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November 2016
Catherine Bertini
Wednesday, November 2 / 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Fowler Hall

Catherine Bertini, former executive director of the United Nations World Food Program and 2003 World Food Prize Laureate, will join Purdue President Mitch Daniels for an in-depth discussion on global food security during the opening program of Purdue’s 2016-2017 Presidential Lecture Series.

Mavis Staples
Friday, November 4 / 8:00 pm
Loeb Playhouse

The Grammy-winning R&B singer brings her latest project featuring songs written for her by Neko Case, Aloe Blacc, Nick Cave, M. Ward, & Ben Harper.

Kannapolis: A Moving Portrait
Friday, November 11 / 8:00 pm
Loeb Playhouse

The acclaimed composer, vocalist, and violinist will perform her original score of folk songs live over H. Lee Waters' Great Depression film vignettes.

ArcAttack: Energy and Electricity
Sunday, November 13 / 3:00 pm
Loeb Playhouse

Through a stage show as interactive as it is inventive, ArcAttack makes music while exploring concepts of electricity, magnetism, robotics, and more!

Inon Barnatan, piano
Thursday, November 17 / 7:30 pm
Loeb Playhouse

The pianist has studied alongside some of the 20th century’s most distinguished instructors and will present Brahms' "Chaconne," "Handel Variations," and more.

December 2016
Ashley Bathgate: Bach Unwound
Saturday, December 10 / 8:00 pm
Loeb Playhouse

The rising star of the cello will perform stunning reinterpretations of Bach’s unaccompanied Cello Suites - featuring amplification, electronics, & multimedia.

January 2017
Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra
Friday, January 20, 2017 / 8:00 pm
Loeb Playhouse

The Purdue Jazz Festival will open with O’Farrill and his orchestra. The Grammy winner is a soloist of Dizzy Gillespie, Wynton Marsalis, and Harry Belafonte.

Safety Last!
Friday, January 27, 2017 / 8:00 pm
Long Center for the Performing Arts

A treasure of the silent-film era, the 1923 classic will be screened in an historic movie house with accompaniment from Clark Wilson on the Mighty Wurlitzer.

Dinosaur Zoo Live
Sunday, January 29, 2017 / 3:00 pm
Loeb Playhouse

Get ready for the ultimate playdate 65 million years in the making! Meet an eye-popping collection of amazingly lifelike dinosaurs brought to life on stage!

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 / 7:30 pm
St. Thomas Aquinas

Germany's award-winning vocal ensemble returns to Purdue-performing selections inspired by Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Othello, and more.

February 2017
Shimon Robot and Friends
Saturday, February 18, 2017 / 8:00 pm
Loeb Playhouse

Building off ideas and collaborating equally, the robot marimba player listens to bandmates live to present original compositions influenced by jazz & hip-hop.

The Seldoms
Thursday, February 23, 2017 / 7:30 pm
Loeb Playhouse

The Chicago-based dance company explores the concept of “power” itself, using former president Lyndon B. Johnson’s policies as an unlikely backdrop.

Mamma Mia!
Friday, February 24, 2017 / 8:00 pm
Elliott Hall of Music

The 10th anniversary farewell tour is back one last time. Relive ABBA's hits in this feel-good show featuring "Dancing Queen," "Take a Chance on Me," and more.

Pete the Cat
Sunday, February 26, 2017 / 3:00 pm
Loeb Playhouse

Pete the Cat is on a mission to help his friend find artistic inspiration. Join us for a musical adventure that was inspired by the popular book series!

March 2017
St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra
Thursday, March 2, 2017 / 7:30 pm
Elliott Hall of Music

The orchestra returns to Purdue with guest soloist Nikolai Lugansky, who has been among Russia’s most preeminent pianists for nearly 30 years.

Taj Express
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 / 7:30 pm
Elliott Hall of Music

The dazzling sights and sounds will take you on a live cinematic journey of India—evoking Bollywood’s rollicking energy and centuries of Indian culture.

Saturday, March 25, 2017
Loeb Playhouse

This day-long event uses storytelling to nurture a culture of innovation through sharing ideas developed by Purdue students, faculty, alumni, and community.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 / 7:30 pm
Elliott Hall of Music

The 20th anniversary of this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters—love.

Thursday, March 30, 2017 / 7:30 pm
Loeb Playhouse

The all-female Norwegian brass ensemble has rewritten the rules in brass repertoire with stylistic explorations of tone, technique, and versatility.

April 2017
Donny McCaslin Quartet
Thursday, April 6, 2017 / 8:00 pm
Loeb Playhouse

The saxophonist and his group surged into the mainstream with David Bowie’s Blackstar. But the jazz world had long known and celebrated the work of McCaslin.

Saturday, April 15, 2017 / 7:30 pm
Elliott Hall of Music

The Broadway revival of this enchanting musical incorporates Bob Fosse-style choreography, a big top set, and high-flying circus acrobatics.

Verona String Quartet + Daniel Hsu, piano
Sunday, April 23, 2017 / 3:00 pm
Loeb Playhouse

These 2015 Concert Artists Guild Competition winners will perform Franck’s Quintet in F Minor-an urgent work with one emotional height after another.

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