Monday, February 18th, 2019

Flamenco Artist Comes to the Weis Center

Farruquito (Juan Manuel Fernández Montoya), heir to the most renowned Gypsy flamenco dynasty, will perform on Thursday, February 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center. The performance is sponsored, in part, by RiverWoods. Farruquito has been called the Greatest Flamenco Dancer of this New Century (NY Times). Son of flamenco singer Juan Fernández Flores “El Moreno” and dancer Rosario Montoya Manzano “La Farruca”, the eldest of four brothers Juan Antonio Fernández Montoya “El Farru”, Manuel Fernández Montoya “El Carpeta” and Alegría Fernández Montoya, he was immersed in the purest form of flamenco founded by his grandfather, “El Farruco”, one […]

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Thursday, February 14th, 2019

Special Valentine’s Day Ticket Promo: Buy One, Get One Free for Upcoming Jazz and Flamenco Dance Shows

This Valentine’s Day, give your special someone the gift of the performing arts! On Thursday, Feb. 14 and Friday, Feb. 15, the Weis Center is offering a special Buy One, Get One (BOGO) ticket offer for Rene Marie’s jazz performance on Thursday, Feb. 21 at 7:30 p.m. AND Farruquito’s flamenco dance performance on Thursday, Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m. More info about Rene Marie: https://www.bucknell.edu/about-bucknell/weis-center-for-the-performing-arts/weis-center-2018-19-season/ren%C3%A9-marie.html More info about Farruquito: https://www.bucknell.edu/about-bucknell/weis-center-for-the-performing-arts/weis-center-2018-19-season/farruquito.html Now is the perfect time to share your love of music or dance with your sweetheart. Buy one ticket, receive the second ticket free. Offer expires at midnight on Friday, […]

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Monday, February 11th, 2019

Jazz Vocalist René Marie Comes to the Weis Center

Jazz composer, arranger, theatrical performer and teacher René Marie will perform with her band on Thursday, February 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center. Her band features Quentin Baxter on Drums, John Chin on Piano, Elias Bailey on Bass, and Randy Napoleon on Guitar. 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. Campus sponsorship is through the Women’s Resource Center at Bucknell University. In a span of two decades, 11 recordings and countless stage performances, vocalist René […]

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Monday, February 4th, 2019

National Geographic Live: Ocean Photographer Brian Skerry Comes to the Weis Center

National Geographic ocean photographer Brian Skerry will present a multimedia presentation called “Ocean Soul” on Tuesday, February 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center. A book signing with Mr. Skerry will take place after the presentation in the Weis Center Atrium. Voyage across the oceans with one of National Geographic’s most seasoned photographers and discover a vast, hidden world beneath the waves. Using his camera to communicate, Brian Skerry has spent more than 10,000 hours underwater telling the oceans’ stories. His images celebrate the mystery of the depths and offer portraits of creatures so intimate they sometimes appear to […]

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Monday, February 4th, 2019

Mexican Folk Music Comes to Weis Center in Free Family Discovery Performance

View Sonia’s new video! Mexican folk music will be performed by Sonia De Los Santos and her multicultural band on Monday, February 18 at 2 p.m. at the Weis Center. Note that this takes place on a school holiday, President’s Day. The Family Discovery performance is free and tickets are not required. It is suggested for ages 4 and older and the run time is 60 minutes, no intermission. Attendees are asked to bring a canned food item, which will be distributed to local families in need. A free educational study guide is available for this performance and includes information […]

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Monday, January 28th, 2019

Free World Music Performance at Weis Center Will Bridge Japanese and Indian Cultures

Koto visionary Yumi Kurosawa will be joined by world-renowned tabla player Anubrata Chatterjee for a performance that bridges the cultures of Japan and India on Sunday, February 10 at 2 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium. The performance is free and tickets are not required. The performance illuminates the deep-rooted similarities of their craft while highlighting their affinity and respect for one another as virtuosic performers. Kurosawa and Chatterjee spin mesmerizing musical tales as they enchant the audience and reinforce the powerful idea of music as a means to enhance the collaborative spirit of the global community. About Yumi Kurosawa […]

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Monday, January 28th, 2019

Sounds of China to Blend the Traditional and the Modern

Sounds of China will perform on Thursday, February 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center.  The 90-minute performance will feature new arrangements of traditional Chinese melodies and will coincide with Chinese New Year, which denotes the year of the pig. The performance will feature a special watersleeves dance by Bucknell University students Eva Munshower ’20 and Yili Wang ’21; choreographed by Er-Dong Hu. In conjunction with the performance, there will be a presentation on Chinese music and instrumentation, as well as the link between traditional and contemporary Chinese musical performance on the same day as the performance, from 12-1 […]

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Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019

Imago Theatre brings family-friendly production, Frogz, to the Weis Center in evening performance and schools matinee

Imago Theatre will bring its kid-friendly production, Frogz, to the Weis Center on Tuesday, February 5 at 7 p.m. at the Weis Center. The family discovery performance is suggested for ages 4 and older. The run time is 1 hour, 25 minutes and includes one 15-minute intermission. The performance is sponsored, in part, by the Public Library for Union County. Patrons are encouraged to come early as there will be free kids’ activities from the Public Library for Union County in the Atrium from 6-7 p.m. About Frogz Frogz put Imago on the international map. The simplicity and the charm […]

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Monday, January 14th, 2019

St. Olaf Orchestra to perform free classical concert at Weis Center, Acclaimed violinist Sarah Chang featured

St. Olaf Orchestra, featuring Sarah Chang on violin, will perform on Thursday, Jan. 31 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center. The performance is free and tickets are not required.  The performance is family-friendly and is suggested for grades 5 and above. Named “one of the best college orchestras in the nation” by Time magazine’s Richard Ostling, the St. Olaf Orchestra is a full symphony orchestra known for its passionate music-making and professional-level performances. Founded in 1906, the ensemble has been heralded as one of the best collegiate orchestras in the country and was named the winner of the 2013 American Prize for […]

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Friday, January 11th, 2019

Jazz Vocalist Performs Free Concert in Weis Center Atrium

Jazz vocalist Charenée Wade will bring her classic jazz sound to the stage on Wednesday, Jan. 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium. The performance is free and tickets are not required. Charenée Wade is not one to hold back or let fear stand in her way. The first artist ever to enter two Thelonious Monk Vocal competitions, she walked away from the second one in 2010 with instant buzz, coming in second to her new friend Cécile McLorin Salvant. Known for expert vocal improvisation and her seriously swinging groove, Wade evokes a classic jazz sound akin to […]

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