Postlude Notes

Guy Few, trumpet and piano, Nadina Mackie Jackson, bassoon

Saturday, March 22 7:30 pm at the High River United Church

A Storytellers’ Recital – and a good time was had by all. Guy Few and Nadina Mackie Jackson brought their eclectic performance to a mesmerized audience at the High River United Church on March 22, 2014. Blue hair, Flamenco skirts, James Bond leather jackets all succumbed to bassoon swings, piano virtuosics, and trumpet solos to wow even the most skeptical. Classical music with a twist.

Travel stories filtered the program. Nadina’s grandfather leaped over longevity when she read from his family diary and accompanied with Piazolla’s Oblivion for bassoon and Guy on piano. Guy’s spine-tingling reading from and man will only grieve if he believes the sun stands still led to Canadian composer Glenn Buhr’s haunting score for corno de caccia played by Guy along with Nadina on bassoon. Encore acrobatics competed for Guy’s trumpet simultaneously with the piano keyboard and everyone won. A rousing finale to an enchanting musical recital – and the final concert for the season.

On Friday, March 21 Guy and Nadina shared their talents and wealth of knowledge in a master class for music teachers and students from Okotoks and High River. Inspiration from live music listening and teaching only added to the success and charm of two touring storytellers who hope to someday play and teach again in High River.

In the meantime stay tuned for 2014-15′s compelling line-up with more unbelievable music soirees to fill your calendars in the coming season.

Read about launching the Gift of Music post-flood.

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