Tue, Mar 13 –

Anthracite Fields

Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

The Bang on a Can All-Stars, Choir of Trinity Wall Street, and conductor Julian Wachner present the multimedia D.C. premiere of Anthracite Fields--reprising their Grammy-nominated account of American composer Julia Wolfe's Pulitzer Prize–winning oratorio, in which historic photo-montages help recall Pennsylvania's coal-mining past.   

This event is part of the Kennedy Center's annual new celebration DIRECT CURRENT--an immersive showcase for cutting-edge contemporary arts and culture with a focus on interdisciplinary creations.


Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

2700 F St NW Washington, DC 20566

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