The Core Ensemble "Los Valientes"

The Core Ensemble

Alvernia University celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month with acclaimed chamber music theater group The Core Ensemble. They will perform "Los Valientes," the Courageous Ones which explores the art and politics of Diego Rivera, the commitment to human rights of Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero and the social justice of Mexican-American desperado Joaquin Murrieta, a.k.a. Zorro.

Start Date: 10/13/2013 4:00 pm
End Date: 10/13/2013 6:30 pm
Location: Francis Hall Theater & Recital Hall
Price: $18 advance purchase adult ticket, $20 adult tickets purchased at door, $13 AU alumni/non-AU students/senior citizens/AU faculty & staff, $10 Seniors College, Free Alvernia University students (w/Alvernia student ID. Call 610-796-8322 to reserve Alvernia student tickets.)
Sponsor: Alvernia Office of Arts & Culture
  • History: Established as a private four-year liberal arts college in 1958, Alvernia celebrated its 50th year by being awarded university status in 2008.
  • Heritage: Founded by the Bernardine Sisters, a Catholic religious order, the university embraces the Franciscan core values of service, humility, collegiality, contemplation and peacemaking.
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