Position: Special to the Herald

Email: judithlreynolds@yahoo.com

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

Festival offering 10 free concerts

Who's afraid of "Peter and the Wolf"? Not me. Prokofiev's storytelling introduction to the orchestra appears to be for children, but it's got universal appeal. Among the 10 free musical events...

DATE: July 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Reflecting on two gents of the West

Transitions. Last week while on a long Western trip, I encountered two young men celebrating early-July birthdays. Under different circumstances, I spent time with each. Their personal lives have...

DATE: July 14, 2009 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

What's in a name?

"Transfigured Night" is the Clavier Trio's title for its July 28 concert in Roshong Recital Hall. The title comes directly from a haunting work by a 20th century master, Arnold Schönberg.Don't be...

DATE: July 14, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Transfigured night

What luck. This summer the Clavier Trio will fill three concert slots in the Music in the Mountains calendar.For starters, anyone who has crammed into Roshong Recital Hall on the Fort Lewis College...

DATE: July 14, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Music in the Mountains starts Friday

To paraphrase an ancient text: The table is set. The banquet is ready. Let no one go forth in July without music.Durango's premiere cultural event, Music in the Mountains, begins its 23rd season...

DATE: July 7, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Festival takes new look, new direction

Now it seems obvious "¡Pasión!" would be the theme for the 23rd Music in the Mountains festival. Given Guillermo Figueroa's ethnic heritage, the spelling is strictly Spanish.And with a new theme as...

DATE: July 7, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Winking at the American musical

Jeepers. The gods of musical comedy have smiled on the Henry Strater Theatre."Dames at Sea," a spoof of American feel-good musicals, opened last weekend for a summerlong run. Sparkling and silly,...

DATE: June 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Four reasons to see theater this summer

A charmer. A brilliant political leader. A hypochondriac. A brave chorine. These are four characters I'm looking forward to seeing on stage this summer.Only the chorus girl, an ambitious little...

DATE: June 9, 2009 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

Animas Music Fest back for 16th year

Percussionist John Pennington may be flourishing at Augustana College these days, but he hasn't forgotten Durango.When the former professor of music at Fort Lewis College left a year ago for a...

DATE: May 29, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Chamber music kicks out the doldrums

They're at it again.C. Scott Hagler and Kasia Sokol apparently have recharged their musical batteries. Now that the academic year and concert season are over and we're drifting in the wake of...

DATE: May 15, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Lessons learned on white sands of Fla. beach

What's going to happen to the Durango Arts Center? Will we ever see melodrama again in this town? Will the college ever stage another summer of Shakespeare? What's happened to the famous...

DATE: May 12, 2009 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

Violinist Kasia Sokol concludes St. Mark's series

"Now it's time for dessert," violinist Kasia Sokol said as she prepared to play the final work in her recital Friday evening."Five Pieces" by Dmitri Shostakovich - dessert? Few in the audience...

DATE: April 28, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment