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23-24 Season
Press Release

Chamber Music Monterey Bay (CMMB) is pleased to announce a sensational 2023-24 season of chamber music performances!

Our patron accolades about our 22-23 Season were over the top, and we know you’ll agree about the 23-24 Season, our 57th!

On Saturday, October 14, 2023 our season will open with the award-winning Telegraph String Quartet. Described by the San Francisco Chronicle as “powerfully adept… with a combination of brilliance and subtlety”, the Telegraph earned the 2016 Naumburg Chamber Music Award and the Grand Prize at the 2014 Fischoff Chamber Music Competition. Their first appearance for CMMB, they will present a program described as “powerful and over the moon brilliant” by a recent So Cal audience that heard it.


On November 11, the Manhattan Chamber Players return to play their third performance for CMMB. They first performed for us on a streaming platform – following that dazzling concert, we booked them right away for the following season. An impressive roster of musicians from New York City, they hail from the tradition of great music making at the Marlboro Music Festival, Music@Menlo and the like. Of MPC, the Strad wrote “The most refined and intelligently programmed chamber music performances around”. During their concert in November, they will perform the World Premiere of a new piano quintet by composer Andrea Casarrubios, a young Spanish composer and cellist in the MCP ensemble. Commissioned by CMMB, this works joins a swell of recent commissions from Ms.
Casarrubios, including by the Chicago Symphony.


On January 20, the stunning Maxwell Quartet joins us all the way from Scotland. The New York Times wrote about their “…striking arrangements of folk music… their charisma and sense of adventure.” Their program includes traditional ‘Scottish work songs’ rewritten for quartet, two lovely works by composers from the British Isles, and two beloved classics. As the Scottish Herald described a Maxwell performance, “… fresh, unexpected and exhilarating”. Powerful performances, and done wearing kilts!


On February 24, we are thrilled to welcome three world-class musicians as a trio! Long-time audience favorite Jon Nakamatsu, with clarinetist Jon Manasse back for his third visit, and violinist Jennifer Frautschi for her debut in Carmel! Don’t miss a fascinating program of delectable tastes for everyone. Press accolades abound for all three of these celebrated musicians.


The dazzling Chicago Piano Quartet will wrap up our season on April 27 for their first appearance in Carmel in this iteration. The addition of a violist to the Lincoln Piano Trio, who wowed our audience in October 2021, created this stunning new ensemble! In describing the Quartet, the Cleveland Plain Dealer simply wrote “Masterly finesse.”  In addition to works by Turina and Cras, they will close the 23-24 season with Brahms’ powerful masterpiece, the C minor piano quartet.

Single Tickets are $30-$75.

Full Season and Pick 4 subscriptions are also available from $196-$295.

Please call our office for Kids Up Front & Free!, college/university, and active military discount tickets.

For More Information:
Chamber Music Monterey Bay  
831-625-2212 ​

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