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December 2017

Artists Connect

December 4, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Rd
Saratoga, CA 95070 United States
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Join us for wine and light refreshments as you network and share ideas with artists and fellow educators in an open and casual setting. Montalvo's Education Department will present moderated conversation topics ranging from current trends in education, pedagogical theories, issues in schools, classrooms, and our communities. Bring a friend, colleague, or anyone else interested in the field of education who would like to join the discussion and connect with peers! FREE EVENT -- FREE PARKING RSVP through the ticket…

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Keiko Matsui & Euge Groove

December 7, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Rd
Saratoga, CA 95070 United States
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Presenting "Tidings of Jazz & Joy" “Accessible jazz overtones and an acoustic sensibility” — JazzTimes Keiko Matsui’s music speaks to the hearts and souls of fans around the world, transcending borders and building bridges among people who share a common appreciation of honest artistry and cultural exchange. Euge Groove, a chart-topping multi-instrumentalist found prominence as a saxophonist for such remarkable acts as Tower of Power, Joe Cocker, the Eurythmics, Elton John, and more. Their special holiday show is a smooth…

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Windham Hill: Winter Solstice 30th Anniversary Concert

December 17, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Rd
Saratoga, CA 95070 United States
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With William Ackerman, Barbara Higbie, Alex DeGrassi, and Todd Boston - Magic Cottage Studios “Timeless introspection... with an uncanny gift for melodic invention” — Billboard.com A joyous holiday concert with Windham Hill Records featuring Grammy Award-nominated singer, fiddler, pianist, and songwriter Barbara Higbie; Windham Hill founder and Grammy-winning guitarist Will Ackerman; and the Grammy-nominated guitarist and composer Alex de Grassi; plus guitarist Todd Boston! These masterful instrumentalists will toast the winter solstice and its warm traditions with a mix of…

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January 2018

Wheel Form Ceramics

January 9, 2018, 10:00 am - January 18, 2018, 2:00 pm
Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Rd
Saratoga, CA 95070 United States
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Six week class! Learn how to create simple and complex ceramic forms, working on Montalvo’s pottery wheels. Various building, trimming, glazing, and surface design techniques will be demonstrated. A small group size ensures individual guidance. Your enrollment fee includes six Tuesdays of instruction and five Thursdays of optional additional studio time, during which you can continue to explore your developing clay skills. The class instructor will be present at these studio sessions to answer questions and provide feedback and guidance.…

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Steep Canyon Rangers

January 19, 2018, 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Rd
Saratoga, CA 95070 United States
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“True bluegrass, when done well, is a thing of art and the Steep Canyon Rangers are the genre’s current Rembrandt” — Examiner.com With smooth vocals, smart songwriting, ferocious instrumentals, and jaw-dropping harmony, the Steep Canyon Rangers are serving up red-hot bluegrass to music lovers around the world. Don’t miss this foot-stomping, roof-raising, breathtaking performance. TICKET PRICES: Premier: $69 | Reserved: $65 Add Bistro Montalvo, our pre-concert three-course prix fixe dinner in the historic Villa prepared by ModernTaste: $60 per person.…

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Poco

January 20, 2018, 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Rd
Saratoga, CA 95070 United States
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“A landmark in country-rock” — Allmusic.com A band that ranks right alongside the Eagles and Buffalo Springfield in the country-rock pantheon, Poco has been thrilling fans for nearly 50 years with hits like "Crazy Love”, “Rose Of Cimarron”, “A Good Feelin’ To Know”, and “Call It Love.” Don’t miss them live at Montalvo! TICKET PRICES: Premier: $70 | Reserved: $63 http://montalvoarts.org/events/poco_2018/facebook/

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Keola Beamer & Henry Kapono

January 27, 2018, 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Rd
Saratoga, CA 95070 United States
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“One of the great island songwriters of his generation” — Honolulu Star-Advertiser Come savor the spirit of aloha! Both Keola Beamer and Henry Kapono are among the most respected masters of Hawaiian music. When they share the stage with lovely hula dancer Moanalani Beamer, they will transport you with their lyrical slack-key stylings. TICKET PRICES: Premier: $50 | Reserved: $45 http://montalvoarts.org/events/beamer_kapono_2018/facebook/

