Upcoming: Classical, Cassils, Classes, and Keola!

Added THU, MAR 16TH 2017

Montalvo Arts Center Weekly Newsletter
May 24: High Romance in Italy and Germany
High Romance in Italy and Germany

Join us for a special chamber music concert to benefit Montalvo on Wednesday, May 24 at 7:30pm in our elegant historic Villa.

High Romance in Italy and Germany will feature beloved songs from around the world performed by highly acclaimed artists and Saratoga residents Jennifer der Torossian-Studley (soprano/director, Bay Shore Lyric Opera) and Tamami Honma (piano/director, Cal Arte Ensemble) with friends Liliane Cromer (mezzo-soprano), Delmar McComb (tenor) and Julian Brown (violin/co-founder Cal Arte).

The first half of the program will include a selection of well-known songs and arias by Italian composers 
Vincenzo Bellini, Giuseppe Verdi, and Giacomo Puccini, plus a Franz Liszt/Verdi piano transcription. The second half will showcase lyrical instrumental works by German composers Franz Schubert, Richard Strauss, and Johannes Brahms.

Tickets to this newly-announced show are just $40. Get yours today by clicking below, or call the Box Office at 408-961-5858, Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm.


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Experience 103 Shots at March 31 Open Access
Open Access: Cassils presents "103 Shots"

Join Lucas Artists Program (LAP) Fellow Cassils on Friday, March 31 at 7pm for a special Open Access featuring a screening of their haunting short film 103 Shots. 

Made in response to the Orlando shootings at the Pulse Nightclub in September 2016, this examination of human connection consists of a series of couples and friends bursting a balloon between their bodies with the pressure of an embrace. It was filmed in Dolores Park during San Francisco Pride with the help of over 200 volunteers.

Listed by the Huffington Post as “one of ten transgender artists who are changing the landscape of contemporary art,” the film's director Cassils has achieved international recognition for a rigorous engagement with the body as a form of social sculpture.

In addition to the screening, multi-faceted hip-hop artist, actor, poet, and educator Dahlak Brathwaite will discuss his latest projects and perform; LAP Fellow Rebecca Chesney will describe a new project she is developing while in residence; and LAP Fellow Jen Shyu will present her most recent work.

Tickets are just $10 (free for Montalvo members!). Get yours today by clicking below, or call the Box Office at 408-961-5858, Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm. You can also click here to join the event on Facebook and share it with your friends.


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Art, Floral, & Ceramics Classes Coming Up
Spring Classes at Montalvo

Our last few spring arts classes for adults are coming up soon, and space is limited! Taught by professional artists and certified instructors, these workshops are a fun way to explore a new art form or improve on one you already know -- all in the beautiful setting of Montalvo.

Spring Art Classes
These Monday evening classes are led by internationally-renowned visual artist and former Lucas Artist Program Fellow Dana Harel. Each class explores a different technique through examples from a well-known artist. No experience necessary; all required art supplies will be provided. Expand your artistic repertoire with Grattage Technique: Paul Klee (March 20) and Photo Transfer: Max Ernst (March 27).

Contemporary Floral Design
Use the principles of ikebana to refine and extend classical European floral design traditions. All skill levels are welcome; your enrollment fee includes all flowers, a vase, and structural materials as needed. Next month's class (April 9) will cover the basics for newcomers and will focus on Structure -- adding volume and interest to your arrangements.

Wheel Form Ceramics
Learn how to create ceramic forms and learn trimming, glazing, and surface design techniques -- all on our new pottery wheels. This class, taking place from May 1-22, includes four Monday evenings of instruction and three Wednesday evenings of optional additional studio time. Fee includes enough clay to create your own pieces, which you can bring home to show off to your friends!

Click the button below for additional information about all of these classes. We hope to see you this spring!

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Last Chance Tickets:
Keola Beamer & Jeff Peterson Tomorrow Night
Keola Beamer, Jeff Peterson, & Moanalani Beamer

It's your last chance to get tickets to see two of the best slack-key guitar players in the business as they team up this Friday, March 17 at 8pm: Hawaii's award-winning musicians Keola Beamer and Jeff Peterson to bring a true taste of the tropics to our Carriage House Theatre.

Joined by lovely hula dancer (and Keola's wife) Moanalani Beamer, these award-winning performers will present an evening of superbly beautiful tunes. Expect classic Hawaiian traditionals as well as original compositions, and let the music transport you to an island paradise.

A limited number of tickets are still available, so get yours now before they're gone! Just click the button below or call the Box Office at 408-961-5858. Hope to see you tomorrow!


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Upcoming Events at a Glance:

Thu, Mar 16, 7:30pm: Spyro Gyra SOLD OUT!
Fri, Mar 17, 8pm: 
Keola Beamer & Jeff Peterson LIMITED AVAILABILITY!
Sun, Mar 19, 10:30am: 
Contemporary Floral Design: Line and Repetition SOLD OUT!
Mon, Mar 20, 6pm: 
Grattage Technique: Paul Klee
Wed, Mar 22, 4pm: 
Dancing with Mathematics
Thu, Mar 23, 7:30pm: 
The Official Blues Brothers Revue SOLD OUT!
By Appointment:
 Docent-Guided Villa & Grounds Tours

Summer Camps now on sale!

Photo Credits: NZ / Baris Akyurt Photography / Cassils, still from 103 Shots / Mark Modeen 

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