Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

Ukraine Symphony Orchestra and Acclaimed Cellist Come to Weis Center

The National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine will perform works by Poleva, Shostakovich and Schumann on Sunday, February 9 at 4 p.m. at the Weis Center. Volodymyr Sirenko serves as Artistic Director and Chief Conductor and Natalia Khoma will be a cello soloist for the performance. There will be a free pre-performance talk with Chief Conductor Volodymyr Sirenko, facilitated by Paul Grobey, from 3-3:30 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium. The performance is sponsored, in part, by Sam and Nancy Craig. While at the Weis Center, they will perform Victoria Poleva’s Langsam, Dmitri Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-flat Major, […]

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Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

The Tamburitzans will bring Folk Music and Dance from around the Globe to Central PA

America’s longest running live stage production, The Tamburitzans, will perform on Friday, February 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center. The Tamburitzans present an elaborate live stage production that transports audiences to the heart of intriguing international cultures from around the globe. The Tamburitzans have entertained and delighted audiences of all ages for over eight decades. Dedicated to perpetuating international cultural heritage, the ensemble delivers a high caliber multi-media showcase. This season’s ensemble features 29 passionate young professionals in a vibrant and energetic production featuring festive costumes, bold visuals, daring acrobatics, and musical variety for the whole family. Through […]

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Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

Pacific Roots Music Comes to Weis Center in Free Performance

Pacific roots artist Kaumakaiwa Kanaka’ole will bring Hawaiian music to the stage on Friday, January 31 at 7:30 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium. This is a free performance and tickets are not required. A riveting performer, Kaumakaiwa creates some of the most original work to emerge in contemporary Hawaiian music, drawing from ancestral memory and hula practice as chant transforms to melody. Kaumakaiwa seamlessly melds Hawaiian culture and modern sensibilities in deeply powerful music. Kaumakaiwa Kanaka’ole has been on stage since she could walk. A charismatic dancer and singer, with an impressive vocal range from tenor chant to Hawaiian […]

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Wednesday, January 8th, 2020

Jazz Drummer Allison Miller Brings New Piece about Rivers and Social Change to the Weis Center

Jazz drummer, composer and teacher Allison Miller and her band Boom Tic Boom will present a new work, In Our Veins: Rivers and Social Change, on Friday, January 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center. Immediately before the performance, there will be a free pre-show talk with the artist from 6:45-7:15 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium. The Rivers project was commissioned by the Jazz Touring Network, a program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. The co‐commissioning of this project was led by Lake Placid Center for the Arts in partnership with […]

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Tuesday, January 7th, 2020

Toshi Reagon to Perform Free Concert at Weis Center to kick off spring 2020 season

Singer-songwriter-guitarist Toshi Reagon will perform her unique blend of rock, blues, folk, and spirituals on Tuesday, January 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. This is a free performance and tickets are not required. The performance is sponsored, in part, by Bucknell University’s Department of Music, Jazz at Bucknell and Martin Luther King Jr. Week 2020. Described by Vibe magazine as “one helluva rock’n’roller-coaster ride” and by Pop Matters as “a treasure waiting to be found,” Toshi Reagon is a one-woman celebration of all that’s dynamic, progressive and uplifting in American music. Since first taking to the […]

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Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Weis Center Celebrates Holiday Season with Celtic Music and Dance Performance

This holiday season join Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy, the award-winning fiddle virtuosos, in an intimate and unique Christmas concert you will never forget. Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy: A Celtic Family Christmas will be presented on Tuesday, December 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center. All attendees are asked to bring a canned food item, which will be distributed to local families in need through Union County Children and Youth Services. Free kids activities from the Lewisburg Children’s Museum will be offered in the Atrium from 6:30-7:15 p.m. Materials are sponsored by the Susquehanna River Valley Visitors Bureau. […]

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Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

World Music from Zimbabwe Comes to Central PA

Nobuntu, the female a cappella quintet from Zimbabwe will perform on Tuesday, November 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center. Free pre-performance music featuring Bucknell University’s student ensemble Voices of Praise will be offered from 6:45-7:15 p.m. in the Atrium. There will also be a free African Dance Workshop with 2 members of the ensemble from 1-2 p.m. the same day as their performance in the Atrium. This will be an interactive workshop – participants will learn the rhythms through drumming, clapping and movement. The workshop leaders will teach various dances from the Ndebele Culture, such as Isitshikitsha, Indlamu […]

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Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

Multimedia Ensemble Brings Frankenstein to the Stage using Shadow Puppetry, Live Music and Cinematic Effects

Innovative theatre company Manual Cinema will bring the classic gothic tale, Frankenstein, to the Weis Center’s stage on Saturday, November 2 at 7:30 p.m. Love, loss and creation merge in unexpected ways in the performance conceived by Manual Cinema. Stories of Mary Shelley, Victor Frankenstein and his Monster expose how the forces of family, community and education shape personhood—or destroy it by their absence. In a special world premiere presentation, internationally-renowned multimedia company Manual Cinema stitches together the classic story of Frankenstein with Mary Shelley’s own biography to create an unexpected story about the beauty and horror of creation. Manual Cinema’s […]

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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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