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Alphabet Rockers

January 30, 2018, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Rd
Saratoga, CA 95070 United States
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Alphabet Rockers makes learning come alive through the beats, rhymes, moves, and community of hip hop. This is an intergenerational dance party where the performers' infectious, energetic grooving is accompanied by thoughtful, educational lyrics about cultural topics that help to meet curriculum goals. Alphabet Rockers sees each child and audience member as an individual rich with culture, each capable of expression, learning, fun, collaboration, and changing the world. Curriculum Connections: English Language Arts, History and Social Science, Performing & Fine…

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Literary Luncheon: Shilpi Somaya Gowda

January 31, 2018, 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Rd
Saratoga, CA 95070 United States
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Join us as Shilpi Somaya Gowda discusses her recent book "The Golden Son" as well as her 2010 bestseller "Secret Daughter" with our moderator, author Katherine Maxfield. A delicious lunch paired with wine is included in your ticket purchase. Books will be available for sale. ABOUT THE GOLDEN SON: "The Golden Son" is the story of childhood friends attempting to balance the expectations of their culture and families with their own desires, inspired by the tradition of resolving disputes among…

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February 2018

Big Drum/Small World

February 2, 2018, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Rd
Saratoga, CA 95070 United States
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Presented by JazzReach, Inc., this immersive multimedia program features performances by prominent, internationally-recognized jazz composers hailing from the United States as well as West Africa, Israel, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and India. Big Drum/Small World shows the value of creative collaboration and the unique way that jazz provides a forum to explore our differences, share ideas, and discover common ground. Plus, the project’s composers share the ways that both the American jazz tradition and their individual cultural heritages have informed and…

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Puppetry for Everyday People

February 5, 2018, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Rd
Saratoga, CA 95070 United States
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Educators, therapists, health care workers, parents, or anyone seeking a creative outlet are invited to explore simple puppetry techniques. Activate your imagination, laugh, and learn as you bring puppet characters to life! This playful, interactive, beginner-focused workshop is led by San Jose State University professor and professional clown Linda “Rainbow” Levine. No previous puppetry experience needed. REGISTRATION: $15 http://montalvoarts.org/classes/puppetry_everyday/facebook/

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Cherry Poppin’ Daddies

February 8, 2018, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Rd
Saratoga, CA 95070 United States
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Zoot Suit Riot 20th Anniversary Show “One of the few neo-swing bands that can win over a skeptic with their rhythm section” — The New York Times Twenty years ago, the Cherry Poppin' Daddies burst onto the scene with their instant hit “Zoot Suit Riot.” They haven’t slowed down since, and their signature swing sound is just as infectious today as it was in 1997. TICKET PRICES: Premier: $60 | Reserved: $54 http://montalvoarts.org/events/cp_daddies_2018/facebook/

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Artists Connect

February 12, 2018, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Rd
Saratoga, CA 95070 United States
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Join us for wine and light refreshments as you network and share ideas with artists and fellow educators in an open and casual setting. Montalvo's Education Department will present moderated conversation topics ranging from current trends in education, pedagogical theories, issues in schools, classrooms, and our communities. Bring a friend, colleague, or anyone else interested in the field of education who would like to join the discussion and connect with peers! FREE EVENT -- FREE PARKING RSVP through the ticket…

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Hotel California: A Salute to the Eagles

February 15, 2018, 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Rd
Saratoga, CA 95070 United States
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The only authorized The Eagles (band) tribute show! For more than two decades, Hotel California A Salute to the Eagles has touched the hearts of fans all over the world by faithfully and accurately reproducing the Grammy award winning sounds of the Eagles. This dynamic, highly acclaimed show incorporates the band’s own world-renowned vocal harmonies and authentic instrumentation, including all specialty instruments, in a stage spectacle that is as powerful as it is captivating. TICKET PRICES: Premier: $60 | Reserved:…

