Updated Apr 19, 2021

MA's Free Guide to (Mostly) Free Streams, April 19-26

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

Salonen Ventures Into Minimalism in SFS SoundBox

SAN FRANCISCO – Hobbled by the worldwide COVID-19 shutdown, Esa-Pekka Salonen is easing his way through his first season as music director of the San Francsico Symphony through … »Read

Promising Choreographer Dies at 35, Amid Accusations

LONDON (AP) — Liam Scarlett, a star British choreographer whom some insiders thought to be the next Ratmansky, has died at age 35. His career of late was clouded by abuse allegations. … »Read

LA Phil Embraces Dudamel's New Job

Gustavo Dudamel is adding to his already impressive professional portfolio with his acceptance of the position of music director of the Paris Opera, effective Aug. 1, 2021 for a six-year term. … »Read

Wayne Turner Peterson, 1992 Pulitzer Winner, Dies at 93

Wayne Turner Peterson, winner of the 1992 Pulitzer Prize in music for his piece The Face of the Night, The Heart of the Dark died on April 7 in San Francisco of natural causes. He was 93. Born in … »Read

Shanghai Symphony "Red Tour" Honors Centennial of Communism in China

As U.S. orchestras celebrate the ability to perform in their own concert halls—if they’re lucky--with audiences capped at 15-20 percent capacity, the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra (SSO) … »Read

Daisy Newman's Rich Legacy to Young Music Makers

The death of Daisy Newman on Feb. 10, 2021 at the age of 74 robbed inner city children in the San Francisco Bay area of a forceful advocate. Founder and longtime chief executive of the Young … »Read

Dudamel to Paris—It’s Official

In one of the music biz’s worst kept secrets, the Paris Opera’s new General Director Alexander Neef has finally announced the appointment of Gustavo Dudamel as the company’s new … »Read

New York Philharmonic, Live at the Shed

Esa-Pekka Salonen walked on stage to join the New York Philharmonic, which had not gathered before an audience for exactly 400 days. “On behalf of all us on stage, welcome back,” the … »Read

Three New Artistic Posts: The M-F Odds Are Improving

Gerry Cornelius, principal guest conductor of the English National Ballet, is to be the new music director of the English Touring Opera, with immediate effect. He succeeds Michael Rosewell who … »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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