Updated Sep 26, 2017

Montreal Symphony Announces Search Committee for Nagano's Successor

MONTREAL, September 26 2017 – The Montreal Symphony has announced the names of the individuals serving on the search committee for Kent Nagano’s successor. Nagano announced in June … »Read

Moscow State Archives Verify Newly Discovered Work by Shostakovich

A previously unknown piece for viola and piano by Dmitri Shostakovich, titled Expromt (Impromptu), was announced as authentic on Sept. 25, the composer’s birthday. The piece was discovered … »Read

Harris Theater Names New CEO

Chicago’s Joan W. and Irving B. Harris Theater for Music and Dance, the city’s primary fine arts venue beyond the Lyric’s Civic Opera Building and the Symphony Center, has … »Read

A Graceful Exit for One Third of the Original Tenor Trio

José Carreras, one third of the most successful crossover act in classical music history, makes his final Carnegie Hall appearance on Thursday, Sept. 28. The Catalan tenor made his debut … »Read

Joffrey and the Lyric Opera: Off to a Smashing Start with Orphée et Eurydice

CHICAGO—The opening of any Lyric Opera of Chicago season is a high point of the city’s musical calendar. But the new production of Gluck’s Orphée et Eurydice that opened … »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.

Afendi Yusuf, clarinetist
New Artist of the Month
September 2017
Reena Esmail, composer
New Artist of the Month
August 2017
Abbie Betinis, composer
New Artist of the Month
July 2017
Stephen Waarts, violinist
New Artist of the Month
June 2017
Jeffrey Gavett, baritone
New Artist of the Month
May 2017
Pene Pati, tenor
New Artist of the Month
April 2017
Mariam Batsashvili, pianist
New Artist of the Month
March 2017
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


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