Hector Berlioz in 1856. Our Lady’s Choral Society at the NCH with  conductor Proinnsías Ó Duinn and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, was careful to include an extract from his best-known work, the Symphonie fantastique, inspired by his passion for the Irish actress Harriet Smithson. Photograph: Nadar

When London’s Drury Lane theatre reopens this time next year following renovations, it will be with a run of Disney’s Frozen. You’d wonder what Hecto(...)

Ivan Ilic at the Hugh Lane Gallery’s free Sundays at noon series

Sunday, September 29th The Book of Sounds Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin, hughlane.ie/forthcoming-sunday-concerts American composer Tom Johnson, a major (...)

Contralto and conductor Nathalie Stutzmann: her Bach singing was finely focused and powerfully suggestive.

Quatuor Mosaïques are no strangers to Ireland or Kilkenny Arts Festival. This celebrated period-instruments string quartet made its Irish debut all of(...)

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(...)

Nathalie Stutzmann will perform in an all-Bach evening at St Canice’s Cathedral, Kilkenny.

Kilkenny Arts Festival kilkennyarts.ie Kilkenny Arts Festival gets into full swing, though the major evening concert of the opening weekend has had (...)

Kilkenny Arts Festival 2019: Rough Magic is staging Much Ado about Nothing. Photograph: Ste Murray

Two new collaborations with Rough Magic Theatre Company and a promenade production of Thomas Kilroy’s novel The Big Chapel staged in the town of Calla(...)

Principal guest conductor Nathalie Stutzmann with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra. Photograph: Maxwell

The new season’s offerings of both the National Concert Hall and the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra were announced at the end of last month. It’s a p(...)

Chiaroscuro quartet plays at The West Cork Chamber Music Festival in Bantry

The big summer festivals are on the way. The Great Music in Irish Houses festival June 11th-16th, the West Cork Chamber Music Festival June 29th to Ju(...)

French soloist Victor Julien-Laferrière plays with the RTÉ NSO on Friday, May 24th

TUESDAY 21 Boston Symphony Chamber Players NCH, Dublin, nch.ie They say that you can judge the quality of an orchestra by the quality of the chamber (...)

Joe O’Grady will play at  the Emily Anderson Memorial Concerts

Tuesday 19th Emily Anderson Memorial Concerts NCH Kevin Barry Recital Room, 7.30pm,  €17.50, tel: 01-4170000; also Thurs, Galway Music for Gal(...)

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