As part of Hispanic Heritage Month activities, Colorado State University-Pueblo will host a chamber music theatre work that celebrates the lives of three significant Latin women on Oct. 10. The event is open to the public at no charge courtesy of the CSU-Pueblo Multicultural Center, Office of Student Activities, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and the Pueblo School of Arts and Sciences.
At 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 10, the Core Ensemble: Tahirah Whittington, cello, Hugh Hinton, piano and Michael Parola, percussion along with featured actress Georgina Corbo, will perform the new chamber music theatre work Tres Vidas at CSU-Pueblo Hoag Recital Hall.
Tres Vidas celebrates the life, times and work of three significant Latin and South American Women: painter Frida Kahlo of Mexico, peasant activist Rufina Amaya of El Salvador and poet Alfonsina Storni of Argentina. With storylines including Frida Kahlo’s dramatic and passionate relationship with painter Diego Rivera, Rufina Amaya’s astounding singular survival of the massacre at El Mozote and Alfonsina Storni’ life long challenges as Argentina’s first great feminist poet, Tres Vidas presents dramatic situations timeless in their emotional appeal and connection to audiences across all gender and ethnic spectrums.
From a script written by Chilean poet/writer Marjorie Agosin, actress Georgina Corbo offers powerful portrayals of each woman and includes the singing of traditional Mexican folk songs as well as Argentinean popular and tango songs made famous by Mercedes Sosa and Carlos Gardel. Additional music by Astor Piazzolla, Orlando Garcia, Pablo Ortiz, Alice Gomez, Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez, Michael DeMurga and Osvaldo Golijov round out the musical score.
Since its inception in 1993, the Core Ensemble has toured nationally to every region of the United States and internationally to England, Russia, the Ukraine, Australia and the British Virgin Islands. The Ensemble was the recipient of the 2000 Eugene McDermott Award for Excellence in the Arts awarded by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has received support from the State of Florida Department of Cultural Affairs, New England Foundation for the Arts, Palm Beach County Cultural Council, the Aaron Copland Fund for Music and the Virgil Thomson Foundation.
A native of Cuba, actress Georgina Corbo is a graduate of the acting program at SUNY Purchase. Her television appearances include: Law & Order and New York Undercover. Her film work includes: It’s Always Something. She has appeared onstage in several on/off Broadway
productions as well as at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. and at the Russian International Theatre Festival in St. Petersburg.
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