November 03, 2011


By Kathryn Kopchik

LEWISBURG, Pa. — World renowned classical pianist Jenny Lin will perform at the Weis Center at Bucknell University Nov. 12 at 8 p.m. The program includes preludes and fugues by Bach and Shostakovich.

Born in Taiwan, raised in Austria, and trained in Europe and the United States, Lin is respected and admired for her adventurous programming and charismatic stage presence, for her "remarkable technical command" and "gift for melodic flow" (The New York Times) as well as her "confident fingers" and "spectacular technique" (The Washington Post).

She has played Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, the Kennedy Center, MoMA, the Whitney Museum, (Le) Poisson Rouge, the National Gallery of Art, Salle Cortot and Victoria Hall.

Festival appearances worldwide include Austria's Chopin, Belgium's Flanders and Ars Musica, Shanghai's New Music, France's Divonne, Germany's Potsdam and Husum, Spain's Millennium, and Switzerland's Archipel festivals, as well as BAM's Next Wave, Spoleto and the Portland International Piano festivals in the United States.

An extensive discography includes critically acclaimed recordings on the Hänssler Classic, Koch/E1, BIS, and Sunrise labels. She is featured in Cooking for Jenny by Elemental Films, a musical documentary portraying her journey to the north of Spain to meet with composer Javier López de Guereña.

Tickets are $20; discounts for senior citizens and students are available. Advance tickets can be charged at www.bucknell.edu/boxoffice or by calling 570-577-1000.

Advance tickets are available in person from several locations including the Weis Center lobby weekdays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; the Barnes & Noble at Bucknell University bookstore in Lewisburg weekdays and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday, 12:30 to 4 p.m.; and the CAPS Center Box Office, located on the ground floor of the Elaine Langone Center, weekdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets also may be purchased one hour prior to each performance.

The next performances in the Weis Center series will begin the holiday season with the Dec. 3 performance, "Christmas Bells are Swingin' — the Stan Kenton Christmas Carols" with Boston Brass and Brass All-Stars Big Band. An ensemble of trumpets, French horns, trombones and tubas with a three-piece jazz rhythm section performs big band arrangements of Christmas carols, including "Greensleeves" and "Motown Jingle Bells." Tickets are $20 for the Dec. 3 performance.

On Dec. 10, the Paper Bag Players will present their annual Janet Weis family matinee. "Laugh! Laugh! Laugh!" begins at 1 p.m. Admission is free; children must be accompanied by an adult.

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