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Sunset Center

Sunset Center Auditorium, Carmel

2018-2019 Season

Yekwon Sunwoo, piano

Sunday September 30, 2018 at 3:00pm

We are delighted to present the Gold Medalist of the 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, brilliant 29-year-old pianist Yekwon Sunwoo. He returns to our series on February 10, 2019 to perform with the Brentano String Quartet.

" command over the instrument
and its expressiveness
."— San Francisco Examiner


Daniel Hope and Friends
"Air - A Baroque Journey"

Sunday October 28, 2018 at 3:00pm

Recipient of the 2015 European Cultural Prize for Music, 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 is joined by five colleagues on a colorful journey through several centuries of music from Renaissance to Bach.


Winner of the 2018 Carmel Music Society Biennial Piano Competition

Sunday January 13, 2019 at 3:00pm

Man-Ling Bai

The winners of our 39th Competition will be chosen at the finals on June 9, 2018. The finals and winners' concert on that day are free to the public.
Information about the First Prize Winner and the 2019 concert program will be posted here mid-summer


The Brentano String Quartet
with Yekwon Sunwoo, piano

Sunday February 10 , 2019

Since its inception in 1992, the Brentano String Quartet has appeared throughout the world to popular and critical acclaim. A Carmel favorite, we are delighted to welcome them back. They are joined by Cliburn winner Yekwon Sunwoo for Dvorak's Quintet No. 2 in A major.


Wu Han, piano

Sunday March 24, 2019 at 3:00pm

Named Musical America's Musician of the Year, pianist Wu Han ranks among the most esteemed and influential classical musicians in the world today. She has risen to international prominence as a concert soloist, chamber musician, recording artist, educator, and cultural entrepreneur.


Manuel Barrueco, guitar

Sunday May 5, 2019 at 3:00pm


The legendary Cuban guitarist Manuel Barrueco is internationally recognized as one of the most important guitarists of our time. He makes his Carmel Music Society debut with a program of Cuban and Spanish music.

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

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