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

Ensemble Monterey & Cantiamo! Cabrillo

By Scott MacClelland TO CONCLUDE their 25th anniversary season, Ensemble Monterey and Cantiamo! Cabrillo handed out a lavish, full color souvenir program book in celebration of their world premiere of Latvian composer Ēriks Ešenvalds’ Sunset in My Hand, an original … Continue reading