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Julia Wolfe's 'Anthracite Fields'
Starting: 7:30 PM
The Bang on a Can All-Stars, Choir of Trinity Wall Street, and conductor Julian Wachner bring the multimedia D.C. premiere of American composer Julia Wolfes Anthracite Fields, reprising their Grammy®-nominated account of the Pulitzer Prizewinning oratorio in which historic photomontages help recall Pennsylvanias coal-mining past. The Los Angeles Timescalls Anthracite Fields a "riveting" work "that gives powerful expression to the consequences of labor and the American labor movement."Immediately after the performance, Julia Wolfe will join Mason Bates for a free post-show discussion about the Appalachian experience and the importance of giving a voice to a segment of the population rarely represented in classical music.