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Nov 12 - Dec 31, 2020

Ensemble Monterey Chamber Orchestra


Ensemble Monterey Chamber Orchestra enriches the cultural life of the Central Coast, performing music that is adventurous, challenging and unique.

The Big Idea

Ensemble Monterey enriches the cultural life of the Central Coast by performing music that is considered to be adventurous, challenging and unique. This season, they are presenting four concert sets, which began with an outdoor event in October. The performance was livestreamed to a broad audience while welcoming a small group of select patrons to attend in person. The season continues with concert sets in January, March and May 2021. These concerts will feature works from John Rutter, Beethoven, Maurice Ravel and late local composer Stephen Tosh, among others. The season will be eight events that highlight local instrumentalists, vocal soloists and youth and adult choirs.

Through well-balanced and varied programming, presentation of quality soloists and the annual performance of major collaborative choral works, the concert-goer is exposed to little-known works of history, as well as contemporary works. We particularly enjoy the ‘Conductor’s Notes,’ when Dr. John Anderson brings his program notes to life. Ensemble Monterey demonstrates a sustainable flexibility with the intimacy of a chamber setting, as well as the breadth of vision that has carried them to performances in Carnegie Hall.

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