News and Reviews Page for Patrice Jackson
Seeking Orchestras in Tune With Their Diverse Communities
By MICHAEL COOPERAPRIL 18, 2018
The New York Times
Orchestras are among America’s least racially diverse institutions. African-American musicians accounted for only 1.8 percent of the nation’s orchestra players in 2014, according to an industry study, which found that the figure had not grown in over a decade.
Three national organizations aim to change that, announcing on Wednesday that they are joining forces to try to help more African-American and Hispanic musicians audition for and land coveted orchestra jobs.
The new initiative — created by the Sphinx Organization, the New World Symphony and the League of American Orchestras — will train musicians for auditions, pair them with mentors, showcase their work in concerts and give them stipends to travel to auditions.
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Cellist Patrice Jackson (second from right) backstage with the string section for the Stevie Wonder concert at Madison Square Garden.
Nov. 24th, 2015
"It was amazing."
Patrice Jackson on the big screen at Madison Square Garden.
"The Motown staple closed out his year-long Songs in the Key of Life tour on Tuesday, with an army of performers and enough dad jokes to fill a book — proving that at 65, Wonder still has a relentless energy that musicians one third of his age would struggle to equal."
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Experience and Exuberance:
Patrice Jackson A Side-by-Side with Ohio Northern University
November 7, 2015 7:30 p.m.
This innovative concert showcases a side-by-side pairing of our professional LSO musicians with the most talented orchestra students from Ohio Northern University in two irresistible pieces by Dvořák: his high-stepping Slavonic Dance No. 7 and his powerful and complex Symphony No. 8. Charismatic cello soloist Patrice Jackson-Tilghman returns to Lima with Elgar’s private and poignant Concerto for Cello, with its quicksilver scherzo, passionate and expansive Adagio, and sense of fluidity and caprice.
Patrice Jackson with the 2015 Lima Symphony Orchestra.
Cellist Patrice Jackson shines in St. Louis Symphony's IN UNISON concert
February 20, 2011 • BY JOHN HUXHOLD •
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
There was a lot to celebrate at Powell Hall on Friday night. For one thing it was the annual Black History Month concert by the St. Louis Symphony's In Unison chorus. For another it was the first appearance by the chorus' new director, Kevin McBeth. And there was the performance of cellist Patrice Jackson.
A St. Louis native, Juilliard graduate, and multiple prize winner, Jackson came out in a stunning deep red and gold dress with matching headband. She has a gracious stage presence and had an equally congenial way with the third movement of Concerto No. 1 by Saint-Saëns.
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