The Seattle Symphony and Opera Players’ Organization ( SSOPO) has picked a winner for its” Musical New Year Concert Contest” after a month-long Facebook competition. Our own Serendipity Café, has won a free concert by a duet of symphony musicians on Friday, March 15 at 7:30 p.m.
“We’re humbled to be part of such a welcoming community and are looking forward to giving back,” said Tim Hale, chair of the SSOPO. “It’s a great opportunity to thank the community and to bring our music to those who may not have yet experienced it.”
Symphony musicians Elisa Barston, principal second violinist, and Efe Baltcigil, principal cellist, will perform a Beethoven duo and chamber music at the complimentary concert. It turns out, Barston is from our ’hood. She says, “I’ve been taking my daughter to Serendipity for sweet treats for years and am thrilled that it won our concert contest. I am looking forward to performing for my fellow Magnolia residents.” Bassist Jennifer Godfrey is also a Magnolia resident, “Serendipity Café has created a great atmosphere for families. It’s businesses like Serendipity that make Magnolia a great place to live and one of the reasons a number of symphony musicians call this neighborhood home.”
Serendipity Café can hold 60 visitors on a first-come, first-served basis for the concert. For more information about Serendipity Cafe, click here. For more information about the Seattle Symphony and Opera Players’ Organization, click here.