Beat the winter blues with George Kahumoku Jr, plus more coming up!

Added THU, JAN 19TH 2012

Coming Up at Montalvo Arts Center
Banish the Winter Blues
with the Sounds of Hawaii

George K
George Kahumoku Jr. brings the spirit of aloha to the Montalvo Carriage House on March 11

This spring, Montalvo helps you cast off the chill of winter with concerts by two masters of the sun-drenched Hawaiian sound: Willie K and George Kahumoku, Jr. Not surprisingly, in frosty January there is quite an appetite for island musical culture: Willie K's performance has already sold out, and tickets for Kahumoku's show are selling quickly. 


2012 Grammy-nominee George Kahumoku, Jr. has been called "Hawaii's Renaissance Man": he is a master slack key guitarist and songwriter, who recently contributed to the soundtrack of the 2011 Golden Globe-winning film The Descendants. That album has been hailed by the Los Angeles Times as "one of the more compelling collections of Hawaiian music in recent memory."

For his concert at Montalvo on Sunday, March 11 at 7:30pm, he will be accompanied by an ensemble of similarly distinguished Hawaiian master musicians Dennis Kamakahi, Uncle Richard Ho'opi'l, and Bobby Ingano. Click here to purchase tickets online


Legendary Willie K is known in many circles as the "Hawaiian Jimi Hendrix." His smooth jams  

Concert tickets for Hawaiian guitar great Willie K have already sold out

have been featured on albums by such rock, soul, and country greats as Prince, Santana, B.B. King, Willie Nelson, and Bonnie Rait. Though his concert on Friday, February 10 at 8pm is sold out,tickets remain for many upcoming concerts at the Carriage House Theater.  


Space may be reserved by calling the Montalvo Box Office at 408-961-5858, Monday through Friday, from 10am to 4pm.    



At a Glance:


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


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     


Sat, February 11, 8pm 
An Evening with Spencer Day

Sun, February 12, 7:30pm

Eddie Palmieri and the Brian Lynch Jazz Quartet


Sat, February 18, 8pm   

Tchaikovsky Competition Gold Medal Winner Daniil Trifonov


February 20-24

Winter Arts Camps





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Warm up with a Laugh Riot:
Women Fully Clothed

Women Fully Clothed

The women of the Canadian comedy ensemble "Women Fully Clothed" have impressive comedic chops. They will take the stage of the Montalvo Carriage House Theater on Thursday, April 19 at 7:30pm.

Individually, troupe members Robin Duke, Jayne Eastwood, Kathryn Greenwood, and Teresa Pavlinek have appeared in movies including Groundhog Day, Multiplicity, and My Big Fat Greek Wedding and starred on television shows such as Saturday Night Live, The Jane Show, and Whose Line is it Anyway? Appearing together, they have been called an "all-estrogen dream team" (The Toronto Star).

Don't miss your chance to laugh! Tickets may be purchased online or through the Montalvo Box Office at 408-961-5858, Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm.

Get Inspired:
Final Friday Presentation by 
George Tsontakis
are a sneak peek into the Don and Sally Lucas Artist Residency
program and a first-hand glimpse into the creative process of some of the most exciting artists, writers, and musicians working today. Admission is FREE.

Join us Friday, January 27 for a presentation by current Music Fellow composer George Tsontakis, as he discusses the new collaborative work he is developing in response to "Going Forth By Day," a work by internationally-recognized video artist Bill Viola, supported by a commission from Chamber Music Monterey Bay. 
'Going Forth by Day' Montage 
Video montage of 'Going Forth by Day' by Bill Viola
Members may arrive early and attend a special wine reception in the Phelan Library from 5:30-6pm.
All are invited to stay late to attend the preview for the brand new exhibition O' Great Reverie: Montalvo 1912-2012, examining the past 100 years of Montalvo's history. Meet exhibition designers Neil Doshi, and Scott Barry and Montalvo Associate Curator Donna Conwell
Enjoy a Second Chance for
Simone Dinnerstein


Due to illness, Simone Dinnerstein's Piano Masters concert last weekend has been rescheduled for Sunday, February 26 at 7:30pm.

If you missed your chance to buy tickets the first time around, you now have a second opportunity to enjoy Dinnerstein's "arresting freshness and subtlety," (Time) and "unpretentious elegance" (The New Yorker).

A limited number of tickets are available exclusively through the Montalvo Box Office at 408-961-5858, Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm.              

Montalvo Centennial
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2012 is an important year for Montalvo. As we celebrate our centennial, plenty of press will come our way. Keep your eyes peeled for major stories about Montalvo in the upcoming weeks in:  


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