Purdue Convocations announces its 2015-16 season

Thursday, May 21, 2015

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

Highlights of the season include 6 performances in Elliott Hall of Music to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Elliott Hall of Music, including “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” “Annie,” “42nd Street,” “Once,” “The Illusionists” and Mark Morris Dance Group “Dido and Aeneas.”

Director of Convocations Todd Wetzel explains, “The internationally renowned Mark Morris Dance Group will further celebrate Elliott Hall’s legacy of world-class performances with its full-scale production of their landmark ‘Dido and Aeneas’—featuring Purcell’s opera performed with a live orchestra and soloists conducted by Mark Morris himself.”

The 2015-16 season includes a wide range in programming including three performances to showcase Purdue’s new Steinway D Concert Grand piano: piano dedication recital with pianists Sean Chen and Eric Zuber; Philip Glass “The Complete Piano Etudes” and the chamber ensemble Les Violons du Roy with Alexandre Tharaud.

The season will also include Artists-In-Residence “Huang Yi & KUKA” and Meklit, “Dawn or Doom 2,” family matinee performances and much more!

In addition to scheduled public performances, thousands of students from preschool through high school also will attend a series of matinees and artist-in-residence activities that will be brought to schools during the 2015-16 season. These events are open to all schools, and a complete list can be found at www.convocations.org.

Complete ticket pricing information and details on all performances are available online at www.convocations.org, in the 2015-16 Convocations brochure or by calling (765) 494-9712. Tickets can also be ordered at the campus box offices, by phone at (765) 494-3933, or online at www.convocations.org/tickets.

BUYING SCHEDULE

May 21-June 12: Friends of Convocations Presale

Friends of Convocations are seated before the general public with the Priority Points System. Orders must be received by June 12 for both PICK5 and single tickets. Not a Friend of Convocations? Visit https://www.purdue.edu/convocations/donate/ to join today or simply call (765) 494-9712.

July 1-10: PICK5 Presale

Buy 5 shows or more and save an average of 15% off single ticket prices. If you’re not a Friend of Convocations, you can place your PICK5 order beginning on July 1 at 10am.

July 13 at 10am: All Tickets On Sale

If you’re not a Friend of Convocations or a PICK5 buyer, you can place your single ticket order beginning on July 13 at 10am. Discounted tickets also are available for groups of 10 or more.

The Purdue Convocations 2015-16 season schedule includes:

All events can be found at convocations.org/events

Piano Dedication Recital with Sean Chen & Eric Zuber

Friday, September 11, 2015, 8 p.m., Loeb Playhouse, Tickets: $22-28
PRE-SHOW DISCUSSION / 7 p.m. / Stewart Center, room 310 / Joel Harrison, President/CEO and Artistic Director of the American Pianists Association, will discuss the program.

Rising Stars of Metropolitan Opera in Concert

Friday, September 18, 2015, 8 p.m., Loeb Playhouse, Tickets: $22-28
PRE-SHOW DISCUSSION / 7 p.m./ Stewart Center, room 310 / A guest speaker will discuss the musicians and repertoire on the program.

Dawn of Doom 2: The New Technology Explosion

A summit Curated by the Office of the System Chief Information Officer

Thursday, September 24-Friday, September 25, 2015, Stewart Center, General Admission Seating, Free Admission

Cumbia All-Stars: Cumbia Dance Party

Friday, September 25, 2015, 8 p.m., Purdue Memorial Union Ballrooms, Tickets: $15-20 / General Admission Seating
PRE-SHOW / 7 p.m./ Come early for a cumbia dance lesson to warm up your shoes!

Huang Yi & KUKA

Fall 2015 Artist-In-Residence

Thursday, October 8, 2015, 7:30 p.m., Loeb Playhouse, Tickets: $22-30

PRE-SHOW DISCUSSION / 6:30 p.m./ Stewart Center, room 206 / A panel of Purdue faculty in robotics, engineering, and time-based arts will discuss the issues, challenges, and opportunities of human-machine interaction.

POST-SHOW / Join the choreographer and artists for a discussion immediately following the performance in Loeb Playhouse.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Friday, October 16, 2015, 7:30 p.m., Elliott Hall of Music, Tickets: $24-54

One Man Breaking Bad

Saturday, October 17, 2015, 7 p.m., Loeb Playhouse, Tickets: $22-28
Language Advisory: Recommended for audiences 15+

Cécile McLorin-Salvant

Thursday, October 22, 2015, 7:30 p.m., Loeb Playhouse, Tickets: $20-26
PRE-SHOW DISCUSSION / 6:30 p.m. /Stewart Center, room 310 / Don Seybold, host of Inside Jazz on WBAA, and pianist Judd Danby will discuss Cécile McLorin Salvant’s music.

