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 (...)

Kate Ellis: celebrating women composers

Finding a Voice Various venues, Clonmel, Co Tipperary Saturday March 10th 1pm. 3pm & 8pm southtippartscentre.ie  It’s the last day of Findin(...)

The Estonian Philharmonic Orchestra return as part of the celebration of the centenary of the foundation of the Republic of Estonia

WEDNESDAY 31 Classical Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir/Kaspars Putninš NCH, Dublin 8pm €27.50-€55 nch.ie It’s just over 10 years since the Esto(...)

The Music of Our Times series at the NCH features Australian composer Brett Dean

Tuesday, Jan 16 Music of Our Time NCH, Dublin 1.05pm €5 (students & teachers free) nch.ie The first of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra’s Mu(...)

In rehearsal at the National Concert Hall ahead of the  Chamber Music Gathering,  were, from left, David McElroy (violin), Siun Milne (violin), Ed Creedon (viola), Beth McNinch (viola) and Christopher Ellis (cello). Photograph: Mark Stedman

The National Concert Hall held its second Chamber Music Gathering last Saturday. The hall’s chief executive Simon Taylor describes the three-concert e(...)

German-Korean violinist Viviane Hagner

Every year the West Cork Chamber Music Festival is a musical matchmaker’s gamble. Musicians are brought together from around the world and, apart from(...)

Benjamin Hulett: soloist sounded at all times as if he owned the music.

The Irish public, it seems, can never get enough of Handel’s Messiah. It’s bankable for choral societies at any time of the year, though the tradition(...)

The Vanbrugh Quartet: they will receive the National Concert Hall Lifetime Achievement Award at a gala concert on Sunday

The Vanbrugh String Quartet, RTÉ’s quartet in residence from 1986 to 2013, will receive the National Concert Hall Lifetime Achievement Award at a gala(...)

Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato sang with a kind of effortless aplomb, as if singing of beauty and precision were something that could just be made to happen

The New York Philharmonic’s appearance at the National Concert Hall on Thursday was anything but orthodox for a visiting orchestra. There was no bi(...)