The 2017-18 season at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University once again includes more than 30 professional performances - including world music, classical, modern and world dance, Americana, jazz, bluegrass, and a Family Discovery Series. Ten performances are free.
As our patrons have come to expect, the Weis Center will bring artists from around the globe and across the United States.
In December 2015, Tripping ranked the Weis Center third on its list of The Best College Performing Arts Centers: Top 10. In May 2014, BestValueSchools also ranked the Weis Center third on its list of 25 Most Amazing University Performing Arts Centers in recognition of its mix of programming and community engagement.
When you attend a Weis Center performance, you will quickly realize that sharing this moment in time with hundreds of others will inspire, move and energize.
The Weis Center is a 1,200 seat performance hall that is both architecturally striking and acoustically exceptional.
For thirty years, we have presented artists who are committed to doing their very best work for our University and Central Pennsylvania audiences. In turn, we inspire our patrons to be actively engaged in the performance as it unfolds on stage.
Offering an annual series of more than thirty professional performances spanning a dozen genres, we have something for everyone.
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The schedule of 33 performances will bring artists from around the world to Bucknell.Read more
The performance will close the Weis Center's 2016-17 season.Read more
Acclaimed singer Ivan Rutherford to perform at spring concert.Read more
Renowned jazz organist Dr. Lonnie Smith will offer a free lecture, demonstration and performance with the Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio.Read more
The hypnotic singing of Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares highlights the rich folk heritage of the Balkans.Read more
The award-winning performer will bring her act to Bucknell.Read more
Martial arts masters will perform as part of the Weis Center Family Discovery Series.Read more
Four coal-related lectures will precede the performance.Read more
The troupe will bring its award-winning acrobatics to Bucknell as part of the Family Discovery Series.Read more
The group will bring its unique take on classical music to Bucknell.Read more
In a unique contemporary cirque event that combines ballet and juggling, Gandini Juggling will present 4 x 4 Ephemeral Architectures on Thursday, November 2 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. The Family Discovery performance is suggested for ages 8 and older and is 65 minutes without an intermission. It is sponsored, in part, by the Susquehanna River Valley Visitors Bureau and Geisinger. There will be a free pre-performance talk the same day as the performance at 1 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium Lobby. Gandini Juggling is at the vanguard of contemporary circus, reinventing and […]Read more
We welcomed the first dance performance of our 30th anniversary season Thursday, October 12 with a dazzling production by the Alonzo King LINES Ballet company. The San Francisco contemporary ballet company boasts dancers that move with such fluidity across the stage that one number seamlessly blends into the next. The show consisted of two acts that each contained one extended piece choreographed solely by King. The first piece, entitled Biophony, was an exceptional and unique collaboration between King, soundscape artist Bernie Krause, and composer Richard Blackford. The audio played during the piece was from Krause’s recording of various ecosystems and creatures from […]Read more
Jazz and world music vocalist Somi will perform on Wednesday, October 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium Lobby. The performance is free and tickets are not required. There will be a free pre-performance talk with the artist from 6:45-7:15 p.m., also in the Atrium Lobby. Linden Lewis, Associate Dean of Faculty, Division of Social Sciences will facilitate. This engagement is made possible through the Jazz Touring Network program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Somi’s new album, Petite Afrique, is a song cycle inspired by the vibrant African immigrant […]Read more
Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Tim O’Brien and his Band will bring Americana/bluegrass music to the stage on Saturday, October 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. Tim O’Brien grew up singing in church and in school and after seeing Doc Watson on TV became a lifelong devotee of old time and bluegrass music. Tim first toured nationally in the 1980s with Colorado bluegrass band Hot Rize. Kathy Mattea scored a country hit with his song Walk the Way the Wind Blows in 1986 and soon more artists like Nickel Creek and Garth Brooks covered […]Read more
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