Judith Reynolds

Position: Special to the Herald

Email: judithlreynolds@yahoo.com

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

San Juan Symphony weaves magic of storytelling

A sultan, a faithless queen, emirs, wazirs, lords, grandees, pirates, carnivals and shipwrecks. A pair of star-crossed lovers. Beauty and the Beast. Tom Thumb. And, most of all, one very smart...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Music

Merely Players brings ‘Doubt’ to Second Avenue

“Doubt: A Parable” will open Friday at Durango Arts Center . It will run only two weekends and will close with a matinee performance Feb. 24. Chances are you’ve seen the 2008 movie starring Meryl...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Quadrivium continues outreach with vocal music concerts in Durango, Bayfield

Animal lovers, rejoice: A concert just for you is on the immediate horizon. Titled “Wild Kingdom,” the concert will feature “music about all things that scurry, bound and fly,” said Kerry Ginger,...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Music

Carmen: The book, the opera, the sizzling seductress

The opera about a seductive gypsy who tempts an upright soldier then deserts him for a sexy bullfighter is not exactly family fare. But it is very French. In the 1870s, upcoming composer Georges...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Music in the Mountains making a move

After 32 years performing at Purgatory Resort, Music in the Mountains, the area’s summer classical music festival, will change venues. All Festival Orchestra concerts will now be performed in the...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Music

The Met’s ‘Adriana Lecouvreur’: A lesson in love triangles

When the real Adriana Lecouvreur died in Paris on March 30, 1730, she was only 37. Rumors spread that she had been poisoned by the Duchesse de Bouillon, her rival for the love of Maurice de Saxe. ...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Music

St. Mark’s boldly launches new year with flute quartets

Combining classical favorites with unusual new finds, the St. Mark’s Recital Series does it again. On Jan. 11, the series will continue with “Flute Quartets,” a program beginning and ending with...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Music

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

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