Core Ensemble to present dramatic program at UMO

MOUNT OLIVE — On Tuesday, Sept. 19, the University of Mount Olive will host Core Ensemble in a musical and dramatic program on legendary Latin American women. The event will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Hazel Waters Kornegay Assembly hall located at 207 Wooten Street in Mount Olive.

Since its founding in 1993, The Core Ensemble has been acclaimed for the development of a new genre of chamber music theatre works, as well as a long history of commissioning and performing contemporary chamber music.

The Core Ensemble maintains a deep commitment to reaching the widest possible range of audiences demographically and geographically, in formats ranging from formal performance to informal lecture and educational residency programs.

The Core Ensemble has commissioned many of today’s finest composers for new works featuring the unique instrumental combination of cello, piano and percussion. Many of these works have been funded by the most prestigious commissioning programs in the United States. CD recordings have been released on the New World, Albany and Centaur labels.

A series of chamber music theatre works combining music with other performance elements such as narrative and dance have toured nationally and internationally since 1995.

The group’s performance at UMO will consist of musical and dramatic performances to create portraits of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, Salvadoran peasant activist Rufina Amaya, and Argentinean poet Alfonsina Storni. The program will conclude with a question and answer session with the performers. The Event is FREE and the public is invited to attend. For more information about this performance contact Dr. Franklin Gross at

Rosa Rodriquez performs with The Core Ensemble. Rodriquez performs with The Core Ensemble.