The Little Match Girl, Improbable / Blind Summit / Spoleto Festival May ’16



Music and libretto by Helmut Lachenmann
Conducted by John Kennedy
Directed by Mark Down and Phelim McDermott

Puppet design Ruth Paton, Fi Clift and Mark Down


Elevated on a platform and encircling the audience, 106 members of the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra performed this astonishingly evocative score, full of clicks, crackles, knocks, and hisses, under the baton of Resident Conductor and Director of Orchestral Activities John Kennedy.

photos by kind permission of Adam CJ Klein

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