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.
Monterey Symphony "Ecstasy"
Saturday, May 18 at 8:00 pm Carmel Music Society "Clarissa Lyons, soprano. Winner of the 2012 CMS Vocal Competition"
Friday, May 31 at 8:00 pm Carmel Music Society "2013 Piano Competition Finals and Winners Concert"
Saturday, June 1 at 10:00 am Smuin Ballet Spring Program
Friday, June 7 at 8:00 pm CAPA Spring Recital
Friday, June 14 at 6:00 pm CAPA Spring Recital
Saturday, June 15 at 6:00 pm CAPA Spring Recital
Sunday, June 16 at 6:00 pm Adam Carolla and Dr. Drew
Friday, August 16 at 8:00 pm Los Lonely Boys
Wednesday, September 4 at 8:00 pm Vince Gill
Sunday, October 27 at 7:30 pm