Carmel Bach Festival 2024
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    Carmel Bach Festival 2024

    Travel & Day Trips for Adults

    When: Monday, 7/15 - Wednesday, 7/17

    Where: Off Campus

    OFJCC Palo Alto JCC

    This will be the 11th year the OFJCC takes a group to the Carmel Bach Festival. Join us for a wonderful three-day, two-night trip to beautiful Carmel-by-the-Sea. There is so much to enjoy in Carmel: the gorgeous beach, extraordinary art galleries, wine/olive oil/chocolate/cheese tasting, parks, historic buildings, hidden alleys, antique shops, boutiques, excellent restaurants and of course the wonderful concerts. 

    Registration is now open. Registration is on a first-come first-served basis and space is limited.

    Note: we do not have transportation during our stay in Carmel; all activities are within a few blocks from the hotel. 

    Time: Check-in at 8:30 AM on Monday, return Wednesday at 5:30 PM.
    Transportation: Private coach from the OFJCC
    Hotel: Cypress Inn (with a hearty breakfast included). This is a pet-friendly hotel.
    Group Welcome Lunch: Grasings (an elegant restaurant at 6th and Mission Streets)

    Evening Concerts at the Sunset Center Theater:
    Monday | 7:30 PM | Timespan, with conductor Peter Hanson and the Festival Orchestra
    Tuesday | 7:30 PM | Dreams & Idylls with conductor Grete Pedersen, Festival Orchestra and vocalists.

    Price: Single Occupancy $1,450 | Double Occupancy $1,050

    Optional Add-on Matinee Concerts (tickets must be ordered at time of registration):
    The Bach Festival has four matinee concerts during our stay, but in order to allow people to enjoy Carmel at their own pace, we have left the matinee concerts optional.
    Monday | 3:00 PM | Fresh Tradition: Sacred & Profane with trumpet, clarinet, trombone, violin and cello. Opens with a transcendent solo work and slowly progresses from spirit to human through fantasy, farce and passion. At All Saints' Episcopal Church. | $33
    Tuesday | 1:30 PM | Italian Modern: Two violins, harpsichord and theorbo. Music by Castello, Sciarrino, Fontana, Marini and Leonard. At the Sunset Center foyer. | $35
    Tuesday | 3:00 PM | Patient Passion: cello and piano. Music by Schubert, Beethoven, Razaz, Messiaen and Rachmaninov. At All Saints' Episcopal Church. | $33
    Wednesday | 1:30 PM | Cello & Company II: cello, violin and viola. Music by Couperin, Saint-Saëns, Ravel, Vivaldi and Dohnányi. A mix of periods, styles and countries. At the Sunset Center foyer. | $35

    View the full Bach Festival concert descriptions here

    Refund Policy: There is a $200 non-refundable cancellation fee per person. Refunds will only be issued if we can resell your place.

    Travel Insurance: We recommend obtaining travel insurance in the event you need to cancel your trip. The OFJCC does not offer travel insurance and cannot recommend a company.

    To register, contact Michelle Rosengaus at [email protected] or (650) 223-8616. She will take full payment by credit card over the telephone.

    This excursion is offered at a greatly reduced price due to the generous support from the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund, the John R. Schwabacher Family, as well as many other individual donors. We are grateful for the generous support of all of our donors.


    For adults
    Monday, July 15–Wednesday, July 17
    Three days and two nights in Carmel-by-the-Sea
    Check-in at the OFJCC at 8:30 AM on Monday. Return on Wednesday, around 5:30 PM depending on traffic.
    Price: Single Occupancy $1,450 | Double Occupancy $1,050
    Contact: Michelle Rosengaus | (650) 223-8616 | [email protected]

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