October 15, 2023

7:30 p.m. at allsaints event space (Sandy Hill)
330 Laurier Ave E, Ottawa, ON K1N 6P9

If you wish to enjoy a nice dinner before the concert, you can make reservations at the Working Title Kitchen located in allsaints ottawa.

Paul Marleyn (Cello)

  • Manuel de Falla: Cuatro Piezas Españolas
  • Astor Piazzolla: Grand Tango for cello and strings
  • Joaquín Turina: La Oración del torero [The Toreador’s Prayer]
  • Aulis Sallinen: The Nocturnal Dances of Don Juanquixote for Cello and Strings



Under the Latin sun, we visit Spain and Argentina! From de Falla’s four movement work, the Cuatro Piezas Españolas (each depicting a different region of Spain), to Turina’s La Oración del torero (where we can scent the drama of the bullring and the quiet prayer at the end), we are led by passion to the unique European nation of Spain. We continue our Latin journey to Argentina where the composer Astor Piazolla revolutionized the traditional tango into a new style termed nuevo tango, incorporating elements from jazz and classical music. We return to Spain, via Finland! Finnish composer Aulis Sallinen, wrote The Nocturnal Dances of Don Juanquixot in 1986.The pseudo-literary title, a compound of iconic, fictional characters Don Juan (the libertine and seducer) and Don Quixote (the bumbling knight-errant) engages the listener in music both comic and tragic, in a tour de force for solo cello and string orchestra.

Cellist Paul Marleyn tours regularly in North America, Europe and Asia. As a frequent participant in summer festivals including the Prussia Cove, Busan, Festival of the Sound, Domaine Forget, Casalmaggiore, Leicester and Ottawa international festivals, he collaborates with artists such as Boris Berman, Miriam Fried, James Somerville, Paul Neubauer, Marc-André Hamelin, Steven Dann, Joshua Bell, and with members of the Tokyo, Vermeer, New Zealand, St. Lawrence and Hagen quartets. He has appeared as soloist with the London Philharmonia, Belgrade Philharmonic, European Chamber, Winnipeg Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, Symphony Nova Scotia, Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, Thunder Bay Symphony and Manitoba Chamber orchestras. The Artistic Director of Winnipeg’s Agassiz Chamber Music Festival since 2000, and the International Cello Festival of Canada since 2011, Paul was the cellist in Trio Hochelaga from 2006-2012. He has made several compact disc recordings on the United Records, CALA, ATMA, Signum Classics, CBC and RCA Victor labels. From 1993-7, Paul was principal cellist of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, and has served at professor of cello at the University of Manitoba, and more recently at the University of Ottawa, where he now mentors an award-winning studio of young cellists.

Tickets 2023-24

General, VIP, Student

SKU: OCT2023 Category:

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