Anthracite Fields by Julia Wolfe

gs-Wolfe-portraitApril 26 and 27, 2014 at 4pm and 7:30pm
(note: Sunday at 4pm is SOLD OUT)

With Bang on a Can All-Stars
The Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral
Tickets: Click here to purchase tickets online.

Retrace mining lore back to the anthracite fields of central Pennsylvania through this new, folk-classical hybrid by composer Julia Wolfe, runner-up for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize in music. Mendelssohn Club joins forces with the internationally renowned Bang on a Can All-Stars on this world premiere inspired by Wolfe’s research and miner family interviews, using the architecture of the Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral’s sanctuary space as a dramatic backdrop.

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April 26, 2014 | 4pm and 7:30pm
April 27, 2014 | 4pm and 7:30pm  (Sunday at 4pm is sold out)
Tickets $28 online | $30 at the door


The Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral
13-19 South 38th Street (between Chestnut and Market)
Philadelphia, PA 19104
 Anthracite Fields was commissioned through Meet the Composer’s Commissioning Music/USA program, which is made possible by generous support from the Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and the Helen F. Whitaker Fund. Additional support was made possible through the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia Alan Harler New Ventures Fund; The Presser Foundation; The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage ; the National Endowment for the Arts; The Musical Fund Society of Philadelphia; and the Aaron Copland Fund for Music.


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