The legacy of world-renowned orchestras at Purdue


Convocations “old school” archives

Several weeks ago, the Journal and Courier wrote a feature article about Purdue Convocations and its history. Going through the performance archives was definitely a trip down memory lane!

Since 1902, Purdue Convocations has presented some of the world’s top orchestras, including:

archive cards

Click for a closer look at the Convocations archive cards


> Poster from the sold-out Elliott Hall performance of the London Symphony in 1973.

Berlin Philharmonic
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
English Chamber Orchestra
London Symphony Orchestra
Munich Chamber Orchestra
New York Philharmonic
St. Paul Chamber Orchestra
Vienna Symphony Orchestra

And on February 21, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra will join the list of world-renowned orchestras to have performed at Purdue University!

The regal history or the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra began in 1882, but its legacy continues to this day with one of the most enviable recorded catalogs in existence. Don’t miss a chance to be a part of the legacy!