Carmel Bach Festival Announces In-Person 2021 Festival

CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA, Calif., (April 12, 2021) – The Carmel Bach Festival is thrilled to announce its live and in-person 2021 Festival, October 23—November 5.

The two-week Festival will feature a wide array of Main Concerts indoors at the Sunset Cultural Center in Carmel-by-the-Sea and additional events in other venues subject to their becoming available.

“After considering all relevant factors, we are now committed to presenting a Festival which will safely enable the largest number of our dedicated patrons once again to enjoy the superlative live music for which the Festival is known,” said Carmel Bach Festival President Cyril Yansouni. “For more than 80 years, the Festival has been the high point on the July arts calendar on the Monterey Peninsula. This year, a fall schedule offers the best opportunity for a joyous celebration and reunion with our musicians and patrons.”

Highlights of the repertoire include Bach’s Mass in B-Minor, Brandenburg Concerti, Mozart’s Symphony No. 40, Handel’s Ode to St. Cecilia, and the traditional and unique Chorale concert, among others. Assuming continuing improvement in the public health environment, the program may be expanded. Accordingly, more specific information and ticket availability will be announced at a later date, but patrons can look forward to a jubilant program celebrating the resumption of one of our area’s cultural treasures.

The 2021 Festival will also honor Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Paul Goodwin as he concludes an 11-year tenure as the artistic leader of the Festival.