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November 13th, 2023

Weis Center Celebrates Holiday Season with “A Mariachi Christmas”

The Weis Center for the Performing Arts will welcome Mariachi Herencia de México on Thursday, November 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center. This performance will include both traditional mariachi music and holiday favorites. Celebrate the holidays with “A Mariachi Christmas” featuring Mariachi Herencia de México. The Latin GRAMMY-nominated band performs Mexican and American Christmas favorites, including the group’s reimagined holiday hits “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas,” “Winter Wonderland,” and many more. Filled with music and holiday cheer, this colorful celebration of holiday traditions is perfect for the […]

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November 6th, 2023

World Musician from Ghana Returns to the Weis Center with New Project

The Weis Center for the Performing Arts will welcome Okaidja Afroso back to the Weis Center on Tuesday, November 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center. He will present a new project called “Jaku Mumor” that combines African oral tradition, percussion, guitar, dance and native language vocals. The performance is sponsored, in part, by Evangelical Community Hospital and the Class of 1953 Fund. Born into a family of musicians and storytellers in Kokrobite on the west coast of Ghana, Okaidja Afroso is a singer, guitarist, percussionist and dancer deeply connected to the musical traditions of the African Diaspora and […]

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November 1st, 2023

Indie-Pop/Americana Artist Alissa Moreno to Perform in Free Concert at the Weis Center

The Weis Center for the Performing Arts will present singer-songwriter Alissa Moreno on Friday, November 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium. The performance is free and tickets are not required. The performance is co-sponsored with Bucknell Music Department Gallery Series. Alissa Moreno was born on a small Navajo reservation, grew up in Albuquerque, N.M., and studied vocal composition and performance at the College of Santa Fe. After moving to Los Angeles where she performed weekly at the Hotel Cafe, she co-wrote the Grammy-nominated hit “Every Day” for Rascal Flatts. She has a new song “Walking Blind” on […]

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October 30th, 2023

BODYTRAFFIC Will Bring Mixed Rep Program to the Weis Center

The Weis Center for the Performing Arts will welcome Los Angeles-based contemporary dance ensemble BODYTRAFFIC on Thursday, November 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center. The performance is suggested for ages 10+. The performance is sponsored, in part, by Backyard Broadcasting.   BODYTRAFFIC uses the creative spirit of its Los Angeles home as a backdrop for delivering performances that inspire audiences around the globe to simply love dance. Since its founding in 2007 by Artistic Director Tina Finkelman Berkett, the company has held fast to its mission of championing contemporary dance, educating audiences, and inciting positive change. Its goal […]

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October 30th, 2023

Danish String Quartet Will Play Works by Mozart, Adès and Britten, Plus Folk Music Selections at Weis Center

The Weis Center for the Performing Arts will welcome Danish String Quartet on Sunday, November 5 at 4 p.m. at the Weis Center. The performance is sponsored, in part, by Teri MacBride and Steve Guattery. The Danish String Quartet celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2022-23, and the Grammy-nominated quartet continues to assert its preeminence among the world’s finest string quartets. Formed when they were in their teens, the members are renowned for impeccable musicianship, sophisticated artistry, exquisite clarity of ensemble and, above all, an unmatched ability to play as one. Performances are characterized by a rare musical spontaneity, giving audiences […]

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October 23rd, 2023

Music from Cadiz, Spain Comes to Central Pennsylvania

The Weis Center for the Performing Arts will welcome world music ensemble La Banda Morisca on Friday, November 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center. Comprised of musicians from Cadiz, Spain, with different professional backgrounds, La Banda Morisca’s music is a convergence of roots and traditional music and the desire to experiment and evoke the cultural heritage of ancient al-Andalus and the legacy it has left on the music performed in Andalusia, the Maghreb and the Middle East. Inspired by this Andalusí heritage and by the folkloric cannon of ballads, the sextet has developed a creative and unique repertoire […]

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October 23rd, 2023

Violinist Terry Jenoure Presents “Secret to Life” Project with Pianist Angelica Sanchez

The Weis Center for the Performing Arts will welcome violinist Terry Jenoure and pianist Angelica Sanchez for a jazz performance on Wednesday, November 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium. The performance is free and tickets are not required. The performance is co-sponsored with Jazz at Bucknell.   Violinist, vocalist and composer Terry Jenoure embarks on an untraveled road.  The 2023 Creative Capital Awardee invites her powerhouse Arizona-born pianist Angelica Sanchez on an exciting musical adventure to be featured in concert.  Jenoure’s newest experiment entitled Secret to Life is a vehicle that shines the spotlight on women’s accounts, […]

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October 17th, 2023

Dublin Guitar Quartet Will Present Contemporary Classical Works at Weis Center

The Weis Center for the Performing Arts will welcome the Dublin Guitar Quartet (DGQ) on Friday, October 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center. DGQ is: Brian Bolger, Pat Brunnock, Chien Buggle and Tomas O’Durcain. The performance is sponsored, in part, by the Centre Daily Times. Described as a “quartet with a difference” by the Irish Times, the Dublin Guitar Quartet is the first classical guitar quartet entirely devoted to new music. Since its formation at the Dublin Conservatory of Music and Drama, the quartet has worked to expand the limited repertoire by commissioning new works and adapting modern […]

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October 5th, 2023

Roof-raising Gospel Harmonies Coming to the Weis Center

The Weis Center for the Performing Arts will welcome gospel/soul ensemble The Legendary Ingramettes on Thursday, October 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center. The performance is sponsored, in part, by Asbury Riverwoods. This engagement is made possible through the Mid Atlantic Tours program of Mid Atlantic Arts with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. There will be a pre-performance talk from 6:45-7:15 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium. Six decades of music, sixty-five years of song, generations tied together through the force of will of a matriarchy of powerful women. This is the story of African-American […]

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