The 2016-17 season at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University will feature 35 events from across the United States and around the world. It includes Americana/folk, classical, jazz and world music, dance, a Family Discovery Series and much more. Six performances are free.
In May 2014, BestValueSchools 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. In December 2015, Tripping ranked the Weis Center third on its list of The Most Amazing College and University Performing Arts Centers in the United States.
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 more than 25 years, we have presented artists who are committed to doing their very best work for our University and Central Pa. audiences. In turn, we inspire our patrons to be actively engaged in the performance as it unfolds on stage.
Offering an annual series of thirty professional performances spanning a dozen genres, we have something for everyone.
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World music and classical ensemble Aritmia will give a free performance on Sept. 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium Lobby.Read more
Bluegrass band Coal Town Rounders and Americana singer-songwriter Van Wagner kick off year-long coal series.Read more
Rajab Suleiman and Kithara will now perform inside the Weis Center on Friday, Sept. 9, at 6 p.m.Read more
The Weis Center will welcome So Percussion for a residency Aug. 1-6, and an open rehersal on Saturday, Aug. 6, at 4 p.m.Read more
The Weis Center's 2016-17 season will include Americana/folk, classical, jazz and world music, dance, a Family Discovery Series and much more.Read more
Acrobatic circus group Barely Methodical Troupe will present the show Bromance in a pair of free performances.Read more
Peruvian-based mime and puppetry company Teatro Hugo & Ines will perform on April 28 at the Campus Theatre.Read more
Acoustic Africa will perform world music from Africa on Friday, April 15, at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center.Read more
Actress and comedian Ellie Kemper, star of the Netflix comedy series, will speak at Bucknell on April 4, at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center.Read more
What better way to kickoff Bucknell’s Coal Collections: Local, National and International Stories series than a night of Americana and bluegrass music? The year-long series, sponsored by the Weis Center and the Place Studies program of the Bucknell Center for Sustainability and the Environment will feature musical performances, film screenings, lectures and art exhibits throughout the academic year in order to share the rich history of Pennsylvania’s coal region with the community. On Thursday, September 22nd, the Coal Town Rounders and Van Wagner played to an enthusiastic crowd at the Weis Center for the opening event of the Coal Collections […]Read more
Rajab Suleiman and Kithara rocked the Weis Center lobby on Friday night, playing to a captivated audience of all ages. Students, faculty, staff and community members filled every seat in the house, although the music brought much of the crowd to its feet, since the band encouraged dancing throughout the performance. Professor of history and international relations Dr. Cymone Fourshey, who introduced the band, taught the audience how to say, “welcome to Lewisburg” in Swahili. The group played taarab music, a style native to Zanzibar. Known for its rhythm and melody, this style of music features a variety of stringed instruments, […]Read more
If you’ve stopped by the Weis Center recently, you’ve probably noticed something’s different. The Performing Arts Center’s lobby is boasting a new collection of art, thanks to its partnership with the Samek Art Museum. “The interplay between music and visual art goes back to the pre-histories of both forms and spans cultures and continents,” Samek Director Richard Rinehart’s curatorial statement reads. “Language often becomes involved in the dance between the two art forms as they borrow terms from one another. For instance, the visual arts appropriated the musical terms composition, tone, and harmony to describe painting, while music lifted from […]Read more
The Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University and the Place Studies program of the Bucknell Center for Sustainability and the Environment, are excited to partner on a year-long series of events related to anthracite coal. “Coal Collections: Local, National and International Stories” will include performances, monthly noon-time lectures and panel discussions, films, and guest speakers. Many events are free. The project has already had press coverage in the News Item two times: once as an article and then as an editorial, Press Enterprise, Daily Item, Sun Gazette and Standard Journal. Check it out! The performances included in […]Read more
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