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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.

Spencer Beckwith reports on the arts for KUNM. For ten years, until March of 2014, Spencer was the producer and host of KUNM's "Performance New Mexico," a weekday morning arts program that included interviews with musicians, writers and performers. Spencer is a graduate of the acting program at the Juilliard School, and, before moving to New Mexico in 2002, was for many years a professional actor based in New York City.