Music and Poetry coming to Montalvo...

Added THU, OCT 15TH 2015

2015 OneBeat
fellows are here!

2015 OneBeat Fellows

The 2015 OneBeat fellows arrived this past Monday, and they have already begun sharing their music. If you visit Montalvo in the next week, you just might come across a small group of these talented international musicians using our beautiful space to work together on inspiring collaboartions.

OneBeat is a cultural collaboration bringing 25 musicians from 17 countries together to make music and share experiences. The project this year begins with a residency at Montalvo, and the artists' stay here will culminate in a spectacular festival on Sunday, October 25, from 2-6pm, featuring performances all over the grounds.

You won't want to miss this day, so be sure to click below to RSVP on our Facebook page—then share the event with your friends!


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Want to learn a little more about OneBeat? Check out the video below—and watch for more videos as the group's adventures unfold at Montalvo and beyond.

October 15, 2015

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

Poetry with
Mary Lou Taylor

Mary Lou Taylor's "Bringing Home the Moon"

Join us on Sunday, November 8, at 4:30pm, for a special reading with Bay Area poet Mary Lou Taylor in our charming historic Villa.

Taylor will read from her new work, Bringing Home the Moon, a book ten years in the making. Structured in three sections, the book is inspired by Taylor's travels from Chicago to Los Angeles to Silicon Valley. She wrote much of the poetry while in residence at Montalvo's Lucas Artists Residency Program.

Harry Lafnear, Editor of the Willow Glen Poetry Project, says of Taylor's work, "we float through moments formative or formidable, touching or frightful, but all...lit with generous spirit and a graceful love of language."

This event is FREE! Books will be available for purchase; beer and wine will be for sale, and light refreshments will be served. Please click below to RSVP.

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Herb Alpert & Lani Hall
return for 2 shows

Herb Alpert & Lani Hall

"The festive sound of Herb Alpert's trumpet is instantly recognizable and always welcome; its effervescence makes you happy" —The New York Times

Join us on Wednesday, December 2 and Thursday December 3 (both at 7:30pm) for performances by Herb Alpert & Lani Hall in our intimate Carriage House Theatre.

Both of their Montalvo concerts sold out last year, so don't miss your chance to see this wonderful pair when they return with a brand new musical program!

Alpert is a living legend, whose nearly 60-year career includes five #1 albums, nine Grammys, and a National Medal of Arts. With his Grammy Award-winning wife, the sizzling singer Lani Hall, he will wrap his "relaxed, after-midnight trumpet" sound around Come Fly with Me, a jazz set sprinkled with Brazilian flavors and songbook favorites.

To purchase, click the button below or call the Box Office at 408-961-5858 10am-4pm Monday-Friday.

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at a glance:

Sun, October 25, 2-6pm
OneBeat Music Festival

Sun, November 1, 4pm
Andy Weir SOLD OUT!

Thu, November 5, 7:30pm
Jeff Daniels & the Ben Daniels Band 

Fri, November 6, 6pm
Open Access: Hector Mendoza and Day of the Dead

Sun, November 8, 11:30am
Floral Design: Fall Flowers and Foliage

Sun, November 8, 4:30pm
Mary Lou Taylor

Thu, November 12, 7:30pm

By Appointment:

Docent-Guided Villa & Grounds Tours



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


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Photo credits (from top): Ron Leckie / Bahara Emami / Michele Guieu / Cameron Hockenson / OneBeat