A circus, Russian music, classical piano, gardening tips...We have so much to offer!

Added THU, MAR 1ST 2012

Exciting chamber music and

piano concerts coming up


Joyce Yang
Joyce Yang

We are pleased to present the award-winning classical pianist Joyce Yang on Sunday, April 15, at 7:30pm, in the Carriage House Theatre.


At just 19 years of age, Yang was awarded the silver medal at the prestigious Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Now 25, she has been hailed as "the most gifted young pianist of her generation" with a "million-volt stage presence." This performance will be the last of the season for our Piano Masters Series, and you won't want to miss it!


Trio Voronezh
Trio Voronezh

Something different is coming up in our Villa Chamber Music Series! Join us on Sunday, March 11, at 3pm, as we present a talented group of Russian musicians, Trio Voronezh.


Classically trained at the Conservatory in Voronezh, Russia, the trio plays traditional Russian folk instruments: a double-bass balalaika (the three-stringed Russian national instrument, with a triangular body made of fir), a domra (a short-necked ancestor of the mandolin), and a bajan (a chromatic-button accordion). Their diverse repertoire includes the works of Bach, Vivaldi, and Tchaikovsky, Russian folk songs, gypsy dance music, and popular songs by Gershwin.


For a full list of upcoming concerts at Montalvo, click here. Tickets are always available online through Ticketmaster, or by calling the Box Office at 408-961-5858 10am-4pm Monday-Friday.

Circus Bella
coming to Montalvo July 29

Circus Bella  

When was the last time you went to the circus? This summer will be your chance, as the fabulous circus troupe Circus Bella will perform at Montalvo on Sunday, July 29, at 2pm. Tickets are on sale now!


In addition to the circus performance, you can bring the family out to the Great Lawn beginning at 12pm for a whole afternoon of fun - including food, entertainment, and even more clowning around! It's sure to be an exciting summer day on Montalvo's grounds.


Circus Bella is an open air, one-ring circus featuring contemporary, high-level acts set to an original score performed by live musicians. This ensemble of talented circus performers has toured the Bay Area since 2008.


Tickets for the afternoon are just $20 for adults and $10 for children (Members: $16/$8)! Order online anytime, or call the Box Office at 408-961-5858 10am-4pm Monday-Friday. See you at the circus!


Grow some great summer vegetables! Gardening workshop this Saturday at 10am

Edgar Lo
Master Gardener Edgar Lo


Join Master Gardener Edgar Lo this Saturday, March 3, from 10-11:30am, for a special gardening workshop. You will learn how to grow strong, flavorful summer vegetables including beets, beans, peppers, carrots, and summer squash. Lo is the original cultivator of the "Ed's Millennium" tomato, which has garnered praise in tastings at the Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County and beyond!


Tickets are only available through the Box Office at 408-961-5858 10am-4pm Monday-Friday.





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March 7 at 7:30pm


Garden Curator Delmar McComb
Garden Curator Delmar McComb

On Wednesday, March 7, at 7:30pm, join us in the Phelan Library inside the historic Villa for a special conversation with Garden Curator Delmar McComb and Lucas Artists Residency Director Kelly Sicat entitled "Sustaining Landscapes." 


Part of our series of public programs related to the exhibition O'Great Reverie: Montalvo 1912-2012, this FREE event will explore sustainable gardening, integrating art into the landscape, and the continued cultivation of Montalvo's grounds.


Based on the "Chit-Chat Club" that Senator James Phelan, Montalvo's founder, attended in his lifetime, this 3-part monthly series of free conversations will explore key topics central to our history and plans for the future.


If you can't make it to Montalvo for one of the Chit-Chat Club events, you can still join us online on our UStream channel as we stream the conversations live! You can also be part of the dialogue by asking your own questions via Twitter using #chitchat.


Don't forget: Martini Madness

before the comedy shows!


If you have tickets to the sold-out Second City performance of "Laugh Out Loud" on March 10 or to Women Fully Clothed on April 19 (limited tickets still available!), call the Box Office today to add Martini Madness! to your evening. 


Martini GlassFor just $25, you will gain access to our exclusive cocktail hour in the historic Villa prior to the show, with signature drinks and delicious cocktail fare such as portabella mushroom sandwiches and pulled-pork sliders. It's the perfect way to start off your evening of outrageous comedy!


Get ready for the

Wedding of the Century!

A wedding at Montalvo
A wedding in Montalvo's Oval Garden.

Join us on Sunday, June 10, from 2-5pm in and around the historic Villa for the Wedding of the Century


If you or anyone you know was married at Montalvo, you are aware of how special weddings are here. With the historic Villa turning 100 years old this year, we are celebrating the tradition of beautiful weddings at Montalvo!


Enjoy cake, champagne, music, and dancing as you renew your vows and share stories about your own wedding. Anyone who would like to renew their vows is invited. Wedding or "Garden Party" attire is encouraged!


Tickets are just $100 per couple ($50 for singles), $15 for children aged 6-18, or FREE for kids 5 & under. So bring your loved ones and prepare for a fun, glamorous day!


Tickets are available through the Box Office at 408-961-5858 10am-4pm Monday-Friday, or contact us at married@montalvoarts.org for more information.



at a glance:


Sat, March 3, 10am

Master Gardener Workshop: Growing Great Summer Vegetables


Wed, March 7, 7pm

Chit-Chat Club: Sustaining Landscapes


Sat, March 10

7pm: Martini Madness!

8pm: The Second City: LOL (sold out!)


Sun, March 11, 3pm

Trio Voronezh


Sun March 11, 7:30pm

George Kahumoku Jr & the Masters of Hawaiian Music (sold out!)


Sat, March 17, 11am

Historic Villa Tour


Sunday, March 18, 1pm

Cinderella (limited availability!)


Saturday, March 26, 8am-4pm

Arts In Your Classroom: Professional Development Conference for Teachers & Teaching Artists


Friday, March 30, 6pm

Final Fridays with Robin Lasser


Wednesday, April 4, 6:30pm

The Creative Mind: An Evening with Stephen Shore


June - August

Summer Camps - On sale now!





in the Project Space Gallery:

(through May 13)