The Saint Michael Trio and news from Montalvo

Added THU, NOV 14TH 2013

The Saint Michael Trio:
Montalvo's first resident chamber ensemble

The Saint Michael Trio

The Saint Michael Trio—Daniel Cher (violin), Michel Flexer (cello), and Russell Hancock (piano) balance high-paced careers in the private sector with their musical undertakings. Their interesting and accessible concerts feature great classical performances combined with lively and enlightening commentary.

Long-time mainstays of our Villa Chamber Music Series, this fall they began their stint as our first-ever resident chamber ensemble. In that role, they present four afternoons of music:

The Sonata Yesterday and Today:
Haydn and Schoenfield

Sunday, November 17, 3pm

Both Franz Joseph Haydn and Paul Schoenfield are highly formal in their structure, and employ the sonata form, but they are otherwise vastly different composers. The Saint Michael Trio will show how the two use the same tools to express the sentiment of their ages.

Delineating Beethoven
Sunday, February 9, 3pm

The opening of his Fifth Symphony may be the most recognized four notes in music. Learn some of the myths and mysteries surrounding the iconic composer, and hear some of the major milestones from Beethoven’s trio repertoire.

Vive La France
Sunday, March 23, 3pm

The Saint Michael Trio celebrates the special élan of the great French masters: Claude Debussy’s impressionist departures, the restraint of Gabriel Fauré, even the inventive fusion jazz of Claude Bolling.

Haydn on Trial
Sunday, April 6, 3pm

Trivial and simplistic? Formulaic? A left-brained technician? Haydn has been accused of being many things. With the audience as jury, Saint Mike's will defend Haydn against his critics in a courtroom-style drama incorporating examples of his compositions

November 14, 2013


  • Listen and learn with the Saint Michael Trio
  • Vienna Teng to crash at mom's house
  • Make your holiday party truly special at Montalvo!
  • Upcoming events at a glance


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

Vienna Teng
returns home
to sellout crowd

Vienna Teng

Singer-songwriter Vienna Teng was raised in Saratoga, just minutes away from Montalvo. On Saturday, Nov 23, she will return home for a sold-out concert in the intimate Carriage House Theatre.

Teng is known for her unforgettable live performances; her beautiful, unique sound has never been better captured than on her new album Aims, which saw its debut just six weeks ago.



If you've got tickets, be sure to RSVP on Facebook and let us know how you like the show! You can also purchase a parking pass in advance.

Many of our 2013-14 Carriage House concerts have already sold out, just like this one. So if you'd like to experience the brilliant comedy of The Second City or hear the beautiful voice of Paula Cole, get your tickets now! 

Click here for the full season schedule.


It's not too late
to book your holiday
party at Montalvo!
Montalvo is perfect for holiday parties!

Can't find a great place for your company's holiday party or for your family reunion? Montalvo may be your answer!

We have a wide range of facilities for almost any sized celebration: the historic Villa is a charming, intimate space perfect for parties of around 100 people; extend it onto the veranda and the Spanish Courtyard and we can accomodate a larger gathering of up to 250.

Want to keep things small? Try our vintage cottage for a family outing: it's like a cabin in the woods, but right near home. You might even see deer grazing on the lawn!

Have other non-holiday needs for a corporate event or party? We're booking our calendar now for 2014; it's never too early to plan ahead. 

Call 408-961-5856 or email today to discuss dates, rates, and possibilities. We will work with your budget to make your holiday wishes come true!



at a glance:

Sat, November 16, 7pm
Savoring the Remains: A dinner that's also food for thought 

Sun, November 17, 3pm
The Saint Michael Trio: "The Sonata Yesterday & Today" 

November 22-23, 9:30am-3pm
Yuletide Marketplace

Sat, November 23, 8pm
Vienna Teng  SOLD OUT!

Sun, November 24, 5pm
Yuletide "And All That Jazz" Gala

Fri, December 6, 8pm
Crystal Bowersox  SOLD OUT!

Fri, December 6 & Sun, December 8, 2-4pm
Yuletide Champagne High Teas

Sundays & Tuesdays, 10am

Docent-Guided Villa & Grounds Tours




On view thru Feb 9: Mountains in My Spoon 


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