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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.

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The Weis Center’s 2019-20 Season

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Our 2019-20 season features 25 professional artists from around the globe and across a dozen different genres.

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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.

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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

  • Sep 18, 2020 1:52 p.m.

    Weis Center Sessions #15: Jim Van Fleet performing on the uilleann pipes

    Welcome to our 15th installment of Weis Center Sessions! Each Friday, we release a video that features a member of the Bucknell University community. Today we feature Jim Van Fleet performing “Mo Ghile Mear” or “My Gallant Hero” on the uilleann pipes. Jim Van Fleet has been the librarian for science and engineering resources, in the Bertrand Library at Bucknell University, for thirty years. His interest in Irish traditional music pre-dates his library career. The uilleann pipes are a bagpipe design unique to lreland; a bellows provides air to the seven different cane reeds of the chanter, drones, and keyed […]
  • Sep 11, 2020 4:39 p.m.

    Weis Center Sessions #14: Quentin Andrews ’24

    Welcome to our 14th installment of Weis Center Sessions! Each Friday, we release a video that features a member of the Bucknell University community. Today we feature Bucknell student Quentin Andrews ’24 as he recites an original work. Quentin is a first year Bucknell student (Class of 2024) from Washington, DC. He is a POSSE scholar currently pursuing a double major in economics and statistics. He enjoys writing poetry and has performed multiple times with one appearance at the Kennedy Center. He is a member of the T.E.A.M. program and enjoys bike riding and playing basketball on campus. Recorded at […]
  • Sep 4, 2020 1:59 p.m.

    Weis Center Sessions #13: Joe Scapellato and Dustyn Martincich

    Welcome to our 13th installment of Weis Center Sessions! Each Friday, we release a video that features a member of the Bucknell University community. Today, we feature Joe Scapellato and Dustyn Martincich. Joseph Scapellato is the author of the novel, THE MADE-UP MAN, and the story collection, BIG LONESOME. He earned his MFA in Fiction at New Mexico State University and teaches at Bucknell as an assistant professor in the English Department. Dustyn Martincich is interested in investigating narrative, collaborative, and interdisciplinary possibilities in theatre and dance performance. She has movement directed, choreographed, and performed for concert dance and theatrical […]

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