Classical Notes: Could streaming be a silver lining for classical music?

Irish classical’s response to the pandemic has given streaming viewers an idea of how good our artists are right across the musical spectrum

Naomi Louisa O’Connell joins the epic line-up of singers taking part in Irish National Opera’s new free online series called Friday Opera Explorer

Concerts these days are inextricably linked with keeping an eye on social media networks for what’s going on when and where. It’s virtually impossible to keep up with the virtual music scene we now live in. Still, it’s a lot better than the pandemonium that swept the business last year and generated deep depressions globally because of the “wrecking ball” effect of the virus.

Something keeps niggling away at me that what has happened may ...