Anthracite Fields: Cancelled

Following the CDC’s recommendation to cancel all gatherings of over 50 people for the next eight weeks, it is with great sadness that we announce the cancellation of the remainder of our 2019/2020 season.

The following options are available to single ticket buyers. Please remember, if you are in a position to do so, donating back your tickets puts DACAMERA in a stronger position to continue to fulfill our mission to inspire individuals and enrich communities through diverse and inventive musical experiences. As we confront this difficult time, your donation is more meaningful than ever. If you cannot donate back the full amount, could you consider a partial refund? If so, simply email us and say “I would like to donate half my purchase and receive a partial refund.”

Donate your tickets: As a nonprofit arts organization, DACAMERA depends on the generous support of our audience.  Please email boxoffice@dacamera.com and we will send you a receipt for your taxes.

Request a refund by emailing boxoffice@dacamera.com.

DACAMERA is a nimble and strong organization and we are confident that we will move forward with energy, compassion and creativity. But right now, of uppermost importance is the health and safety of our community, and we hope all will be vigilant in protecting themselves and others by following all CDC, city and county guidelines for the immediate future.

With all our best wishes,

DACAMERA – Transformative Musical Experiences

 

Co-presentation with the Grammy Award-winning Houston Chamber Choir

BANG ON A CAN ALL-STARS; HOUSTON CHAMBER CHOIR; JULIA WOLFE, GUEST COMPOSER; JULIAN WACHNER, CONDUCTOR

Julia Wolfe’s Anthracite Fields is a lovingly detailed oratorio with original video about turn-of-the-20th-century Pennsylvania coal miners, awarded the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Music. This haunting, timely work draws on oral histories, interviews, speeches, geographic descriptions, children’s rhymes, and coal advertisements to provide an intimate look at a particular slice of American life. The always-adventurous Bang on a Can All-Stars join Da Camera’s frequent artistic collaborators from Houston Chamber Choir.

“[Anthracite Fields] captures not only the sadness of hard lives lost…but also of the sweetness and passion of a way of daily life now also lost. The music compels without overstatement. This is a major, profound work.” — The Los Angeles Times

“In Ms. Wolfe’s polished and stylistically assured cantata, the overall coherence of the musical material helped her expressions of outrage to burn cleanly and brightly.” — The New York Times

“My aim with Anthracite Fields is to honor the people who persevered and endured in the Pennsylvania Anthracite coal region during a time when the industry fueled the nation, and to reveal a bit about who we are as American workers.” — Julia Wolfe