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Weis Center for the Performing Arts

Arts & Performances

For more than 30 years, the Weis Center has presented world-class artists to Bucknell University and Central Pennsylvania audiences.

In our programming and within our community, our goal is always to inspire:

  • Artists to do their best work and to share it with the University.
  • Audiences to recognize the spiritual power of art and its capacity to change lives.
  • Our communities to become active participants, rather than passive spectators, through the deep integration of arts activities between our campus and region.

Through this inspiration, we believe we can transform the nature of the world in which we live. Our hope is that when you attend a Weis Center performance, you share in an experience and moment in time with hundreds of others. When that happens, you'll leave inspired, moved and energized.

Great Performances and Beyond

While on campus, visiting artists participate in a variety of residency activities, including master classes, lecture demonstrations, pre-performance talks and post-performance receptions. Together, these moments increase involvement in and knowledge of the arts within the University, local community and the region.

Weis Center Streams

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Weis Center Streams, Sessions & Snaps

  • This is Me: Letters From the Front Lines created by DIAVOLO

    Streams

    Virtual 2021 Season Upcoming Performances

    The 2021 performances include; The Snail and the Whale, Stono/Step Afrika, This is Me: Letters From the Front Lines created by DIAVOLO, and Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Front Row National.

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  • Weis Center Sessions

    Sessions

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    Each week, we release a performance video that features a member of the Bucknell University community. Weis Center Sessions are recorded at and produced by the Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University.

  • Tom Solomon for Weis Snaps

    Snaps

    A series that features Bucknell faculty and staff displaying a passion for their craft with 3-5 minute snap talks, professionally produced by the Weis Center from the beautiful Weis Center stage.

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Curricular Connections

Weis Center Curricular Connection Spring 2020

Building Curricular Connections

Many of the performances presented at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts feature additional programming where Bucknell’s faculty and students can connect with visiting artists through masterclasses, pre-show talks, class visits, and community meals. These active-learning opportunities support the core values of a liberal arts curriculum as they engage students with real-world problems and ideas, challenge students to think critically and increase cultural intelligence. Curricular Connections with artists are designed to enrich the educational experience at Bucknell by expanding the walls of the classroom.

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Weis Center for the Performing Arts Blog

  • Mar 5, 2021 2:08 p.m.

    Weis Center Sessions #39: Maren Snow, “Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard” (Guitar/Vocals)

    Welcome to our 39th installment of Weis Center Sessions! Each Friday, we release a video that features a member of the Bucknell University community. Today, we feature Maren Snow performing Paul Simon’s “Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard.” Maren is the daughter of Judy Grisel (Professor of Psychology at Bucknell) and Jimmy Snow. She is a senior at Lewisburg Area High School and has been playing guitar and singing since she was 10. Maren is a member of the Uptown Music Collective in Williamsport. Recorded at and produced by the Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University. […]
  • Feb 26, 2021 4:26 p.m.

    Weis Center Sessions #38: Ryan Flannery (Guitar) and Taylor Fleming (Piano), “Raise Four” by Thelonious Monk

    Each Friday, we release a video that features a member of the Bucknell University community. Today, we feature Lewisburg natives Ryan Flannery on guitar and Taylor Fleming on piano as they perform “Raise Four” by Thelonious Monk. Ryan Flannery is a guitarist and Lewisburg native. He studied jazz performance at College of Charleston and graduated in 2016. Since then, he has been performing with jazz, pop, rock and funk groups up and down the east coast. Also, a lot of weddings. He spent several years as an educator at Black Tie Music Academy in Charleston, SC, and most of his […]
  • Feb 24, 2021 3:47 p.m.

    Weis Center Stream Now Available / This is Me: Letters from the Front Lines

    The Weis Center’s third Weis Center Stream (virtual performance) is now live! This is Me: Letters from the Front Lines, created by DiavoloFebruary 24 through March 2 The Weis Center Stream includes a 25-minute pre-performance discussion with distinguished guests from DIAVOLO, Evangelical Community Hospital, Geisinger and Bucknell University. The contemporary dance performance is 35-minutes. FREE!Simply register at Bucknell.edu/BoxOffice or call 570-577-1000. More info here.