Updated Apr 16, 2024

In Boston, Messiaen's Birds as Raptors

BOSTON—Olivier Messiaen’s massive Turangalila -Symphonie , which on April 11 received its first Boston Symphony Orchestra performance in 24 years, has a special place in the … »Read

Anthony Freud's Timely Exit from Lyric Opera of Chicago

By the time he was 14, Anthony Freud had become obsessed with opera and knew he wanted to run an opera company one day. Now, after more than three decades doing just that, he is set to retire … »Read

CIM Announces New Violin Chair

Among departures by star faculty, student accusations of inappropriate behavior and subsequent lawsuits, votes of no confidence, and other such pleasantries, the Cleveland Institute has hardly had … »Read

Cinci Opera to Stage McCartney's Liverpool Oratorio

In 1991 Liverpool native Paul McCartney composed his Liverpool Oratorio in response to a request from the Royal Liverpool Orchestra, then celebrating its 150 th anniversary. Its premiere in the … »Read

Centuries-old Music Fest Sees Leadership Change

Britain’s annual Three Choirs Festival, which lays claim to being the oldest classical music festival in the world, has announced that Alexis Paterson, its CEO of the last eight years, will … »Read

Huang Ruo's Book of Mountains & Seas at the Broad Stage

SANTA MONICA, CA – Imagine getting the idea for an opera from the stamp collection that you had as a kid. So said composer Huang Ruo, for whom the mythological Chinese characters on some of … »Read

New U.K. Leaders, Artistic & Executive

Violinist Katie Stillman is to be the new leader of Leeds-based Opera North’s orchestra, effective in August. She succeeds David Greed, who exits after 40 years with the company. Stillman is … »Read

(Yet) Another Take on the Chicago Appointment

The meteoric ascension of Klaus Mäkelä—he will be just 32 when he becomes music director of both the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in … »Read

Pappano Blasts U.K. Gov's Disdain for Opera

Few Britons better understand the world of opera in the U.K. than Sir Antonio Pappano, musical director of the Royal Opera House for more than two decades and since September chief conductor of … »Read

Cinci College Conservatory of Music Names New Dean

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) has selected Peter Jutras to become its new dean. Currently professor of piano and piano pedagogy and director of the Hugh Hodgson … »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.

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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
James Díaz, composer
New Artist of the Month
May 2023


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