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Julia Wolfe's 'Anthracite Fields' wins 2015 Pulitzer Prize in music
Julia Wolfe's 'Anthracite Fields' wins 2015 Pulitzer Prize in music

Julia Wolfe has won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize in music for her folk-classical hybrid work "Anthracite Fields.” The piece was given its premiere in April 2014 at the Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral, performed by the Bang on a Can All-Stars and the Mendelssohn Club Chorus. It also was part of the New York Philharmonic's first biennial of new music. The Los Angeles Master Chorale is scheduled to perform "Anthracite Fields" next March at Walt Disney Concert Hall.  "Anthracite Fields” is an oratorio about coal miners in northeastern Pennsylvania at the turn of the 20th century. It weaves personal interviews that Wolfe conducted with miners and their...

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