Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Monterey Symphony Announces Next Virtual Performance: 35 Years of Music Making in a 135 Year Old Library

 The Monterey Symphony is broadcasting its next virtual performance from the newly renovated Pacific Grove Library on Saturday, March 27th at 4 PM (PT). 

Carmel/Pacific Grove/Monterey, CA – The Monterey Symphony is broadcasting its next virtual performance from the newly renovated Pacific Grove Library on Saturday, March 27th at 4 PM (PT). This Balcony Session features MSO’s principal flautist Dawn Walker and cellist Mark Walker with a special guest appearance by MSO Executive Director and violinist Nicola Reilly. The Pacific Grove Library was established 135 years ago in 1886. The library moved to its present location in 1908 and was enlarged in 1926, 1938, 1950, and 1978-1981 with the new steep gable roof incorporating all. Construction for the current renewal and remodel started in October 2019 and was completed in June 2020 giving the library a lustrous melding of the past, present and future.

Pacific Grove Library Manager Diana Godwin says “The light and warmth of the library is a beautiful backdrop for a classical music concert and library staff are looking forward to hosting the Monterey Symphony in March. We are also pleased to be able to provide a peek into the library that is not yet open to the public.” 

Music originally written for flute and cello is seldom found. Dawn Walker says “Traditionally we perform music for violin and cello (especially from the Baroque Era) and the cello plays the continuo part. After 35 years of playing music together we have expanded our repertoire to include pieces we have arranged from all eras and styles of music borrowing from other instruments.” Works of Piazolla, Villa Lobos, Doppler are juxtaposed alongside more traditional Vivaldi, Corelli and Haydn. 

Full program details and artist’s bios can be found at the Symphony’s website: 

The Monterey Symphony was founded in 1946 and incorporated in 1947. The Symphony’s mission is to engage, educate and excite our community through the performance and continual discovery of symphonic music.

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