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Spencer Beckwith hosts a five-minute arts calendar featuring events in the area, and talks with local and national artists about upcoming performances and events.

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9:19 am
Thu July 25, 2013

Creativity for Peace Hosts a Musical "Feast for Peace"

Thurs. 7/25 10a:  Since 2003, Creativity for Peace, a Santa Fe-based nonprofit, has brought young women from Israel and Palestine to Santa Fe for a three-week summer program focused on building leaders and peacemakers.  The organization hosts a fundraising "Feast for Peace," with Middle Eastern food, music and dance, August 1 at the Scottish Rite Center.  Spencer Beckwith speaks with the Executive Director of Creativity for Peace, Dottie Indyke.

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9:21 am
Wed July 24, 2013

The Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival: Works by Thierry Lancino, Michael Hersch and Mario Lavista

Wed. 7/24 10a:  Spencer Beckwith talks with Artistic Director Marc Neikrug about several new and recent works featured in this year's Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival.  On August 11, Thierry Lancino's "Falling Angels," a Festival commission, will be given its world premiere by the Orion String Quartet; pianist Garrick Ohlsson performs a new work by Michael Hersch, "Tenebrae," on August 15; and Mario Lavista's "Marsias," for oboe and eight crystal glasses, will be performed on August 6.  All concerts take place in the St. Francis Auditorium.

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9:23 am
Fri July 19, 2013

The Santa Fe Opera 2013: Tenor Michael Fabiano

Fri. 7/19 10a:  Verdi's "La Traviata" runs from July 20 through August 22 at the Santa Fe Opera.  Outside on the Opera's patio, Spencer Beckwith talks with tenor Michael Fabiano who's singing the role of Alfredo in Laurent Pelly's restaging of his 2009 Santa Fe production.

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9:15 am
Thu July 18, 2013

Chatter 20/21 Collaborates with the Albuquerque Museum of Art

Thurs. 7/18 10a:  The Albuquerque Museum of Art welcomes the local chamber ensemble, Chatter 20/21, for a series of concerts looking at music inspired by the western landscape by contemporary American composers.  The series takes place on four consecutive Thursday evenings, July 25 through August 15, during the run of the Museum's exhibit, "Changing Perceptions of the Western Landscape."  Spencer Beckwith talks with the co-Artistic Director of Chatter, clarinetist and composer James Shields.

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9:21 am
Wed July 17, 2013

The Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival: "Music From the Time of Goya"

Wed. 7/17 10a:  Spencer Beckwith talks with the Artistic Director of the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Marc Neikrug, about a special Festival concert on July 27 in the St. Francis Auditorium.   "Reflection & Revolution:  Music From the Time of Goya 1746-1828," led by guitarist Richard Savino, is a multimedia exploration of the connection between art, music and social change.

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9:20 am
Fri July 12, 2013

The Santa Fe Opera 2013: Mezzo Joyce DiDonato

Fri. 7/12 10a:  Rossini's rarely-performed romantic drama, "La Donna del Lago," based on Sir Walter Scott's novel, "The Lady of the Lake," opens on July 13 at the Santa Fe Opera.  The production gives six performances through August 14.  Outside on the Opera's patio, Spencer Beckwith talks with the star of "La Donna del Lago," mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato.

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9:15 am
Thu July 11, 2013

The Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival's String Quartet Workshop

Thurs. 7/11 10a:  This year, the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival welcomes three young composers to Santa Fe for a week-long string quartet workshop.   The workshop culminates on July 26 in the St. Francis Auditorium with the Flux Quartet performing the young composers' works, along with the String Quartet No. 4 by the Festival's Artistic Director, Marc Neikrug.  Spencer Beckwith talks with Marc Neikrug about his hopes for the workshop.

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9:13 am
Wed July 10, 2013

PLAY Conservatory: Monster Summer

Wed. 7/10 10a:  Albuquerque's theatrical educational experience for kids, PLAY Conservatory, presents its Summer Stock 2013.  "Monster Summer," three plays about monsters performed by kids ages 7 to 19, runs from July 12 through August 17 in three Albuquerque venues.  Spencer Beckwith talks with the founder of PLAY Conservatory, director Jonathan Dunski.

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9:21 am
Fri July 5, 2013

The Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival's Albuquerque Concert Series

Fri. 7/5 10a:  This year, the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival hosts a series of four concerts in the Simms Performing Arts Center at Albuquerque Academy.  The series begins on July 17 and continues on consecutive Wednesday evenings through August 7.  Spencer Beckwith talks about the series with the Artistic Director of the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Marc Neikrug.

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9:18 am
Thu July 4, 2013

The Santa Fe Desert Chorale's Summer Festival 2013

Thurs. 7/4 10a:  Spencer Beckwith gets a preview of the Santa Fe Desert Chorale's summer season from its Executive Director, Andreas Tischhauser.  The 2013 Summer Festival, featuring five different programs of choral music, runs from July 11 through August 19, with concerts in both Santa Fe and Albuquerque.

