Ran­dom Acts

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Chicago Arts Or­ches­tra; Santa Fe Pro Mu­sica Or­ches­tra with vi­o­lin­ist Colin Ja­cob­sen; Pulitzer Prize-nom­i­nated play Rap­ture, Blis­ter, Burn; Música An­tigua de Al­bu­querque

The Chicago Arts Or­ches­tra ap­pears as part of an in­cen­tive of Santa Fe’s Span­ish Colo­nial Art s S ociet y in­volv­ing colo­nial-pe­riod mu­sic in New Spain. Sev­eral New Mex­ico in­stru­men­tal­ists and vo­cal soloists, as well as a re­cently founded Al­bu­querque a mateur cho­rus called Coro Lux, will eke out the per­form­ing ros­ter of t he cham­ber or­ches­tra, which is di­rected by Javier José Men­doza. The prin­ci­pal work on the pro­gram is Al com­bate, an ode writ­ten in Mex­ico City by Ig­na­cio Jerusalem to honor the corona­tion of Car­los III of Spain in 1759. The pro­gram also in­cludes a sym­phony by Jerusalem and two sa­cred arias by San­ti­ago Bil­loni. The per­for­mance be­gins at 8 p.m. on Fri­day, March 4, at St. Fran­cis Au­di­to­rium (New Mex­ico Mu­seum of Art, 107 W. Palace Ave., 505- 476-5072), with a pre­con­cert in­tro­duc­tion at 7:30 p.m. (open to tick­ethold­ers) be­tween Men­doza and mu­si­col­o­gist Drew Ed­ward Davies. Tick­ets ($15-$50) are avail­able from www.chicagoart­sor­ches­tra.org. — J.M.K.

King Car­los III

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