Ensemble Monterey quartet

By Scott MacClelland OLIVIER MESSIAEN, the inimitable 20th century French composer, is probably best known for his Quartet for the End of Time, a work written while he was ‘resident’ in a Nazi prisoner of war camp in Poland. A … Continue reading

Ensemble Monterey’s ‘Wally’

By Scott MacClelland OPENING A NEW SEASON of chamber orchestra literature with a program titled “Wally the Beard” had to be some kind of crazy gamble. At least it demanded an explanation. That came in the form of a pre-concert … Continue reading