Waco Symphony Orchestra Presents Exploring the Great Unknown

Thursday, March 21, 2024
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Waco Hall
624 Speight Ave., Waco, Texas 76706

Concert Information

Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Conductor and WSO Interim Artistic Advisor

Inspired by the distant and unknown, music by Dvořák and Puts bring faraway ideas close to home.

Commissioned by Time for Three, Pulitzer Prize-winner Kevin Puts' Contact is about "the reach for something greater, for the unknown." This piece will be brought to life by the innovative trio, Time for Three. Charles Yang (violin), Nick Kendall (violin), and Ranaan Meyer (double bass), have found a unique voice of expression. Renowned for their energetic performances at Carnegie Hall and The Royal Albert Hall, they have collaborated with diverse artists, including Ben Folds, Branford Marsalis, and Joshua Bell. To experience the Grammy and Emmy Award-winning ensemble Time for Three live is to hear the various eras, styles, and traditions of Western music fold in on themselves and emerge anew.

Experience the WSO playing Dvořák's New World Symphony like never before. Created by celebrated filmmaker Duncan Copp in cooperation with NASA, Cosmos - An HD Odyssey film will be shown on a giant screen during the symphony. This film features breathtaking images of distant galaxies, nebulae, and other astronomical wonders.

Kevin Puts, Contact (2023 Grammy Award for Contemporary Classical Composition)
Performed by Time for Three
Antonfn Dvořák, Symphony No. 9 in E minor "From the New World" with The Cosmos - An HD Odyssey film by Duncan Copp

Season Sponsor
TFNB Your Bank for Life

Maestro's Circle Sponsors
Georgia and Robin Baird

Concertmaster Sponsor
Gretchen and Sandy McCormack
Dr. and Mrs. Edwin Morrison

Sonata Sponsors
Beverly and Harry Harelik
Drs. Sharon and Charles Stern

Overture Sponsor
Jane and George Allen