Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019

Nordic Folk Music Trio Comes to Weis Center

Dreamers’ Circus, a new driving force in Nordic music, will perform on Saturday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. Contemporary and endlessly innovative in their approach, the group draws inspiration from regional folk music traditions and reshapes them into something bright, shiny and new. Dreamersʼ Circus is comprised of Nikolaj Busk on piano and accordion, Ale Carr on Nordic cittern and Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen on violin. The trio views its traditional roots as a point of departure for its music. This adventurous attitude, coupled with outstanding musicianship, has brought the band to the […]

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Monday, March 25th, 2019

World Music from Mongolia Comes to Weis Center

World music from Mongolia will be presented on Friday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. A pre-performance talk with the artists will take place on the same day as the performance at 12 noon in the Atrium. Anda Union, a Mongolian phrase meaning “brotherhood of friends”, is a nine-member ensemble hailing from differing ethnic nomadic groups that unites tribal and music traditions from all over Inner Mongolia. As with all nomads, the Mongols have an oral culture, passed on generation to generation in stories, music and songs, and thus, Anda Union sing its […]

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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, 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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Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

Acclaimed Bagpiper, Cristina Pato, to Perform with her Band at the Weis Center

Internationally acclaimed Galician bagpiper master and classical pianist Cristina Pato will perform with her band on Thursday, October 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center. There will be a pre-performance talk with the artist the same day as the performance at 1 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium. She will perform with Julien Labro on accordion and bandoneon, Edward Perez on double bass and Eric Doob on drums. Cristina Pato enjoys an active professional career devoted to cultural exchange and to creating new paths for her unique instrument. Her dual careers have led to performances on major stages throughout […]

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Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

Diversity at Home with the Silkroad Ensemble

Our 30th Anniversary Season is nearing its close and Saturday, April 14 marked the final in-house performance with Grammy Award-winning musical collective the Silkroad Ensemble. Silkroad redefines classical music through the presentation and celebration of artists from different nationalities and musical traditions. The group is comprised of  over three dozen musicians representing countries like Korea, Kazakhstan, China, and the United States. On Saturday we were introduced to ten ensemble members who performed with instruments unique to their cultures including the Spanish bagpipe, the pipa, the violin, the piano, and the gong. Listing all of these instruments as a part of one […]

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Monday, April 2nd, 2018

Silkroad Ensemble Comes to Weis Center

Silkroad Ensemble, featuring musicians and composers from more than 20 countries, will perform on Saturday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. There will be a free pre-performance talk immediately before the performance from 6:45-7:15 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium Lobby. The Silkroad Ensemble creates music that engages difference, sparking radical cultural collaboration and passion-driven learning to build a more hopeful world. Founded by cellist Yo-Yo Ma, the group has been called “vibrant and virtuosic” by the Wall Street Journal, “one of the 21st century’s great ensembles” by the Vancouver Sun, and a […]

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Wednesday, 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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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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