Fall concerts & performances are underway!

Added THU, OCT 11TH 2012

Fall Carriage House Concerts

are now underway!


Delfeayo MarsalisOur fall Carriage House Concert season got underway this past Sunday with a wonderful sold-out concert by ukelele master Jake Shimabukuro. If you missed that show, don't worry: we've got a calendar full of concerts coming up for the rest of October and beyond!


This Saturday, October 13, at 8pm, don't miss the Delfeayo Marsalis Octet as they present Sweet Thunder: a re-imagining of the popular Duke Ellington/Billy Strayhorn suite Such Sweet Thunder. Check out the video below!

The Delfeayo Marsalis Octet at Louisiana JazzFest 2011
The Delfeayo Marsalis Octet at Louisiana JazzFest


Next Wednesday, October 17, at 7:30pm, Doc Severinsen & the San Miguel 5 take the stage for a lively evening of Latin jazz. This fabulous band's "South of the Border" tour will have you dancing in the aisles!


Get your tickets now for Spyro Gyra on Friday, October 19, at 8pm. These venerable musicians have been innovating and influencing the jazz world for more than 30 years. This show is nearly sold out, so don't delay!

Nellie McKay
Nellie McKay at a TED talk in 2008


On Sunday, October 21, at 7:30pm, join us for Nellie McKay! If you haven't heard this talented young performer yet, now is the time. McKay's clever, cutting, and catchy pop and cabaret-style tunes will win you over, as will her witty personality.


October concerts continue with A Night of Rumi & Classical Persian Music with Kayhan Kalhor & Behrouz Jamali on October 24; John Mayall on October 25 (limited availability!); Reduced Shakespeare's "Complete History of America (abridged)" on October 27; and Jon Kimura Parker kicking off our Piano Masters Series October 28. Click here for full list of upcoming concerts.


Tickets for all of these shows are available online anytime through Ticketmaster, or by calling the Box Office at 408-961-5858 10am-4pm Monday-Friday.

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Montalvo Box Office:


Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm


Tickets available online via Ticketmaster


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The Man Who Planted Trees

Sunday, October 14, 12pm

The Man Who Planted Trees
This is not an illustration: Puppets & sets in The Man Who Planted Trees have an amazing, surreal look.


"Laughs, heartbreak, war, regeneration, scented breezes, sparkling wit and the best dog puppet ever. Perfect for children and grown-ups. Terrific." 

      -The Guardian 


Our wonderful season of Family Theatre performances begin this weekend with The Man Who Planted Trees this Sunday, October 14, at 12pm


This unique show, based on Jean Giono's classic story, is brought to life by the Puppet State Theatre Company using incredible sets and puppets. The British Theatre Guide called it a "wonderful, enchanting piece of theatre for children and adults."


Our friends at Hicklebee's books will be on hand selling copies of the original book so that your child can experience the story again and again.


Tickets still remain for this show! Purchase in advance by calling the Box Office at 408-961-5858 10am-4pm Monday-Friday. Tickets will also be available at the door with no service charge. 


Get the night rolling with

Martini Madness!

at select concerts

Martini Madness!

Would you like to make your Montalvo concert experience a little bit more special? If so, Martini Madness! and Ka 'aha Mai Tai! are just what you're looking for!


Available prior to select concerts for only $30 per person, these cocktail hours offer specialty drinks (including the Montalvo Martini!) and gourmet hors d'oeuvres such as shortbreads with filet of beef, fig & havarti bruschetta, chicken skewers, olive tapenade, and imported cheeses. 


Mingle inside the beautiful historic Villa prior to the show as you get in the mood for lively music or hilarious comedy. Bring a date or a group of friends, or meet new friends there!


Martini Madness! and Ka 'aha Mai Tai! are available at these upcoming concerts. Look for the Martini Madness! or Ka 'aha Mai Tai icons on our show listings, and call the Box Office at 408-961-5858 10am-4pm Mon-Fri to reserve your spot! (Advance registration is required.)



at a glance:


Sat, October 13, 8pm

Delfeayo Marsalis Octet presents Sweet Thunder: The Music of Duke Ellington Martini Madness!  Facebook Event page


Sun, October 14, noon

The Man Who Planted Trees  Facebook Event page


Wed, October 17, 7:30pm

Doc Severinsen's South of the Border Tour with the San Miguel 5  Facebook Event page


Fri, October 19, 8pm

Spyro Gyra Martini Madness!  Facebook Event page


Sun, October 21, 7:30pm

Nellie McKay Martini Madness!  Facebook Event page


Tuesdays, Oct 16-Nov 13, 3:30-5:30pm

Hand-Built Pottery/Raku Firing Class


Sundays & Tuesdays, 10am

Docent-Guided Villa & Grounds Tours



In the Project Space Gallery:


On view through October 14

Daniel Canogar: The Film Trilogy (part of the ZERO1 Biennial: Seeking Silicon Valley).

Closing Reception & Artist's Talk: Friday, October 12, 6:30-8:30pm


Opens October 26

Ruth Boerefijn & Bia Gayotto: In and Out of Place. Final Friday Artists' Talk at 6pm; Opening Reception 7-10pm