Welcome to A New Canon, a media resource devoted to the progress of classical music and the classically adjacent founded by Kevin Doherty.

There is only one “Classical Era” in music and it lasted for roughly 70 years from 1750-1820. Therefore “classical” music as a general term for art music is a misnomer. However, classical music has become a collection of ideas, it’s a philosophy. Like all great philosophies, the music itself evolves. The ideas change but the spirit remains the same. Classical music is music that moves, challenges, entertains, and changes the listener. Great composers throughout history have changed the tide with their music. Today, while there is no shortage of new music, the divide between audiences and what is new is suffering from its widest gap in history.

Therefore it is A New Canon’s mission to lessen that divide, to rebuild the bridge between audiences and art.


A New Canon welcomes your comments and suggestions and thank you for stopping by!

Kevin Richard Doherty is the Morning Drive Classical Host at Capital Public Radio in Sacramento, California. Doherty has dedicated much of his life to making classical music a more personal experience for veteran audiences and newbies alike. He began his music career singing karaoke at 15 years old which eventually led to a career on the operatic stage. in 2013 Kevin and a friend founded Marble City Opera in Knoxville, Tennessee. MCO is a chamber opera company performing lesser known works in alternative venues. Doherty’s brand is K. Doherty Entertainment, a company dedicated to promoting and producing “score to table” classical music.

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