Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

Performance Review: The Nature of Forgetting

Theatre Re presented ‘The Nature of Forgetting’ on Thursday, October 25th at 7:30 in the Weis Center, following a free health and wellness fair at 5 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium lobby.The London based troupe performed a spectacular, heart wrenching story of early onset dementia. Accompanied by a live band, the actors traveled through the memories of the main character, Tom, from his boyhood to his marriage. There was little dialogue, most of which was intentionally faded in the music to replicate a foggy memory. Tom is haunted by three main players; his mother, his best friend, and his […]

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Monday, October 29th, 2018

Weis Center Presents Alsarah and the Nubatones at Campus Theatre

Alsarah and the Nubatones will perform as part of the Weis Center’s annual season on Wednesday, November 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the Campus Theatre, 413 Market Street, downtown Lewisburg.  Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. A pre-performance talk with the artists will take place from 6:45-7:15 p.m. that evening. This engagement is made possible by a grant from Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation as part of its Mid Atlantic Tours program with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Alsarah is a singer, songwriter, bandleader and a somewhat reluctant ethnomusicologist. Born in Khartoum, Sudan, she relocated to Yemen with […]

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Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

Performance Review: Nrityagram Dance Ensemble

The Nrityagram dance ensemble performed at the Weis Center on October 13th at 7:30 pm. Accompanied by live musicians the ensemble performed pieces from their newest piece ‘Samhara’, which brings together brilliant Indian dance traditions with shared ancient roots. Nrityagram is more than just one of India’s “premiere classical dance ensembles”; it is also India’s first modern Gurukul for Indian classical dances and an intentional community in the form of a dance village. In the words of the village founder Protima Gauri: “[Nrityagram] is a community of dancers in a forsaken place amidst nature. A place where nothing exists, except dance. A place […]

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Monday, October 22nd, 2018

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra to be Joined by Accordion and Mandolin Duo at Weis Center

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra will be joined by the unconventional duo of Israeli mandolinist Avi Avital and Latvian accordionist Ksenija Sidorova in a program called Stars Aligned on Saturday, November 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center. The performance is sponsored, in part, by Sam and Nancy Craig. One of the world’s foremost chamber orchestras, Orpheus has recorded 71 albums, including the Grammy Award-winning Shadow Dances: Stravinsky Miniatures, and has commissioned and premiered 48 original works. The members of Orpheus rotate musical leadership roles for each work. In Stars Aligned, Orpheus welcomes two innovative artists who are reinventing their time-honored […]

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Monday, October 22nd, 2018

Popular Children’s Book, The Rainbow Fish, Comes to Life at the Weis Center

Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia will present The Rainbow Fish and two other companion stories, Rainbow Fish Discovers the Deep and Opposites on Saturday, November 3 at 11 a.m. at the Weis Center. The Family Discovery performance is suggested for ages 3-7 and has a run time of 60 minutes without an intermission. The performance is sponsored, in part, by the Children’s Museum of Bloomsburg and the Columbia-Montour Visitors Bureau. The Children’s Museum of Bloomsburg will offer free kids’ activities in the Weis Center Atrium from 10-11 a.m. The Rainbow Fish will enchant even the youngest child with his silver […]

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Monday, October 22nd, 2018

Grammy Award-Winning Americana Legend Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives Come to the Weis Center

Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives will bring their unique blend of Americana music – blended with bluegrass, country, honkytonk and rockabilly – to the Weis Center on Thursday, November 1 at 7:30 p.m. The performance is sponsored, in part, by River Woods. While Marty Stuart’s too gracious to admit it himself, the Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and musician is living, breathing country-music history. He’s played alongside the masters, from Johnny Cash to Lester Flatt; been a worldwide ambassador for Nashville, Tenn., Bakersfield, Calif., and points in between and safeguarded country music’s most valuable traditions and physical artifacts, including its […]

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Monday, October 15th, 2018

Performance Review: Cristina Pato

Internationally acclaimed Galician bagpipe master and classical pianist Cristina Pato performed with her quartet on Thursday, October 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center. Her band includes Julien Labro on accordion and bandoneon, Edward Perez on double bass and Eric Doob on drums. Cristina Pato enjoys a professional career devoted to cultural exchange and creating new paths for her unique instrument. Ms. Pato is an active member of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble and serves as educational advisor for the Silkroad Project. Her latest album Latina (2015) has received critical acclaim, including a four and a half star review […]

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Monday, October 15th, 2018

Weis Center to Host Performance About the Complexities of Memory Loss, Plus Free Health and Wellness Fair

“There is something, way down deep that’s eternal about every human being…And that’s what’s left when memory is gone.” – Thornton Wilder London-based Theatre Re will present a thought-provoking and moving theatre piece, The Nature of Forgetting, on Thursday, October 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center. There will be a free pre-performance talk, The Science Behind the Making of The Nature of Forgetting on the same day as the performance at 1 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium. In conjunction with the performance, the Weis Center will also host a free Health and Wellness Fair from 5-7:30 p.m. […]

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Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

Indian Dance Ensemble Returns to Weis Center with New Performance Piece, Samhara

Nrityagram Dance Ensemble will bring Indian classical dance to the stage on Thursday, October 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center. There will be a free pre-performance talk with the artists on Tuesday, October 16 at 1 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium. The performance is sponsored, in part, by Centre Daily Times. One of the premiere Indian classical dance ensembles performing today, Nrityagram had the unprecedented distinction of making The New York Times‘ “Best Dance of the Year” list in 2015 and 2016. More than a dance company, Nrityagram was founded as a village devoted to Odissi dance. […]

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Monday, October 1st, 2018

Performance Review: Dina El Wedidi

Dina El Wedidi comes from a self described traditional Egyptian background, attending university in Cairo were she composed her own music. Since 2011, El Wedidi and her band have toured extensively throughout the world, introducing the unique sound of Cairo to the global music scene. Dina El Wedidi and her 5-piece band, including Bass guitarist Mounir Maher, Percussionist Azima Barhoma, Accordionist Wael el-Sayed, Drummer Mohammed Raafat and Sound Engineer Mafdy Thabet performed at Bucknell University on September 27th at 7:30 pm. Sponsored by the U.S.-sponsored Center Stage program, El Wedidi is touring America from coast to coast; Lewisburg is the […]

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