Author David Gordon on the
History of the Carmel Bach Festival
Two informal videos by Scott Seward

Overviews of the Festival's creation and evolution, with vintage photos.
Filmed in the Foyer of Carmel's Sunset Center for the Arts in July, 2017

These brief videos will play on virtually any device.


David Gordon is a 29-year veteran of the Carmel Bach Festival. In 2014, he published Carmel Impresarios, a detailed cultural biography of the amazing duo who founded the Festival in the 1930s. The book is also a definitive history of music and theater in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California in the early 20th century. (more info)


Research, script and photos by David Gordon

Video filmed and edited by Scott Seward
Carmel Bach Festival Director of Marketing and Communications