Friday, November 9th, 2018

Grammy Award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir to honor the late Nelson Mandela in ‘Songs of the Free’ at Weis Center, Performance will also Feature Holiday Faves

Soweto Gospel Choir will present “Songs of the Free,” honoring Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday, as well as international gospel classics and favorite Christmas carols on Friday, November 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center. The performance is sponsored, in part, by Coldwell Banker Penn One Real Estate and Martha and Alan Barrick. Patrons are encouraged to come early for a free pre-performance concert by Eric Ian Farmer Trio, from 6:30-7:15 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium. Eric shares his songs about relationships, social awareness, and finding one’s path in life while keeping alive classics by artists like Marvin Gaye, […]

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Monday, November 5th, 2018

Weis Center Presents Folk/Americana Artist Kaia Kater at the Campus Theatre

Dubbed the “new soul of Americana,” Kaia Kater will perform folk music as part of the Weis Center’s annual season on Wednesday, November 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Campus Theatre, 413 Market Street, downtown Lewisburg. The Guardian describes her as, “Where bluegrass meets Nina Simone.” This performance is sponsored, in part, by Backyard Broadcasting. A Montreal-born Grenadian-Canadian, Kaia Kater grew up between two worlds: her family’s deep ties to folk music and the years she spent soaking up Appalachian music in West Virginia. Her old-time banjo-picking skills, deft arrangements, and songwriting abilities have landed her in the spotlight in […]

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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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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

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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Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

Ensemble Specializing in Baroque Classical Music to perform at Weis Center with Acclaimed Countertenor

Les Violons du Roy will perform with renowned countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo on Sunday, October 14 at 2 p.m. at the Weis Center. There will be a free pre-performance talk with Music Director and Conductor Jonathan Cohen from 1:15-1:45 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium. The performance is in honor of George Jenks. Les Violons du Roy with a core membership of 15 players specializes in the vast repertoire of music for chamber orchestra and performs in the stylistic manner most appropriate to each era. Although the ensemble plays on modern instruments, its approach to the works of the baroque […]

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