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Performances Main Stage - 2017 / 2018

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The provocative Pulitzer Prize-winning setting by David Lang
“I don’t think I’ve ever been so moved by a new, and largely unheralded, composition as I was by David Lang’s Little Match Girl Passion, which is unlike any music I know.” —Tim Page, Pulitzer Prize Juror
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The Little Match Girl Passion is inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s famous tale about a poverty-stricken young woman sent out into the cold by her father to sell matches. The girl’s bitter present is locked together with the sweetness of her past memories. David Lang has written his own text and set it to music for four voices, who tell the story while simultaneously commenting upon it, thereby placing us in the middle of the action. The program also features a world premiere by Canadian composer James Rolfe for voices and accordion.
James Rolfe’s world premiere, I Think We Are Angels, is co-commissioned by Michael and Sonja Koerner and Stanley H. Witkin.