Echoes from Cold Moun­tain: Jen­nifer Hig­don

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Jen­nifer Hig­don’s new opera Cold Moun­tain will re­ceive its pre­miere on Aug. 1 at Santa Fe Opera, but cu­ri­ous con­cert­go­ers may get a fore­taste of her mu­sic at a con­cert that in­cludes five of her cham­ber works, at the New Mexico History Mu­seum (113 Lin­coln Ave.) at 4 p.m. on Sun­day, July 26. On the bill are her Stee­ley Pause, Ce­les­tial

Hymns, SMASH, and se­lec­tions from the mul­ti­move­ment pieces Bent­ley Roses and Love Sweet; to­gether, they rep­re­sent her mu­sic from 1988 to 2013. The per­form­ing ros­ter com­prises so­prano Ade­laide Boedecker, mezzo-so­prano Me­gan Marino, poet Deme­tria Martinez, the Del Sol String Quar­tet, and in­stru­men­tal­ists from the Santa Fe Opera Or­ches­tra and the Chat­ter cham­ber ensem­ble of Al­bu­querque. Tick­ets cost $15 in ad­vance (avail­able from the Santa Fe Opera box of­fice, 505-986-5900) or $20 at the door. — J.M.K.

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