Updated Nov 27, 2021

Stephen Sondheim Dies at 91

 NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Sondheim, the songwriter who reshaped the American musical theater in the second half of the 20th century with his intelligent, intricately rhymed lyrics, his … »Read

Royal Opera House Cancels Opening Night Due to Labor Shortage, Covid

Opening night of Tosca at the Royal Opera House on December 5 has been cancelled, as has the dress rehearsal of December 2. The reasons are twofold: a lbackstage labor shortage and the encroaching … »Read

Covid Shutters Venues in Germany & Austria. Again.

The Covid-19 situation in Central Europe is, once again, having a major impact on life in the performing arts. The Paris Opera Orchestra, which started a tour November 19 in Toulouse, has had to … »Read

U.S. Orchestras' Recovery Mirrors Larger Performing Arts Sectors'

Revenue for U.S. orchestras  is beginning to recover as they resume performing before live audiences. According to “ Orchestras in Recovery ,” released by TRG Arts and the League … »Read

The Classical Grammy Nominations

Grammy voters got their list of nominated choices yesterday, which, in the classical realm means a grand total of 13 categories, including Best Engineered Recording and Producer of the Year, out … »Read

For Presenters, Pandemic Challenges Are Here for the Duration

Even in the best of times, being an arts presenter that relies on international artists is not for sissies. “You have to remember,” says Rupert Hemmings, LA Opera’s VP of … »Read

Beyonce´ Executive Named CEO of ABT

The general manager of Beyonce´’s media company has just been named CEO and executive director of the American Ballet Theater. Janet Rolle´ succeeds Kara Medoff Barnett, who … »Read

At the ENO, a Cheap and Cheesy Valkyrie Not Worthy of Its Singers

LONDON--The anglicized title gives it away: this is Wagner performed in English, as is the custom at London’s second opera house. On November 19 the company launched its new Ring cycle not … »Read

2 Programs Mark a Special Reunion in San Francisco

All eyes were focused on stage right at Davies Symphony Hall on Friday, November 12. As Michael Tilson Thomas entered, a full-throated cheer of the sort more likely to be heard at Oracle Park, … »Read

Kent Nagano, Ever Youthful, Turns 70

A conductor who numbers Frank Zappa, Pierre Boulez, Leonard Bernstein, and Björk among his mentors is clearly one of eclectic tastes. As Kent Nagano turns 70, he tells Deutsche Welle , "If … »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.

Jesús Rodolfo, violist
New Artist of the Month
November 2021
Francesca Chiejina, soprano
New Artist of the Month
October 2021
Martin García García, pianist
New Artist of the Month
September 2021
Tianxu An, pianist
New Artist of the Month
August 2021
Randall Scotting, countertenor
New Artist of the Month
July 2021
Geneva Lewis, violinist
New Artist of the Month
June 2021
Tiffany Poon, pianist
New (Video) Artist of the Month
May 2021
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


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