Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet

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.

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Dates and Tickets

  • 17 May (Thu) 2018 7:30PM
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  • 20 May (Sun) 2018 2:00PM
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Pre-concert Talk

Pre-concert Talk presented one hour prior to each performance. Free with ticket purchase.

Ask the Artist

Ask the Artist to follow the Thursday night concert. Free with ticket purchase

Running time

1 hour, 34 minutes

Doors open

1 hour, 30 minutes prior to performance

Location

S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium - Benaroya Hall

Performers

Karina Canellakis

Conductor

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.

Efe Baltacıgil

Cello

Principal Cello of the Seattle Symphony since fall 2011, Baltacıgil was previously Associate Principal Cello of The Philadelphia Orchestra since 2003.

Seattle Symphony

The Seattle Symphony is one of America’s leading symphony orchestras and is internationally acclaimed for its innovative programming and extensive recording history.

Program

notes

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Antonín Dvořák

The Wild Dove

Joseph Haydn

Cello Concerto in D major

Sergey Prokofiev

Romeo and Juliet Suite No. 2

Sponsors

Efe Baltacıgil’s performances are generously underwritten by Patricia and Jon Rosen.

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