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October 3rd, 2022

Scottish Chamber Orchestra to Perform Works by Anna Clyne, Max Bruch and Felix Mendelssohn at the Weis Center

The Weis Center for the Performing Arts will welcome the Scottish Chamber Orchestra on Friday, October 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center. Renowned violinist Nicola Benedetti will be featured. The performance is sponsored, in part, by Sam and Nancy Craig and the Centre Daily Times. The internationally celebrated Scottish Chamber Orchestra (SCO) is one of Scotland’s National Performing Companies. Formed in 1974 and core funded by the Scottish Government, the SCO aims to provide as many opportunities as possible for people to hear great music by touring the length and breadth of Scotland, appearing regularly at major national […]

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September 26th, 2022

Multi-Award Winning Gaelic Singer Julie Fowlis Comes to the Weis Center, Fowlis is the Voice Behind “Brave” Soundtrack

The Weis Center will welcome Gaelic singer Julie Fowlis on Thursday, October 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the Weis Center Concert Hall. Patrons are encouraged to come early for pre-performance music by Sara R. Scott from 6:45-7:15 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium. Sara performs acoustic music on guitar ranging in style and influence from Celtic to Americana, keeping an eclectic and ethereal folk sound. The performance is sponsored, in part, by The Standard Journal. Julie Fowlis is a multi-award-winning Gaelic singer who is deeply influenced by her early upbringing in Scotland’s Outer Hebridean island of North Uist. With a […]

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September 19th, 2022

Balkan Brass Comes to the Weis Center, Free Folk Dance Demo Prior to Performance

The Weis Center will welcome Balkan brass band Lemon Bucket Orkestra (LBO) on Thursday, September 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the Weis Center Concert Hall. Patrons are encouraged to come early for a Balkan folk dance demo in the Weis Center Atrium from 6:45-7:15 p.m., facilitated by Heather Almer and Mariya Monfette of the Global Music and Dance Collective. The teachers will introduce three Balkan/Roma folk dances — cocek, pravo and paidushko — all danceable to the energetic Balkan Brass music of Lemon Bucket Orkestra. No prior dance experience is necessary and the activity is open to all ages and […]

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September 12th, 2022

Dreamers’ Circus Returning to the Weis Center

The Weis Center will welcome back Nordic folk trio Dreamers’ Circus on Tuesday, September 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Weis Center Concert Hall. The performance is sponsored, in part, by John and Julianna Cooper and family. Please note that as of Monday, Sept. 19, the current rate of transmission of COVID-19 in Union County is HIGH. Masks are required in all indoor spaces, including the Weis Center. For updates, please visit: Bucknell.edu/COVID-19 Their return United States tour includes stops in Lewisburg, PA; Richmond, VA; Burlington, VT; Saratoga, NY; Washington, DC; and Provo, UT. A new driving force in Nordic […]

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September 6th, 2022

Argentinean Soul Music Comes to Downtown Lewisburg as Part of Weis Center’s Season

The Weis Center will welcome Argentinean soul music ensemble Fémina on Wednesday, September 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Campus Theatre in downtown Lewisburg. Please note that as of Monday, September 19, the current rate of transmission of COVID-19 in Union County is HIGH. Masks are required in all indoor spaces, including the Weis Center and Campus Theatre. For updates, please visit: Bucknell.edu/COVID-19 Fémina is a female powered four-piece band from Argentina that channels blissed out, harmony-soaked soul music with a purpose, lyrically poignant with hip hop and Latin folk major influences. Fémina’s tour is part of Center Stage, a […]

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September 1st, 2022

Paul Taylor Dance Company Will Grace Weis Center Stage, Presenting Three Diverse Works During Bucknell’s Family Weekend

The Weis Center will welcome Paul Taylor Dance Company on Friday, September 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Weis Center Concert Hall, as part of Bucknell University’s Family Weekend festivities.   There will be a free pre-performance talk with Rehearsal Director and former Taylor dancer Cathy McCann on the same day as the performance, from 6:45-7:15 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium. The talk will be facilitated by Bucknell University Associate Professor and Director of Dance, Kelly Knox. The performance is sponsored, in part, by the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation and Douglas Candland. At the Weis Center, they will perform Arden […]

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August 28th, 2022

Performance Review: Red Baraat

This past Friday, the Weis Center kicked off its 35th season with an invigorating performance by global fusion brass band, Red Baraat. Red Baraat energized adults and kids alike on the plaza outside the Weis Center. The music and collaborative nature of the performers enlivened the audience and allowed them to participate in making music and dancing with the band. This upbeat and inspiring performance was a pleasure to watch and be a part of! –Katherine Leschner, Class of 2023

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August 23rd, 2022

Free Weis Center Jazz Concert Features Lewisburg Native

The Weis Center will welcome Taylor Fleming Quartet on Wednesday, Sept. 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium. The performance is free and tickets are not required. With their roots and education in jazz, this quartet is led by someone who grew up listening to AC/DC and Led Zeppelin. Taylor Fleming Quartet’s love for the traditional and the contemporary fuels creative arrangements of familiar tunes from Miles Davis to Pink Floyd. The quartet’s compositions are comprised of yin and yang verve, cinematic, rocking and swinging.   R. Taylor Fleming is a pianist from Lewisburg, Pa. He studied piano […]

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August 15th, 2022

Weis Center’s 35th Anniversary Season Features 24 In-Person Performances

The Weis Center’s 2022-23 line-up includes a diverse schedule of 24 live performances that include world music, classical music, Americana and roots music, modern dance and world dance, jazz and family friendly performances. All performances take place at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. “As we welcome audiences, artists and visionaries from our area, as well as around the globe to the Weis Center, we believe now more than ever that the arts are a powerful force for transformation and understanding. They expand our humanity and connect us together during increasingly difficult times. We’ve embraced creativity and diversity in our programming […]

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August 11th, 2022

Global Fusion/Brass Band Red Baraat Kicks Off Weis Center’s Season With Free Concert on Renovated Outdoor Plaza

The Weis Center’s 35th Anniversary season will kick-off on Friday, August 26 at 6 p.m. with a free concert by global fusion/brass band Red Baraat on the Weis Center Plaza. The rain location is the Weis Center Concert Hall. Tickets are not required. Patrons are welcome to bring lawn chairs and blankets. The Exchange’s Art Cart will be on site from 5:30-7 p.m. with special all-ages activities. National Public Radio (NPR) called them “The best party band in years.” Red Baraat is a pioneering band from Brooklyn, N.Y. Conceived by dhol player Sunny Jain, the group has drawn worldwide praise […]

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