CNY Café Momus
Fine music, theater, commentary.
A special welcome to my many friends in Syracuse and throughout Central New York who have followed my classical music reviews and symphony pre-concert talks...
CNY Café Momus is an online classical music, opera & theater review site dedicated primarily to providing informed, meaningful and well-crafted critiques. It is a non-commercial enterprise that carries no advertising, earns no revenues and seeks no private or public contributions: All writers perform their services gratis, and I alone bear the costs of designing and maintaining the blog and website. Most of the critiques you'll find at the blog are written by me, with additional critiques from experienced contributing writers chosen from among the most respected figures within the CNY arts community.
Our dedicated writers donate their time, energy and industry to help re-ignite interest in the musical arts here in Central New York — which in the face of ever-shrinking coverage in the local print media sadly continues its steady decrescendo to that of a whisper. While our theater reviews are primarily targeted to the Central New York area, our musical arts coverage expands far beyond local productions to include events of interest to a wide variety of readers. These include the Metropolitan Opera, Glimmerglass Music Festival and Cooperstown Summer Music Festival performances.
Opera reviews at CNY Café Momus are especially popular, registering hits from more than 60 countries. Many of our reviews are cross-posted at Musical Criticism dot-com and other sites, including The Opera Critic dot-com, Classissima dot-com , Opera Today dot-com and Instant Encore dot-com.
Above all, CNY Café Momus is a place for serious discourse on the musical arts and theater for the benefit of arts lovers everywhere, with the aim of building bridges linking the audience with the artistic experience. It is my sincere hope that you will find these critiques, book reviews and CD reviews informative, enlightening, well-crafted and thought-provoking: something capable of igniting passion and generating meaningful discussion among within a café-like setting where all opinions are welcome and encouraged. This is, after all, a café for people unafraid to voice their opinions and willing to share their experiences with others.
We invite you to support this project by adding your voice in the comments section following each critique posted. If you prefer to email me directly, please do so at firstname.lastname@example.org.