the little match girl passion

Sat 2.2.2019 klo 16.30
Ritarihuone, Ritarikatu 1, Helsinki

Helsinki Chamber Choir
Zagros Ensemble
Ralf Sochaczewsky, conductor

STEINGRIMUR ROHLOFF: Nothing Else - Nothing More (world premiere, commissioned by Helsinki Chamber Choir)
DAVID LANG: the little match girl passion

Tickets: 20 / 18 / 10 € Ticketmaster

The concert will be broadcast on radio:
Ajassa soi 5.2. klo 21.00, Yle Radio 1.

In collaboration with: Musica nova Helsinki

” The snowflakes fell on her long, fair hair,
which hung in curls on her shoulders,
but she regarded them not.”

– David Lang after H.C. Andersén

” The sky writes itself full of stars,
the mouth shouts its sounds at them”

– Peter Laugesen

A newly commissioned work by Icelandic-German Steingrimur Rohloff plus contemporary music in dialogue with Baroque classics. David Lang tells the little match girl using forms borrowed from Bach's St Matthew Passion, while Anna Thorvaldsdottir's Ad Genua was originally composed in response to Buxtehude's Membra Jesu nostri.

German conductor Ralf Sochaczewsky (b. 1972) conducts the Helsinki Chamber Choir for the first time. More about Ralf here.

David Lang.