May 8, 2020 8:00PM
Wortham Center/Cullen Theater
Julia Wolfe’s Anthracite Fields is a lovingly detailed oratorio with original video about turn-of-the-20th-century Pennsylvania coal miners, awarded the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Music. This haunting, timely work holds universal appeal, drawing on oral histories, interviews, speeches, geographic descriptions, children’s rhymes, and coal advertisements to create a work that gives an intimate look at a particular slice of American life. Feautring the always-adventurous Bang on a Can All-Stars and Da Camera’s frequent artistic collaborators from Houston Chamber Choir.
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