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Sunset Center

Sunset Center, Carmel

2016-2017 Season

Orion Weiss, piano

Sunday October 8, 2017 at 3:00pm

In less than a decade, Orion Weiss has forged a major international solo career and is one of the most exciting pianists of his generation.

"...exceptionally clean technique with virtuosity to spare... a riveting and unforgettable human experience."
- Washington Post


Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra
led by Elizabeth Blumenstock, violin

Sunday November 5, 2017 at 3:00pm

Elizabeth Blumenstock is one of the great Baroque violinists of our time, with a discography of 95 recordings. The esteemed concertmaster of Philharmonia, she is renowned for leading the orchestra in programs of Baroque fireworks like the Italian masterpieces she will play in Carmel.
"An ensemble for early music as fine as any in the world today" - LA Times


The American String Quartet

Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 3:00pm

Man-Ling Bai

An ensemble now entering its fifth decade and regarded as one of the world's foremost string quartets. CMS presented them in Carmel in 2010 and we are delighted to welcome them back.

"The finesse, the thoughtfulness and depth of the performance could not be surpassed."
- Berlin Morgenpost


The Israeli Chamber Project

Sunday March 25, 2018 at 3:00pm

A high-energy chamber music ensemble based in New York and known for fiery performances of a wide range of music. Their Carmel program is colorful and includes works by Schumann, Stravinsky, Ravel and Eliot Carter.

A high level of refined and exciting playing...
dynamic and emotionally charged." - New York Times


Jeremy Denk, piano

Sunday April 29, 2018 at 3:00pm

This engaging pianist not only received the Avery Fisher Prize and Musical America’s Instrumentalist of the Year award, he also won a MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship for his innovative programing.

"A pianist you want to hear—both for his penetrating
intellectual engagement with the music and for the
generosity of his playing." – New York Times


Biennial Piano Competition

Saturday June 9, 2018 at 3:00pm


Carmel Music Society has sponsored competitions since 1976 and they are exciting all-day events. Finalists perform onstage in the morning and afternoon, and the winners' concert is held in the evening. Admission is free and no ticket is required.


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