Updated Apr 14, 2021

Cleveland O Will Return to Blossom, Complete with Conductor Debuts

After more than a year, the Cleveland Orchestra (CO) will resume performing before a live audience in July at the 2021 Blossom Music Festival, the orchestra’s summer home in Cuyahoga Valley … »Read

Update: New Artist Roster Signings

Tomáš Netopil,  general music   director of the Aalto Musiktheater and Philharmonie Essen, has joined the HarrisonParrott roster for worldwide management. He was formerly … »Read

Dallas Opera Joins the Truckers

Joining the  Dallas Symphony’s concert truck and the New York Philharmonic’s soon-to-be-revived Bandwagon , the Dallas Opera introduces OperaTruck, a converted 18-wheeler flatbed … »Read

French Horn as a Key to Gabby Giffords' Recovery

Ten years ago, Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords was among 19 people shot outside a supermarket in Tucson. Six died. Giffords survived, and was sent to the Institute for Rehabilitation and … »Read

MET Orchestra Musicians Head to Texas

Texans and New Yorkers may seem strange bedfellows—especially politically—which makes the Dallas Symphony’s invitation to the Met Opera Orchestra musicians for a literal play … »Read

Free Guide to (Mostly) Free Streams, April 12-19

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

Luisi to Be Chief Conductor of the NHK Symphony

Tokyo’s NHK Symphony Orchestra has announced Fabio Luisi as its new chief conductor, beginning his three-year contract in Sept. 2022. He has appeared frequently with the ensemble since his … »Read

New ROH Brecht-Weill Double Bill Reflects on Gender Politics, 21st-century Style

London’s Royal Opera House will finally reopen with socially distanced audiences on May 17. In the meantime, it continues its rewarding series of live streamed events with this April 9 … »Read

One Year & a Steep Learning Curve Later, a Covid-Crushed Choir Returns

In March of 2020, the Skagit Valley Chorale in northwestern Washington State offered a foretaste of the impact of the pandemic that has thus far taken more than 561,000 American lives. Sixty-one … »Read

LA Phil to Reopen the Hollywood Bowl in May

In another truly positive and hopefully not premature sign of the recovery from the pandemic’s shutdowns of the past year, the Los Angeles Philharmonic has announced the reopening 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.

Miles Mykkanen, tenor
New Artist of the Month
April 2021
Lio Kuokman, conductor
New Artist of the Month
March 2021
Nicholas Namoradze, pianist/composer
New Artist of the Month
February 2021
Brian Giebler, tenor
New Artist of the Month
January 2021
Samuel Mariño, male soprano
New Artist of the Month
December 2020
Liza Stepanova, pianist
New Artist of the Month
November 2020
Tabea Debus, recorder player
New Artist of the Month
October 2020
Katherine Balch, composer
New Artist of the Month
September 2020
Daniela Candillari, conductor 
New Artist of the Month
August 2020
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


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