Core Ensemble of Ebony Embers
Name: Core Ensemble of Ebony Embers
Date: February 7, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM PST
On 12:00-2:00 pm on Thursday, February 7 at the Showalter Auditorium located at Eastern Washington University in Cheney, WA, Core Ensemble will perform the chamber music theatre work, 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.