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July 15, 2002

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Brazilian Guitar Quartet
65th Annual Bach Festival
California Rodeo Salinas

One of the Monterey Peninsula's premier music eventsthe Carmel Bach Festivalis celebrating its 65th year with a splendid program of concerts, master classes, and talks. The event spans three weeks, from July 27 through August 4, with programs every day of the week.

Regular Festival-goers will find familiar events on the schedule, including the Intermezzo recitals, intimate chamber music presented in All Saints Church, Carmel, and Carmel Mission Basilica; Twilight concerts such as "Love Letters from the 18th Century" in the Chapel in the Forest; and the main concert series, with performers like the Brazilian Guitar Quartet (pictured above) and the controversial Vivaldi virtuousos Red Priest.

For 2002, new features include three Family Concerts that help introduce young listeners to classical music; special performances at Asilomar in Pacific Grove; and Guests of the Fest. The last features soloists and groups playing at high noon and at 9:00pm in Candlelight Concerts in All Saints Church.

For ticket information call 831-624-2046 or visit
When it comes to extreme sports, who could ask for more thrills and excitement than bronco-busting, bull-riding and lickety-split barrel racing? Or more finesse than the elegance of cutting horse displays? Or great displays of teamwork than bull-dogging and team cutting?

The 92nd California Rodeo (pronounced Roh-day-oh around here) comes to Salinas July 18-21, complete with all the pageantry of Miss California Rodeo, the charm of the Kiddie Kapers Parade, and the dare-devilry of the freestyle bullfighting contest. You mustn't miss a minute of it!

To arrange tickets and check times of events leading up to the rodeo, visit or call 1-800-549-4989.

News & Events
Upcoming Events

Honda International Superbike ClassicJuly 12-14, Monterey, 800-327-SECA.
ACK All-Breed Dog ShowJuly 13-14, Carmel, 831-333-9032.
Carmel Bach FestivalJuly 13-August 4, Carmel, 831-624-2046.
California Rodeo SalinasJuly 18-21, Salinas, 831-775-3100.
Steinbeck's TidepoolJuly 20-21, Salinas and Moss Landing, 831-775-4721.
Schooner Bat'kivshchynaJuly 20-22, Monterey.
Festival of LanternsJuly 23-27, Pacific Grove, 831-649-8737.
Spirit West CoastJuly 25-27, Monterey, 831-443-5399.
Caber ParadeJuly 28, Carmel, 831-626-1255.

For a further description of these and other upcoming events, click here.

Steinbeck Centennial
A major retrospective and program of events celebrates the 100th anniversary of John Steinbeck's birth. Look for films, lectures and exhibitions at the National Steinbeck Center, and special offers at Monterey County hotels and attractions. Start by visiting our Calendar of Historical Festivals and Events.

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