Updated May 6, 2021

Muti and Vienna Preempted at La Scala Reopening

MILAN--With 55 percent of Italy’s adult population due to be vaccinated within eight weeks, the government allowed theaters and cinemas to reopen to live audiences at 50 percent of their … »Read

Philly O's New Out/Look for Fall

After an 18-month pandemic hiatus, the Philadelphia Orchestra plans to invite audiences back to the Kimmel Center in October in what will be Yannick Nézet-Séguin’s 10th season … »Read

Lucerne Festival Expands

Switzerland’s Lucerne Festival has used the down time of the last 14 months to reposition itself. The signature annual event, scheduled this summer from August 10 to September 12, remains in … »Read

First San Francisco Symphony Chorus Director Dies at 75

Lou Magor, the first director of the San Francisco Symphony (SFS) Chorus, died on April 11 of heart failure at 75 years of age. Although his tenure with the ensemble was less than a decade, he … »Read

BBC-TV Music Commissioning Chief Resigns

Jan Younghusband, head of commissioning for music TV at the BBC for 12 years, will exit her position later this year. In announcing her decision, she credited her desire to find “a new … »Read

Broadway to Open at 100% in September; Tix on Sale May 6

NEW YORK (AP) — Many Broadway productions are scrambling to resume ticket sales in the coming days to welcome theater-goers this fall after city and state leaders have green-lit a reopening … »Read

Chicago Symphony Is Back

In late May, for the first time in 14 months, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) will perform before a live audience in Orchestra Hall. “We are truly delighted to welcome audiences back to … »Read

Conductor Appointments from Italy to Finland to Indiana

Mexican-American conductor Robert Trevino is to be principal guest conductor of the RAI National Symphony Orchestra. Also known as “RAI Torino,” the group was formed in 1994 … »Read

Chamber Music and Its Audience Return to Alice Tully Hall

October 19 marks the opening of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center's 2021-22 season, with Alice Tully Hall welcoming audiences back after 18 months of shuttered silence. The 52-year-old … »Read

Orchestra Execs Moving Up

The Philadelphia Orchestra has promoted its manager of global affairs Danielle Allen [pictured] to director of education and community. As the orchestra’s “external ambassador” … »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.

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
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


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