UntitledIn celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Winona State University Global Studies & World Languages Department will host Tres Vidas, a performance by the Core Ensemble, at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, in the Performing Arts Center Recital Hall.

Tres Vidas is a chamber music theatre work based on the lives of three legendary Latin American Women: Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, Salvadoran peasant activist Rufina Amaya, and Argentinean poet Alfonsina Storni with text by Marjorie Agosin. The show features a wide stylistic range of music, including popular and folk songs of Mexico, El Salvador and Argentina; vocal and instrumental tangos by Carlos Gardel and Astor Piazzolla; and new music written especially for the Core Ensemble by Osvaldo Golijov, Orlando Garcia, Pablo Ortiz and Manuel DeMurga.

The event is sponsored by WSU Equity Theme Team, Inclusion & Diversity, and the following departments: Arts Administration, Art & Design, Music, Political Science, Theater & Dance, Sociology, and Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies as well as Sigma Delta Pi and Spanish Club.

A preview of the show can be viewed online.

The 2015-16 University Theme, Equity as a Human Right: Building Inclusive Community, is about upholding people’s rights, valuing diversity, challenging intolerance, and making institutional change around issues of social justice. For WSU and its communities, partnering around a university theme has proven to be an effective strategy for bringing faculty, staff, students, and community members to the engagement table. The year-long focus will enable students, faculty, staff, and members of the wider Winona and Rochester communities to explore the intersections of identities, cultures, and abilities.

This event is free and open to the public.

For information, contact Robert Sauveur at rsauveur@winona.edu.