April 15 | 2019
Moody Performance Hall | 7:30PM
Julia Wolfe COMPOSER
Bang on a Can All-Stars CHAMBER ENSEMBLE
Verdigris Ensemble CHORUS
This powerful oratorio for Bang on a Can All-Stars and Verdigris Ensemble by Julia Wolfe evokes Pennsylvania coal-mining life around the turn of the 20th Century and won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize in Music. Called “unforgettably haunting” by the LA Times, this one-hour piece is set to a film by Jeff Suggs comprised of archival footage of coal country, providing context for the dreamlike commission.