New Carriage House Concert series starts in October!

Added THU, SEP 20TH 2012

Tonight Show bandleader

Doc Severinsen performs

with the San Miguel 5

Doc Severensin

"So infectious that it's almost impossible to hear it and stand still!"

                           --The New York Examiner


Join us on Wednesday, October 17, at 7:30pm as the legendary Doc Severinsen presents his South of the Border Tour with the San Miguel 5 in the intimate Carriage House Theatre!


Best known as the bandleader for The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson from 1967-1992, master jazz trumpeter Doc Severinsen has been recording music, performing, and conducting orchestras in lively style for more than 50 years. In 2007, he formally retired to the small arts community of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. While there, a performance by members of the San Miguel 5 in a local restaurant piqued his interest and soon he began playing with the band! 


Energized by renewed inspiration, Severinsen has come out of retirement and returned to the road with his skilled band of collaborators. You won't want to miss their fabulous set of Latin music that will have you dancing in the aisles!


Claim your seat today for this one-of-a-kind performance! Tickets are available online or by calling the Box Office at 408-961-5858 10am-4pm Monday-Friday. 

Doc Severinsen and the San Miguel 5 in a performance at California WorldFest in 2011.
Doc Severinsen and the San Miguel 5 in a performance at California WorldFest in 2011.



Choose Montalvo for your

holiday party!

Holiday decorations

Looking for the perfect venue for your family, organization, or company holiday party? Look no further than Montalvo!


We have a wide range of facilities available for holiday parties (or any type of event)! From the historic Villa with outdoor courtyards and verandas that can accommodate up to 700 guests to our vintage cottage, perfect for a smaller, intimate gathering. Our indoor Carriage House Theatre seats 300, while the Great Lawn has space for up to 1,000. Just imagine what your party can become at Montalvo!


For more information about holiday rentals, parties, or weddings, contact our Events Manager Kathleen Kirkpatrick by email or at 408-961-5856.




at a glance:


Sat, September 22, 5:30pm

Great Gatsby Gala: Party of the Century 


Fri, September 28, 6pm

Final Fridays with YaYa Chou 


Sun, September 30, 7pm

Joe Walsh 


Thu, October 4, 7pm

Joe Jackson and the Bigger Band featuring Regina Carter 


Sun, October 7, 7:30pm

Jake Shimabukuro (SOLD OUT!) 


Sat, October 13, 8pm

Delfeayo Marsalis Octet presents Sweet Thunder: The Music of Duke Ellington 


Sun, October 14, noon

The Man Who Planted Trees


Tuesdays, Oct 16-Nov 13, 3:30-5:30pm

Hand-Built Pottery/Raku Firing Class


Sundays & Tuesdays, 10am

Docent-Guided Villa & Grounds Tours




In the Project Space Gallery:


On view through October 14

Daniel Canogar: The Film Trilogy (part of the ZERO1 Biennial: Seeking Silicon Valley).

Closing Reception & Artist's Talk: Friday, October 12, 6:30-8:30pm


Opens October 26

Ruth Boerefijn & Bia Gayotto: In and Out of PlaceOpening Reception: Friday, October 26, 6pm


Dining on the Terrace

still available at Joe Walsh

& Joe Jackson concerts

Dining on the Terrace
The front veranda of the Villa offers a beautiful setting for a pre-concert dinner.

Only two shows remain in our 2012 Summer Concert Series in the beautiful outdoor Lilian Fontaine Garden Theatre: Joe Walsh performs on Sunday, September 30, at 7pm; and Joe Jackson & the Bigger Band featuring Regina Carter deliver a new take on the music of Duke Ellington on Thursday, October 4, at 7pm.


Tickets remain for both concerts, but they are filling up, so purchase yours today! When you buy tickets, be sure to add Dining on the Terrace, our elegant pre-concert dinners on the beautiful front veranda of the historic Villa catered by Café Primavera. These meals are just $44 per person (tax & gratuity included; beverages not included) and begin 90 minutes prior to each concert.


On the evening of the Joe Walsh performance, enjoy a Mediterranean melon salad, pork shoulder roulade, and an apple & pear tart for dessert. At Joe Jackson's concert, dine on a roasted beet salad, wine-braised short ribs, and a brioche bread pudding for dessert (click here for complete menu descriptions).


Dining on the Terrace is only available through the Montalvo Box Office and must be purchased in advance. Call 408-961-5858 10am-4pm Monday-Friday to reserve your seat today! Concert tickets are available online through Ticketmaster.


The Man Who Planted Trees
comes to life October 14
Man Who Planted Trees
"Expertly put together and extremely entertaining...This is just a wonderful, enchanting piece of theatre for children or for adults." 
    -British Theatre Guide
Bring your kids to the innovative, multi-sensory theatrical adaptation of Jean Giono's classic book The Man Who Planted Trees on Sunday, October 14, at noon in the intimate Carriage House Theatre. 
Brought to the stage with artfully-crafted puppets by England's award-winning Puppet State Theatre Company, The Man Who Planted Trees tells the inspiring story of a shepherd who plants an entire forest, acorn by acorn, transforming a barren wasteland. Great for both parents and kids alike, this touching tale shows us the difference one man (and his dog!) can make.
Click here to see a full list of our upcoming Family Theatre shows. Tickets are available through the Montalvo Box Office at 408-961-5858 10am-4pm Monday-Friday.
Just announced! Purchase the books that inspired the shows: Available at all of this season's Family Theatre performances thanks to our friends at Hicklebee's bookstore in San Jose.
Hicklebee's Books
Where Books Come Alive!




Montalvo Box Office:


Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm


Tickets available online via Ticketmaster


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