NB: Venue Garter Lane Theatre
Thursday 11th February 2016
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Michelle O’ Rourke, vocals
Seán Mac Erlaine, alto saxophone, bass clarinet
Kate Ellis, cello
Benedict Schlepper-Connolly, electric guitar, synthesiser
Garrett Sholdice, presenter, synthesiser
Programme will include arrangements of songs by Dowland, Thompson, Handel, Dennehy, Vivaldi, Earle, Perotin, The xx.
Presented by Music Network
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Garter Lane Theatre
Box Office 051 855038
Admission: €15.00, Students €5.00
Tickets also available at the door
Tickets will be available at the venue on the night of the concert for all Waterford Music Season Ticket Holders
Mid-Season Ticket to cover next 4 concerts also available on the night
@ €75 Couple, Individual €45, Student €12
Overview: Spring Season
Waterford- Music continue their 74th season of international series of recitals with four exciting and diverse evenings of chamber music. The longest running continuous series in the country has provided a platform in the Viking city for the cream of national and international classical artists for almost three quarters of a century.
On Thursday 11th February, Ergodos, a collective of Ireland’s most exciting and innovative performers draw on music from the past in their dramatic and bewitching interpretations of songs. Part of a Music Network tour, the set includes a wide range of genres. Songs by Steve Earle and Richard Thompson are in the mix with Handel, Vivaldi and more. This event takes place in Garter Lane Theatre, and marks a rare foray by the society to an alternative venue in the city, where the more intimate scale and technical specification will suit a different style of performance.
Strings dominate the next two events. Expect lashings of Italian panache when Trio di Parma join us on 9th March and ‘mesmerising dream team’ violinist Chloe Hanslip and pianist, Danny Driver stops off on the 1st April during their debut Irish tour with Music Network.
For the final event on Thursday 7th April, soprano, Róisín O Grady graces the elegant Large Room at City Hall with regular accompanist Malcolm Proud, himself a stalwart of the international Baroque music scene. An early music specialist, Róisín is renowned for the beauty of tone and expressive quality of her voice. The addition of cellist Aoife Nic Athlaoich will add an extra layer of richness to the Baroque selections by Purcell, Johnson and Strozzi. Also on the programme are lieder by Schubert and some of Beethoven’s Irish songs. This recital is dedicated to the memory of soprano Elizabeth Downey, one of the founding members of the society in 1942.
With the exception of the February event, all recitals take place at 8pm in the splendid Georgian Large Room at City Hall. The venue situated on Waterford’s elegant Mall is in walking distance of many excellent hotels and restaurants. Check out the eatwaterford.ie for some recommendations. Stay on and visit the award winning Waterford Treasures – Three Museums within a few paces of each other in the Viking Triangle situated a stone’s throw from the City Hall in the heart of Ireland’s oldest city.
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