Carmel Bach Festival

July 13 - 27, 2019

This page has all the events that took place in 2018. Bookmark this page and return to get information about 2019's events!

California’s oldest music festival, the Carmel Bach Festival, celebrates its 80-year history with 15 days of performances, talks and educational events. As always, the focus is on J.S. Bach and the many composers he influenced, including Handel, Mozart, Beethoven, and more.

The 2018 Festival schedule includes an amazing array of multiple concerts and more than 40 events in Carmel, Monterey, and Pebble Beach.

Music Director and Conductor Paul Goodwin has developed an exciting schedule which includes multiple concerts every day. View the full schedule at the Carmel Bach Festival website.

Main Concerts

The Carmel Bach Festival centerpiece is the Main Concert Series in the Sunset Theater. The 2018 Festival includes works from J.S. Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Strauss and more!

Chamber Music Concerts

In repertoire spanning five centuries, the Festival's chamber concerts expose the breadth of Bach and those he influenced. Hear performances of Bach's organ works and chamber music. You'll also have the chance to hear works from Bach's contemporaries and heirs, including Vivaldi, Handel, Haydn, Mozart, Rossini, Brahms, Schubert, and more.

Carmel Bach Festival Venues

Venues, schedules and settings are as diverse as the repertoire. Many Festival concerts will be held in Carmel-by-the-Sea's beautiful Sunset Theater. Other events take place in churches, theaters and other venues including the All Saints Church, Carmel Mission, Carmel Presbyterian Church, and Church in the Forest in Pebble Beach.

Carmel Bach Festival Tickets

The Carmel Bach Festival works to make the inspiring music of Bach and his heirs accessible to everyone, with both many free events and a broad range of ticket price points. Tickets can be purchased through the Carmel Bach Festival's official ticketing site.

Carmel Bach Festival Hotels

Several hotels are conveniently located in Carmel-by-the-Sea and walking distance to many of the festival's events. Accommodations in Pacific GrovePebble Beach and Monterey are a short drive to the event.

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