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McFarlin Memorial Auditorium

Previous Performers at McFarlin Auditorium

The McFarlin Auditorium has hosted a variety of prominent speakers and performers over the year. They've included pop singers, scholars, economists, politicians, and more. Below are some of the past performers McFarlin has featured.

  • Ryan Adams & The Cardinals
  • Acoustic Africa
  • AEROS Dance Company
  • Madeleine K. Albright
  • Steve Allen
  • American Ballet Theatre
  • Laurie Anderson
  • Marian Anderson
  • Aspen Santa Fe Dance Company
  • W.H. Auden
  • BJM Danse
  • Christian Barnard
  • Mikhail Baryshnikov
  • Former Prime Minister Tony Blair
  • Blondie
  • Tom Brokaw
  • David Brinkley
  • Dave Brubeck
  • Marcus Buckingham
  • William F. Buckley
  • George Bush
  • Jose Carreras
  • Hodding Carter
  • Bennet Cerf
  • St. Paul Chamber Orch.
  • Gen. Claire Chennault
  • Maurice Chevalier
  • Robert Shaw Chorale
  • Cincinnati  Symphony
  • Charles Collingwood
  • Alistair Cooke
  • Anderson Cooper
  • Harry Connick, Jr.
  • Sheryl Crow
  • Salvador Dali
  • Pilobolus Dance
  • Moshe Dayan
  • Dashboard Confessional
  • David Parsons Dance
  • Angela Davis
  • Diavolo Dance Company
  • Elizabeth Dole
  • Doug Varone Dance Company
  • Kodo Drummers
  • East Village Opera Company
  • Abba Eban
  • Nelson Eddy
  • Elliot Feld Ballet
  • Melissa Etheridge
  • Evanescence
  • Eileen Farrell
  • Kirsten Flagstad
  • Frederick Fennell
  • Fleetwood Mac
  • Joan Fontaine
  • Gerald R. Ford
  • William Fulbright
  • David Gergen
  • Phillip Glass
  • Jane Goodall
  • Martha Graham
  • Sir John Gielgud
  • Lilian Gish
  • Savion Glover
  • Cary Grant
  • Lionel Hampton
  • Sean Hannity
  • Helen Hayes
  • Imogen Heap
  • Charlton Heston
  • Lorin Hollander
  • Hal Holbrook
  • Cherry Holmes
  • Marilyn Home
  • Bob Hope
  • Vladimir Horowitz
  • Houston Ballet
  • Hubbard St. Dance
  • Burl Ives
  • Byron Janis
  • Mae Jemison
  • Elton John
  • Angelique Kidjo
  • Martin Luther King
  • Henry Kissinger
  • Kronos Quartet
  • Elsa Lanchester
  • Charles Laughton
  • Lotte Lehmann
  • Jim Lehrer
  • Annie Lennox
  • Sinclair Lewis
  • Patti Lupone
  • Yo-Yo Ma
  • Robert MacNeil
  • Barry Manilow
  • Mariza
  • Rollo May
  • Yehudi Menuhin
  • MOMIX
  • Monterrey Jazz Festival
  • Marcel Marceau
  • Motion City Soundtrack
  • Azar Nafisi
  • Ogden Nash
  • Peter Nero
  • Edwin Newman
  • Birgit Nielson
  • Sandra Day O'Connor
  • Luciano Pavarotti
  • Paul Taylor Dance
  • Gregory Peck
  • Itzhak Perlman
  • Roberta Peters
  • Pittsburg Symphony
  • Colin Powell
  • Vincent Price
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff
  • Diane Reeves
  • Ann Richard
  • Will Rogers
  • Royal Winnipeg Ballet
  • Arthur Rubinstein
  • Carl Sagan
  • Jonas Salk
  • Carl Sandburg
  • Daniel Schorr
  • Andres Segovia
  • Ravi Shankar
  • Martin Sheen
  • Beverly Sills
  • Rudolf Serkin
  • Janos Starker
  • Steve Miller Band 
  • "So You Think You Can Dance" Auditions Featuring: Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy, and Adam Shankman
  • Sir George Solti
  • St. Louis Symphony
  • Leslie Stahl
  • Isaac Stem
  • Joan Sutherland
  • Twyla Tharp
  • Margaret Thatcher
  • James Taylor 
  • Tool
  • Margaret Truman
  • Barbara Walters
  • Shaolin Warriors
  • Caspar Weinberger
  • Orson Welles
  • Simon Wiesenthal
  • Meredith Wilson
  • Bob & Lee Woodruff
  • Efrem Zimbalist
  • Pinchas Zukerman