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
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
Tracks from Bruce Springsteen, Mulatu Astatke, Nu Shooz, Hannah Holland, Gil Scott-Heron and others
New music to make you smile from Brighton, Kerry/Dublin and New York
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