Carmel Bach Festival Announces 2019 Season

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Carmel-by-the-Sea, Calif. – The Carmel Bach Festival presents its 82nd performance season, July 13 – July 27, 2019 in venues throughout Carmel, Carmel Valley, Monterey, and Pebble Beach, California. This year’s schedule features more than 40 events including main concerts, recitals, and a “Music and Ideas” series.   “The 2019 … Read More

Festival receives transformational gift

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The Carmel Bach Festival is thrilled to announce that it received a substantial gift of more than $2 million to its Endowment Fund from Monterey Peninsula Philanthropist Bertie Bialek Elliott. The gift is the critical centerpiece of the Festival Endowment’s “Founders Fund,” established in 2017 to honor Festival creators Dene … Read More

Thank you David, for everything!

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After a successful 30-year Carmel Bach Festival career as vocal soloist, director of the Virginia Best Adams Masterclass, and dramaturge, David Gordon will end his affiliation with the Festival at the end of 2018 to concentrate on other personal and professional endeavors, including a book design and publishing business, Lucky Valley Press, … Read More

Carmel Bach Festival History

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David Gordon, the Festival’s vocal soloist, director of the Virginia Best Adams Masterclass, and dramaturge for 30 years, recorded this history of the Bach Festival in 2017. The video explores the fascinating story of the Festival from its inception in 1935, to the present day.

The Bach-Beethoven Connection

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Johann Sebastian Bach seldom set foot beyond Thuringia or Saxony and published little of the music he wrote. Yet he had a more profound influence on the composers who followed in his wake than any other composer in the history of western music. That influence proved particularly important for Ludwig … Read More

Bach’s St. Matthew Passion

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by David Gordon The Good Friday tradition of reciting the biblical story of Christ’s final day originated in the earliest days of the Christian liturgy. Originally, a single deacon would chant the text, but as style and settings evolved, different singers came to chant the words of the Evangelist, Jesus, … Read More