Ensemble Monterey’s 2015 – 2016 Season

Read a review of November’s Concert  – Winds of the Exotic

in Performing Arts Monterey Bay

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Our Next Concert –  April 9 and 10, 2016

The Three Soloists! 

PrintSaturday, April 9th, 2016, 8 PM, St. Philip’s Lutheran Church, Carmel

Sunday, April 10th, 2016,  7 PM, Peace United Church of Christ,  Santa Cruz

This concert features three dazzling, and very different solos.  Trumpet soloist Barbara Hull is featured in André Jolivet’s Trumpet Concerto Number 2.  It is a bold, aggressive and daring piece which balances on the border between jazz and the classics.

From the same composer, Soprano Lori Schulman will perform the Suite Liturgique, a lyrically gorgeous work that seeks to recreate the ancient modes of the classic Greeks.

Finally, another world premiere – this from favorite local composer Stephen Tosh, who has written the Concertino for Solo Violin and Ensemble specifically for Concertmaster David Dally and Ensemble Monterey.

Our Season Finale – May 14 and 15, 2016


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Saturday, May 14th, 2016, 8 PM, Carmel Mission Basilica, Carmel

Sunday, May 15th, 2016, 7 PM, Peace United Church of Christ, Santa Cruz

A celebration of magnificent music for organ, brass,  choir and percussion.  Ensemble Monterey is joined by the vocal ensemble Cantiamo! in presenting some of the most powerful and awe-inspiring music ever written.

With organ soloist Tiffany Bedner at the keyboard, a large brass choir, voices and percussion, we perform a tour de force of majestic Renaissance works by Gabrielli, French romantic masterworks by Gigout and contemporary pieces culminating in Norman Dello Joio’s Hymn to Saint Cecilia, the patron saint of music.

Fanfare! is music to bring joy to your heart.  Come enjoy a stirring season finalé with Ensemble Monterey and

Prepare to be Dazzled!


Peninsula Reviews

 article about our Season Opening Concert

 Strings Attached

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Read a Review of our 2014-2015 Season Finale

Israel in Egypt on Performing Arts Monterey Bay

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Read the informative concert preview in the Monterey Herald’s  “GO!” section, Thursday, April 30, 2015

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Read more about us!

Two Reviews of Americans We Love: Performing Arts Monterey Bay and Peninsula Reviews.

Read about Americans We Love!  in March 12’s Monterey Herald “GO!

A New Wineglass, from the Monterey Herald’s “GO!” section February 5th, 2015.

Awakening a Passion for Classical Music, from the Monterey Herald’s “GO!” section October 16th, 2104.

The conclusion of the 2013-14 season was Purcell’s Hail Bright Cecilia. Click here for a review!


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