ONSTAGE THIS WEEK
Chamber music for voice with an obbligato “melody instrument” is a rare treat on concert programs. Mezzo-soprano Krista River includes two such sets, Brahms’ two op. 91 songs (for voice, viola, and piano) and Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Ten Blake Songs (for voice and oboe), in a wide-ranging program with Serenata of Santa Fe at 2 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 6, at the Scottish Rite Center, 463 Paseo de Peralta. Tickets ($25, with discounts for seniors, students, and children) are available at the door. Songs by Handel, Britten, Bernstein, and Noël Coward are also on the playlist. Call 989-7988.
On Sunday, Feb. 6,
Dave Anderson (left) and Pat Malone work up some romantic jazz to get you in the mood for Valentine’s Day. Anderson, switching off among soprano saxophone, alto sax, and alto flute; and Malone, guitar and vocals; are joined by drummer Cal Haines and bassist
Justin Bransford for
this 4 p.m. gig, Like Someone in Love, at the Santa Fe Center for Spiritual Living, 505 Camino de los Marquez. Tickets are $15 at the door; call 989-1088. The Ives String Quartet, based in the San Francisco Bay area, takes its name from the American iconoclast composer Charles Ives, but in this concert it presents music by another American it has championed, Quincy Porter — his Quartet No. 3, from 1930. Like Ives, Porter was a tough-minded Connecticut native and a graduate of Yale, where he eventually served on the faculty. Mozart’s “Hoffmeister” Quartet (K.499) and Mendelssohn’s E-Minor Quartet (op. 44, no. 2) also figure on this free concert at 8 p.m. Friday,
Feb. 4, in the Great Hall of St. John’s College, 1160 Camino de Cruz Blanca. Call 984-6000. Austin (by way of Georgia and Tennessee) singer-songwriter/ guitarist Peewee Moore brings some street cred to today’s oversaturated “outlaw country” stable of young-buck singer-songwriters. Earning the outlaw title takes dedication to touring, hard work, and originality, and Moore’s proven himself a champion of all three. Performing more than 200 gigs each year, he’s got the road, and the music, pulsing through his veins. He also does a mean live version of Santa Fe resident Terry Allen’s 1979 Vietnam War-themed heartbreaker ballad, “Blue Asian Reds (for Roadrunner).” Catch Moore with his thee-piece band, The Awful Dreadful Snakes, at
8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, at Cowgirl BBQ (319 S. Guadalupe St., 982-2565). Tickets are $5 at the door.