Ivan Ilic at the Hugh Lane Gallery’s free Sundays at noon series

Sunday, September 29th The Book of Sounds Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin, hughlane.ie/forthcoming-sunday-concerts American composer Tom Johnson, a major (...)

Percussionist Colin Currie

Normally, the bread-and-butter programming of Great Music in Irish Houses comes mostly from the core classical repertoire. Last week, the 49th ed(...)

Nicole Lizée: clearly a woman with a fascination for film

The festival season starts in earnest every year in the run-up to the May bank holiday weekend. And all the major musical festivals have divulged deta(...)

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(...)

As a composer, Rzewski freely mixes elements that are often kept apart in modern music

At the Dublin International Piano Festival and Summer Academy, founded in 2013 by Archie Chen and Rhona Gouldson, the pianists who perform are also t(...)

Donnacha Dennehy: his approach to words and voices is reverential

Sometimes you really don’t end up where you thought you would. Last week the National Concert Hall presented Imagining Home, a series of concerts as (...)

Jörg Widmann. Photograph: Marco Borggreve

The Irish Chamber Orchestra has form when it comes to grappling with acoustic challenges. Back in the 1990s, the orchestra played a long game in tryi(...)

Rachmaninov’s Vigil suited the resonant acoustic of City Hall’s rotunda

Oskar von Riesemann published his biography of Rachmaninov based on interviews with the composer in 1934. The composer’s favourite was the cantata The(...)