Ensemble celebrates Women’s History Month

Ensemble celebrates Women’s History MonthOn Tuesday, March 16th the Core Ensemble will perform the chamber music theatre work Ain’t I a Woman! Virtually at 6 p.m.

Chamber Music Theatre is unique performance format developed by the Core Ensemble featuring a marriage of theatrical narrative to chamber music performance.

Shinnerrie Jackson portrays multiple characters while interacting with the onstage musical trio of cello, piano and percussion of Byron Sean.

Ain’t I a Woman! celebrates the life and times of four powerful African American women: renowned novelist and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston, ex-slave and fiery abolitionist Sojourner Truth, exuberant folk artist Clementine Hunter, and fervent civil rights worker Fannie Lou Hamer. The musical score is drawn from the heartfelt spirituals and blues of the Deep South, the urban vitality of the Jazz Age, and contemporary concert music by African Americans.

Ain’t I a Woman! is a joyful exploration of the trials and triumphs of  four passionate and accomplished women.

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

In celebration of Women’s History Month the performance will be held virtually.  Participants must register early for the event at www.cerrocoso.edu and will receive an email one hour prior to performance.

Story First Published: 2021-03-12