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Friday, February 26th, 2021

Weis Center Sessions #38: Ryan Flannery (Guitar) and Taylor Fleming (Piano), “Raise Four” by Thelonious Monk

Each Friday, we release a video that features a member of the Bucknell University community. Today, we feature Lewisburg natives Ryan Flannery on guitar and Taylor Fleming on piano as they perform “Raise Four” by Thelonious Monk. Ryan Flannery is a guitarist and Lewisburg native. He studied jazz performance at College of Charleston and graduated in 2016. Since then, he has been performing with jazz, pop, rock and funk groups up and down the east coast. Also, a lot of weddings. He spent several years as an educator at Black Tie Music Academy in Charleston, SC, and most of his […]

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Wednesday, February 24th, 2021

Weis Center Stream Now Available / This is Me: Letters from the Front Lines

The Weis Center’s third Weis Center Stream (virtual performance) is now live! This is Me: Letters from the Front Lines, created by DiavoloFebruary 24 through March 2 The Weis Center Stream includes a 25-minute pre-performance discussion with distinguished guests from DIAVOLO, Evangelical Community Hospital, Geisinger and Bucknell University. The contemporary dance performance is 35-minutes. FREE!Simply register at or call 570-577-1000. More info here.

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Friday, February 19th, 2021

Weis Center Sessions #37: Carl Kirby (Guitar) and Steve Catania (Mandolin), “Bésame Mucho”

Welcome to our 37th installment of Weis Center Sessions! Each Friday, we release a video that features a member of the Bucknell University community. Today we feature Carl Kirby on guitar and Steve Catania on mandolin performing “Bésame Mucho” by Consuelo Velazquez. Carl Kirby (guitar) is a Professor in the Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences. Steve Catania (mandolin) has produced instruments such as gourdolins, dulcimers, tongue drums, gourd kalimbas, and his invention Catpaws, a type of wooden spoon percussion instrument with a more civilized sound than metal spoons. Although Carl and Steve have played a lot of music together […]

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Tuesday, February 16th, 2021

Weis Center Snaps #4: Patrick Flannery, “Transferable Skills”

In this Snap talk, Patrick (Pat) Flannery, ’80, ’83 talks about transferable skills, highlighting three key areas for success in life: Be on Time, Ask Questions, and Don’t Run Off. Simple, yet profound advice. Pat talks about using your skills in every phase of your journey. Pat began at Stouffer Foods, taught college basketball for thirty years, and then spent 11 years with Bucknell’s Advancement team. Enjoy!

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Friday, February 12th, 2021

Weis Center Sessions #36: Qing Jiang (Piano), Dreamed Landscapes: II “Glaciers crumbling, assembling” composed by Daniel Temkin

Happy Valentine’s Day weekend! For our 36th edition of Weis Center Sessions, we present one of our favorite Bucknell musical couples, Qing Jiang (pianist) and Daniel Temkin (composer).  In this session, Qing performs the second movement of Daniel’s piece, Dreamed Landscapes, called “Glaciers crumbling, assembling.” Praised by the New York Times as a “fiery musician” whose playing is “vigorous and passionate,” Chinese-born pianist Qing Jiang has performed to acclaim across the United States and abroad, including Alice Tully Hall, Weill Hall, as well as the UK’s Snape Maltings Hall, and China’s Shenzhen Poly Theater. Jiang is currently Assistant Professor of […]

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Tuesday, February 9th, 2021

Weis Center Snaps #3: Pat Martino & David Rovnyak (Chemistry): “Seeing Is Believing”

Weis Center Snaps is a new series featuring Bucknell faculty and staff displaying passion for their craft with a 5-7 minute snap talk. Professor David Rovnyak (Bucknell Department of Chemistry) and Pat Martino (Laboratory Director, Chemistry) have a passion for sharing science with the public. In this Snap, they bring chemistry to life on the Weis Center stage. And remember, don’t try this at home.

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Friday, February 5th, 2021

Weis Center Sessions #35: Anna Jordan, “I Fell in Love With the Host of a Radio Show” (Guitar/Vocals)

Welcome to Weis Center Sessions #35! Each Friday, we release a video that features a member of the Bucknell University community. Today, we feature Anna Jordan on guitar and vocals as she performs an original song, “I Fell in Love With the Host of a Radio Show.” Anna is originally from Lewisburg and returned to the area after graduating from Colby College in 2019. Last summer, she worked with Bucknell as an Assistant Farmer and Educator at Dreamcatcher Farm. Anna comes from a musical family, but has only recently begun writing her own songs. She says, “These days, I’m thinking […]

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