Updated Oct 24, 2014

Massive Cuts Will Alter La Monnaie's Trademark Programming

La Monnaie’s Intendant Peter de Caluwe describes it as “a cultural blackout.” A headline in the Belgian newspaper, Le Soir, reads, The Murder of Federal Culture , encapsulating … »Read

Klinghoffer: Orchestra and Chorus, Front and Center

The relentless historical and emotional weight of The Death of Klinghoffer is carried not by the victim, Leon Klinghoffer, or even by his Palestinian executioner, Mamoud. It is the opera’s … »Read

Confession of a Critic: Carmen as 'hackneyed espagnolerie'

Earlier this fall, I ended a review of Bizet's Carmen with a flippant dig at what I called the "hackneyed espagnolerie " of its score. How can such an opera fan find fault with one of … »Read

Sting's The Last Ship Opens Sunday on B'way

NEW YORK (AP) — The actors in Sting’s musical The Last Ship have plenty of pressure these days. The show is making its Broadway debut. There are last-minute changes. And Sting is … »Read

The Hideous Language of Klinghoffer's Detractors

Alex Ross, as usual, has done his homework. In his review of/commentary on The Death of Klinghoffer , he recounts very specifically not so much the heinous acts of terrorism portrayed on … »Read




‘Why I Left Muncie’ by Sedgwick Clark

'Law and Disorder’ by GG Arts Law

'Career Advice' by Legendary Manager Edna Landau

'The New Classical' by Christian B. Carey

‘An American in Paris by Frank Cadenhead

‘Berlin Times’ by Rebecca Schmid

‘Munich Times by Andrew Powell

‘The Torn Tutu’ by Rachel Straus

‘A Rich Possession’ by James Conlon


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.

Julie Adams, soprano
New Artist of the Month
October 2014
Isaac Selya, conductor
New Artist of the Month
September 2014
Simone Porter, violinist
New Artist of the Month
August 2014
Takaoki Onishi

New Artist of the Month
July 2014
Omer Meir Wellber

New Artist of the Month
June 2014
Peabody Southwell

New Artist of the Month
May 2014
Katarina Bradić

New Artist of the Month
April 2014
The Dover Quartet
New Artist of the Month
March 2014
Francesca Rose dePasquale, violinist
New Artist of the Month
February 2014
Maria Perrotta, pianist
New Artist of the Month
January 2014
Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violinist
New Artist of the Month
December 2013
Lisa Chavez, mezzo-soprano
New Artist of the Month
November 2013


Since 1960, each year Musical America honors several outstanding musicians with an award for excellence.


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