October 14th, 2020
Four California orchestras have joined resources to commission a new work by composer John Christopher Wineglass. The co-commissioning groups — Fresno Philharmonic, Monterey Symphony, Pacific Symphony, and the San José Chamber Orchestra — expressed a shared interest new music that responds to the extraordinary nature of life during the pandemic. Wineglass’s responsive piece will be titled Alone Together, run approximately nine minutes, and will feature strings and percussion.
October 11th, 2020
Although the Sunset Center is currently shuttered, the Monterey Symphony will present a solo performance there in January. One solitary person, Concertmaster Christina Mok will perform “Alone,” a special piece written for her by the Symphony’s composer-in-residence John Wineglass.
October 1st, 2020
Commissioned by the Portland Symphony. The Toy Factor: Little Elves, Fairies and Snowmen for Winds, Brass and Percussion. Go to link below for more information.
July 27th, 2020
The Monterey Symphony announced the appointment of John Wineglass as Composer-in-Residence. Wineglass collaborated with the Symphony in 2016 for Big Sur: The Night Sun, a massive symphonic work featuring a drum made from a redwood tree (the premiere can be viewed on the Symphony's YouTube channel). He spent time at Glen Deven Ranch in Big Sur, thanks to the Big Sur Land Trust.