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Olari Elts, conductor
Risto-Matti Marin, piano

J. S. Bach / Ottorino Respighi: Prelude and Fugue in D Major
Matthew Whittal: Piano Concerto, fp (PianoEspoo and National Arts Centre Corporation commission)
Sergei Rachmaninov / Ottorino Respighi: Preludium La mer et les mouettes Op. 39 No 2
Sergei Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances

Late Night Chamber Music: Risto-Matti Marin, piano
Matthew Whittall: From Leaves of Grass – 12 preludes for piano after Walt Whitman:
Prelude No. 6 “On the beach at night”
Prelude No. 7 “A noiseless patient spider”
Prelude No.11 “Song of the universal”

The new piano concerto by Finnish-Canadian Matthew Whittall was inspired by the sea – both real and mythical. The piano floats and dips in the orchestral waves, channelling Ur-strength into the listener. The soloist is Risto-Matti Marin, an Odysseus of the lesser-known regions of piano literature.