Brass quartet The Westerlies to perform at Purdue on Nov. 9

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue Convocations presents the brass quartet The Westerlies in the Stewart Center’s Loeb Playhouse at 8 p.m. Nov. 9.

Blown eastward from Seattle into New York City like their eponymous prevailing wind, the Westerlies are a force of nature. The self-described “accidental brass quartet” features childhood friends who moved from Seattle to New York to study music.

In 2011, trombonists Andy Clausen and Willem de Koch and trumpeters Riley Mulherkar and Chloe Rowlands formed their unorthodox brass quartet that has blown up a storm. Their latest, self-titled album is an expansive collection of jazz, roots, rock, and chamber music that NPR called “folk-like and composerly, lovely, and intellectually rigorous.” With classical precision, rock audacity, and familial charm, The Westerlies joyously throw cautions of classification to the wind.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 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

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,

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