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The Sangre de Cristo Chorale, directed by Doyle Preheim, opens its season with a program that celebrates children. The concert, at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, gives voice to texts about children (by Ogden Nash) and by children (poems penned in a Nazi concentration camp and set by Joel M. Hardyk), and students from the Pojoaque Middle School choir assist in John Rutter’s
Mass of the Children. Tickets, $20, are available at the door and through Tickets Santa Fe at the Lensic (988-1234, www. ticketssantafe.org). Admission is free to music lovers 18 and under. The concert is at Santa Maria de la Paz Church,
11 College Ave.
On Saturday, Nov. 13, the Nashville-based multi-instrumentalist Ricko Donovan limits himself to just one instrument, the hammered dulcimer, for a program titled Ricko Meets Garbo. The gig features Donovan offering accompaniment for a screening of the 1926 Greta Garbo silent film The Temptress. It starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Little Wing performance space, Candyman Strings & Things, 851 St. Michael’s Drive. Admission is $10. Call 699-5470 for information. Mexico has a double celebration this year: the bicentennial of its declaration of independence from Spain and the centennial of its revolution. Pianist
Fred Sturm (left) offers works by four native-born Mexicans, including three sonatas by the contemporary composer Federico Ibarra Groth plus pieces by the notable Spanish modernist Rodolfo Halffter, who moved to Mexico and assumed citizenship following the Civil War in his native Spain. It’s a free concert at
3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, in the Great Hall, St. John’s College, 1160 Camino de Cruz Blanca. Call 984-6000. Created after World War II as a reaction to the state of contemporary Japanese dance as increasingly superficial and developed as a style of protest against societal norms, butoh explores grotesque, absurd, and abstract themes through exaggerated facial expression and body movement. At 7 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 14, performer, choreographer, and director of CHIMERAlab Dance Theatre
Jennifer Hicks (standing, left) presents Roost, a butoh performance with accompaniment by local musician Clawdeus (aka Ross Hamlin). Tickets for the concert at Little Wing performance space (located at Candyman Strings &
Things, 851 St. Michael’s Drive, 699-5470) are $10 at the door.