NADINA MACKIE JACKSON

SOLO BASSOONIST

UPCOMING CONCERTS

Date City Venue
09/25/16 Toronto Heliconian Hall

Time: 3:00PM. Admission: $30/20. BASSOON OUT LOUD – OPHELIA SPEAKS. Nadina Mackie Jackson, solo bassoon, with Bijan Sepanji, Steve Koh, Rory McLeod, Bryan Lu and Joe Phillips, Vivaldi Concerti no.14 & 27, Lussier Le Dernier Chant d’Ophelie with works for solo strings. BUY TICKETS
10/24/16 Toronto Heliconian Hall

Time: 7:00PM. Admission: $30/20. 
BASSOON OUT LOUD – IN THE EVENT OF TRUE HAPPINESS. Ninja poet Harry Posner reading his original works of poetry and prose. Nadina plays Silver Angel by Constantine Caravassilis. BUY TICKETS
11/14/16 Toronto Heliconian Hall

Time: 7:00PM. Admission: $30/20. 
BASSOON OUT LOUD – FOLK TO BAROQUE Songs new and timeless, written and sung by Canada’s great Valdy Horsdal, with Karel Roessingh, piano and Nadina Mackie Jackson, solo bassoon. BUY TICKETS
12/05/16 Toronto Heliconian Hall

Time: 7:00PM. Admission: $30/20. 
BASSOON OUT LOUD – KICK-ASS MUSIC FOR BASSOON AND PIANO Stellar pianist Stephan Sylvestre and Nadina Mackie Jackson play Prokofiev’s glorious Opus 94 and the mysterious, magnificently tortured Skalkottas Sonata Concertante for piano and bassoon. BUY TICKETS
12/19/16 Toronto Heliconian Hall

Time: 5:00PM. Admission: $30/20. 
BASSOON OUT LOUD – VIVALDI CHRISTMAS CONCERT Nadina’s Holiday tradition, six festive and rarely-heard bassoon concerti performed by Toronto’s top professional bassoonists, including Michael Sweeney, Catherine Chen and Nadina, with chamber strings and harpsichord. BUY TICKETS

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Nadina’s paintings are available for purchase through her online shop!

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BASSOON OUT LOUD

Launched a new, 12 concert series in Toronto called Bassoon Out Loud, next show is on September 25 at 3 pm at Heliconian Hall.

Our season roster showcases a huge range of performers and repertoire, from Vivaldi to brand spanking new concerti. Guest artists include my lifelong friend and writer Leslie Magowan, ninja poet Harry Posner, singer songwriter extraordinaire Valdy, lyric mezzo Paula Arceniega, Canadian superstar keyboardists Heather Taves, Rachael Kerr, Karel Roessingh, Paul Jenkins and Stephan Sylvestre, flute virtuoso Leslie Newman,the dynamic bassoon section of the Toronto Symphony including Michael Sweeney, Catherine Chen & Samuel Banks, and a team of the best bright-eyed, concerto-slinging string players in the country. We even have a Major Tom singalong! All shows come with an allergy warning —- these concerts may contain bassoon concerti.

TICKETS are $30 ($20 for seniors/students) Season Passes, 12 concerts for $300 ($200 for seniors/students)

Consider sponsoring a Student Season Pass and open a door to the imagination for a young bassoonist!

Audience comments from first show (The Company You Keep):

“It was so great to hear your lovely playing last night. I had forgotten how gorgeous the sound of a bassoon is. Loved hearing the Weber, which I know so well!” C. C. August 16, 2016

“Last night was wonderful. The last piece knocked my socks off!!” D.W. August 17, 2016

“your commitment to your own musical instincts is so inspiring… you play with such conviction that it really seems like each phrase really cannot be played any other way.” M.S. August 16, 2016

“Your generosity of spirit is evident in your quest for collaboration with like-minded artists. I just about jumped out of my seat and cried out, “me, too!” M. S. August 16, 2016

“The intimacy of the evening, the quality of the performance!!! And the energy that the musicians shared was the best.  If there were another concert tonight – I’d be there!” J. L. August 17, 2016

NEW WEBSITE

Welcome to my new website! And check out my new online shop for original artwork, CDs, t-shirts (new designs and more coming!), and posters! Eventually we’ll be including a full catalogue of all my art, over 50 works, including many that are for sale along with those already in private collections.

THINGS GOING ON

A few weeks ago I celebrated my first year in my new house/town with the world-beat-rock-sax-jam band, YourOuroboros and singer/songwriter Lucas Rogerson, then a week in Memphis (wooooohoo!), then off to Ottawa’s Chamberfest with Guy Few to play a recital at the National Gallery (another version of Shades of Play), then back to Toronto for Beethoven Septet and a Britten chamber opera with Toronto Summer Music Festival,  then to Nova Scotia to play concerti and chamber music and the premiere of beautiful new solo work, ‘squeezed from wood’ for bassoon and orchestra by Lucas Oickle with the Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra and their dynamic conductor, Dinuk Wijeratne.

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