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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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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February 11th, 2019

Performance Review: Yumi Kurosawa with guest Anubrata Chatterjee

Yumi Kurosawa and Anubrata Chatterjee blended together the expressive musical traditions of Japan and India in an incredible performance on Sunday, February 10th in the Weis Center atrium. The audience went on a journey of sound – from Vivaldi on the koto to Japanese edo period lullabies to Kurosawa’s original compositions. Kurosawa and Chatterjee’s collaboration speaks volumes to the unifying power of music. Their visionary compositions demonstrate the similarities between their musical traditions as well the unique characteristics of the Japanese koto and Indian tabla. Kurosawa is one of today’s most exciting soloists on Japan’s national instrument. Her many collaborations […]

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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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February 8th, 2019

Review: Sounds of China Performance

With all the energy of a rock band and the synchronism of an orchestra, Sounds of China brought a magical performance to Bucknell University on Thursday, February 7th. The Sounds of China Neo-Folk Music Group was founded in 2014 by artistic director Ma Jiuyue, one of the pioneers and initiators of Chinese neo folk music. The group is made up of young instrumentalists from China’s top conservatories and state-owned performing arts companies. With strong roots in traditional Chinese music, Sounds of China creates a harmonious blend of Chinese instruments— including the erhu (a two-stringed spike fiddle), liuqin (a four-stringed Chinese mandolin), xun (a globular, vessel flute), pipa (a plucked four-string […]

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February 6th, 2019

Review: FROGZ! by Imago Theatre

FROGZ! is everything you could want from children’s theatre. The Imago Theatre brought on a spectacle of costumes, dance and comedy in their Weis Center performance on Thursday, February 5th. The ingenious masks, mesmerizing movement, outlandish costumes, and original music score created a fantastic carnival of the absurd. Kids of all ages (and their parents!) enjoyed free pre-show activities for Frogz!, provided by the Public Library for Union County. Featuring a selection of unique acts; including Orbs, Strings, Lizards and more, FROGZ! engaged with the audience both on stage and in the crowd. For multiple acts the performers came out […]

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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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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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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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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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