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Julia Wolfe Wins Pulitzer Prize in Music

May 21, 2015

Composer Julia Wolfe’s Anthracite Fields, an oratorio for chorus and sextet commissioned by Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia, has been awarded the 2015 Pulitzer Prize in Music. Mendelssohn Club premiered the work on April 26, 2014 at the Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral along with the Bang on a Can All-Stars musical ensemble, which is based in New York City.

The Musical Fund Society was proud to support the commission and performance as part of its grant making activities.