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May 24th, 2024

Weis Center Announces 2024-25 Season that Includes 23 Professional Performances

The 2024-25 season at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts includes 23 professional performances – including world music, classical, contemporary cirque, Americana/bluegrass music, modern dance, and jazz. When patrons return in the fall, they will notice a revitalization to the Atrium. This summer, the Weis Center’s HVAC and architectural lighting systems are being updated with new LED lighting and energy-efficient heating and cooling systems to align with the university’s sustainability practices. As part of this project, the Atrium also received some aesthetic updates to refresh the space, which has been in use for 36 years. This exciting two-phased renovation will continue […]

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March 25th, 2024

Arrive Early for World Music Performance: Taco Truck Parked On-Site!

Bucknell students may receive one food voucher per person and a free performance ticket with BU ID The Weis Center for the Performing Arts will welcome Caña Dulce y Caña Brava from Veracruz, Mexico on Thursday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center. Arrive early!Patrons are encouraged to arrive early for a free pre-performance talk from 6:45-7:15 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium. Also available before the show – dinner! Real Taste 570’s food truck will be parked on the Weis Center Plaza from 6:30-7:20 p.m. offering their Mexican Street menu for purchase. The menu includes tacos, burritos, […]

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March 22nd, 2024

World Music from Veracruz, Mexico Ends Weis Center’s 23-24 Season

The Weis Center for the Performing Arts will welcome Caña Dulce y Caña Brava from Veracruz, Mexico on Thursday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center. The performance is sponsored, in part, by Geisinger and the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation. This engagement of Caña Dulce y Caña Brava is made possible in part through the Iber Exchange program of Mid Atlantic Arts with support from the National Endowment for the Arts in collaboration with Ibermúsicas. Arrive early!Patrons are encouraged to arrive early for a free pre-performance talk from 6:45-7:15 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium. Also available before the […]

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March 22nd, 2024

Cellist and Pianist Will Present Classical Works by Bach, Mendelssohn, Franck and Others at Weis Center

The Weis Center for the Performing Arts will welcome Cellist Jonathan Swensen and Pianist Adam Golka on Sunday, April 7 at 2 p.m. at the Weis Center. They will perform: ABOUT JONATHAN SWENSEN, CELLO Rising star of the cello Jonathan Swensen is the recipient of the 2022 Avery Fisher Career Grant and was recently featured as both Musical America’s ‘New Artist of the Month’ and ‘One to Watch’ in Gramophone Magazine.  Jonathan first fell in love with the cello upon hearing the Elgar Concerto at the age of six, and ultimately made his concerto debut performing that very piece with […]

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March 14th, 2024

Jazz Ambassadors of the U.S. Army Field Band to Perform at Weis Center

The internationally acclaimed Jazz Ambassadors of the U.S. Army Field Band will continue its long tradition of presenting free public performances when they appear on Friday, April 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center. The performance is sponsored, in part, by The Daily Item and the Standard Journal. The concert is free; but tickets are required (see ticketing info at the end). The Bucknell Jazz Band will perform at 7:30 p.m., followed by the Jazz Ambassadors at 7:50 p.m. Members of Bucknell’s ROTC program will offer the Presentation of Colors. Known as America’s Big Band, the Jazz Ambassadors are […]

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March 4th, 2024

Traditional Irish Music Comes to the Weis Center

The Weis Center for the Performing Arts will welcome Irish music ensemble Dervish on Friday, March 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center. The performance is sponsored, in part, by Martha and Alan Barrick, Coldwell Banker Penn One Real Estate, and WBRE/WYOU. At the end of 2019 Dervish received a prestigious lifetime achievement award from the BBC, a fitting tribute to the band after over 30 years of recording and performing all over the world.  Described by the BBC as “an icon of Irish music”, the band have played at festivals from Rio de Janeiro to Glastonbury. They accompanied […]

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February 24th, 2024

National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine returns to the Weis Center

If you couldn’t find parking on Bucknell’s Campus on night of Friday, February 23rd, it was probably because nearly a thousand people had made their way to the Weis Center for the return of one of the finest symphony orchestras playing today. The National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine returned to Lewisburg for the first time since 2020 to an incredible and enthusiastic reception. If you listened carefully over the hum of the full lobby, you’d hear this experience be called a “once in a lifetime” opportunity to witness artists in their peak form. The Weis Center was alive in all […]

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February 20th, 2024

Martha Redbone Roots Project Comes to the Weis Center

The Weis Center for the Performing Arts will welcome folk/blues/gospel ensemble Martha Redbone Roots Project on Tuesday, March 5 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center. The performance is sponsored, in part, by the News-Item. Supported in part by a grant from the Western Arts Alliance Advancing Indigenous Performance (AIP) Touring Fund and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This engagement of Martha Redbone Roots Project is made possible through the Mid Atlantic Tours program of Mid Atlantic Arts with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Martha Redbone is a Native American and African American vocalist/songwriter/ composer/educator. She is […]

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February 20th, 2024

All-Female Brass Ensemble Comes to the Weis Center

The Weis Center for the Performing Arts will welcome tenThing on Friday, March 1 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center. Formed in 2007 by Norwegian trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth as a fun and exciting collaboration between musical friends, the ten-piece, all-female brass ensemble tenThing have firmly established themselves on the international scene to great acclaim. tenThing are celebrated for their commitment to outreach and access to music through a diverse repertoire that spans from Mozart to Weill, Grieg to Bernstein, and Lully to Bartok. The group work closely with Norwegian guitarist and arranger Jarle Storløkken in the arrangement of […]

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February 4th, 2024

Unique Staging of “Song of the North” delights the Weis Center

“You are all VIPs tonight!” Hamid Rahmanian told the packed Weis Center auditorium during the introduction to Tuesday night’s show. And we certainly were. Rahmanian’s Song of the North would be a treat for the senses under any circumstance, but the Weis Center was treated to a very special “behind the scenes” experience. The large scale shadow puppet theatre, which includes over 500 puppets and a team of 9 actors, is usually set up with the giant screen facing the audience and the projectors, actors, and puppets backstage. But because of the size of the Weis Center’s stage, the whole […]

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