Jessye Norman: the American soprano has died aged 74. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty

Jessye Norman, the soprano who brought a sumptuous, shimmering voice to a broad range of roles at opera houses around the world, died on Monday in New(...)

Dutch violinist Simone Lamsma received beautifully-judged support from the National Symphony Orchestra.

Composers can be very disparaging about each other’s work, and also about their own. Mozart wrote about one of his late pieces for a mechanical organ (...)

Kazuki Yamada. Photograph: Marco Borggreve

WEDNESDAY 29  Blackwater Valley Opera Festival Lismore and other centres in Co Waterford until June 3rd. blackwatervalleyoperafestival.com The (...)

Dr Richard Strauss was found to have sexually assaulted more than 170 Ohio State athletes, male and female, over a 20 year period during his time as chief doctor. Photo: Angie Wang/AP Photo

One student at Ohio State University reported to Dr Richard Strauss’s office complaining of a sore throat. The sports department physician then spent (...)

Dr Richard Strauss: Investigators say more than 100 male students were sexually abused by Strauss who died in 2005. Photograph: Ohio State University/AP

At least 177 male students were sexually abused by an Ohio State University team doctor who died in 2005, according to investigators. The university (...)

Tara Erraught, Ireland’s most successful mezzo-soprano.

Friday 26th Tara Erraught, John O’Conor NCH, Dublin It’s a first-time collaboration between Tara Erraught, Ireland’s most successful mezzo-soprano, a(...)

Los Angeles composer Steven Takasugi:  his Sideshow is, on reflection, theatrical as well as musical

Die tote Stadt (The Dead City), Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s third opera, provides an almost textbook example of the vagaries of operatic fortune. In Dec(...)

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(...)

Contempo Quartet

Music for Galway has been running a mid-January chamber music festival for the last 15 years. It took place at Taibhdhearc na Gaillimhe from 2004 to (...)

RTÉ ConTempo Quartet

Sunday January 13 RTÉ CONTEMPO QUARTET  The Model, Sligo 3pm €20/€10/€5 con-brio.org Luisa McConville’s Con Brio Sligo Music Series is celebrati(...)

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