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The Second City: Look Both Ways Before Talking

February 17, 2018, 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Rd
Saratoga, CA 95070 United States
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“Fast, fierce, and funny... buy your tickets and start laughing” — The Toronto Star Without question, The Second City is the first name in comedy—it’s the troupe that launched the careers of superstars Steve Carrell, Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert and others. Who knows—tomorrow’s next comedy super star just might be performing the show you’re going to see here at Montalvo! Their new program, "Look Both Ways Before Talking," is an evening of wildly original, ever-daring, and truly hilarious sketch comedy.…

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Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra

February 18, 2018, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Rd
Saratoga, CA 95070 United States
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“Beautifully haunting” — Guitar Magazine German-born Ottmar Liebert is a multi-faceted, Grammy-nominated, platinum-selling guitarist whose gorgeous stylings blend world music with new age. With his band Luna Negra, he will demonstrate why he is hailed as a pioneer of the Nouveau Flamenco style! TICKET PRICES: Premier: $59 | Reserved: $52 http://montalvoarts.org/events/ottmar_liebert_2018/facebook/

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Rhapsody & Rhythm: The Gershwin Concert Experience

February 24, 2018, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Rd
Saratoga, CA 95070 United States
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“Richard Glazier has Gershwin in his soul” — Michael Feinstein Concert pianist Richard Glazier is an undisputed master of the American songbook and a former protégé of Ira Gershwin. He has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Smithsonian, the United Nations, and three times live on his own television special on PBS, garnering him multiple Telly Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Entertainment. Do not miss him when he brings his newest Gershwin-inspired program to Montalvo. TICKET PRICES: Premier: $45 | Reserved:…

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The Music of ABBA with Arrival from Sweden

February 25, 2018, 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Rd
Saratoga, CA 95070 United States
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“It was a time warp of the most entertaining kind -- for all intents and purposes, they were ABBA” -- The Sun Valley Times “Waterloo,” “Dancing Queen,” “Mamma Mia,” the oddly moving “Chiquitita” -- how have you gone so long without ABBA in your life? Get ready for Arrival From Sweden - The Music of ABBA -- featuring an all-Swedish quartet with original ABBA musicians and costumes. Feel the glow once more as you sing along to your favorite tunes…

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March 2018

Willie K

March 1, 2018, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Rd
Saratoga, CA 95070 United States
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“He's an amazing guitar virtuoso, a Hawaiian Jimi Hendrix” — The Honolulu Weekly Powerful, natural, diverse and unpredictable as Hawaii’s forces of nature... this is Willie K.! Willie has been thrilling audiences since the age of 10. His impassioned vocals and blistering guitar licks have won him multiple Na Hoku Awards and legions of devoted fans, including performing artist Prince and President Barack Obama. TICKET PRICES: Premier: $49 | Reserved: $44 http://montalvoarts.org/events/willie_k_2018/facebook/

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Dee Dee Bridgewater presents Memphis

March 8, 2018, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Rd
Saratoga, CA 95070 United States
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“Expressive, unrestricted vocals—especially riveting” — Billboard.com With a Tony Award and three Grammies to her name, Dee Dee Bridgewater is a powerhouse performer and global icon. She is also the host of NPR's JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater, acting as jazz lovers’ ears and eyes on the world of live music. A sparkling ambassador for jazz, she is also a UN Goodwill Ambassador--and she is electrifying in live concert! At Montalvo, she will perform a new program inspired by the…

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The Stray Cat Lee Rocker

March 9, 2018, 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Rd
Saratoga, CA 95070 United States
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“There has never been a rock & roll bass player more fun to watch in concert than Lee Rocker” — Orange County Weekly The Stray Cat Lee Rocker made his mark singing, playing, standing on, spinning, and rocking his giant upright bass in the legendary music group Stray Cats. That Grammy-nominated group, which sold nearly 10 million albums and garnered an astounding 23 gold and platinum certified records worldwide, took rockabilly music to the top of the charts. Performing solo,…

