Chirrup, whistle, slur, and shake: Santa Fe Pro Musica
Violinist Colin Jacobsen, who is a composer as well as a performer, has gained particular notice for his work with the chamber orchestra The Knights, the string quartet Brooklyn Rider, and the Silk Road Ensemble. Although he is especially associated with new or off beat music, he is also adept with the classics. He appears as soloist with the Santa Fe Pro Musica Orchestra, Thomas O’Connor conducting, in Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2 and in The Lark Ascending, an “English pastoral” work by Ralph Vaughan Williams inspired by ornithological verse of 19th- century poet George Meredith: “He rises and begins to round/ He drops the silver chain of sound/Of many links without a break/ In chirrup, whistle, slur and shake.” Rounding out the program is Haydn’s much-loved Symphony No. 103, nicknamed the Drumroll in deference to its opening sonority. Performances take place at 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 5, and 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 6, at the Lensic Performing Arts Center (211 W. San Francisco St.). Tickets ($12-$69) can be had through www.ticketssantafe.org or by calling 505-988-1234. — J.M.K.