Owens welcomes Core Ensemble’s ‘Of Ebony Embers’Written by John Dorsey | | email@example.com
Owens Community College’s Center for Fine and Performing arts is contributing to Black History Month with “Of Ebony Embers: Vignettes of the Harlem Renaissance.” The presentation by the Core Ensemble is set to take center stage on Feb. 24.
Core Ensemble’s presentation will feature actor Chris White portraying multiple characters while interacting with the onstage cello, percussion and piano trio.
Notable poets highlighted during the performance are Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen and Claude McKay. With a script written by Akin Babatunde, “Of Ebony Embers” will also feature musical works by jazz legends Duke Ellington and Charles Mingus, among others.
Since its inception in 1993, Core Ensemble has garnered international acclaim for its unique chamber music theater work. Touring venues and events worldwide, the group has made appearances at Harvard University, the Guggenheim Museum and the Moscow Autumn Festival, among many other locations. Additionally, the ensemble was named the recipient of the 2000 Eugene McDermott Award for Excellence in the Arts by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has received support from the State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, New England Foundation for the Arts and Palm Beach County Cultural Council.
The ensemble also offers a number of other productions including “Tres Vidas,” “Mona Lisa Speaks,” “Los Valientes” and “Ain’t I a Woman!” It also operates a artist residency program which includes workshops, master classes, lectures and classroom demonstrations for actors, musicians, students, and arts entrepreneurs. Classes include Reinventing the Chamber Music Ensemble and the Business of Art.
Tickets for Core Ensemble’s “Of Ebony Embers: Vignettes of the Harlem Renaissance” performance are $18 and $10 for students. The performance will begin at 8pm in the college’s Mainstage Theatre. The Owens Toledo-area Campus is located at 30335 Oregon Road in Perrysburg Township.
For more information, call (567) 661-2787 or visit www.owens.edu.