The electric Bang on a Can All-Stars team with the transcendent voices of Choir of Trinity Wall Street for Julia Wolfe’s haunting, poignant, and relentlessly physical Anthracite Fields, an examination of the coal-mining industry so musically and socially provocative that it netted the 2015 Pulitzer. With visually stunning projections, Anthracite Fields draws on oral histories, interviews, speeches, geography, local rhymes, and coal advertisements to create a work honoring the region’s people who persevered, endured, and fueled a nation.
What to Expect
The show is general admission seating. Preferred tickets are located at the front of the venue. All preferred ticket holders receive free museum admission on the day of or day after the show. A full bar serves Bright Idea Brewing beers and Berkshire Mountain Distillery spirits.
Planning on dinner before the show? Our museum café Lickety Split rolls out a menu of favorites including Vermont black bean burgers, angus burgers, tasty paninis, quiche, and an array of fresh salads featuring field greens, goat cheese, and grilled pineapple.
Support is provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and The Porches Inn.
Photo by Chris Lee