Regional Classical Music Ensembles and Resources
Instrumental Ensembles (mostly)
Cadenza Santa Cruz
Ensemble Monterey Carmel / Santa Cruz
Monterey Pops (formerly Monterey Bay Symphony)
New Music Works Santa Cruz
Choral & Vocal Ensembles
Camerata Singers Carmel / Salinas
Cantiamo! Santa Cruz
Cabrillo Music Festival August
Carmel Bach Festival July
Santa Cruz Baroque Festival February–March
Sunset Center, Carmel-by-the-Sea
Box Office : 831 620 2048 Fax: 831-624-0147
Music and Books About Music:
Bookmark Music, Pacific Grove, California
A truly world-class source of sheet music, scores, and music books. The actual store is located at 307 Forest Avenue in Pacific Grove, and they also have internet customers all over the world. Visit their great website for details.
Online Calendars and Concert Reviews
Peninsula Reviews features reviews of classical music concerts, previews of upcoming classical music events, and a periodic newsletter. Pianist and teacher Lyn Bronson is the publisher and editor.
Performing Arts Monterey Bay was created by music writer Scott MacClelland. The site covers live music, dance and theater, open to the public, in Monterey and Santa Cruz counties.
Print Publications With Websites
A cultural biography of Dene Denny and Hazel Watrous, the two extraordinary women who created Carmel Music Society (1927) and the Carmel Bach Festival (1935) and were central figures in Carmel's artistic and architectural development in the years before WWII. Includes a detailed study of music and theater in Carmel's earliest decades. 400 pages, 300 vintage illustrations, a century of history, fully footnoted and indexed, extensive Appendix and Bibliography.
“The reference material itself is worth the price of
the book” - John Crosse, Los Angeles architectural history scholar. www.socalarchhistory.blogspot.com
Radio and Online Music
A great mix of music and talk on FM,
they also stream all-classical HD on the web. Website: kazu.org
103.9 FM in Monterey
and 95.9 FM in Big Sur
San Francisco's KDFC is one of the most popular classical music FM stations in the USA. It is listener-supported, all-classical, a service of the Universty of Southern California.