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Classical Notes: NCH flies the flag for Europe with ambitious concert series

The National Concert Hall’s new International Concert Series aims ‘to offer fresh perspectives, and to champion the power of music as a force for good and change’

English soprano Nardus Williams will perform on October 14. Picture: Bertie Watson

The National Concert Hall (NCH) has chosen its hero for the coming season – Europe. Maybe it’s all the free airspace that Vladimir Putin has been getting recently for his alleged love of Russian art and music (and even religion) that has sparked a resounding counter-offensive by the powers that be at Earlsfort Terrace. Don’t forget, it’s not so long ago that Russia was considered part of Europe in a cultural context.

In any case, ...