The Ophelia Quartet play the National Concert Hall on September 15th.

Sunday, September 15th Sunday String Quartet Series NCH Kevin Barry Recital Room, Dublin Most of the strands in the National Concert Hall’s new seas(...)

Seán Ó Dálaigh in Body Noise Work

SATURDAY 8 BODY NOISE WORK Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Dublin, 7.30pm €15/€10 eventbrite.ie There are nine artists involved in the last project by (...)

Clarinettist Katherine Spencer

Saturday Nov 10 Yury Revich, Benedict Kloeckner Birr Theatre & Arts Centre 8pm €16/€14/€8 birrtheatre.com; also Sun, Sligo; Mon, Castlebar; music(...)

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(...)

Pianist Thérèse Fahy: commissioned new pieces from seven Irish composers, and folded in a selection of Debussy’s own piano pieces with some of his instrumental works and songs

The centenary of the death of Debussy has led to a predictable upsurge in performances of his music. Mostly it’s been a matter of one-off extras, as i(...)

Georgy  Isaakyan  shifted the setting of Puccini’s La bohème to Paris in the late 1940s

Simon Walton’s International Leisure and Arts is the company that has been bringing productions of popular opera by Russian companies to the Bord Gáis(...)

If a way were found to appoint Simon Rattle (above), Mariss Jansons, Gustavo Dudamel or Bernard Haitink as principal conductor of the NSO, the standard would rise, as would attendances

The times they are a-changing. Both of RTÉ’s orchestras were in action last week in strong outings under their principal conductors. On Friday the RT(...)

David Bremner featured as pianist and composer at Echoes and Memories, curated by Gráinne Mulvey

The world of the classical concert is a highly ritualised affair. The dress code for performers is as formal as it is for weddings, although there ar(...)

Catherine Hammond painting.

MONDAY McKenna’s Fort The New Theatre, Dublin. Previews Mar 21-22. Opens Mar 21-Apr 2 7.30pm €16/€12.50 thenewtheatre.com With the centenary of the(...)

Horror films have always thrived on scenes featuring everyday objects moving in ways that simply shouldn’t be possible. The table raises itself off(...)

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