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Added THU, JAN 21ST 2016

Classic Albums Live
will Crocodile Rock
your socks off

Classic Albums Live: Elton John's Greatest Hits

Don't miss Classic Albums Live performing Elton John—Greatest Hits next Thursday, January 28, at 7:30pm in our intimate Carriage House Theatre. Close your eyes, and you'll swear you're listening to Sir Elton himself!

“The concept is deceptively simple: source ace musicians and have them play classic pop and rock albums,” writes the Toronto Sun about Classic Albums Live, who have been performing hit albums note for note, cut for cut since 2003. The result has been a string of critically-acclaimed tours featuring spot-on renditions of some of the greatest songs of the 20th century.

Without costumes or gimmicks, this group of peerless performers will bring their magic to bear on the 1974 album Elton John–Greatest Hits, hailed by Rolling Stone as one of the 500 best albums of all time. 
All the hits you love will be played, including:

Your Song • Daniel • Honky Cat • Goodbye Yellow Brick Road • Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting) • Rocket Man • Bennie and the Jets • Candle In The Wind • Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me • Border Song • Crocodile Rock

If that's not enough, you can add Martini Madness—our pre-show cocktail party in the Villa—to make your evening complete! So, get a group together and re-live the 70s with a martini and a dose of Elton John.

Get your tickets by clicking below or calling the Box Office at 408-961-5858 10am-4pm Monday-Friday.

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January 21, 2016

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

Discover Dahlak
at Open Access


Explore the work of multi-faceted hip-hop artist and Lucas Artist Fellow Dahlak with an interactive, insightful, and inspiring evening of music on Friday, January 29, from 6-9pm in the historic Villa. 

This Open Access event will feature an in-depth conversation with the performer, who is developing a new spoken word piece entitled Adapting History. The chat will incorporate samples from the piece, and will explore Dahlak's influences—including his time spent at Montalvo and beyond during his 2014 tour with OneBeat.

Adapting History is a commission of Montalvo's education department. It explores the history of music from a unique perspective and will be performed for students and school groups on February 9 as part of our Performing Arts Series for Students.

Don't miss this fun evening, where you can meet Dahlak and mingle with artists and art lovers in the Villa. Food and beverages will be for sale.

Tickets are just $10 (free for Montalvo members). Purchase yours today—and be sure to invite your friends through Facebook.

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Enjoy wines from the Santa Cruz Mountains at spring shows

When you come to a concert in the Carriage House Theatre this spring, arrive a little bit early and treat yourself to a glass of wine at our concessions counter. We are proud to be pouring premier wines by fine Santa Cruz Mountains wineries at every show! The buzz about Santa Cruz Mountains wines is growing: several of our featured wineries were included in this recent article in the New York Times.

Click here to see our full schedule of upcoming Carriage House Concerts, including a fabulous performance by Mary Bridget Davies on January 24 and a rockin' show with The McCartney Years on February 20.

Check the menu posted at our bars to view wine options at each performance. Featured wineries include:





at a glance:

Sat, January 23, 8pm
George Winston SOLD OUT!

Sun, January 24, 7pm
Mary Bridget Davies

Sun, January 26, 1pm
Open Access with Fieldworks Collaborative

Wed, January 27, 11:30am
Writers Series: Ann Packer LIMITED AVAILABILITY!

Thu, January 28, 7:30pm
Classic Albums Live presents: Elton John—Greatest Hits 

Fri, January 29, 6pm
Open Access: Artist Fellows Present New Work 

By Appointment:

Docent-Guided Villa & Grounds Tours



Project Space Gallery: Botanica Poetica: New Works by Lucas Artist Fellows


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