Sunday, April 30, 2023 @ 2:30pm – 4:30pm (PDT)
Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center, Federal Way, WA, United States
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$36 ($28 seniors, $8 students)

In this uplifting, glorious season finale, cellist Efe Baltacıgil will perform with ASO the finest of all cello concertos. The concert begins with the warmth and tranquility of Johannes Brahms' Third Symphony and is rounded out with Three Spirituals by American composer Adolphus Hailstork.

Dave Beck returns to Auburn Symphony to share insights on the music before the concert. Beck has been with public radio in Seattle since 1985, currently at KING FM and until 2019 he was a cellist with Auburn Symphony Orchestra. His talk begins at 1:30pm.

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.

Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center

31510 Pete von Reichbauer Way South
Federal Way, WA 98003
United States