Presidential Lecture & Performance Series
From classical music to modern dance performances, from thought provoking lectures by public intellectuals to those of authors and poets, the Presidential Lecture & Performance Series provides engaging entertainment and learning opportunities for the Texas Tech campus and community alike. Don't miss a moment!
Fall 2008 Events
Book signing and lecture by ethicist David Callahan
Author of The Cheating Culture
September 8, 2008 | 3:30 pm
From the Top with Christopher O'Riley
"From the Top with Christopher O'Riley" will tape a performance of outstanding young musicians in the Allen Theatre. The taping will be broadcast nationally at a later date.
September 16, 2008 | 7:00 pm
Marc-André Hamelin, Pianist
Marc-André Hamelin, first place winner at the 1985 Carnegie Hall Competition and one of today's most acclaimed pianists in the United States
October 19, 2008 | 7:30 pm
Presidential Book Award Winners
Conversations with authors of books on jazz; wine; and race in Imperial Spain.
October 28, 2008 | 3:30 pm
Presidential Book Award Recipients
Spring 2009 Events
Popular historian and commentator Sarah Vowell
Delight in the satirical humor of Sarah Vowell, bestselling author, social observer, and contributor to NPR's This American Life.
March 3, 2009 | 7:00 pm
DIZZY GILLESPIE™ ALUMNI ALL-STARS
Featured guest of Texas Tech Jazz Festival - Tap your feet to the music of the DIZZY GILLESPIE™ ALUMNI ALL-STARS, a veritable who's who among jazz musicians.
April 4, 2009 | 8:00 pm
Poet and fiction-writer Ana Castillo
Enjoy a literary evening with "genre jumper" and activist author, Ana Castillo – acclaimed poet, novelist, essayist, editor, and translator.
April 9, 2009 | 7:00 pm
Santa Fe Opera
Revel in the beautiful voices of the Santa Fe Opera Apprentice Singers, performing operatic and popular selections.
April 13, 2009 | 7:00 pm
Contact & CommentTo suggest topics, speakers or performers for future events, or to comment on the current series, contact Presidential Lecture & Performance Series director