Dick O'Riordan

Dick O'Riordan

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Those who have pigged out on the Brahmsfest provided by the RTE National Symphony Orchestra over the past three weeks might like to come down to earth via the RTE Concert Orchestra’s Cinema Season, which takes place over the next three Wednesdays at

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It’s a real choice between good and evil, though you can have both, at the Gaiety Theatre from April 22 to 30 when Opera Ireland’s spring season alternates Rossini’s La Cenerentola and Gounod’s Faust.

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The Rathmines & Rathgar Musical Society may be amateur by virtue of its constitution, but everything it does has the mark of professionalism.

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Those thinking of a musical spring break should mark in the Vogler Spring Festival as a very enticing option.

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Whatever they are doing in Derry to produce young pianists, they are doing it right.

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Whatever they are doing in Derry to produce young pianists, they are doing it right.

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I finally caught up with the RTE Horizons 2006 lunchtime series in the National Concert Hall for the last of its four concerts last Tuesday.

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Happy birthday, Amadeus. Mozart is the man of the week and of the year.

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Dervish dancers from Turkey, operatic gymnasts from Beijing, floor-pounding flamenco from Andalucia and now demon drummers from Japan: the National Concert Hall has spiced up its classical agenda with colourful cultural acts from abroad.

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There's little doubt that it's a happy New Year for two of Ireland's premier institutions in the world of classical music and opera, thanks to a government budget that hit the high notes for the National Concert Hall and Wexford Festival Opera.

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Ireland Promoting New Music (IPNM) is an organisation that was set up early this year to promote contemporary music and bring it to a wider audience.

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Britain's Philharmonia Orchestra, which claims to be the most-recorded symphony orchestra in the world - and with more than a thousand releases to its credit it has few challengers - will perform in the National Concert Hall on October 1 as part of t

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Starting out from its home base in Limerick on September 22, the Irish Chamber Orchestra goes on the march along the west coast from Limerick to Donegal, taking in eight venues in ten days.

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Starting out from its home base in Limerick on September 22, the Irish Chamber Orchestra goes on the march along the west coast from Limerick to Donegal, taking in eight venues in ten days.

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The National Chamber Choir of Ireland has performed many outstanding concerts under its leader Celso Antunes over the past three years, not least because of its ability to pick themes and develop them in highly original ways.