Julia Wolfe’s Anthracite Fields at Carnegie Hall Reviewed

Source: I Care If You Listen.

Julia Wolfe’s Pulitzer-prize winning oratorio Anthracite Fields returned to New York City and a full house on December 1st, 2018 for its Carnegie Hall debut. Since premiering in 2014, the work’s revelation of Pennsylvania Anthracite Coal Region culture found an unexpected resonance both in the United States and abroad, and Wolfe has come to anticipate the stories and familial connections that each performance generates. The 9 PM Late Nights at Zankel Hall crowd proved eager to hear the acclaimed piece in its updated multimedia presentation, and in return, Carnegie offered the Bang on a Can All-Stars and Choir of Trinity Wall Street directed by Julian Wachner.