Category Archives: Concerts

WSU International Music Series – Calle Sur

Thursday | October 11 | 6:00pm
Performing Arts Center | Recital Hall
Winona State University

The Winona State University International Music Series will host Calle Sur performing the music of South America.

Calle Sur is musical duo consisting of Ed East and Karin Stein. East was born in Panama City, and Stein is from the plains of Columbia. They met in Iowa and together created Calle Sur. The duo performs a wide range of Latin American musical styles on an equally wide variety of instruments, providing a dynamic mix of acoustic flavors.

Admission is free and open to the public.

The International Music Series is supported by the WSU Student Life Fee and the Department of Music.

For more information, contact Catherine Schmidt at

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Free Family Concert Series: Deutches Duo

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Gate City Dixieland Jazz Band Free Concert

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WSU International Music Series Concert

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Free Family Concert Series – Rescheduled

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