Stephen Graham talks to composer and jazz musician Dylan Rynhart ahead of his Fuzzy Logic 3D Audio concert at Dublin's Centre for Creative Practices on 29 February.
Guests will have the opportunity to try out various instruments, and teachers will be on hand to discuss any questions children or adults may have about their music education.
Selected composers will be announced by Sir Peter Maxwell Davis during a concert with the London Sinfonietta at the Sounds New contemporary music festival, which takes place on 4?15 May this year.
The date for Ireland's national music day, Thursday, 21 June, was chosen to coincide with the International Music Day/F?te de la Musique, which is celebrated worldwide.
After the high of presenting Tri?r at the Abbey Theatre and before the high of presenting Andy Irvine at the Grand Social, the musician and promoter Conor Byrne spoke to The Journal of Music about his plans for the year ahead.
The Conservatory of Ghent, Belgium, together with the Belgian ensembles Ictus and Spectra, offers an 'Advanced Master in Contemporary Music' course, designed for performing musicians specialising in contemporary music.
American jazz trio the Bad Plus will perform Stravinsky's Rite of Spring in Dublin.
The Donegal Chamber Orchestra, which features students and amateur musicians from across the county, is seeking new members for the 2012?2013 season.
Fidelio Trio and Carol McGonnell tour Brahms, Messiaen and Bartok in March and April.
A fundraiser event for the Simon Community will be held in Dublin on Tuesday, 21 February, featuring D?nal Dineen and John Kelly.
Guidewires (T?la Custy on fiddle, P?draig Rynne on concertina, Sylvain Barou on flute, Paul McSherry on guitar and Karol Lynch on bouzouki) are playing the Harcourt Sessions next Monday, 27 February.
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