Arts Splash! is Saturday, plus last chance for tickets to this weekend's concerts

Added THU, APR 19TH 2012

Last chance to purchase tickets

for Amstel Quartet, California & Montreal Guitar Trios

Amstel Quartet
The Amstel Quartet performs Sunday, April 22, at 3pm 
in the historic Villa

Tickets are still available for two outstanding concerts this Sunday, April 22


At 3pm, join us in the beautiful historic Villa for the Amstel Quartet, who have been hailed as "the best saxophone quartet in the world" by Avro Radio in the group's native Netherlands. Fanfare magazine described this quartet's surprising, innovative, and swinging performances as "brilliant." This is not one to miss!


At 7:30pm, our spring season of Carriage House Theatre concerts concludes with an amazing performance by the California Guitar Trio and the Montreal Guitar Trio. Each a unique and exciting group themselves, these trios will first perform separate sets, then come together for a finale with six masterful guitarists on stage at the same time!


Tickets to these concerts and more are available online anytime at or through our Box Office at 408-961-5858 10am-4pm Monday-Friday.

Montreal Guitar Trio
The Montreal Guitar Trio performs with
the California Guitar Trio Sunday, April 22, at 7:30pm



at a glance:


Thu, April 19, 7:30pm 

Women Fully Clothed (sold out!)


Sat, April 21, 11am-4pm

Arts Splash! Open House & Student Arts Festival


Sun, April 22, 3pm

Amstel Quartet


Sun, April 22, 7:30pm

California Guitar Trio & Montreal Guitar Trio


Fri, April 27, 6pm

Final Fridays with Justin Lowman


Fri, April 27, 8pm

Conference of the Birds Unfeathered


Sat, April 28, 11am

Br'er Rabbit & other Trickster Tales from Around the World


Sat, April 28, 11am

Native Plants in your Garden with Del McComb


Whole Foods Market Thu, May 3

Shopping Day at Whole Foods Market, Los Gatos to benefit Montalvo!


Sun, May 6, 3pm

Coulter/Philips Ensemble


Wed, May 9, 7pm

Chit-Chat Club: Undesigning Histories



In the Project Space Gallery:

On view through May 13
Opening Sun, May 20






Montalvo Box Office:


Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm


Tickets available through Ticketmaster

Camp Registration through UltraCamp






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ARTS SPLASH! is this Saturday

11am-4pm, with sunny weather

in the forecast

Arts Splash! Open House & Student Arts Festival


The 3rd annual Arts Splash! Open House & Student Arts Festival is nearly upon us, and it's going to be a beautiful, sunny day! Join us this Saturday, April 21, from 11am-4pm, as we celebrate Montalvo's Centennial with art, music, food, and fun. You'll even see clowns from the Prescott Clown troupe juggling and performing throughout the grounds. It's a wonderful, FREE community event for the whole family that you won't want to miss!


Click here to see the schedule of the day, including the wide array of performances and arts activities, presentations from the Lucas Artists Residency Program, plus a list of 10 gourmet food trucks, rules for our Photo Contest and "Find the Phelans" treasure hunt, and more. There's even a map that you can view on your mobile phone to find everything you need for the day.


Arrive early, park at West Valley College (Lot 5), and take the free shuttle, or park on site for just $10. Bring your family and friends, and plan to spend the day with us. We hope to see you there!

Arts Splash!  

Coulter/Philips Ensemble

performs May 6

William Coulter
William Coulter of the Coulter/Philips Ensemble


Join us on on Sunday, May 6, at 3pm, as our Villa Chamber Music series concludes for the season with a lively performance by the Coulter/Philips Ensemble.


This Santa Cruz-area group performs traditional folk music from the Celtic, Scandinavian, and American traditions. Members range between guitar, cello, flute, harp, oboe, English horn, and tabla to generate a wide variety of sounds and styles - from rip roaring jigs and reels to contemplative Shaker hymns. 


The ensemble, comprised of William Coulter and Barry & Shelley Phillips, all attended the prestigious San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Shelley went on to found the Community Music School in Santa Cruz, and all three members teach their craft at music festivals each summer. They have performed concerts in Ireland, Taiwan, Germany, and all over the US.


Purchase your tickets to this delightful performance online today, or call the Box Office at 408-961-5858 10am-4pm Monday-Friday.


Join us for "Br'er Rabbit & Other Trickster Tales from Around the World" April 28

Br'er Rabbit


Celebrate self-reliance and creative problem-solving on Saturday, April 28, at 11am, with the humourous and magical family theatre show Br'er Rabbit and Other Trickster Tales from Around the World


Each tale is filled with wily creatures who teach wisdom, morals, and life lessons. These stories are performed by BOXTALES Theatre Company, which has been described as "simply the best children's program in America" by Young Audiences of America.


Purchase your tickets online today, or call the Box Office at 408-961-5858 10am-4pm Monday-Friday.

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