It’s my birthday on Tuesday, November 24 and I will be 57 years old. Had to figure that one out on my fingers.
I will be playing in my new home town of Drayton on stage at the Festival Theatre in support of Mapleton’s Got Talent fund drive for a new splash pad. I will be joined by the newest member of the Toronto Symphony, the wonderful bassoonist Catherine Chen.
Then, on December 1, I will join the poet and writer and dear friend, Harry Posner, at the launch of his new poetry CD, In the Event of True Happiness at Booklore in Orangeville (7 pm).
Looking ahead, on February 5, 2016, I am premiering a concerto with group of twenty seven that was written for me in 2013 by Paul Frehner. Apollo X is a spacefunkberio-influenced concerto for bassoon and string orchestra with percussion and I played the first movement with Orchestra London and Alain Trudel to a standing ovation at in London in November of 2013, so very much looking forward to finally playing the whole vivid and very challenging concerto.
The Maritime tour was a wonderful experience, packed with lots of driving across the fall-glorious provinces of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick and concerts for very attentive audiences. We met many new and old friends and released our new CD and got a lovely review from our friend and colleague, Margot Aldrich.
Adding stuff to my YouTube channel... this week the world premiere of the Oddbird Concerto, written for me by Mathieu Lussier. Along with premiering Apollo X by Paul Frehner in February 2016 with the group of 27, I am now booked to give premieres across Canada in the next three years. all part of the on-going Canadian Concerto Project.
First review for the Canadian Concerto Project, Volume One... thanks to the American Record Guide for noticing both our music, our composers and our hair!
RECENT REVIEWS & PHOTOS:
Vivaldi Basson Concerti (CD Review): MSR Music | Audio Society of Atlanta | March 2014 | Phil Muse
André Laplante Concert: André Laplante and Friends Make Beautiful Music (Toronto Summer Music Festival)
Concert Photos: Nadina with the Prince George Symphony
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Vivaldi - Concerto #14 in C Minor RV 480 - second movement - Andantino
Vivaldi - Concerto #12 in A Minor RV 499 - third movement - Allegro
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