The 2018 Carnegie Hall performance of Julia Wolfe’s Pulitzer Prize–winning Anthracite Fields was one of the season’s most unforgettable events. Inspired by the lives of Pennsylvania coal miners, Wolfe uses oral histories, interviews with miners and their families, speeches, and children’s stories in moving musical tableaux that depicts their plight. Hear this “major profound work” (Los Angeles Times) for the first time or be moved by it once again.
Pulitzer Prize–winning composer Julia Wolfe caps her Carnegie Hall residency with a one-of-a-kind event in Manhattan’s Bryant Park, Asphalt Orchestra. Also featuring guest artists Pan In Motion, the program includes world premieres by first-time Carnegie Hall–commissioned composers Leila Adu, Jeffrey Brooks, and Kendall Williams, further highlighting Wolfe’s longtime reputation as a champion of innovative new works. Catch the beginning of the performance at the side of the park near the New York Public Library, or join the performers along the way as they march toward the main lawn!
This month’s performance – Philip Glass’ 25 minute work The Not Doings of an Insomniac that he wrote for Robert, including poetry by Lou Reed, Laurie Anderson, Yoko Ono, David Byrne, Leonard Cohen, Patti Smith, and Arthur Russell. The artist Gene Gort is creating new videos to be shown during each of the poetry readings.
The Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA is a 3-week residency and utopia for adventurous performers and composers
A fully loaded, 3-day, eclectic super-mix of minimal, experimental and electronic music!
LOUD Weekend program information coming in Spring 2022!