Matthew Whittall premiere

The Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra commissioned a work from Matthew Whittall as part of its Helsinki Variations series for a premiere on 14. October. Hiljaisuus puhuu (Silence Speaks) is inspired by a Christmas song by Jean Sibelius. “I am a choral singer myself and wanted to use Finnish choral singing as the basis of my work,” says Whittall of his work.