August News from Montalvo

Added THU, AUG 3RD 2017

Montalvo Arts Center Weekly Newsletter
Dave Koz & Larry Graham Get Jazzy Aug. 24
Dave Koz & Larry Graham

Our Summer Concert Series continues on Thursday, August 24 at 7:30pm when smooth jazz great (and Montalvo favorite) Dave Koz is joined by Larry Graham for their "Side By Side Tour" -- an unforgettable night of fabulous music in our beautiful outdoor Lilian Fontaine Garden Theatre.

Koz has recorded more than a dozen albums and has performed with many great jazz musicians over the years -- including numerous sold-out shows at Montalvo. Graham began as a bass guitarist for Sly and the Family Stone and is credited as the innovator of the "slap-pop" technique, a mainstay of funk music. When the two perform side by side, it's going to be a blast!

When you get your tickets, be sure to add Dining on the Terrace -- our pre-concert dinner experience on the front veranda of the historic Villa catered by ModernTaste. The menu for this concert includes grilled Knob Creek Bourbon tri-tip, roasted potatoes with asiago & thyme, a green salad with strawberries, seasonal vegetables, and crème brulee for dessert. It's the best way to make your night complete!

Don't wait! Click the button below to reserve your seats today.


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Take an Audio Walk on the Grounds

Looking for something different to do on our grounds the next time you visit? Try our new immersive auditory experience, Soundings: Lucas Artists Composer Fellows -- a curated, guided walk that brings the concert stage to the great outdoors and allows you to explore our grounds in an exciting new way.

Part of our 2017 Art on the Grounds exhibition Now Hear This! An Exercise In Listening, Soundings features works by Lucas Artist Composer Fellows Carmina EscobarMichael GambleMotoko HondaWayne HorvitzJen ShyuHenry ThreadgillTheresa Wong, and Nina C. Young. Each of these artists is known for their innovative work in music and sound, and has created a piece for the tour.

In order to take the tour, you'll simply need to download the app Detour to your smartphone and follow the directions from the audio tour guide. You will hear introductions from each composer and be guided to different locations on the grounds in order to listen to their works.

Click the button below to get Detour (available on both iPhone and Android). When you arrive on site, open the app and search for Soundings, then choose either "Volume 1" or "Volume 2" (they are not sequential, so you can listen to either or both in any order). Find your way to the Box Office to begin your tour. Earphones are recommended!


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Education Offerings in September
Ramayana -- The Indian Epic

In case you haven't heard, Montalvo offers all kinds of arts education opportunities for both adults and youth. Coming up next month, we've got three great examples of our diverse offerings:

Join us on Tuesday, September 5 from 6-8pm, to learn about Ikebana as Moving Meditation from renowned ikebana instructor Yuko Tiernan. A centuries-old art form, this Japanese floral technique calms the spirit, focuses the mind, and teaches the eye to identify beauty in the details of the natural world. First, you'll create a traditional ikebana arrangement, then transform it into a modern style. 

On Monday, September 18 at 9:30am & 11:30am, grab your seat in the outdoor Garden Theatre for a special performance of Ramayana: The Indian Epic. Internationally renowned dancer and activist Mallika Sarabhai brings her her troupe to the stage to retell this classic struggle between good and evil in the dance style of Bharatanatyam. Don't miss it -- bring the kids! (Note: Mallika Sarabhai returns the following evening for a special fundraising dinner & talk; tickets are still available here.)

Educators, mark your calendars for Monday, September 25 from 4-6pm, as we bring back ArtistConnect for the new school year. Wine and light refreshments will be served as you network and share ideas with artists and teachers in an open and casual setting. We'll have a presentation relating to trends in the field of arts education, and you'll have an opportunity to join the discussion and connect with peers!

This is just a taste of the wide range of offerings coming out of our Education Department in the next year! From professional development opportunities to arts classes for adults to school performances, to Summer Camps, we offer something for everybody. Click the button below to see the full schedule of arts education events! 


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Upcoming Events at a Glance:

Thu, August 3, 7pm: Jay Leno 
Tue, August 8, 6pm: Monoprinting with Paper-Cutouts 
Wed August 9, 12, 12:30, & 1pm: Summer Luncheon RESERVATIONS CLOSED! 
Fri, August 11, 7:30pm: The B-52s 
Tue, August 15, 6pm: Tasting History of Santa Cruz Mountains Wine 
Wed, August 16, 12, 12:30, & 1pm: 
Summer Luncheon 
Wed, August 23, 12, 12:30, & 1pm: 
Summer Luncheon SOLD OUT! 
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Photo Credits: NZ / courtesy of the artists

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