RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, which is without a principal conductor and recently lost its leader, Helena Wood

The Government has spoken about the future of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra. Last week the Cabinet “authorised the initiation of discussions on (...)

Sebastian Heindl: senior section winner of 2017’s Northern Ireland International Organ Competition

Saturday, July 30th West Cork Chamber Music Festival Various venues; Bantry, Co. Cork; until Sunday, July 8th; westcorkmusic.ie The West Cork Chamber(...)

Daria van den Bercken: celebrates the influence of dance music on the piano

Tuesday, November 21 The piano has been dancing Emily Anderson Concert Hall, NUI Galway. 8pm, €18/€20/€6 musicforgalway.ie The Dutch-Russian pianist (...)

The music at Killruddery House is always given in the orangery, a special high-ceilinged conservatory for growing fruit trees

At some point during last Thursday’s concert I found myself thinking about happiness. It was day three in this year’s Festival of Great Music in Irish(...)

The album title might suggest something Italian, but the big piece here is the Sonata in B flat by the Belgian composer and violinist Henri Vieuxtemps(...)

The wonder of Mark Padmore’s singing is not to do with beauty of tone, although there is plenty of that – it’s to do with the pliability of line

The highlights of last week’s West Cork Chamber Music Festival were vocal. And English tenor Mark Padmore was responsible for both: Schubert’s Winter(...)

Deirdre Gribbin’s new piece was commissioned for the centenary of the Battle of the Somme, in which her great-uncle fought

The West Cork Chamber Music Festival opened on Friday with a new work by Deirdre Gribbin, commissioned for the centenary of the Battle of the Somme. (...)

Tara Erraught: the Irish mezzo soprano of the moment gives recitals at Wexford Festival Opera, the NCH and in Galway. Photograph: Dieter Nagl/AFP/Getty Images

The new concert season kicks off in earnest on Friday, with one of the most explosive works ever written. Stravinsky’s still awe-inspiring Rite of (...)

Horror films have always thrived on scenes featuring everyday objects moving in ways that simply shouldn’t be possible. The table raises itself off(...)

The works on this disc were written between 1900 and 1916 by Poland’s greatest composer after Chopin, one who had absorbed the impressionism of Deb(...)

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