Jean Sibelius

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James Galway: His readiness to speak his mind extends to the banter he likes to engage in with his audiences

James Galway will turn 80 on Sunday. But the RTÉ Concert Orchestra got in early and held its celebration at the National Concert Hall last Wednesday. (...)

John Kinsella: ‘As I get older my music seems to get faster or more obsessed with speed and continuity and surprises.’

John Kinsella describes his Eleventh Symphony as “another nod in the direction of the great man”. The great man in question is Finnish composer Jean S(...)

The programme, devised by the choir’s chief conductor Justin Doyle, weaves arrangements by Reger, Holst, Vaughan Williams, Quilter and Doyle himself through the evening as well.

Saturday, 23rd  RIAS Kammerchor/Justin Doyle National Concert Hall, Dublin nch.ie Brahms’s two sets of Liebeslieder are at the heart of the fi(...)

Wexford Festival Opera: Leon Kim and Joo Won Kang in L’Oracolo. Photograph: Clive Barda/ArenaPal

L’ORACOLO and MALA VITA ★★★☆☆ The opening double bill of the 67th Wexford Festival Opera offers classic Wexford fare. The first half of the all-veris(...)

ConTempo Quartet: three Saturday morning concerts with  performers from different musical backgrounds

Saturday, March 24 3 Saturdays: 3 Kinds of Music Mick Lally Theatre, Druid Lane, Galway 11am thegalwaymusicresidency.ie The Galway Music Residency’s (...)

Tom of Finland has been a significant hit at the domestic box office

Tom of Finland had more in common with Walt Disney than the American animator would have cared to admit. Both created sharp, well-defined images that (...)

Annilese Miskimmon, above, was not the only applicant with an Irish connection who applied for the job

Belfast opera director Annilese Miskimmon has been appointed to Norway’s top opera job. She will take up her new post as opera director of Den Norske (...)

Tara Erraught: the Irish mezzo soprano of the moment gives recitals at Wexford Festival Opera, the NCH and in Galway. Photograph: Dieter Nagl/AFP/Getty Images

The new concert season kicks off in earnest on Friday, with one of the most explosive works ever written. Stravinsky’s still awe-inspiring Rite of (...)

Self-portrait by Tove Jansson, creator of the Moomin characters. © Moomin Characters™

Celebrations are taking place today across Finland, the beautiful Nordic country of lakes and islands as the 97th anniversary of the day Finns declare(...)