Concerts coming up this summer and beyond!

Added THU, MAY 15TH 2014

House of Blues
Hugh Laurie kicks off Summer Concert Season May 27

Hugh Laurie

Can you believe it? Summer has already arrived! And to kick off the season, British bluesman and occasional actor Hugh Laurie is coming to our beautiful outdoor Lilian Fontaine Garden Theatre on Tuesday, May 27, at 7:30pm to play the first show in our 2014 Summer Concert Series!

Performing with the entertaining Copper Bottom Band, Laurie's New Orleans-style blues tunes have brought critical acclaim to both of his albums, Let Them Talk in 2011 and Didn't It Rain in 2013. 

Some may be surprised to learn that the Golden Globe-winning star of the medical drama House and several British comedy shows is also a blues musician—but Laurie has been playing piano since the age of six and has showcased his musical talents in roles throughout his acting career. And for the record, he has also written a best-selling novel. Quite simply, the man's got talent.

Tickets are nearly gone for this show, so get yours now! When you order, be sure to add Dining on the Terrace, our elegant pre-concert meal in the beautiful historic Villa.

And don't miss the rest of our Summer Concert Series, which includes something for everyone, from Chris Botti to Kenny Loggins to Wanda Sykes and more! 

see the full schedule!

May 15, 2014

Montalvo is a member-supported
non-profit organization
dedicated to the arts.

Carriage House Concerts announced next week

Carriage House Concerts

Get ready: Our 2014-15 Carriage House Concert Series is about to be announced! This past fall and spring, we sold 99% of available tickets—and we expect the same for the upcoming season.

The lineup will be revealed next Wednesday, May 21. Our member presale begins that night, but tickets don't go on sale to the public until May 27.

This means that if you want to be sure you get a chance at great seats, the best way is to become a member. Members and preferred patrons have already received an invitation to our Announcement Party, where they'll have a chance to buy tickets right away. Want an invitation? Call Chris Wilcox at 408-961-5849 to join!

Otherwise, pay attention to our website and Facebook page next week to see the lineup—and we'll see you for a show this fall!





The Big Meal
by Dan Le Franc
directed by Kirsten Brandt

The Big Meal

May 8 – June 1, 2014 at San Jose Repertory Theatre

The Big Meal is here, and we’re delighted to invite you to the table for Dan LeFranc’s quirky and moving look at the American family.

In a quintessential American restaurant, two people meet, fall in love, and begin the messy process of creating a life. From birth to that inevitable last course – and every corn dog, calamari and Cadillac Margarita in between – a potluck of characters’ lives fly by like short order fare as five generations experience joy, sorrow, love, and loss. Expect humor and heartache as this off-Broadway hit serves up a veritable theatrical feast. 

“Sharp and stunning… Touching and engrossing… You’ll recognize something of yourself or your family members in these people.”
–Associated Press

Special offer for Montalvo Arts Center patrons:
use promo code “RepLove” to receive $6 off each regular price ticket to The Big Meal at San Jose Repertory Theatre, now through June 1.

For tickets and information, visit or call 408-367-7255.



at a glance:

Fri, May 16, 7:30pm
"Ths Day I Cannot Say, This Love": Interpretations of Rumi by Coleman Barks 

Tue, May 27, 7:30pm
Hugh Laurie w/the Copper Bottom Band

Fri, May 30, 6-9pm
La Love: Final Friday Art Party & Closing Reception for L O V E

Fri, June 6, 8pm
Acoustic Alchemy SOLD OUT!

Sun, June 8, 5:30pm

Sundays & Tuesdays, 10am

Docent-Guided Villa & Grounds Tours




On view through June 8
L O V E: Creativity, Connection, Community


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