Introduction to the Symphony and the violin

Apr 22, 2021 - Apr 22, 2021

Presenting to our Recreation Group on April 22: Violinist Jacqueline Nutting

This one hour lecture will dive into the ensemble known as the Symphony Orchestra. We will discuss intruments, roles, and its history with a special eye on the violin, the heart of the orchestra.

Violinist Jacqueline Nutting, Assistant Concermaster of the Saskatoon Symphony, will share her personal experiences and expertise along with performances of classical violin repertoire.

Jacqueline Nutting was born and raised in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. She obtained a bachelor degree from Mcgill University in Montreal. Her graduate work was done on fellowship at the University of Michigan where she completed master and doctorate degrees in violin performance. The focus of her doctoral thesis was contemporary Canadian repertoire for the violin from 1920 to present day, which included the commission and premiere performance of a work by Canadian composer Goef Holbrook. Former teachers include Yehonaton Berick, Andrew Jennings, Ellen Jewett and Mark Gothony. In 2018, she toured the United States with her piano trio, Virago Trio. She has also concertized in Turkey, the United States and throughout Canada. She held the position of director of the violin programs at St. Francis of Assisi and St. Thomas the Apostle schools in Ann Arbor, Michigan for 10 years. During her time in Michigan, she played with the Michigan Opera Theatre at the Detroit Opera House and held a private studio. She is currently the Assistant Concertmaster of the Saskatoon Symphony and teaches privately and with the Saskatoon Suzuki Strings. Jacqueline is the founding member of the YXE Quartet.

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