Historic Presenting Partners
The historical cornerstone of the Sunset Center is the four non-profit classical music presenters, who collectively offer more than fifty classical music events each year. For a city the size of Carmel-by-the-Sea, this might be one of the strongest classical music programs in the country. We are proud to call them our Historic Presenting Partners, and encourage you to explore their dynamic and impressive programming.
Carmel Bach Festival
The Carmel Bach Festival is widely regarded as one of the pre-eminent musical institutions in America. Founded in 1935, its performances of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, his contemporaries and heirs are known worldwide. The Carmel Bach Festival has grown from a three-day festival to a three week event with more than 50 performances by leading Baroque interpreters from Europe and the Americas.
For more information or to purchase tickets, go to: www.bachfestival.org or call the Bach Festival Offices at 831.624.1521.
Carmel Music Society
Since 1927 the Carmel Music Society has presented concerts by renowned classical artists from around the world. Now in our 85th year, we continue our tradition of bringing great classical music to the Monterey Bay Region. The Carmel Music Society presents an eight-month season of world-class performances, and for 35 years we also have sponsored a competition for aspiring young musicians.
For more information or to purchase tickets, go to: www.carmelmusic.org or call their Administrative Offices at 831.625.9938.
Chamber Music Monterey Bay
Chamber Music Monterey Bay’s mission is to enrich the cultural life of the community by promoting high quality chamber music through a world-class concert series and community education programs.
For more information or to purchase tickets, go to: www.chambermusicmontereybay.org or call their Administrative Offices at 831.625.2212.
The Monterey Symphony is the fully professional orchestra serving the communities of the Monterey Bay, Salinas, Salinas Valley, Big Sur, and San Benito County. The Symphony offers triple performances of a seven-concert classical subscription series, extensive educational activities, and a variety of holiday and chamber music performances.
For more information or to purchase tickets, go to: www.montereysymphony.org or call their Box Office at 831.646.8511.
Dance Kids Presents The Nutcracker (Night One)
Friday, December 13 at 7:00 pm Dance Kids Presents The Nutcracker (Night Two)
Saturday, December 14 at 7:00 pm Dance Kids Presents The Nutcracker (Matinee)
Sunday, December 15 at 2:00 pm Spirits & Cinema
Saturday, January 11 at 8:00 pm Carmel Music Society Presents Elizabeth Wallfisch and David Breitman
Sunday, January 12 at 3:00 pm Luis Bravo's Forever Tango
Wednesday, January 15 at 2:00 pm Chef Robert Irvine Live!
Saturday, January 18 at 8:00 pm The Irish Rovers
Friday, January 31 at 8:00 pm Chamber Music Monterey Bay Presents Trio Cavatina with Samuel Rhodes
Saturday, February 1 at 8:00 pm Carmel Music Society Presents The Gryphon Trio
Tuesday, February 4 at 8:00 pm Zappa Plays Zappa: Tour de Frank
Thursday, February 6 at 8:00 pm Ethan Russell: Best Seat in the House
Saturday, February 8 at 8:00 pm TAO: The Art of the Drum
Tuesday, February 11 at 8:00 pm Ottmar Liebert
Thursday, February 13 at 8:00 pm Monterey Symphony presents "Innovation"
Saturday, February 22 at 8:00 pm Studio 105 Cabaret Presents: Steve Lucky & The Rhumba Bums
Thursday, February 27 at 8:00 pm Carmel Music Society Presents Musica Pacifica Baroque Ensemble
Sunday, March 2 at 3:00 pm Ailey II Dance Company
Friday, March 7 at 8:00 pm Merle Haggard
Sunday, March 9 at 7:00 pm Chamber Music Monterey Bay Presents Catalyst Quartet
Friday, March 14 at 8:00 pm Monterey Symphony presents "Insight"
Saturday, March 22 at 8:00 pm Smuin Ballet: XXTREMES
Friday, March 28 at 8:00 pm 1964...The Tribute
Saturday, April 5 at 8:00 pm Broadway's Next H!t Musical
Friday, April 11 at 8:00 pm Carmel Music Society Presents Louis Lortie, Piano
Sunday, April 13 at 3:00 pm Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular
Thursday, April 17 at 8:00 pm Los Lonely Boys
Tuesday, April 22 at 8:00 pm MANDY PATINKIN: Dress Casual with Paul Ford on Piano
Wednesday, April 23 at 8:00 pm "Mystery Edition" Presented by Carmel Public Library Foundation
Thursday, April 24 at 7:00 pm Chamber Music Monterey Bay Presents St. Lawrence String Quartet with Jessica Rivera
Friday, April 25 at 8:00 pm Monterey Symphony presents "Reflection"
Saturday, April 26 at 8:00 pm Carmel Music Society Presents David Finckel and Wu Han
Sunday, May 4 at 3:00 pm John Lithgow: Stories by Heart
Thursday, May 8 at 8:00 pm Monterey Symphony presents "Splendor"
Saturday, May 17 at 8:00 pm The Four Freshmen GALA EVENT
Saturday, May 24 at 8:00 pm Carmel Music Society Presents Michael Noble - Winner of Carmel Music Society's 2013 Piano Competition
Friday, May 30 at 8:00 pm Carmel Music Society Presents 2014 Instrumental Competition
Saturday, May 31 at 12:00 pm Smuin Ballet: XXCENTRIC
Friday, June 6 at 8:00 pm