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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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We’re In This Together

Nonprofits are more important that ever in this trying time. Monterey County Gives! was created to support the local nonprofit community's Big Ideas (and programs). And thanks to your participation and generosity, Monterey County Gives! raised over $7.8 million for 162 local nonprofits in 2020.

MCGives! has now raised and contributed over $35 million dollars since its inception ten years ago. That’s astounding. And wonderful. Thank you to all our Partners, Sponsors, nonprofit Board Directors, staff and volunteers — and each of our 7,578 donors. We did it, together.

The 2021 Campaign begins November 11.

APPLY FOR Monterey County Gives!

The 2021 Monterey County Gives! RFP (for applying nonprofits) is due by midnight July 31st. Monterey County Gives! 2021 campaign kicks off in early November.