Summer Concert season is halfway over...

Added THU, AUG 11TH 2016

Finish off a great summer with dinner & a show

Brian McKnight performed in our Summer Concert series last month.

After this weekend, our 2016 Summer Concert Series will be halfway over, but there are still some great acts coming up!

The beautiful Lilian Fontaine Garden Theatre is the best place in the South Bay to experience an outdoor summer show. And at each performance, you can add Dining on the Terrace—an elegant pre-event meal on the front veranda of the Villa catered by Café Primavera and overlooking our Great Lawn. Take a look at the list of our final four shows of the summer, and reserve your tickets today!

Kathy Griffin The legendary Kathy Griffin takes the stage on August 26. Griffin's pull-no-punches humor has earned her Grammys, Emmys, and a legion of fans. buy tickets now! >>
Wanda Sykes, performing on September 7, is one of the best stand-up comics on the scene and ranks among Entertainment Weekly's "25 Funniest People in America." buy tickets now! >>

Join us on September 8 for an evening with the Grammy award-winning Toto as they perform material from their latest album, classic hits, and fan favorites from their vast catalog.

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On September 22, Megan Mullally & Nick Offerman close out our summer series with a hilariously raunchy musical show. This comedy couple became cult favorites on TV's Parks & Recreation. buy tickets now! >>


August 11, 2016

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

Creative Writing Through Mindful Movement

Creative Writing Through Mindful Movement

Join us on Sunday, August 21, from 11am-1:30 pm, for a unique creative writing workshop with wellness practitioner and E-RYT® 500 certified yoga instructor Elena Kelly.

Creative Writing Through Mindful Movement will invigorate your senses and boost your creative spirit by combining exercises with writing activities that encourage you to express your ideas from a new perspective.

You'll learn dynamic vinyasa yoga poses (suitable for both beginners and advanced students), take a guided hiking tour of Montalvo's grounds, and come away with creative writing pieces that put you in touch with the way you move through nature. 

This fun class will give you a chance to experience Montalvo in a whole new way, so we hope you can come—and bring a friend!

Just click the button below to register, or call the box office at 408-961-5858, Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm.


Help bring David Benoit's new album to life!

David Benoit

ATTENTION: composer and pianist David Benoit, a former Montalvo Artist Fellow, Grammy winner, and beloved regular performer in our Carriage House Concert series, needs your help!

Benoit is hoping to raise $35,000 to record two of his symphonic works, both of which were composed while in residence at our Lucas Artists Residency. He is working to raise the money through a grassroots IndieGoGo campaign.

Some of the cool perks you can receive with your donation include autographed copies of the new album, VIP passes to upcoming performances, a personalized video, and even your own song!

As of today, Benoit is about 25% of the way to his goal, and we hope you'll help him cross the finish line. A gift at any level helps, and you're sure to love the rewards—so just click the button below to get started!

get started now >>



at a glance:

Fri, August 12, 7:30pm
Dave Koz and David Sanborn LIMITED AVAILABILITY!

Sun, August 14, 8pm
Sebastian Maniscalco LIMITED AVAILABILITY! 

Sat, August 20, 9am

Vineyard Bottling Party w/Conrado Cellars

Sun, August 21, 11am

Creative Writing Through Mindful Movement

Wed, August 24, 12, 12:30, or 1pm
Summer Luncheon 

Wed, August 24, 6pm

Gestural Florals: Pen, Ink, and Brush Techniques SOLD OUT! 

Fri, August 26, 8pm
Kathy Griffin

By Appointment:

Docent-Guided Villa & Grounds Tours


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Photo credits: NZ / Julian Garduno / Lori Stoll