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LEWISBURG, Pa. — The Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University will present "Da'ak Tea Music" on Saturday, Nov. 8, at 8 p.m. Tickets for the performance are $20.
Begun in 1998, Da'ak is one of the major projects of the Korean Creative Music Society, which performs traditionally based contemporary music.
Korean high art forms
"The performance on the Weis Center Series is an amazing window into the culture and high art forms of Korea. There are formal tea ceremonies, traditionally performed music and dancing, and even at one point a beautiful painting created on stage,” said Bill Boswell, executive director of Bucknell's Weis Center.
"For these live events, Da'ak has combined traditions – in this case Ye (etiquette) and Ak (music-art) – to make Da'rye, the way of tea, into a stage performance piece that is serene and exquisitely beautiful," Boswell added.
"When I saw a similar performance by the same company in Montreal, I hoped I would be able to bring this to the campus and region," he said. "The evening showcases these multiple arts from Korea. Sections of the program are titled (in rough translation) 'Yearning for an old friend …,' 'Tea of recuperation and dance of revival,' 'The tranquility of Zen' and 'Tea ceremony for the guests.'"
Tickets for this Weis Center series performance are available in person from the Campus Box Office in the Weis Center weekdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. or at the Bucknell University Bookstore on the ground floor of the Elaine Langone Center weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For advance tickets, call 570-577-1000 or visit www.bucknell.edu/Boxoffice. The box office in the Weis Center lobby opens one hour prior to performances.
This concert is made possible in part by a generous contribution from Clayton and David Lightman. The 2008-09 season of Weis Center Events is generously supported by grants from the Bucknell University Association for the Arts and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Council on the Arts in conjunction with the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Additional support for the series is provided by numerous and generous private donors including members of the Weis Center Green Room Circle and Green Room Board.
The next event in the Weis Center Series is a performance on Nov. 21 by the Hungarian Virtuosi Orchestra with violin soloist Miklos Szenthelyi and cello soloist Judit Faludi in a program of works by Handel-Halvorsen, Paganini, Kreisler and Tchaikovsky. Tickets are $20. For more information about events in the Weis Center Series, visit www.bucknell.edu/x12457.xml
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