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 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
Childsplay theater group will bring a beloved classic to the Weis Center stage.Read more
The 30th Anniversary season at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University features 33 events from across the United States and around the globe and includes Americana/roots, bluegrass, zydeco, classical, jazz, blues, world music, dance, and Family Discovery performances. Ten performances are free. Performances begin in late August 2017 and continue through April 2018. The season will kick-off on Friday, August 25 at 6 p.m. with a free outdoor concert on the Weis Center Plaza by Grammy-nominated Zydeco innovator Corey Ledet & His Zydeco Band. A second free outdoor concert will be offered on Thursday, September 7 […]Read more
Our 30th Anniversary brochure is at the printer! Check out the gorgeous cover – we hope you like it as much as we do. Once again, we will offer 30+ professional performances. The brochure will be available to the public (for free!) in late July. Patrons and subscribers will receive it in mid-July.Read more
On Saturday, April 1st, Julia Wolfe, Bang on a Can All-Stars, Bucknell University Camerata and Lycoming College Chamber Choir conducted by Dr. Beth Willer will come together to present Anthracite Fields — the next performance installment of Coal Collections: Local, National, and International Stories. Anthracite Fields is an oratorio — a large-scale musical piece consisting of orchestra and voices with a narrative theme performed without costumes or scenery. The show follows the lives of early 20th century coal miners in Pennsylvania, using music to illustrate the hardships and triumphs of the coal mining community. According to Wolfe’s website, Anthracite Fields “draws on […]Read more
From up-close portraits of coal miners and their families to landscapes of Pennsylvania’s coal region, Jack Delano’s photographs provide a retrospective of life in rural Pennsylvania during the 1930s. This photo series, Dust and Light, is currently on display at the Weis Center in partnership with the Samek Art Museum as part of the University’s year-long Coal Collections series. The black and white photos are presented in twos, as if they were pages in a scrapbook, giving a rustic, familiar feel to the exhibition. Delano, who came to the United States from Russia as a child in 1923, used his […]Read more
New brochures have been mailed! Ck out our sneak peek video -- 30+ performances coming your way! https://t.co/Xbq3IefhKJWeis Center@WeisCenter
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