The Bergen Philharmonic, which is certainly one of the oldest, played with great character in its Irish debut
Andrew Litton, who is in Dublin for one of his final appearances as conductor of the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, explains the job he has obsessed about since the age of 10
The new season is strong on singing and orchestral debuts, and composers from Sibelius to Mahler
Kilkenny’s 10-day immersion in Bach was a box-office success and provided a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity
A performance of JS Bach’s Mass in B Minor was the real highlight of the arts festival’s first weekend
This year the Kilkenny Arts Festival’s music strand focuses on the great composer. Here, five renowned interpreters reflect on his work
Classical music: The problem with HJ Lim’s in-your-face style is that, when nothing is normal, you can get to the point where nothing is abnormal either
The Russian quartet have been performing in various incarnations for 70 years, which is no mean feat: it isn’t easy to find new players who can keep up with the demands
Yeats might well have appreciated the wordiness of William Brooks’s Everlasting Voices, which revisits the poet’s ideals of ‘chaunting’
Having silenced a clutch of male critics, Erraught showed she has the X factor on stage at the NCH
The unique festival is spreading the word about its innovative approach to productions
O’Conor has done what many people thought impossible by putting Dublin on the piano map via the Dublin International Piano Competition. But now he worries for its future
Gilbert, conductor of the New York orchestra, will step down in 2017 after an innovative eight-season tenure that brought contemporary music to the fore. So, what next?
Doyle comes to the job as someone who knows how bruising the council can be to clients
Technical virtuosity was where it should be – a backdrop to effective communication with the audience
New bands to check out from Brooklyn, Stockholm and Washington DC
Your weekend soundtrack from Nils Frahm, Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch, Elliot Smith, Kendra Morris, Júníus Meyvant, Natalie Prass, Arca and others
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New Music Dublin has suffered numerous abuses in its short life and has been postponed for 2016. Can it be fixed?
Only one living Irish composer is part of the NCH’s seven-concert series for the 1916 centenary
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