Judith Reynolds

Position: Special to the Herald

Email: judithlreynolds@yahoo.com

Surrounded by sound in sacred space

Last weekend the Durango Choral Society gave its winter concert, “Saints and Sinners,” at First Methodist Church, which is possibly the best surround-sound space in town. The Fort Lewis College...

DATE: March 9, 2014 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

Guest soprano will warm your winter souls

It wasn’t long ago that soprano Veronica Turner, 30, dismissed Puccini. “When I started college,” Turner said “I didn’t like his music at all.” At the turn of the millennium, Turner was a vocal...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2014 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

A festival reinvented

Last weekend at the corner of Ninth Street and Third Avenue, a quiet revolution took place. An exploratory jam session turned St. Mark’s Episcopal Church into a cool jazz club. Loaded with...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2014 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

Music students have their own Morse code

At the center of Mike Morris’s senior recital Wednesday night, he’ll play his own Morse code. Called “Morris Code,” the new work has been written for jazz trio with Morris on drums, Spencer Church...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2013 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

Joshua Mietz is a storyteller with a clarinet

“At the heart of every great musical composition is a story.” So begins clarinetist Joshua Mietz in his program notes for his upcoming solo recital. Mietz is the featured performer in the next...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2013 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

Guest of honor is all about collaboration

More than 100 local opera fans attended Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin” at The MET Live in HD on Saturday. If you were spellbound by “Lenski’s Aria,” you can hear it again Friday at an unusual Fort...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2013 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

10-minute plays cut to chase at Arts Center

“Pontiac Granville. Convertible. Midnight Blue.” As if it were yesterday, Albert remembers the car he drove on his first date with Elizabeth. Etched in the chambers of memory, a first car is clear...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2013 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

No need to travel to New York City; opera comes here

This story is a triumph for small town America. Beginning Oct. 4, The MET: Live in HD will return to Durango. Ten transmissions of matinee performances at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2013 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

Romantics rejoice with local music festival opening

Opening the first full weekend of concerts for this year’s Music in the Mountains, an abundance of Brahms and Schumann’s “Spring” symphony seemed to set a Romantic tone. That’s been changed. The...

DATE: July 8, 2013 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

New York City’s Met Museum sets a high bar for protest art

Chances are you’ll find a flower painting or two in the upcoming Annual Juried Exhibit at the Durango Arts Center.Scheduled to open June 21, the exhibit is in its 37th year. That alone is something...

DATE: June 10, 2013 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

Busy musicians, actors shrug off ‘shoulder’ season

Mid May. It’s time for chamber music and 10-minute plays. The fifth annual Durango Chamber Music Festival got off to a colorful start Friday. “Rhythm, Romance and Revelry,” this year’s edition,...

DATE: May 13, 2013 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

One last chance to catch Swanson on the ivories

Fans of pianist Adam Swanson have one more chance to hear this ragtime wizard before spring turns to summer.Fresh from his triumphs at the first Ragtime Piano Festival at the Strater Hotel and his...

DATE: April 8, 2013 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

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