The Core Ensemble to Perform “Tres Vidas” at QVCC Oct. 23

A chamber music theater performance of Tres Vidas by The Core Ensemble will be held Monday, October 23, at Quinebaug Valley Community College, starting at 12 noon.

Part of the college’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Tres Vidas celebrates the lives of three legendary Latin American women: Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, Salvadoran peasant activist Rufina Amaya, and Argentinean poet Alfonsina Storni. The audience will hear folk songs of Mexico, El Salvador, and Argentina as well as vocal and instrumental tangos. The three women are played by one actress.

“If the chance arises to see Tres Vidas, seize it…” said the Boston Globe. “A marvelous example of how an ensemble can bring their gifts to the stage individually and collectively, to enlighten, entertain, and enthrall an audience…” wrote the Portland Press Herald.

Since its founding in 1993, The Core Ensemble has been acclaimed for the development of a new genre of chamber music theater works, as well as a long history of commissioning and performing contemporary chamber music. A series of chamber music theatre works combining music with other performance elements such as narrative and dance have toured nationally and internationally since 1995.

The performance is sponsored by the college’s Cultural Programming Committee. The public is invited to attend and admission is free. For more information call 860-932-4155.

Released October 16, 2017