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“Of Ebony Embers” chamber-music & theatre
February 14, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm UTC+0Free
The national touring group Core Ensemble brings its unique blend of chamber music and theatrical narrative to UNC Charlotte’s Rowe Recital Hall on Feb. 14.
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.
Chamber Music Theatre is a unique performance format created by the Core Ensemble, featuring a marriage of theatrical narrative to chamber music performance.
The musical score includes works by jazz greats Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton, Thelonius Monk, Billy Strayhorn, and Charles Mingus, as well as concert music by Jerry Mumford and George Walker.
The performance, 7:30 pm Feb. 14, is free, but reservations are encouraged.