Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Monterey Symphony’s 2019-2020 Season Returns with Two Massive Symphonic Works, Women’s Night Out

A night of golden indulgence and symphonies with a story welcome the Monterey Symphony back for the second half of its Ovation season.

Monterey, CA, December 31, 2019 — A night of golden indulgence and symphonies with a story welcome the Monterey Symphony back for the second half of its Ovation season.

The baton raises for the third concert of the Monterey Symphony’s six-concert 74th season on Feb. 15-16, 2020.

Before the performance on Saturday night, all ticketholders are welcome to Studio 105 at Sunset Center for the 3rd Annual Women’s Night Out. Desserts from Parker Lusseau, wines from Chalone Vineyard, music by David Holodiloff, tarot reading by Wendy Burch, decadent giveaways from Cos Bar and more await guests to celebrate Valentine’s Day in sparkling style. Guests can receive tickets for only $30 with discount code GOLD.

Edward Elgar’s Enigma Variations are comprised of 14 separate movements sketching a different friend or close acquaintance. Rather than depicting the person as a whole, a single element of their personality or relationship with Elgar is illustrated musically. The movement titles contain cryptograms or keys to the identity of the subject! Elgar started the work casually at the piano as an exercise to capture someone musically, and evolved it into a large and beloved symphonic work.

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade is based on the Arabian Nights. Replete with Russian folk melodies, many excerpts of this piece are used for Olympic figure skating – making it a well-known and recognized work. Rimsky-Korsakov worked tirelessly on this composition, along with his ornate Russian Easter Overture and the completion of Alexander Borodin’s opera Prince Igor. The work features stunning and virtuosic violin solos — not to be missed!

Performances on Saturdays are at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. One hour prior to every performance there will be a pre-concert lecture in the Hall of Sunset Center.

Single tickets range from $44-$85 and are now on sale at www.montereysymphony.org.

Subscriptions are available. Please contact the box office for availability at (831) 646-8511. For more information and pricing visit: https://www.montereysymphony.org/subscriptions.htm

About the Monterey Symphony
The mission of the Monterey Symphony is to engage, educate and excite our community through the performance and continual discovery of symphonic music.

The Monterey Symphony, under the artistic leadership of Music Director & Conductor Max Bragado-Darman, is the only fully professional, full-season orchestra serving the communities of the Monterey Bay, Salinas, Salinas Valley, Big Sur, and San Benito County. It provides double performances of a six-concert subscription series at Carmel’s Sunset Theater, as well as youth education programs that include in-class visits and culminate in full-orchestra concerts for students.

The Monterey Symphony is a nonprofit, public benefit corporation, supported through various generous individuals and through grants and corporate gifts from The Arts Council of Monterey County, The Barnet Segal Charitable Trust, The Berkshire Foundation, California Arts Council, The Community Foundation for Monterey County, The Harden Foundation, Monterey Peninsula Foundation, Music Performance Trust Fund, Nancy Buck Ransom Foundation, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, The William H. and Kristine M. Schuyler Charitable Foundation, Inc., The Robert and Virginia Stanton Endowment, Teichert Foundation, The Upjohn California Fund and many others.

For additional information, please call (831) 646-8511 or visit the website: www.montereysymphony.org

Marci Bracco Cain
Chatterbox PR
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 747-7455

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