Core Ensemble to Perform Ain’t I a Woman!

By March 5, 2013General


On Monday, March 18 , the Core Ensemble will perform the chamber music theatre work Ain’t I a Woman! at 7:30 p.m. in Jobe Hall Auditorium at Delta State University.

Chamber Music Theatre is a 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.

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 has 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.

Sponsored by the Delta State University Diversity Committee as a part of its Diversity Awareness Campaign, the performance is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Georgene Clark, Chair, Delta State University Diversity Committee at 662-846-4078.


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