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Tuesday, April 12th, 2022

Last Weis Center Concert of the Season Features World Music from Colombia

The Weis Center for the Performing Arts will end its spring season with a performance by Chontadelia, a world music band from Colombia, on Thursday, April 21 at 6 p.m. in the Weis Center Auditorium. The performance is free and tickets are not required. The Exchange’s Art Cart will be on site from 5:30-7 p.m. with special all-ages activities. The performance is sponsored, in part, by Jazz @ Bucknell and CenterStage, a public diplomacy initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs with funding provided by the U.S. Government, administered by the New England Foundation […]

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Monday, March 28th, 2022

Back by Popular Demand: Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain Returns to the Weis Center

George Hinchliffe’s Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain will perform on Sunday, April 10 at 4 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. The family-friendly performance is suggested for ages 4 and above.   Come early!There will be free pre-performance kids activities sponsored by the Lewisburg Children’s Museum from 3-4 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium. There will also be free pre-performance music by the Iron Ukulele Benders from 3:15-3:45 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium. The performance is sponsored, in part, by the Centre Daily Times, Asbury Riverwoods, and Teri MacBride and Steve Guattery. The Ukulele Orchestra of […]

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Monday, March 28th, 2022

Contemporary Dance Comes to the Weis Center

Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE Dance Company will perform on Friday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. There will be a free community movement class with the artists on Thursday, April 7 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium. This engagement of Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE is made possible through the ArtsCONNECT program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Founded by Ronald K. Brown in 1985 and based in Brooklyn, N.Y., EVIDENCE focuses on the seamless integration of traditional African dance with contemporary choreography and spoken word. […]

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Monday, March 21st, 2022

Solo Pianist Performs for Free at Weis Center, Pieces Will Evoke Images of Landscapes or Dream States

Pianist Qing Jiang will perform on Sunday, April 3 at 2 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. The performance is free and tickets are not required. The performance is sponsored, in part, by Geisinger.  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 at Alice Tully Hall, Weill Hall as well as the U.K.’s Snape Maltings Hall and China’s Shenzhen Poly Theater. Jiang is an assistant professor of music at Bucknell University and piano faculty at the Kneisel Hall […]

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Monday, March 21st, 2022

Sonia De Los Santos Brings Family-Friendly World and Folk Music to the Weis Center

Mexican-born singer-songwriter and guitarist Sonia De Los Santos will perform on Saturday, April 2 at 1 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. The performance is suggested for ages 4+. There will be free all-ages kids’ activities sponsored by the Bloomsburg Children’s Museum from 12-1 p.m. in the Atrium. The performance is sponsored, in part, by the Press Enterprise, Columbia Montour Visitors Bureau, and the Bloomsburg Children’s Museum. This engagement of Sonia De Los Santos is funded through the Mid Atlantic Tours program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Sonia […]

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Wednesday, March 16th, 2022

Weis Center receives APAP ArtsForward Grant to Support Micaela Taylor Contemporary Dance Engagement in Fall 2022

The Weis Center for the Performing Arts has received a $50,000 grant from the Association of Performing Arts Professionals as part of its new program, APAP ArtsForward, which supports the performing arts field’s safe, vibrant, and equitable reopening and recovery.  Through the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, APAP ArtsForward awarded $2.065 million to 47 partnerships between presenting organizations and artists. The $50,000 grant will be split 50/50 between Micaela Taylor and the Weis Center. Taylor will present her hip-hop and ballet infused contemporary dance works at the Weis Center in October 2022 and will also lead residency […]

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Tuesday, March 8th, 2022

Award-Winning Banjoist, Fiddler and Singer to Perform at Campus Theatre as Part of Weis Center Series

Blount Brings Old-Time Music to New Audiences Traditional folk and roots musician Jake Blount will perform on Wednesday, March 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the Campus Theatre, 413 Market Street in downtown Lewisburg. There will be a free artist talk immediately before the performance, from 6:45-7:15 p.m. at the Campus Theatre. Jake Blount is an award-winning banjoist, fiddler, singer and ethnomusicologist based in Providence, R.I. He is half of the internationally touring duo Tui, a 2020 Strathmore Artist in Residence and a board member of Bluegrass Pride. He is a 2020 recipient of the Steve Martin Banjo Prize. Blount specializes in the music of Black […]

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Tuesday, March 8th, 2022

Africa’s First Female Griot Kora Virtuoso Performs at Weis Center in Free Concert

Sona Jobarteh, the first and only female kora player educating the next generation about their West African traditions, will perform on Tuesday, March 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. The performance is free and tickets are not required. Masks are required. The performance is sponsored, in part, by Jazz at Bucknell, the Griot Institute for the Study of Black Lives & Cultures at Bucknell University and the Bucknell University Music Department Gallery Series – spotlighting new and world music. Sona Jobarteh preserves her musical past while innovating to support a more humanitarian future. The […]

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Tuesday, February 15th, 2022

Free Jazz Performance at Weis Center

Jazz ensemble Reverso will perform on Tuesday, March 1 at 7:30 p.m. in Weis Center’s Atrium. Reverso presents original compositions that bridge the divide between jazz and chamber music. The performance is free and tickets are not required. There will be a free artist talk at 1 p.m. on the day of the performance in the Weis Center Atrium. Masks are required. Reverso traces the intersection of jazz and classical music back to Maurice Ravel, Claude Debussy and their contemporaries. The group was described by Jazz Times as blending “pulsating motifs, long painterly lines, open fields and pointillist statements into a fascinating […]

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Tuesday, February 8th, 2022

Venezuelan-Born Vocalist to Present World Music and Jazz at the Weis Center

Venezuelan-born vocalist Nella will perform world music and jazz on Thursday, Feb. 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. Seating for the spring 2022 season is socially distanced and general admission; specific seats cannot be reserved. Masks are required. There will be a free artist talk at 1 p.m. on the day of the performance in the Weis Center Atrium. The performance is sponsored, in part, by Jazz at Bucknell, David and Clayton Lightman and family and The Anderson family. Remembering Neil R. Anderson. Born in Venezuela, Nella skyrocketed to international renown, fueled by her […]

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