Principle conductor of the Irish Chamber Orchestra. Photograph: Marco Borggreve

German composer, clarinettist and conductor Jörg Widmann, principal conductor of the Irish Chamber Orchestra, is one of the most energetic people I’ve(...)

Stanley Townsend will perform in Rough Magic’s production of Mike McCormack’s award-winning novel Solar Bones. Photograph: Peter Searle

Like everyone, most of my culture over the past few months has been online. And a great deal of what I have seen, while occasionally wonderful, has se(...)

Individual players in the orchestra could work on their own parts from their own homes

You don’t have to be in pandemic lockdown to get into crazy areas of music-making. Back in 1946, when 78rpm shellac records were the norm, the greates(...)

The Ficino Quartet has put together one of the most intriguing programmes of the National Concert Hall’s Sunday afternoon string quartet concerts

Sunday 8 Elizabeth Hilliard, Lina Andonovska Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin The Hugh Lane Gallery’s free Sundays at Noon concert has a contemporary cast(...)

Violinist Patrick Rafter: Far-sighted musical vision. Photograph: Tom Honan for The Irish Times.

There is no escaping the fact that Kilkenny Arts Festival’s music programme has been taken in a new direction by Olga Barry, whose first festival as a(...)

Soprano Majella Cullagh sings two arias for RTÉ Concert Orchestra’s latest lunchtime   concert on Tuesday

 Tuesday 6 RTÉ COConcert Orchestra/Conor Palliser NCH, Dublin Cork comes to Dublin for the RTÉ Concert Orchestra’s latest lunchtime (1.05pm) con(...)

The big musical focus of Kilkenny Arts Festival is the chamber music of Brahms. Festival director Eugene Downes has found space for songs, choral musi(...)

The festival is presenting its first full-scale staged opera, The Return of Ulysses, Claudio Monteverdi’s retelling of Homer’s Odyssey, which has never before been staged in Ireland.

With Galway International Arts Festival safely (and, by most accounts, successfully) packed away for another year, the stage is set for the summer’s l(...)

New York-based Irish clarinettist Carol McGonnell played at the Airbnb International Hub on Hanover Quay

Kilkenny Arts Festival has announced full details of its 2018 programme which will run from Thursday, August 9th to Sunday, August 19th. It is the las(...)

Alan Rusbridger: in Galway on Sunday for an encounter with the Irish pianist Finghin Collins

Sunday, April 29th Play It Again Town Hall Theatre, Galway; 8pm; €18, €20/€6; 091-705962, tht.ie Five years ago, when he was editor of the Guardian, (...)

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