This morning we were lucky enough to attend the rehearsal of tonight’s Lintu and Hewitt concert at the NAC.
The program features Sibelius’ The Océanides as well as his second symphony, but perhaps most exciting is the world premiere of Matthew Whittall’s Nameless Seas, a composition commissioned jointly by the NAC and PianoEspoo. Conducted by Special guest Hannu Lintu, Chief Conductor of the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, this new work is breathtaking, evocative, and both subtle and full voiced in turn. The audience this morning, graced by Matthew Whittall’s presence, were amazed by both its grace and power, at the hands of the NAC orchestra and, of course, perhaps the world’s finest concert pianist. Get a ticket for tonight if you can!