Live Music, Broadway, Theatre, and Ideas at Purdue University
November 13, 2023
“Call of the Wild” Comes to Purdue on November 19
At the heart of this gripping production is Jack London’s timeless novel, a literary masterpiece that transports audiences to the tumultuous era of the Klondike gold rush—a defining moment in North American history.Experience the riveting and exciting narrative of Call of the Wild at Purdue on November 19, brought to you by Theatre Heroes. Premiering at the renowned Austin Playhouse in the fall of 2015, this multimedia extravaganza promises a unique blend...
November 9, 2023
The Emmet Cohen Trio Returns to Purdue on November 18
Emmet Cohen is one of his generation’s pivotal figures in music and the related arts. Leader of the Emmet Cohen Trio and creator of the Masters Legacy Series, he is an internationally acclaimed jazz artist, a dedicated educator, the winner of the 2019 American Pianists Awards, and a finalist in the 2011 Thelonious Monk International Piano Competition.Multifaceted American jazz pianist and composer Emmet Cohen returns to Purdue University on November 18, accompanied by his trio and friends. Emmet has a long-standing relationship with Convos as he helped us through the COVID-19 pandemic with a streaming concert...
November 6, 2023
Johnny Cash: The Official Concert Experience Comes to Purdue on November 10
Johnny Cash is one of the most important, influential, and respected artists in the history of recorded music. From the monumental live prison albums to his extraordinary series of commentaries on the American spirit and human condition to a mesmerizing canon of gospel recordings to his remarkable and unprecedented late-life artistic triumphs of will and wisdom, his impact on our culture is profound and continuing.Fans of Johnny Cash can experience his music in a whole new way with Johnny Cash: The Official Concert Experience (Nov. 10, Loeb Playhouse). This multi-media performance uses state-of-the-art technology as well as a live band and on-screen narration from...
November 3, 2023
Breaking Boundaries: 50 Years of Musical Innovation with Kronos Quartet
Dive into the musical innovation of Kronos Quartet, celebrating 50 years of groundbreaking string quartet performances. Explore their diverse collaborations and pioneering compositions, and gain insights from founder David Harrington in an exclusive pre-show interview.For five decades, San Francisco's Kronos Quartet—comprising David Harrington (violin), John Sherba (violin), Hank Dutt (viola), and Paul Wiancko (cello)—has pushed the boundaries of what a string quartet can achieve. Founded in 1973, at a time when the string quartet...
November 1, 2023
Grandmaster Flash Comes to Purdue on November 4!
If it wasn’t for Grandmaster Flash, who knows what hip-hop would be like today? Emerging from the South Bronx in the early 1970s, Grandmaster Flash is inarguably one of Hip Hop’s original innovators.Bear witness to living music history when rap pioneer Grandmaster Flash honors 50 years of hip hop during his audiovisual lecture/demonstration at Purdue on November 4. If it wasn’t for Grandmaster Flash, who knows what hip-hop would be like today?...
October 30, 2023
Las Cafeteras Presents “Hasta La Muerte” at Purdue on November 3!
Hasta La Muerte is an enthralling new production rooted in the indigenous Mexican practice of celebrating Life and Death.Las Cafeteras has made a significant impact on the music scene, captivating audiences with their exciting and contagious live performances. Their unique blend of genres and their dynamic sound and energy has earned them worldwide recognition. Hailing from the eastern...