Summer Concerts Announced! Plus Food & Wine, Summer Luncheons, and more

Added THU, MAY 10TH 2012

Summer Concert Series lineup announced: Six world-class performers with more to come!

k.d. lang
k.d. lang and The Siss Boom Bang perform in the Lilian Fontaine Garden Theatre on Wednesday, June 27.


Montalvo is once again partnering with Live Nation to present our Summer Concert Series in the beautiful outdoor Lilian Fontaine Garden Theatre, and we have just announced this year's stellar lineup:

...with more concerts to be announced soon! If you are a Member, you should have already received your special pre-sale password to purchase tickets to these concerts. Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday, May 11.


Don't miss your chance to enjoy Montalvo's beautiful setting on a summer evening while listening to world-class music in one of the Bay Area's most intimate outdoor venues. And be sure to make your reservation for pre-concert dining provided by our new caterer, Cafe Primavera (details on pre-concert dining are pending, so stay tuned)!


Summer Concert tickets are available only through Ticketmaster. Visit the Montalvo page at Ticketmaster here to purchase your tickets to these and other Montalvo events online today!


Join us May 20 for

An American Mosque

and a new gallery exhibition!

On Sunday, May 20, at 2pm, we will host a FREE screening of the festival version of David Washburn's film An American Mosque in the intimate Carriage House Theatre. 


An American MosqueAn American Mosque is an intimate portrait of American Muslim farmers and their effort to build a house of worship in California. It tells the story of an unprecedented crime that destroyed their mosque; yet despite the tragedy, the farmers are unrelenting in their dream for a religious sanctuary. The film premiered at the Cleveland International Film Festival in March.


Washburn, a digital artist who has created special effects for several major Hollywood productions, is currently in residence at the Lucas Artists Residency Program. He will host a Q&A following the screening.

"California Republic Redux" (2012) by The Marianas*

After the film, at 3pm, the Project Space Gallery will be open for our new exhibition, Montalvo Historical Fabrications and Souvenirs (A Pop-Up Shop). Artists Michael Arcega and Stephanie Syjuco, collaborating under the moniker The Marianas*, will be in the gallery creating their work with help from the public!


This exhibition features a functioning souvenir shop with fabricated "artifacts" from Montalvo's 100-year history. The work playfully and incisively examines notions of memory and the commodification of historical objects.


There will also be a series of FREE public workshops during the course of the exhibition, plus a "blowout sale" on Friday, July 20, at 7pm. Click here for more details.





at a glance:


Sun, May 13, 11:30, 12pm, 1pm

Mother's Day Brunch SOLD OUT!


Sun, May 20, 1pm

Historic Villa Tour


Sun, May 20, 2pm

Film screening: An American Mosque


Fri, May 25, 6pm

Final Fridays with Mamoru Okuno


Fri, May 25, 8:30pm

Beth Custer Ensemble presents My Grandmother


Fri, June 1, 8pm

Fall in Love with Formosa


Sun, June 3, 5:30pm

9th Annual Food & Wine Classic


Sun, June 10, 2pm

Wedding of the Century


Sat, June 16, 10am

Gardening class: Expand your Plant Palette with Delmar McComb


Wed, June 27, 7pm

k.d. lang and The Siss Boom Bang


Fri, June 29, 6pm

Final Fridays with Ry Rocklen


Summer Camps begin June 11!




In the Project Space Gallery:

On view through May 13
Opening Sun, May 20



 June 3 is the 9th Annual

Food & Wine Classic: the most delicious day of the year!

Food & Wine


The most delicious day of the year in Silicon Valley is coming on Sunday, June 3, from 5:30 to 8:30pm in Montalvo's historic Villa: It's the 9th Annual Food and Wine Classic! Limited to 400, only 100 tickets remain, so don't delay!


21 of the Bay Area's most talented gourmet chefs and 22 of Northern California's finest wineries will treat attendees to a luxurious evening of gourmet tasting and wine pairing. There will also be live and silent auctions featuring items such as limited-edition wines and deluxe dining & travel packages.


Gourmet food sample Enjoy delicious tastings from: Acquerello; The Ahwahnee Dining Room, Yosemite; Arka; Bistro Moulin; Chez Panisse; Chez TJ; Cin-Cin Restaurant; Dolce Bella Chocolates and Café; Farallon Restaurant; Flea Street; Kokkari Estiatorio; Le Papillon; Madera, Rosewood Sand Hill Hotel; Manresa; Montalvo Culinary Fellow Niki Ford; Navio, Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay; Plumed Horse; Sent Sovi; Taste Catering; Viognier; and Whole Foods Market Los Gatos.


Wine tasting
Montalvo Executive Director Angela McConnell with chefs from a past Food & Wine event.

Try selections from these top wineries: Bernardus Winery; Cooper-Garrod Estate Vineyards; Domain Eden; Faust; Grgich Hills Estate; House Family Winery; J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines; Joyce Vineyards; Kathryn Kennedy Winery; Oakville Ranch; Paloma Vineyard; PasoPort Wine Company; Pride Mountain Vineyards; Ridge Vineyards; Rombauer Vineyards; Silver Oak; Sojourn Cellars; Tablas Creek Vineyard; Talbott Vineyards; Testarossa Winery; Thomas Fogarty Winery; and Twomey Cellars.


Tickets are $175 per person ($150 for Montalvo members). Call the Box Office at 408-961-5858, 10am-4pm Monday-Friday to purchase your tickets before they're gone! 


Event Sponsors: Mark Jon Bluth; Bill Gorman Real Estate; Anonymous; Ascent Private Capital Management of U.S. Bank; Asset Management Company; Carol Jeans - Sereno Group; Classic Party Rentals; ExpertQuote Insurance Services; Union Bank; Kim Worsencroft & Dennis McEvoy; Jennifer and Phil DiNapoli; Symantec; and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.


San Jose Business Journal 
           Media Sponsor:


Fall In Love with Formosa Fall In Love With Formosa

on June 1


Join us on Friday, June 1, at 8pm, as Taiwanese choreographers and performers Bih-tau Sung (Dancing Sun Foundation), Wen-jinn Luo, and Han-chieh Tso (Scarecrow Contemporary Dance Company) present an evening of modern and traditional Chinese dance entitled Fall in Love with Formosa.


This poetic new work features three pieces that are inspired by historical events and literary texts. Using a dance form that utilizes the physical laws of friction, momentum, gravity, and inertia, the dancers explore the human experience through interactions with each other.


Tickets are $20 for general admission, $15 for Montalvo Members, and $8 for students. Click here to purchase your tickets online today, or call the Box Office at 408-961-5858 10am-4pm Monday-Friday.


Summer Luncheons: every Wednesday in July & August

1926 Summer Luncheon
Celebrate the Centennial with a Summer Luncheon, a tradition at Montalvo since the 1920s!
Join us each Wednesday throughout July & August as the Montalvo Service Group hosts its famous Summer Luncheons at the historic Villa!
Dine al fresco on the front and side veranda of the Villa, just as Senator Phelan and his guests did nearly a century ago! Enjoy delightful lunches by Pat Smith's Extravaganza, with a different featured menu each week, plus a mini fashion show with outfits from local Los Gatos- and Saratoga-based clothing shops.
Summer Luncheons are $38 per person. For reservations, contact the Montalvo Service Group by email or at 408-961-5823. Seating times are at noon, 12:30, or 1pm, and spaces fill quickly, so reserve your seat today!





Montalvo Box Office:


Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm


Tickets available through Ticketmaster

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