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Carmel Music Society


The mission of the Carmel Music Society is to present superior classical music performances on the Monterey Peninsula and to use these to foster the greater appreciation of classical music among area students.

The Big Idea

Carmel Music Society aims to enrich the community and educate young people about their musical heritage by bringing world-renowned artists to perform in Monterey County. The organization aims to create a new generation of classical music fans by bringing a wide range of audience members to concerts. The hope is to foster greater appreciation of classical music among students by removing financial barriers to help get them into the concert hall. Seats to all concerts are free for K-12 students, while adults accompanying children pay $10.

Carmel Music Society’s 91st season finale by Jeremy Denk on piano—bravo! A bonus ahead (and free to all) is the much-anticipated piano competition for young artists, a full day of music by six performers, culminating in awards for the top three. Thanks for fostering youth musical appreciation by offering free tickets throughout the season for school-age students. This worthwhile initiative cultivates life-long interest in the arts and allows attendance by families that might not have the means. We look forward to your next season that will again bring world-class musicians to our area. We love attending and appreciate the effort it takes to put the season together.

- Gina Gianfala

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