Arts & Entertainment

Symphony launches 26th season

Be careful what you wish for.The San Juan Symphony opened its 26th season Sunday with pianist Norman Krieger and a second hearing of Sam Cardon’s “Song of the Mountain Poets.” Both have been on my...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Music

Krieger back for opener

After last year’s silver anniversary season of the San Juan Symphony, musical director and maestro Arthur Post was thankful. And as symphonies nationwide from Philadelphia to Albuquerque crumble in...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Music

Wilco’s new CD ‘The Whole Love’ wholly enjoyable

With a burst of distortion, Wilco delivers a sonic blast at the outset of “The Whole Love” that’s a sign of what is to come over the 12 songs that span the spectrum from plaintive ballad to all-out...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Music

Cello concert to kick off Fort Lewis recital season

As she has done in the past, cellist Katherine Jetter will launch a series of recitals Sunday given by the music faculty at Fort Lewis College.Jetter said The Alexander Murray Faculty Recital...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Music

Bluegrass Meltdown festival gets head-start

In its 16-year history, the Durango Bluegrass Meltdown has become a springtime tradition, bringing bluegrass music each April to venues throughout town. It’s an early kickoff to festival season,...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Music

Small town, big music

Halfway through Chatham County Line’s set on Saturday, a great wind rushed Reservoir Hill in Pagosa Springs, rustling the crowd of 4,000-plus like autumn leaves. Lead guitarist Dave Wilson leaned...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Music

Festival closes with true fanfare

Take one Rachmaninoff concerto.Add two contrasting fanfares. Toss in a Liszt rhapsody made popular by two Bugs Bunny cartoons. Stir in a little show biz and you have a recipe for a razzle-dazzle...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Music

Starting them early Teacher opens Suzuki school for guitarists

When her mom signed her up to play flute because it seemed feminine, the seeds of change were sown in the mind of Ruth Cutcher.Switching instruments at 16 to something more masculine – the guitar –...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Music

South Korean pianist dazzles in the rain

One uncooperative player just wouldn’t quit.Despite pleas, supplications and eyes beseeching the heavens, the rain would not stop. It came down steadily throughout Saturday’s concert at Music in...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Music

Festival wrapping up its silver season

Music in the Mountains, Durango’s three-week classical music festival celebrating 25 years, is down to its final hours.But there is a lot of fun to be had before the clock runs out on the 2011...

DATE: July 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Music

Gluzman makes the most of short visit

Vadim Gluzman thought this would be the year, but time is a cruel master.“You know how goals are – we were trying to figure out how and when to do it, but there’s always next year,” Gluzman said...

DATE: July 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Music

Master classes a bargain at any price

“Imagine a man with a big round belly sitting in a German beer hall listening to this.” Violinist Philippe Quint offered this unusual suggestion after he interrupted Chloe Trevor playing the first...

DATE: July 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Music

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