The Vanbrugh Quartet

The west Cork Chamber Music Festival in Bantry went out in a blitz of energy on Saturday, with the combined RTÉ Vanbrugh and Jupiter String Quartets i(...)

Vadim Gluzman

To see why the West Cork Chamber Music Festival in Bantry is so special, and why it commands a listenership of more than seven million people via Euro(...)

 Alan Buribayev launches the NSO season with a free concert today. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Oftentimes the things that matter most are not the ones that are talked about the most. Think of practices in the medical profession that can c(...)

The Irish people are justifiably proud of their traditional generosity to good causes. Despite the recession, 69 per cent of Irish people will (...)

Bees: imagine a world without them. No honey for your porridge. And probably no porridge, either. That’s a gentle nudge towards thinking about (...)

Sergei Nakariakov: ‘In nearly 50 years of concert-going I have never encountered trumpet playing like this’

The four concerts I attended this week set me thinking about music’s moral and emotional power. In Plato’s ideal republic, music would be stric(...)

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