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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Harp virtuoso Edmar Castaneda will perform on Wednesday, Nov. 2, at 7:30 p.m. at the Campus Theatre in downtown Lewisburg.Read more
Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba will perform on Sunday, Oct. 30, at 4 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts.Read more
The 90-piece Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra will perform works of Brahms, Chopin and Weinberg at the Weis Center.Read more
New York Baroque, Inc., the Bucknell Camerata and soloist Tiffany DuMouchelle will perform Proserpina: Two One-Act Operas, at 7:30 p.m.Read more
Bickram Ghosh's Drums of India will bring the sounds of India to the Weis Center stage on Sunday, Oct. 16, at 2 p.m.Read more
Folk icon Judy Collins and singer-songwriter Ari Hest will perform together on Oct. 20, at 7:30 p.m. as part of Homecoming festivities.Read more
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
Bickram Ghosh’s Drums of India filled the Weis Center with captivating rhythm and melodies on Sunday, October 16th. Ghosh was joined by Anoor R. Ananthakrishna Sharma, Gopal Barman, Suresh Vaidyanathan, and Abhisek Mallick, all of whom are celebrated musicians worldwide. One of the most interesting elements of the performance is the fact that most of it was improvised. Ghosh explained to the audience that improvisation is typical of drumming in India, jokingly adding that things could go wrong at any moment. Nothing ended up going wrong during the concert, however, from my perspective; the music sounded and felt thoughtful yet […]Read more
Tonight, Friday, October 14 at 7:30 p.m., the Weis Center presents Annie Randall’s and Paul Botelho’s Proserpina: Two One-Act Operas. I wanted to delve deeper into the story of Proserpina herself and how the themes in the opera can be interpreted in a modern context. The myth of Proserpina was traditionally used to explain why the seasons change. Proserpina, also known as Persephone in Greek mythology, is an ancient Roman goddess who is known for being kidnapped by Hades, the god of the underworld, after she eats forbidden pomegranate seeds. Her mother, Ceres in Roman mythology and Demeter in Greek […]Read more
On Friday, October 14th, audiences will be able to enjoy a unique performance of opera like they’ve never seen it before, through Annie J. Randall and Paul J. Botelho’s new work, Proserpina: Two One-Act Operas. This project began when Randall, a professor of music at Bucknell, began restoring Goethe’s original composition of Proserpina through a process called transcription in order to make the work usable for today’s musicians. This will be the piece’s North American debut and its first performance since 1778 since it was thought to be lost until recently when Randall recovered the piece from the Darmstadt University […]Read more
Merima Ključo and Miroslav Tadić filled the Weis Center Atrium Lobby with a blend of traditional Balkan and classical music on Wednesday night. Ključo is from Bosnia and Tadić is native to Yugoslavia, so they were each able to bring their own personal background to the performance. Their duo performance, entitled Aritmia, allowed the instrumentalists to showcase their far reaching talents, performing a variety of songs from different cultures. Perhaps the most interesting element of the performance was the duo’s use of improvisation while playing traditional pieces. Both Ključo and Tadić interjected at various points in the concert to give the audience more information about […]Read more
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