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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 (...)

Chinese pianist Zee Zee aka Zhang Zuo. Photograph: Marco Borggreve

Tuesday 16 RTÉCO/JONATHAN BLOXHAM NCH, Dublin 8pm €12-€39.50 nch.ie Chinese pianist Zee Zee, aka Zhang Zuo, has come up with a moniker that’s bound (...)

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(...)

Spain’s Jaime Martin, principal conductor of the RTÉ NSO

The Association of British Orchestras (ABO) held its big talking shop in Belfast last week, hosted by the Ulster Orchestra. The theme for the ABO’s an(...)

 Nathalie Stutzmann, the new principal guest conductor of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra,  begins her tenure with a programme at the National Concert Hall on Friday

RTÉ NSO/Nathalie Stutzmann National Concert Hall, Dublin Friday, September 29th 7.30pm €13-€35 nch.ie The RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra’s new princ(...)

‘It has been a particularly gruelling competition, with a higher proportion of players striving to make an impression through sheer volume than I remember from any previous year.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

I experienced a real shock to the system last Thursday. The Ulster Orchestra was at the National Concert Hall for a first Dublin appearance at the (...)

Gábor Takács-Nagy: his Haydn is anything but routine

The new orchestral season got under way in earnest last week: the Irish Chamber Orchestra was in action at the RDS in Dublin on Thursday and the RT(...)

Séamus Crimmins: “I think I have done all I can to consolidate the standing of the ensembles and, in particular, to lift artistic standards while facing down unprecedented financial challenges”

Most music lovers in Ireland take it for granted, as if it’s the natural order of things. RTÉ is the dominant force in the country’s orchestral life, (...)