David Lang: The Little Match Girl Passion

January 2018
David Lang: The Little Match Girl Passion

Patrick Dupré Quigley, conductor

David Lang’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece opens Seraphic Fire’s three-part Parables of Passion series. “Poignant” and “consoling” (The New York Times), this haunting setting of the Hans Christian Andersen tale is spoken much in the manner of a classic Bach passion.


David Lang: The Little Match Girl Passion

DES PREZ: Nymphes de bois

GOMBERT: Super flumina Babylonis

DES PREZ: Miserere

LANG: the little match girl passion:
             -come, daughter
             -it was terribly cold
             -dearest heart
             -in an old apron
             -penance and remorse
             -lights were shining
             -patience, patience!
             -ah! Perhaps
             -have mercy, my god
             -she lighted another match
             -from the sixth hour
             -she again rubbed a match
             -when it is time for me to go
             -in the dawn of morning
             -we sit and cry

Concert Length: 80 Mins, No Intermission

This program is made possible through a generous gift by an Anonymous Donor.

Concert Schedule:

Wed, Jan 17, 7:30pm  |  Miami

Thu, Jan 18, 7:00pm  |  Naples

Fri, Jan 19, 7:30pm  |  Coral Gables

Sat, Jan 20, 7:30pm  |  Ft. Lauderdale

Sun, Jan 21, 4:00pm  |  Miami Beach


David Lang: The Little Match Girl Passion

Venue Information

Wed, Jan 17, 7:30pm
St. Sophia Greek Orthodox
2401 SW 3rd Ave,
Miami, FL 33129

Complimentary parking is available in the lot located east of the venue, at the intersection of SW 3rd Ave and SW 24th Rd.

Thu, Jan 18, 7:30pm
Vanderbilt Presbyterian
1225 Piper Blvd,
Naples, FL 34110

Parking is available on site in the venue’s lot accessible via Piper Blvd.

Fri, Jan 19, 7:30pm
First United Methodist
536 Coral Way,
Coral Gables, FL 33134

Complimentary parking is available in the lots located to the north or south of the venue.

Sat, Jan 20, 7:30pm
All Saints Episcopal
333 Tarpon Dr,
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301

Complimentary parking is available on both of the venue’s parking lots. These are accessible via Tarpon Dr and via Tarpon Ter.

Sun, Jan 21, 4:00pm
All Souls Episcopal
4025 Pine Tree Dr,
Miami Beach, FL 33140

Complimentary valet parking is available starting 45 minutes before each performance.

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