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At 7 p.m. Saturday, April 10, and 4 p.m Sunday, April 11, the Santa Fe Men’s Camerata celebrates the changing of the seasons with a performance of 19 songs from its rich and varied choral repertoire. This year’s Spring Concert includes renditions of Mendelssohn’s “Abendständchen,” Frederic Field Bullard’s “Winter Song,” and Samuel Webbe’s “Glorious Apollo.” Spring is the season for lovers, and the Camerata has that covered with Meredith Willson’s barbershop-quartet classic “Lida Rose” (from The Music Man), George and Ira Gershwin’s “Embraceable You,” and the mournful Appalachian folk song made famous by Nina Simone in the ’ 50s, “Black Is the Color of My True Love’s Hair.” The concerts, at First Presbyterian Church (208 Grant Ave., 982-8544), are $20 each at the door, students no charge. Call 466-3637 for information. Guitar-wielding singer/songwriter Patty Griffin emerged on the music scene in May 1996 with the album Living With Ghosts. The Maine native developed a love for music at an early age but couldn’t muster the nerve to play live. After she split from her husband in 1992, Griffin changed her course and started playing gigs around Boston. A&M records signed her, and six albums later, she has developed a sound that transcends convenient labels like “folk” and “Americana.” The Austin-based musician is on tour promoting her 2010 release, Downtown Church, recorded live at a Nashville church and produced by fellow musician Buddy Miller, who joins Griffin onstage. The 7:30 p.m. concert on Wednesday, April 14, is at the Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W. San Francisco St. Tickets are $29 to $49. Call 988-1234. When acclaimed actress/playwright Jo Harvey Allen steps onto the stage at the Lensic Performing Arts Center (211 W. San Francisco St.) this weekend in Ghost Ship Rodez, she will be entering the fractured mind of French playwright/actor/theorist Antonin Artaud, as filtered through the fertile mind of her husband, playwright/artist/singer/songwriter Terry Allen. That’s a long job description for what is essentially a one-woman show, but Jo Harvey Allen is bringing many characters, “playing Artaud, and all the women characters that haunted him, who he called ‘ Daughters of the Heart to Be Born.’ ” The play, an extension of Terry Allen’s multimedia tribute to Artaud at SITE Santa Fe, is Allen’s speculation about what raged through Artaud’s fevered brain when he was deported from Ireland, imprisoned in the hold of a ship for 17 days. Terry Allen will be onstage weaving music and song through the program. There are performances at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 9
and 10. Tickets are $15 to $35 (student discounts available); call 988-1234. Saxophonist Tim Armacost zapped onto the radar with his 1996 debut,
Fire, featuring drummer Billy Hart and pianist Kenny Barron. Hart is still with Armacost on his newest album,
Rhythm & Transformation, and he is part of the Tim Armacost Jazz
Quartet, which plays at Vanessie, 434 W. San Francisco St. (982-9966), at 8 p.m. Friday, April 9. Their bandmates are another longtime Armacost collaborator, pianist Bruce Barth, and the veteran bassist Kenny Davis. The gig is presented by Friends of Santa Fe Jazz. Tickets are $40, available from the Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W. San Francisco St.; call 988-1234.