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Of Ebony Embers

Event Date(s): 
February 14, 2017 - 7:30 PM
Rowe Recital Hall

The Council on University Community presents the Core Ensemble for a performance of the chamber music theatre work, Of Ebony Embers: Vignettes of the Harlem Renaissance. 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. Dracyn Blount portrays multiple characters, while interacting with the onstage musical trio of cello, piano, and percussion. 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.

Admission is free.  Reservations are encouraged: please e-mail