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The Crossing @ Christmas 2019 (The Met Cloisters)

  • The Met Cloisters 99 Margaret Corbin Drive New York, NY, 10040 United States (map)

The Crossing @ Christmas 2019

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Two Performances
Saturday, December 21 @ 12:30 pm and @ 3:30pm

The Met Cloisters, New York

Remembering, observing, realizing.

Spectral Spirits, a world premiere from Edie Hill
on poems of Holly Hughes

the little match girl passion (2008) by David Lang
on texts of Hans Christian Andersen and St. Matthew

Few works in our ever-growing repertoire return to us repeatedly. Yet, our first venture into David Lang’s art — his Pulitzer-winning the little match girl passion — is an exception: a passion, designed to invite thought and reflection on The Other. A familiar story, distilled to its essential words. David’s iconic opus is paired here with a major new commission from Edie Hill as she expands on The Other to include the natural world — those whom we were charged with curating and failed. Birds: lost to extinction, yet captured forever in Holly Hughes' poems from Passings.