August 13th, 2019

Jazz Trio Kicks Off Weis Center’s Season with Free Performance

Ryan Flannery Trio will perform their unique style of jazz music on Thursday, August 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium to kick off the Weis Center’s new 2019-20 season. The family-friendly performance is free and tickets are not required. The performance is sponsored, in part, by Gary and Sandy Sojka.  A native of Lewisburg, PA and a recent graduate of the College of Charleston School of Music, guitarist/composer Ryan Flannery is steadily building his name as one of the most compelling and impressive young jazz artists in the South East. Flannery possesses a strong technique, a warm […]

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July 29th, 2019

Weis Center’s 2019-20 season features 25 performances from around the world, eight are free

The 2019-20 season at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University includes 25 professional performances – including world music from Zimbabwe, Ghana, Hawaii, Ireland and Nova Scotia plus classical music, Americana music, modern dance from two acclaimed companies, folk dance, several styles of jazz, and five family-friendly performances. Eight performances are free. View our new 3- minute video here! The season will kick off with a free jazz concert by Ryan Flannery Trio on Thursday, August 29, performing a memorable set of tunes including funk, ballads, and uptempo hard bop. This is the first of four free performances […]

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April 22nd, 2019

Panda’s Home, an interactive experience ideal for ages 4-7, comes to the Weis Center in three public performances, plus a sensory friendly performance

Panda’s Home, an enchanting and interactive performance that allows audience members to take a journey to ancient China, following the footprints left by a panda, will be presented by Italian-based company Compagnia TPO on Saturday, May 11 during three public performances: 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. This performance will take place on the Weis Center stage, therefore seating is limited to 100 patrons per performance. The family discovery performance is ideal for ages 4-7 and is 50 minutes without an intermission. General admission on-stage seating will include padded floor seats […]

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April 2nd, 2019

Nordic Folk Music Trio Comes to Weis Center

Dreamers’ Circus, a new driving force in Nordic music, will perform on Saturday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. Contemporary and endlessly innovative in their approach, the group draws inspiration from regional folk music traditions and reshapes them into something bright, shiny and new. Dreamersʼ Circus is comprised of Nikolaj Busk on piano and accordion, Ale Carr on Nordic cittern and Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen on violin. The trio views its traditional roots as a point of departure for its music. This adventurous attitude, coupled with outstanding musicianship, has brought the band to the […]

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April 2nd, 2019

Reimagining of Peter Pan Coming to Weis Center in Two Performances

Underneath a Magical Moon, a reimagining of Peter Pan as told by Wendy Darling, will fly into Lewisburg on Saturday, April 13 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. Both performances are 60 minutes in length, without an intermission. The Family Discovery performance is suggested for grades K-5. Free kids’ activities from the Lewisburg Children’s Museum will take place in the Weis Center Atrium from 11 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Activities will include: Floating in Neverland, Magical Mobiles, Dry Ice Fairy Bubbles and Pipe Cleaner Magic Wand. Underneath a Magical Moon is a reimagining of […]

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April 1st, 2019

Performance Review: Aizuri Quartet- Intricate Machines

Aizuri Quartet: Intricate Machines performed in the Weis Atrium lobby last Sunday at 2 pm. The performance began with an introduction from two of the composers who chose the music for the program. Each piece of music is special in that they each inhabit a different musical space. Every song had its own unique, dimensional voice that intertwined with other songs, making each set unique and connected. The first song began soft, like a whisper, trickling across the notes. It’s a siren song; haunting and alluring simultaneously. A later song explored the “dimensions of the breath”, from rapid pants to deep […]

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April 1st, 2019

Lorelei Ensemble to perform with members of the Bucknell University Choirs at the Weis Center

Boston’s Lorelei Ensemble will join forces with members of the Bucknell University Choirs to present James Kallembach’s new oratorio Antigone: the Writings of Sophie Scholl on Thursday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. Beth Willer will serve as conductor for the performance. The performance is free and tickets are not required. In the first half of the Weis Center performance, Lorelei Ensemble will present choral works by John Luther Adams, Maggie Payne, David Lang and Pavel Chesnokov. After intermission, the vocal ensemble will perform James Kallembach’s new oratorio for treble choir and cello […]

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April 1st, 2019

Michael Mwenso and the Shakes Bring Jazz/Funk/Soul Fusion to the Weis Center in Free Concert, Danville Hip-Hop Dancers Featured

Michael Mwenso and the Shakes will perform a unique blend of jazz, funk and soul on Tuesday, April 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. The performance is free and tickets are not required. A pre-performance talk with the artists will take place on the same day as the performance at 1 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium. Whether fulfilling the role of vocalist, emcee, showman or impresario, Michael Mwenso conveys both the sophistication and spontaneity of hard-core jazz and the music’s folkloric roots with impeccable craft, creativity and communicative flair. Mwenso and the Shakes […]

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March 26th, 2019

Performance Review: Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company

The Utah based Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company performed at the Weis Center on March 23. A prominent figure in the contemporary dance scene, Ririe-Woodbury pursues a mission to incorporate dance into everyone’s life through dynamic education and community outreach programs. Their program for Saturday night was comprised of 4 beautiful pieces; including “Excerpts From Exilic Dances”, “Opposite of Killing”, “Strict Love” and lastly “Storm”. Using minimal props and simplistic but elegant costumes, the dancers performed with a grace that casts a light on the spectacle of dance and the capabilities of the human form. The choreography feels rooted in the sheer […]

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March 25th, 2019

World Music from Mongolia Comes to Weis Center

World music from Mongolia will be presented on Friday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. A pre-performance talk with the artists will take place on the same day as the performance at 12 noon in the Atrium. Anda Union, a Mongolian phrase meaning “brotherhood of friends”, is a nine-member ensemble hailing from differing ethnic nomadic groups that unites tribal and music traditions from all over Inner Mongolia. As with all nomads, the Mongols have an oral culture, passed on generation to generation in stories, music and songs, and thus, Anda Union sing its […]

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