The Bay Area's summer festival season for classical music is a busy one; there's always more.

Try Merola Opera's summer events around San Francisco, including concerts (July 18 and 20), a production of Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro" (Aug. 1 and 3) and a Grand Finale Concert at War Memorial Opera House (Aug. 17;

At the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, the American Bach Soloists' summer festival closes July 21 with a performance of Bach's Mass in B Minor (

Or drive down to the Central Coast for the Carmel Bach Festival, which spreads out through Carmel-by-the-Sea with dozens of events (through July 27;

Alternatively, head north to Napa Valley's Festival del Sole, where remaining performances include ones by violinist Sarah Chang, mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade and pianist Vadym Kholodenko, who won this year's Van Cliburn International Piano Competition (through July 21;

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