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9:14 am
Wed July 3, 2013

The 2013 Santa Fe Opera Season: General Director Charles MacKay (Part Two)

Wed. 7/3 10a:  Outside on the patio of the Santa Fe Opera, Spencer Beckwith talks with Charles MacKay, the Opera's General Director.  Charles discusses the diversity of the audiences at the Opera, as well as what impact the Opera's season has on New Mexico's economy.  The Opera's 2013 season began on June 28 and continues through August 24.

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9:29 am
Fri June 28, 2013

The 2013 Santa Fe Opera Season: Director Lee Blakeley

Fri. 6/28 10a:  On June 28, a new production of Offenbach's comic operetta "The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein" opens the new season at the Santa Fe Opera.   The 2013 season continues through August 24, with five productions running in repertoire.  Outside in the Opera's Cantina, Spencer Beckwith is joined by the director of "The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein," Lee Blakeley.

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9:22 am
Thu June 27, 2013

The Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival's 2013 Season

Thurs. 6/27 10a:  Spencer Beckwith begins a summer-long series of conversations about the 2013 season of the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival with its Artistic Director, composer Marc Neikrug.  The 2013 Festival, featuring Artist-in-Residence, pianist Garrick Ohlsson, runs from July 14 through August 19, with concerts in both Santa Fe and Albuquerque.

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9:20 am
Wed June 26, 2013

The 2013 Santa Fe Opera Season: Soprano Susanna Phillips

Wed. 6/26 10a:  Opening June 29 at the Santa Fe Opera is a remounting of Jonathan Kent's 2008 production of Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro."  Singing the role of the Countess, as she did in the original production, is soprano Susanna Phillips.  Susanna's association with the Santa Fe Opera started in 2004 when she was part of the Opera's Apprentice Program.  Spencer Beckwith talks with Susanna Phillips outside in the Opera's cantina.

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8:44 am
Fri June 21, 2013

The 2013 Santa Fe Opera Season: General Director Charles MacKay (Part One)

Fri. 6/21 10a:  Offenbach's "The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein," Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro," Rossini's "La Donna del Lago," Verdi's "La Traviata" and a new opera by Theodore Morrison, "Oscar," based on the life of Oscar Wilde, are part of this summer's season at the Santa Fe Opera, from June 28 through August 24.  Spencer Beckwith is joined for a preview of the new season by Charles MacKay, the General Director of the Santa Fe Opera, outside in the Opera's cantina.

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9:16 am
Thu June 20, 2013

Concordia Santa Fe: "Primary Colors"

Thurs. 6/20 10a:  Spencer Beckwith speaks with flutist Kurt Carr, President of the wind and percussion ensemble, Concordia Santa Fe.  The ensemble's latest concert, "Primary Colors," on June 23 in the St. Francis Auditorium, features works for wind orchestra by American composers John Mackey, Frank Ticheli and Bob Margolis, along with works by Percy Grainger, Charles Griffes and Rimsky-Korsakov.

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9:14 am
Wed June 19, 2013

The 2013 New Mexico Classical Guitar Festival

Wed. 6/19 10a:  From June 20 through June 23, guitar lovers of all ages converge on the Albuquerque campus of the University of New Mexico for the annual New Mexico Classical Guitar Festival.  Along with workshops, classes and lectures, the Festival features concerts in UNM's Keller Hall with visiting guest artists, Benjamin Verdery, Marcin Dylla and Adam Larison.  Spencer Beckwith talks about the concerts with one of the organizers of the Festival, from the guitar faculty at Albuquerque Academy, Jeremy Mayne.

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11:43 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Currents 2013

Fri. 6/14 10a:  Santa Fe's international new media festival, Currents, returns from June 17 through June 30.  Regional, national and international new media artists are displaying, and often performing with, their work indoors and outdoors at locations all around the city.  Spencer Beckwith is joined by artist Frank Ragano, of Santa Fe's Parallel Studios, who organized the festival with his partner, Mariannah Amster.

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9:21 am
Thu June 13, 2013

Expressions of Joy

Thurs. 6/13 10a:  Spencer Beckwith speaks with Jeannine Kammann-Cessac, President of Expressions of Joy, Albuquerque's choir for adults with developmental disabilities and special needs. The choir invites the community to a musical celebration of summer, June 16 at Asbury United Methodist Church.

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9:19 am
Wed June 12, 2013

The 2013 Festival Djudeo Espanyol

Tues. 6/12 10a:  On June 14, 15 and 16, Congregation Nahalat Shalom in Albuquerque celebrates the Spanish Jewish presence in New Mexico.  The third annual Festival features panel discussions, demonstrations, lectures and performances looking at the Sephardic/Crypto-Jewish culture of the Southwest.  Spencer Beckwith talks with one of the organizers of the Festival Djudeo Espanyol, Maria Apodaca.

