What the What Gig Performance Space Funk/jazz trio, with J.Q. Whitcomb on trumpet, Jon Gagan on bass, and Robby Rothschild on drums, 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 24, $20 at the door, gigsantafe.com. Nacha Mendez Sings the Chavela Vargas Songbook Scottish Rite Center, 463 Paseo de Peralta 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 25, $25 in advance at brownpapertickets.com, proceeds benefit the Mesa Prieta Petroglyph Project, 505-852-2055.
Santa Fe Opera The 2015 season continues with Mozart's La Finta
Giardiniera, opening July 25, and the premiere of Jennifer Higdon's Cold Mountain, opening Aug. 1; $31-$220, santafeopera.org, 505-986-5900.
Echoes From Cold Mountain New Mexico History Museum, 113 Lincoln Ave., 505-476-5200 A musical portrait of Cold Mountain composer Jennifer Higdon presented in association with chamber music ensemble Chatter, 4 p.m. Sunday, July 26, held in conjunction with the exhibit
Fading Memories: Echoes of the Civil War, $15 in
advance, $20 at the door.
Diego's Umbrella Skylight American Gypsy-rock band, 8 p.m. Monday, July 27, $12 in advance, holdmyticket.com, $15 at the door.
Lucero Santa Fe Sol Stage & Grill American country-punk band, 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 29, $25.50, holdmyticket.com, 505-886-1251.
Performance Santa Fe 2015-2016 Scottish Rite Center, 463 Paseo de Peralta The 79th season opens with Festival of Song, spotlighting singers of the Santa Fe Opera in one-hour recitals beginning at 4 p.m. Aug. 2: soprano Marjorie Owens and baritone Quinn Kelsey; Aug. 6: soprano Anna Christy; and Aug. 9: a program of Rossini, Schubert, and Brahms, visit performancesantafe.org, or call 505-984-8759 for ticket information and season schedule.
Esperanza Spalding: Emily's D+Evolution The Lensic The jazz singer/bassist performs in the New Mexico Jazz Festival, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, $42-$79, 505-988-1234, ticketssantafe.org.
Grace Potter The Lensic American rock singer, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, $37-$49, 505-988-1234, ticketssantafe.org.
Michael Franti & Spearhead Fort Marcy Park 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, $43 and $59, kids $12, holdmyticket.com, 505-886-1251, part of the Santa Fe Yoga Festival.
Music From Angel Fire Angel Fire, Las Vegas, Raton, and Taos The 32nd summer festival celebrates American composers; running from Aug. 21 through Sept. 6; artists include Anne-Marie McDermott, Ida Kavafian, Susanne Mentzer, and the Miami String Quartet, tickets available online at musicfromangelfire.org, 888-377-3300. Santa Fe Bluegrass and Old Time Music Festival
Santa Fe County Fairgrounds, 3229 Rodeo Rd. Bluegrass headliner Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen; old-timey music headliner Uncle Henry's Favorites; FridaySunday, Aug. 28-30, ticket prices vary by day, threeday pass $60, 505-975-0414, southwestpickersfestival.org.
Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino American rock band; 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, $60-$80 in advance at buffalothunderresort.com.
Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
Santa Fe Opera, 301 Opera Dr. The duo performs in support of the Santa Fe Animal Humane Society, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 31, tickets begin at $31, holdmyticket.com.
Belá Fleck & Chick Corea
Santa Fe Opera, 301 Opera Dr. Piano and banjo duet, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4, $33-$97, holdmyticket.com.
Taos Chamber Music Group
Harwood Museum of Art, 238 Ledoux St., Taos The 23rd season (Sept. 9-May 22) features music of Mozart, Fauré, Ravel, Mendelssohn; performers include pianist Debra Ayers, violinist David Felberg, cellist Sally Guenther, and flutist Nancy Laupheimer; $22 in advance; ages 15 and under $12; season tickets available, taoschambermusicgroup.org.
Santa Fe Pro Musica: The 34th season
The Lensic 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, chamber-music ensemble Opus One, pianist Anne-Marie McDermott, violinist Ida Kavafian, violist Steven Tenenbom, and cellist Peter Wiley, music of Beethoven, Brahms, and Liebermann; 4 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18-19, the SFPM Orchestra, music of Beethoven, Lowry, and Mendelssohn; $12-$69, ticketssantafe.org, 505-988-1234.
Santa Fe Symphony Showcase of the Stars The Lensic The 32nd season opens with music of Verdi, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, and Saint-Saëns; conductor: Guillermo Figueroa; featured soloists: violinist Itamar Zorman and pianist Olga Kern; 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27, $25-$80, discounts available, 505-988-1234, ticketssantafe.org, or 505-983-1414. Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis The Lensic 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29, $27-$100, 505-988-1234, ticketssantafe.org.