by Daniel Hathaway
Born out of 30 years of experience — and frustration — with running a concert series with minimal support from the traditional media, the website attracted immediate attention from musicians, presenters, and the concert-going public, who thought that a one-stop destination for classical music events and news had been needed for years.
From the beginning, robust concert listings were the source for all the rest of our content, and that is still the case today. Before long, we began to publish preview articles, and after that, concert and recording reviews.
We officially became a not-for-profit organization in 2009, the same year that we began offering summer fellowships to young writers. In 2011, Mike Telin and I began teaching music journalism at Oberlin, courses that have led to jobs in the industry for several individuals.
Since our 10th anniversary, a lot has happened that has globally affected arts organizations. We survived COVID, and continued to publish concert listings for remotely-attended performances, both local and world-wide. [Read more…]