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January 29th, 2024

National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine Will Present Three Classical Works at Weis Center

The Weis Center for the Performing Arts will welcome the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine (NSOU) on Friday, February 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center. The performance is sponsored, in part, by Sam and Nancy Craig and the Press Enterprise.    Volodymyr Sirenko serves as Artistic Director and Chief Conductor and Volodymyr Vynnytsky will be featured on piano. Formed by the Council of Ministers of Ukraine in November 1918, the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine is considered to be one of the finest symphony orchestras in Eastern Europe. This is the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine’s 4th US […]

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January 29th, 2024

Weis Center Welcomes Two Up-and-Coming Blues Artists

The Weis Center for the Performing Arts will welcome blues artists Jontavious Willis and Jayy Hop on Wednesday, Feb. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center. The performance is sponsored, in part, by PPL Electric Utilities.   ABOUT THE ARTISTSEvery generation or so, a young bluesman bursts onto the scene and sends a jolt through the blues community. Jontavious Willis may just have that effect on people. Many fans of Willis regard him as an old soul. His style of playing and his voice touches the very roots of country blues, bringing back the true soul of the music. […]

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January 18th, 2024

Kyshona Brings Healing Power of Song to the Weis Center, Artist is a Licensed Music Therapist

The Weis Center for the Performing Arts will welcome roots, rock, rhythm and blues, and folk singer Kyshona on Thursday, Feb. 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center. There will be a pre-performance talk from 6:45-7:15 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium. The performance is sponsored, in part, by Karl Voss and Chanin Wendling and family. Kyshona is an artist ignited by untold stories, and the capacity of those stories to thread connection in every community. With the background of a licensed music therapist, the curiosity of a writer, the resolve of an activist and the voice of a […]

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January 16th, 2024

Ballet Hispánico regresa al Weis Center el 6 de febrero; La compañía de danza es descrita como “impactante y teatral” por el Chicago Sun Times

El Weis Center for the Performing Arts recibirá de nuevo al renombrado Ballet Hispánico, la organización cultural la-na más grande de los Estados Unidos con sede en Nueva York, el martes 6 de febrero a las 7:30 p.m. en el Weis Center. Habrá una charla gratuita antes del espectáculo con Johan Rivera, Asociado Ares-co y Director de Ensayos, quien nos relatará todo sobre las piezas de danza y la compañía. La charla se llevará a cabo de 6:45 a 7:15 p.m. en el Atrio del Weis Center. La función cuenta con el patrocinio, en parte, de Service 1st Federal Credit […]

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January 16th, 2024

Ballet Hispánico Returns to the Weis Center on Feb. 6; Dance Company called “smashingly theatrical” by Chicago Sun Times

The Weis Center for the Performing Arts will welcome back NYC-based contemporary dance powerhouse Ballet Hispánico on Tuesday, Feb. 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center. There will be a free pre-performance talk from 6:45-7:15 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium. The talk will feature Johan Rivera, Artistic Associate & Rehearsal Director. The performance is sponsored, in part, by Service 1st Federal Credit Union.   Ballet Hispánico is the largest Latine/Latinx/Hispanic cultural organization in the U.S. and one of America’s Cultural Treasures. At the Weis Center, they will present a mixed repertoire program, designed to be enjoyed by audiences […]

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January 16th, 2024

Family Friendly Performance Kicks off Weis Center’s Spring Season

The Weis Center for the Performing Arts will welcome a contemporary puppetry/shadow puppetry ensemble, Hamid Rahmanian’s Song of the North, on Tuesday, Jan. 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center. The runtime for the performance is 80 minutes without an intermission and is suggested for ages 7+. The performance is sponsored, in part, by Adriana Rojas and family in memory of Andrew. Song of the North is a large-scale, cinematic performance combining the manual art of shadow puppetry with projected animation to tell the courageous tale of Manijeh, a heroine from ancient Persia, who must use all her strengths […]

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January 8th, 2024

Weis Center Kicks Off Spring Season on January 30

Note: All performances take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall, unless otherwise noted. The Weis Center’s spring 2024 season kicks off on Tuesday, January 30 with a family-friendly performance of Hamid Rahmanian’s Song of the North, a large-scale, cinematic performance combining the manual art of shadow puppetry with projected animation to tell the courageous tale of Manijeh, a heroine from ancient Persia, who must use all her strengths and talents to rescue her beloved from a perilous predicament and help prevent a war. This epic love story employs a cast of 500 handmade puppets and a talented ensemble […]

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November 13th, 2023

Weis Center Celebrates Holiday Season with “A Mariachi Christmas”

The Weis Center for the Performing Arts will welcome Mariachi Herencia de México on Thursday, November 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center. This performance will include both traditional mariachi music and holiday favorites. Celebrate the holidays with “A Mariachi Christmas” featuring Mariachi Herencia de México. The Latin GRAMMY-nominated band performs Mexican and American Christmas favorites, including the group’s reimagined holiday hits “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas,” “Winter Wonderland,” and many more. Filled with music and holiday cheer, this colorful celebration of holiday traditions is perfect for the […]

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November 6th, 2023

World Musician from Ghana Returns to the Weis Center with New Project

The Weis Center for the Performing Arts will welcome Okaidja Afroso back to the Weis Center on Tuesday, November 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center. He will present a new project called “Jaku Mumor” that combines African oral tradition, percussion, guitar, dance and native language vocals. The performance is sponsored, in part, by Evangelical Community Hospital and the Class of 1953 Fund. Born into a family of musicians and storytellers in Kokrobite on the west coast of Ghana, Okaidja Afroso is a singer, guitarist, percussionist and dancer deeply connected to the musical traditions of the African Diaspora and […]

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