Friday, October 23rd, 2020

Weis Center Sessions #20: Ryan Hill ’24 “Waltz for Debby” (Piano)

Welcome to our 20th installment of Weis Center Sessions. Each Friday, we release a video that features a member of the Bucknell University community. This week, we feature Bucknell student Ryan Hill ’24 performing the piece “Waltz for Debby” on piano. Ryan is from Bethlehem, PA. Ryan is a music education major with a concentration in piano and is involved with the jazz band, improv club, theatre program, and Rooke Chapel singers at the university. He says, “Waltz for Debby is one of my favorite jazz charts, and in my opinion has a beautiful piano solo. There is a lot […]

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Friday, October 16th, 2020

Weis Center Sessions #19: Nora Kamerow ’21 “Defining Beauty” (Poetry)

Welcome to our 19th installment of Weis Center Sessions. Each Friday, we release a video that features a member of the Bucknell University community. Today we feature Bucknell student Nora Kamerow ’21 as she reads three original poems related to the topic of “Defining Beauty.” Nora’s poems are: Norma Jeane, kallos/beauty, and Fatal Rigidity. Nora is from State College, PA and is studying French, English and Creative Writing. Recorded at and produced by the Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University. Enjoy! #WeisCenterSessions

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Friday, October 9th, 2020

Weis Center Sessions #18: Carl Kirby (Guitar) and Steve Catania (Mandolin)

Welcome to our 18th installment of Weis Center Sessions! Each Friday, we release a video that features a member of the BucknellU University community. Today we feature Carl Kirby on guitar and Steve Catania on mandolin performing “Bossa Dorado.” 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 in numerous jam […]

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Friday, October 2nd, 2020

Weis Center Sessions #17: Chiara Evans ’21 (Traditional Balinese Dance)

Welcome to our 17th installment of Weis Center Sessions! Each Friday, we release a video that features a member of the Bucknell University community. Today we feature Bucknell student Chiara Evans ’21. Chiara is a senior biology major with a dance minor from Natick, Massachusetts. Chiara is a biology Teaching Assistant, an arts merit scholar for dance, a member of the Bucknell Dance Company, a participant in the University Gamelan, and an employee of the Campus Box Office. After graduation, Chiara plans to apply to medical school. Chiara has been dancing since she was four (mostly ballet), and became interested […]

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Friday, September 25th, 2020

Weis Center Sessions #16: Ben Feuerstein (Guitar)

Welcome to our 16th installment of Weis Center Sessions! Each Friday, we release a video that features a member of the Bucknell University community. Today we feature guitarist Ben Feuerstein performing a John Mayer cover “Slow Dancing in a Burning Room.” Ben is a 10th grader at Lewisburg Area High School. He is a student at the Uptown Music Collective where he has studied for the past year and a half. His current musical interests range from Yngwie Malmsteen to John Mayer. He says, “I’m trying to soak in as much guitar playing knowledge as possible. When I’m not playing the guitar […]

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Friday, September 18th, 2020

Weis Center Sessions #15: Jim Van Fleet (Uilleann Pipes)

Welcome to our 15th installment of Weis Center Sessions! Each Friday, we release a video that features a member of the Bucknell University community. Today we feature Jim Van Fleet performing “Mo Ghile Mear” or “My Gallant Hero” on the uilleann pipes. Jim Van Fleet has been the librarian for science and engineering resources, in the Bertrand Library at Bucknell University, for thirty years. His interest in Irish traditional music pre-dates his library career. The uilleann pipes are a bagpipe design unique to lreland; a bellows provides air to the seven different cane reeds of the chanter, drones, and keyed […]

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Friday, September 11th, 2020

Weis Center Sessions #14: Quentin Andrews ’24 (Spoken Word)

Welcome to our 14th installment of Weis Center Sessions! Each Friday, we release a video that features a member of the Bucknell University community. Today we feature Bucknell student Quentin Andrews ’24 as he recites an original work. Quentin is a first year Bucknell student (Class of 2024) from Washington, DC. He is a POSSE scholar currently pursuing a double major in economics and statistics. He enjoys writing poetry and has performed multiple times with one appearance at the Kennedy Center. He is a member of the T.E.A.M. program and enjoys bike riding and playing basketball on campus. Recorded at […]

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Friday, September 4th, 2020

Weis Center Sessions #13: Joe Scapellato (Reading) and Dustyn Martincich (Dance)

Welcome to our 13th installment of Weis Center Sessions! Each Friday, we release a video that features a member of the Bucknell University community. Today, we feature Joe Scapellato and Dustyn Martincich. Joseph Scapellato is the author of the novel, THE MADE-UP MAN, and the story collection, BIG LONESOME. He earned his MFA in Fiction at New Mexico State University and teaches at Bucknell as an assistant professor in the English Department. Dustyn Martincich is interested in investigating narrative, collaborative, and interdisciplinary possibilities in theatre and dance performance. She has movement directed, choreographed, and performed for concert dance and theatrical […]

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Friday, August 28th, 2020

Weis Center Sessions #12: Nine Degrees of Syncopation (Jazz)

Welcome to our 12th installment of Weis Center Sessions! Each Friday, we release a video that features a member of the Bucknell University community. Today, we feature a Lewisburg-area jazz trio with ties to Bucknell, Nine Degrees of Syncopation. The ensemble includes: Joe DeCristopher on guitar, a 1970 Bucknell alum, Bill Flack on electric fretless bass, currently chair of the Psychology Department and Carl Kirby on guitar, professor in the Geology and Environmental Geosciences Department. The band name is a play on words, but for this gig, they could be called “Six Feet of Separation.” The band plays Gypsy, Latin, […]

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Friday, August 21st, 2020

Weis Center Sessions #11: Sezi Seskir (Piano)

Welcome to our eleventh installment of Weis Center Sessions! Each Friday, we release a video that features a member of the Bucknell University community. Today, we feature Sezi Seskir on piano. Sezi Seskir received her first degree in piano in her native, Ankara, Turkey. She went on with her studies in Lübeck Musikhochschule and then completed a D.M.A. degree with Malcolm Bilson in Cornell University.  She concertized widely in Europe and the US and is currently in a duo with violinist Lucy Russell. A CD of three Beethoven violin sonatas with Lucy Russell recorded on period instruments came out in 2020 […]

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