add one or more student season ticket(s), you can buy them at a 30% discount in any section. Share the joy of classical music with students in your family, foster their love of music, and experience the WSO together.

Opening Notes Pre-concert Talks

2:10 p.m. Before each classical Season Concert, learn about the lives of the composers and explore their music at Opening Notes, a free pre-concert talk. These can be enlightening and provide insightful information to enhance your concert experience. April 7 pre-concert talk will be located in Recital Hall II inside Waco Hall complex.

Sponsor: Virginia DuPuy


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.

Hop on the Bus

Before the Sci-Fi Spectacular performance, buses will depart from the Gold’s Gym parking lot on Waco Drive next to El Conquistador Restaurant. Order bus passes early for your preferred departure time! One bus will depart at 1:15 p.m. for you to attend our Opening Notes pre-concert talks. The other bus will depart at 2:00 p.m. for the April 7 performance. Space is limited. Season ticket holders have priority access to bus seats during the renewal period. Bus tickets are available online and are ticketed through Baylor this year, so you can add tickets to your order in one easy transaction. Individual tickets are $12 or $50 for a bus season pass (excludes Nutcracker). For questions, call (254) 754-0851.

Bus partnership provided by Waco Transit System. Waco Tansit System.

Dinner Before Concerts

Treat yourself to a quick but delicious dinner prior to each Symphony concert. Each participating restaurant will offer either Prix Fixe menu, small plates, or priority services if you make your reservations and state that you will be attending the Symphony. Arrival at the restaurant between 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. should have you leaving the restaurant by 7:00 p.m.

See list of participating restaurants.