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 2013 Events


Tony Kushner

Pulitzer Prize-winning Playwright of Angels in America
Academy Award-nominated Screenwriter for Steven Spielberg's Lincoln

Friday, October 25, 2013 | 7:00 pm

more information about Tony Kushner


Sweet Plantain

New York based string quartet fusing classical, jazz, Latin and funk

Friday, November 15, 2013 | 7:00 pm

more information about Sweet Plantain


Spring 2014 Events


Parsons Dance

Contemporary dance company

Friday, February 14, 2014 | 7:00 pm 

more information about Parsons Dance


Anonymous 4

A cappella quartet

Friday, March 28, 2014 | 7:00 pm

more information about Anonymous 4



An evening of spoken word & live jazz with U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky & Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist Laurence Hobgood

Friday, April 25, 2014 | 7:00 pm

more information about PoemJazz



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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