Added THU, JAN 5TH 2012

Coming Up at Montalvo Arts Center

Latin music legend Eddie Palmieri coming February 12!


Eddie Palmieri
Eddie Palmieri

Our Piano Masters series continues on Sunday, February 12, at 7:30pm, as "The Sun of Latin Music" Eddie Palmieri takes the stage in the intimate Carriage House Theatre.


Palmieri, a nine-time Grammy winner, has a musical career spanning 50 years as a bandleader for Salsa and Latin jazz orchestras, over 30 albums, numerous awards, hundreds of festival appearances, and collaborations with some of the best jazz musicians in the business.


Joining Palmieri will be the celebrated Brian Lynch Jazz Quartet, Grammy winners themselves who are known for their collaborations with Latin music icons as diverse as Hector LaVoe and Lila Downs.


On Saturday, February 18, at 8pm, 20-year-old Russian virtuoso Daniil Trifonov, already the winner of numerous international competitions, will perform works by Chopin, Schubert, and Debussy. And if you haven't purchased your tickets to see Simone Dinnerstein on Saturday, January 14, at 8pm, now is the time - limited seats are available, and tickets are selling fast!


This is also your last chance to purchase a Piano Pass, good for all five Piano Masters performances at a savings of up to 15%. Call the Box Office at 408-961-5858 10am-4pm Monday-Friday to get yours now! 

Funk titan Maceo Parker

performs January 11


Maceo ParkerWhy not start the New Year off with some top-notch funk on Wednesday January 11, at 7:30pm, with Maceo Parker?


The lynchpin of James Brown's band and George Clinton's P-Funk AllStars, Parker is "able to ratchet up the funk like nobody else in the business" (San Jose Mercury News). Tickets are still available for what is sure to be a standout concert!


Watch for next week's Metro to catch Maceo Parker's interview with Steve Palopoli, and visit to enter to win free tickets to the concert!


To see the full list of upcoming concerts at Montalvo, click here. Purchase your tickets online anytime or call the Box Office today at 408-961-5858 (10am-4pm Monday-Friday).



At a Glance:


Wed, January 11, 7:30pm

Maceo Parker 


Sat, January 14, 8pm 

Simone Dinnerstein


Sun, January 15, 11am

Historic Villa Tour 


Fri, January 27, 5:30pm

Members' Reception in the Phelan Library


Fri, January 27, 6pm

Final Fridays with George Tsontakis


Fri, January 27, 7pm

Opening Reception for O' Great Reverie: Montalvo 1912-2012


Sat, January 28, Noon

Downward Dog: Yoga in the Villa with Ruth Mankin


Sat, January 28, 1pm

Impressions with Katie Bachler


Sat, January 28, 3pm

Direct Criteria


Sat, January 28, 4pm

Nothing Burger with Fiona Connor


Sat, February 4, 8pm

An Evening with Eric Bibb



The Circus is

coming to Montalvo!

Circus Bella
Circus Bella will perform July 29.


We are excited to present the first-ever circus performance at Montalvo: Circus Bella will bring a spectacular one-ring show to the stage on Sunday, July 29, at 2pm!


Circus Bella is a contemporary, open air act featuring an original score performed by a live quartet. Formed in San Francisco, Circus Bella's ensemble of nine incredible performers have been putting on original shows throughout the Bay Area since 2008. These shows feature high-flying trapeze, juggling, tightrope and more - everything you expect from a circus!


Kids at campIf your kids love the circus, be sure to sign them up for our Winter Circus Arts Camp! This camp runs from February 20-24 during school break, and explores juggling, feather balancing, stilt walking, tumbling and clowning with "Texas the Clown" from the San Francisco Circus Center - all in a safe environment at Montalvo.


Also during the week of February 20-24, our Residency Design Camp will delight and educate your kids about all areas of design: fashion, architecture, graphic and landscape design are all explored. Click here to visit our UltraCamp page and register online for either or both of these inspiring camps!  




George Tsontakis

Final Fridays with 

George Tsontakis

January 27, 6pm


Join us on Friday, January 27, at 6pm, as composer George Tsontakis discusses the new collaborative work he is developing in response to "Going Forth By Day," a video work by Bill Viola, supported by a commission from Chamber Music Monterey Bay. 


Tsontakis is the recipient of two major prizes: the international 2005 Grawemeyer Award and the 2007 Charles Ives Living, which is awarded to a living American composer by the American Academy of Arts and Letters.


This FREE event begins at 6pm in the historic Villa, and will be followed by an Opening Reception at 7pm in the Project Space Gallery for our new exhibition, O' Great Reverie: Montalvo 1912-2012, a thematic timeline created by artists Scott Barry and Neil Doshi in celebration of our Centennial year. Montalvo Members are invited to a free wine reception prior to the event at 5:30 in the Phelan Library.






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