Monterey, CA, April 24, 2019 — Monterey Symphony’s 2018-19 Season, “Sound Waves,” concludes in 2019 with concerts on May 18-19, the annual Gala By The Bay benefit on May 3, and the final special event luncheon on May 16.
The sixth and final concert of the season, “Sound Waves,” will be held the weekend of May 18-19, at the Sunset Center in Carmel.
Gala By The Bay will be held from 6-10 p.m. Friday, May 3, 2019, at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and the May Luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. May 16, 2019, MPCC Beach House, 3000 Club Road, in Pebble Beach.
The final concert of the season will conclude in grand fashion with music by Wagner, Chopin, and Beethoven. Richard Wagner composed many brilliant overtures throughout his many German operas, including the overture from “The Flying Dutchman,” featured as the opening work in the season finale. Chopin's stunning Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 21, follows, with magnificent Cuban pianist Marcos Madrigal performing the popular work, composed before Chopin completed his formal education at age 20.
The season ends with one of the greatest compositions for the concert hall of all time: Beethoven's Symphony No. 5, Op. 67. A favorite among experienced and new audiences, musicians and conductors, the fifth endeavor in the symphony genre struck a chord for Beethoven, as he discovered his true forte — it is the "Stairway to Heaven" of classical music.
The final concert of the 2018-19 season will be held at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 18, and 3 p.m. Sunday, May 19 at the Sunset Center in Carmel and conducted by Symphony Music Director Max Bragado-Darman.
The lineup of special events concludes with the Gala By The Bay on May 3, at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and a final luncheon on May 16.
Gala By The Bay
May 3, 2019, 6:00-10 p.m.
Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row, Monterey
Join the Monterey Symphony in a celebration of the stunning natural and artistic beauty of the Monterey Bay. Enjoy a gourmet seated dinner, delicious wines and private access to the renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium and its Open Ocean exhibit. Live auction and musical moments with your own Symphony performers await you, with ocean-themed surprises and more. All proceeds benefit the Monterey Symphony and our Music for the Schools initiative.
May 16, 2019, 11:30 a.m.
MPCC Beach House, 3000 Club Road, Pebble Beach
Join the Friends of the Monterey Symphony for a preview luncheon. Support classical music, enjoy great food and company, and engage with guest artists from the upcoming concert. Cost: $50 per person.
11:30 a.m. – No Host Cocktails
12:15 p.m. – Luncheon
1:15 p.m. – Guest Speaker Presentation
For more information on special events, go to https://www.montereysymphony.org/special-events.htm.
To purchase concert tickets, go to www.montereysymphony.org
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 school children.
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 Berkshire Foundation, The Barnet Segal Charitable Trust, 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 Pebble Beach Company Foundation, S.T.A.R. Foundation, The Robert and Virginia Stanton Endowment, Taylor Farms, Union Bank, The Yellow Brick Road Foundation and many others.
For additional information, please call 831-646-8511 or visit the website: www.montereysymphony.org.
Marci Bracco Cain
Salinas, CA 93901