Wednesday, January 19, 2011

New at San Francisco Classical Voice

So, in the welter of news yesterday (KDFC sold, San Francisco Opera season announcement, etc.), I never got to one item: San Francisco Classical Voice has a new executive director, John Robinson, who comes to SFCV from the Santa Barbara Symphony and who had previously worked at Frank Salomon Associates in NYC, which manages various classical musicians. Mary Falvy, SFCV Board president, says this:
"We are very excited to welcome John Robinson as SFCV's first full-time Executive Director," said Mary Falvey, President of the Board. "Through its reputation for high-quality independent content, SFCV has become the Bay Area's go-to source for information about the rich cultural life of our region, and we are now poised to make a lasting impact on our community by helping to bring classical music to more people — and vice versa — and also to bring more attention to the connections between classical music and other types of music that people know and love. John's demonstrated experience in developing collaborative partnerships and a broad base of support in the community, together with his skills in organizational development and his knowledge of multiple facets of the classical music business prepare him well to lead SFCV to accomplish our audacious goals.
SFCV has gone through many, many changes in the last few years, including a shift from publishing mostly concert reviews, features, and opinion pieces to many more previews, fewer reviews, and just about no opinion pieces. You won't find anything equivalent to the series investigating finances at SF Opera under Pamela Rosenberg, for example. So it'll be interesting to see what happens next.

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