David Fennessy

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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 (...)

Clarinettist Katherine Spencer

Saturday Nov 10 Yury Revich, Benedict Kloeckner Birr Theatre & Arts Centre 8pm €16/€14/€8 birrtheatre.com; also Sun, Sligo; Mon, Castlebar; music(...)

Wu Wei played at New Music Dublin 2018: Defrosted at the weekend.

You just can’t envy John Harris, the director of the New Music Dublin festival. At the beginning of March the so-called Beast from the East and Storm (...)

Siobhán Cleary: declined a lucrative Arts Council commission on the basis of gender bias. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The news that an established Irish composer declined a lucrative Arts Council commission on the basis of gender bias has to be a matter for serious co(...)

Simon Rattle conducts the London Symphony Orchestra in Mahler’s Ninth Symphony

Wednesday, April 18 LSO/Simon Rattle  NCH, Dublin. 8pm €50-€110 nch.ie If you haven’t booked your ticket to hear Simon Rattle and the London S(...)

Powder Her Face, National Opera House, Wexford

Saturday, February 24th   Powder Her Face National Opera House, Wexford, 8pm €30/€27, 053-9122144/1850-467372 and on tour to Kilkenny, Navan, (...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin said: ‘We should make an objective assessment of what the two full orchestras would cost and take that out of the licence fee and ringfence it.’ File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Everyone seems to be on the same page when it comes to RTÉ and its orchestras. The belief that the national broadcaster is readying itself either to d(...)

Chamber Choir Ireland

The way David Fennessy tells it becoming a composer was either unlikely or inevitable. He’s from Maynooth, and grew up there in the 1970s in “a not pa(...)

Enda Kenny, Heather Humphreys and Paschal Donohoe at the Creative Ireland launch. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Last week’s announcement of Creative Ireland could be the turning point of the century for arts and culture in this country. In political terms, the a(...)

Georgy  Isaakyan  shifted the setting of Puccini’s La bohème to Paris in the late 1940s

Simon Walton’s International Leisure and Arts is the company that has been bringing productions of popular opera by Russian companies to the Bord Gáis(...)

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