Save the Dates
for our 91st Season!

We continue our long tradition of musical excellence with these five exciting concerts by an international array of virtuoso musical artists.

All concerts are at Sunset Center on Sundays at 3:00pm.
Complete season details will be posted on this website in mid June.

I. Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 3:00pm

Orion Weiss, piano   artist website

"Exceptional technique with virtuosity to spare."
  - Washington Post

Grieg: Ballade, Op. 24
Schubert: Sonata in G Major, D 894
Schumann: Waldeszenen Op. 82
Ravel: Tombeau de Couperin
Mr. Weiss will perform the following weekend with the
Monterey Symphony and also do school outreach for CMS.

II. Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 3:00pm

Phiharmonia Baroque Orchestra (23 musicians)
led by Elizabeth Blumenstock, violin     artist website

"An ensemble for early music as fine as any in the world today,"
- LA Times

"Venice, Vivaldi, Visitors, and Virtuosi"

Locatelli: Introduzione Teatrale Op. 4, No. 5 in D Major
Pisendel: Concerto for Violin and Two Oboes in G Minor
Verancini: Sarabande "Arpeggiata," Overture No. 4 in F Major
Vivaldi: "l'Autunno" in F Major, RV 293 from Le quattro stagioni
Handel: Overture in G Minor to Agrippina, HWV 6
Albinoni: Concerto for Two Oboes, Op. 9, No. 6 in G Major
Tartini: Concerto for Violin in A Major, D91
Ballos/Gondola: Songs TBD

III. Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 3:00pm

The American String Quartet     artist website

"Luxurious, beautifully sculptured performances" - NY Times

Bach: Praeludium in F minor, BWV 857 (Well-Tempered Clavier)
Brahms: Quartet in B-flat Major, Op 67
Beethoven: Quartet No. 14 in C sharp Minor, Op. 131

IV. Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 3:00pm

The Israeli Chamber Project (8 musicians)     artist website

"A high level of refined and exciting playing" - NY Times

Stravinsky: Scenes from Petrushka
Elliott Carter: Espirit Rude - Espirit Doux
Ravel: Introduction and Allegro
Schumann: Piano Quintet in E flat Major, Op. 44

V. Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 3:00pm

Jeremy Denk, piano     artist website

"Impeccable technical control." - Chicago Tribune

Mozart: Rondo in A Minor, K 511
Prokofiev: Visions Fugitives, Op. 22
Beethoven: Piano Sonata in E Major, No. 30, Op. 109
Liszt/Beethoven: An die ferne Geliebte S. 469/R. 124
Schumann: Fantasie in C Major Op. 17

VI. Friday, June 9, 2018

Carmel Music Society Bi-Annual Piano Competition 

More details will be posted in late summer.

Sunset Center, in Carmel-by-the-Sea, is the foremost concert hall on California's Central Coast. The modern auditorium has 700 seats and superb acoustics for all types of music. Located in the midst of Carmel, it is surrounded by great dining and shopping possibilities. Public parking is available.  Sunset Center website

Season Subscription
All Five Concerts

Your season subscription will guarantee you a selection of the best available seats at every concert.

Seating is in 3 price categories: Platinum, Gold, and Silver. You may view or download a Sunset Center seating chart by clicking the link below. Excellent seats are available in all categories.

Platinum $272 / Gold $240 / Silver $204

(These prices are about 10% less than the cost of 5 single tickets in the same seating category.)

To purchase or renew a subscription, you may call our office:
(Mon-Fri, 9:00am–1:00pm)
Please have the seating chart handy so you can discuss available options.


New subscribers will be seated after June 1.

Single tickets will go on sale August 1.

Single tickets will be $60, $53 and $45.

Sunset Center Seating Chart (pdf)

Sunset Center, Carmel-by-the-Sea   website

Please join us for
Carmel Music Society's
90th Birthday Party

The Covey at Quail Lodge  Covey website
Carmel Valley, California
Saturday, Dec 9, 2017 at 5:00pm
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