South Florida Classical Review was created in June 2008 by Lawrence A. Johnson to fill the void in the region’s classical music journalism due to newspaper cutbacks of arts coverage. Johnson, the website’s editor, is the former classical music critic of the Miami Herald, and, prior to that, classical music writer at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel for six years. He is a regular contributor to Opera and has written for The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe, Opera News and The New Criterion.