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Chamber Music Monterey Bay (CMMB)

Mission

Through its remarkable 55 years, Chamber Music Monterey Bay’s mission has been steadfast: to preserve the tradition of classical chamber music performance and to explore creatively the evolution of the art form. CMMB offers 5 concerts in a 6-month season, featuring beloved master works and exciting new compositions. CMMB offers pre-concert lectures, visiting artist programs at local schools and senior living facilities, and free and discounted tickets for students, low-income individuals, seniors, veterans and people with disabilities so that everyone may enjoy and benefit from CMMB’s concerts.

The Big Idea

Chamber Music Monterey Bay (CMMB) is dedicated to providing classical chamber music performances and exploring the art form of chamber music. Through its six-month season, CMMB offers five concerts celebrating classics and new art works. As they prepare for their 55th season they look to be adaptable to whatever may come. Last year, their concert series went virtual, showcasing world-class ensembles from the U.S. and abroad. This year, the Big Idea is to expand on this momentum and offer the concert series as well as post-concert Q&A’s with musicians either online or in-person. CMMB also distributes no-cost tickets to underserved individuals in the community.

The Klein composition was riveting - more melodic than I thought it would be after Kai's pre-concert talk. Definitely want to hear more of his music. The Brahms was beautiful. Thank you so very much for all the work you've put into making this season such a pleasure for all of us. Looking forward to next season and hope to see you there!

- Jaci Pappas

We’re In This Together

Nonprofits are more important that ever in this trying time. Monterey County Gives! was created to support the local nonprofit community's Big Ideas (and programs). And thanks to your participation and generosity, Monterey County Gives! raised over $7.8 million for 162 local nonprofits in 2020.

MCGives! has now raised and contributed over $35 million dollars since its inception ten years ago. That’s astounding. And wonderful. Thank you to all our Partners, Sponsors, nonprofit Board Directors, staff and volunteers — and each of our 7,578 donors. We did it, together.

The 2021 Campaign begins November 11.

APPLY FOR Monterey County Gives!

The 2021 Monterey County Gives! RFP (for applying nonprofits) is due by midnight July 31st. Monterey County Gives! 2021 campaign kicks off in early November.