Every summer for the past 80 years, Carmel Bach Festival presents a two-week series of concerts, recitals, master classes, lectures, and open rehearsals. The repertory features music from the Baroque period, and the work of many composers influenced by Bach’s work, including Handel, Mozart, and Beethoven. The organization’s community engagement and education programs expand the festival’s reach year-round through youth-centered family concerts, free community concerts throughout Monterey County, and K-12 residencies. A renewal grant will support building financial sustainability, expanding the youth education programming, and developing long-term strategies.
About the Grantee
Post Office Box 575, Carmel by the Sea, CA, 93921-0575, United States
Grants to this Grantee
for general operating support
The West's oldest music festival, Carmel Bach Festival celebrates the Baroque period and the works of J.S. Bach, entertaining 22,000 audience members through concerts, recitals, lectures, films, open rehearsals, and vocal training sessions. The Discovery Series, a free educational outreach feature of the Festival, attracts families to its concerts at local community centers and senior facilities, and its Youth Chorus and Young Musicians Showcase develop the talents of the aspiring young musicians who attend.