A chamber music theater work conceived and performed by the CORE ENSEMBLE
Tuesday, November 12
12pm – 1pm
Founders Hall Auditorium
Free & Open to the Public
A chamber music theatre work for a singing actress and pianist based on the lives of three legendary Latin American Women: Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, Salvadoran peasant activist Rufina Maya and Argentinean poet Alfonsina Storni. Text is by Marjorie Agosin. Music includes popular and folk songs from Mexico, El Salvador and Argentina as well as Vocal and Instrumental Music by Astor Piazzolla, Carlos Gardel, and Osvaldo Golijov. Featuring Jenyvette Vega as Frida Kahlo, Rufina Maya, and Alfonsina Storni. Accompanied by Hugh Hinton on piano.
“… a dazzling command of musical vernacular, here the Latin American kind … if the chance arises to see Tres Vidas, SEIZE IT. “ – Richard Buell, The Boston Globe
Since its founding in 1993, The Core Ensemble has been acclaimed for the development of a new genre of chamber music theatre works, as well as a long history of commissioning and performing contemporary chamber music.
The Core Ensemble maintains a deep commitment to reaching the widest possible range of audiences demographically and geographically, in formats ranging from formal performance to informal lecture and educational residency programs.
The Core Ensemble has commissioned many of today’s finest composers for new works featuring the unique instrumental combination of cello, piano and percussion. Many of these works have been funded by the most prestigious commissioning programs in the United States. CD recordings have been released on the New World, Albany and Centaur labels.
A series of chamber music theatre works combining music with other performance elements such as narrative and dance have toured nationally and internationally since 1995.
This event is sponsored by the NCCC Cultural Planning Committee and supported by the Northwestern Community College Foundation.