Rhap­sodies, Baroque and Amer­i­can: Santa Fe Pro Mu­sica

Pasatiempo - - RANDOM ACTS - — J.M.K.

A few seats may still be avail­able for the last con­certs in the cur­rent run of Santa Fe Pro Mu­sica Baroque Ensem­ble’s an­nual Christ­mas-sea­son pro­gram at the Loretto Chapel (207 Old Santa Fe Trail), which this year in­cludes mu­sic by Han­del, Vi­valdi, and Tele­mann, in ad­di­tion to carol ar­range­ments in pe­riod style. The fi­nal per­for­mances takes place at 6 and 8 p.m. on Fri­day, Dec. 23, fea­tur­ing con­tralto Avery Amereau; and on Satur­day, Dec. 24 at 6 p.m. (with mezzo-so­prano Deb­o­rah Do­man­ski) and 8 p.m. (with Amereau). For tick­ets ($20-$75 on Dec. 23, $25-$80 on Dec. 24), in­quire di­rectly with Pro Mu­sica (www.santafe­pro­mu­sica.com; 505-988-4640, Ext. 1000; 800-960-6680) or via www.tick­etssantafe.org (505-988-1234). At 7 p.m. on Thurs­day, Dec. 29, Thomas O’Con­nor leads the Santa Fe Pro Mu­sica Orches­tra in an all-Amer­i­can con­cert at the Len­sic Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter (211 W. San Francisco St.). Michael Daugh­erty’s mu­sic of­ten con­fronts pop em­blems of ques­tion­able taste. His nine-minute Flamingo, written in 1991, was in­spired prin­ci­pally by the once-ubiq­ui­tous pink lawn or­na­ments and sec­on­dar­ily by the ac­tual birds, which he en­coun­tered at Florida’s Cy­press Gar­dens theme park. Also on the pro­gram are Co­p­land’s Ap­palachian Spring, Bar­ber’s Ada­gio for Strings, and Gersh­win’s Rhap­sody in Blue (with pi­anist Melissa Marse). Tick­ets ($20-$75) can be had through the of­fices men­tioned above.

Avery Amereau

Deb­o­rah Do­man­ski

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