This spring, Julia Wolfe's newest work Anthracite Fields receives its World Premiere in Philadelphia (April 26 & 27) and its New York Premiere at the NY Phil Biennial (May 30 & 31)!
Anthracite Fields explores coal-mining life and the fields of central Pennsylvania near Wolfe's hometown. She draws from oral histories, interviews, speeches, geographic descriptions, local rhymes, and coal advertisements in creating a unique oratorio that provides an intimate look at a particular slice of American life. Jeff Sugg is creating scenography and projections for the work.
Anthracite Fields receives its world premiere on April 26 when the Bang on a Can All-Stars join forces with the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia, and its NY Premiere at the NY Phil Biennial on May 30 with the All-Stars and Trinity Choir.