Updated Nov 22, 2019

Met Opera's Credit Rating Slips Down a Notch

Despite the recent box office successes of Porgy and Bess and Akhnaten , a Nov. 20 report from S & P Global Ratings served as a reminder of the ongoing financial challenges faced by the … »Read

At NYFoS, It's Blitzstein 10, Weill 0

For all the fame and fortune of one and the relative obscurity of the other, Kurt Weill and Marc Blitzstein make natural bedfellows. By the time that Weill, the doyen of left-wing Weimar-era music … »Read

Lucerne Symphony Announces Successor to James Gaffigan

German conductor Michael Sanderling is to be the chief conductor of the Luzerner Sinfonieorchester as of the 2021/22 season, the orchestra’s 216 th . He will be succeeding James Gaffigan, … »Read

Tanglewood 2020: Beethoven, Wagner, Isaac Stern

The Boston Symphony Orchestra announces its 2020 Tanglewood season today, inclusive of programming at the Tanglewood Learning Institute, much of it complementary. Seasonal focal points are … »Read

Cutting Edge X2: Yuval Sharon to Long Beach Opera

Yuval Sharon, MacArthur Fellow, much admired and inventive opera director, is to serve as interim artistic advisor of the Long Beach Opera, putting together the 2021 season, including all artistic … »Read

At the Barbican, an Uneasy Collaboration: Herbie Hancock, LA Phil, Dudamel

LONDON—The Barbican Center got two dudes for the price of one during a three-night residency by the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Gustavo Dudamel kicked off on Nov. 18 with the London premiere … »Read

Opera Philly Names Composer in Residence

Tyshawn Sorey, an acclaimed jazz drummer, is Opera Philadelphia’s composer in residence, effective immediately. Identified by OP as “a multi-instrumentalist, improviser, composer, … »Read

Finnish Maestra Joins BBC Concert O

The BBC Concert Orchestra has appointed Finnish conductor Anna-Maria Helsing as its new principal guest conductor. Unlike the recent crop of podium women, Helsing has honed her craft over a … »Read

Columbia Artists Signs New String Players

Columbia Artists has signed several string players of late. Most recent is Philippe Quint [pictured] for general management; Quint is a New Yorker of Russian origin with a Juilliard pedigree and … »Read

Opera, Long Taboo, Returns to Muslim-majority Turkmenistan

ASHGABAT (Turkmenistan)--Reclusive Turkmenistan staged its first foreign opera on Tuesday, nearly 19 years after the Central Asian country's founding president banned the art form as "incompatible … »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.

Michele Gamba, conductor
New Artist of the Month
November 2019
Lucia Lucas, baritone
New Artist of the Month
October 2019
María Dueñas, violinist
New Artist of the Month
September 2019
Elena Schwarz, conductor
New Artist of the Month
August 2019
Salome Jicia, soprano
New Artist of the Month
July 2019
Gabriella Smith, composer
New Artist of the Month
June 2019
Emmet Cohen, pianist
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May 2019
Siena Licht Miller, mezzo-soprano
New Artist of the Month
April 2019
Patrick Guetti, bass
New Artist of the Month
March 2019
Evan Kahn, cellist
New Artist of the Month
February 2019
Michael Vincent Waller, composer
New Artist of the Month
January 2019
Lidiya Yankovskaya, conductor
New Artist of the Month
December 2018
Davóne Tines, bass-baritone
New Artist of the Month
November 2018


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