Jane O'leary

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 The title page of the printed programme for the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra’s concert at the National Concert Hall on Friday has a banner headline “Towards 2022”. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

What are you looking forward to in 2022? The Winter Olympics? The Fifa World Cup? The Commonwealth Games? Or, perhaps less likely because they are ann(...)

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(...)

Soprano Sylvia O’Brien performed at Sounding Out at Seanad Éireann

A couple of years ago I found myself in discussion with a media researcher about a column I had written on gender balance in the arts. My conclusion p(...)

Pianist Thérèse Fahy: commissioned new pieces from seven Irish composers, and folded in a selection of Debussy’s own piano pieces with some of his instrumental works and songs

The centenary of the death of Debussy has led to a predictable upsurge in performances of his music. Mostly it’s been a matter of one-off extras, as i(...)

Anna Devin: she is one of those singers whose sheer fluency and ease of command can quite mask the extremity of some of the demands she masters in performance

The first half of the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir’s concert under Kaspars Putnins at the National Concert Hall last Wednesday was devoted to m(...)

Elaine Agnew’s ‘Make a Wish’ is one of the chosen works in ‘Music of Our Time’ at the NCH

SATURDAY 4 Pigeons on the Grass Alas St Thomas Parish Church, Eglantine Avenue, Belfast 7.30pm £13/£10; also Sun, Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin Adm free (...)

RTÉ Contempo Quartet

SUNDAY 17th, SEPTEMBER CLASSICAL Elisaveta Blumina (piano)  Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin, noon, Adm free, hughlane.ie Dublin-based, St Peters(...)

Hartford-born Jane O’Leary has been living in Ireland for 45 years. She arrived as a serialist under the influence of one of her teachers, Milton Babb(...)

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(...)

H H H Galway’s ensemble in residence, the ConTe(...)