Food, Concerts, Camps, and more at Montalvo

Added THU, FEB 23RD 2012

Piano Masters brings

exciting talent to Montalvo


Simone Dinnerstein
Simone Dinnerstein

Join us this Sunday, February 26, at 7:30pm as pianist Simone Dinnerstein performs in the intimate Carriage House Theatre!


Dinnerstein has twice received the Classical Recording Foundation award, and her album Bach: A Strange Beauty was the first Classical album to reach the Billboard Top 200. Her new album, Something Almost Being Said, was released in January. The evening's program will include works by Bach, Brahms, Chopin, and others, plus a west coast premiere of Falsenfeld's The Cohen Variations. 


Note: The Simone Dinnerstein concert was originally scheduled for January 14, but was postponed. Tickets for the January date will be honored at the February 26 performance. 


Daniil Trifonov
Daniil Trifonov

If you missed our last Piano Masters concert, 21-year-old Daniil Trifonov captivated the audience with a masterful performance. Take a minute to look at the glowing reviews he received from the San Jose Mercury News, the San Francisco Classical Voice, and at!


Reminder: Summer Camps
now on sale to the public!


Musical Theatre camp Our 2012 Summer Camps are now on sale to the public. We offer arts camps in a wide variety of disciplines, from painting to theatre to music to circus arts...and lots more! Click here for the full list of camps. 


Online registration through UltraCamp is available 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week. Sign your kids up today! When you register, be sure to purchase your camp t-shirt, with artwork by a former camper ($10)!


The Creative Mind:

Join Stephen Shore on April 4

Stephen Shore

Join us on Wednesday, April 4, at 6:30pm for An Evening with Stephen Shore, a fascinating discussion with this sought-after speaker in recognition of Autism Awareness Month.


Shore is a distinguished spokesperson for autism awareness with an inspirational life story to tell. Diagnosed with severe autism as a child, he was able to overcome many of the challenges of the disorder and is now working toward his PhD in special education at Boston University.


Tickets are FREE, but please RSVP through the Box Office at 408-961-5858 10am-4pm Mon-Fri.





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April 12: A culinary
dinner event 

Niki Ford & Tamar Adler


Niki Ford
Niki Ford, Montalvo's 2012 Culinary Fellow

On Thursday, April 12, at 7pm, join Montalvo's 2012 Lucas Artists Residency Program Culinary Fellow Niki Ford and Tamar Adler, former Chez Panisse cook and author of An Everlasting Meal, as they present a coming-of-age food tale written specifically for the evening


Adler's reading will be paired with a dinner (including wine) reflecting the meal described in the story. The event will be held in Montalvo's historic Villa. 


Ford, who joined Montalvo in January 2012, cooked for six years at Chez Panisse in addition to multiple stints at the Rome Sustainable Food Project at the American Academy in Rome. Adler's An Everlasting Meal, a rumination on M.F.K. Fisher's How to Cook a Wolf, is a rallying cry for home cooking and eating with "economy and grace."


Tickets ($65; $50 for Members; or just $12 for Students with ID) are available through the Montalvo Box Office at 408-961-5858 10am-4pm Mon-Fri.


Did you see us in the

Mercury News? 


Montalvo's grounds

We hope you picked up a copy of the San Jose Mercury News on Tuesday: the paper ran a beautiful front-page story on Montalvo. If you didn't see it, click here to read the full article online and see some exclusive video footage featuring some of our visitors and resident artists! 


Montalvo is now on Pinterest


Follow Me on PinterestPinterest is an online pinboard, a way to visually organize your bookmarks and interests from all over the Internet. Montalvo recently joined this fun, arts-loving community, so we invite you to follow us!


We're just getting started, but we will continue to add pins of our favorite photos, artists, and musicians, plus wedding ideas, interesting articles, and anything else we feel the need to share.


In addition, you can now simply click the "Pin Me" button located on any of the events pages throughout our website to share your favorite bookmarks from Montalvo with your own friends and networks!


at a glance:


Fri, February 24, 6pm

Final Fridays: Bobby Previte & Andrea Kleine


Sat, February 25, 11am

Historic Villa Tour


Sun, February 26, 3pm

St Michael Trio - Brahms & Schumann: It's Complicated


Sun, February 26, 7:30pm 

Simone Dinnerstein (rescheduled from January)


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