Press Release for Wednesday, September 25, 2002

Tres Vidas Performance at UNF

Tres Vidas at UNF

JACKSONVILLE--“Tres Vidas “ the ‘Three Stories’ of three extraordinary women who share Latin roots, come from diverse backgrounds, and made important contributions to the world will be told in the University of North Florida’s Fine Arts Center Recital Hall on Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. as part of the University’s 30th anniversary celebration.


The three lives referred to in the title are of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo (1907-1954), Argentine poet Alfonsina Storni (1892-1938), and one living woman, Rufina Amaya, sole survivor of the El Salvadoran El Mazote massacre (1981).


The narrative performed by singing actress Georgina Corbo is woven through the musical presentation of popular music with works by Latin composers, and folk music played by the Core Ensemble, a unique trio of piano, cello and percussion.

“Tres Vidas” was conceived by the Core Ensemble and features a script by award-winning Chilean writer Marjorie Agosin who is professor of Spanish literature at Wellesley College.

Georgina Corbo studied acting and Latin American Studies at the State University of New York. She has performed on television in “Law and Order,” “New York Undercover” and the movie “It’s Always Something.” She has also performed on Broadway, at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and in Russia’s International Theatre Festival at St. Petersburg.

The Core Ensemble has garnered national recognition for its efforts to commission new chamber and multi-genre works. The Core Ensemble was the 2000 recipient of the Edward McDermott Award for Excellence in the Arts awarded by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The performance is free and is co-sponsored by UNF’s Hispanic Council, Academic Affairs, Multicultural Affairs, and the Women’s Center.