April 2nd, 2018

Jazz Saxophonist to give free concert at Weis Center

Jazz saxophonist Melissa Aldana will perform on Wednesday, April 11 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 immediately before the performance, from 6:45-7:15 p.m. The band will include Melissa Aldana on Saxophone, Sam Harris on Piano, Pablo Menares on Bass, and Tommy Crane on Drums. Acclaimed tenor saxophonist Melissa Aldana follows up her 2014 Concord release Melissa Aldana & Crash Trio album with the explorative and deeply swinging Back Home, this time released on the Wommusic label. The New York Times calls […]

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March 26th, 2018

Classical Music with a Taste of Cuba

Classical music is a Weis Center specialty. Our architecturally striking and acoustically excellent performance hall suits the intricacies of the genre very well and the Weis Center was able to showcase this the evening of March 22 with the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba. The performance featured Yekwon Sunwoo, renown South Korean pianist and gold medalist of the 15th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Sunwoo also graduated from Philadelphia’s Curtis Institute of Music and, interestingly enough, performed in the Atrium Lobby of the Weis Center back in 2014. The National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba is one of the oldest and […]

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March 21st, 2018

Traditional Hula Ensemble Comes to Weis Center

Traditional hula ensemble, Hālau Hula Ka No‘eau, will perform on Thursday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. There will be a free pre-performance talk on the same day as the performance from 1-2 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium Lobby. The talk will include a brief history of hula and an informal hula dance lesson. Hālau Hula Ka No‘eau is dedicated to preserving and performing traditional hula, a dance style called hula ku‘i. This style evolved from the teachings of the late hula master Maiki Aiu Lake, a revered teacher and artistic director […]

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March 21st, 2018

Weis Center will feature art from ten local artists April 3 through May 25, part of Susquehanna River Arts initiative

The Weis Center for the Performing Arts, in collaboration with the Columbia-Montour Visitors Bureau and the Susquehanna River Arts initiative, will host a free art exhibit and installation featuring the work of ten local artists from Tuesday, April 3 through Friday, May 25 in the Weis Center’s upper atrium lobby. Participating artists will include: Annie Barnhart, Robert Brown, Pete Grimord, Joan Grimord, Gail Fox (image at left), Glen Klein, Abigail Kurecian, Sara Mika, Pam Thomas (image above) and William Whitmoyer. Each artist will have several samples of artwork on display. Grounded in the belief that art shapes both the spirit […]

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March 9th, 2018

Weis Center Presents Final Family Discovery Performance of the Season

Air Play, a whimsical contemporary cirque performance, will float into the Weis Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, March 24 at 7:30 p.m. The Family Discovery performance is suggested for ages 5 and older. The run time is 60 minutes, without an intermission. Ride the wind and dream with Air Play, a modern spectacle that brings to life the very air we breathe. Flying umbrellas, larger-than-life balloons, giant kites floating over the audience and the biggest snow globe you’ve ever seen will make you gasp in wonder and laugh until it hurts. Air Play is a circus-style adventure of […]

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March 9th, 2018

Cuban Symphony will play works by Tchaikovsky, Roldan and Beethoven at the Weis Center

The National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba will perform world-renowned classical works on Thursday, March 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. There will be a free pre-performance talk on the same day as the performance from 1-2 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium Lobby. The performance is sponsored, in part, by Bob and Dede Gronlund. While at the Weis Center, they will perform: Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, Roldan’s Tres Pequeños Poemas (Three Poems), Piano Concerto/Rachmaninoff Rhapsody featuring Yekwon Sunwoo, De Falla’s Three Cornered Hat, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7. Please note that the program repertoire has […]

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March 9th, 2018

World Music and Dance from Argentina comes to Weis Center

Che Malambo, a world music and dance ensemble from Argentina, will perform on Tuesday, March 20 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. Che Malambo excites audiences through precise footwork and rhythmic stomping, drumming of the bombos, and singing and whirling boleadoras – lassos with stones on the end. The performance is sponsored, in part, by Karl Voss and Chanin Wendling family. Presenting a thrilling, percussive dance and music spectacle, […]

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March 5th, 2018

Lorelei Ensemble Dazzles Weis Center

The Weis Center is no stranger to hosting talented vocal performance groups. Artists representing diverse cultures and vocal styles have graced our stage over the years and while Thursday’s March 1 Lorelei Ensemble performance may fall in the “vocal group” category, the transcendent vocal magic created by the ladies of Lorelei belongs in a category of its own. Lorelei consists of nine all-professional female vocalists whose individual talents and experiences help to define the groups’ sound. Established in 2007 in Boston, Lorelei performs under the direction of artistic director and founder Beth Willer and has commissioned and premiered an impressive […]

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February 26th, 2018

Australian Contemporary Circus Company comes to Weis Center

Circa, a contemporary circus/cirque ensemble from Australia, will perform on Tuesday, March 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. The Family Discovery performance is suggested for ages 12 and older and has a run time of 85 minutes without an intermission. Since 2004, Circa has been at the frontier of a new vision of circus arts by creating powerful works that challenge, thrill and delight. Featuring an ensemble of multi-skilled artists under the direction of Yaron Lifschitz, Circa’s award-winning works have been seen in 34 countries across six continents. The work that they will present […]

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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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