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(...)

Principal Guest Conductor of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, Nathalie Stutzmann Photograph: Maxwell Photography

Saturday, January 5th Chamber Music Gathering 2019 NCH Kevin Barry Recital Room, Dublin 11am; NCH Studio, Dublin 1pm; Newman University Church, St St(...)

Magdalena Kozená

This year has been rich in turning points. There was the launch of Irish National Opera in January. March brought the news that David Agler, artistic (...)

Wu Wei played at New Music Dublin 2018: Defrosted at the weekend.

You just can’t envy John Harris, the director of the New Music Dublin festival. At the beginning of March the so-called Beast from the East and Storm (...)

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(...)

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