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JoAnn Falletta conducts the RTÉ NSO in a programme of Strauss and Respighi at the NCH on Friday November 1st

Saturday 26  PHILIP GLASS RESIDENCY National Concert Hall, Dublin (also Sunday 27)  There’s a Philip Glass marathon at the National Concert(...)

Soprano Amy Ní Fhearraigh

Wednesday, September 25th Cara — A Celebration NCH, Dublin   It was a story you wouldn’t dare to make up. Mozart’s Così fan tutte is a tale of i(...)

 Shaun Davey and his partner Rita Connolly, who will perform in his tribute concert to the piper Liam O’Flynn.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

As he enters his eighth decade, and after a fallow period of two years, composer Shaun Davey has resolved to “spend the next years writing the best mu(...)

Gavan Ring

Saturday 20  Fidelio Trio NCH Kevin Barry Recital Room, Dublin The Fidelio Trio, with cellist, present a programme by members of the Irish Compo(...)

Irish violinist Mairéad Hickey.

Virtually everything I’ve come across about Galway’s stint as European Capital of Culture next year, has been negative. However, one shining beacon on(...)

Chiaroscuro quartet plays at The West Cork Chamber Music Festival in Bantry

The big summer festivals are on the way. The Great Music in Irish Houses festival June 11th-16th, the West Cork Chamber Music Festival June 29th to Ju(...)

Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho, whose music will be heard again in March at the New Music Dublin festival and in Louth  Contemporary Music Society’s Stations of the Sun in Dundalk in June. Photograph: Andrew Campbell

In October 2015 news of Waking the Nation, the Abbey Theatre’s 2016 season, begat Waking the Feminists. The issue was the paltry representation of wom(...)

Fiachra Garvey, right, rehearsing at home in Ballyknockan, Co Wicklow. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

SUNDAY 27 Bach to Beethoven NCH Kevin Barry Recital Room, Dublin 3pm €17.50 nch.ie Cellist Gerald Peregrine and pianist Fiachra Garvey are presenti(...)

Magdalena Kozená

This year has been rich in turning points. There was the launch of Irish National Opera in January. March brought the news that David Agler, artistic (...)

The RTÉ Concert Orchestra at rehearsal in the National Concert Hall. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

In Studio 1, RTÉ Concert Orchestra’s rehearsal space in the RTÉ radio building, 60 musicians (an expansion on the usual 45) are preparing to spend six(...)

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