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Rita Coolidge

March 10, 2018, 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Rd
Saratoga, CA 95070 United States
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“Her warm honey voice... of rare elegance and grace” — The Austin Chronicle One of the most versatile singers of the rock generation and a two-time Grammy award winner, Rita Coolidge’s credentials are the stuff of legend. She has of the most enduring solo careers in all of music. You surely remember her honey-toned hits, like “Fever,” “We’re All Alone,” “One Fine Day,” “Higher & Higher,” and “Love Came for Me.” TICKET PRICES: Premier: $66 | Reserved: $59 http://montalvoarts.org/events/rita_coolidge_2018/facebook/

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Karla Bonoff

March 14, 2018, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Rd
Saratoga, CA 95070 United States
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“Songs of soul-searching, heartache, and joy” — Billboard.com The Huffington Post raves that Karla Bonoff’s voice is “perfection.” A singer songwriter who first got her start penning lyrics for Linda Ronstadt and Bonnie Raitt, Bonoff is dazzling performing her own intimate and moving compositions. TICKET PRICES: Premier: $48 | Reserved: $43 http://montalvoarts.org/events/karla_bonoff_2018/facebook/

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The Daughters of Hypatia: Circles of Mathematical Women

March 16, 2018, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Rd
Saratoga, CA 95070 United States
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The Daughters of Hypatia, the latest production from choreographer Karl Schaffer, celebrates great mathematical women throughout history with dynamic dances inspired by their work. Four dancers recount intriguing stories from these women’s lives with explorations of circular motifs, colorful projections of live video mosaics, complex clapping games, surprising audience interactions, and more. Curriculum Connections: Math, History and Social Science, Geography, Female Studies, Performing & Fine Arts. - For grades 2-6. - Two performances: 9:30am & 11:30am - Tickets: $7. Scholarships…

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The Daughters of Hypatia: Circles of Mathematical Women

March 16, 2018, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Rd
Saratoga, CA 95070 United States
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The Daughters of Hypatia, the latest production from choreographer Karl Schaffer, celebrates great mathematical women throughout history with dynamic dances inspired by their work. Four dancers recount intriguing stories from these women’s lives with explorations of circular motifs, colorful projections of live video mosaics, complex clapping games, surprising audience interactions, and more. Curriculum Connections: Math, History and Social Science, Geography, Female Studies, Performing & Fine Arts. - For grades 2-6. - Two performances: 9:30am & 11:30am - Tickets: $7. Scholarships…

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Searching for Spring: A Girl’s Journey to Norouz

March 20, 2018, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Rd
Saratoga, CA 95070 United States
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"Searching for Spring" is a musical journey that traces the history of the Persian New Year (Norouz) from its beginnings over 2,500 years ago in present-day Iran to neighboring nations before finally making its way to faraway lands in modern times. Through song and storytelling, the young protagonist shares her love for this celebration of spring's arrival on the “new day” of Norouz. Curriculum Connections: History and Social Science, Geography, Persian Studies, Music, Performing & Fine Arts. - For grades…

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Searching for Spring: A Girl’s Journey to Norouz

March 20, 2018, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Rd
Saratoga, CA 95070 United States
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"Searching for Spring" is a musical journey that traces the history of the Persian New Year (Norouz) from its beginnings over 2,500 years ago in present-day Iran to neighboring nations before finally making its way to faraway lands in modern times. Through song and storytelling, the young protagonist shares her love for this celebration of spring's arrival on the “new day” of Norouz. Curriculum Connections: History and Social Science, Geography, Persian Studies, Music, Performing & Fine Arts. - For grades…

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Storm Large

March 20, 2018, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Rd
Saratoga, CA 95070 United States
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“A fierce and compelling rock siren, the likes of which is rarely seen nowadays” — STV (UK) An unforgettable vocalist, Storm Large has been hailed as a “punk goddess” by Playboy Magazine. She first shot to national prominence in 2006 as a finalist on the CBS show "Rock Star: Supernova," and made her debut with the band Pink Martini in 2011, singing four sold-out concerts with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. She will perform…

