Save the dates! Our 2017-2018 Season offers five great concerts and three centuries of music. More details here...

Since 1927, Carmel Music Society has presented concerts by great classical artists from around the world.

For our 90th Season we have chosen particular favorites from recent years, in celebration of our long tradition of bringing the finest classical music to the Monterey Bay Region.

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2016-2017 Season

The Romero Guitar Quartet

Sunday October 2, 2016 at 3:00pm

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For three generations, the Romeros have been known as "The Royal Family of the Guitar." They return to Carmel by popular demand, with a typically eclectic and exciting program.


Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields
Chamber Ensemble

Saturday October 29, 2016 at 8:00pm

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From the UK, an extraordinary ensemble of eight principal musicians from one of the world's finest orchestras, performing two beloved 19th-century masterpieces: Antonin Dvorak's String Quintet in G Major & Franz Schubert's Octet in F major.


Man-Ling Bai, piano

Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 3:00pm

FREE. No ticket required.

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Man-Ling Bai

A solo recital by the brilliant young winner of the 2016 Carmel Music Society Biennial Piano Competition.

Read an online review of the June 4 winner's concert.


Frederica von Stade, mezzo-soprano
Jake Heggie, piano

Sunday February 12, 2017 at 3:00pm

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A rare recital appearance by America's most beloved mezzo-soprano. Known to her friends and fans as "Flicka," Ms. von Stade is one of the pre-eminent vocalists of our time. She is joined by her colleague and friend, the equally brilliant Jake Heggie, pianist and award-winning composer of the opera Dead Man Walking.


Jean-Philippe Collard, piano

Sunday March 12, 2017 at 3:00pm

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From Paris, an iconic French musician who is known around the world as "the gentleman pianist."

"Jean-Philippe Collard plays the piano with the ease and confidence of one born to make music." (LA Times)


David Finckel, cello
Wu Han, piano
and Philip Setzer, violin

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Three of America's most exciting chamber musicians in the second of two concerts featuring the complete Beethoven Piano Trios
  Trio in G Major, Op. 1 No. 2
  Trio in E flat Major, Op. 70 No. 2
  Trio in B flat Major, Op. 97, “Archduke”

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