Nadina Mackie Jackson's "Ophelia Rises"
When: March 8 2020
Where: Halifax, Canada
Ophelia Rises is a fresh and ultimately uplifting retelling of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet from the empowered perspective of a fierce teenaged girl. This enhanced story concert for strings and bassoon has as its driving force Canadian solo bassoonist and composer Nadina Mackie Jackson. She is joined on stage by five of Canada's most respected strings players – violinists Rebekah Wolkstein and Drew Jurecka, violist Charlotte Paradis, cellist Rachel Desoer, and double bassist Joe Philips.