Updated May 22, 2017

St. Louis Symphony Operations VP Exits for Albany Symphony

Anna Kuwabara, VP for orchestra operations and facilities at the St. Louis Symphony, is to be the new executive director of the Albany Symphony Orchestra, effective July 3. She succeeds … »Read

Popular Broadway Orchestrator Dies at 84

Orchestrator William David Brohn died May 11 at the age of 84. A graduate of Michigan State University and the New England Conservatory, he came to be known as the go-to person for Broadway … »Read

Lay Offs at Houston Symphony

Having concluded its season yesterday afternoon with a concert under Marc Albrecht, the Houston Symphony is now restructuring its administrative staff; at least three full-time positions—out … »Read

Coming Soon: Callas in 20 Operas, Live on Disc

Warner Classics plans to issue a 42-CD boxed set of Maria Callas’s live recordings in September, honoring the 40th anniversary of her death on Sept. 16, 1977, at the age of 53. Material, … »Read

Herbert Blomstedt to Receive Brahms Prize

Swedish conductor Herbert Blomstedt, the conductor laureate of the San Francisco Symphony who will celebrate his 90th birthday in July, is to receive the  Brahms Prize from 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.

Jeffrey Gavett, baritone
New Artist of the Month
May 2017
Pene Pati, tenor
New Artist of the Month
April 2017
Mariam Batsashvili, pianist
New Artist of the Month
March 2017
Beste Kalender, mezzo-soprano
New Artist of the Month
February 2017
Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cellist
New Artist of the Month
January 2017
Sarah Tuttle, soprano
New Artist of the Month
December 2016
George Li, pianist
New Artist of the Month
November 2016
Pablo Rus Broseta, cond.
New Artist of the Month
October 2016
Aziz Shokhakimov, conductor
New Artist of the Month
September 2016
Anthony Barrese, conductor
New Artist of the Month
August 2016
Craig Terry, conductor/pianist
New Artist of the Month
July 2016
Kah Chun Wong, conductor
New Artist of the Month
June 2016


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