“Songs” gets ★★★★ in The Irish Times

Songs, the latest album by Ergodos Musicians – featuring arrangements by Garrett Sholdice and Benedict Schlepper-Connolly – is the ‘CD Choice’ in the Irish Times.

The Irish Times jazz critic Cormac Larkin gave the album a ★★★★ rating, writing:

‘Young Dublin…

 

“Songs” now on sale

Ergodos Musicians’ new album, Songs, is now on sale in the Ergodos shop.

Composers Garrett Sholdice and Benedict Schlepper-Connolly have arranged, re-composed, weaved and stitched material drawn from the songs they love. Working closely with vocalist Michelle O’Rourke,…

 

Ergodos Musicians to launch “Songs” album

Ergodos Musicians celebrate the release of their new album, Songs, with an intimate acoustic performance in the beautiful Georgian interior of the Little Museum of Dublin on St. Stephen’s Green on Thursday 3 July at 8pm. The album features diverse…

Michael McHale tour

Pianist Michael McHale, who premiered Garrett Sholdice’s piano concerto with the Irish Chamber Orchestra in March, will tour Northern Ireland between 21 and 24 May. McHale will play his own arrangements of traditional Irish material, as well as…

 

Elizabeth Hilliard & David Bremner to perform ‘Three Lieder…’

The soprano / piano duo of Elizabeth Hilliard and David Bremner will give another performance of Garrett Sholdice’s ‘Three Lieder After Franz Schubert’ in Dublin’s National Concert Hall on 21 May 2014. This miniature cycle of introspective, spectral…

 

Piano concerto video excerpt

You can now watch an excerpt of a performance of Garrett Sholdice’s Concerto for Piano and Small Orchestra on Vimeo. The soloist is Michael McHale, and orchestra is the Irish Chamber Orchestra under Gábor Tákacs-Nagy. The performance was…

Yet more praise for ‘I Call to You’

I Call to You, Ergodos Musicians’ critically acclaimed meditation on music by J.S. Bach, including music by Garrett Sholdice, has received yet more praise – this time from Michael Quinn, writing for the Classical Ear app.

Quinn gives the…

 

Praise for Concerto for Piano and Small Orchestra

Garrett Sholdice’s piano concerto received it’s first performances last week from pianist Michael McHale and the Irish Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Gábor Tákacs-Nagy.

The work has been described in the media as “mesmeric” and “rich in emotion”. Check…

 

Ioana Petcu-Colan to perform ‘Das Graue Licht’ in Belfast

On April 2 in Belfast, violinist Ioana Petcu-Colan will present an Ergodos-curated programme featuring J.S. Bach’s Partita # 2 and specially composed interludes by Garrett Sholdice, Andrew Hamilton, Simon O’Connor and Benedict Schlepper-Connolly. Check out a live recording of Ioana…