Updated Jul 13, 2020

MA's Free Guide to Mostly Free Streams: July 13 - 20

We will be updating this list weekly. Please note that all times are given in U.S. Eastern Time (ET). To calculate in other time zones or counties, British Summer Time (BST) is currently five … »Read

Legendary Curtis Piano Professor Dies at 106

Piano professor Eleanor Sokoloff, a member of the Curtis Institute faculty longer than any other, died on July 12. She was 106. She was still teaching last year and intended to start again this … »Read

Met Opera Launches Live Pay-per-view Series on July 18

Taking a page from the artistic and technological success of its Online Gala, said to have broadened its donor reach by 30,000, the Metropolitan Opera has announced a new, live concert series … »Read

La Scala Returns to Not-So-Normal

Returning to La Scala in the age of pandemic offers a new experience. “The usual throng,” notes Gramilano , “was replaced by a slow trickle of spectators.” Audience members … »Read

Lilian Barbash, Noted Long Island Arts Patron, Dies at 92

Lilian Barbash, often called Long Island’s first lady of the arts, died on July 4 at her home in Brightwaters, NY. She was 92 and suffered from heart disease. She and her late husband … »Read

Ravinia Names New President

Jeffrey P. Haydon, CEO of the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, is to be the next president of the Ravinia Festival as of September. He succeeds Welz Kauffman, who announced his resignation … »Read

Kauffman Center Closed Through Dec.; Kansas City Arts Groups Hit

Following health officials’ guidelines, Kansas City’s Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, closed since March, will remain shuttered through December 31. This impacts the KC … »Read

UK Gov't OKs Outdoor Performances

Beginning Saturday, July 11, the UK launches stage three of its reopening plan for the live entertainment industry. "This is an important milestone for our performing artists,” Culture … »Read

New GDs at Two Opera Companies

Two regional opera companies recently named new general directors, two women succeeding men. Clare Burovac , recent director of artistic operations for Portland Opera, is to take over at the New … »Read

'Live from London': New Choral Series Launches Next Month

Beginning on August 1, the VOCES8 Foundation will be presenting a 10-week online festival of choral music broadcast in HD from the VOCES8 Center. Live from London will feature some of 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.

Vuvu Mpofu, soprano
New Artist of the Month
July 2020
Xabier Anduaga, tenor
New Artist of the Month
June 2020
Stella Chen, violinist
New Artist of the Month
May 2020
Theo Hoffman, baritone
New Artist of the Month
April 2020
Zack Winokur, director
New Artist of the Month
March 2020
John Brancy, baritone
New Artist of the Month
February 2020
Maxim Lando, pianist
New Artist of the Month
January 2020
Hao Zhou, violinist
New Artist of the Month
December 2019
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


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