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 (...)

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 (...)

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(...)

Roman Catholic composer James MacMillan here follows his St John and St Luke Passions with a work that moves into the period after the Crucifixion. (...)

This strongly performed collection opens with Vaughan Williams’s folksily pastoral 1944 Oboe Concerto. The Scottish and Irish traditional music inf(...)

The American poet Wallace Stevens once remarked that “the true religious force in the world is not the church but the world itself”. The British poet (...)

Nora Sourouzian  and Brian Mulligan in dress rehearsals for Thérèse. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

When I was young, six or seven, I saw part of a film being shot in the Phoenix Park. It turned out to be about the most unglamorous thing you could im(...)

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