Of Ebony Embers - Vignettes of the Harlem Renaissance

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Music / Singing - Performance

Date & Time: Wednesday, February 5, 2020
7:30 PM-9:00 PM
Suggested Audiences: Elders, Adult, College, High School
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Assumption College
Tsotsis Building, Curtis Performance Hall
500 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609-1296
Cost: Free
Sponsored by: Assumption College HumanArts
Description: The Assumption College HumanArts series presents "Of Ebony Embers - Vignettes of the Harlem Renaissance." Chamber Music Theatre is a unique performance format created by the Core Ensemble, featuring a marriage of theatrical narrative to chamber music performance.
Actor Dracyn Blount portrays multiple characters while interacting with the onstage musical trio of cello, piano and percussion.

Celebrating the music and poetry of the Harlem Renaissance era in New York City, Of Ebony Embers examines the lives of three outstanding but very different African American poets - Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen and Claude McKay - as seen through the eyes of the great painter and muralist Aaron Douglas. The script was written by Akin Babatunde.
The Core Ensemble (Ju Young Lee, cello, Mikael Darmanie, piano, Michael Parola, percussion)performs music by African American composers ranging from jazz greats Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk and Charles Mingus to concert music composers Jeffrey Mumford and George Walker.
Since 1993, the Core Ensemble has toured nationally to every region of 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 the State of Florida Arts Council Award for Excellence in Diversity Programming.

More Information: E-mail: jchlapowski@assumption.edu
Entered by: Jacqueline Chlapowski

Created: October 8, 2019 at 7:31 AM

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