Tuesday, October 8th, 2019

Philadanco Dance Company Celebrates 50th Anniversary at Weis Center

The Philadelphia Dance Company (PHILADANCO!) will leap onto the Weis Center’s stage on Tuesday, October 22 at 7:30 p.m. as part of their 50th Anniversary celebration.   The performance is sponsored, in part, by Evangelical Community Hospital and PPL Foundation.    A free pre-performance talk by two dancers from the ensemble will take place on the same day as the performance from 1-2 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium. The Philadelphia Dance Company, better known as simply PHILADANCO!, is celebrated across the nation and around the world for its innovation, creativity and preservation of predominantly African American traditions in dance. Founded by […]

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Thursday, October 3rd, 2019

Jazz Vocalist Blends Old and New into Something Entirely Her Own

Possessing an airy, light voice with a sly touch, jazz vocalist Kat Edmonson will perform on Thursday, October 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. Edmonson brings both the songs and the sensibility of the Great American Songbook into the 21st century.  The performance is sponsored, in part, by Bold Gold Media. With a sweetly mellifluous soprano echoing Blossom Dearie’s lighter-than-air approach as well as her gift for evocative songwriting, the 35-year-old is a rare artist who embodies the spirit of the past while remaining resolutely au courant.  A Texas native and Brooklyn transplant, Edmonson […]

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Thursday, October 3rd, 2019

Performance Review: The Amazing Max

On October 2nd, the seats in the Weis Center were filled to capacity (1200!) with elementary schoolers from Mifflinburg, Milton, Danville, Lewisburg, and Millville as well as homeschool families, to watch Max Darwin, better known by his nickname “The Amazing Max,” showcase his mesmerizing magic tricks. From start to finish, the energy in the room was infectious and the audience was on the edge of their seats, spellbound by the performance.  Max’s ability to captivate the audience can be attested by the fact that nearly every hand shot into the air to participate when he asked for volunteers for his […]

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Monday, September 16th, 2019

Austin-Based Bluegrass/Folk Trio Comes to Weis Center

Steel Betty will perform traditional folk and bluegrass music on Friday, September 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. The performance is part of Bucknell University’s Family Weekend. The performance is sponsored, in part, by Glenn and Raquel Alexander and Stone State Entertainment LLC. Steel Betty lives at the crossroads of what makes Austin, Texas, the engine driving traditional music in America. With flavors of bluegrass, folk, blues, Tex-Mex, Old Time music and classic country, they are a reflection of today’s American music scene. Steel Betty, the hip, virtuosic trio, embraces Austin’s eclectic culture and brings […]

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Friday, September 13th, 2019

Performance Review: Jazzmeia Horn

Jazzmeia Horn, jazz vocalist, shined on the Weis Center stage with her band this Thursday evening. Her energy was palpable and present in everything about her, from her vibrantly colored outfit to her wide vocal range and fast moving, upbeat tempo songs. The way she and her band members were able to interact with each other and the audience created a warm and intimate environment, in which the viewers were truly immersed in the performance. Horn’s songs were meaningful and inspired by her everyday life and experiences, such as searching for love and interacting with her active daughters. The passion […]

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Monday, September 9th, 2019

Classical Pianist Jeremy Denk to Perform at the Weis Center

One of America’s foremost classical pianists, Jeremy Denk, will perform on Sunday, September 22 at 2 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. Denk will also give a free public masterclass on Saturday, September 21 at 5:30 p.m. at Rooke Recital Hall in the Weis Music Building. Winner of a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship and the Avery Fisher Prize, Denk was recently elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Denk returns frequently to Carnegie Hall and in recent seasons has appeared with the Chicago Symphony, New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony and Cleveland Orchestra. While […]

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Monday, September 9th, 2019

Afro-Cuban Jazz Ensemble Comes to the Weis Center

Jane Bunnett and Maqueque will perform on Thursday, September 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. Jane will participate in a free artist talk, which is open to the public, on the same day as the performance at 1 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium. A five-time Juno Award winner, Jane Bunnett has turned her bands and recordings into showcases for the finest musical talent from Canada, the United States and Cuba. The performance is sponsored, in part, by iHeart Media Williamsport. The engagement is made possible by a grant from the Mid Atlantic Arts […]

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Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019

GRAMMY Award-Nominated Jazz Vocalist Comes to the Weis Center

Jazz vocalist Jazzmeia Horn will perform on Thursday, September 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. Jazzmeia will participate in a free artist talk from 1-2 p.m. on the same day as her performance in the Weis Center Atrium as part of Bucknell University’s Arts Leadership class and Popular Music in America class. The talk will be facilitated by Professor Annie Randall. The evening performance is sponsored, in part, by David and Clayton Lightman and family. GRAMMY Award-nominated vocalist Jazzmeia Horn has a name that speaks for itself, capturing her very essence. Since winning the […]

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Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

Jazz Trio Kicks Off Weis Center’s Season with Free Performance

Ryan Flannery Trio will perform their unique style of jazz music on Thursday, August 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium to kick off the Weis Center’s new 2019-20 season. The family-friendly performance is free and tickets are not required. The performance is sponsored, in part, by Gary and Sandy Sojka.  A native of Lewisburg, PA and a recent graduate of the College of Charleston School of Music, guitarist/composer Ryan Flannery is steadily building his name as one of the most compelling and impressive young jazz artists in the South East. Flannery possesses a strong technique, a warm […]

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Monday, July 29th, 2019

Weis Center’s 2019-20 season features 25 performances from around the world, eight are free

The 2019-20 season at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University includes 25 professional performances – including world music from Zimbabwe, Ghana, Hawaii, Ireland and Nova Scotia plus classical music, Americana music, modern dance from two acclaimed companies, folk dance, several styles of jazz, and five family-friendly performances. Eight performances are free. View our new 3- minute video here! The season will kick off with a free jazz concert by Ryan Flannery Trio on Thursday, August 29, performing a memorable set of tunes including funk, ballads, and uptempo hard bop. This is the first of four free performances […]

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