Quinebaug Valley Community College will host the Core Ensemble’s performance of Of Ebony Embers: Vignettes of the Harlem Renaissance on Thursday, February 22, at 12:30 pm in the Robert E. Miller Auditorium.
A chamber music theatre work, Of Ebony Embers celebrates the lives of the great African American poets, Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, and Claude McKay, as seen through the eyes of the great muralist and painter Aaron Douglas.
The musical score includes works by jazz giants Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton, Billy Strayhorn, Thelonius Monk, and Charles Mingus, as well as concert music by Jeffrey Mumford and George Walker.
Of Ebony Embers features actor Dracyn Blount as Aaron Douglas, Claude McKay, Langston Hughes, and Countee Cullen, with Byron Sean on piano. A question and answer period with the performers concludes the program.
This Black History Month performance is sponsored by On Cue: Culture and Conversations at QVCC. The public is invited to attend and admission is free.
Released February 13, 2018