Discotekken on ice takes place on Saturday December 20th at the Point Village and features disco and ice-rinks rolled into one yuletide experience.

The season of Christmas encompasses a range of things for all who celebrate it. However, for those less inclined to ring in the end-of-year festivitie(...)

It was in standard classical and romantic repertoire that the orchestra most strongly proclaimed the individuality of Richard Tognetti (foreground)

The world would be a better place if we knew the chemical formula for the relationship between the Australian Chamber Orchestra and its lead violin(...)

The Gloaming lineup: Thomas Bartlett, Iarla Ó Lionáird, Martin Hayes, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh and Dennis Cahill

There are some nights that illuminate your mind for a long time afterwards. A Sunday in January at the National Concert Hall. A packed room exuding(...)

Chi-Chi Nwanoku is a double bassist and a founder member of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Chi-Chi Nwanoku is a double bassist and a founder member of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. The eldest of five children of a Nigerian fathe(...)

National Concert Hall:  Minister for Arts Jimmy  Deenihan said yesterday  the coming period will be one of change at the venue. Photograph Brenda Fitzsimons

A former leading board member of the National Concert Hall has said he would not have resigned had he known of Government plan(...)

The National Concert Hall in Dublin.

Differences of opinion on “governance and board focus” led to five members quitting the board of the National Concert Hall ear(...)

Håkan Hardenberger: makes the trumpet sound conversational rather than rawly, militarily assertive

The churning in Ireland’s orchestras continues. The Ulster Orchestra has once again parted company early with a chief executive. Just over a ye(...)

Julian Milone, whose elaboration of Bach’s Chaconne in D minor by way of an orchestration of Mendelssohn’s piano part made little sense

It looked like an interesting swap. Joshua Bell had been billed to open his NCH concert with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, in Bach’s Double (...)

The first opera production of the year was – where else? – in Cork last weekend, when the CIT Cork School of Music presented Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro (above)

There’s something about opera and Cork. It’s not just that the city has a theatre called the Cork Opera House: it’s that Cork just won’t lie down w(...)

A choir in tune with its sexuality

The Glória choir are wearing black tonight, accented with a rainbow of ties in solid colours for the men and big red-silk flowers for the women. When (...)