Spencer Beckwith


Spencer Beckwith produces arts and culture pieces for KUNM.


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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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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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

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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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Performance New Mexico
7:15 am
Wed March 21, 2012

The New Mexico Philharmonic's Neighborhood Concerts

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.  

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Performance New Mexico
6:12 am
Fri March 16, 2012

New Mexico Composer Frederick Frahm's New Song Cycle

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.  

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Performance New Mexico
6:06 am
Thu March 15, 2012

REVEL, The Classical Band

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. 

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Performance New Mexico
6:38 am
Fri March 9, 2012

Dancing Earth's "Night of Stars*Moon*Water"

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.  

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Performance New Mexico
6:10 am
Thu March 8, 2012

The Figueroa Project presents "L'Histoire du Soldat"

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

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Performance New Mexico
6:26 am
Wed March 7, 2012

The Santa Fe Opera Guild's "Opera 201"

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. 

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Performance New Mexico
6:14 am
Fri March 2, 2012

Fundraising Dance-A-Thon for The National Dance Institute of New Mexico

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. 

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Performance New Mexico
6:01 am
Thu March 1, 2012

UNM's Opera Theatre Performs at Keller Hall

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.

Performance New Mexico
11:57 am
Wed February 29, 2012

Fundraising Concert for Albuquerque's Opera Unlimited

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.

Performance New Mexico
9:38 am
Fri February 24, 2012

Santa Fe Institute's Community Lecture Series

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

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Spencer Beckwith On The Arts

Spencer Beckwith covers the performing arts in Northern and Central New Mexico.  From 2004 through March of 2014, he hosted and produced KUNM's "Performance New Mexico," a weekday morning program that included announcements from the KUNM Arts Calendar, as well as interviews with musicians, writers and performers. Since April of 2014, Spencer has contributed semimonthly segments on the performing arts to KUNM's weekend news shows.

Performance Today

A two-hour program of classical music performances, recorded live.

KUNM Local
3:55 pm
Tue January 5, 2010

New School to Focus on the Arts


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.

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KUNM Local
6:25 pm
Wed November 11, 2009

Surprising Parallels Between Art and Science: Darwin and Mendelssohn

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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