Oct. 7, 2011
The Core Ensemble, producers of chamber music theatre, will be performing "Tres Vidas" at Shawnee State University at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 16 at the Vern Riffe Center for the Arts on campus.
Chamber music theatre is a unique performance developed by the Core Ensemble featuring a marriage of theatrical narrative to chamber music performance.
"Tres Vidas" is a chamber music theatre work for singing actress and trio, cello, piano and percussion, based on the lives of three legendary Latin American Women: Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, El Salvadoran peasant activist Rufina Amaya, and Alfonsina Storni, Argentina's first great feminist poet.
The show features a wide stylistic range of music, including popular and folk songs of Mexico, El Salvador and Argentina, vocal and instrumental tangos by Carlos Gardel. Additional music by Astor Piazzolla, Orlando Garcia, Pablo Ortiz, Alice Gomez, Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez, Michael DeMurga and Osvaldo Golijov.
"Tres Vidas" presents dramatic situations timeless in their emotional appeal and connection to audiences across all gender and ethnic spectrums.
The Core Ensemble has traveled throughout the United States and internationally to England, Russia, the Ukraine, Australia and the British Virgin Islands.
The Ensemble was the recipient of the 2000 Eugene McDermott Award for Excellence in the Arts awarded by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has received support from the State of Florida Department of Cultural Affairs, New England Foundation for the Arts, Palm Beach County Cultural Council, the Aaron Copland Fund for Music and the Virgil Thomson Foundation.
The chamber music theatre is free and open to the public. The performance will be on the Main Stage at the Vern Riffe Center for the Arts.
Shawnee State's Multi Cultural Student Affairs Office and the Center for International Programs and Activities (CIPA) are sponsoring the event.