Presented as part of Westminster’s Transforming Space project, Westminster Choir performs Julia Wolfe’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork Anthracite Fields with Bang on a Can All-Stars, Musical America’s Ensemble of the Year, in the monumental space of the Roebling Wireworks, site of the annual Art All Night Festival.
Semi-staged by Doug Varone and utilizing video projections, Anthracite Fields is a docu-oratorio about the mining industry and the Pennsylvania mining community that thrived in the early 20th century. Coal from those mines played a vital role in Trenton's industrial success, which inspired the slogan "Trenton Makes, the World Takes."
Anthracite Fields has been described by Los Angeles Times music critic Mark Swed as "an unforgettably haunting, harrowing evocation of the plight of Pennsylvania's coal miners, incorporating many musical styles and effectively shadowy visuals.”
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This performance is funded, in part, by The Presser Foundation and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.
This engagement of Bang on a Can, Inc. is made possble through the ArtsCONNECT program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, and a Challenge America grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Tickets: $20 adults and $15 students/seniors
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