Nov 5 at 8pm: Duo Jackson at Old School Arts Centre, 5 Stewart St, Raglan.
$20 on the door.Â Cash bar and yummy food. Door open 7.30pm
Duo Jackson Â North Island Tour 2015
Miles and Margaret have recently return to New Zealand from a veryÂ successful concert tour overseas. The tour began in Singapore where theyÂ presented their special educational programme to local schools. Then theyÂ gave performances in France, Spain, Sardinia and Italy. One of theÂ highlights was helping harvest Sangiovese grapes and playing for theÂ harvest celebrations near Florence.
On this tour of the North Island during November, the Duo will play inÂ NewPlymouth, Raglan, Cambridge, Auckland,Tokoroa, Kuaotunu, Thames,Â Rotorua, Napier and Waikanae.Â Their programme will as usual be eclectic, featuring, their own compositionÂ â€˜Tararikiâ€™ ; a work inspired by the paintings of Colin McCahon and theÂ beauty of the New Zealand forest. The music speaks of the beauty of natureÂ and the tragic destruction of the forest and birds.Â They will also play , Latin, Jazz, Gypsy, works by Piazzola and guitar solos,Â including Flamenco.
Margaret plays a 1899 Degani violin and Miles a Simon Marty Guitar.Â DUO JACKSON Are unique: Classical guitar and violin are an unusualÂ combination of strings. The diverse range of music styles featured in the
duoâ€™s repertoire and the authenticity of their performance creates a uniqueÂ musical flavour and style. Margaret and Miles have performed in manyÂ countries and extensively throughout Australasia and have given specialÂ performances for the New Zealand Embassies in Singapore and Spain.Â They have made a number of programmes for radio and television and haveÂ made many recordings. Over forty years of performance and life togetherÂ have formed a rapport, which is enchanting to experience. Margaret and
Miles live in Nelson and both teach at the Nelson School of Music. TheirÂ own compositions which have a very original style, usually feature in theirÂ performances and have been extremely well received.