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9:35 am
Fri June 7, 2013

The Taos School of Music's 2013 Summer Music Festival

Fri. 5/31 10a:  The  Borromeo, Shanghai and Brentano String Quartets, pianists Robert McDonald and Thomas Sauer, and violist Michael Tree are the faculty members in residence this summer at the Taos School of Music.  From June 16 through August 4, as part of the School's 51st Annual Chamber Music Festival, the faculty and their students perform in concerts at both the Taos Community Auditorium and the Hotel St. Bernard in the Taos Ski Valley.  Spencer Beckwith is joined by the Executive Director of the Taos School of Music, Kathleen Anderson Knox.

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9:23 am
Thu June 6, 2013

The 2013 Festival Flamenco Internacional de Albuquerque

Thurs. 5/30 10a:  From June 10 through June 15 at locations around the city, the 26th edition of the Festival Flamenco Internacional de Albuquerque hosts classes, master classes and workshops, as well as performances by a variety of international flamenco artists.  Spencer Beckwith speaks with the Director of the Festival, head of Albuquerque's National Institute of Flamenco, Eva Encinias Sandoval.

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9:20 am
Tue June 4, 2013

De Profundis, "A Celtic Collage"

Tues. 6/4 10a:  Albuquerque's male a cappella ensemble, de Profundis, raises funds for its trip to Wales in June 2014 with an evening of Celtic music, food and drink, June 7 at The Kosmos in Albuquerque.  Spencer Beckwith talks with the founder and director of de Profundis, David Poole.

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9:27 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Chamber Music Albuquerque's June Music Festival

Fri. 5/31 10a:  Chamber Music Albuquerque brings two ensembles to New Mexico for its 72nd annual June Music Festival.   The recently-formed piano trio, Martinez Urioste Brey, is in concert in the Simms Center at Albuquerque Academy on June 9, and Cuarteto Latinoamericano gives two concerts:  a program of tango music, with bandoneonista Daniel Binelli, on June 14 at Las Puertas in downtown Albuquerque, and a classical program of music for string quartet, on June 16 in the Simms Center.

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9:24 am
Thu May 30, 2013

Albuquerque's New Chorus, Soli Musica

Thurs. 5/30 10a:  Spencer Beckwith speaks with Vera Kleinhenz, Artistic Director of Soli Musica, the chorus she founded in 2012.  Soli Musica presents "Amens and Alleluias: A Celebration of Spiritual and Gospel Music," on May 31, June 1 and June 2 at Asbury United Methodist Church in Albuquerque, and on June 8 at the Rio Rancho United Methodist Church.

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9:22 am
Wed May 29, 2013

Broadway in New Mexico: "Jersey Boys"

Wed. 5/29 10a:  The national tour of "Jersey Boys" is on stage at Albuquerque's Popejoy Hall from May 24 through June 2.  The 2005 Broadway musical looks at the career and songs of the 1960s singing group, The Four Seasons.  Spencer Beckwith talks with one of the two actors playing Frankie Valli, the lead singer of The Four Seasons, in "Jersey Boys," Hayden Milanes.

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9:28 am
Fri May 17, 2013

John Donald Robb's "Requiem"

Fri. 5/17 10a:  The New Mexico Performing Arts Society and the Robb Musical Trust at the University of New Mexico are joint presenters of the first New Mexico performance of a newly-orchestrated version of John Donald Robb's "Requiem," May 23 in the St. Francis Auditorium in Santa Fe.  The "Requiem" was the last major work of the noted 20th Century New Mexico composer, written in 1985 when Robb was 93.  Spencer Beckwith is joined by the President of the New Mexico Performing Arts Society, Linda Marianiello.

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9:25 am
Thu May 16, 2013

The Outpost Performance Space Celebrates its 25th Anniversary

Thurs. 5/16 10a:  Spencer Beckwith speaks with Tom Guralnick, the Founder and Executive Director of Albuquerque's jazz venue, the Outpost Performance Space.  On May 24, the Outpost celebrates its 25th anniversary with a gala dinner and concert, featuring Mavis Staples, at the Albuquerque Museum of Art.

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9:22 am
Wed May 15, 2013

Adult Night at the Explora

Wed. 5/15 10a:  On Friday night, May 17, visitors 18 and over will have the Explora Museum in Albuquerque all to themselves.  In addition to the over 200 hands-on exhibits at the Museum, there will be night sky viewing with members of the Albuquerque Astronomical Society and live music from E. Christina Herr and Wild Frontier.  Spencer Beckwith gets a preview of the event from the Explora's Elena Baca.

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8:50 am
Fri May 10, 2013

The Albuquerque Boy Choir's Spring Concert

Fri. 5/10 10a:  Boys ages 6 to 18 from across the Albuquerque area make up the four choral groups of the Albuquerque Boy Choir.  The Choir's annual spring concert is May 18 at Albuquerque's First Presbyterian Church.   Spencer Beckwith is joined by the Artistic Director of the choir, Edmund Torrez.


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