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Added THU, SEP 4TH 2014

Carriage House Concerts
are one month away
...and seats are already filling up!

Carriage House Theatre


Our 2014-2015 Carriage House Concert season kicks off on Wednesday, October 1 and Thursday, October 2, with back-to-back concerts from the legendary Dave Mason. It's a great way to begin the season, and since concerts by Leon Russell, Manhattan Transfer, and George Winston are already SOLD OUT, you shouldn't wait to get tickets to the show you want to see! Here are some more highlights coming up:

 Keiko Matsui   Keiko Matsui
Thu, October 23, 7:30pm
With millions of album sales and sold-out appearances at concert halls across the world, Matusi is one of the most recognized artists in contemporary jazz.
 Rusted Root   Rusted Root
Thu, November 6, 7:30pm
Famous for their unique fusion of acoustic, rock, and world music, Rusted Root’s driving percussion section draws from African, Latin, and Native American influences.  
 Herb Alpert and Lani Hall   Herb Alpert & Lani Hall
Fri, November 7, 8pm &
Sat, November 8, 8pm
Trumpeter Herb Alpert is one of the most successful musicians in history, with Grammys and Lifetime Achievement Awards to prove it. His Grammy-winning wife Lani Hall joins him for two Montalvo performances.
 Capitol Steps   Capitol Steps
Sat, Nov 15, 3pm & 7:30pm
Congressional staffers turned comedians, the Capitol Steps travel the States satirizing the very people and places that once employed them. 
 Marc Cohn   Marc Cohn
Thu, January 8, 7:30pm
Made famous by his ballad “Walking in Memphis,” Cohn is one of this generation’s most compelling singer/ songwriters: he's both a brilliant tunesmith and a passionate soul man.


September 4, 2014

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

Literary Luncheon:
Alix Christie's sweeping debut


Alix Christie


Join us on Thursday, September 25, from 11:30am-1:30pm, for a midday literary and culinary feast! Author Alix Christie, in conversation with fellow author Katherine Maxfield, will discuss the writing process and Christie's enthralling debut novel Gutenberg’s Apprentice.

Gutenberg's ApprenticeGutenberg's Apprentice evokes one of the most momentous events in history: the birth of printing in medieval Germany. Rich in atmosphere and historical detail, it weaves together a story of invention, intrigue, and betrayal.

Christie grew up in the Bay Area and is a journalist and letterpress printer. She has reported as a foreign correspondent for several publications and currently lives in London, where she reviews books and arts for The Economist.

After the conversation, meet the author, pick up a copy of the book (available for purchase), and mingle with fellow literary enthusiasts!

reserve your seat at the table


And if you love books, stay tuned for info about our next Literary Lunch in early November!



Chris Fraser and Justin Lowman
New exhibit opens September 26


Perceptual: Chris Fraser & Justin Lowman

From September 26-February 1, don't miss Perceptual: Chris Fraser and Justin Lowman, a new exhibition in the Project Space Gallery featuring two Lucas Artists Residency Program Fellows. These remarkable new works examine the relationships between light, space, form, and the senses.

Fraser creates environments and sculptures that explore the interplay between body position, movement, and visual perception. For this exhibition, a circle of lights suspended above a shallow metallic cylinder produces a pool of overlapping and intertwining luminous arcs that shift and transform as the viewer moves around the room.


Lowman's installations infuse vibrant colored light into architectural settings. For Perceptual, he uses projected and reflected light, scrim, paint, and sound to blur the boundaries between the interior and exterior space, creating what he describes as a “temporal multidimensional painting.”

Meet the artists at the gallery opening on Friday, September 26—and for Part 2 of the exhibition, in which new outdoor works debut, on Sunday, December 14, at 4:30pm.


at a glance:

Sun, September 7, 4:30-10pm 

Club Montalvo: A Gala Night in Havana

Fri, September 12, 8pm 
Wanda Sykes

Thu, September 18, 8pm 
Natalie Cole

Thu, September 25, 11:30am 
Literary Lunch with Alix Christie

Sun, October 19, 11am-4pm 

Sundays & Tuesdays, 10am

Docent-Guided Villa & Grounds Tours




Art On the Grounds through October 31
Fun & Games

At YBCA through October 5
Finding Your Center
Opening September 26


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