‘Los Valientes’ presented at Cerro Coso next week

Cerro Coso Community College will host the Core Ensemble in the chamber music theater work “Los Valientes — The Courageous Ones” on Thursday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m. in Room 350.

“Chamber music theater is a unique performance format developed by the Core Ensemble featuring a marriage of theatrical narrative to chamber music performance,” said a spokesperson, who described the production as “A chamber music theatre production for solo actor David Perez-Ribada and trio (cello, piano, percussion), exploring the artistic and political passions of Diego Rivera, the unwavering commitment to human rights of Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero and the pursuit of social justice by Mexican American desperado Joaquin Murrieta aka Zorro.”

The text is by Jose Cruz Gonzalez. Music features songs and concert/vernacular music by a wide range of Latin American composers including Astor Piazzolla and Osvaldo Golijov.

Since 1993 the Core Ensemble has toured in every region of the United States and internationally. The Core Ensemble has received support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the state of Florida, the Department of State Division of Cultural Affairs, the Palm Beach County Cultural Council and the Aaron Copland Fund for Music.

The performance is sponsored by the College International Club and funded by student equity funds. Admission is free. The public is invited to attend.

Story First Published: 2019-09-27