This new year is off to a brisk and chilly start, which fits well with the theme of Hans Christian Andersen's "Little Match Girl." A poor girl tries to sell matches on a frosty New Year's Eve. Unable to return home empty-handed for fear of being beaten, the girl sits in an alcove and lights her matches to keep warm; visions of Christmas and her beloved grandmother appear in the night. It doesn't end as cheerfully as you would think, but Brett Abigana turned the tale into a haunting piece of music for flute and percussion that Chamber Project St. Louis
presents this evening as part of its program Weave
. The group is joined by percussionist Jeffrey Barudin for Weave, which also includes Ingolf Dahl's Concerto a tre
and Steve Reich's Vermont Counterpoint
on amplified marimba. The show is at 7:30 p.m. at the Tavern of Fine Arts (313 Belt Avenue; www.chamberprojectstl.org
). Admission is free.
Thu., Jan. 9, 2014