Tuesday, July 31, 2007

An online magazine for Bay Area classical music lovers

The Library subscribes to several titles, such as American Record Guide, Opera News, The Gramophone, and BBC Music Magazine, that cover classical music events from all over the world.

However, one of the best sources for those interested in the local classical music scene is available only on the web. It is called the San Francisco Classical Voice and it is published every Tuesday. These "issues" can be received by signing up for e-mail delivery or by RSS feed.

From the San Francisco Classical Voice's About page:

"SFCV is an online magazine that offers reviews and previews of the Bay Area's wide range of classical music performances; insightful features from leading writers; news about the music scene; and the most complete calendar of events. With arts coverage shrinking in most media outlets, SFCV has become a leading source of information to the Bay Area community and a model for other cities around the country."

"Since September 1, 1998, SFCV has published, in addition to our weekly features, Music News, and Listening Ahead columns, over 2,700 reviews of Bay Area performances by symphony orchestras, recital presenters, opera companies, chamber groups, new-music ensembles and programs, early-music ensembles, choral groups, music festivals, chamber orchestras, musical theater groups, world music groups, youth music ensembles, and other organizations."

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