Santa Fe Desert Chorale

Emma Marzen: A Likely Partner

When Janice L. Mayer stepped down from her post as the Santa Fe Desert Chorale’s executive director earlier this year, the board of directors went just up the hill on the highway heading north toward the Santa Fe Opera, where Emma Marzen was serving as board liaison. They had found their replacement.

Valentine’s Day may have come and gone, but love will still be in the air when The King’s Singers perform at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis on Saturday, Feb. 21. 

The Indigo Girls play an all-ages concert at the Scottish Rite Masonic Center on Thursday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. The event is a fundraiser for the Traditional Native American Farmers Association and for Honor the Earth, an organization supporting Native environmental issues.

The 49th Annual John Donald Robb Composers’ Symposium runs through Wednesday, Feb. 5; it kicks off on Sunday, Feb. 2, with a concert by the Albuquerque-based ensemble Chatter, 10:30 a.m. at Las Puertas in Albuquerque. 

Newpoli appears at Paradiso on Friday, Jan. 31 with their globally influenced Italian folk music. The all-ages show starts at 7:30 p.m. and doors open at 6:30 p.m. 

Maryland-based jazz musician Raul Midón celebrates his New Mexico roots in a benefit concert for his alma mater, Santa Fe Preparatory School, at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 5, at the Lensic Performing Arts Center. 

The Kronos Quartet’s history and artistic achievements are now being celebrated in A Thousand Thoughts, a live documentary experience with the group, which is being presented by Performance Santa Fe at the Lensic Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 30.

If your brain is in a musically induced coma from all those high-carb holiday tunes, the Pacifica String Quartet has the aural antidote. Its concert on Sunday, Jan. 12, at 3 p.m., St. Francis Auditorium, features nourishing works by Beethoven, Shostakovich, and Shulamit Ran. An open rehearsal takes place at 10 a.m., no charge.