September 11, 2018

Alfredo Rodriguez Trio to perform in Loeb Playhouse on Sept. 28

alfredo-rodriguez The Alfredo Rodriguez Trio will perform at Purdue University in Stewart Center’s Loeb Playhouse on Sept. 28. Download image

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Alfredo Rodriguez Trio will perform at Purdue University in Stewart Center’s Loeb Playhouse on Sept. 28.

This performance is presented by Purdue Convocations with support from the Piano Giving Circle. A pre-show meetup will occur at 7 p.m. in the Purdue Memorial Union’s 1869 Tap Room.

Cuban hero José Martí commemorated the Statue of Liberty’s dedication with the words, “A grain of poetry suffices to season a century.” That ideology lives on in the musical freedom of Grammy-nominated jazz pianist Alfredo Rodríguez. Rodríguez’s latest album, “The Little Dream,” was inspired by Martí’s work and reflects Rodríguez’s own journey — from humble Cuban beginnings to mentorship from the inimitable Quincy Jones and immigration to the United States. Backed by longtime colleagues Michael Olivera (drums) and Munir Hossn (bass/guitar), Rodríguez embraces a global panoply of sound spanning African Highlife influences to Middle Eastern flourishes.  

Tickets are $26 for adults and $20 for children 18 years and younger, Purdue students and Ivy Tech Lafayette students. Tickets are available at the Stewart Center box office at 765-494-3933 or 800-914-SHOW. Group tickets are also available to groups of 10 more. Call 765-496-1977 for more details or visit https://purdue.edu/convocations/group-sales/.

Initiated in 1902, Purdue Convocations was one of the first professional performing arts presenters in the United States. Each year, Convocations offers the region 30-40 performances of widely varying genres: Broadway-style shows, theater, dance, children's theater, world music, jazz, and chamber music, along with rock, pop, country and comedy attractions. With a vision for connecting artists and audiences in artistic dialogue and for drawing in academic discourse, Purdue Convocations aims to promote frequent exposure to and familiarity with human cultural expression in a multitude of forms and media.

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

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