January 15th, 2021

Weis Center Sessions #32: Ryan Flannery on guitar and Taylor Fleming on piano, “All Blues”

Welcome to Weis Center Sessions #32. Each Friday, we release a video that features a member of the Bucknell University community. Today, we feature Lewisburg natives Ryan Flannery on guitar and Taylor Fleming on piano as they perform “All Blues” by Miles Davis. Special shout out to Ryan’s amazing parents and loyal Weis Center patrons, Pat Flannery who works with Bucknell’s Advancement team and Patti Flannery who works in Bucknell’s Center for Alumni & Family Engagement. Ryan Flannery is a guitarist and Lewisburg native. He studied jazz performance at College of Charleston and graduated in 2016. Since then, he has […]

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January 9th, 2021

Weis Center Sessions #31: Flora and the Gleaners “Ol’ Man River”

Welcome to Weis Center Sessions – #31! Each Friday, we release a video that features a member of the Bucknell University community. This week, we are again featuring Flora and the Gleaners, which includes Flora Eyster-Newburgh on flute, Mark Doncheski on vocals and acoustic guitar and Mary Hermann on acoustic upright bass. This time, they are performing “Ol’ Man River.” Flora shared that nine members of her family attended Bucknell over the decades. Flora worked at Bucknell for 9 years as the Biology Department Greenhouse Caretaker. She also worked for 2.5 years as the Native Plants and Classroom Garden Outreach […]

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January 6th, 2021

Weis Center Announces Weis Center Streams: Five Free Virtual Performance Offerings

The Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University will offer five virtual performances in spring 2021. The virtual performances, called Weis Center Streams, are free thanks to the generosity of sponsors, but registration is required by calling the Campus Box Office at 570-577-1000 or online at Bucknell.edu/BoxOffice. Sponsors for the spring performances include: Gary and Sandy Sojka, Nancy and Sam Craig, Martha and Alan Barrick and Coldwell Banker Penn One Real Estate, Chanin Wendling and Karl Voss and family, Evangelical Community Hospital and Geisinger. Performances are as follows: The Snail and the Whale (Family Discovery) will be offered January […]

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January 1st, 2021

Weis Center Sessions #30: Ian Herdt ’22 (Guitar) “Something’s Missing In Your Atmosphere”

Happy New Year! For this week’s Weis Center Sessions (#30!) we’re featuring Bucknell student Ian Herdt ’22 on guitar with a medley of two John Mayer songs called “Something’s Missing In Your Atmosphere”. In case you missed it, each Friday we release a video that features a member of the Bucknell University community. Ian is studying computer science with a minor in music. Ian started playing music with bass guitar when he was 16, and says he immediately fell in love with music. “I then dove fully into this new passion, and along the way have picked up guitar, piano, […]

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December 25th, 2020

Weis Center Sessions #29: Jaden Lee (Piano) and Ryan Bailis (Cello) “The Manger”

Merry Christmas! Each Friday, we release a video that features a member of the Bucknell University community. We have a special holiday treat for our 29th installment of Weis Center Sessions: Bucknell students Jaden Lee (Piano) and Ryan Bailis (Cello) performing “The Manger.” Ryan Bailis is a senior from Bethlehem, PA majoring in computer engineering and management. Throughout his time at Bucknell, he has been a part of the orchestra, numerous chamber ensembles, and has performed at numerous masterclasses and “On the Rise” concerts prior to Weis Center performances. In the future, Ryan hopes to bridge his interests with music, […]

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December 18th, 2020

Weis Center Sessions #28: Maren Snow, “Please Come Home for Christmas” (Guitar, Vocals)

Welcome to our 28th installment of Weis Center Sessions! Each Friday, we release a video that features a member of the Bucknell University community. Today, we feature Maren Snow performing a holiday classic, “Please Come Home for Christmas.” Maren is the daughter of Judy Grisel (Professor of Psychology at Bucknell) and Jimmy Snow. She is a senior at Lewisburg Area High School and has been playing guitar and singing since she was 10. Maren is a member of the Uptown Music Collective in Williamsport. Maren chose “Please Come Home for Christmas” in recognition of the fact that the pandemic has […]

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December 11th, 2020

Weis Center Sessions #27: Sami Wurm ’22 Performs “10 Minutes ‘Till Sunrise” (Vocal Performance)

Welcome to our 27th installment of Weis Center Sessions! Each Friday, we release a video that features a member of the Bucknell University community. Today, we feature Bucknell student Sami Wurm ’22 performing an original piece. Sami Wurm ’22 is an R&B/Pop singer, producer, and songwriter from New York. She is majoring in Computer Science and Multimedia Music Composition at Bucknell, and she is so excited to share the first live version of her original music with you. She began singing when she was cast as the Tin Man in a local production of The Wizard of Oz at 4 […]

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December 4th, 2020

Weis Center Sessions #26: Joe Scapellato, “One of the Days I Nearly Died” (Reading)

Welcome to our 26th installment of Weis Center Sessions! Each Friday, we release a video that features a member of the Bucknell University community. Today, we feature Joe Scapellato reading “One of the Days I Nearly Died,” from Big Lonesome. Joseph Scapellato is the author of the novel, The Made-Up Man, and the story collection, Big Lonesome. He earned his MFA in Fiction at New Mexico State University and teaches at Bucknell as an assistant professor in the English Department. Recorded at and produced by the Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University. ENJOY! #WeisCenterSessions

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November 27th, 2020

Weis Center Sessions #25: Benae Beamon (Tap Dance)

Welcome to our 25th installment of Weis Center Sessions! Each Friday, we release a video that features a member of the Bucknell community. Today, we feature a tap dance performance by Professor Benae Beamon. Benae Beamon is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies at Bucknell. Her research focuses on black queer ethics, which explores moral and social thought surrounding gender and sexuality.  As a performance artist and tap dancer, she uses movement, rhythm, and language as tools to highlight the intersection of identity and ritual, focusing on the way that the mundane can be sacred ritual. As […]

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November 20th, 2020

Weis Center Sessions #24: Clair de Lune, performed by Chiara Evans ’21 and Clare Merante ’21 (dance)

Welcome to our 24th installment of Weis Center Sessions. Each Friday, we release a video that features a member of the Bucknell community. This week, we feature Bucknell students Chiara Evans ’21 and Clare Merante ’21 in a dance piece choreographed by Professor Er-Dong (Tony) Hu.    The title of the piece is “Clair de Lune” or “Moonlight” from Debussy’s Suite bergamasque. Professor Er-Dong Hu’s piece is a gentle and cerebral meditation on the dual qualities of illumination and beauty as brought to life by Bucknell dancers. During this time of despair and hopelessness, we look to these virtues to sustain us […]

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