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Eastern Hosts Core Ensemble for "Tres Vidas" Performance


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Byron Sean on piano; Tahirah Whittington on cello; Almanzar; and Michael Parola on percussion perform in "Tres Vidas."

Eastern hosted the chamber music theatre group Core Ensemble for a theatrical performance of the production "Tres Vidas" (Three Lives) on Nov. 1 in Shafer Auditorium. "Tres Vidas," written by Chilean poet/writer Marjorie Agosin, celebrates the lives of three legendary Latin American women: Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, Salvadoran peasant activist Rufina Amaya and Argentine poet Alfonsina Storni.

The play involves music ranging from traditional Mexican folk and Argentine tango songs sung in Spanish to instrumental works by composers such as Astor Piazzolla and Osvaldo Golijov. Actress Roseanne Almanzar portrayed the three legendary Latinas while interacting with the onstage musical trio on cello, piano and percussion.

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