Monday, February 19th, 2018

Boston’s Lorelei Ensemble Showcases Early and Contemporary Vocal Repertoire for Women’s Voices

Lorelei Ensemble, an ensemble of nine women who are committed to expanding the repertoire for women’s voices, will perform on Thursday, March 1 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. There will be a free pre-performance talk with the artists on the same day as the performance from 1-2 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium Lobby. Heralded for its “warm, lithe and beautifully blended” sound by The New York Times “impeccable musicality” by The Boston Globe and unfailing display of the “elegance, power, grace and beauty of the human voice” by the Boston Music Intelligencer, the […]

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Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

Popular Book, Mr. Popper’s Penguins, Comes to Life as a Musical on Weis Center Stage

  The popular children’s book, Mr. Popper’s Penguins, will come to life as a musical on the Weis Center stage on Thursday, February 22 at 7 p.m. at the Weis Center. The Family Discovery performance is ideal for ages 4 and above and is 60 minutes, without an intermission. There will be a pre-performance talk with the artists from 1-2 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium Lobby the same day as the performance. Patrons are encouraged to arrive early to the performance, as the Children’s Museum of Bloomsburg will offer free kids’ activities in the Atrium Lobby from 6-7 p.m. […]

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Thursday, February 1st, 2018

Bachata Music from the Dominican Republic Coming to Downtown Lewisburg

World musician Joan Soriano will present bachata music from the Dominican Republic on Wednesday, February 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Campus Theatre, 413 Market Street, downtown Lewisburg. Patrons are encouraged to arrive early, as free bachata dance lessons will be taught by Jacqueline Cetera at the Campus Theatre from 6:45-7:15 p.m. Cetera is the Director of Residential Education at Bucknell University. Born in the countryside near Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Joan Soriano infuses steel-string bachata with equal parts romance and grit. He is the star of Adam Taub’s The Duke of Bachata; was featured in Alex Wolfe’s critically acclaimed […]

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Thursday, February 1st, 2018

Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra to Present Works by Sibelius, Elgar and Brahms

The Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra will perform renowned classical works by Sibelius, Elgar and Brahms on Friday, February 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center. The Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra (HSO) was founded in 1912 and is one of Sweden’s oldest orchestras. Its principal conductors have included Sten Frykberg, John Frandsen, Okko Kamu and Andrew Manze, with whom it has recorded symphonies by Beethoven and Brahms. The HSO with its music director Stefan Solyum is undoubtedly one of the key international leaders and is much sought-after for both concert tours and recording projects. While at the Weis Center, the orchestra will […]

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Monday, January 22nd, 2018

GlobalFEST on the Road Spotlights Two Leading and Cutting-Edge Latin Bands

GlobalFEST on the Road: The New Golden Age of Latin Music featuring two leading Latin bands, Las Cafeteras and Orkesta Mendoza, will come to the Weis Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, February 3 at 7:30 p.m. There will be a free pre-performance DJ – Bucknell University student KJ James – from 6:30-7:15 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium Lobby. GlobalFEST on the Road is a flexible touring and curating concept based on GlobalFEST’s annual flagship festival in New York City, a one-day event that showcases a dizzying range of musicians from around the globe. GlobalFEST: The New Golden […]

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Monday, January 22nd, 2018

Alicia Olatuja Quintet Comes to Weis Center in Free Jazz Performance

Alicia Olatuja Quintet will bring jazz music to the stage on Tuesday, January 30 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 1-2 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium Lobby. The performance is sponsored, in part, by David and Clayton Lightman and family. 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. Alicia will be joined by band members: Jon Cowherd on Piano, […]

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Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

Free Children’s Performance featuring Piano Music, Storytelling, Acting, Visual Arts and Poetry at Weis Center

Pianist Qing Jiang will present a free classical program called “Children’s Corner” on Saturday, January 27 at 2 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium Lobby. The performance is free and tickets are not required. The concert will feature piano music, storytelling, acting, visual arts, and poetry, in collaboration with Bucknell faculty and students, and Lewisburg High School students and the National Art Honor Society. Children are asked to bring a favorite toy for the toy parade. The Family Discovery performance is suggested for ages 3 and older; the run time is 60 minutes with no intermission. The performance is sponsored, […]

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Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

Spectacular Shadow-Puppet Play Comes to Weis Center

Feathers of Fire: A Persian Epic, a shadow-puppet play will be presented on Saturday, January 20 at 2 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. The performance is suited for all ages and is 70 minutes in length without an intermission. There will be a free pre-performance talk with the artists on Friday, Jan. 19 from Noon-1 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium Lobby. A light lunch will be provided. Feathers of Fire: A Persian Epic is a visually breathtaking cinematic shadow play, created by Hamid Rahmanian, a 2014 Guggenheim fellowship-winning filmmaker/visual artist born and educated in Tehran, […]

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Monday, November 27th, 2017

An Evening with Guitarist Lenny Kaye Added to Weis Center Schedule

The Weis Center for the Performing Arts will host Lenny Kaye, acclaimed guitarist for Patti Smith Group, on Monday, December 4 at 7 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium Lobby. “An Evening with Lenny Kaye” is free and tickets are not required. There will be a free question and answer session with Kaye on the same day as the performance at 12 noon in the Weis Center Atrium Lobby. The talk will be facilitated by Bucknell University Philosophy Professor Peter Groff and is free and open to the public. The talk will explore Kaye’s role in the evolution and history […]

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Monday, November 13th, 2017

Secret Agent 23 Skidoo Brings Kid Hip-Hop to Weis Center in Free Show

Secret Agent 23 Skidoo will bring their unique kid-friendly hip-hop to the Weis Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday, December 5 at 7 p.m. The performance is free and tickets are not required. The Family Discovery performance is suggested for all ages and has a run time of 60 minutes, without an intermission. Attendees are asked to bring a canned food item, which will be distributed to local families in need during the holiday season. Bucknell University acknowledges with gratitude generous funding from the family of Janet C. Weis which makes this performance possible. More Fraggles than Wiggles, more […]

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