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The Crossing @ Christmas 2019 (Holy Trinity)

  • Church of the Holy Trinity 1904 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA, 19103 United States (map)

The Crossing @ Christmas 2019

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Friday, December 20 @ 7:30pm

Church of the Holy Trinity, Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia
presented as part of a season residency with Annenberg Center Live

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.

Earlier Event: October 13
A Native Hill