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David Strathairn: Selected Shorts
Addition to Selected Shorts: David Strathairn
Big news! A second performer to the live tapings of Selected Shorts on Saturday, February 29 at 3pm and 7:30pm has been added.
David Strathairn is an Oscar-nominated character actor known for his roles in Good Night and Good Luck, Lincoln, L.A. Confidential, City of Hope, and many more. He will join host Jane Kaczmarek (Malcolm in the Middle) and another yet-to-be-announced performer to read stories by well-known and emerging writers. This hit NPR show is broadcast on over 130 stations to about 300,000 listeners, and the performances at Montalvo will be recorded for possible airing on upcoming episodes. 
At Montalvo, the theme of the stories is Unexpected Encounters. The characters in these stories may be lonely, but they've got blind dates with destiny ahead of them…and it's anyone's guess what could happen next. If you love great stories (and who doesn't?), this is an event you won't want to miss!

Midwinter Beethoven Festival
Celebrating Beethoven
Join us on Friday, January 31 at 7:30pm in the historic Villa for a special Midwinter Beethoven Festival, celebrating the 250th birthday of one of the greatest composers of all time!  
This festival features pianist Paul Schrage, violinists Robin Hansen and Ani Bukujian, violist Elizabeth Prior, and cellist Eric Gaenslen. They'll perform Beethoven's arrangement of Mozart's "The Magic Flute" Variations for Cello and Piano, plus Piano Sonata No. 31 in A flat major, Opus 110, and String Quartet in A minor, Opus 132. 
If you're a classical music lover (or know one in need of a holiday gift), this is a night to mark on your calendars. Get your tickets today before they're gone!

Classes Make Great Gifts!
Classes Make Great Gifts!
If you've still got a list of names who need last-minute gifts for the holidays, consider registering yourself along with a friend or loved one in a fun and creative class at Montalvo! 
This spring, we have a wide variety of options, including CeramicsContemporary Floral DesignWhirling, and Macro Photography. Any of these choices are great for beginners and experienced students alike, are taught by professional artists and instructors, and are a perfect way to encourage creativity.
So, what are you waiting for? Sign up today and give a gift that you both will remember for a lifetime!

A Peter White Christmas: Dec 15 / 4&7:30pm
Windham Hill's Winter Solstice: Dec 21 / 3 & 7pm
The Art of Kintsugi: Jan 16 / 2:16pm
Saint Michael Trio: 300 Years of Music - Jan 26 / 3pm
Eddie Madril: Native American Dance - Jan 28 / 9:30 & 11:30am

Photo Credits: Courtesy Selected Shorts / Courtesy Midsummer Mozart / Varol Ozkaner

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