The Lightning Thief

Sunday, November 8, 2015, 3 p.m., Loeb Playhouse, Tickets: $10-15

PRE-SHOW ACTIVITY / 2 p.m. / Stewart Center West Lobby / Learn about lightning in fact and myth!

In Mo Yang, violin

Friday, November 13, 2015, 8 p.m., Loeb Playhouse, Tickets: $15-20

Peter Rabbit Tales

Enchantment Theatre Company

Sunday, November 22, 2015, 3 p.m., Loeb Playhouse, Tickets: $10-15
PRE-SHOW ACTIVITY / 2PM / Stewart Center West Lobby / Make a Peter Rabbit candy cane sled or ornament.

DIVA Jazz Orchestra

Purdue Jazz Festival

Friday, January 22, 2016, 8 p.m., Loeb Playhouse, Tickets: $20-28
PRE-SHOW DISCUSSION / 7 p.m. / Stewart Center, room 310 / Don Seybold, host of Inside Jazz on WBAA, and pianist Judd Danby will discuss DIVA’s approach to big-band music.

Tian Jianan, bayan (chromatic accordion)

Saturday, January 30, 2016, 8 p.m., Purdue Memorial Union South Ballroom, Tickets: $15-20 / General Admission Seating

Harpeth Rising

Saturday, February 6, 2016, 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., Carnahan Hall, Tickets: $15-20 / General Admission Seating

Annie

Thursday, February 11, 2016, 7 p.m., Elliott Hall of Music, Tickets: $24-54 

Junie B.’s Essential Survival Guide to School

TheatreworksUSA

Sunday, February 14, 2016, 3 p.m., Loeb Playhouse, Tickets: $10-15
PRE-SHOW ACTIVITY / 2PM / Stewart Center West Lobby / Celebrate loving someone with a Valentine’s Day craft project.

A Moon for the Misbegotten

Walnut Street Theatre

Thursday, February 18, 2016, 7:30 p.m., Loeb Playhouse, Tickets: $22-30
PRE-SHOW DISCUSSION / 6:30 p.m. / Stewart Center, room 310 / Tom Adler, Professor Emeritus of English at Purdue University, will discuss “A Moon for the Misbegotten” 

Phillip Glass

The Complete Piano Etudes

With Philip Glass, Timo Andres, Aaron Diehl, Lisa Kaplan, and Maki Namekawa

Saturday, February 20, 2016, 7 p.m., Loeb Playhouse, Tickets: $35-75

PRE-SHOW / 6 p.m. / Stewart Center, room 279 / Pianist and composer Judd Danby will discuss Philip Glass’s compositional approach and “The Complete Piano Etudes.”

Meklit

Spring 2016 Artist-In-Residence

Saturday, February 27, 2016, 8 p.m., Lafayette Theater, Tickets: $18-25 / General Admission Seating 

42nd Street

Thursday, March 3, 2016, 7:30 p.m., Elliott Hall of Music, Tickets: $24-54 

Manual Cinema

Lula del Ray

Saturday, March 5, 2016, 4:00 p.m. & 8 p.m., Lafayette Theater, Tickets: $20-25 / General Admission Seating

Mark Morris Dance Group

Dido and Aeneas

Featuring a live chamber orchestra and vocalists conducted by Mark Morris

Saturday, April 2, 2016, 8 p.m., Elliott Hall of Music, Tickets: $24-49
PRE-SHOW / 7 p.m. / A member of the Mark Morris Dance Group artistic team will discuss Dido and Aeneas and the company’s aesthetic. Location to be announced.

SFJAZZ Collective

The Michael Jackson Project

Thursday, April 7, 2016, 7:30 p.m., Loeb Playhouse, Tickets: $20-28
PRE-SHOW / 6: p.m./ Stewart Center, room 310 / Don Seybold, host of “Inside Jazz” on WBAA, and pianist Judd Danby will discuss SFJAZZ Collective

TEDxPurdueU

Saturday, April 9, 2016, Loeb Playhouse, Tickets: $15-25

Purdue Convocations is among the proud sponsors of TEDxPurdueU.

Les Violons du Roy with Alexandre Tharaud, piano

Saturday, April 16, 2016, 8 p.m., Loeb Playhouse, Tickets: $22-28

Once

Thursday, April 21, 2016, 7:30 p.m., Elliott Hall of Music, Tickets: $24-54

The Illusionists

Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 7:30 p.m., Elliott Hall of Music, Tickets: $24-54

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