Friday, August 28th, 2020

Weis Center Sessions #12: Nine Degrees of Syncopation

Welcome to our 12th installment of Weis Center Sessions! Each Friday, we release a video that features a member of the Bucknell University community. Today, we feature a Lewisburg-area jazz trio with ties to Bucknell, Nine Degrees of Syncopation. The ensemble includes: Joe DeCristopher on guitar, a 1970 Bucknell alum, Bill Flack on electric fretless bass, currently chair of the Psychology Department and Carl Kirby on guitar, professor in the Geology and Environmental Geosciences Department. The band name is a play on words, but for this gig, they could be called “Six Feet of Separation.” The band plays Gypsy, Latin, […]

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Friday, August 21st, 2020

Weis Center Sessions #11: Sezi Seskir on piano

Welcome to our eleventh installment of Weis Center Sessions! Each Friday, we release a video that features a member of the Bucknell University community. Today, we feature Sezi Seskir on piano. Sezi Seskir received her first degree in piano in her native, Ankara, Turkey. She went on with her studies in Lübeck Musikhochschule and then completed a D.M.A. degree with Malcolm Bilson in Cornell University.  She concertized widely in Europe and the US and is currently in a duo with violinist Lucy Russell. A CD of three Beethoven violin sonatas with Lucy Russell recorded on period instruments came out in 2020 […]

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Friday, August 14th, 2020

Weis Center Sessions #10: Grace Kenny (violin) and Amy Kenny (piano)

Welcome to our tenth installment of Weis Center Sessions! Each Friday, we release a video that features a member of the Bucknell University community. Today, we feature violinist Grace Kenny and pianist Amy Kenny performing Liebesleid (Love’s Sorrow) by Fritz Kreisler. Grace Kenny is from Lewisburg. She earned a degree in violin performance from St. Olaf College and is currently studying to be certified to teach music K-12. Grace recently performed in the Bucknell Orchestra and the Bison Band, and her father is Dr. William Kenny, Professor of Music at Bucknell. Amy Kenny has collaborated with her daughter Grace on […]

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Friday, August 7th, 2020

Weis Center Sessions #9: Jove Graham Recites Shakespeare’s Sonnet 116

Welcome to our ninth installment of Weis Center Sessions! Each Friday, we release a video that features a member of the Bucknell University community. Today, we feature Jove Graham reciting Shakespeare’s Sonnet 116. Jove Graham is an adjunct professor of biomedical engineering at Bucknell and president of the board of directors at RiverStage Community Theatre based in Lewisburg. He was an engineering and theatre double-major at Swarthmore College and has worked onstage or behind the scenes at People’s Light and Theatre Company, the Arden Theatre Company, Montgomery Playhouse, Bucknell and others.  “I memorized this sonnet twenty years ago,” he says, […]

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