Pepperdine Hosts Upcoming Music Events, Performances

Pepperdine University

Over the next week, Pepperdine University is hosting a series of lectures and shows promising to be entertaining and informative.

The Pepperdine University Orchestra will be performing on Thurs., Oct. 24 at 7:30 p.m. at Smothers Theatre. The event is free.

The Golden Dragon Acrobats will be performing at Pepperdine’s Smothers Theatre at 2 p.m. on Sun., Oct. 27. This premiere Chinese acrobatic touring company combines acrobatics, traditional dance and theatrical performance in their riveting performances. 

Complexions Contemporary Ballet will perform on Tues., Oct. 29 at 8 p.m. at Pepperdine’s Smothers Theatre. This relatively new company puts on a performance that showcases the continuously evolving forms of dance that reflect the movement of the world and all the different cultures it holds. The program will feature “Moon over Jupiter,” “Rise” by Dwight Rhoden  and “Recur” by Jae Man Joo.

Pepperdine will also be continuing its W. David Baird Distinguished Lecture Series with speaker Shaifali Puri on Tues., Oct. 29 at 5 p.m. in Elkins Auditorium. Ms. Puri is the Executive Director of Scientists Without Borders, a global partnership that aims to improve the quality of life in developing countries, and will be delivering the speech “Mobilizing Science, Improving Life.” 

Imam Suhail Mulla will speak at Pepperdine on Thurs., Oct. 31 at 12 p.m. in Payson Library. Suhail Mulla’s speech, “My Muslim Journey” traces his personal journey as a Muslim cleric—from Los Angeles to Cairo and back again.