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Liquid Sunshine: Chatter Sunday

In collaboration with the New Mexico Performing Arts Society, Chatter ABQ presents music from the baroque period on Sunday, Feb. 15. The concert takes place at The Kosmos (1715 Fifth Street NW), and it will also be performed on Friday, Feb. 13, in Santa Fe as the NMPAS' annual Valentine’s Day Concert. French composer Jean-Phillippe Rameau’s chamber music was innovative when it was composed because of his startling use of the keyboard in later works like Pièces de clavecin en concert No. 3, which is included in Sunday’s program. In this composition Rameau takes the instrument beyond its baroque boundaries, using it melodically, as opposed to its common use as an accompanying device.

Bach’s Coffee Cantata BWV 211 is noted for its humorous, poetically vocal explorations of the power coffee had in Europe following its 17th and 18th-century introduction as a beverage. The piece includes an aria in which the soprano sings, “Ah, how sweet the coffee tastes, lovelier than a thousand kisses.” Vocalists for this work include soprano Christina Martos, tenor Andre Garcia-Nuthmann and bass Carlos Archuleta. Poet Anthony Hunt begins this morning recital. Tickets range in price from $5 to $15 for the Sunday gig, and the curtain rises at 10:30am. In Santa Fe, the Friday night performance costs between $15 and $25, and it takes place at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel (50 Mount Carmel Rd.) and begins at 7:30pm. The Kosmos • Sun Feb 15 • 10:30-11:30am • $5-$15 • ALL-AGES! • View on Alibi calendar