calendar: May 2017

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  • Taro Hattori, THROUGH FRI, JULY 28
    Rolling Counterpoint

    Montalvo Arts Center is pleased to announce the debut of its Lucas Artist Program's newest commission: Rolling Counterpoint, a project by artist Taro Hattori. The work, which draws on the tradition of the Japanese teahouse, is envisioned as a physical and virtual space for encounter and dialogue about belonging and division in contemporary society. Rolling Counterpoint will travel to three Bay Area cities in ...


  • Marc Cohn MON MAY 1, 2017 7:30 P.M. (Carriage House Theatre)
    Marc Cohn

    After winning a Grammy for his soulful ballad “Walking in Memphis,” Marc Cohn solidified his place as one of this generation’s most compelling singer/songwriters, combining the precision of a brilliant tunesmith with the passion of a great soul ...
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  • Hot Club of San Francisco THU MAY 4, 2017 7:30 P.M. (Carriage House Theatre)
    The Hot Club of San Francisco
    Meet Me in Paris

    “Stellar musicianship [featuring] crisp, imaginatively woven arrangements” — JazzTimesOnce you hear it you can’t forget it: the sophisticated, sentimental strains of gypsy jazz. This sizzling quintet celebrates the music of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli’s pioneering Quintette du Hot ...
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  • Bria Skonberg FRI MAY 5, 2017 8 P.M. (Carriage House Theatre)
    Bria Skonberg

    “Artistic flexibility and fire” — All About JazzShe “looks like a Scandinavian angel, plays like a red hot devil, and sings like a dream,” raves The Wall Street Journal.  A specialist in classic American hot jazz, singer/songwriter/trumpeter Skonberg dazzles ...
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  • Rolling Counterpoint SUN MAY 7, 2017 10 A.M. (Covenant Worship Center)
    Rolling Counterpoint at Covenant Worship Center

    Join us for tea and conversation and share your stories about belonging, exclusion and social division with artist Taro Hattori. Dialogue will be encouraged between Covenant Church parishioners and Berkeley's diverse residents about issues facing their communities, especially ongoing ...

  • The Manhattan Transfer SUN MAY 7, 2017 3 P.M. and 7 P.M. (Carriage House Theatre)
    The Manhattan Transfer

    “The most enduringly creative vocal group in jazz history” — JazzTimesEver since their 1972 debut, the Manhattan Transfer has been redefining the boundaries of vocal music. With air-tight harmonies and a grooving sound that weaves together jazz and pop influences, they ...
    Buy 3 P.M. tickets Buy 7 P.M. tickets Bistro Montalvo

  • The Spanish Courtyard SUN MAY 14, 2017 11 A.M. (Historic Villa)
    Mother's Day Champagne Brunch

    Join us for our annual champagne brunch catered by Pat Smith's Extravaganza!Three seating times are offered: 11am (inside the historic Villa); 12pm (in the Spanish Courtyard); and 1:15pm (outside on the veranda).
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  • Lucas Artists Residency Program Commons SUN MAY 21, 2017 11 A.M. (Artists Residency )
    Open Studios
    at the Lucas Artists Residency Program

    This is a rare opportunity to visit the studios of the Lucas Artists Residency Program at Montalvo Arts Center, which are normally closed to the public. The public will be invited to visit the studios informally from 11am-5pm on Sunday ...

  • The Saint Michael Trio SUN MAY 21, 2017 3 P.M. (Historic Villa)
    The Saint Michael Trio
    Delineating Dvorak

    Antonín Dvořák was one of the few Czech composers to attain worldwide recognition. The Saint Michael Trio shows you why with an illuminating account of his major chamber works.
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  • High Romance in Italy and Germany WED MAY 24, 2017 7:30 P.M. (Historic Villa)
    High Romance in Italy and Germany
    A Special Concert to Benefit Montalvo

    Join us for a midweek burst of best loved songs from around the world led by highly acclaimed artists and Saratoga residents Jennifer der Torossian-Studley (soprano/director, Bay Shore Lyric Opera) and Tamami Honma (piano/director, Cal Arte Ensemble) with ...
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  • The Carriage House Theatre TUE MAY 16, 2017 6 P.M. (Front and Side Verandas)
    Carriage House Season Announcement Party

    Join us as we unveil our 2017-18 Carriage House Theatre Concert Series with a free party for Montalvo members!Grab appetizers and a cocktail, glass of wine, or beer, then relax on the front veranda of the Villa with some ...

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