Friday, January 29th, 2021

Weis Center Sessions #34: Jackson and Chris Martine, “The Sound of Silence” (Guitar/Vocals)

Welcome to Weis Center Sessions #34! Each Friday, we release a video that features a member of the Bucknell University community. Today, we feature Jackson and Chris Martine as they perform Simon and Garfunkel’s “The Sound of Silence.” Jackson Martine, a 16-year-old sophomore at Lewisburg Area High School, learned to play “The Sound of Silence” from his guitar teacher Anthony Latt. When he was considering songs to record with his dad Chris (a professor in Bucknell’s Department of Biology) he thought that Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel’s message seemed to work for 2021 as well as it did when they […]

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Tuesday, January 26th, 2021

Weis Center Snaps #2: Richard Rinehart (Samek Art Museum): “Preserving Digital Media”

Happy wintry Tuesday. It’s the perfect day to settle in with a mug of something warm and watch the newest Weis Center snap talk! Weis Center Snaps is a brand new series featuring Bucknell faculty and staff displaying passion for their craft with a 5-7 minute snap talk. Today we hear from Richard Rinehart, Director of the Samek Art Museum, as he talks about how museums and galleries preserve digital media in this age of multimedia art. Enjoy! Learn more about the Samek Art Museum’s spring exhibitions here: http://museum.bucknell.edu/category/upcoming-exhibitions/

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Friday, January 22nd, 2021

Weis Center Sessions #33: Nine Degrees of Syncopation, “August Diatonic”

Welcome to Weis Center Sessions #33! Each Friday, we release a video that features a member of the Bucknell University community. Today, we feature Lewisburg-area jazz trio Nine Degrees of Syncopation and the original piece, “August Diatonic” by Carl Kirby. 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, […]

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Thursday, January 21st, 2021

Weis Center Streams: 5 Virtual Performances January-April 2021 (Free, registration required.)

Weis Center Streams are virtual performances that you can enjoy from the comfort and safety of your home! Thanks to generous sponsors, all spring Weis Center Streams will be FREE. Simply register at Bucknell.edu/BoxOffice or by calling 570-577-1000. Streams include: The Snail and the Whale, STONO/Step Afrika, This is Me: Letters From the Front Lines created by DIAVOLO, and Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Front Row National. Learn more on our website. View the promo reel below:

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Friday, January 15th, 2021

Weis Center Sessions #32: Ryan Flannery on guitar and Taylor Fleming on piano, “All Blues”

Welcome to Weis Center Sessions #32. Each Friday, we release a video that features a member of the Bucknell University community. Today, we feature Lewisburg natives Ryan Flannery on guitar and Taylor Fleming on piano as they perform “All Blues” by Miles Davis. Special shout out to Ryan’s amazing parents and loyal Weis Center patrons, Pat Flannery who works with Bucknell’s Advancement team and Patti Flannery who works in Bucknell’s Center for Alumni & Family Engagement. Ryan Flannery is a guitarist and Lewisburg native. He studied jazz performance at College of Charleston and graduated in 2016. Since then, he has […]

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Saturday, January 9th, 2021

Weis Center Sessions #31: Flora and the Gleaners “Ol’ Man River”

Welcome to Weis Center Sessions – #31! Each Friday, we release a video that features a member of the Bucknell University community. This week, we are again featuring Flora and the Gleaners, which includes Flora Eyster-Newburgh on flute, Mark Doncheski on vocals and acoustic guitar and Mary Hermann on acoustic upright bass. This time, they are performing “Ol’ Man River.” Flora shared that nine members of her family attended Bucknell over the decades. Flora worked at Bucknell for 9 years as the Biology Department Greenhouse Caretaker. She also worked for 2.5 years as the Native Plants and Classroom Garden Outreach […]

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Wednesday, January 6th, 2021

Weis Center Announces Weis Center Streams: Five Free Virtual Performance Offerings

The Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University will offer five virtual performances in spring 2021. The virtual performances, called Weis Center Streams, are free thanks to the generosity of sponsors, but registration is required by calling the Campus Box Office at 570-577-1000 or online at Bucknell.edu/BoxOffice. Sponsors for the spring performances include: Gary and Sandy Sojka, Nancy and Sam Craig, Martha and Alan Barrick and Coldwell Banker Penn One Real Estate, Chanin Wendling and Karl Voss and family, Evangelical Community Hospital and Geisinger. Performances are as follows: The Snail and the Whale (Family Discovery) will be offered January […]

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Friday, January 1st, 2021

Weis Center Sessions #30: Ian Herdt ’22 (Guitar) “Something’s Missing In Your Atmosphere”

Happy New Year! For this week’s Weis Center Sessions (#30!) we’re featuring Bucknell student Ian Herdt ’22 on guitar with a medley of two John Mayer songs called “Something’s Missing In Your Atmosphere”. In case you missed it, each Friday we release a video that features a member of the Bucknell University community. Ian is studying computer science with a minor in music. Ian started playing music with bass guitar when he was 16, and says he immediately fell in love with music. “I then dove fully into this new passion, and along the way have picked up guitar, piano, […]

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