The Seattle Symphony & Opera Players’ Organization (SSOPO) selected Magnolia’s Serendipity Café as the winner of its Musical New Year Concert Contest after a month-long Facebook competition. A duet of symphony musicians will perform a free concert at the café (3222 W. McGraw St.) on March 15 at 7:30 p.m. 

Symphony musicians Elisa Barston, principal second violinist, and Efe Baltcigil, principal cellist, will perform a Beethoven duo and chamber music at the concert. Serendipity Café will accommodate 60 visitors on a first-come, first-served basis for the concert.

“I’ve been taking my daughter to Serendipity for sweet treats for years and am thrilled that it won our concert contest,” said Barston, a Magnolia resident. “I am looking forward to performing for my fellow Magnolia residents.”

Serendipity Café is a family-oriented restaurant that offers a child playroom and gluten-free and vegan desserts. Founded by Seattle moms Nanette Baker and Jen Young, the café is inspired by European cafes and bistros, offering a variety of fresh food in a relaxed atmosphere.

“Serendipity Café has created a great atmosphere for families,” added bassist Jennifer Godfrey, also of Magnolia. “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.”

Throughout the month of December, fans were invited to “Like” a status on the SSOPO Facebook page. Serendipity was randomly selected as the concert winner in January.