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“Was hoping for better” 3 of 5 stars
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Sunset Cultural Center
San Carlos Street and Ninth Avenue, Carmel, CA
831 624 3996
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Ranked #10 of 28 attractions in Carmel
Type: Museums, Performances
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Watsonville, California
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
26 attraction reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Was hoping for better”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

I heard the Monterey Symphony perform a Mahler Symphony there, and the acoustics were just dead. Poor Mahler ... he would not have been happy. I've not heard anything amplified in the hall ... might be better.

Visited October 2012
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Westmount, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Great venue”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

First time visit to see the 1964 - The Beatles Tribute. Nice hall with great sound and comfortable seating. Great place to see a show. Highly recommend.

Visited March 2013
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Carmel
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great Venue”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

Every seat in the House is great! Convenient to many fine restaurants. Saw the Beatles Tribute there and it was fantastic!

Visited April 2013
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Carmel, California
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111 reviews 111 reviews
37 attraction reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Good selection of concerts, beautiful location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Carmel's Sunset Cultural Center offers a wide selection of concerts and events. Best known for Carmel's annual Bach Festival, it also hosts smaller intimate concerts and symphony concerts. The seating is comfortable, and while it was totally refurbished and modified, the sound can be hit and miss.

Visited January 2013
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San Carlos, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Sunset Center is a sunrise for your soul”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

We moved to Carmel 10 years ago for it's beauty and culture.Sunset Center received a $25 million upgrade in 2002 and I sang in the Bach Festival then.For classical music fans,Bach Festival and Carmel Music Society present world class music without the frenzy of big city parking,traffic, and cost.The center is architecturally referencing the Mission,with state of the art acoustics.Every seat is great.Just saw Philharmonia Baroque and Opera San Jose through Carmel Music Society.Exquisite.Check their website!

Visited March 2013
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