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Storm Large

March 20, 2018, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Rd
Saratoga, CA 95070 United States
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“A fierce and compelling rock siren, the likes of which is rarely seen nowadays” — STV (UK) An unforgettable vocalist, Storm Large has been hailed as a “punk goddess” by Playboy Magazine. She first shot to national prominence in 2006 as a finalist on the CBS show "Rock Star: Supernova," and made her debut with the band Pink Martini in 2011, singing four sold-out concerts with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. She will perform…

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Pasquale Esposito

March 23, 2018, 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Rd
Saratoga, CA 95070 United States
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“A charismatic and dulcet-toned singer...splendid” – The San Francisco Chronicle Pasquale Esposito is a charismatic local favorite -- though born in Italy, he lives in Los Gatos and performs world-wide. Hailed for bringing something exceptionally moving and unique to every performance, this gifted tenor has talent and charm to burn. TICKET PRICES: Premier: $55 | Reserved: $49 http://montalvoarts.org/events/pasquale_esposito_2018/facebook/

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Lecture Series: Calculated Movements with Karl Schaffer

March 27, 2018, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Rd
Saratoga, CA 95070 United States
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Employing performance excerpts, audience interactions, and engaging visuals, choreographer Karl Schaffer will explain how the seemingly disparate disciplines of dance and math inspire each other. Specific performances are highlighted as examples of how mathematical concepts can be used as storytelling metaphors to show a new narrative about math history, dance, and the often playful interactions between them. TICKETS: $35 http://montalvoarts.org/events/calculated_movements/facebook/

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April 2018

Waters of the Earth: Multicultural Tales of the Sea

April 2, 2018, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Rd
Saratoga, CA 95070 United States
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BOXTALES Theatre Company's "Waters of the Earth" explores the rich folklore and mythology of seafaring peoples from all over the globe. Through four tales, learn about the selkies of Ireland, go adventuring with Sinbad the Sailor, and learn some sea chanteys (songs sung by working sailors on all different kinds of ships) along the way. Music from Irish, New England, and African-American/Afro-Caribbean traditions will also be presented throughout the performance. Curriculum Connections: English Language Arts, Literature, Geography, Music, Environmental Studies,…

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Waters of the Earth: Multicultural Tales of the Sea

April 2, 2018, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Rd
Saratoga, CA 95070 United States
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BOXTALES Theatre Company's "Waters of the Earth" explores the rich folklore and mythology of seafaring peoples from all over the globe. Through four tales, learn about the selkies of Ireland, go adventuring with Sinbad the Sailor, and learn some sea chanteys (songs sung by working sailors on all different kinds of ships) along the way. Music from Irish, New England, and African-American/Afro-Caribbean traditions will also be presented throughout the performance. Curriculum Connections: English Language Arts, Literature, Geography, Music, Environmental Studies,…

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Niyaz featuring Azam Ali

April 5, 2018, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Rd
Saratoga, CA 95070 United States
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“An evolutionary force in contemporary Middle Eastern music” – The Huffington Post An Iranian/Canasiam duo, Niyaz (Official Site) seamlessly blends Sufi poetry and folk songs from their native Iran with rich acoustic instrumentation and state-of-the-art modern electronics. With three best-selling , critically acclaimed albums -- all of which have debuted at #1 on iTunes -- to their name, Niyaz is committed to creating music with a deep social message aimed at uniting people from different cultural and religious backgrounds. TICKET…

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Niyaz featuring Azam Ali

April 5, 2018, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Rd
Saratoga, CA 95070 United States
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“An evolutionary force in contemporary Middle Eastern music” – The Huffington Post An Iranian/Canasiam duo, Niyaz (Official Site) seamlessly blends Sufi poetry and folk songs from their native Iran with rich acoustic instrumentation and state-of-the-art modern electronics. With three best-selling , critically acclaimed albums -- all of which have debuted at #1 on iTunes -- to their name, Niyaz is committed to creating music with a deep social message aimed at uniting people from different cultural and religious backgrounds. TICKET…

