Julia Wolfe: NY Premiere of Anthracite Fields at the NY PHIL BIENNIAL

On May 30 & 31, Julia Wolfe’s newest work Anthracite Fields received its New York Premiere at the NY PHIL BIENNIAL!

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. The multi-media live performance features scenography and projections by Jeff Sugg.