Collection of programs (1928-1973) for the Carmel Music Society, a non-profit organization started by Dene Denny and Hazel
Watrous that was devoted to bringing the finest talent in the classical music repertoire to the Carmel area.
In 1926, Dene Denny and Hazel Watrous, two women who lived in Carmel, decided to enhance the cultural life of the Monterey
Peninsula by creating a local concert association. Until that time, private recitals and the occasional touring concert sponsored
by metropolitan booking agents were the only performances of music in the community. Dene and Hazel experimented by booking
their own concerts. Those events were so successful that they led a group of local friends and music lovers to establish the
Carmel Music Society - a non-profit organization devoted to bringing the finest talent in the classical music repertoire to
Now incorporating the Mozart Society of California, The Carmel Music Society presents yearly a season of world-class performances,
and also a competition for aspiring young musicians. Performances are given variously in Sunset Center and at All Saints Church.
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