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John Fogerty will be at the Santa Fe Opera on Sept. 14. (Courtesy of AMP Concerts)

John Fogerty will be at the Santa Fe Opera on Sept. 14. (Courtesy of AMP Concerts)

SANTA FE, N.M. — If you couldn’t make it up to upstate New York state for the Woodstock anniversary, the Santa Fe Opera has what may be the next best thing, maybe even better.

John Fogerty comes to the opera Saturday, Sept. 14, on his My 50 Year Trip tour. Fogerty, of course, was leader of Creedence Clearwater Revival (BTW, a live recording of their fierce Woodstock performance has recently been released).

As that philosopher and critic Bruce Springsteen said while inducting CCR into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, in the late ’60s and early ’70s, “they weren’t the hippest band in the world – just the best.”

“Proud Mary,” “Bad Moon Rising,” “Fortunate Son” and those two rain/question songs, “Who’ll Stop The Rain” and “Have You Ever Seen the Rain” – what more need be said? Fogerty has made a lot of great music as solo artist, too.

The show starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Opera, 301 Opera Dr. Tickets are $55-$209. Call 505-886-1251 or go to holdmyticket.com.

Shai Wosner and Orion Weiss (Courtesy of the Los Alamos Concert Association)

Shai Wosner and Orion Weiss (Courtesy of the Los Alamos Concert Association)

FOUR HAND, TWO PIANOS: Four hands are better than two, especially when your doing music for two pianos.

Virtuosos Shai Wosner and Orion Weiss, both award-winners with national and international credentials, will perform on a couple of Steinways Sunday, Sept. 8, in Los Alamos, presented by the Los Alamos Concert Association.

They will take on a pair of classics, Schubert’s “Grand Duo for Piano 4 Hands” and Brahms’ “Sonata in F minor for Two Pianos, Op. 34b,” as well as two pieces by New York composer David Lang, “Gravity, for Piano Four Hands” and, appropriately, “After Gravity, for Two Pianos.” You get the idea.

The concert is at 4 p.m. in the Duane Smith Auditorium at Los Alamos High School, 1300 Diamond Dr. Tickets are $35. Call 988-1234 or got ticketssantafe.org.

SF OPERA SALE: Sometimes the thrift store just doesn’t have the right stuff for a good Halloween costume

So, head out to the Santa Fe Opera (and maybe then hang around for the Fogerty concert) to check out the opera’s Costume and Prop Sale on Saturday, Sept. 14.

The opera empties its closets and storage units, and puts up for sale hundreds of costumes, fabrics, accessories, props and furniture.

The sale is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Stieren Orchestra Hall on the opera campus and continues for the same hours on Sunday, Sept. 15.

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