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... More >>>