Jürgen Simpson

Live Reviews: Marie Keyrouz and her Vocal Ensemble of Peace
St Mary’s Cathedral, Limerick15 November 2007There are rare moments when one is transported far from the loud buzz of now and flung helplessly and totally into another age. Once there, and with perhaps some discomfort, one catches a glimpse of...
A review of the fourth RTÉ Living Music Festival which featured the music of Steve Reich.
Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray, 29th September 2005There is a sense that the diverse universes of music in this country appear to co-exist in polite parallel, often touching but never fully merging. Despite the integration of adjacent and often disparate methods,...
Sonorities Festival 2005.
Irish Chamber OrchestraRaymond Deane: Concursus (world première); Thurs 21 April 2005St Mary’s Church, Mallow, Co. Cork; Katherine Hunka, DirectorRaymond Deane’s Concursus, written for the Irish Chamber Orchestra to whom it is collectively...
A new book on Seán Ó Ríada's life and work.
Dear Editor,In response to the Cork reader whose recent letter (March/April 2003) expressed dismay at Up North! festival’s ‘dublin-centric’ programming and coverage: You mentioned both the Crash Ensemble and the Whispering Gallery as the...
National Symphony OrchestraWilliam Eddins, conductorNational Concert Hall, Dublin28th January 2003Horizons 2 – Featured Composer: Stephen GardnerAdams – LollapaloozaGardner – Wanting, Not WantingLindberg – CantigasGardner – WallopI...
Cicada String Quartet, The Coach House, Dublin Castle, Friday 6 December 2002. Hallgrimsson – String Quartet No. 2 (1990); Ore – Cirrus (2002); Sørenson – The Lady of Shalott (1993); Volans – String Quartet No.7 Similarity No.1...
RTÉ Living Music Festival, 27 OctoberMahony Hall, The HelixNational Symphony OrchestraZsolt Nagy, conductorChritian Lindberg, tromboneBodley — Configurations (1967) L. Mozart — Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra (1755)Berio —...