NYTimes looks ahead to Anthracite Fields [Fall Classical Listing]

Friday, September 11, 2015

Clockwise from top left: Yannick Nézet-Séguin leading the Philadelphia Orchestra; Will Liverman, Rachel Sterrenberg and Lawrence Brownlee in “Yardbird”; Eva-Maria Westbroek in “Francesca da Rimini”; and the Twelfth Night Festival at Trinity Church.CreditClockwise from top left: Hiroyuki Ito for The New York Times ; Dominic M. Mercier; Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera; and Leah Reddy

New York Times' classical music critic Zachary Woolfe's listing for most anticipated recordings and performances includes Julia Wolfe's upcoming Anthracite Fields as one of the not-to-be-missed happenings in town. Read the listing below and check out the rest of the list, including a John Luther Adams program by JACK Quartet, Esa-Pekka Salonen's residency with the NY Philharmonic, and more:

‘ANTHRACITE FIELDS’ Julia Wolfe’s oratorio, an indictment of the exploitation of Pennsylvania coal miners, won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize and is now being released on record, featuring the Bang on a Can All-Stars and the Choir of Trinity Wall Street, conducted by Julian Wachner. Sept. 25. Cantaloupe Music.

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