Updated Nov 28, 2022

The Hours: Contemporary Music Theater at Its Best

When Renée Fleming bid a fond farewell to the Met Opera in 2017, singing her final Marschallin in Rosenkavalier , she did say that she might return one day should the right project come … »Read

Music Director Updates

Spanish conductor Gustavo Gimeno [pictured] has renewed his music directorship with the Toronto Symphony through the 2029-30 season. The 46-year-old maestro first signed on 2020-21, succeeding … »Read

DG Launches Subscription Streaming Site

Deutsche Grammophon has launched STAGE+, a streaming platform that offers access to the latest audio and video recordings on DG and Decca, concert and operatic performances from the … »Read

Esperanza Spalding Leaving Harvard, Citing Its Passive Nod to Black and Native Life 'Exploitation'

After five years as a professor in the music department at Harvard, jazz musician  Esperanza E. Spalding has announced she is leaving the university to return to her hometown of Portland, … »Read

Opening Night of Teatro San Carlo Cancelled

Early arrivals to Teatro San Carlo’s eagerly anticipated opening of the season on Saturday in Naples were surprised to discover that Claus Guth’s new production of Don Carlo had been … »Read

Bruce Coppock Dies

Bruce Coppock, who twice served the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra as president and managing director—from 1999 to 2008 and again 2013 to 2016—died on Nov. 21 at age 71 after a long battle … »Read

A First: Women Outnumber Men in the NY Philharmonic

One of the most significant changes in the New York Philharmonic as it settles into its newly renovated home is that women musicians outnumber men—45 to 44—for the first time in the … »Read

BBC Gives Its Annual Young Musician Competition Short Shrift

Julian Lloyd Webber has taken the BBC to task for sidelining its own annual Young Musician competition. It was first broadcast in 1978 on BBC One, where it annually attracted 13 million viewers. … »Read

Tonight at the Met: Debut Staging of Kevin Puts's The Hours

NEW YORK — Kevin Puts’s The Hours has had more than a few hours of changes since it was first heard in a pair of concert performances in Philadelphia last March. The first composition … »Read

Michael Gordon's Nicaragua Premieres at Zankel

Tragedy has a way of honing artistic focus. After the 2001 attack on the World Trade Center, the founding composers of Bang on a Can—Michael Gordon, David Lang, and Julia Wolfe— veered … »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.

Zlatomir Fung, cellist
New Artist of the Month
November 2022
Jonathan Swensen, cellist
New Artist of the Month
October 2022
Lauren Fagan, soprano
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September 2022
Anna Geniushene, pianist
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August 2022
Limmie Pulliam, tenor
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July 2022
Julie Roset, soprano
New Artist of the Month
June 2022
Jordan Bak, violist
New Artist of the Month
May 2022
Rupert Boyd, guitarist
New Artist of the Month
April 2022
Lee Mills, conductor
New Artist of the Month
March 2022
Dani Howard, composer
New Artist of the Month
February 2022
Dominick Chenes, tenor
New Artist of the Month
January 2022
Tom Borrow, pianist
New Artist of the Month
December 2021


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