Ran­dom Acts

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Son Como Son heats up the fi­nal Mu­sic on the Hill con­cert at St. John’s; We Are the West mes­mer­izes the Scot­tish Rite Cen­ter; Leni Stern sings blues on the Bandstand; the Taos School of Mu­sic per­forms two pro­grams; Santa Fe Desert Cho­rale chan­nels Venice; Son of Town Hall floats into the San Miguel Mis­sion; Cal Haines ush­ers the Flora Purim Pro­ject onto the Plaza stage

The fi­nal con­cert in St. John’s Col­lege’s 10th an­nual Mu­sic on the Hill con­cert se­ries fea­tures the salsa, merengue, and cha-cha band Son Como Son play­ing on Wed­nes­day, July 22. Singer/trom­bon­ist César Bau­val­let is mu­si­cal di­rec­tor for the group that was founded in 1993. A na­tive of Cuba, he be­gan per­form­ing in Ha­vana cabarets at sev­en­teen and toured in­ter­na­tion­ally in his twen­ties. He has played in the Or­ches­tra Cubana de Música Moderna and in Dizzy Gillespie’s All-Star Or­ches­tra (se­lected by the Cuban jazz star Ar­turo San­doval). Son Como Son, based in Al­bu­querque, is a big combo full of di­verse tal­ent, in­clud­ing lead vo­cal­ists Vic­tor Ro­driguez of Puerto Rico and Lester Ro­driguez of Cuba and oth­ers play­ing trum­pet, trom­bone, con­gas, pi­ano, bass, and drums. The free con­cert is pre­sented on the ath­letic field at St. John’s Col­lege, 1160 Camino de Cruz Blanca, at 6 p.m. For de­tails, call 505-984-6000 or visit www.sjc.edu. — Paul Wei­de­man

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