Updated Dec 8, 2022

NY Times NewsGuild Members on Strike

NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of journalists and other employees at The New York Times began a 24-hour walkout on Thursday, the first strike of its kind at the newspaper in more than 40 years. … »Read

Jennifer Koh to Helm KenCen Chamber Series

Violinist and new-music champion Jennifer Koh is the new artistic director of the Kennedy Center’s Fortas Chamber Music Concerts. The appointment is effective immediately into spring of … »Read

Utah Symphony-Utah Opera Taps Creative Partner

With David Robertson in Salt Lake City to guest conduct this weekend's concerts, the Utah Symphony l Utah Opera has announced him as creative partner for the next three years, as of next season. … »Read

Bad Timing: Ukraine Culture Minister Urges Total Russian Boycott

Writing in The Guardian, Oleksandr Tkachenk, Ukraine’s minister of culture, has urged western allies to boycott Russian culture by  halting performances of the music of Tchaikovsky and … »Read

Recent Conductor Renewals

Paavo Järvi [pictured] has re-upped as music director of The Tonhalle-Gesellschaft Zürich for another five years--until July 2029. He first signed with the orchestra in 2019-20 and the … »Read

Philly O to Fete Chinese Lunar New Year

The Philadelphia Orchestra and the iSING! Suzhou International Young Artists Festival will present two concerts on January 6 and 7, one in Philadelphia at Verizon Hall and one in New York at Alice … »Read

Met Opera a Victim of Cyberattack

Tried getting on the Met website lately? Here’s the (only) message on the home page: "The Met has experienced a cyberattack that has temporarily impacted our network systems, which include … »Read

LA Opera Artistic Admin Headed to Shepherd School

Joshua Winograde, senior director of artistic programs at LA Opera, will leave his post to become professor of opera and director of opera studies at Shepherd School of Music, Rice University, as … »Read

A Few Artist Management Moves

Arabella Artists has signed two new artists in recent weeks, one arriving from IMG Artists and the other from Sciolino Artist Management. The former is Venezuelan-born Spanish conductor … »Read

Oklahoma City Phil Calls Mr. Fixit

Not that he ever left, but David Hyslop is back. He has just agreed to be interim executive director of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic—his 14 th interim executive directorship since he … »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.

Nina Shekhar, composer
New Artist of the Month
December 2022
Zlatomir Fung, cellist
New Artist of the Month
November 2022
Jonathan Swensen, cellist
New Artist of the Month
October 2022
Lauren Fagan, soprano
New Artist of the Month
September 2022
Anna Geniushene, pianist
New Artist of the Month
August 2022
Limmie Pulliam, tenor
New Artist of the Month
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


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