Purdue Convocations spring lineup includes indoor events
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue Summons announced in a revealing event that the 2021-22 spring season will return with indoor offerings on their season night.
“We loved bringing the campus to life with outdoor shows and special projects this fall, and now we are delighted to welcome fans to our venues for a vibrant spring season,” said Todd Wetzel, vice-president at the student life and executive director of Purdue Convocations. “It has been so gratifying to see how audiences have taken our creative approach to keeping the performing arts a vital part of the Purdue experience.”
While not all events have in-person representation, the first four events of the season will be movie screenings or virtual performances. Starting in 2022, the last 17 of the 18 events of the season will be presented in person.
The season will begin with the screening of “Frida: Viva la Vida” on October 14 at 7:30 pm at Fowler Hall. The documentary film explores the life of artist Frida Kahlo and the events that have influenced her art.
On October 28, Purdue will screen “King Lear”, presented by National Theater Live, at 7 pm at Fowler Hall. The National Theater Live showcases Shakespeare’s family tragedy with a cinematic presentation of the aging king in a state of madness.
On November 17, Purdue will present another National Theater Live production, which will perform the WWI epic, “War Horse,” at 7:30 pm Fowler Hall.
For those who missed the performance last year, Purdue will return a virtual performance of Manual Cinema’s “Christmas Carol” on December 10 and 11 at 8 p.m. ET.
Purdue will kick off 2022 with a performance by the Joshua Redman Quartet at the Purdue’s Jazz Festival on January 21 at 8 p.m. at the Loeb Playhouse.
On January 26th, the multimedia experience of “The Simon & Garfunkel Story” will be presented at 7:30 pm at the Loeb Playhouse.
On January 30, violinist Geneva Lewis will perform Debussy’s Violin Sonata and Brahms Sonata No. 3 in D minor at the Loeb Playhouse at 3 p.m.
On February 3, Dökk, a live media performance by Italian studio fuse *, will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Loeb Playhouse.
On February 5, singer and banjoist Abigail Washburn will return to Purdue with new partner Wu Fei, a Chinese zither prodigy known as guzheng, to perform a multilingual world folk collaboration. Washburn and Wu will perform at 8 p.m. at the Loeb Playhouse.
On February 12, Purdue will air a live performance of the Emmet Cohen Trio and “Live from Emmet’s Place All-Stars” at 8 p.m. at the Loeb Playhouse.
On February 17, the new Broadway musical from the classic tale, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” will perform at 7:30 pm at the Elliott Hall of Music.
On February 19, Purdue will host “TEDxPurdueU: Modern Renaissance,” which will explore the dynamics of the post-pandemic social, cultural and political world. The event will take place at the Loeb Playhouse at noon.
On February 26, Sonia De Los Santos will perform twice at the Wells Cultural Center in downtown Lafayette, at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. In addition to performing at the Wells Cultural Center, Santos will also visit elementary schools to share the music of his bilingual children. with the neighborhood children.
On March 2, New York’s Aquila Theater will reimagine classic American history, “The Great Gatsby,” where Gatsby is a man of color. Explore the theme of racism, class and discrimination and how this reflects on the idea of the American dream. It will take place at the Loeb Playhouse at 7:30 p.m.
On March 3, New York’s Aquila Theater will also perform Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” at the Loeb Playhouse at 7:30 pm.
On March 6, Italian pianist Beatrice Rana will perform four scherzos by Frédéric Chopin, Études de Claude Debussy, volume 1 and an excerpt from Igor Stravinsky’s ballet “Petrushka” at 3pm at the Loeb Playhouse.
On March 10, the Broadway musical, “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical,” will be played at 7:30 p.m. at the Elliott Hall of Music. The musical tells the story of Carole King’s rise to stardom.
On April 2, Tabea Debus, a recorder, and Alon Sariel, a lute player, will perform classic recorder melodies from the 15th century to the present day at 8 p.m. at Duncan Hall in downtown Lafayette.
On April 7, the Tony-nominated Broadway musical “Waitress” will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Elliott Hall of Music. The waitress follows Jenna, an expert waitress and pastry chef who dreams of escaping small town life and a rocky wedding.
On April 9, Syrian clarinetist Kinan Azmeh and Syrian-Armenian visual artist Kevork Mourad will perform “Silkroad Presents: Home Within”, an audiovisual meditation on loss, desire and the tragedy of the Syrian conflict, at 8 p.m. at the Loeb Playhouse .
On April 19, the Broadway musical, “Jersey Boys,” which tells the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and follows the group’s rise from street children in New Jersey singing at the corner of Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame. The show will take place at the Elliott Hall of Music at 7:30 p.m.
Finally, on April 28, Kaleta & Super Yamba Band will conclude the season at the Convos End of Season Bash at 7:30 p.m. at the Memorial Union Ballrooms in Purdue.
For anyone interested in attending any of these events, tickets are available for purchase at www.purdue.edu/convocations/tickets. For the Friends of Convocation, presale tickets will be available from October 7 to 18. For the general public, tickets for individual performances will go on sale November 12 at 10 a.m.
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