Pasatiempo - - Onstage This Week -

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.

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