On November 14, Julia Wolfe returns to the anthracite coal region in Pennsylvania, which inspired her Pulitzer prize-winning oratorio, Anthracite Fields. In order to share the piece with the community that gave her such invaluable assistance in its creation, Wolfe will give a talk at the Anthracite Heritage Museum in Scranton, and the public is invited to take a tour of the Lackawanna coal mine. That evening, the Bang on a Can All-Stars and the Choir of Trinity Wall Street, conducted by Julian Wachner, will perform Anthracite Fields at the brand-new Allan P. and Marian Sutherland Kirby Center for Creative Arts at the historic Wyoming Seminary in Kingston, PA. The piece is illuminated by the visual projections of scenic designer Jeff Sugg.
This part of Pennsylvania coal region is two and a half hours from Philadelphia and New York City. Perfect for a day trip!
Nov 14 Schedule:
Lackawanna Coal Mine tours available from 10am to 2:45pm
3:15-4:45pm: Anthracite Heritage Museum visit and talk with Julia Wolfe (admission is free on Nov 14)
6:30pm: Pre-Concert talk at the Kirby Center, Wyoming Seminary
7:30pm: Concert (A portion of the proceeds from the concert are to benefit the Anthracite Heritage Museum.)