Santa Fe Opera apprentices in two programs; grok rock band Catnip Tea; Karen Marrolli’s farewell concert; Americana-with-a-twist band The Appleseed Collective; country/bluegrass musician Jean-Luc Leroux; Stars of American Ballet; guitarist Łukasz Kuropacz
Performance Santa Fe concludes its summer recital series with a program of vocal chamber music featuring singers who are participating in Santa Fe Opera’s apprentice program this year. Secular part songs enjoyed a golden age during the Romantic era, yielding a torrent of love songs from which this enticing selection is harvested. The assortment includes a pair of part songs by Schubert, another pair by Schumann (from Spanish sources put into German poetry), Rossini’s quartettino “I gondolieri” (for a touch of Venice), and, as the pièce de résistance, Brahms’ ever-popular Liebeslieder Waltzes. Some of these pieces are a cappella, others are enriched by a piano, and in some, including the Brahms, the singers are assisted by an accompaniment for piano four-hands. Keyboard duty will be shared by Harry Bicket, who is Santa Fe Opera’s chief conductor, and Joseph Illick, the general director of Performance Santa Fe. The concert takes place at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 9, at the Scottish Rite Center (463 Paseo de Peralta). Tickets ($45 to $75), which may be scarce, are available from Tickets Santa Fe at the Lensic (505-988-1234, www.ticketssantafe.org) and from www.performancesantafe.org.