With an advertisement on you can reach discerning music lovers throughout New York’s Greater Capital Region, Western Massachusetts, and Southern Vermont. You will also be supporting the only media outlet in the greater Capital Region that is focused exclusively on classical music. can help you:

  • publicize your single event or create a season-long presence
  • build and maintain long-term awareness for your series or organization, especially in the “off-season”

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Founded in December 2011 by classical music critic and freelance writer Joseph Dalton is managed and edited by Liz Friedman. is:

  • a primary source of news and event information for classical music fans and professionals in New York’s Capital Region, Berkshires, and Southern Vermont.
  • a reflection of the wide scope of creativity and programming that takes place throughout the region.
  • as varied as our classical music loving audience as well as those curious about classical music offerings.

Each week HudsonSounds highlights performances and/or personalities. Blog posts are written by a pool of “resident” and guest contributors who are performers, composers, presenters, and music professionals offer reports from “the field,” reviews, and insights.



New York’s Capital Region is home to more than one million people and growing. Admittedly the classical music audience is certainly a niche, but it is representative of the region’s diversity and discerning tastes. Our cultural resources—especially classical music—rival our neighbor cities like New York, Boston, and Montréal. It is quite easy to say that for classical music, our choices are second to none. The HudsonSounds targeted audience continues to grow and is a terrific way to reach this select audience. highlights the quality and variety of classical music in the New York’s greater Capital Region from solo recitals to chamber music to choral music to wind ensembles to opera to the symphony orchestra. Our concert presenters are hosts to world class performers while introducing emerging talents, both performers and composers. Many regional ensembles and soloists have attained national or international stature. Our venues include acoustic wonders as well as interesting and historic architecture and landmarks.

These resources are what bring the classical music community together and reflect the interests and values of the readers of and

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Past advertisers include:

Albany Symphony Orchestra • Proctors Theater • Glimmerglass Festival • Massry Center for The Arts at The College of Saint Rose • Fisher Center, Bard College • Schenectady Symphony

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Historically, the area known as New York’s “Capital Region” encompasses eleven counties in upstate New York. These counties include: Albany, Columbia, Fulton, Greene, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren, and Washington. The Capital Region includes New York State’s capital city of Albany, as well as the major cities of Schenectady and Troy and the popular resort destinations of Saratoga Springs and Lake George.

Today, the Capital Region has evolved far beyond its traditional boundaries. Driven by rich and resourceful  innovation, the “Tech Valley” region is rapidly becoming recognized on the global scene as a premier site for the development of innovative, high technology companies. Tech Valley stretches from the Canadian border south to Westchester County and HudsonSounds coverage does as well, but selectively.

With major performing arts companies and venues in the surrounding geographical region, HudsonSounds also lists events and highlights performance and work found in the Leatherstocking region (central NY), the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts, and Southern Vermont.
Regional profile source: Center for Economic Growth (Albany, NY)