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December 11, 2013

Purdue Convocations reschedules Yo-Yo Ma concert

West Lafayette, Ind. - Purdue Convocations announced Wednesday (Dec. 11) the canceled performance with Yo-Yo Ma and Kathryn Stott has been rescheduled for 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15, 2014, at in Loeb Playhouse in Purdue's Stewart Center. All tickets issued for the original date will be honored at the door.

The Nov. 17 concert by Ma, a virtuoso cellist, and Stott, his accompanist and pianist, was canceled when severe storms, including tornadoes, moved through the area.

Convocations will allow refunds for patrons who are not able or do not wish to attend the performance on the new date through 5 p.m. Feb. 28, 2014. Refunds may be processed at the Purdue box offices upon presentation of the physical ticket(s) and will be for the stated face value of the ticket. Patrons who purchased tickets from third-party sellers should look to those outlets for refunds. If you have lost or misplaced your ticket, please contact the box office.

Any returned tickets will be made available for sale beginning at 10 a.m. March 7, 2014. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Purdue box office at 765-494-3933.

"I extend my personal gratitude to Mr. Ma and Ms. Stott for their generosity and support during the severe weather and power outage, as well as for their eagerness to return to Purdue," said Todd Wetzel, director of Purdue Convocations. "I also re-extend my thanks to all of our patrons for their composure and cooperation as we worked to ensure everyone's safety and subsequently work through the technical details surrounding the concert. You all made a very difficult day much easier for all of us. Now, we'll focus our energies on the exciting return of this engagement in the fall."

The rescheduled concert will feature the same program as originally scheduled.

Contact: Abby Eddy, Purdue Convocations director of marketing, 765-494-9712, aeeddy@purdue.edu

Note to Journalists: Publication-quality photos available at http://www.convocations.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/MaStott3cToddRosenberg.jpg