Updated May 25, 2018

La Scala Lures Bartoli Back with Major Baroque Project

MILAN--La Scala has teamed up with mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli in an ambitious project aimed at reviving interest in baroque music in Italy. Starting in 2019, three Handel operas will be … »Read

Conductor, Hall, and Date: The Same. Everything Else: Different.

Gianandrea Noseda will be onstage at Carnegie Hall on May 19, 2019, after all. Only he won’t be conducting the chorus and orchestra of Teatro Regio Turino in a concert version of … »Read

Two Music Directors Make Season-End Exits without Warning

In what appears to be a last-minute change in direction, Portuguese conductor Joana Carneiro (pictured), 41, is stepping down as music director of the Berkeley (CA) Symphony at the end of this … »Read

Three Chief Conductors Re-up

Russian-born Dima Slobodeniouk [pictured] has extended his contract as principal conductor of the Lahti (FI) Symphony Orchestra through 2021, obligating him to lead an average of eight programs … »Read

How Texas Arts Orgs Are Finding Millennials (and Their Offspring)

Audiences for the performing arts are getting older and smaller: all the studies confirm it. “For all age groups, 2012 participation rates were markedly lower than 2002 rates," reports the … »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.

Louisa Proske, director
New Artist of the Month
May 2018
Alexi Kenney, violinist
New Artist of the Month
April 2018
Russian Renaissance
New Artist of the Month
March 2018
Abigail Kent, harpist
New Artist of the Month
February 2018
Lucy Dhegrae, vocalist
New Artist of the Month
January 2018
Julia Adolphe, composer
New Artist of the Month
December 2017
Taylor Marino, clarinetist
New Artist of the Month
November 2017
Seth Parker Woods, cellist
New Artist of the Month
October 2017
Afendi Yusuf, clarinetist
New Artist of the Month
September 2017
Reena Esmail, composer
New Artist of the Month
August 2017
Abbie Betinis, composer
New Artist of the Month
July 2017
Stephen Waarts, violinist
New Artist of the Month
June 2017
Jeffrey Gavett, baritone
New Artist of the Month
May 2017


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