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The Capitol Steps

April 8, 2018, 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Rd
Saratoga, CA 95070 United States
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“An oasis of good-natured ribbing in a fiercely partisan world” – The Washington Post Congressional staffers turned comedians, The Capitol Steps have slayed the country with their hilarious send-up of the people and institutions that once employed them. Their sketch and improvisational comedy draws on all the foibles of the contemporary political scene -- an area ripe and ready for parody in 2018! TICKET PRICES: Premier: $60 | Reserved: $55 TWO SHOWS! 3PM TICKETS: https://red.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=b172c6d095f5c5cd17c2a154a3a86912&coupon=facebook 7PM TICKETS: https://red.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=e43e2c90edf4a43d7bf3f9598d67d887&coupon=facebook Add Bistro…

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The Capitol Steps

April 8, 2018, 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Rd
Saratoga, CA 95070 United States
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“An oasis of good-natured ribbing in a fiercely partisan world” – The Washington Post Congressional staffers turned comedians, The Capitol Steps have slayed the country with their hilarious send-up of the people and institutions that once employed them. Their sketch and improvisational comedy draws on all the foibles of the contemporary political scene -- an area ripe and ready for parody in 2018! TICKET PRICES: Premier: $60 | Reserved: $55 TWO SHOWS! 3PM TICKETS: https://red.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=b172c6d095f5c5cd17c2a154a3a86912&coupon=facebook 7PM TICKETS: https://red.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=e43e2c90edf4a43d7bf3f9598d67d887&coupon=facebook Add Bistro…

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Wheel Form Ceramics

April 17, 2018, 6:00 pm - April 26, 2018, 8:30 pm
Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Rd
Saratoga, CA 95070 United States
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Six week class! Learn how to create simple and complex ceramic forms, working on Montalvo’s new pottery wheels. Various building, trimming, glazing, and surface design techniques will be demonstrated. A small group size ensures individual guidance. Your enrollment fee includes six Tuesday evenings of instruction and five Thursday evenings of optional additional studio time, during which you can continue to explore your developing clay skills. The class instructor will be present at these studio sessions to answer questions and provide…

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The Pedrito Martinez Group

April 20, 2018, 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Rd
Saratoga, CA 95070 United States
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“Pedrito is a genius… working with him has been a revelation to me” – Wynton Marsalis Pedrito Martinez is a world-class Afro-Cuban percussionist -- a rumbero called upon by many jazz and pop stars when they need hand drumming, as well as a Grammy-nominated singing bandleader in his own right. His ensemble the Pedrito Martinez Group has been lauded as “writing a new chapter in Cuban music history.” TICKET PRICES: Premier: $54 | Reserved: $48 http://montalvoarts.org/events/pedrito_martinez_2018/facebook/

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The Pedrito Martinez Group

April 20, 2018, 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Rd
Saratoga, CA 95070 United States
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“Pedrito is a genius… working with him has been a revelation to me” – Wynton Marsalis Pedrito Martinez is a world-class Afro-Cuban percussionist -- a rumbero called upon by many jazz and pop stars when they need hand drumming, as well as a Grammy-nominated singing bandleader in his own right. His ensemble the Pedrito Martinez Group has been lauded as “writing a new chapter in Cuban music history.” TICKET PRICES: Premier: $54 | Reserved: $48 http://montalvoarts.org/events/pedrito_martinez_2018/facebook/

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Nell Robinson & Jim Nunally Band

April 26, 2018, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Rd
Saratoga, CA 95070 United States
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“People aren't going to believe what they just heard…” – Garrison Keillor Nell Robinson & Jim Nunally Band bring together five genre-busting artists who delight audiences with joyful music infused with folk, bluegrass, Americana, roots, swing, jazz, and the blues. Their sound is original, masterfully performed, and a pleasure to hear! TICKET PRICES: Premier: $39 | Reserved: $35 http://montalvoarts.org/events/nell_robinson_2018/facebook/

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The Red Altar Project

April 30, 2018, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Rd
Saratoga, CA 95070 United States
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Created by Eth-Noh-Tec, "The Red Altar Project" is about six teenagers who crossed the ocean from China, crashed in the Carmel Bay of California, and began the fishing industry in the Monterey Bay area in 1850. In the face of anti-Chinese legislation, media propaganda with racist caricatures, and outright violence, they persevered with courage and ingenuity in an effort to lay down roots in their volatile new home. Seven generations later, their story is finally being told. Curriculum Connections: English…

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Tell It! Move It!

