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CARNEGIE HALL PRESENTS

Julia Wolfe: Anthracite Fields

Saturday, December 1, 2018 9 PM Zankel Hall
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Anthracite Fields by Chris Lee
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

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
The Choir of Trinity Wall Street
Julian Wachner, Conductor

Program

JULIA WOLFE Anthracite Fields

Pre-Concert Talk

Pre-concert talk at 8 PM: Composer Julia Wolfe and scenographer Jeff Sugg in conversation with John Schaefer, host of WNYC's New Sounds and Soundcheck.

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