Updated May 17, 2024

Opera Lafayette Offers a Mix and Match Esther

The depth of New York City’s cultural offerings can be astounding. In addition to the flagship musical organizations, a plethora of smaller companies regularly present adventurous programs … »Read

New Music Director for Hamilton Philharmonic

Succeeding Gemma New after nine years as music director of the Hamilton (Ont) Philharmonic will be French conductor James Kahane, 28. He starts next September. A graduate from the Sibelius … »Read

Langrée & Co. Say Goodbye

CINCINNATI – What happens to your fond farewells when your guest of honor is late to the party? The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra had earmarked the end of the current season with a two-week … »Read

Rediscovering the 'Dean of American Composers'

Concerts in the Coolidge Auditorium at the Library of Congress this weekend and at the Morgan Library in Manhattan next week will reintroduce a piece composed in 1897 by Charles Martin Loeffler, … »Read

Peer Pressure Wins, Jerusalem Quartet Will Play

It looks like the Jerusalem Quartet will appear at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw after all. At least one of the two scheduled concerts will take place, on May 18 at 7 p.m. The May 16 event remains a … »Read

Hockney's Complex Turandot Gets Reassembled in LA

The production of Puccini’s Turandot designed by David Hockney three decades ago will be revived for its Los Angeles debut at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on May 18. “We’ve been … »Read

Kathleen Battle Returns to a Storied Stage

Not seen on its stage since 2016, then following a 22-year career hiatus, Kathleen Battle returned to the Metropolitan Opera on May 12, in a concert produced by AMP Worldwide, presenter of … »Read

Canberra Symphony Gets $4.1M

Australia’s Canberra Symphony Orchestra (CSO), established originally as an amateur ensemble in 1950 and fully professionalized by the mid-1960s, has earned a national reputation for its … »Read

New Music Directors in South Carolina, Australia

The Greenville (SC) Symphony Orchestra has appointed Lee Mills to be its next music director, succeeding the 24-year reign of Edvard Tchivzhel, now taking the title of emeritus. Mills, a Solti … »Read

Hannigan to Helm Iceland Symphony

Barbara Hannigan is to be the next chief conductor and artistic director of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra as of August 2026. She succeeds Eva Ollikainen , whose four-season contract commenced in … »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.

Ian Niederhoffer, conductor
New Artist of the Month
May 2024
~Nois Saxophone Quartet
New Artists of the Month
April 2024
Sarah Saviet, violinist
New Artist of the Month
March 2024
Sarah Dufresne, soprano
New Artist of the Month
February 2024
Ben Goldscheider, horn player
New Artist of the Month
January 2024
William Thomas, bass
New Artist of the Month
December 2023
Jonas Frølund, clarinetist
New Artist of the Month
November 2023
Stephanie Childress, conductor
New Artist of the Month
October 2023
Lee Reynolds, conductor
New Artist of the Month
September 2023
Hillary Simms, trombonist
New Artist of the Month
August 2023
Huang Yi, conductor
New Artist of the Month
July 2023
Elijah McCormack, male soprano
New Artist of the Month
June 2023


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