ONSTAGE THIS WEEK
Music from Angel Fire presents its 28th season of chamber music in late August and early September, but devotees can get a foretaste at 2 p.m. on Sunday April 3, at Bishop’s Lodge Ranch Resort & Spa, 1297 Bishop’s Lodge Road. Violinist Ida
Kavafian, the festival’s artistic director, is joined by violinist Benjamin Beilman and violist Steven Tenenbom (Kavafian’s husband) in Mozart’s Duo in B-flat Major for Violin and Viola, Prokofiev’s Sonata for Two Violins, and Dvorák’sˇ
Terzetto, with an artist “meet-and-greet” following. Tickets are $35, available from Tickets Santa Fe at the Lensic (988-1234, www.ticketssantafe.org).
The Santa Fe Brewing Company Pub & Grill (27 Fire Place, a separate business from the brewery that at one time served as a hotbed for local and touring live music), closed in December when the business’s owners fell behind on their rent. At 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 2, the space reopens under new ownership — and a new name yet to be determined — with a performance by 2011 Grammy-nominated (for Best Country Instrumental) bluegrass ensemble
The Infamous Stringdusters. Whether they’re jamming through “Long & Lonesome Day,” “Wichita Stomp,” or covering the Jerry Garcia favorite “Deep Elem Blues,” these first-rate Nashville boys, who number six-plus when touring, put on a high-energy live show. No gimmicks — just great traditional and eclectic bluegrass. Tickets are $12 in advance from Tickets Santa Fe at the Lensic (988-1234, www.ticketssantafe.org) and $15 at the door. A native Californian now living in Chicago, Ashu (one name only) began playing the saxophone 16 years ago, at the age of 10. Hailed internationally for his dazzling virtuosity, he makes a compelling case for the saxophone as a classical recital instrument. This concert, in which he’s assisted by pianist Kuang-Hao
Huang, spotlights original repertoire and arrangements of music by Ibert, Rachmaninoff, Villa-Lobos, and Piazzolla. The Santa Fe Concert Association presents him at the United Church of Santa Fe (1804 Arroyo Chamiso Road) at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5. Tickets ($30) are available from Tickets Santa Fe at the Lensic (988-1234, www.ticketssantafe.org). East Coast singer-songwriter/guitarist Rory Block has made it her mission to help preserve the artistry and roots of country blues. From a 1967 appearance on an album called How to Play Blues Guitar to 2008’s Blues
Walkin’ Like a Man: A Tribute To Son House, Block pays homage to traditional blues and still manages to write plenty of original songs that range from hard-driving, guitar-fuzzed rockin’-blues numbers to slowertempo acoustic songs that recall Robert Johnson’s 1936 recording of “Ramblin’ on My Mind.” Southwest Roots Music presents Block at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 7, at the Santa Fe Performance Exchange (7 Caliente Road, Eldorado, 466-3116). Tickets for this all-ages show are $25 from Tickets Santa Fe at the Lensic (988-1234, www.ticketssantafe.org) and $29 at the door.