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Monterey County Gives!

November 11 – December 31, 2021
This annual year-end campaign inspires local philanthropy and benefits a wide array of Monterey County nonprofits including Carmel Music Society.

We receive 100% of your donation, plus additional matching funds based on a percentage of our total receipts. Last year's matching percentage was 9.32%.

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Musical Moments - our online series

Since April 2020 we have posted more than 60 audio and video clips of dozens of recent and upcoming CMS artists — encores, short sections from longer works, or unusual performances.

Browse the Musical Moments Archive Page

We’ll continue this series during our 2021-22 season, with new posts every few weeks. If you’d like to be notified about future Musical Moments, click the link below to subscribe.

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2021-2022 Season

Dover Quartet

Sunday January 9, 2022 at 3:00pm

Dover  Quartet

The Dover Quartet catapulted to international stardom after a stunning sweep of all prizes at the Banff Competition and has become one of the leading string quartets of their generation.

“Expert musicianship, razor-sharp ensemble, deep musical feeling and a palpable commitment to communication”
– Chicago Tribune

Stefan Milenkovich, violin
Marta Aznavooria, piano

Sunday February 6, 2022 at 3:00pm

Stefan Milenkovich

Stefan Milenkovich enjoys a prolific career as an internationally praised soloist and recitalist.

“disarmingly magical...dazzling virtuosity...searching musicianship.” – Washington Post

Multi-Grammy nominee Marta Aznavoorian has performed to critical acclaim throughout the world as orchestral soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician.

“A pianist of exceptionally finished technique and purity of musical impulse.” – Boston Globe

Manuel Barrueco, guitar

Sunday March 13, 2022 at 3:00pm

The legendary Cuban guitarist Manuel Barrueco is internationally recognized as one of the most important guitarists of our time.

"If Barrueco is not the greatest living guitarist on the stage today, I don't know who is." - Fanfare Magazine

Olga Kern & Vladislav Kern, piano

Sunday April 3, 2022 at 3:00pm

Russian-American pianist Olga Kern jumpstarted her U.S. career with her historic Gold Medal at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. A Carmel favorite, Ms Kern returns for a recital with her son Vladislav.

“This immensely talented artist turned in a performance that was dignified, controlled and almost majestic.”
– Washington Post

Israeli Chamber Project

Sunday May 1, 2022 at 3:00pm

Now in its second decade, the Israeli Chamber Project is a dynamic ensemble of strings, winds, harp, and piano, with distinguished musicians from both sides of the Atlantic.

“A sparkling concert of music for mixed ensembles.”
– NY Times

The Quartet from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Sunday May 22, 2022 at 3:00pm

Wu Han, piano • Arnaud Sussmann, violin
Paul Neubauer, viola • David Finckel, cello

For more than five decades at Lincoln Center and around the globe, CMSLC has presented the greatest stars of the chamber music world.

“The Power Team of American classical music.”
– BBC Music Magazine