Meet the Instrument: Cello
It's time to meet the cello! Go behind the scenes with Seattle Symphony Marks Family Foundation Principal Cello Efe Baltacıgil as he shares details about the cello and its role in the orchestra. In the Meet the Instrument series, we'll learn more about each instrument in turn from different players in the Seattle Symphony. From playing their first note through advanced techniques, our musicians share unique stories and fun performances to inspire you on your own musical journey. Extend your classroom experience! Join us virtually for activities featuring crafts, instrument exploration, and concert activities. Teacher Activity Guides aligned with state standards are available. The Seattle Symphony’s Family, School & Community programs are supported by 4Culture, Arakawa Foundation, Marco Argenti, The Klorfine Foundation, Merriman-Ross Family, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, Maryanne Tagney, the Atsuhiko and Ina Goodwin Tateuchi Foundation and individual contributions to the Seattle Symphony Annual Fund.
In Family & Community
Meet the Instrument: Viola
Meet the viola with Seattle Symphony Viola Olivia Chew!
Tiny Clips: Ring in the Holidays
Celebrate the holidays with the percussion family! Join the Seattle Symphony percussionists as they perform your favorite holiday pieces.
Meet the Instrument: Oboe
Meet the oboe with Seattle Symphony Principal Oboe Mary Lynch!
Tiny Clips: Celebrating Dreams
Embark on a bold adventure with the brass family!
Compose a Melody with a Movement
Join Composer in Residence Reena Esmail as she explores ways to compose a melody, then download her composition booklet below for even more inspiration!
Meet the Instrument: Flute
Meet the flute with Seattle Symphony Associate Principal Flute Jeffrey Barker.