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The mission of Carmel Music Society is to present classical music performances on the Monterey Peninsula and foster appreciation of classical music among area students.
The Big Idea
CMS ‘reaches out’ to members of the community by providing subsidized seats at concerts for families, students and low income seniors and through outreach to senior communities and students.
Carmel Music provides subsidized seats at concerts involve admitting accompanied K-12 students free while their chaperones are admitted for $10.
Unaccompanied K-12 and adult students are admitted for $10.
$10 tickets are also made available to residents of the Carmel Foundation and to the Friends of Sunset for their use with deserving members of the community.
Visiting and local musicians provide outreach experiences to local schools and music groups reaching over 600 students. This includes Opera San Jose that performs its specially designed elementary school program in Monterey Unified School district.
Visiting musicians also go to senior communities to play recitals and talk with residents.
After each concert that I’ve been privileged to attend, I’ve always left with a feeling of amazement, not just from the great music that I’ve just heard live but the added appreciation that these world class artists have performed right here in Carmel. In addition there is the marvelous student ticket program whereby I’ve been able to bring my kids to concerts that they might not otherwise have heard. The work of Carmel Music Society is invaluable to this community at large!
— Satu Terian, Carmel