Friday, September 23, 2022 @ 7:30pm – 9:30pm (PDT)

Seattle Chamber Music Society presents a series of intimate concerts in their Center for Chamber Music in downtown Seattle. The season kicks off with a unique pairing of cello and percussion featuring Seattle Symphony's Principial Cellist Efe Baltacıgil and one half of the arx duo, Mari Yoshinaga. 

300 hundred years after being composed, experience J.S. Bach's Solo Cello Suites like never before. Cellist Efe Baltacigil and percussionist Mari Yoshinaga will perform these familiar pieces with improvisation and explore the music as it unfolds though their own roots and backgrounds. 

Chamber Music was originally written to be performed in living rooms amongst friends. The SCMS brand new Center for Chamber Music features an intimate, cozy, and inviting space they call the “Living Room.” Come early, have a glass of wine (or two), and enjoy chamber music the way it was meant to be heard. 

Doors open at 7pm. Concert begins at 7:30pm.

About Efe Baltacıgil, cello

Principal Cello of the Grammy-winning Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Turkey’s String Player of the Year, 2013, and awardee of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant, Mr. Baltacıgil is lauded for his risk-taking, passionate performances that immediately capture the heart and imagination. Recipient of the Peter Jay Sharp Prize, the Washington Performing Arts Society Prize, and first prize in concerto competitions of Istanbul, New York, and the Allentown, Pennsylvania Schadt String Competition, Baltacıgil experienced early acclaim as winner of the 2005 Young Concert Artists International Auditions. Recipient of a bachelor’s degree from the Mimar Sinan University Conservatory in Istanbul and an artist diploma from the Curtis Institute of Music, Efe began his professional career in the United States as Associate Principal Cello of the Philadelphia Orchestra before joining the Seattle Symphony as Principal Cello in 2011.