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Spencer Beckwith

Producer

Spencer Beckwith produces arts and culture pieces for KUNM.

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Thurs. 3/29 10a:  THE SHOW, a group of young comic improv performers from Albuquerque and Santa Fe, is in residence weekend nights at The Box Performance Space in downtown Albuquerque. 

Wed. 3/28 10a:  Young singers from high schools, colleges and universities throughout New Mexico compete for prizes in the 2012 Vocal Artistry Art Song Competition this weekend on the campus of the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. 

Fri. 3/23 10a:  Two one-act operas by Giacomo Puccini close the 39th
season of Albuquerque's Opera Southwest.  "Suor Angelica" and "Gianni
Schicch" run from March 23 - April 1 at the National Hispanic Cultural
Center. 

Fri. 3/23 9a:   KUNM presents two hours of classical music recorded live in concert in New Mexico.  Guillermo Figueroa and the Figueroa Project Chamber Orchestra perform Beethoven's 2nd Symphony at the Kimo Theater and Roger Melone leads the New Mexico Symphonic Chorus and Orchestra in Mozart's Requiem at the National Hispanic Cultural Center.  Spencer Beckwith hosts.

Thur. 3/22 10a:  The University of New Mexico's John Donald Robb Composers' Symposium, an annual celebration of new music, honors the contributions of the composer who was the Dean of UNM's College of Fine Arts from 1942 to 1957. 

Wed. 3/21 10a:  The newly-formed New Mexico Philharmonic continues its inaugural season with two concerts this spring in Albuquerque neighborhoods:  March 24 at the Central United Methodist Church and April 14 at Congregation Albert.  

Fri. 3/16 10a:  On March 17 in Keller Hall at UNM, Albuquerque's contemporary chamber ensemble, Chatter 20-21, presents the world premiere of "Spaces of Night," a song cycle for organ, strings and mezzo-soprano, based on poems by Stephen Crane.  

Thurs. 3/15 10a:  Three members of the adventurous Austin, Texas-based classical band, REVEL, help The Albuquerque Chamber Soloists end their current season with a gala concert on March 25 at Immanuel Presbyterian Church. 

Fri. 3/09 10a:  The members of Dancing Earth, Santa Fe's indigenous contemporary dance ensemble, are joined by special guest artists for "Night of Stars*Moon*Water," a festival of indigenous performing arts, March 9 and 10 at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque.  

Thurs. 3/08 10a:  On March 10 and 11 at the Kimo Theater in
Albuquerque, the Figueroa Project presents a rare, fully-staged
performance of Stravinsky's 1918 theatrical work, "L'Histoire du
Soldat." 

Wed. 3/07 10a: "Opera 201," a four-hour session on the art of opera for both aficionados and neophytes,  is presented on March 17 in Steiren Hall at the Santa Fe Opera. 

The National Dance Institute of New Mexico

Fri. 3/01 10a:  Proceeds from the fundraising event will support the ongoing renovation of the historic Hiland Theater, NDI-NM's Albuquerque home. 

Thurs. 3/1 10a   Students in the University of New Mexico's opera program present two one-act operas, "The Beautiful Bridegroom," a 2009 work by Dan Shore, and "I Pagliacci" by Rugierro Leoncavallo, March 2-4 in Keller Hall in the UNM Center for the Arts in Albuquerque.  Host Spencer Beckwith speaks with the co-director of UNM's Opera Theatre, Leslie Umphrey.

Wed. 2/29 10a:  On March 4 at the Adobe Theater in Albuquerque, professional singers from the area join forces with young vocalists for a concert benefiting the non-profit music education organization, Opera Unlimited.  Host Spencer Beckwith talks with Jane Hoffman, who, along with her husband, Cy Hoffman, is the founder of Opera Unlimited.

Spencer speaks with Ginger Richardson, Vice President of the non-profit, private research center, Santa Fe Institute.

http://www.nmschoolforthearts.org/

New Mexico – Next fall, talented students from across New Mexico will have the opportunity to study at a new, state-sponsored charter high school. The New Mexico School for the Arts in Santa Fe will offer pre-professional training in dance, music, theater and visual arts.

The school is now accepting applications for the Fall 2010 semester.

KUNM's Spencer Beckwith spoke with the head of the school, James Ledyard. He asked what kind of students the school is looking for.

via www.unm.edu

This year marks the 200th anniversary of the births of two important figures in Western art and science: Felix Mendelssohn and Charles Darwin.

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