Updated Mar 4, 2015

Domingo Retires Baritone Role from His Rep

Plácido Domingo will not sing the baritone role of the Conte di Luna in the Salzburg production of Il trovatore this summer after all. The Festival has announced that he “decided to … »Read

KenCen Announces 2015-16, Complete

The Kennedy Center has announced its 2015-16 season in one huge package including theater, ballet, chamber music, opera, and orchestra. It’s an impressive lineup of some 2,000 events, some … »Read

Auckland Philharmonia Taps Music Director

Italian-Danish conductor Giordano Bellincampi is to become music director of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra as of 2016. He has signed a three-year contract and will next conduct the orchestra … »Read

Frank Music Co. Store Will Close

On Friday March 6, New York City’s last remaining classical sheet music store, the Frank Music Company, will close. In its glory days, this was a place where musicians bought their scores … »Read

Premature Clapper Gets His Just Desserts

The audience member who has to be the first one to clap as the performance ends in a pianissimo--often when the conductor hasn’t even put his arms down—is the one we love to hate. Talk … »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.

Aleksey Semenenko, violinist
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March 2015
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August 2014
Takaoki Onishi

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