WestConn to host 'Tres Vidas' performance
Chamber music theater work to celebrate lives of three significant Latin women

DANBURY, CONN. — The story of “Tres Vidas” will unfold at Western Connecticut State University with chamber music of the Core Ensemble as it celebrates the life, times and work of three significant Latin and South American women.

The Oct. 22 performance is free and open to the public and will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the university’s Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The show is based on the lives of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, Salvadoran peasant activist Rufina Amaya and Argentinean poet Alfonsina Storni. The Core Ensemble includes cellist Tahirah Whittington, pianist Hugh Hinton, percussionist Michael Parola, and actress Georgina Corbo, who will portray the featured women. Corbo has appeared on television shows such as “Law & Order” and “New York Undercover.”

The storylines will focus on Kahlo’s dramatic and passionate relationship with painter Diego Rivera, Amaya’s astounding singular survival of the massacre at El Mozote and Storni’s challenges as Argentina’s first well-known feminist poet. The music will also include traditional Mexican folk songs and Argentinean popular and tango music.

Since it began in 1993, the Core Ensemble has toured around the country and internationally to England, Russia, Ukraine, Australia and the British Virgin Islands.

For more information, call (203) 837-8600.


Western Connecticut State University offers outstanding faculty in a range of quality academic programs. Our diverse university community provides students an enriching and supportive environment that takes advantage of the unique cultural offerings of Western Connecticut and New York. Our vision: To be an affordable public university with the characteristics of New England’s best small private universities.


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