Updated Dec 6, 2016

yMusic at Zankel Hall: New Music, Comfortably

There were two kinds of playing at the sparkling Zankel Hall debut of yMusic Friday. One kind was the amplified sextet’s performance of genre-crossing 21st-century pieces, most in the … »Read

Met's L’Amour de Loin: Is Lepage's Staging Up to Sellars's Original?

“Not much happens in this opera, which I think is wonderful,” the stage director Peter Sellars reportedly said on the eve of the world premiere of Kaija Saariaho’s L’Amour … »Read

Detroit Symphony's Community Orchestra Makes Its Debut

The Detroit Community Orchestra, launched in September , performed its first concert over the weekend, a community outreach program of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra for local amateurs to dust off … »Read

Ted Cruz Settles Music Copyright Lawsuit Against Him Out of Court

Republican Senator Ted Cruz, in the running for a position in the post-Obama White House, has chosen to settle a copyright-infringement lawsuit against his presidential campaign. He’ll pay … »Read

Hvorostovsky Withdraws from Bolshoi Debut

Dmitri Hvorostovsky, who has been at the Vienna Staatsoper appearing in La Traviata , is back in London, where his doctors have advised he remain following an apparently not very favorable MRI … »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.

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
Pam Tanowitz, choreographer
New Artist of the Month
February 2016
Tobias Greenhalgh, baritone
New Artist of the Month
January 2016
James Darrah, director
New Artist of the Month
December 2015
Rene M. Orth, composer
New Artist of the Month
November 2015


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