November 13th, 2017

Secret Agent 23 Skidoo Brings Kid Hip-Hop to Weis Center in Free Show

Secret Agent 23 Skidoo will bring their unique kid-friendly hip-hop to the Weis Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday, December 5 at 7 p.m. The performance is free and tickets are not required. The Family Discovery performance is suggested for all ages and has a run time of 60 minutes, without an intermission. Attendees are asked to bring a canned food item, which will be distributed to local families in need during the holiday season. Bucknell University acknowledges with gratitude generous funding from the family of Janet C. Weis which makes this performance possible. More Fraggles than Wiggles, more […]

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November 13th, 2017

Lightwire Theater Returns to Weis Center to Present Holiday Performance

Lightwire Theater: A Very Electric Christmas will come to the Weis Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, December 2 at 2 p.m. The Family Discovery performance is suggested for all ages and has a run time of 60 minutes, without an intermission. The performance is sponsored, in part, by Coldwell Banker Penn One Real Estate and the Children’s Museum of Bloomsburg. Patrons are encouraged to come early for free kids’ activities, hosted by the Children’s Museum of Bloomsburg, in the Atrium Lobby from 1-2 p.m. Attendees are asked to bring a canned food item, which will be distributed to […]

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November 13th, 2017

Sweet Honey in the Rock brings holiday a cappella performance to Weis Center

Sweet Honey in the Rock will present a holiday a cappella performance, “Celebrating the Holydays” on Friday, December 1 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. Attendees are asked to bring a canned food item, which will be distributed to local families in need during the holiday season. “Celebrating the Holydays” is a rare fusion of traditional American holiday spirituals, hymns and inspirational songs, as well as songs from other cultures and religions from around the world. The special presentation, which offers a celebration of good tidings for the season has been presented over the past […]

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November 10th, 2017

A Far Cry brings “The Blue Hour” to life

It is very rare to witness a multitude of moving artistic parts come together so ingeniously in the name of creating one body of work. This is just what occurred at the Weis Center on the evening of Thursday, Nov. 9 with an exquisite performance of a piece entitled the “The Blue Hour” by A Far Cry string orchestra and vocals from Brazilian jazz singer Luciana Souza. The piece was a creative collaboration that came to fruition from the works of five notable female composers – Rachel Grimes, Angélica Negrón, Shara Nova, Caroline Shaw and Sarah Kirkland Snider – and featured […]

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November 6th, 2017

Future of Hip Hop Music to Be Discussed at Weis Center in Free Panel Discussion, Live Performances

The future of hip hop music will be discussed by several emerging artists on Monday, November 13 at 7 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium Lobby. Hip Hop Happening is free and tickets are not required. The event will include a panel discussion with four emerging hip hop artists who are carving out careers for themselves: Amos Lachman, J Pope and two Bucknell University students Mansa K and Amarachi Ekekwe.  The discussion will be followed by short, 20 minute sets by each of the participating artists. The evening will be moderated by NYC-based hip-hop new media journalist Manny Faces. Introductions […]

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October 30th, 2017

Shanghai Quartet performs with pianist Qing Jiang

The Shanghai Quartet with Qing Jiang, piano will perform Sunday, November 12 at 2 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. They will perform Mendelssohn’s Quartet Op. 12, Penderecki’s Quartet No. 3 (commissioned by the Shanghai Quartet), and Brahms’ Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34. There will be a pre-performance talk with the artists from 1:15-1:45 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium Lobby. Renowned for its passionate musicality, impressive technique and multicultural innovations, the Shanghai Quartet has become one of the world’s foremost chamber ensembles. Its elegant style melds the delicacy of Eastern music with the emotional […]

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October 30th, 2017

Boston’s A Far Cry Orchestra to present new work written by five leading female composers at the Weis Center

The string orchestra, with vocalist Luciana Souza (pictured), perform the new work with text from poet Carolyn Forché The Boston-based Grammy-nominated string orchestra A Far Cry will present a new evening-length work called The Blue Hour on Thursday, November 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. The Blue Hour features Grammy-winning singer Luciana Souza in a song-cycle written by five leading female composers: Rachel Grimes, Angélica Negrón, Shara Nova, Caroline Shaw, and Sarah Kirkland Snider. The text that serves as the libretto is by 2017 Windham-Campbell Prize winner Carolyn Forché. The performance is sponsored, in […]

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October 23rd, 2017

Unique Ballet/Juggling Performance Coming to the Weis Center

In a unique contemporary cirque event that combines ballet and juggling, Gandini Juggling will present 4 x 4 Ephemeral Architectures on Thursday, November 2 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. The Family Discovery performance is suggested for ages 8 and older and is 65 minutes without an intermission. It is sponsored, in part, by the Susquehanna River Valley Visitors Bureau and Geisinger. There will be a free pre-performance talk the same day as the performance at 1 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium Lobby. Gandini Juggling is at the vanguard of contemporary circus, reinventing and […]

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October 17th, 2017

Alonzo King LINES Ballet show the Weis Center a new form of dance

We welcomed the first dance performance of our 30th anniversary season Thursday, October 12 with a dazzling production by the Alonzo King LINES Ballet company. The San Francisco contemporary ballet company boasts dancers that move with such fluidity across the stage that one number seamlessly blends into the next. The show consisted of two acts that each contained one extended piece choreographed solely by King. The first piece, entitled Biophony, was an exceptional and unique collaboration between King, soundscape artist Bernie Krause, and composer Richard Blackford. The audio played during the piece was from Krause’s recording of various ecosystems and creatures from […]

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October 17th, 2017

Jazz/World Music Vocalist Somi Performs in Free Show at Weis Center

Jazz and world music vocalist Somi will perform on Wednesday, October 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium Lobby. The performance is free and tickets are not required. There will be a free pre-performance talk with the artist from 6:45-7:15 p.m., also in the Atrium Lobby. Linden Lewis, Associate Dean of Faculty, Division of Social Sciences will facilitate. This engagement is made possible through the Jazz Touring Network program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Somi’s new album, Petite Afrique, is a song cycle inspired by the vibrant African immigrant […]

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