Nathalie Stutzmann, principal guest conductor of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra 2018. Photograph: Simon Fowler

Irish theatre put forward its best gender-neutral aspirations last week. Ten leading organisations in Dublin, Cork and Galway got together and announc(...)

Nathalie Stutzmann, principal guest conductor of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, was not mentioned on   RTÉ  during a piece   about the National Concert Hall’s  Female Conductor Programme. Photograph:  Maxwell

Why did Nathalie Stutzmann, principal guest conductor of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, not even get a mention on Morning Ireland when RTÉ Radio(...)

National Concert Hall Female Conductor  Finale: 12 young conductors gather on Wednesday. Photograph: Mark Stedman

Sunday, June 24th Paul McNamara Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin; noon; free; hughlane.ie The Limerick tenor Paul McNamara, who is based in Germany, where h(...)

Simon Rattle. I found a huge amount to admire in the LSO’s performance of Mahler’s Ninth Symphony under Rattle.

It’s probably a combination of factors that has had me thinking about audience sizes. There was the announcement of the redevelopment of the National (...)

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(...)

A beautifully reserved account of the Cello Concerto from Alban Gerhardt

It’s time to start figuring out how the circle is going to be squared. RTÉ has issued a five-year strategy document covering the years 2018 to 2022. I(...)

Saturday, February 17 Czech Philharmonic Orchestra NCH, Dublin; 8pm; €40-€80; also Sunday 3.15pm, €15/€10; and Sunday 8pm, €19.50-€45; nch.ie The Cze(...)

RTÉ Concert Orchestra:  what’s the score? Photograph: Mark Stedman

People ask me questions all the time. Well, not literally. But, since my face is known, people I’ve never met do regularly come up to me at concerts w(...)

Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov:  ‘What he does with his hands is technically incredible,’ according to one of  the world’s greatest living pianists,  Martha Argerich

There was a real sense of special occasion for last week’s NCH debut by the of the 26-year-old Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov. And why not? Trifonov (...)

JoAnn Falletta makes her Dublin debut at the National Concert Hall

Saturday. November 25 RTÉ CO/JoAnn Falletta NCH, Dublin 8pm €15-€45/€12-€40.50 nch.ie New Yorker JoAnn Falletta, who was principal conductor of the(...)

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