Conor Biggs (standing) and Michel Stas’s  huge Schubert song survey, Schubertreise will open the 54-concert series

Everyone loves them, those compositions where different composers are invited to write different parts of the one work, or write pieces on the same or(...)

Eugenio Maria Fagiani. Photograph: YouTube

Sunday, July 15 Eugenio Fagiani St Michael’s Church, Dún Laoghaire, 8pm, €12, 087-9048190 There’s a widespread belief that classical musicians don’(...)

Organist David Leigh

Sunday, July 8th David Leigh St Michael’s Church, Dún Laoghaire; 8pm; €12; dunlaoghaireorganconcerts.ie David Leigh’s programme for St Michael’s, Dún(...)

Elaine Agnew’s ‘Make a Wish’ is one of the chosen works in ‘Music of Our Time’ at the NCH

SATURDAY 4 Pigeons on the Grass Alas St Thomas Parish Church, Eglantine Avenue, Belfast 7.30pm £13/£10; also Sun, Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin Adm free (...)

Check out the work of the Dublin Youth Orchestras, above, at the NCH on January 9th

We’re all familiar with the “tip of the iceberg” notion. What you see or know is sometimes only a fraction of the whole. That fraction can be unbelie(...)

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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A couple of years ago I had my ear bent by music lovers who were so upset about the severity of orchestral cutbacks in RTÉ that they seemed to be s(...)

Belfast conductor Courtney Lewis stands out as someone who is prepared to go that extra mile in shaping the nuance and colour of the orchestra’s playing. Photograph: Travis Anderson

The work of an orchestra is never done. A few days’ rehearsal leads to a concert, and then it’s on to the next programme. The personnel doesn’t cha(...)