Simone Dinnerstein, St Michael Trio, and Philip Glass all coming up!

Added THU, DEC 8TH 2011

Coming Up at Montalvo Arts Center

Philip Glass tickets selling fast!

Philip Glass

The very thought of a world-famous composer playing a piano recital of his own music is mind-boggling...[Glass' recital] emits the gentle charm of the man himself, the combination of modesty and self-confidence that conquers and disarms an audience.                            --Charleston Post & Courier


The concert is on April 7, but already there are fewer than 80 tickets remaining for a special solo performance by the legendary Philip Glass in the 300-seat Carriage House Theatre.


Through his operas, his symphonies, his compositions for his own ensemble, and his wide-ranging collaborations with artists ranging from Twyla Tharp to Allen Ginsberg, Woody Allen to David Bowie, Glass has had an extraordinary impact on the modern cultural scene. This solo recital, part of our Piano Masters Series, is a rare chance to see a master perform in an intimate setting.


Go online or call the Box Office at 408-961-5858 (10am-4pm Monday-Friday) to purchase your tickets - don't delay!




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At a Glance:


Sat, December 10, 10am

Historic Villa Tour


Sun, December 11, 3pm

The Saint Michael Trio: 250 Years of Trio Music


Wed, January 11, 7:30pm

Maceo Parker 


Sat, January 14, 8pm 

Simone Dinnerstein


Sun, January 15, 11am

Historic Villa Tour 


Fri, January 27, 6pm

Final Fridays with George Tsontakis


Fri, January 27, 7pm

Opening Reception for O Great Reverie: Montalvo 1912-2012


Sat, February 4, 8pm

An Evening with Eric Bibb


Fri, February 10, 8pm

Willie K


February 20-24

Winter Arts Camps


Simone Dinnerstein opens

Piano Masters Series January 11


Simone Dinnerstein Acclaimed pianist Simone Dinnerstein will open our popular Piano Masters Series with a performance in the intimate Carriage House Theatre on Saturday, January 11, at 8pm.


Dinnerstein's album Bach: A Strange Beauty hit #1 on the Billboard Classical charts in its first week of release. She performed her beautiful rendition of Bach's Goldberg Variations to a full house at Montalvo last November. In January, she will perform:

  • Chopin's Nocturne No. 8 in D-flat Major, Op. 27
  • Felsenfeld's The Cohen Variations (West Coast premiere)
  • Brahms' Intermezzo, Op. 118, No. 2 in A
  • Bach's Partita No. 2 in C Minor
  • Schubert's Four Impromptus, Op. 90
  • Bach's Partita No. 1 in B-flat Major

Dinnerstein's highly anticipated new album, Something Almost Being Said: Music of Bach and Schubert, debuts January 31. It was recorded at the Academy of Arts and Letters in New York by Grammy-winning producer Adam Abeshouse. Take a look at her video below!

Simone Dinnerstein - Music Video - Something Almost Being Said: The Music of Bach and Schubert
Simone Dinnerstein: Something Almost Being Said: The Music of Bach and Schubert

Don't miss your opportunity to see this outstanding pianist perform. Purchase online or call the Box Office at 408-961-5858 (10am-4pm Monday-Friday).


And don't forget: Purchase a Piano Pass and you will receive tickets to all five 2012 Piano Masters concerts. At only $200 per pass, it's a 15% savings off the regular price - a perfect gift for any fan of piano music! Available only through the Box Office, so call today!


Click here for a full list of 2012 Piano Masters performances. 


Saint Michael Trio:

250 Years of Trio Music


Saint Michael Trio
The Saint Michael Trio

Be sure to join us this Sunday, December 11, at 3pm, as we continue our Villa Chamber Music Series with a unique performance by the Saint Michael Trio.


Experience three centuries of music in just 75 minutes as this celebrated trio, known for its lively and educational classical performances, branches out to jazz, blues, and even rock & roll as they make an insane dash through 250 Years of Trio Music!


Purchase your tickets now, as this concert is expected to sell out. Buy online or call the Box Office today at 408-961-5858 (10am-4pm Monday-Friday). And don't worry: if you can't make it to this performance, the Saint Michael Trio will be back in on February 2 with Brahms & Schumann: It's Complicated and for a special family performance of Runaway Bunny: The Musical on April 14