NADINA MACKIE JACKSON

SOLO BASSOONIST

UPCOMING CONCERTS

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02/19/20 NADINA MACKIE JACKSON Toronto Heliconian Hall

Time: 3:00PM. Admission: 30/20/10. Age restrictions: All Ages. Ophelia Gets Mad – music by Vivaldi, Lussier, Jurecka, Mellits, Joni Mitchell and more with NMJ, solo bassoon, Rebekah Wolkstein, violin; Drew Jurecka, violin; Charlotte Paradis, viola; Rachel Desoer, cello; Joe Philips, bass.
03/08/20 NADINA MACKIE JACKSON Halifax Lilian Piercy Concert Hall
Time: 2:00PM. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Maritime Conservatory of the Performing Arts. CECILIA CONCERTS presents OPHELIA RISES NADINA MACKIE JACKSON WITH REBEKAH WOLKSTEIN, DREW JURECKA, CHARLOTTE PARADIS, RACHEL DESOERS AND JOE PHILIPS SYNOPSIS Shakespeare meets Girl with Dragon Tattoo Imagine Ophelia, the youngest female character in the 16C revenge drama Hamlet, grabbing a sword, or even just a credit card, vaulting the moat and escaping the dark, twisted court of Hamlet in the nick of time, changing her story from that of a pale and despairing secondary love interest to a seasoned, vibrant role model with just enough psychological scarring to write a few hit songs. With instrumental groupings flowing from solo to 6 players, from electronic loop pedal to baroque collegium, featuring simple staging and lighting, performing folk to baroque to contemporary, played by Canada’s single most visible touring bassoon soloist Nadina Mackie Jackson and a group of virtuosic string players drawn from near and far, this is a concert that reflects life in our time and beyond. BUY TICKETS
04/25/20 NADINA MACKIE JACKSON Orangeville, Ontario Orangeville Public Library
Time: 2:00PM. Admission: Free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1 Mill Street. DAY OF THE POETS 3 – a day of poetry and music in Orangeville… poetry workshops from 10 am – Noon then Music and Readings from Noon to 5 pm. I am one of 3 musicians presenting amidst the poets.
06/01/20 - 06/06/20 NADINA MACKIE JACKSON Memphis, Tennessee Shady Grove Presbyterian Church
Time: 9:00AM. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 5530 Shady Grove Road. I am thrilled to be teaching at the PRIZM Summer Music Camp and International Chamber Music Festival. They welcome students from age 12 to University age (maybe older, I can ask) to work in an inclusive environment. Ooodles of chamber music and the opportunity for side-by-side performing. Please join me! MORE INFO
11/21/20 NADINA MACKIE JACKSON Prince George, B.C. Vanier Hall
Time: 8:00PM. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2901 Griffiths Ave. Oddbird Concerto by Mathieu Lussier with Prince George Symphony Orchestra conducted by Michael Hall. Oddbird Concerto was written for me by Mathieu in 2011, and I recorded it that year with g27 on my Canadian Concerto album, and premiered it in 2013 with g27 led by Eric Paetkau; 21/11/2020 will be the second performance of this incredible concerto.

ART

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

NEWS!

I had a wonderful time at the Glickman-Popkin Bassoon Camp in at the Wild Acres Retreat in Little Switzerland, North Carolina. As one of the featured artists, I had the joy of giving 4 masterclasses (including one on my freehand reed-making) and a small recital… but mostly it was the joy of working with such intensely curious and musical people of all ages. And I got to meet Lenny Hindell! Anyway, I drove there from my home, and was amazed at the beauty of the landscape. Later that month, I was asked to play in Montreal for a concert of Israel In Egypt on historical instruments… I have actually sold my baroque bassoon, but the new owner graciously let me take it out for one last romp!  I’m headed to Ottawa next week for a Mozart Requiem, then have the rest of the summer to finish my new book[Solitary Refinement – scales,chords and concepts for the committed bassoonist], write my new show, renovate my house, get into photo-shoot-ready shape and, oh I dunno, continue to enjoy my life!

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