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September 13th, 2021

Contemporary Indigenous Dance Comes to Weis Center, Performance Inspired by Sky and Star Stories and Features Six Dancers and Live Music

Canadian-based Red Sky Performance will perform their work “Trace” on Tuesday, Sept. 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University. There will be a pre-performance talk with Red Sky Performance’s Artistic Director Sandra Laronde on the same day as the performance, from 6:45-7:15 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium. Masks are required. Led by Artistic Director Sandra Laronde of the Teme-Augama Anishinaabe (People of the Deep Water), the group is currently in their 21st year of dance, theater, music and media. While at the Weis Center, Red Sky Performance will present the work, […]

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September 7th, 2021

Music and Dance from Bali Comes to the Weis Center in Free Performance, Lecture/Demo Precedes Performance

Çudamani: Gamelan and Dance of Bali will perform on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University. The performance is free, but tickets are required by calling 570-577-1000 or online at Bucknell.edu/BoxOffice. There will be a pre-performance lecture and demonstration on Tuesday, Sept. 14 from 6:45-7:15 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium facilitated by Music Professor Bethany Collier. The performance is sponsored in part by the Candland family, Remembering Mary Candland. It is co-sponsored by Bucknell University’s Department of Music in partnership with the Bucknell University Gamelan Ensemble. This engagement of Çudamani […]

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August 13th, 2021

Weis Center Announces In-Person Season that Includes Nearly 30 Performances

The Weis Center’s 2021-22 line-up includes a diverse schedule of nearly 30 live performances designed to inspire your mind, energize your body and restore your heart. Performances will include music from Bali, Venezuela, West Africa, Mexico, and Colombia, plus classical music, Americana and roots music, modern dance from three acclaimed companies, jazz, and family-friendly performances. Seven performances are free. Tickets for fall 2021 performances will go on sale beginning Friday, Aug. 27 at 10 a.m. by calling 570-577-1000, online at Bucknell.edu/BoxOffice or in-person weekdays 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Campus Box Office’s location in the Weis Center Atrium. The season […]

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July 13th, 2021

Weis Center Will Host Live Performances this fall, Season Kicks-off on Friday, August 27 with Free, Outdoor Concert

This fall, the Weis Center curtains will rise again, and the Central PA community is invited to experience it live. The 2021-22 line-up includes a diverse schedule of 30 live performances designed to inspire your mind, energize your body and restore your heart. Performances will include music from Bali, Scotland, Venezuela, West Africa, Mexico, and Colombia, plus classical music, Americana and roots music, modern dance from three acclaimed companies, jazz, and family-friendly performances. Seven performances are free. The season will kick-off on Friday, August 27 at 6 p.m. with a free alt-rock and roots concert by Amythyst Kiah as she […]

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June 12th, 2021

Weis Center Sessions #53: Juliana Brafa (Juliana Zafa), “Song for Egypt”

One year. 53 Sessions. Thanks for coming along for the ride! From poetry readings and ballet dance pieces to original songs and soul-gripping covers, we have highlighted so much talent within the Bucknell community. Thank you students, faculty, staff and alums! We hope the videos gave you a source of inspiration and hope throughout the pandemic. View the full YouTube playlist here. This week’s Session will be our last one and it’s a wonderful way to end the series. Please enjoy Lewisburg-based Juliana Brafa and her original piece, “Song for Egypt.” Juliana Brafa is a 2005 Bucknell alum whose passion […]

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June 4th, 2021

Weis Center Sessions #52: Nine Degrees of Syncopation, “For Sephora”

We’ve reached one year of Weis Center Sessions! We hope you have enjoyed the performances each week. Next week will be our last Session, as our staff begins to focus fully on our NEW SEASON OF IN-PERSON PERFORMANCES! Yay! This Session features Lewisburg-area jazz trio Nine Degrees of Syncopation and the piece, “For Sephora.” The ensemble includes: Joe DeCristopher on guitar, a 1970 Bucknell alum, Bill Flack on electric fretless bass, currently chair of the Psychology Department and Carl Kirby on guitar, professor in the Geology and Environmental Geosciences Department. The band name is a play on words, but for […]

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May 28th, 2021

Weis Center Sessions #51: Morgan Thomas ’23 (Vocals) & Adam Baranik ’23 (Piano), “Je Vole”

Welcome to Weis Center Sessions #51! Today, we’re featuring two stellar Bucknell University students, Morgan Thomas ’23 on vocals and Adam Baranik ’23 on piano performing “Je Vole” (“I Fly”) in the style of Louane. Adam Baranik is a sophomore chemistry major and music minor. He participates in the Jazz Band, Symphonic Band, and Bison Band. Morgan Thomas is a sophomore double majoring in biochemistry and cellular biology &French & francophone studies. Morgan is an accomplished musician who has played the flute since 4th grade and has played in the Symphonic Band and Pep Band (Bison Band). She has also independently provided vocal […]

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May 21st, 2021

Weis Center Sessions #50: Elena Roe ’24 (Vocals) and Jaden Lee ’22 (Piano), “Someone to Watch Over Me”

We are approaching the one-year mark for Weis Center Sessions! We hope the series has been a source of joy and inspiration. Today, we present two Bucknell students – vocalist Elena Roe ’24 and pianist Jaden Lee ’22 – as they perform the lovely Gershwin song, “Someone to Watch Over Me.” The piece was composed by George Gershwin with lyrics by Ira Gershwin. Elena Roe ’24 plans to double major in International Relations and Russian Studies.  She is a Presidential Fellow, Secretary of her a-cappella group Beyond Unison, a Senator for the Class of 2024, and an opinions writer for […]

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May 14th, 2021

Weis Center Sessions #49: Qing Jiang (Piano), Dreamed Landscapes: III “Echoes of the Horizon,” composed by Daniel Temkin

Happy Friday! This week’s Session features Qing Jiang (pianist) as she plays the third and final movement of composer Daniel Temkin’s piece, Dreamed Landscapes, called “Echoes of the Horizon.” Praised by the New York Times as a “fiery musician” whose playing is “vigorous and passionate,” Chinese-born pianist Qing Jiang has performed to acclaim across the United States and abroad, including Alice Tully Hall, Weill Hall, as well as the UK’s Snape Maltings Hall, and China’s Shenzhen Poly Theater. Jiang is currently Assistant Professor of Music at Bucknell University, and Piano Faculty at the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival in Maine. […]

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May 7th, 2021

Weis Center Sessions #48: Katherine Idleman ’22 and Adam Baranik ’23: “Mario’s Accounting” (Jazz)

Welcome to Weis Center Sessions #48! This week we’re featuring two Bucknell students – Adam Baranik ’23 on alto saxophone and Katherine Idleman ’22 on horns as they perform a jazzy tune called “Mario’s Accounting.” Adam Baranik is a sophomore chemistry major and music minor. He participates in the Jazz Band, Symphonic Band, and Bison Band. Adam says, “We came across this piece in December of 2020 through Instagram. It was written and recorded by a tenor player from New York, Augie Bello, who currently has over 80,000 followers on Instagram. Katherine found a trumpet transcription of the melody from a […]

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