October 17th, 2017

Alonzo King LINES Ballet show the Weis Center a new form of dance

We welcomed the first dance performance of our 30th anniversary season Thursday, October 12 with a dazzling production by the Alonzo King LINES Ballet company. The San Francisco contemporary ballet company boasts dancers that move with such fluidity across the stage that one number seamlessly blends into the next. The show consisted of two acts that each contained one extended piece choreographed solely by King. The first piece, entitled Biophony, was an exceptional and unique collaboration between King, soundscape artist Bernie Krause, and composer Richard Blackford. The audio played during the piece was from Krause’s recording of various ecosystems and creatures from […]

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October 17th, 2017

Jazz/World Music Vocalist Somi Performs in Free Show at Weis Center

Jazz and world music vocalist Somi will perform on Wednesday, October 25 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 6:45-7:15 p.m., also in the Atrium Lobby. Linden Lewis, Associate Dean of Faculty, Division of Social Sciences will facilitate. 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. Somi’s new album, Petite Afrique, is a song cycle inspired by the vibrant African immigrant […]

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October 9th, 2017

Americana/Bluegrass Artist Tim O’Brien Comes to Weis Center

Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Tim O’Brien and his Band will bring Americana/bluegrass music to the stage on Saturday, October 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. Tim O’Brien grew up singing in church and in school and after seeing Doc Watson on TV became a lifelong devotee of old time and bluegrass music. Tim first toured nationally in the 1980s with Colorado bluegrass band Hot Rize. Kathy Mattea scored a country hit with his song Walk the Way the Wind Blows in 1986 and soon more artists like Nickel Creek and Garth Brooks covered […]

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October 9th, 2017

Mermaid Theatre to Bring Two Beloved Children’s Books to Life

Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia returns to the Weis Center, this time bringing two beloved children’s books to life, Guess How Much I Love You and I Love My Little Storybook on Saturday, October 21 at 1 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. The Family Discovery performance is ideal for ages 3-7. The performance will run for 60 minutes without an intermission. Sponsors for the performance include the Public Library for Union County, Susquehanna River Valley Visitors Bureau, and Geisinger. Patrons are encouraged to come early to enjoy free kids’ activities hosted by the Public Library for […]

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October 5th, 2017

Anna and Elizabeth deliver a blend of modern and traditional musical flavors

After a busy and lively first month of performances in our uphill concert venue, female folk duo Anna & Elizabeth took the Campus Theatre stage in downtown Lewisburg at a nearly sold-out show. The duo channels their Appalachian roots and love for traditional music by delivering a modern, Americana twist that captivated the entire venue. These modern arrangements of old, maritime tunes with an interesting visual component create a unique arrangement that tests the limits of this often forgotten yet fundamental genre. The two started their performance with an old sailor’s tale supplemented by dynamic artwork to tell the story. […]

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October 2nd, 2017

San Francisco-based Ballet Company Comes to Weis Center, Special Coupon Code for Local Youth Dancers

Alonzo King LINES Ballet will bring contemporary ballet to the stage on Thursday, October 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. There will be a free pre-performance talk the same day as the performance at 1 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium Lobby. The discussion will be facilitated by Atiya Stokes-Brown. There will also be a free masterclass for advanced/intermediate local dance students on Friday, October 13 at 10 a.m. on the Weis Center stage. Dancers should come warmed-up and ready for a one hour class. San Francisco’s Alonzo King LINES Ballet leaps to uncharted […]

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September 25th, 2017

Day-Long “Martin Guitar Gathering” Will Celebrate Legacy, Tradition, and Craftsmanship of Martin Guitars

As part of its 30th Anniversary season, the Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University will devote an entire day to the legacy, tradition and craftsmanship of Martin Guitars on Saturday, October 14. The day is entitled, Martin Guitar Gathering: A Celebration of the Legacy of C.F. Martin Guitars in American Roots Music. The day is sponsored, in part, by C.F. Martin & Co. in Nazareth, the News-Item in Shamokin, WXPN radio in Harrisburg and K&S Music Center located in South Williamsport. All of the day’s events are free with the exception of the Del McCoury Band performance […]

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September 18th, 2017

Americana Mountain Music Comes to Campus Theatre as part of Weis Center’s season

Americana mountain music will be performed by Anna & Elizabeth on Wednesday, October 4 at 7:30 p.m. at the Campus Theatre, 413 Market Street, downtown Lewisburg. Featured during the performance will be the Bucknell University Choir; Beth Willer will serve as Conductor. There will be a free lecture and demonstration with the artists on Tuesday, October 3 at 1 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium Lobby. The discussion will be facilitated by Professor Eric Martin. The growing acclaim for the collaboration between Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth Laprelle springs from a shared talents as historians, storytellers, visual artists, and gifted, intuitive […]

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September 15th, 2017

Mariachi Flor De Toloache Delight Weis Center Audiences

It was a memorable evening of colorful music and dancing as Latin Grammy nominees Mariachi Flor De Toloache captivated the Weis Center audience with their fresh and unique take on traditional Mexican Mariachi music. The five piece ensemble, along with a vibrant female dancer, took the stage with their instruments in traditional Mariachi garb to perform their very untraditional take on the music genre. The all-female group upend cultural and ethnic traditions in what can be considered a classically male-dominated style of music. All of the members pride themselves on their diverse cultural backgrounds and represent countries like Cuba, Dominican […]

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September 11th, 2017

Ranky Tanky Shows Us the Gullah Music of the Southeast

In the Weis Center’s second free outdoor performance of the season, audiences were treated to the lively, upbeat, and spiritual music of Charleston, S.C.’s own Ranky Tanky. In a pre-performance talk, the band explained the importance behind their church and family influences and how they work to keep Gullah culture alive. Ranky Tanky certainly has a rock and roll vibe to their performance style, a testament to their playing of modern developed instruments, but it is clear that listeners can hear the ghost of older instruments and sounds reminiscent of early Gullah culture. Ranky Tanky began the performance in the Weis Center […]

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