Chris Botti, Doc Severinsen, Kayhan Kalhor, and more stellar concerts coming up!

Added THU, AUG 9TH 2012

Latin, Persian, & world music 
featured in Carriage House 
Concert series
Doc Severinsen
Doc Severinsen & the San Miguel 5, October 17
Join us throughout October in the intimate Carriage House Theatre as we feature three concerts of outstanding music from around the world!


On Wednesday, October 17, at 7:30pm, Doc Severinsen & the San Miguel 5 will perform Latin and Gypsy jazz that is "so infectious that it's almost impossible to hear it and sit still" (The New York Examiner).


Revered as the trumpeter and bandleader for The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, Doc Severinsen's decades-long career includes more than 30 albums in styles ranging from big band to jazz-fusion to classical. Today, he heads the San Miguel 5, a band he discovered at a local restaurant in his adopted town of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Don't miss this performance; you'll be dancing in the aisles! 

Spyro Gyra
Spyro Gyra, October 19

On Friday, October 19, at 8pm, the groundbreaking jazz group Spyro Gyra will take the stage. In their 40-year career, they have released 29 albums, sold over 10 million copies, and earned four Grammy Awards.


Known for revolutionizing American jazz, Spyro Gyra now takes on the rhythms of the world with their latest album, A Foreign Affair. They will lead audiences on a musical journey around the globe, with beats and melodies from the Caribbean, South America, South Africa, India, and Japan.

Kayhan Kalhor & Behrouz Jamali
A Night of Rumi & Classical Persian Music
with Kayhan Kalhor & Behrouz Jamali, October 24

On Wednesday, October 24, at 7:30pm, join masterful musicians Kayhan Kalhor and Behrouz Jamali as they present an unforgettable evening of Rumi poetry and classical Persian music.


One of the founders of the Masters of Persian Music group, Kalhor has been studying and performing classical Kurdish and Persian music on the Iraninan kamancheh for more than 40 years. He has also composed works for Indian sitar player Shujaat Husain Khan and collaborated with Yo Yo Ma and Kronos Quartet. Jamali is a talented member of a new generation of Persian musicians. 


Purchase your tickets to these and many other concerts online today, or call the Box Office at 408-961-5858 10am-4pm Monday-Friday.


Friends of Montalvo:

Helen Reddy performs

at Yoshi's Jazz Club, Oct 3 


Helen Reddy

Join Grammy-winning recording artist Helen Reddy at Yoshi's Jazz Club in San Francisco on Wednesday, October 3, at 8pm. Reddy retired in 2002, but recently chose to return to the stage. At Yoshi's, she will treat audiences to some of her hits, as well as songs from her vast catalog which she has never before performed live. Don't miss it!





Montalvo Box Office:


Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm


Tickets available through Ticketmaster

Camp Registration through UltraCamp


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Dining on the Terrace for
Chris Botti and Dave Koz


Chris Botti
Chris Botti

Our Summer Concert Series continues this month with two fabulous performances: Chris Botti (Thursday, August 23, at 7:30pm) and Dave Koz & BeBe Winans (Saturday, August 25, at 8pm). Tickets are still available for both of these concerts, which take place in the beautiful outdoor Lilian Fontaine Garden Theatre, but seats are filling fast. Be sure to purchase yours today!


Make it an evening to remember by Dining on the Terrace. Café Primavera, our exclusive caterer for the summer series, serves gourmet seated dinners 90 minutes before each concert on the front Veranda overlooking the scenic Great Lawn. Dinners are $44 per person (including tax and gratuity; beverages not included), and each concert offers a unique 3-course menu created especially by Café Primavera. Wine is available for purchase; to see the menus, click here.


Tickets to our Summer Concerts are available online through Ticketmaster only, but Dining on the Terrace must be purchased through the Montalvo Box Office at 408-961-5858 10am-4pm Monday-Friday.

Dave Koz
Dave Koz
Looking for volunteers 
for a video project and more


Bia Gayotto
Bia Gayotto

Montalvo artist-in-residence Bia Gayotto is looking for volunteers to participate in a video work for an exhibition in the Project Space Gallery from October 26, 2012 - January 15, 2013.


The Brazilian-American Gayotto is examining the experiences of trans-cultural people living in Silicon Valley. She is specifically looking for people of different nationalities, classes, and ethnicities, who moved here in their teen or adult life, and who have a strong connection with two or more countries. Volunteers will be interviewed on video in a location of their choosing. Please email for more information.


We are also looking for volunteers to staff the Project Space Gallery. Gallery hours are Thu-Sun, 11am-3pm. If you love the arts and can give just a few hours a week, call us at 408-961-5828 or email Volunteer Coordinater Nayna Patel to join our community of volunteers!




at a glance:


Fri, August 10, 7pm

Starry, Starry Night Art & Astronomy Slumber Party - SOLD OUT!


Thu, August 23, 7:30pm

An Evening with Chris Botti


Sat, August 25, 7:30pm

Dave Koz and BeBe Winans


Fri, August 31, 6pm

Final Fridays with Fritz Haeg


September 8-16 (5 performances)

Twelfth Night with Shakespeare Santa Cruz


September 22, 5pm

Great Gatsby Gala: The Party of the Century


September 28, 6pm

Final Fridays with YaYa Chou


September 30, 7pm

Joe Walsh


Sundays & Tuesdays, 10am

Docent-Guided Villa & Grounds Tours


Wednesdays through August

Centennial Summer Luncheons 




In the Project Space Gallery:


On view through October 14

Daniel Canogar: The Film Trilogy