Food & Wine adds Chez Panisse, Arts Splash adds a photo contest, plus more!

Added THU, MAR 22ND 2012

Take photos at Arts Splash!

Win tickets to Montalvo events!

Arts Splash


Plan to attend the 3rd Annual Arts Splash! Open House & Student Arts Festival on Saturday, April 21, from 11am-4pm. If you join us, we'd love to see a little bit of what you see - so break out your camera phones: we're having a contest!


Send us your best photos from the day, and you will be entered to receive free tickets to either Starry, Starry Night on Friday, August 10, or to any of the Shakespeare Santa Cruz performances of Twelfth Night at Montalvo September 7-16.


To submit, post your pictures to our Facebook or Google+ pages, tweet them to us @montalvoarts using #ArtsSplash, or send them by email to We'll select some of our favorite snapshots and share them with our followers!


What can you take a picture of? Anything! We'll have student performances in the Lilian Fontaine Garden Theatre and the Carriage House Theatre, student artworks throughout the grounds, facepainting, arts workshops, gourmet food trucks, and plenty more. Click here to read more about the day's activities and to see the list of food trucks; and be sure to RSVP on our Facebook page.


We look forward to seeing you at Arts Splash!


Chez Panisse added

to Food & Wine Classic

Chez Panisse
Chez Panisse, Berkeley's renowned gourmet restaurant founded by Alice Waters, has been added to our already impressive list of restaurants participating in the 9th Annual Food & Wine Classic on Sunday, June 3, from 5:30-8:30pm
Chefs from more than 20 California restaurants and vintners from more than 20 wineries will serve tastings at this wonderful feast for the senses! It's a perfect outing for foodies, wine lovers, or anyone who has always wanted to taste the best of what California has to offer. 
Call the Box Office (408-961-5858, 10am-4pm Mon-Fri) or Chris Wilcox (408-961-5849) to reserve your tickets before they're gone!

Arts In Your Classroom

Professional development

for teachers, March 24


Jeff Raz
Jeff Raz

If you're a teacher, teaching artist, or educator, don't miss the Arts In Your Classroom conference at Montalvo this Saturday, March 24, from 8am-4pm.


Presented in partnership with the Santa Clara County Office of Education and featuring more than a dozen workshops from professional arts educators - plus a keynote address by Jeff Raz from Cirque du Soleil - this conference will help teachers learn about the benefits of the arts and how to integrate arts programs into their classes.


Your $20 admission includes a continental breakfast, lunch, and supplies. Click here for more information, or visit the SCCOE page to read more and purchase tickets.




at a glance:


Sat, March 24, 8am-4pm

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


Fri, March 30, 6pm

Final Fridays with Robin Lasser


Wed, April 4, 6:30pm

The Creative Mind: Stephen Shore


Fri, April 6, 8pm

Kyle Eastwood Band


Sat, April 7, 8pm

Philip Glass (sold out!)


Wed, April 11, 7pm

Chit-Chat Club: Choreographing Space


Thu, April 12, 7pm

"Coming of Age in the Kitchen" w/Niki Ford & Tamar Adler


Fri, April 13, 6:30pm & 9pm

Taj Mahal Trio


Sat, April 14, 11am

Glen Roven's "Runaway Bunny"

featuring the Saint Michael Trio


Sat, April 14, 1pm

Historic Villa Tour




in the Project Space Gallery:

(through May 13)


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King of blues Taj Mahal

coming April 13 for two shows

Taj Mahal

"No artist has stretched the definition of blues like

Taj Mahal."  -Christian Science Monitor


Two-time Grammy-winner Taj Mahal is considered by many to be one of the reigning kings of late 20th-century blues and roots music; on Friday, April 13, at 6:30pm and 9pm (two performances), he will take the stage at Montalvo's intimate Carriage House Theater, accompanied by his Trio.


Mahal's distinguished career spans nearly five decades, and is still going strong. He has invigorated American blues by incorporating the musical traditions of Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe, and the Hawaiian islands.


Taj MahalTaj Mahal's work has been included on more than 50 albums, both as a solo artist and contributor. He has performed at the White House, received two Grammy awards, and been given three honorary university degrees. And even after nearly half a century in the musical world, Mahal says, "in many ways my music is just getting started."


Tickets to both the 6:30 and 9pm performances are going quickly, so purchase yours online today or call the Box Office at 408-961-5858 10am-4pm Monday-Friday.


Chit-Chat Club:

Pamela Z & Barbara Goldstein

Wednesday, April 11, 7pm

Pamela Z
Pamela Z
Join us on Wednesday, April 11, at 7pm, for the second in our series of Chit-Chat Club conversations, entitled "Choreographing Space".
Barbara Goldstein (Director of Public Art, San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs) will lead a conversation with composer, performer, and sound artist Pamela Z. Together, they will explore the possibilities of creating an art program at Montalvo that builds on its topography and landscape. 
Attendees will be invited to participate in the dialogue, and the event will also be streamed online on UStream and live-tweeted on Twitter using #chitchatclub - opening up the online audience to join the conversation as well. 


Piano Master Joyce Yang

performs April 15


Joyce Yang

At just 25 years old, South Korean pianist Joyce Yang has already established herself as one of the world's premier young musical talents. She will bring our Piano Masters Series to a stellar conclusion with a performance in the intimate Carriage House Theatre on Sunday, April 15, at 7:30pm.


Yang started playing at just age four, and immediately displayed so much talent that her parents entered her in national piano competitions - of which she won several. She entered the School of Music in Korea at the age of ten, moved to New York the following year, and won the Juilliard Pre-College Division Concerto Competition.


She made her New York Philharmonic debut in 2006; in 2009, she was awarded the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant. Yang graduated from Juilliard in 2010, receiving the William A. Petschek Piano Recital Award and the Arthur Rubinstein Prize. She has since toured throughout the United States, Europe, Australia, and Asia. At Montalvo, she will perform works by Beethoven, Chopin, Schumann, and Lowell Leibermann.


Don't miss your chance to see this amazing performer in our final Piano Masters concert of the season. Purchase tickets online today, or call the Box Office at 408-961-5858 10am-4pm Mon-Fri.





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