ON STAGE THIS WEEK

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The vi­brant mu­sic of 18th-and 19th-cen­tury Cuba is on the menu for Fri­day, Oct. 29, at The Lodge at Santa Fe (750 N. St. Francis Drive, 992-5800). The 21-and-over event be­gins with a con­cert from 7 to 8:45 p.m. and con­cludes with danc­ing to live Cuban mu­sic by lo­cal band

Changui Son from 9 to 11:30 p.m. Get tick­ets ($7 to $14 for the con­cert, $5 for dance time) at Santa Fe Mu­sic & Pi­ano (510 W. Cor­dova Road, 989-8998) and at the door. Around 1720, An­to­nio Vi­valdi com­posed four vi­o­lin con­cer­tos, pub­lished a few years later as part of his op. 8 set, that de­picted the sea­sons of the year-cor­re­spond­ing line-by­line to son­nets he ap­pended to the mu­si­cal col­lec­tion. To­day,

The Four Sea­sons is a pop­u­lar fa­vorite, and vi­o­lin­ist Robert McDuffie (be­low) and the Venice Baroque Or­ches­tra of­fer the work in a con­cert face-off with the Amer­i­can Four

Sea­sons, a re­cent con­certo by Philip Glass. For tick­ets ($20 to $72) to this 7:30 p.m. Fri­day, Oct. 29, con­cert at the

Len­sic Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter (211 W. San Fran­cisco St.) — pre­sented by the Santa Fe Con­cert As­so­ci­a­tion — visit www.tick­etssantafe.org or call 988-1234. Any­one who saw the open­ing cer­e­mony of the 2008 Bei­jing Sum­mer Olympics knows just how spec­tac­u­lar Chi­nese drum per­for­mances can be. Jigu! Thun­der

Drums of China stops in Santa Fe for a one-night per­for­mance that mixes tra­di­tional drum­ming with cut­ting-edge light­ing and spe­cial ef­fects. The show takes place on Tues­day, Nov. 2, at 7:30 p.m. at the Len­sic Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter (211 W. San Fran­cisco St.). Tick­ets are $20 to $62, avail­able from www.tick­etssantafe.org and by call­ing 988-1234. Gus­tav Holst was an teacher at a girls’ school in Ham­mer­smith when, in 1918, his com­po­si­tion The Plan­ets cat­a­pulted him to star­dom. Its seven move­ments, he re­ported, “were sug­gested by the astrological sig­nif­i­cance of the plan­ets.” This per­for­mance by the

Santa Fe Sym­phony and Cho­rus (Steven Smith con­duct­ing) will be ac­com­pa­nied by as­tro­nom­i­cal pro­jec­tions by José Fran­cisco Sal­gado of Chicago’s Adler Plan­e­tar­ium. Per­for­mances take place at 4 p.m. Satur­day, Oct. 30 ($10 to $40), and Sun­day, Oct. 31 ($20 to $70),

at the Len­sic Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter (211 W. San Fran­cisco St.), with De­bussy’s Noc­turnes in­cluded on Sun­day’s con­cert. There are free pre-con­cert lec­tures at 3 p.m. on both days. Tick­ets can be re­served at www.tick­etssantafe.org or by call­ing 988-1234.

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