Haarlem & Amsterdam
28 juni t/m 7 juli 2019
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Bang on a Can All-Stars, Cappella Amsterdam & Utrechtse Studenten Cantorij

Performers

Bang on a Can All-Stars
Cappella Amsterdam
Utrechtse Studenten Cantorij

Conductor

Daniel Reuss

Soloist

Jeff Sugg - visuele projecties

Program

Julia Wolfe - Anthracite Fields

Explanation

Anthracite Fields
Dutch premiere of groundbreaking, Pulitzer Prize-winning work

Cappella Amsterdam and the prestigious American composers collective Bang on a Can All-Stars present the Dutch premiere of the widely acclaimed epic Anthracite Fields. In 2015, composer Julia Wolfe received the Pulitzer Prize for this pioneering vocal work. Anthracite Fields is about the demise of the once thriving mining industry in Pennsylvania. Julia Wolfe, who originates from this area, created a ‘requiem for the people’ with Anthracite Fields, interweaving interviews with former miners, local stories and songs from the region, amongst other things, into an impressive and highly topical composition.

During the performance of the work, images by the American filmmaker and designer Jeff Sugg will be shown. His recordings capture the bankrupt mining industry.

With thanks to BeamSystems.

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