Recent Highlights

[IMAGE] Julia Wolfe at Nashville Symphony's September 2022 premiere of Her Story with the singers of Lorelei
Julia Wolfe at Nashville Symphony’s September 2022 premiere of
Her Story with the singers of Lorelei

Julia Wolfe has carved out her brilliant career with the same raucous drive and profound spirit that is reflected in the music she writes. Wolfe’s co-founding of the New York new music collective Bang on a Can in 1987 set her on a path to help alter the musical landscape not only in New York City, where she lives and works, but around the world. Her music exemplifies the amalgamation that is American culture: fusing disparate worlds that spark new directions and unexpected results. Since receiving the Pulitzer Prize in 2015 for her concert-length choral and chamber ensemble work Anthracite Fields, Wolfe has created some of her most bold and ambitious work to date, including Fire in my mouth (2019) for the New York Philharmonic, and her most recent premiere Her Story (2022) for a consortium of American orchestras.

Recent Performances


Fire in my mouth
New York Philharmonic
Jaap Van Zweden, conductor
(excerpts)


Fountain of Youth
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Klaus Mikeila, conductor
(full performance)

 

Recent Press


Julia Wolfe’s ‘Her Story’ Looks Back on Women’s Suffrage
The New York Times – September 16, 2022

How Composer Julia Wolfe Became a Renegade
National Public Radio – September 15, 2022

With Protest and Fire, an Oratorio Mourns a Tragedy
The New York Times – January 25, 2019