Ran­dom Acts

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

Pasatiempo - - CONTENTS - — James M. Keller

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.

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