Sunset Cultural Center
Sunset Cultural Center
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JOHN N
San Francisco, CA154 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We were visiting Monterey and learned of a country concert being presented at this location.
What a wonderful venue, great sight lines, comfortable seating and a helpful (volunteer) staff. (seating is about 750).
Written 31 March 2024
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adelaidiantraveller
Adelaide, Australia16,058 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Business
During April 2023, I attended a concert at this charming venue - the Monterey Symphony Orchestra.

If you are in this lovely part of the world, I suggest you enquire regarding whether any performances are taking place here during your visit.

The venue is easy to find, and there is ample parking.

And, the Monterey Symphony Orchestra was superb.
Written 10 May 2023
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Mike R
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020
They are apparently closed. They are not returning phone calls or emails. They have a few hundred dollars of mine from ticket purchases, but the show was cancelled, then re-scheduled. But the re-scheduled dates have disappeared from the site. Apparently my money has too. If they would communicate, it would help.
Written 23 March 2021
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mini
Fremont, CA206,958 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We made a return visit to Sunset Cultural Center. This is a good place in Carmel to se a show or concert. This is also an art center there.
Written 20 February 2020
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Skein12500
Carmel Valley, CA11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2019
We have attended a lot of Concerts here, it is a Great Venue with Great Acoustics, can't wait for more to go to.
Written 7 January 2020
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Enjoytravelling
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2019 • Couples
If you like music, particularly classical/Baroque music, this is a must. Although it does focus mainly on Bach, it does cover other aspects of the musical repertoire (such as Haydn's "The Creation". There is always a major Bach work, such as this year's Christmas Oratorio, or previous years' Passions or Masses, and there is a sprinkling of modern music such as Avro Paart.
Not to be missed is the special Wednesday concert at the Carmel Mission, with an evening concert by candlelight in the ancient church. (I would personally skip the brass concert beforehand, they often play out of tune, but the atmosphere in the large church garden is lovely).
Ladies are well advised to leave stiletto heels behind, Carmel is windy and sloping. Much better to bring sandals, your feet will thank you for it. Clothing at the Bach Festival ranges from nerdy to dressy, and everything in between. If you feel particularly festive, go ahead (get your toenails painted and your sandals will look even more party-worthy), but recognize that it gets chilly in the evenings, and a wrap or jacket of some sort is essential for evening concerts.
The Mission church now has cushioned seating, it used to be bare wood, which detracted somewhat from the experience.
The music is worth coming for - musicians from around the world vie for the opportunity to perform here, and the conductor is excellent, as is the choir director. You have an opportunity to meet the performers after the concerts if you wish, as life in Carmel is somewhat casual and informal.
You can spend as much or as little as you want to stay in Carmel; if you want, you can brown bag it with excellent sandwiches from Bruno's and eat in the delightful park nearby, or you can easily spend $150 and up on a dinner for 2. Your pick!
Written 19 July 2019
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rocknrollal
Mission Viejo, CA232 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
Happened to be staying next door to this place when Buddy Guy was playing. The acoustics and ambiance of this place are amazing. a small venue (715 seats), but big enough to draw some good acts.
Written 17 April 2019
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Elece L
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Friends
Wonderful venue for performances. So much going on at the Sunset Center from well know artists to local dance companies. This is where people connect!
Written 15 January 2019
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chilvr
Woodbridge, CA155 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2018 • Couples
We travel to Carmel every July for the Carmel Bach Festival. The Sunset Cultural Center is the primary venue for the main and largest concerts. Good seats for hearing the music. Can see performers well unless there are two or more tall persons immediately in front of you. Nice small concession stand with better than average break treats. Parking can be tough, so plan to arrive early. Nice conference rooms for lectures.
Written 6 August 2018
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carmelcondry
Carmel, CA14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2018 • Friends
The Sunset Center is a world-class cultural venue providing locals and vistors wonderful shows, popular music and symphony productions. For moderate price seats.
Written 18 June 2018
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