April 30, 2018, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Rd
Saratoga, CA 95070 United States
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This fun-filled storytelling workshop with Eth-Noh-Tec will get your creative juices flowing and nourish the hidden storyteller in you. Whether you want to explore different approaches to storytelling or you're a teacher who wants to use storytelling techniques in the classroom, this workshop is for an excellent place to start. Participants will explore the use of drama, rhythm and musicality, creative group play, imagination theater games, and more. Do you have a favorite folk tale you wish to perform? Bring…

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May 2018

Goodnight Goodnight Construction Site

May 10, 2018, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Rd
Saratoga, CA 95070 United States
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As the sun sets behind the big construction site, all the hardworking trucks get ready to say goodnight. But Crane Truck is getting cranky, Cement Mixer takes too long with bath time, and Dump Truck just isn't sleepy! Excavator and Bulldozer find that preparing for bed is a job in itself! Will they ever get some shut-eye before tomorrow's day of work? This charming musical performed by Bay Area Children's Theatre is based upon the best-selling book Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction…

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Shaun Hopper

May 10, 2018, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Rd
Saratoga, CA 95070 United States
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“Blowing minds and dropping jaws everywhere” – Creative Loafing Magazine Gateway Financial Advisors presents Guitar Phenom Shaun Hopper Music. Hopper is a both a southern gentleman and a prodigious talent! Merging complex melodic lines, harmony and bass lines, along with his one-of-a-kind percussive technique, he mesmerizes everyone within earshot. TICKET PRICES: Premier: $39 | Reserved: $35 http://montalvoarts.org/events/shaun_hopper_2018/facebook/

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Matt Beilis

May 17, 2018, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Rd
Saratoga, CA 95070 United States
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“Both catchy and soulful, two of the best elements of good pop music” – Ryan Dusick of Maroon 5 One of New York’s most exciting up-and-coming singer/songwriters, Matt Beilis combines his singer-songwriter aesthetic with electronic beats and soaring pop hooks. His music has been featured in national film and TV spots for MTV, VH1, Jeep, Honda, Skype, and many more. TICKET PRICES: Premier: $39 | Reserved: $35 http://montalvoarts.org/events/matt_beilis_2018/facebook/

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Threadgill – Iyer – Prieto Trio

May 22, 2018, 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Rd
Saratoga, CA 95070 United States
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Henry Threadgill (Saxophones, Flute); Vijay Iyer (Piano); Dafnis Prieto (Drums) “Perhaps the most important jazz composer of his generation” – The New York Times 2016 Pulitzer Prize-winning artist and former Montalvo Lucas Artist Fellow, Henry Threadgill is one of the premier composers, thinkers, and reedmen of our time. A quintessential freethinker who falls between the cracks of established categories like jazz, classical, or world music, when he organizes a new band, it’s a major event in music. Don’t miss him…

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Voices of Hawaii featuring Nathan Aweau and Kawika Kahiapo

May 30, 2018, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Rd
Saratoga, CA 95070 United States
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"Will make you feel like you are soaring in your seat” – Honolulu Museum of Art The young performers Nathan Aweau and Kawika Kahiapo are already masters of the island sound. They beautifully bring Hawai'i's unique folk styles, with origins in the early 19th century Hawaiian paniolo (or cowboy) culture, to the 21st century. Presented by Meheula Music Productions. TICKET PRICES: Premier: $39 | Reserved: $35 http://montalvoarts.org/events/voices_of_hawaii_2018/facebook/

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