Monday, October 30th, 2017

Shanghai Quartet performs with pianist Qing Jiang

The Shanghai Quartet with Qing Jiang, piano will perform Sunday, November 12 at 2 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. They will perform Mendelssohn’s Quartet Op. 12, Penderecki’s Quartet No. 3 (commissioned by the Shanghai Quartet), and Brahms’ Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34. There will be a pre-performance talk with the artists from 1:15-1:45 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium Lobby. Renowned for its passionate musicality, impressive technique and multicultural innovations, the Shanghai Quartet has become one of the world’s foremost chamber ensembles. Its elegant style melds the delicacy of Eastern music with the emotional […]

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Monday, October 30th, 2017

Boston’s A Far Cry Orchestra to present new work written by five leading female composers at the Weis Center

The string orchestra, with vocalist Luciana Souza (pictured), perform the new work with text from poet Carolyn Forché The Boston-based Grammy-nominated string orchestra A Far Cry will present a new evening-length work called The Blue Hour on Thursday, November 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. The Blue Hour features Grammy-winning singer Luciana Souza in a song-cycle written by five leading female composers: Rachel Grimes, Angélica Negrón, Shara Nova, Caroline Shaw, and Sarah Kirkland Snider. The text that serves as the libretto is by 2017 Windham-Campbell Prize winner Carolyn Forché. The performance is sponsored, in […]

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Monday, October 23rd, 2017

Unique Ballet/Juggling Performance Coming to the Weis Center

In a unique contemporary cirque event that combines ballet and juggling, Gandini Juggling will present 4 x 4 Ephemeral Architectures on Thursday, November 2 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. The Family Discovery performance is suggested for ages 8 and older and is 65 minutes without an intermission. It is sponsored, in part, by the Susquehanna River Valley Visitors Bureau and Geisinger. There will be a free pre-performance talk the same day as the performance at 1 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium Lobby. Gandini Juggling is at the vanguard of contemporary circus, reinventing and […]

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Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Alonzo King LINES Ballet show the Weis Center a new form of dance

We welcomed the first dance performance of our 30th anniversary season Thursday, October 12 with a dazzling production by the Alonzo King LINES Ballet company. The San Francisco contemporary ballet company boasts dancers that move with such fluidity across the stage that one number seamlessly blends into the next. The show consisted of two acts that each contained one extended piece choreographed solely by King. The first piece, entitled Biophony, was an exceptional and unique collaboration between King, soundscape artist Bernie Krause, and composer Richard Blackford. The audio played during the piece was from Krause’s recording of various ecosystems and creatures from […]

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Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Jazz/World Music Vocalist Somi Performs in Free Show at Weis Center

Jazz and world music vocalist Somi will perform on Wednesday, October 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium Lobby. The performance is free and tickets are not required. There will be a free pre-performance talk with the artist from 6:45-7:15 p.m., also in the Atrium Lobby. Linden Lewis, Associate Dean of Faculty, Division of Social Sciences will facilitate. This engagement is made possible through the Jazz Touring Network program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Somi’s new album, Petite Afrique, is a song cycle inspired by the vibrant African immigrant […]

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Monday, October 9th, 2017

Americana/Bluegrass Artist Tim O’Brien Comes to Weis Center

Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Tim O’Brien and his Band will bring Americana/bluegrass music to the stage on Saturday, October 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. Tim O’Brien grew up singing in church and in school and after seeing Doc Watson on TV became a lifelong devotee of old time and bluegrass music. Tim first toured nationally in the 1980s with Colorado bluegrass band Hot Rize. Kathy Mattea scored a country hit with his song Walk the Way the Wind Blows in 1986 and soon more artists like Nickel Creek and Garth Brooks covered […]

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Monday, October 9th, 2017

Mermaid Theatre to Bring Two Beloved Children’s Books to Life

Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia returns to the Weis Center, this time bringing two beloved children’s books to life, Guess How Much I Love You and I Love My Little Storybook on Saturday, October 21 at 1 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. The Family Discovery performance is ideal for ages 3-7. The performance will run for 60 minutes without an intermission. Sponsors for the performance include the Public Library for Union County, Susquehanna River Valley Visitors Bureau, and Geisinger. Patrons are encouraged to come early to enjoy free kids’ activities hosted by the Public Library for […]

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Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Anna and Elizabeth deliver a blend of modern and traditional musical flavors

After a busy and lively first month of performances in our uphill concert venue, female folk duo Anna & Elizabeth took the Campus Theatre stage in downtown Lewisburg at a nearly sold-out show. The duo channels their Appalachian roots and love for traditional music by delivering a modern, Americana twist that captivated the entire venue. These modern arrangements of old, maritime tunes with an interesting visual component create a unique arrangement that tests the limits of this often forgotten yet fundamental genre. The two started their performance with an old sailor’s tale supplemented by dynamic artwork to tell the story. […]

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Monday, October 2nd, 2017

San Francisco-based Ballet Company Comes to Weis Center, Special Coupon Code for Local Youth Dancers

Alonzo King LINES Ballet will bring contemporary ballet to the stage on Thursday, October 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. There will be a free pre-performance talk the same day as the performance at 1 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium Lobby. The discussion will be facilitated by Atiya Stokes-Brown. There will also be a free masterclass for advanced/intermediate local dance students on Friday, October 13 at 10 a.m. on the Weis Center stage. Dancers should come warmed-up and ready for a one hour class. San Francisco’s Alonzo King LINES Ballet leaps to uncharted […]

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