Texas Tech University

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 2011 Events


Michael Pollan

Food activist & award winning author of In Defense of Food,
the 2011 TTU Summer Reading Program book selection

Friday, October 28, 2011 | 7:00 pm

more information about Michael Pollan


T.S. Monk

Jazz Sextet

Friday, November 11, 2011 | 7:00 pm


Spring 2012 Events


Ailey® II

The Second Company of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Friday, February 17, 2012 | 7:00 pm 

more information about Ailey®II


Anoushka Shankar

Sitar Player & Composer

Friday, March 30, 2012 | 7:00 pm

more information about Anoushka Shankar


Billy Collins

United States Poet Laureate (2001-2003)

Friday, April 20, 2012 | 7:00 pm

more information about Billy Collins


Santa Fe Opera Spring Tour

Popular Arias, Songs & Favorites

Sunday, April 29, 2012 | 7:00 pm

more information about Santa Fe Opera


Contact & Comment

To suggest topics, speakers or performers for future events, or to comment on the current series, contact Presidential Lecture & Performance Series lead administrator
Dori Bosnyak.

Parking Arrangements

We greatly appreciate University Parking Services for their consideration of our patrons in agreeing to provide complimentary parking preceding our events. Parking lots that are available for complimentary use are R03 - the Library lot, R11 - the Band lot, R07 - the Administration Building lot, and R13 - the Visitor lot. Please refer to the map for parking lot locations. Please note that parking in handicap, service and reserved spaces until 11:00 pm is prohibited without a valid TTU parking or handicap permit.

Past Series Events

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