00 days
00 hr
00 min
00 sec
Nov 12 - Dec 31, 2020

Monterey Symphony


To engage, educate and excite our community through the performance and continual discovery of symphonic music.

The Big Idea

The Monterey Symphony engages and educates the community through the performance and ongoing discovery of symphonic music. Their new project, Music For Our Times, concentrates on solo performances, online education content for elementary school students, commissioning new works, and a commitment to protect and sustain the organization, which has taken a dramatic budget hit due to canceling the season because of Covid-19. The symphony is now offering “Balcony Sessions,” from their Hampton Court offices in Carmel, as well as “Gallery Sessions” from the Winfield Gallery, featuring solo or duet performances that showcase members of the Monterey Symphony. These series give the organization the opportunity to share music with the community while also providing support to artists during a period of lost work during the pandemic.

The experience had a deep impact - positive - on me. Seeing talented artists devoted to their passion for music; seeing the artists working together in impecable concert; viewing the symphony of sound melding with the oceanic sounds of nature. Incredible lasting experience.

- Anonymous

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.