Updated Feb 27, 2017

Composer Who Once Visited Iran Is Denied Entry to U.S.

Austrian composer Klaus Lang has been denied entry to the United States to prepare for a performance of one his works, missa beati pauperes spiritu, scheduled for performance March 3 at the Art … »Read

Opera Lafayette Makes the Case for a Pre-Beethoven Léonore

Most regional or fringe opera companies in the United States do a woefully deficient job of exploring and unearthing forgotten but worthy works from the past. An enterprise like Opera Lafayette is … »Read

Fresno Grand and Townsend Opera Companies' Gen'l Director to Exit

Matthew Buckman, general director of Fresno Grand Opera for the last two years and of the Townsend Opera, in Modesto, CA, for the last nine, is stepping down from both jobs. The two companies … »Read

Sydney Opera House Fined for Loud Music

Neighbors of the Sydney Opera House have managed to have the iconic venue fined 15 thousand dollars (AU) for violating noise codes during a November 2015 outdoor concert by British indie band … »Read

Ravinia Fest Plans to Add Dining and Exhibit Spaces

The Ravinia Festival is seeking approval for two new structures on its site in Highland Park. One, for outdoor dining, is proposed to be ready for summer 2018; the other, the “Ravinia Music … »Read




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Each month, Musical America spotlights an important emerging talent. If you haven't heard of the New Artist of the Month before, we predict you will soon.

Beste Kalender, mezzo-soprano
New Artist of the Month
February 2017
Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cellist
New Artist of the Month
January 2017
Sarah Tuttle, soprano
New Artist of the Month
December 2016
George Li, pianist
New Artist of the Month
November 2016
Pablo Rus Broseta, cond.
New Artist of the Month
October 2016
Aziz Shokhakimov, conductor
New Artist of the Month
September 2016
Anthony Barrese, conductor
New Artist of the Month
August 2016
Craig Terry, conductor/pianist
New Artist of the Month
July 2016
Kah Chun Wong, conductor
New Artist of the Month
June 2016
Verona Quartet
New Artist of the Month
May 2016
Simone Rubino, percussionist
New Artist of the Month
April 2016
Michael Gilbertson, composer
New Artist of the Month
March 2016


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