Carmel Bach Festival

Sunset Center Theater

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In a Nutshell

The rarely-performed 1725 version of Bach’s St. John Passion; program of music for strings includes Bartók Divertimento

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The Deal

  • $29 for one ticket to a performance in the Carmel Bach Festival (up to $56 value)
  • Where: Sunset Center Theater
  • Seating: section 3
  • Door time: one hour before showtime
  • Full offer value includes ticketing fees
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Performance Options

  • The St. John Passion: Sunday, July 19, or Sunday, July 26. Both performances are at 2:30 p.m.
  • Concertmaster Peter Hanson Presents: Monday, July 20, or Monday, July 27. Both performances are at 8 p.m.

Carmel Bach Festival

  • This Year’s Theme: “Bach, Bohemia, and Beyond”
  • Bach—St. John Passion: Two versions exist of Bach’s sweeping, opera-like composition—the more frequently performed 1724 version, and this version, which Bach reworked in 1725. Among other changes, the composer added two tenor arias and a dramatic, challenging bass aria.
  • Concertmaster Peter Hanson Presents: The program of great string works includes Dvořák’s Serenade for Strings, Bartók’s Divertimento, and Bach’s Ricecare a 6

Carmel Bach Festival

The first Carmel Bach Festival, held in 1935, was a modest, four-day affair held partially in a school auditorium. Today, the event stretches across two weeks, hosting not only concerts, but also classes, lectures, galas, and even open rehearsals. At heart, however, the festival hasn't changed—it's still a celebration of the music and legacy of Johann Sebastian Bach. As with his 1706 reality show, Bach is the star here, but performers also pay tribute to his influence with works by other composers. The musicians themselves are an equal draw for audiences, showcasing press-lauded and award-winning skills during each symphonic masterwork.

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    Sunset Center Theater

    San Carlos at 9th St.

    Carmel, CA 93923

    +18316202048

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