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Added WED, NOV 23RD 2016

Montalvo Arts Center Weekly Newsletter
Last Chance: Jesse Harris with Petra Haden
Jesse Harris & Petra Haden

Time is running out to grab your tickets to a special evening with singer-songwriter Jesse Harris on Thursday, December 1, at 7:30pm. Together with author and moderator Katherine Maxfield, Harris will first discuss the creative process that fuels the songwriter’s craft, then he'll perform an intimate concert with vocalist Petra Haden. 

Jesse Harris has been recording music for more than 20 years and has been described as a “staple of New York's East Village music scene.” His sound, hailed by critics as “exquisite chamber rock” blending “modern Americana and jazz-informed folk-pop,” has drawn comparisons to Paul Simon and Neil Young. His songs have been recorded by artists including Smokey Robinson, Willie Nelson, Norah Jones, The Black Keys, and many others.

Petra Haden 
has recorded with performers such as Beck, Green Day, Foo Fighters, the Decemberists, and jazz guitarist Bill Frisell. Harris and Haden released the album It Seemed Like a Good Idea – Petra Haden Sings Jesse Harris earlier this year. Click here to see a music video. You're going to love this show!

Click the button below or call the box office at 408-961-5858, Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm.

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Last Chance: Soul 4 the Season
Soul 4 the Season

We're just over a week away from the soul-packed holiday concert of the year, Soul 4 the Season - performing next Friday, December 2, at 8pm in our intimate, indoor Carriage House Theatre!

With four of California’s strongest voices and most dynamic personalities on the stage, this epic showcase brings the heat as it celebrates the winter season. These talented singers will have you on your feet, singing and dancing along to your favorite tunes. Soul 4 the Season features:

Rick Stevens, former lead singer of Tower of Power whose monster hit "You're Still a Young Man" catapulted the band to national success
Soulful rocker Lydia Pense, whose band Cold Blood helped pioneer the "East Bay Grease" sound in the 1960s and '70s
Paula Harris, recently nominated for three 2017 Northern California Entertainers music awards, including Overall Entertainer
Longtime blues maven turned rock artist Dana Moret, who's been headlining and producing the Divine Diva Review since 2005 

This is a must-see holiday show! Get your tickets today by clicking below or calling the box office at 408-961-5858, Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm.

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Gift Idea: Commemorative Bench, Tree, or Brick
Charmaine's Garden Terrace

Looking for a gift this holiday season that will have a lasting impact? Here's a unique idea: give your loved ones something truly special by purchasing a bench, naming a tree, or adding a brick with a personalized engraving in Montalvo’s beautiful Garden Terrace:

 - Bench: $10,000

 - Naming New Tree (prominently placed): $5,000
 - Brick with engraving: $2,000

These donations are tax-deductible and can be paid in installments if requested. Interested or have questions? Contact Emma Moon, Director of Development, at 408-961-5841 or


One Warm Coat
One Warm Coat

During the chilly winter season, Montalvo is partnering with One Warm Coat in a holiday drive to spread warmth to those in need throughout our community. One Warm Coat has been supporting coat drives across the country for more than 20 years, and we are inviting you to help in our efforts as we work with them this year. Here's how:

Donate a coat: From now through December 15, stop by the Montalvo Box Office and drop off a new or gently worn coat of any size in the donation bin. All coats collected will be donated locally.

Donate dollars:
Donations directly to One Warm Coat support their coat drive program and outreach efforts. Visit and include coat drive number 16-1082 in the comments section so that they know we sent you.

We hope you can help us in making this drive a huge success. Learn more about One Warm Coat by visiting their website at



Upcoming Events at a Glance:

Thursday, Dec 1, 7:30pm: Jesse Harris with Petra Haden
Friday, Dec 2, 8pm: Soul 4 the Season
Sunday, Dec 4, 4pm: Hymns of Hawai'i SOLD OUT!
Sunday, Dec 11, 3pm & 7pm: 
Lisa Rock in A Carpenters' Christmas TWO SHOWS! 
Friday, Dec 16, 8pm: 
David Benoit Christmas Tribute to Charlie Brown SOLD OUT!
Saturday, Jan 7, 7pm & 9:30pm: Paula Poundstone TWO SHOWS! 
Sunday, Jan 8, 10:30am: 
Contemporary Floral Design: The Basics
By Appointment: 
Docent-Guided Villa & Grounds Tours


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