Position: Special to the Herald

Email: judithlreynolds@yahoo.com

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

'Neglect' to have three more shows at Powerhouse Discovery Museum

When Rose Hayes reluctantly unchains her apartment door, Joseph, a new neighbor, enters. He's brought Rose's mail, which has been accumulating during Chicago's worst heat wave. It's 1995, and this...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Doing opera different in China visit

CHENGDU, CHINA - Speaking of opera, only a month ago I attended the world premiere of "The Letter" in Santa Fe. A few days ago, I went to what I thought was one performance by the Chinese National...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2009 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

Santa Fe Opera offers up world premiere and Mozart

When the lights go down at most opera houses, you expect to hear an overture - not a gunshot. Last weekend, Santa Fe Opera delivered one of each.On Friday, when the spectacular outdoor theater...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Shakespearean Festival launches its 48th season in Cedar City

If chaos and confusion fuel comedy, the Utah Shakespearean Festival has found just the right matches this summer. Now in its 48th season, the festival continues its reputation as one of the finest...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Conservatory Gala full of surprises

For Conservatory Music in the Mountains, 13 is a charm.Last Saturday, in the Fort Lewis College Community Concert Hall, the Conservatory celebrated its 13th year with a gala. It's hard to believe...

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

Destiny and a dinner party

On Sunday evening, Conductor Guillermo Figueroa took a big chance. Before a capacity crowd in the Fort Lewis College Community Concert Hall, he led the Festival Orchestra in a challenging program,...

DATE: July 28, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Young Talent

On Monday night, the longest concert in our summer music festival turned out to be three hours and change. When the judges finally decided on the concerto competition winners, it was well past...

DATE: July 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment


This summer it's Guillermo Figueroa's party.Last year, the new music director and conductor of Music in the Mountains pretty much had to accept a program set by festival organizers. Scheduling is a...

DATE: July 21, 2009 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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

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