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.
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.
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.
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. 3/1 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.
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.