Position: Special to the Herald

Email: judithlreynolds@yahoo.com

About: Judith Reynolds is an arts journalist and member of the American Theater Critics Association.

Young musicians show what they’re made of in San Juan Symphony Youth Orchestra

Last Monday, Lech Usinowicz walked into to his Youth Symphony rehearsal 15 minutes late. The orchestra was already playing, “as they should,” Usinowicz said with a smile. He had just finished a...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

Choral Society celebrates holiday with traditional program

The winning request in Linda Mack Berven’s rolling City Market poll is the song “O Holy Night.” “People stop me in the aisle,” Mack Berven said. “People literally stop me all year long. They ask if...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

The MET Live to screen encore performance of ‘Samson et Dalila’

Heads up. The MET Live in HD will present an encore performance of Camille Saint-Saëns’ “Samson et Dalila” on Saturday at Fort Lewis College. “Encore” means a filmed version of a live performance...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Met goes to the movies with ‘Marnie’

Packed into the new opera “Marnie,” Freud, Jung, the #MeToo Movement and the conventions of psychological thrillers are all traveling companions. Co-commissioned by the Metropolitan and English...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Orchestra marks Bernstein Centennial – one more time

“My idea,” Music Director Thomas Heuser said in an interview earlier this year about the Bernstein centennial (1918-2018), “was to present works of a celebratory nature, works with the same kind of...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

Puccini mines U.S. Gold Rush in latest Met Live in HD

Giacomo Puccini’s “La Fanciulla del West” (“The Girl of the Golden West”) is a spaghetti opera filled with more clichés than a horse has flies. Based on a popular melodrama by American playwright...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Changes announced for MET Live in HD shows

On Oct. 13, the MET Live in HD officially began at Fort Lewis College. It was a so-called “encore” performance, not the originally scheduled live stream on Oct. 6, as schedule by the Met itself....

DATE: Oct. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Review: Merely Players celebrate Jane Austen in historic library

No doubt about it, “Sense and Sensibility” is a sacred text for Jane Austen fans. Published anonymously in 1811, the story of the Dashwood family has enjoyed innumerable iterations and fierce...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

‘Space speaks’: Merely Players to perform at Old Fort Lewis

“When we saw the library at the Old Historic Fort site, we knew it would be perfect for our production of ‘Sense and Sensibility,’” said Mona Wood-Patterson. “Space speaks. There’s a high ceiling...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Quadrivium launches opera season in recital format

The program for “A Night at the Opera” is so full, it brims with operatic snapshots from Handel to Stravinsky. Solos, duets, trios and quartets will unfold both familiar and new works and probably...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

Thought-provoking art on display in FLC faculty show

A new, lighter-than-air wall sculpture by Jay Dougan anchors the Fort Lewis College Art Gallery exhibit this month. Centered on the west wall, “R.W. Quilt” is a pristine visual puzzle. Created on...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

San Juan Symphony presents family concerts with ‘Peter and the Wolf’

“‘Peter and the Wolf’ is the perfect music to introduce classical music to the next generation,” said Thomas Heuser. Heuser is music director of the San Juan Symphony, our regional orchestra, and...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

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