NADINA MACKIE JACKSON

SOLO BASSOONIST

UPCOMING CONCERTS

Date Artist City Venue
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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 POSTPONED DUE TO cv19…. new date will be announced at end of March – 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
06/24/20 NADINA MACKIE JACKSON Iowa City, IA Moser Room
Time: 4:00PM. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: The University of Iowa, 93 East Burlington. CONFERENCE CANCELLED (covid19) Demonstration of Freehand Reedmaking Technique – boring as hell but really useful skill and well within the grasp of any reed maker
06/27/20 NADINA MACKIE JACKSON Iowa City, IA Recital Hall
Time: 2:00PM. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: University of Iowa. CONFERENCE CANCELLED (covid19) Darwood’s Wild Bassoon – the story of a talented young fighting dragon whose only dream is to learn to play the bassoon. He must get past his disapproving teacher, disappointed parents, fly back in time and generally use all his talent to prove he is worthy of a bassoon. Story written by Fraser Jackson, music arranged by Fraser Jackson, paintings by Nadina Mackie Jackson. Accompanied by bassoon quartet with guest star narrator to be announced.
11/07/20 NADINA MACKIE JACKSON Peterborough, ON Showplace Performance Centre
Time: 7:30PM. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 290 George Street North. Venue phone: 705 742 7469. Nadina playing Oddbird Concerto (Mathieu Lussier) with Peterborough Symphony Orchestra led by Michael Newnham
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 third live 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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