Thursday, February 16, 2012
Of Ebony Embers: Vignettes of the Harlem Renaissance
In an innovative show that marries theater and chamber music, Of Ebony Embers celebrates the music and poetry of the Harlem Renaissance era in New York City. Set in 1935, the narrative examines the lives of renowned African-American poets Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen and Claude McKay as seen through the eyes of painter Aaron Douglas. Actor Chris White portrays multiple characters while interacting with the onstage musical trio of cello, piano and percussion. The performance features music by jazz greats Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton, Billy Strayhorn, Thelonius Monk and Charles Mingus.
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$17 General Public
$15 UW System Faculty/Staff • Age 62 & Over
$ 7 UW System Student • Age 17 & Under
Student tickets are half price until the day of the show
Funded by the students of UW-Eau Claire, the Artists Series is supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the state of Wisconsin. The Artists Series also is funded in part by Visit Eau Claire ... The Unexpected Wisconsin. Wisconsin Public Radio, WHYS Radio and Community Television have contributed generous promotional support. The Artists Series is a proud member of the Wisconsin Presenters Network.