13 chances to see the award-winning Baylor Symphony Orchestra

By Bradi Zapata
Marketing & PR Intern

This post is an extension of the Conversations with Creative Waco radio program on 103.3 KWBU fm, where we take you behind the scenes of art and culture in Waco. Catch us live on the fourth and fifth Friday of every month at 11:30 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Stephen Heyde, The Mary Franks Thompson Professor of Orchestral Studies and Director of Orchestral Activities at Baylor University, and Music Director/Conductor of the Waco Symphony. Photo provided by Stephen Heyde.

 Baylor Symphony Orchestra.  Photo property of Baylor Media Communications

Baylor Symphony Orchestra. Photo property of Baylor Media Communications

Baylor Symphony Orchestra celebrated its four time consecutive win of the American Prize in Orchestral Performance in the College/University Division this summer. The Baylor Symphony is the first ensemble across the competition to win first place for four consecutive years in a single category, which is significant because the American Prize recognizes musicians ranging from the high school to professional levels. Leading the Baylor Symphony Orchestra is Stephen Heyde, The Mary Franks Thompson Professor of Orchestral Studies and Director of Orchestral Activities at Baylor University, and Music Director/Conductor of the Waco Symphony.

On this episode of Conversations with Creative Waco, Stephen dissects the role of a conductor and shares what the American Prize win means to him and the ensemble. Stephen has conducted festival orchestras throughout the country and has been involved in music for more than 50 years.

The Baylor Symphony Orchestra is set to start the school year off strong with their first concert on Sept. 27, but the fun doesn’t stop there. There are more than a dozen opportunities to see this noteworthy ensemble throughout the Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 season.

Major performances by Baylor Symphony Orchestra:

  • 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m. on Sept. 27 at Baylor University’s Jones Concert Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building.

  • 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 8, 2019 at Baylor University’s Jones Concert Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building.

  • 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. on May 2, 2019 at Baylor University’s Jones Concert Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building.

These events are free of charge and open to the public.

 

Collaborations between Baylor Symphony Orchestra and various ensembles:

  • 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. on Oct. 8 at Baylor University’s Jones Concert Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building. Baylor Symphony Orchestra will collaborate with the Baylor Campus Orchestra. This performance is free.

  • 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 13 at Baylor University’s Jones Concert Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building. Baylor Symphony Orchestra will collaborate with the Baylor A Cappella Choir. This performance is free.

  • 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. on Nov. 6 at Baylor University’s Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center. Baylor Symphony Orchestra will collaborate with the Baylor Opera Theater. Tickets for this concert will be available at the Baylor University Theater Department’s Box Office. Call 710-1865 or email theatreboxoffice@baylor.edu for additional information.

  • 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. on Nov. 7 at Baylor University’s Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center. Baylor Symphony Orchestra will collaborate with the Baylor Opera Theater. Tickets for this concert will be available at the Baylor University Theater Department’s Box Office. Call 710-1865 or email theatreboxoffice@baylor.edu for additional information.

  • 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 8 at Baylor University’s Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center. Baylor Symphony Orchestra will collaborate with the Baylor Opera Theater. Tickets for this concert will be available at the Baylor University Theater Department’s Box Office. Call 710-1865 or email theatreboxoffice@baylor.edu for additional information.

  • 2 p.m.-4 p.m. on Nov. 11 at Baylor University’s Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center. Baylor Symphony Orchestra will collaborate with the Baylor Opera Theater. Tickets for this concert will be available at the Baylor University Theater Department’s Box Office. Call 710-1865 or email theatreboxoffice@baylor.edu for additional information.

  • 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. on Nov. 29 at Baylor University’s Jones Concert Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building. Baylor Symphony Orchestra will collaborate with the combined choirs for the annual “A Baylor Christmas.” Tickets will be available at https://www.baylor.edu/studentactivities/index.php?id=944508.

  • 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. on Nov. 30 at Baylor University’s Jones Concert Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building. Baylor Symphony Orchestra will collaborate with the combined choirs for the annual “A Baylor Christmas.” Tickets will be available at https://www.baylor.edu/studentactivities/index.php?id=944508.

  • 3 p.m.-5 p.m. on Dec. 2  at Baylor University’s Jones Concert Hall in Baylor Universities Glennis McCrary Music Building. Baylor Symphony Orchestra will collaborate with the combined choirs for the annual “A Baylor Christmas.” Tickets will be available at https://www.baylor.edu/studentactivities/index.php?id=944508.

These events are open to the public.

Baylor Symphony Orchestra will also present a Children’s Concert on Nov. 13 at Baylor University’s Waco Hall, but this event is only available for fourth and fifth grade elementary school children.