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San Juan Symphony delivers peaceful ending

The final phrase of Sunday’s San Juan Symphony concert came down to a quiet prayer for peace: “Dona nobis pacem.” Soprano Gemma Kavanagh sang her last supplication, then stood still while the...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: Music

College welcomes new top brass

People who ventured out in the rain Sunday afternoon were treated to a splendid trumpet recital at Fort Lewis College. Marc Reed, the new brass man in the Music Department, dazzled a small but...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Music

Symphony brings ‘Community’

Community means many things to many people. And for Arthur Post, coming up with just one definition of the word isn’t any easier. The musical director and conductor of the San Juan Symphony chose...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Music

Concert is a sentimental journey for violinist

If only briefly, violinist Katarzyna Maria Sokol-Borup has returned to Durango. Known as Kasia to friends and music lovers, the much beloved former Fort Lewis College faculty member will perform in...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Music

Baby steps lead to guitar mastery

A 3-year-old could say that you don’t play a guitar with your feet and that the strings stretch across the frets and not the floor. And yet early Saturday morning, a group of preschoolers, some...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Music

Murphey ‘can’t wait’ for Strater show

It’s fun to hear a guy who’s been around the block as many times as Michael Martin Murphey get revved up to play a 200-seat gig.“I was born in the wrong era – I’m a throwback – and that’s why I...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Music

Metallica gets weird with Reed

Lou Reed and Metallica, “Lulu” (Vertigo)I’m still not sure if this is the worst piece of junk to be produced in album form in the last 20 years, or genius at a level so brilliant it’s beyond my...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Music

Music: Language understood by all

Call it a freak of nature: Snowy weather forced the cancellation Saturday of Scottish singer and multi-instrumentalist Julie Fowlis’ concert in Bethlehem, Pa. But here in the sunny Rocky Mountains,...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Music

A veteran goes Dutch

Ed Stasium is a man who can share some stories. A music industry veteran for more than 40 years, Stasium’s stellar résumé as a record producer includes the likes of The Ramones, Living Colour,...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Music

Bogguss looks to teach kids a lesson

For an award-winning country star like Suzy Bogguss, a lifelong love affair with American music was just part of growing up.So when Bogguss was on tour in 2008 with Garrison Keillor and his...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Music

Guys or Dolls?

DATE: Oct. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Music

Singer to perform folk opera at FLC

Modern music and classic literature will combine Thursday at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College.“Hadestown” is a folk opera by Vermont singer-songwriter Anais Mitchell, who rewrote...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Music

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