Peru State To Host “Core Ensemble” Feb. 11

PERU  – Peru State College’s newly-remodeled Performing Arts Center will host the Core Ensemble, which is credited for development of a new genre of chamber music theater works.

The Core Ensemble will present “Of Ebony Embers: Vignettes of the Harlem Renaissance” on Monday, Feb. 11, at 7 p.m.

The free performance features actor Dracyn Blount interacting with the musical trio of cello, piano and percussion.

The show celebrates the music and poetry of the Harlem Renaissance era in New York City. The music is written by African American composers. Cellist is Ju Young Lee and percussionist is Michael Parola.

Since 1993, the Core Ensemble has toured nationally to every region of the United States and internationally to England, Russia, the Ukraine, Australia and the British Virgin Islands. The Ensemble was the recipient of the 2000 Eugene McDermott Award for Excellence in the Arts awarded by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has received support from the State of Florida Department of Cultural Affairs, New England Foundation for the Arts, Palm Beach County Cultural Council, the Aaron Copland Fund for Music and the Virgil Thomson Foundation.

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