There are four more concerts at Sunset Center, as well as stimulating chamber concerts at San Carlos Cathedral and All Saints’ Episcopal Church in the closing days of the 2019 Festival.
Each Sunset concert offers dynamic, engaging programs, and each has limited availability. This is your last chance to experience the joy of the 2019 Festival!
The Bach Festival Chorale takes the stage for “Signs and Seasons”, an evening of music inspired by the seasons. The program is about the creation story, especially the markers of time (sun, moon, and stars, and the seasons of the year). The program ranges from Medieval secular song to Brahms to Copland’s choral masterpiece, “In the Beginning,” as a centerpiece. Thursday, 7:30 pm.
“Guitar Hero” presents two guitar works—Rodrigo’s iconic Concierto de Aranjuez and Hollywood film composer/Carmel resident Mark Mancina’s “Suite in Three Movements” based his movie scores. The soloist is Jason Vieaux, a Grammy-winning artist. Rossini’s William Tell Overture opens the concert with its famous Lone Ranger finale. The program concludes with Beethoven’s fiery Fourth Symphony. Friday, 7:30 pm.
“Viennese Matinee” begins the Festival’s final day at the Sunset Center. The charming program features Dongsok Shin on the fortepiano (the precursor to the modern piano), as well as principal flutist Robin Carlson Peery. The program concludes with an early Hadyn symphony. Saturday, 11:00 am.
“Best of the Fest” presents favorite selections from the Festival are performed in this closing night concert that celebrates music, Carmel, the musicians of the Bach Festival, and the Festival’s loyal patrons. The program is a sampler of musician and audience favorites from throughout the two-week Festival. There is a post-concert reception on the upper terrace to toast the Festival’s conclusion. Saturday, 7:30 pm.