Presidential Lecture & Performance Series Spring 2013 Schedule

The series continues with a superb line up of Emmy and Grammy Award winners and nominees.

The Santa Fe Opera Spring Tour will perform in the Texas Tech Hemmle Recital Hall.

The Santa Fe Opera Spring Tour will perform in the Texas Tech Hemmle Recital Hall.

The 2012-2013 Presidential Lecture & Performance Series continues this spring with a lineup featuring Emmy and Grammy Award winners and nominees Peter Buffett, Nachito Herrera, Judy Collins and the Santa Fe Opera.

Unless otherwise noted, all lectures and performances are at 7 p.m. in the Allen Theatre on the Texas Tech Campus. General admission tickets are $15 and are available through all Select-A-Seat locations. Call (806) 770-2000 or visit for more information.

Texas Tech students receive one free ticket for each event with a valid Texas Tech ID at the Student Union Building information booth located at the entrance to the Allen Theatre.

  • Feb. 8 – Emmy Award-winning musician, philanthropist and author Peter Buffett will transform his New York Times best-selling book, “Life is What You Make It,” into a multimedia event, combining clips from his film, television and philanthropic work with a cello-accompanied live piano and vocal performance.

  • March 1 – Nachito Herrera, a twice Grammy-nominated Latin Jazz pianist, will appear in concert. His love of classical music, combined with traditional rhythms from his native land Cuba, make Herrera a leader in the Latin Jazz world. He has shared the stage with notable musicians such as Tito Fuentes and Chick Corea.

  • April 12 – Legendary folk singer and songwriter Judy Collins, a Grammy Award winner and Academy Award nominee will perform. Collins received a Grammy for Best Folk Performance for her song, “Both Sides Now,” and won Song of the Year at the 1975 Grammy Awards for her version of Stephen Sondheim’s “Send in the Clowns.”

  • April 21 – The Santa Fe Opera Spring Tour, a concert of popular arias and audience favorites, will perform at 3 p.m. in the Texas Tech Hemmle Recital Hall. Admission is free with limited seating. No ticket is required.

Presidential Lecture
& Performance Series

Presidential Lecture & Performance Series

The Presidential Lecture & Performance Series supports the three primary, comprehensive areas of focus that comprise the university's strategic plan by including speakers and performers who educate and empower a diverse student body, enable innovative research and creative activities and transform lives and communities through strategic outreach and engaged scholarship. 



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