News & Updates

Steinway D Concert Piano

Piano Performance: Friends of Convos Special Initiative

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

A special trio of performances are planned for the 2015-16 season to dedicate our new Steinway D Concert Grand piano, including an extraordinary engagement with Philip Glass.


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Mark Morris Dance Group: Friends of Convos Special Initiative

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

The Mark Morris Dance Group represents true artistic vision on a grand scale. This is precisely the kind of work that belongs in our community because we collectively value big ideas, world-class intellect, and concepts that aren’t limited by mere popularity or commodity value. Works such as Dido and Aeneas are created by virtue of… Read More


Season Announcement

Purdue Convocations announces its 2015-16 season

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Purdue Convocations’ 2015-16 season, will feature more than 25 events, including an array of Broadway musicals, lectures, opera, theatre, music and concerts.


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Education: Friends of Convos Special Initiative

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

With field trip & arts budgets being routinely cut or lessened, your gift can have a critical impact on a student’s increased cultural understanding.


Arts Impact in the Classroom featuring Purdue Dance class

Arts Impact in the Classroom

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

Learn how Professor Otto Doering incorporates Purdue Convocations events. “I think the key thing is that you have to push…more professors should engage in this activity.”


Day of Giving Convos Globe

Join #PurdueConvos for Purdue Day of Giving!

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

On Wednesday, April 29 the Purdue Community will band together for the 2nd annual Purdue Day of Giving. As a participating unit, Convocations has the chance to earn bonus money. Any gifts made on the day help us earn these bonuses, plus there are fun ones below… Take a peek and consider joining the fun!… Read More


The Lomax Project Community Field Recording

The Lomax Project Community Field Recordings

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

We are pleased to present 8 field recordings we captured from community musicians in the spirit of Alan Lomax, as part of Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project Residency. Community Field Recordings This is a song that transports the listener back to a time and place where songs were how stories were told. A song whose mood and… Read More


Jeremy Denk with sheet music

Q&A with Jeremy Denk: Part II

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Known to Purdue audiences from 2008’s collaborative recital with Joshua Bell and a 2009 solo appearance, Jeremy Denk will return to Purdue University—with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields—on March 24. Q&A with Jeremy Denk, Part 2 (read part 1 of our Q&A with Jeremy Denk) Q: You’ve mentioned that performing and writing… Read More


Jayme Stone and The Lomax Project band

Community Field Recording Open House Participants Announced

Monday, March 16th, 2015

We’re pleased to announce the musicians chosen to record during our March 28 Community Field Recording Open House, as part of Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project. Fergus Daly and Joe Kollman Joe Peters Pearsongs Green Room Rockers Cody Hall and Rachael Yanni Alison Haney Richard Fudge Adam Mackintosh We’re capturing original songs and stories from our… Read More


Dublin Guitar Quartet

Program Notes: Dublin Guitar Quartet

Monday, March 16th, 2015

DUBLIN GUITAR QUARTET April 10 / 8 PM / Loeb Playhouse FRIENDS SUPPORT FROM: MIKE & PAM LUENZ BRIAN BOLGER | PAT BRUNNOCK | REDMOND O’TOOLE | TOMAS O’DURCAIN Program Note: Regular Dublin Guitar Quartet member Michael O’Toole has been replaced by Redmond O’Toole for this performance. PHILIP GLASS (b.1937) String Quartet No. 2 “Company” LEO… Read More


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