National Music Biz & Cultural Issues

Non Divisi (Frank Almond)

Violinist Frank Almond writes about his professional experiences, including but not limited to his role as concert master at the Milwaukee Symphony.
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Not for Fun Only (Axel Feldheim)

Axel Feldheim writes about cultural events in San Francisco, featuring concert announcements and reviews.  While not comprehensive, he does get out to some of the smaller ensemble performances and recitals not covered in your major media outlets.
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Oboeinsight (Patty Mitchell)

Freelance oboist Patty Mitchell writes a very active blog of short musings about life as a performer and teacher.
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On a Pacific Aisle (Joshua Kosman)

The SF Chronicle's classical critic lets loose on anything that interests him.  Posts range from extensions of his role as the Bay Area's premier classic music reviewer to mild annoyance with the things that come in his mailbox.  Sometimes it's the non-music posts that provide the best entertainment value.
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On the Record (Henry Fogel)

The former president of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association talks about the challenges and opportunities that face symphonies today. 
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Opera in General

Opera Chic

An American living in Milan writes about the world of opera and all the great performances she sees at La Scala.
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OperaBlog

The official blog of operacast.com, a service that broadcasts operas over the internet.  The blog shows the latest listings, and provides occasional commentary from Sam Shirakawa
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Critics Beyond the Bay

Out West Arts

Our West Arts offers reviews of concerts in Los Angeles.  The range of posts often extends outside the purely classical realm to include theater, musicals and other performances that the other (Brian) deems worthy.
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Overflow (Harvey Sachs)

Harvey Sachs writes about his experiences attending concerts in New York.  His detailed reports offer his personal encounter with the work at hand, rather than an official critique.  The effect gives the feel of a friend telling you "how it went."  
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parterre box presents: La Cieca

Opera lover who goes by the name La Cieca writes this quirky blog that combines snarky comment and some "creative" PhotoShopping.
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PME Blog (The Pacific Mozart Ensemble)

The members of the Pacific Mozart Ensemble share there experiences in the chorus.  The entries can sometimes have an "inside baseball" feel, but they provide a different perspective on the goings of a Bay Area performing institution.
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Musicology and Theory

PostClassic (Kyle Gann)

Bard College professor (and former Village Voice music critic) Kyle Gann writes in-depth posts about musicology and theory. He is particularly focused on microtonal music and will occasionally post keynote speeches and lectures.
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Prima la musica, poi le parole (Sarah Noble)

Sara Noble writes about opera in Sydney, Australia, including but not confined to the goings on inside the world's most recognizable opera house.
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Richard Scheinin

Richard Scheinin covers classical music for the Mercury News.  This blog is an extension of that work so expect reviews and previews of coming attractions focusing on the South Bay and Peninsula.
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New Music/Composers

Roger Bourland

LA film composer Roger Bourland writes about music and his life as a professor at UCLA. 
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Salon97 (Cariwyl Hebert)

Born out of experiences at SWSX '08, Cariwyl Herbert and the folks at Salon97 host periodic classical music Salons around the Bay Area and beyond.  The Salon97 blog keeps readers aware of classical music news items and upcoming events.  They also host a radio station centered on music featured in the salons.
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Sandow (Greg Sandow)

Greg Sandow writes a column that is directed squarely at the performers, promoters and other working professionals in the world of classical music. The posts often engender discussions amongst his readers on such topics as copywriter vs creativity, promotion, funding for the arts, etc...
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Scanning the Dial

Classical music radio insiders Mike Janssen and Marty Ronish discuss the ins and outs of the classical music business.
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New Music/Composers

Sequenza 21

Steve Layton edits this blog that gives new music composers a forum to discuss their work, each others' work and anything else of interest.  The blog features a link to the individual blogs of each contributor as well.
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SFist Arts & Events (Brock Keeling)

SFits Arts & Events blog runs the gambit of SF entertainment. 
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