Har­lem re­nais­sance

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The Har­lem Quar­tet will be busy dur­ing its visit to town this com­ing week, cour­tesy of Per­for­mance Santa Fe. On Mon­day, Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m., the string-play­ing group of­fers a recital in St. Fran­cis Au­di­to­rium (New Mex­ico Mu­seum of Art, 107 W. Palace Ave.). Tick­ets are $27-$75. The pro­gram in­cludes two clas­sics of the quar­tet reper­toire — Beethoven’s C-mi­nor Quar­tet (Op. 18, No. 4) and Men­delssohn’s Quar­tet No. 4 in E mi­nor (Op. 44, No. 2). An ar­range­ment of Dizzy Gille­spie’s “Night in Tu­nisia” also fig­ures on the playlist, and es­teemed clar­inetist and Santa Fe res­i­dent Ed­die Daniels will as­sist the four­some in the pre­miere of a new work writ­ten by Charles Fox, who com­posed the theme songs for ABC’s Wide World of Sports and Mon­day Night Foot­ball. On the pre­ced­ing af­ter­noon, at 4 p.m. on Sun­day, Nov. 15, the group gives a pro­gram crafted for young lis­ten­ers, in which Gina Brown­ing joins them to re­late the tale of Rumpel­stilt­skin to selections by Beethoven, Schu­bert, and Shostakovich. This fam­ily con­cert takes place at the Uni­tar­ian Univer­sal­ist Church (107 W. Barcelona Road); tick­ets cost $20 per adult and $5 per child. On Tues­day, Nov. 17, at 7:30 p.m., the group as­sists Per­for­mance Santa Fe’s gen­eral di­rec­tor Joseph Il­lick in an in­stall­ment of his “Notes on Mu­sic” talks, this one fo­cus­ing on the topic of cham­ber mu­sic; the lec­ture-with-mu­sic takes place at United Church of Santa Fe (1804 Ar­royo Chamiso Road), and tick­ets cost $25. Tick­ets for all th­ese events can be pur­chased through Tick­ets Santa Fe at the Len­sic (505-988-1234, www.tick­etssantafe.org).

— J.M.K.

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