Upcoming concerts, and Chit-Chat Club steaming live!

Added THU, FEB 2ND 2012

O' Great Reverie now on view;

Join us for the Chit-Chat Club!


Senator Phelan and his dog Boz
James D. Phelan and his dog, Boz (1927), photographer unknown. Courtesy Bancroft Library.

Montalvo celebrates its Centennial in 2012, and to honor the anniversary, a new exhibition, O' Great Reverie: Montalvo 1912-2012, is on view in the Project Space Gallery through May 13


The exhibition serves as both a historical timeline and a unique art installation. Stop in and see snapshots of our history, interact with the materials, watch videos and listen to audio recordings of stories, and write your own memories of Montalvo in a special guestbook! Click here to see photos from last weekend's opening night celebration.


Del McComb
Garden Curator Del McComb will discuss "Sustaining Landscapes" at the Chit-Chat Club, March 7.

Along with with O' Great Reverie, we will be celebrating our history through a series of talks called the Chit-Chat Club. Inspired by Senator Phelan's own participation in a group with the same name, these talks will explore key topics central to Montalvo's mission. They will take place monthly on Wednesday evenings in the Phelan Library inside the Villa, and are FREE to the public.


If you can't make it to Montalvo on a Wednesday night, fear not! We will stream each conversation LIVE online via Google+ Hangouts. You'll be able to watch and submit your questions for the speakers right from your home or office. Click here to visit our Google+ page and add Montalvo to your circles!


Vote for Montalvo

in Metro's "Best of Silicon Valley"


Metro Newspapers

The annual Metro Newspaper reader's poll for the "Best of Silicon Valley" is underway - and you can vote for Montalvo in several categories!


Do you think we're the best place to hold a wedding? Best concert venue? Best art gallery? Let them know by filling out the survey here! Montalvo is listed in the drop-down menu for some of these categories, but you can also write us in. Our suggestion: Arts Splash! as Best Festival!

Purchase Montalvo tickets

through Facebook with

the new Ticketmaster app



Tickets to most concerts and events at Montalvo are available online through Ticketmaster. Now you can purchase your tickets without ever leaving your Facebook page, thanks to Ticketmaster's ingenious new app!


In addition to giving the same search and purchase functions as their standard website interface, the new app can also give you a list of nearby concerts by pulling data from artists you already "like" and listen to. Click here to visit the page and install the app today! And if you haven't already, be sure to Like Montalvo on Facebook, too!



At a Glance:


Sat, February 4, 8pm

An Evening with Eric Bibb Tickets still available!


Fri, February 10, 8pm

Willie K - SOLD OUT!


Sat, February 11

5:30pm: Valentine's Dinner by Le Papillon

8pm: An Evening with Spencer Day


Sun, February 12, 7:30pm

Eddie Palmieri & the Brian Lynch Jazz Quartet


Sat, February 18, 8pm

Daniil Trifonov


February 20-24

Winter Arts Camps


Fri, February 24, 6pm

Final Fridays: Bobby Previte & Andrea Kleine


Sat, February 25, 11am

Historic Villa Tour


Sun, February 26, 3pm

St Michael Trio - Brahms & Schumann: It's Complicated


Sun, February 26, 7:30pm 

Simone Dinnerstein (rescheduled from January)


February is packed

with great piano performances!

Eddie Palmieri  

Join us throughout February as our Piano Masters series gets rolling with three incredible concerts in the intimate Carriage House Theatre!


Eddie Palmieri Live 2011 trk. 3
Eddie Palmieri performs at a jazz festival in Switzerland in 2011. Featuring Brian Lynch on the trumpet.

First, join us on Sunday, February 12, at 7:30pm, as Eddie Palmieri and the Brian Lynch Jazz Quartet perform. Palmieri's music has been described as "deeper than any salsa and funkier than any Latin jazz." A legendary icon, musical perfectionist, and nine-time Grammy winner, Palmieri has made a significant mark on the history of Latin music. Watch the video above to see him perform with Brian Lynch last year!


Daniil Trifonov On Saturday, February 16, at 8pm, Tchaikovsky Competition (2011) gold medal winner Daniil Trifonov will perform. At just 21 years old, Russian-born Trifonov has already received international acclaim through competitions and performances in Russia, Germany, China, Italy, and more. His performance at Montalvo is an exclusive, one-night-only engagement!


On Sunday, February 26, at 7:30pm, Simone Dinnerstein will perform in a concert rescheduled from January. Dinnerstein is a true master of classical works, from Bach to Schubert to modern pieces, and she is the only classical artist to have appeared on Billboard's Top 200 charts. If you already have tickets to the January concert, which was postponed due to illness, they will be honored at this show; limited tickets are still available, so purchase yours today!


You won't want to miss any of these outstanding performers. Purchase tickets online today or call the Box Office at 408-961-5858 10am-4pm Monday-Friday.


Kids love arts camps

Reminder: Get ready for 

Summer Camps! Pre-sale February 10


Our 2012 Summer Camp calendar is now online! The Members' Pre-Sale will run from February 10-21, so if you're a member, look for a special early registration password in your inbox soon! If you have kids but you're not yet a Member, now is the time to join. Registration for the general public begins February 22.


This summer, we will be offering more than 30 camps, including Missoula Children's Theatre, two String Orchestra camps, Spy Camp, Pottery, Drawing and Painting, ActingCircus Arts, and many more. No matter what your child's interests are, you'll be able to find the perfect fit! Each of our camps is taught by a professional arts educator on the beautiful grounds at Montalvo.


If you're looking for a Winter Camp for your child during the week of February 20-24, there's still limited space left in both our Residency Design Camp and Circus Arts Camp. Register today!



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