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Sunset Center

Sunset Center Auditorium, Carmel

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2018-2019 Season

Olga Kern, piano

Sunday October 13, 2019 at 3:00pm

After a decade, this Russian powerhouse and Gold Medalist of the Cliburn Competition returns to Carmel to open our season with music by Beethoven and great Russian masters.

"This immensely talented artist turned in a performance that was dignified, controlled and majestic." - The Washington Post


The Modigliani String Quartet

Sunday November 10, 2019 at 3:00pm

The Paris-based Quatour Modigliani celebrates its 15th anniversary this season with tours throughout North and South America, Asia, and Europe. For their Carmel debut they will perform Mozart, Mendelssohn, and Brahms.

Germany's Süddeutsche Zeitung called them "one of the best quartets in the world."


Philharmonia Baroque Chamber Players
Nicholas McGegan, conductor
with Sherezade Panthaki, soprano
"The Music of Shakespeare"

Sunday January 12, 2020 at 3:00pm

Man-Ling Bai

If music be the food of love, play on! Feast your ears on a banquet of 17th and 18th Century music inspired by the Bard. America's premiere Baroque ensemble under its Director, with one of the great Baroque vocalists of her generation.

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


Benjamin Grosvenor, piano

Sunday March 22 , 2020 at 3:00pm

The Carmel debut of a brilliant young British pianist in a typically eclectic program of Rameau, Schumann and Liszt.

"Astounding technical gifts, the freshness of his imagination, his intense concentration, the absence of any kind of show, and the unmistakable sense of poetic immersion directed solely at the realization of music." - Süddeutsche Zeitung


Daniel Hope, violin
and Vanessa Perez, piano
in a tribute to Yehudi Menuin

Sunday May 10, 2020 at 3:00pm

Violinist Daniel Hope has toured the world as a virtuoso soloist for 25 years and is celebrated for his musical versatility and his dedication to humanitarian causes.

In this concert he honors the memory of his teacher, the great British violinist Yehudi Menuhin. Daniel is joined by Venezuelan-American pianist Vanessa Perez.



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