The 2015-2016 season is a four concert series with performances in Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties. Don’t miss the pre-concert discussion with Dr. John Anderson for insights into the composers and the music. Pre-concert talks begin one hour before the concert and are included in your ticket price.
Save these dates! Season tickets will be available through the website in August, or you may reserve yours in advance at 2014-2015 prices by calling 831-333-1283.
Ensemble Monterey’s 2015 – 2016 Season
Prepare to be Dazzled!
Saturday, October 3rd, 2105, 8 PM, St. Philip’s Lutheran Church, Carmel
Sunday, October 4th, 2015, 7 PM, Peace United Church of Christ, Santa Cruz
Our opening concert features exciting compositions for string orchestra, beginning with the Shostakovich Chamber Symphony. Haydn’s delightful and energetic Piano Concerto Number 2 showcases the talents of pianist Lucy Faridany. And we are proud to present a world premier by double Emmy Award-winning local composer John Wineglass – his String Symphony Number 1. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience one of the Central Coast’s most gifted piano soloists and an important world premier!
Winds of the Exotic
Saturday, November 7th, 8 PM, 2015, St. Philip’s Lutheran Church, Carmel
Sunday, November 8th, 2015, 7 PM, Peace United Church of Christ, Santa Cruz
A concert for wind orchestra featuring a very rarely heard set of Renaissance dances from the court of Beatrice d’Este, Baroness of Milan. Flute soloist Lars Johannesson solos in Charles Gounod’s exquisite Petite Symphonie, a French romantic gem originally written for legendary Flutist Paul Taffanel. And to go really exotic we include Carlos Chavez’s Xochipilli, An Imagined Aztec Music. Xochipilli features solos on conch shell as well as a chorus of six Aztec percussion instruments. Winds of the Exotic will keep you on the edge of your seat!