Shakespeare’s tragedy of young love and family honor, rendered in the universal language of dance, inspired Prokofiev’s most impassioned and romantic music. Seattle Symphony's Principal Cello Efe Baltacıgil takes on Haydn’s enriching Cello Concerto.
*Please note the Saturday night subscription concert takes place on Sunday, May 20, at 2pm.
Pre-concert Talk presented one hour prior to each performance. Free with ticket purchase.
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1 hour, 34 minutes
1 hour, 30 minutes prior to performance
S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium - Benaroya Hall
Winner of the 2016 Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award, Karina Canellakis has rapidly gained international recognition as one of today's most dynamic and exciting young American conductors. Praised for her technical and lyrical command of the music, Canellakis has received glowing critical endorsements of her performances since first making headlines in 2014 filling in last-minute for Jaap van Zweden with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in Shostakovich’s 8th symphony.
Principal Cello of the Seattle Symphony since fall 2011, Baltacıgil was previously Associate Principal Cello of The Philadelphia Orchestra since 2003.
Efe Baltacıgil’s performances are generously underwritten by Patricia and Jon Rosen. Karina Canellakis’ performances are generously underwritten by Eric and Margaret Rothchild.