Composer Linda Buckley wrote for Culture on RTÉ about process, passion and the power of music ahead of the New Music Dublin Festival next week

New Music Dublin - composer Linda Buckley on 'being the noise'
The next term of Mini Music starts on Saturday 1st April with some of the classes booked out but we still have some limited spaces available for the following
Mini Minors at 10.20am for ages 3 to 12 months
Mini Maxis at 1pm for ages 4-5 years
Mini Maxis at 1.45pm for ages 4-5 years

These 30-minute workshops take place on Saturdays at the National Concert Hall, and seek to provide an immersive...
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Mini Music | National Concert Hall
Still a few places available for Junior Songschool this Saturday for students aged 8 -12 years old.

Songschool is for children who are interested in writing and recording songs, performing them in concert, learning about music technology, and meeting people who love music as much as they do...not to mention forming bands and having fun!

Junior Songschool
RhythmWorks for Students | Master class for young music students
Saturday 25th March
Aimed at young music students of any instrument, RhythmWorks master classes are hands-on, interactive, educational, and are designed to equip students with the skills to play, read, process and understand rhythms at a higher level.

RhythmWorks master classes are offered at three levels:
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RhythmWorks for Students
The programmes for the New Music Dublin Festival Club have been confirmed. The Festival Club will feature informal performances by Crash Ensemble and Kirkos Ensemble and an evening curated by Kaleidoscope Night. The Festival Club takes place after the Main Auditorium concerts on 2nd, 3rd & 4th March and is free to New Music Dublin ticketholders.

New Music Dublin Festival Club | National Concert Hall, Dublin
A small number of tickets remain for ANÚNA on 16th March
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ANÚNA @ 30 - bringing Irish choral music worldwide
On Monday 20th February at 6.30pm, we welcome (Y)our Story as part of Dublin's Culture Connects: The National Neighbourhood, working across the South Central area. Over the past few months, communities in Ballyfermot, Drimnagh and South Circular Road including the Islamic Foundation of Ireland Amal Group, Fatima Groups United, Labre Park women’s group and Bosco Youth Centre, have been working...
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We are delighted that our Music & Science: Quavers to Quadratics programme is being funded as part of this national investment.

Through an engaging series of practical workshops, primary school children explore why different instruments look and sound the way they do; and examine sound, resonance and vibration using both musical and scientific equipment.

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The next Bring Along a Baby performances take place over the Easter holidays on Tuesday 18th April at 10.30am & 12.30pm.

Bring Along a Baby is an informal, relaxed, accessible chamber music recital of the highest standard, aimed primarily at parents, while babies or very young children sleep, feed and play.

Easter Bring Along a Baby
Not long to go now until New Music Dublin 2017!
Highlights include
Irish premieres of Gerald Barry’s Alice’s Adventures Under Ground and Lisbon
Irish premieres of Adès’ Totentanz and Living Toys
Gerald Barry and Thomas Adès to perform piano duets in opening concert
International operatic superstars perform with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra: Simon Keenlyside & Christianne Stotijn
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David Bowie's album Blackstar won five GRAMMYs 2017 last night and saxophonist & collaborator Donny McCaslin accepted some the awards on his behalf.
Donny McCaslin is here at the Hall in October to perform from the album Beyond Now, a highly anticipated album dedicated to Bowie and we are delighted to announce a second date for October 24th. Tickets are on sale now
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Band member accepts on behalf of Bowie | Acceptance Speech | 59th GRAMMYs

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On Thursday 16th March, ANÚNA, Ireland’s world-renowned chamber choir, celebrate their 30th Anniversary with a rare Irish performance of new works, and popular compositions and arrangements by founder, Michael McGlynn.

Tickets from €20 are selling very quickly so get booking!

Anúna 30th Anniversary Concert
The National Concert Hall in association with the National String Quartet Foundation hosted the inaugural National Concert Hall Chamber Music Gathering on 7th January 2017, bringing together several generations of Ireland’s finest string players for three concerts taking place over one glorious day of chamber music.

Following three days of intensive rehearsal, Ireland’s leading professional...
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Congratulations to Ed Bennett Composer who received an award from the PRS for Music Composers' Fund.
Ed's work Psychedelia receives its world premiere on March 3rd with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra & conductor Thomas Adès as part of the New Music Dublin Festival 2017

Ed Bennett announced as recipient of a Composers’ Fund award
The Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra and its conductor, Yuri Temirkanov, were back at the National Concert Hall last week doing what they do best: playing Russian music. - Michael Dervan of The Irish Times on last week's visit of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra #ics1617

St Petersburg Philharmonic brings Russian luxury to Dublin
"The sense of privilege was inescapable. To be one of a small number of people present at an intimate performance of music so beautiful felt like a royal invitation."
Review on AllAboutJazz of Erik Friedlander's Oscalypso last weekend in the Kevin Barry Recital Room. Note Productions

Erik Friedlander At National Concert Hall, Dublin
This May, one of the seminal artists of our time, Laurie Anderson will take up a unique residency at the National Concert Hall.

This residency will see her create and debut three new performances exclusively at the Hall as part of her ongoing work, The Language of The Future.

Laurie Anderson Residency: The Language of The Future