Iron & Coal

Iron & Coal

Thursday, May 3, 2018, 8pm

Friday, May 4, 2018, 8pm

The Music Center

Music Center

$43 - $77 + Producer Ticket

World Premiere Production
Iron & Coal

Music & Text by Jeremy Schonfeld
Directed by Kevin Newbury
Music Direction by David Bloom
Animation by Tom Seltzer

Featuring Jeremy Schonfeld, Rinde Eckert, and Contemporaneous
Also featuring Alexandria Harmonizers, Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras of Strathmore, Young Artists of America, and Strathmore Children’s Chorus

Produced by Strathmore and Beth Morrison Projects

Promotional partners:
The Defiant Requiem Foundation
Bender JCC of Greater Washington

Jeremy Schonfeld

Iron & Coal is a powerful new theatrical concert by acclaimed composer and performer Jeremy Schonfeld. Taking inspiration from his father’s memoir, Iron & Coal strives to find meaning in a life and relationship built from the ashes after Schonfeld’s father spent a year in the Auschwitz concentration camp at the age of ten. The ghosts of a distant and vanished world, both of horror and the iron will to survive, mix with the present in this remarkable world-premiere production.

Using projections, animation, a rock band, chamber orchestra, and over 120 adult and youth voices, this larger-than-life production celebrates the indomitable spirit of our ancestors and the legacy we carry with us.

View the cast and creative team

Producer Tickets - $175

Make new work possible. Patrons who purchase premium seats on opening night of Iron & Coal will be recognized in the show program for their contribution to this world premiere production. Thank you for your support and investment in the arts! 


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