Updated Sep 25, 2018

The Met's New Season Is Off to a Colorful, Occasionally Raunchy Start

The Metropolitan Opera generated some good news on Monday (Sept. 24), as it launched its new season, but most of it was unrelated to the new production of Samson et Dalila that played to the … »Read

Lost Highway at Oper Frankfurt: Olga Neuwirth Meets Yuval Sharon

FRANKFURT, Germany—Questions give rise to more and more questions in Lost Highway , including one that kept recurring to me as I became increasingly entangled in the performance: Why is Olga … »Read

O18's Sky on Swings: 'Senior' Divas at Their Finest

Given the average age of classical music attendees, a chamber opera about Alzheimer’s might appear a little close to the bone. How we help an ever increasing number of sufferers come to … »Read

The Evolution of the New, 100-Year-Old LA Phil

In the past few decades, no American symphony orchestra has enjoyed a more rapid ascent than the Los Angeles Philharmonic (LA Phil). Long excluded from the elite club of the orchestra … »Read

Orchestra of St. Luke's Reaches Out to Budding Composers

The Orchestra of St. Luke's (OSL) has launched a composers’ institute, established with a gift from the estate of Robert DeGaetano. Four composers will be chosen to participate from a pool … »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.

Nilo Alcala, composer
New Artist of the Month
September 2018
Natalya Romaniw, soprano
New Artist of the Month
August 2018
Hanzhi Wang, accordionist
New Artist of the Month
July 2018
Eun Sun Kim, conductor
New Artist of the Month
June 2018
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


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