ONSTAGE THIS WEEK
The last few years have seen a spate of bedroom producers take to the internet, distorting R&B vocal tracks while pilfering beats from krunk rap, ’ 80s synth pop, and deep house. One of the best artists to emerge out of this micro-genre is Pictureplane, an edgy Denver producer who is equally at home with the dark strains of goth and grime and the glitter and glam of disco. He plays at 9 p.m. Monday, March 21, at Rouge Cat (101 W. Marcy St.) as part of the SxSF Transit Music Festival. Tickets, $10, are available from www.corazonsantafe.com and at the door.
Two classics of the wind chamber repertoire figure on the
Imani Winds’ recital at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 18,
at the Duane Smith Auditorium at Los Alamos High School (1300 Diamond Drive): Carl Nielsen’s Quintet for Winds and Elliott Carter’s Eight Etudes and a Fantasy for Woodwind Quartet. Also on the program are a selection of the pop-jazz-classic crossover pieces the quintet particularly champions — by Paquito D’Rivera and Astor Piazzolla, among others. Admission is $35 at the door; advance tickets ($30) can be bought from Nicholas Potter Bookseller (211 E. Palace Ave., 983-5434) and from various locations detailed at www.losalamosconcert.org. The windy month of March is rich in concerts of wind music, including
Concordia Santa Fe’s program Case Studies in Contemporary Music, its title reflecting that of a current show at the New Mexico Museum of Art. Curiously, this wind-ensemble concert includes no contemporary music, but it’s good stuff all the same, written between 1943 and 1968 by Prokofiev, Gordon Jacob, Vincent Persichetti, and Karel Husa. The free concert (donations welcome), led by guest conductor Mark Scatterday of the Eastman Wind Ensemble, takes place at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 20, at the museum’s St. Francis Auditorium, 107 W. Palace Ave. Call 795-9979 for information. Irving Berlin has often been described as the most successful songwriter of the 20th century. He is the focus of A Celebration of the Enduring American Popular Song. The event, featuring singers David Jenness and Patty Stephens accompanied by pianist Bert Dalton and bassist Justin Bransford, takes place from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday,
March 20, at Vanessie, 434 San Francisco St. All proceeds benefit the Lensic Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $25, available from Tickets Santa Fe at the Lensic (988-1234, www.ticketssantafe.org) and at the door.