Julie

Pasatiempo - - RANDOM ACTS - Julie Crown) Julie, Ri­fles and Rosary Beads, Miss Julie Sec­u­laria, The

Singer-song­writ­ers Mary Gau­thier and El­iza Gilkyson have in­di­vid­u­ally per­fected the kind of haunt­ing mu­si­cal style that makes au­di­ences lean in — not be­cause their voices are soft, but be­cause their lyrics are im­por­tant and even dev­as­tat­ing. Gau­thier wrote the cuts on her 11th al­bum, with wounded vet­er­ans through the Song­writ­ingWith:Sol­diers pro­gram. Gilkyson’s most re­cent re­lease, con­tains spir­i­tu­ally minded songs that are not tra­di­tion­ally re­li­gious. Gau­thier and Gilkyson play a con­cert to­gether, with spe­cial guest Melissa Crab­tree, at 7:30 p.m. Fri­day, Sept. 7, at James A. Lit­tle Theater (1060 Cer­ril­los Road). Tick­ets are $36, am­p­con­certs.org. — Jen­nifer Levin In — Polly Sten­ham’s mod­ern adap­ta­tion of Au­gust Strind­berg’s 19th-cen­tury play — a wealthy but drift­ing young Bri­tish woman (played by Vanessa Kirby of

has a dal­liance with a ser­vant (Eric Kofi Abrefa) as her birth­day party rages else­where in the house. Sten­ham adds a fac­tor of racial pol­i­tics to Strind­berg’s still-po­tent ex­plo­ration of lone­li­ness and class dif­fer­ences. The NT Live’s sleek pro­duc­tion of di­rected by Carrie Crack­nell, is 7 p.m. Mon­day, Sept. 10, at the Len­sic Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter (211 W. San Fran­cisco St.). Tick­ets are $22 at tick­etssantafe.org or 505-988-1234. — J.L. The Albuquerque-based mu­sic col­lec­tive Chat­ter of­fers a 90-minute per­for­mance at SITE Santa Fe (1606 Paseo de Per­alta) at 10:30 a.m. on Satur­day, Sept. 8. Matei Varga will play Chopin’s Pi­ano Sonata No. 1, a work from the com­poser’s stu­dent years in War­saw; David Fel­berg will join him for Brahms’ Vi­o­lin Sonata No. 3, a pow­er­ful piece that launched its com­poser’s fi­nal decade; and Lau­ren Camp, whose fourth book, Turquoise Door: Find­ing Ma­bel Dodge Luhan in New Mex­ico, was pub­lished this year, reads from her po­etry. Tick­ets ($15, but just $9 for the un­der-30 crowd and $5 for lis­ten­ers un­der 13) can be re­served through chat­ter­abq .org. — James M. Keller

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