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Dear friends,

This past Saturday, the Metropolitan Opera in New York hosted its first ever At-Home Gala. I tuned in and it was deeply moving and beautiful. A highlight for me was the incomparable Renée Fleming singing "Ave Marie" from Verdi’s Otello. It made me nostalgic for her Montalvo debut at our One Enchanted Evening Gala just 11 weeks ago, before our world profoundly changed.

Here are photos of our event, and a link to one of my favorite songs, “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” performed by Miss Fleming at both Montalvo and below at the 2009 Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial:

Renée Fleming performing "You´ll never walk alone" at We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial (2009)

The arts in all their facets have been a lifeline during this demanding time. I hope they are for you too.


Be well,


Angela McConnell
Executive Director


We recognize that this crisis affects everyone differently. A gift in any amount is generous and vital for Montalvo Arts Center. Please consider making a donation in support of Montalvo today. We have never needed your help more than now.

stART here.
Montalvo Arts Center (R)

NOTE: During the shelter-in-place order, our business offices are closed, but our park is open for walking and hiking only, 9am-5pm daily. Restrooms are closed. Please keep at least 6 feet between yourself and other parties at all times. Avoid coming to Montalvo if you are feeling ill. Remember, no gatherings of any size are permitted (including picnics). 

Photos: Katie Ravas for Drew Altizer Photography