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Chamber Music Monterey Bay


Chamber Music Monterey Bay exists to preserve the tradition of live classical chamber music performance and to explore creatively the evolution of the art form.

The Big Idea

Chamber Music Monterey Bay’s mission is to share this soulful genre of music with the greater community, providing access to those who wouldn’t normally attend Chamber music performances in hopes that they’ll discover (and love) it. CMMB presents groups that normally play in large concert halls in places like New York and D.C., in a more intimate venue in Carmel. The nonprofit’s Kids Up Front & Free! program provides free admission for audience members 18 and under with seats in the first three rows and discounted tickets for their adult companions. They also bring chamber music to senior living centers at no charge. In its upcoming season, Chamber Music Monterey Bay will bring chamber ensembles to the area including Juilliard String Quartet, Inscape, Horszowski Trio, Escher String Quartet, and St. Lawrence String Quartet with pianist Stephen Prutsman.

I was totally blown away by the artistry, ensemble and execution of the Montrose Trio. Thank you so much for bringing them to town and inviting us to hear them. Brian and I were just humming with energy after hearing them. It’s been way too long since I’ve had the chance to hear chamber music of that level and I have already committed to getting myself, my family and my students to your concerts next year.

- Tom L.

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 $5.3 million for 163 local nonprofits in 2019.

MCGives! has now raised and contributed over $27 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 4,902 donors. We did it, together.

APPLY FOR Monterey County Gives!

The 2020 Monterey County Gives! RFP (for applying nonprofits) is active until August 1. Monterey County Gives! 2020 campaign kicks off in early November.