Montalvo News for May 25

Added THU, MAY 25TH 2017

Montalvo Arts Center Weekly Newsletter
2017-2018 Performing Arts Series for Students
Performing Arts Series for Students

It's hard to believe, but the school year is coming to a close. If you're an educator, you probably already need to get started planning for next year -- and we've got good news: our 2017-2018 Performing Arts Series for Students is now on sale!

Your students can experience the energy of live dance, drama, music, and more in our intimate 300-seat Carriage House Theatre. Featuring 10 performances by world-class artists, these shows are a perfect launching point for your classroom curriculum. Tickets are just $7 each, and all performances offer both a 9:30am and 11:30am option.

  • Monday, September 18 (Grades K-8): The Ramayana: An Indian Epic
    An ancient Indian tale of the age-old struggle between good and evil, as performed by Mallika Sarabhai, one of India's leading dancers, and the Darpana Performance Company.
  • Monday, October 23 (Grades K-5): Carnival of the Animals
    The classic fables of “The Three Little Pigs,” “The Tortoise and the Hare,” and “The Ugly Duckling” are interwoven against a fanciful score written in 1886 by French composer Camille Saint-Saen. Presented by the Fratello Marionettes. 

  • Tuesday, November 7 (Grades K-5): Coyotes and Rabbits
    Narrated by two rabbits, a young coyote discovers the importance of education when his attempts to learn to read are thwarted by his cousin. This classic Mexican folktale is retold as a bilingual children’s opera. Presented by Hector Armienta and Opera Cultura
  • Tuesday, January 30 (Grades K-5): Alphabet Rockers
    Learning comes alive through the beats, rhymes, moves, and community of hip hop. This is an intergenerational dance party where infectious grooving is accompanied by thoughtful lyrics about cultural topics that help to meet curriculum goals.
  • Friday, February 2 (Grades 3-6): Big Drum/Small World
    This multimedia program presented by JazzReach features performances by internationally-recognized composers and shows the unique way that jazz provides a forum to explore our differences, share ideas, and discover common ground.
  • Friday, March 16 (Grades 2-6): Daughters of Hypatia: Circles of Mathematical Women
    Dancers recount intriguing stories from great mathematical women throughout history using circular motifs, colorful projections of video mosaics, complex clapping games, surprising audience interactions, and more. Presented by Karl Schaffer.
  • Tuesday, March 20 (Grades K-6): Searching for Spring: A Girl's Journey to Norouz
    Come on a musical journey that traces the history of the Persian New Year from its beginnings over 2,500 years ago in present-day Iran before finally making its way to faraway lands in modern times. This special performance is a Montalvo commission by Saideh Eftekhari and takes place on Norouz!
  • Monday, April 2 (Grades K-6): Waters of the Earth: Multicultural Tales of the Sea
    Explore the rich folklore and mythology of seafaring peoples from all over the globe through four stories from Boxtales Theatre Company: learn about the selkies of Ireland, go adventuring with Sinbad the Sailor, and learn some sea chanteys along the way.
  • Monday, April 30 (Grades 3-6): The Red Altar Project: Stories of Immigration, Migrations, and Journeys
    In 1850, six teenagers crossed the ocean from China, crashed in the Carmel Bay, and began the fishing industry in the Monterey area all in the face of violent anti-Chinese sentiment. Seven generations later, their story of hope and overcoming obstacles is finally being told. Presented by Eth-Noh-Tec.
  • Thursday, May 10 (Grades K-5): Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site
    As the sun sets behind the big construction site, all the hardworking trucks get ready to say goodnight. But preparing for bed is a job in itself! Will they ever get some shut-eye? This charming musical presented by Bay Area Children's Theatre is based upon the best-selling book of the same name.

To purchase tickets, contact our Box Office at 408-961-5858, Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm. Scholarships are also available; to see if you qualify for a scholarship, please fill out our request form here.

Celebrate National Wine Day!
National Wine Day!

Did you know that today (May 25) is National Wine Day? Although Montalvo isn't a winery, we still have two great ways to celebrate the occasion: while you're pouring your loved one a glass, let them know you've reserved seats at our elegant Farm to Fork dinner or bought them a ticket to our fabulous Food & Wine Classic!

Benefiting Montalvo's arts and education programs, Farm to Fork (Tuesday, June 6 at 6pm) will be an unforgettable culinary experience: the event will begin with a sumptuous cocktail reception, followed by a three-course dinner which will be paired with fine wine selections from Domaine Eden and Mount Eden Vineyards. And as the Official Sponsor, Ermenegildo Zegna will ​offer attendees outfit curation services for the entire summer.

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Our annual Food & Wine Classic on Sunday, September 10 from 4-7:30pm is Silicon Valley's premier culinary event! Our historic Villa and gorgeous gardens will be transformed into a gourmet paradise. You'll sample savory and sweet fare from some of the most celebrated restaurants in the Bay Area and enjoy tastings from many of the region’s finest wineries. You'll also have a chance to bid on exciting live and silent auction items featuring luxurious wine lots and unique experience packages.


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Carriage House Concerts are Now On Sale
2017-2018 Carriage House Concerts

Last week, we announced our 2017-2018 Carriage House Concert Series and put the shows on sale for Montalvo members only. But this week, tickets are available for everyone to purchase!

The new season of more than 30 fantastic concerts and comedy shows includes music styles from jazz, pop, and rock to Persian, Latin, and a whole lot more. Be sure to put the shows you want to see on your friends' radars by inviting them on Facebook -- see our event listings here. Some of these shows are already nearly half-sold, so if you want tickets, it's best to buy early before they're all gone! 

To get tickets, purchase online through the button below or call our Box Office at 408-961-5858, Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm.

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Find That Painting You've Been Looking For
at Los Gatos Plein Air June 16-17

Los Gatos Plein Air 2017

This June, 34 nationally renowned artists will paint outdoors for four days in and around Los Gatos as part of a fundraiser that supports several Santa Clara County non-profits (including Montalvo). These painting activities will culminate on Saturday, June 17 from 11am-5pm with a fine art exhibition, sale, and festival in downtown Los Gatos. 

Los Gatos Plein Air brings nationally-recognized artists to Los Gatos to paint en plein air, a 19th century style of painting "in the open air" on location. Los Gatos Plein Air has become a much-anticipated community-wide event -- and remains the only major Plein Air event in the South Bay.

Proceeds from the auction and the sale of artwork go to support programs for local youth by organizations including Montalvo, New Museum Los Gatos, Art Docents of Los Gatos, Los Gatos Music & Arts, and Lighting for Literacy. It's a great cause, so come out and support the arts and your community!

More information about the event and tickets to the VIP Artists Reception & Silent Auction on June 16 are available through the link below.

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Upcoming Events at a Glance:

Tue, June 6, 6pm: Montalvo Summer Nights: Gelatin Prints
Tue, June 6, 6pm: 
Farm to Fork Dinner 
Wed, June 7, 7:30pm: 
George Winston 
Thu, June 8, 7:30pm: 
George Winston 
Mon, June 12, 7:30pm: Gregory Porter 
By Appointment: Docent-Guided Villa & Grounds Tours

Summer Camps begin June 12!

Photo Credits: NZ / Rhee Bevere / Mike Hyman 

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