Spencer Beckwith

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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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9:21 am
Fri June 8, 2012

The Taos School of Music's Summer Chamber Music Festival

Fri. 6/08 10a:  The Taos School of Music celebrates its 50th anniversary season this year, welcoming students from around the world for an eight-week immersion in chamber music technique and performance.  Host Spencer Beckwith speaks with the Executive Director of the Taos School of Music, Kathleen Anderson Knox, about the School's 2012 summer chamber music festival, which takes place from June 17-August 5.

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9:19 am
Thu June 7, 2012

The 2012 Festival Flamenco Internacional de Albuquerque

Thurs. 6/07 10a:  Four flamenco companies from Spain travel to New Mexico for the 25th anniversary season of the Flamenco Festival Internacional de Albuquerque.  The Festival takes place June 10-16, with performances at both Rodey Theater at the University of New Mexico and the National Hispanic Cultural Center.  Host Spencer
Beckwith talks with the Founder and Artistic Director of the Festival, head of the National Institute of Flamenco, Eva Encinias-Sandoval.

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9:05 am
Wed June 6, 2012

A Summer Music Series in Rio Rancho's City Parks

Wed. 6/06 10a:  The Rio Rancho Symphonic Band and the Rio Rancho Dance Band perform in parks all around Rio Rancho this summer, in a series hosted by the City's Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department.  Host Spencer Beckwith speaks with the founder and director of the Rio Rancho Symphonic Band, John C. Emory.

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6:14 am
Fri June 1, 2012

The Santa Fe Marimba Festival

Fri. 6/01 10a:  International and local marimba virtuosos perform June 6-9 in the first annual Santa Fe Marimba Festival. The celebration includes all kinds of music for marimba in venues all around the city:  the  Lensic Performing Arts Center, the St. Francis Auditorium and the gazebo in the Santa Fe Plaza.  Host Spencer
Beckwith speaks with the Artistic Director of the Festival, Santa Fe percussionist Sam Lunt.

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6:58 am
Thu May 31, 2012

A Big Band Extravaganza opens "Jazz and Blues Under The Stars"

Thurs. 5/31 10a:  The New Mexico Jazz Workshop's summer series, Jazz and Blues Under The Stars, begins June 2 in the amphitheater at the Albuquerque Museum of Art with The Albuquerque Jazz Orchestra and guest artist, saxophonist, vocalist and arranger, Matt Catingub.  Host Spencer Beckwith speaks with the director of the Albuquerque Jazz Orchestra, saxophonist Glenn Kostur.

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6:12 am
Wed May 30, 2012

The New Mexico Festival of Harps Concert

Wed. 5/30 10a:  Fifteen harp players from Albuquerque and beyond come together, under the direction of David Felberg,  for a concert of classical and folk selections, and original compositions, June 2 at St. Michael and All Angels Church in Albuquerque.  Host Spencer Beckwith talks with one of the organizers of the New Mexico Festival of Harps, folk harpist Kathy Wimmer.

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6:29 am
Fri May 25, 2012

Chamber Music Albuquerque's 71st Annual June Music Festival

Fri. 5/25 10a:  One of the longest standing musical traditions in Albuquerque, the June Music Festival, presented by Chamber Music Albuquerque, returns to the Simms Performing Arts Center, June 1-9, with concerts by The Fine Arts Quartet and the Philippe Quint Quintet.  Host Spencer Beckwith speaks with the President of Chamber Music Albuquerque's Board of Directors, Jonathon Gerson.

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6:27 am
Thu May 24, 2012

The 2012 Albuquerque Folk Festival

Thurs. 5/24 10a:  The Albuquerque Folk Festival returns for its 14th season on June 2.  This year, the all-day event moves to a new location, the International Balloon Museum.  Host Spencer Beckwith talks with the Festival's director, Gary Libman.

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6:13 am
Wed May 23, 2012

The Dolls present "Sex and the Burque"

Wed. 5/23 10a:  Albuquerque's comic drag troupe, The Dolls, pays homage to the HBO series, "Sex and the City," with a new original show, "Sex and the Burque", May 10-27 at the Aux Dog Theater in Albuquerque.  Host Spencer Beckwith speaks with The Dolls' Bradd Howard, who is both the director of the show and one of the performers in it.

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8:18 am
Fri May 18, 2012

The Santa Fe Symphony's Season Finale

Fri. 5/18 10a:  The 2011-2012 season of the Santa Fe Symphony comes to a conclusion with music of Lalo, Stravinsky, Copland and New Mexico composer Daniel Davis, May 20 at the Lensic Performing Arts Center.  Host Spencer Beckwith speaks with the Music Director of the Santa Fe Symphony, Steven Smith.

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6:20 am
Thu May 17, 2012

Sunday Chatter presents Samuel Barber's "Hermit Songs"

Thurs. 5/17 10a:  Samuel Barber's rarely-performed song cycle, "Hermit Songs," will be presented by Sunday Chatter at The Kosmos in Albuquerque on May 20.  Host Spencer Beckwith talks with pianist Amy Greer, who performs the work with mezzo-soprano Jacqueline Zander-Wall.

