The Little Match Girl Passion
Perth Concert Hall
Thursday, Oct 29, 2009 at 7.30pm
Bang on a Can and Theatre of Voices: not one, but two of the world’s hottest new music groups in a single evening.
The link? New York, New York!
Perth Concert Hall co-commissioned The Little Match Girl Passion with New York's Carnegie Hall. In 2008 it won a Pulitzer Priz...e and now it comes to Perth for its UK premiere. Written by Bang on a Can founder David Lang, on 29th Oct it is sung by the original cast, Theatre of Voices directed by Paul Hillier. Lang was inspired by sources as diverse as Hans Christian Andersen, JS Bach and the work of sound FX artists to create his moving theatrical piece.
"I don't think I've ever been so moved by a new composition as I was by David Lang's The Little Match Girl Passion, which is unlike any music I know." Tim Page, Pulitzer Prize Juror
"deeply moving" The New York Times on The Little Match Girl Passion
BANG ON A CAN:
Julia Wolfe: Dark Full Ride (UK Premiere)
Steve Reich: NY Counterpoint
Steve Reich: Music for Pieces of Wood (for Drums arr. David Cossin)
Steve Reich: Sextet
THEATRE OF VOICES:
Luciano Berio: A-Ronne
David Lang: The Little Match Girl Passion (UK Premiere)