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August 2021

Protect Purdue Policies
Monday, Aug. 16, 2021 - Tuesday, May. 31, 2022

Here you will find important information about how Purdue Convocations is creating a safe, enjoyable environment for the performing arts at Purdue. As this environment is ever-evolving, please check Protect Purdue, our events pages, and our social media channels for the most up-to-date information before you join us for our events.

January 2022

The Simon and Garfunkel Story
Wednesday, Jan. 26 / 7:30 pm
Loeb Playhouse

Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel created timeless hits like “Mrs. Robinson” and “Bridge Over Troubled Water.” Now, The Simon & Garfunkel Story presents a multimedia experience with rare photos, video, and a live band performing their classic songs.

Geneva Lewis, violin
Sunday, Jan. 30 / 3:00 pm
Loeb Playhouse

Violinist Geneva Lewis made her professional debut at just 11 years old for the Pasadena Symphony. At Purdue, she will revel in the impressionism of Debussy’s Violin Sonata and the romantic power of Brahms’ Sonata No. 3 in D minor.

February 2022

Dökk – CANCELLED
Thursday, Feb. 3 / 7:30 pm
Loeb Playhouse

Dökk, a live media performance by fuse* originally scheduled for February 3, 2022, has been cancelled due to COVID-19-related complications.

Abigail Washburn and Wu Fei
Saturday, Feb. 5 / 8:00 pm
Loeb Playhouse

Returning to Purdue after her 2019 performance, banjoist Abigail Washburn will introduce us to Wu Fei, a prodigy on the Chinese guzheng. This multilingual collaboration of global folk magnifies the beauty of experiences that transcend traditions.

Emmet Cohen Trio
Saturday, Feb. 12 / 8:00 pm
Loeb Playhouse

Live streamed to audiences in 2021, Live from Emmet’s Place provided front row seats in jazz pianist Emmet Cohen’s apartment. Now, Purdue welcomes Cohen’s Trio, along with the Live From Emmet’s Place All-Stars, for a real time, in-person performance.

Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Thursday, Feb. 17 / 7:30 pm
Elliott Hall of Music

Roald Dahl's amazing tale is now Purdue's golden ticket! It's the perfect recipe for a delectable treat: songs from the original film, including "Pure Imagination," The Candy Man," and "I've Got a Golden Ticket," alongside a toe-tapping and ear-tickling new score from the songwriters of Hairspray. Get ready for Oompa-Loompas, incredible inventions, the great glass elevator, and more, more, more at this everlasting showstopper!

TEDxPurdueU
Saturday, Feb. 19 / 12:00 pm
Loeb Playhouse

Modern Renaissance, presented by TEDxPurdueU in a series of 18 minute-long talks, will explore the dynamics of our social, cultural, and political world post-pandemic, and how science, art, history, and social justice will reemerge in its wake

Sonia De Los Santos
Saturday, Feb. 26
Wells Community Cultural Center

Mexican singer-songwriter Sonia De Los Santos will showcase new songs from her 2021 album, Esperanza, which is Spanish for something we can always use more of - hope.

March 2022

The Great Gatsby
Wednesday, Mar. 2 / 7:30 pm
Loeb Playhouse

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby remains a vivid account of how, in the absence of true equality, pursuing the “American dream” can lead to devastating effects. Known for their powerful immersion in classic texts, Aquila Theatre brings a relevant reimagination of this classic in which Gatsby is a man of color, setting the stage for themes of class, racism and discrimination to play vividly inside the meaning of the American Dream.

Macbeth
Thursday, Mar. 3 / 7:30 pm
Loeb Playhouse

Aquila Theatre makes the relevance of political ambition and power-mongering surprisingly fresh with their creative vision of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. This electric rendition is keenly aware that a certain sound and fury persists.

Beatrice Rana, piano
Sunday, Mar. 6 / 3:00 pm
Loeb Playhouse

Italian pianist Beatrice Rana has earned the Silver Prize at the Van Cliburn competition, headlined Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and venues worldwide. Rana’s performance at Purdue will include four scherzos by Chopin, etudes by Debussy, and more.

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
Thursday, Mar. 10 / 7:30 pm
Elliott Hall of Music

Carole King penned a slew of 1960s hits, including “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” for Aretha Franklin. This song and many more fuel Beautiful: The Carole King Musical that will make you “Feel the Earth Move.”

April 2022

Tabea Debus, recorder
Saturday, Apr. 2 / 8:00 pm
Duncan Hall

In an exclusive salon engagement, Tabea Debus (recorder) and Alon Sariel (lute), will present Ohrwurm, the German for “earworm.” Debus explores the 15th century origins of the recorder to present in a journey to fill your ears with music to remember.

Waitress
Thursday, Apr. 7 / 7:30 pm
Elliott Hall of Music

Meet Jenna, a waitress who discovers she can create her own recipe for happiness. Waitress is the Tony®-nominated musical featuring original music by Sara Bareilles. Don’t miss the show New York Magazine called “sweet, sassy and passionate.”

Silkroad presents: Home Within
Saturday, Apr. 9 / 8:00 pm
Loeb Playhouse

Home Within by Silkroad melds clarinet, cello, voice, and oud with real-time imagery into an audiovisual meditation on loss, longing and the tragedy of the Syrian conflict—haunted, yet hopeful that those who still seek home will soon discover it.

Jersey Boys
Tuesday, Apr. 19 / 7:30 pm
Elliott Hall of Music

Don’t miss Broadway’s Tony Award-winning Best Musical Jersey Boys—the behind the scenes true story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.

Convos End of Season Bash
Thursday, Apr. 28 / 7:30 pm
Purdue Memorial Union Ballrooms

Dance to the Afrobeat and jùjú rhythms of Super Yamba Band. Led by African guitar virtuoso Kaleta, who has worked with Fela Kuti, Lauryn Hill, & King Sunny Ade, this party will fuel your shuffling feet and build momentum into the next Convos season!

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Protect Purdue

Here, you will find important information about how Purdue Convocations is creating a safe, enjoyable environment for the performing arts at Purdue. As this environment is ever-evolving, please check Protect Purdue, our events pages, and our social media channels for the most up-to-date information before you join us for our events.