Regional Classical Music Ensembles and Resources

Concert Series

Instrumental Ensembles (mostly)

Choral & Vocal Ensembles

Annual Festivals

Sunset Center, Carmel-by-the-Sea


Box Office : 831-620-2048    Fax: 831-624-0147


Music and Books About Music:

Online Calendars and Concert Reviews

Peninsula Reviews features reviews of classical music concerts, previews of upcoming classical music events, and a periodic newsletter.  Pianist and teacher Lyn Bronson is the publisher and editor.

Websites of Print Media

Carmel Impresarios Cover

Carmel Impresarios

A cultural biography of Dene Denny and Hazel Watrous, the two extraordinary women who created Carmel Music Society (1927) and the Carmel Bach Festival (1935) and were central figures in Carmel's artistic and architectural development in the years before WWII. Includes a detailed study of music and theater in Carmel's earliest decades. 400 pages, 300 vintage illustrations, a century of history, fully footnoted and indexed, extensive Appendix and Bibliography.

“The reference material itself is worth the price of
the book” - John Crosse, Los Angeles architectural history scholar.

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Radio and Online Music

A  great mix of music and talk on FM,
they also stream all-classical HD on the web. Website:


103.9 FM in Monterey
and 95.9 FM in Big Sur
San Francisco's KDFC is one of the most popular classical music FM stations in the USA. It is listener-supported, all-classical, a service of the Universty of Southern California.  Website: KDFC

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