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6:08 am
Wed May 16, 2012

"Love and Emma Goldman: A Rock Opera"

Wed. 5/16 10a:  Wise Fool New Mexico presents a new, original rock opera about the life of the early 20th Century labor organizer and anarchist, Emma Goldman, May 17-20 at the Armory for the Arts in Santa Fe.  Host Spencer Beckwith speaks with the the librettist and director of "Love and Emma Goldman," Sarah-Jane Moody.

Entertainment
6:25 am
Fri May 11, 2012

UNM's Outreach Concert Series

Fri. 5/11 10a:  Students of Dr. Karl Hinterbichler, Professor of Music at the University of New Mexico, head out into the Albuquerque community this month for a series of concerts at unusual venues, including a homeless shelter and a juvenile detention center. 

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6:22 am
Thu May 10, 2012

The Sangre de Cristo Chorale presents Brahms' Requiem

Thurs. 5/10 10a:  The 50 members of the Sangre de Cristo Chorale present a chamber version of Brahms' German Requiem on May 12 at the United Church of Los Alamos and on May 13 at Santa Fe's Santa Maria de la Paz Church. 

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Entertainment
6:09 am
Wed May 9, 2012

The Zia Singers' Mother's Day Dessert Concert

Wed. 5/9 10a:  Santa Fe's women's chorus, the Zia Singers, presents a program of music from Broadway in a dessert concert on Mother's Day afternoon at the Santa Fe Elks Lodge. 

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Entertainment
6:28 am
Fri May 4, 2012

The Canticum Novum Chorus and Orchestra

Fri. 5/410a:  Rarely heard works by Bach, Mozart, Haydn and Francesco Corselli are featured when Canticum Novum closes its current season on May 5 and 6 at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel in Santa Fe. 

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Entertainment
6:24 am
Thu May 3, 2012

The Sky Velvet Vassar Music Foundation's Fundraising Concert

Thurs. 5/3 10a:  On May 4 at the Historic Old San Ysidro Church in Corrales, local musicians will raise funds for an Albuquerque non-profit, The Sky Velvet Vassar Music Foundation, which provides scholarships to New Mexico's young musicians. 

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Entertainment
6:19 am
Wed May 2, 2012

The Los Alamos Community Winds

Wed. 5/2 10a:  The all-volunteer concert band, the Los Alamos Community Winds, celebrates Cinco de Mayo with a program of music and dance from Mexico, May 5 at the Crossroads Bible Church. 

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Entertainment
6:20 am
Fri April 20, 2012

The Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra

Fri. 4/20 10a:  The all-volunteer Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra closes out its 65th season with music of Dvorak, Mozart and Kalinnikov on April 27 at the Crossroads Bible Church. 

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Entertainment
6:17 am
Thu April 19, 2012

David Felberg Plays Shostakovich

Thurs. 4/19 10a:  The New Mexico Philharmonic closes its inaugural season at Popejoy Hall in Albuquerque on April 21 with music by Russian composers.  Guest conductor Uriel Segal leads the orchestra in music of Mussorgsky, Borodin, and Shostakovich. 

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Entertainment
6:02 am
Wed April 18, 2012

The Taos Community Chorus

Wed. 4/18 10a:  From April 28 through May 6, the singers of the Taos Community Chorus travel around the Taos area with their spring concert, to venues in Dixon, Arroyo Seco, Taos and Ranchos de Taos. 

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Entertainment
6:24 am
Fri April 6, 2012

Concert Spotlighting New Mexico Composer John Kennedy

Fri. 4/6 10a:  Albuquerque's contemporary chamber ensemble, Chatter 20-21, celebrates the music of New Mexico composer John Kennedy in a special concert on April 13 at the Kosmos. 

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Entertainment
6:21 am
Thu April 5, 2012

New Mexico's Enchantment Brass

Thurs. 4/5 10a:  The Enchantment Brass, New Mexico's professional brass ensemble, performs on April 15 as part of the community concert series at Albuquerque's St. John's United Methodist Church. 

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Entertainment
6:02 am
Wed April 4, 2012

The Santa Fe Opera's 2012 Spring Opera Tour

Wed. 4/4 10a:  From mid-April through early May, two young singers from the Santa Fe Opera's Apprentice Program will tour communities across New Mexico and western Texas performing in school programs and community concerts. 

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Entertainment
6:31 am
Fri March 30, 2012

The Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival's 40th Anniversary Season

Fri. 3/30 10a:  Celebrating its 40th anniversary this summer, the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival will welcome special guest performers and composers and will, for the first time, include a three-day symposium, on the science of music and healing. 

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Entertainment
6:24 am
Thu March 29, 2012

Albuquerque's Comic Improv Ensemble, THE SHOW

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. 

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Entertainment
6:08 am
Wed March 28, 2012

The 2012 Vocal Artistry Art Song Competition

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. 

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Entertainment
9:30 am
Fri March 23, 2012

Opera Southwest presents Puccini's "Suor Angelica" and "Gianni Schicchi"

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. 

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music
8:49 am
Thu March 22, 2012

New Mexico Live in Concert

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.

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Performance New Mexico
8:22 am
Thu March 22, 2012

UNM's John Donald Robb Composers' Symposium

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. 

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