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Choir of Trinity Wall Street - Julia Wolfe's Anthracite Fields (Ensemble)

  • Carnegie Hall - Zankel Hall 881 7th Avenue New York, NY 10019 United States (map)

Julia Wolfe: Anthracite Fields

"The music compels without overstatement,” wrote the Los Angeles Times of Julia Wolfe’s Pulitzer Prize–winning Anthracite Fields. “This is a major, profound work.” Inspired by miners living in the Pennsylvania coal region, Wolfe uses oral histories, interviews with miners and their families, speeches, children’s rhymes, and other sources to create a powerful cantata that speaks of the American worker’s experience. With music that is at times elegiac, hard-driving, and tender, Wolfe creates a soundscape that is deeply moving.

Performers

The Choir of Trinity Wall Street
Julian Wachner,
Conductor

Bang on a Can All-Stars
·· Ashley Bathgate,
Cello and Voice
·· Robert Black, Bass
·· Vicky Chow, Piano and Keyboard
·· David Cossin, Drums and Percussion
·· Mark Stewart, Guitar and Voice
·· Ken Thomson, Clarinets