Only one living Irish composer is part of the NCH’s seven-concert series for the 1916 centenary
Many years ago I wrote about music for a while under a female pseudonym. It was a real eye-opener
The Swedish Chamber Orchestra offered an alternative to ‘stouter’ performances of Brahms's second symphony
NI Opera’s ‘Turandot’ is stunning, while Leif Ove Andsnes enjoys stint at the NCH
The renaming of Wexford Opera House is odd: what’s fine for a festival does not necessarily make sense for a national institution
Some might have found performances with Mahler and Disney at their core to be OTT, but there was plenty to be moved by
Interview: Bardon, a Led Zeppelin fan who came to opera late, is home in Dublin for Mahler’s Resurrection symphony
That question was arguably answered in concerts at the National Concert Hall and University Church last week
And, in another NCH show, Basel Symphony Orchestra and conductor Dennis Russell Davies memorably take on a major flop
The second year of the Ros Tapestry Suite saw top-notch piano performances of five commissioned compositions
The conductor has done it all and is marked out by the strength of his commitment to new music
Lang Lang takes a strict approach to consistency – so is two out of three acceptable when it comes to a concert?
Navan’s Brian Byrne has taken a break from scoring Hollywood films to set a James Joyce poetry collection to music
Organisers have had to change schedule for next year’s event after failing to secure venues
The Bergen Philharmonic, which is certainly one of the oldest, played with great character in its Irish debut
New bands to check out from Brooklyn, Stockholm and Washington DC
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