Last chance for a discount Piano Pass, plus a new exhibition and more!

Added THU, OCT 18TH 2012

In And Out of Place
opens next Friday
Constellations of Experience
Ruth Boerefijn, Constellations of Experience (2012): Fishing line, Pastel, Paper, Ink.

The final Project Space Gallery exhibition of our Centennial year, In and Out of Place, opens next Friday, October 26. Join us for a special Final Fridays and gallery opening with featured artists Ruth Boerefijn and Bia Gayotto!


For Final Fridays, join us at 6pm in the historic Villa, where the artists will discuss their creative process and the inspirations behind their work. The gallery reception follows with the opportunity to meet the artists and enjoy a glass of wine. The evening is FREE!


In and Out of Place explores the relationships between people, places, and stories, creating a multilayered portrait of the Silicon Valley. Boerefijn's site-specific work Communicated Experience uses a variety of materials to explore the personal stories of three pioneering San Jose women. Gayotto's Somewhere in Between: Silicon Valley is a video work focusing on bicultural people living in Santa Clara County. Both artists examine how stories give form to the cultural landscape, while also revealing our sense of place in the world. The exhibition will be on view through January 13.


Somewhere In Between
Bia Gayotto, Somewhere in Between:
Silicon Valley (2012): video still

Peppino D'Agostino and
David Tennenbaum present
The Pacific Guitar Ensemble

Peppino D'Agostino
Peppino D'Agostino


Join us on Sunday, November 11, at 7:30pm for the Pacific Guitar Ensemble, showcasing some of the most dynamic and original guitar music around.


In 2010, friends David Tanenbaum and Peppino D'Agostino gathered faculty and exceptional alumni from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music to form this eclectic guitar collective. Their extraordinary performances feature both new compositions and inventive arrangements of classics. It's a must-see for any music fan!


Tickets still remain for this outstanding show. Purchase online anytime, or call the Box Office at 408-961-5858 10am-4pm Monday-Friday.

The Pacific Guitar Ensemble plays Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 - III: Allegro, by JS Bach
The Pacific Guitar Ensemble performs Bach's 
Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 - III: Allegro




at a glance:


Fri, October 19, 8pm

Spyro Gyra (Very limited tickets remaining!)


Sun, October 21, 7:30pm

Nellie McKay


Wed, October 24, 7:30pm

A Night of Rumi & Classical Persian Music with Kayhan Kalhor & Behrouz Jamali


Thu, October 25, 7:30pm

John Mayall (Very limited tickets remaining!)


Sat, October 27, 8pm

The Reduced Shakespeare Company's The Complete History of America (abridged): Special Election Edition


Sun, October 28, 7:30pm

Jon Kimura Parker


Sundays & Tuesdays, 10am

Docent-Guided Villa & Grounds Tours



In the Project Space Gallery:


Opens October 26

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


Last chance to buy your discount Piano Pass

for six PIANO MASTERS shows!


Jon Kimura Parker
Jon Kimura Parker

Time is running out to take advantage of our Piano Pass - premium tickets to all six concerts in our Piano Masters Series at a discounted rate of $225 (a savings of up to 25%)!


The series begins on Sunday, October 28, at 7:30pm, with a performance by Jon Kimura Parker. Classically-trained and internationally-renowned, Parker has been called "dazzling" by the Seattle Times. He will play his own arrangement of Igor Stravinsky's Rite of Spring, as well as Pictures at an Exhibition, by Modest Mussorgsky.

Alfredo Rodriguez
Alfredo Rodriguez


On Sunday, December 2, at 7:30pm, Alfredo Rodriguez takes the stage. Presented by the legendary Quincy Jones, this Cuban-born virtuoso invites comparison to legendary jazz pianists like Keith Jarrett and Thelonious Monk. His memorable performance at Montalvo two years ago was met with rave reviews!


On Sunday, December 16, at 7:30pm, the series continues with Grammy-nominated Fred Hersch. This celebrated jazz pianist and composer has been described as " of the small handful of brilliant musicians of his generation" (Downbeat Magazine).


Piano Masters continues in 2013 with performances by Jeffrey Siegel (January 19), Natasha Paremski (March 3), and Ilya Yakushev (April 21).


Don't miss a moment of the masters! The Piano Pass is only available through October 28, so get yours soon to ensure your savings (must be purchased through the Box Office at 408-961-5858 10am-4pm Mon-Fri). Tickets for individual shows are also available online anytime through Ticketmaster.


Following the Presidential debates? Reduced Shakespeare

takes aim at the election!


Reduced Shakespeare's Complete History of America


Statistics show that 47% of you are getting tired of all the pandering and double-talk going on this election season. But don't worry, because we've got the perfect cure: the hilarious Reduced Shakespeare Company will lampoon Presidential politics and American history on Saturday, October 27, at 8pm, with a performance of "The Complete History of America (abridged)" in the intimate Carriage House Theatre!


Reduced Shakespeare has been called "breathlessly-paced slapstick merriment" by The New York Times for their inspired ability to boil down historical moments and Shakespearean scenes into brilliant comical snapshots. It's 600 years of American history in 6,000 seconds! If you're in the mood to laugh, this is the show for you - but tickets are moving fast. Purchase yours online today or call the Box Office at 408-961-5858 10am-4pm Monday-Friday.


Get the evening started in the historic Villa with signature cocktails and delicious hors d'oeuvres by adding Martini Madness! Mingle with your friends and fellow ticketholders while you get in the mood for laughs. Advance reservations are required for Martini Madness and must be made through the Box Office by this Friday, October 19, at NOON, so call today!




Montalvo Box Office:


Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm


Tickets available online via Ticketmaster


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