The Weis Center for the Performing Arts, August 2022

Weis Center for the Performing Arts

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The Weis Center's 2022-23 Season includes 24 live performances, including world music and dance, modern dance, classical, jazz, Americana/roots, family discovery performances and so much more.

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Fall 2022 Weis Center Performances

Bringing the World to Central Pennsylvania

For more than 35 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.

Fall 2022 Artists

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Weis Center Performances, Sessions & Snaps

  • Paul Taylor Dance Company


    Season 2022-23

    Join us for our 35th Anniversary Season! The Weis Center's 2022-23 season includes 24 professional performances – including world music, classical music, Americana and roots music, modern dance and world dance, jazz, and family-friendly performances.

  • Weis Sessions


    A series of performance videos that features Bucknell faculty, staff, students and alumni. Weis Center Sessions are recorded at and produced by the Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University.

  • Weis 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.

    Snaps Playlist

Weis Center 2022-23 Season

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2022-23 Season


The 2022-23 line-up includes a diverse schedule of nearly 30 live performances designed to inspire your mind, energize your body and restore your heart.

Explore the Weis Center's 22-23 digital brochure (Flipbook)

View and download 22-23 brochure (PDF format)


Curricular Connections

Weis Center Curricular Connections Fall 2022

Building Curricular Connections

Fall 2022

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.

We’re happy to help forge future Curricular Connections to help achieve the learning goals of your courses. Please contact us if you see a curricular connection we may pursue together. E-mail Rachel Martine at to organize your class connection.

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Weis Center for the Performing Arts Blog

  • Nov 7, 2022 6:08 p.m.

    Soweto Gospel Choir Returns to Weis Center with New Program, “Hope: It’s Been a Long Time Coming”

    The Weis Center for the Performing Arts will welcome back the Soweto Gospel Choir on Thursday, December 1 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center. The performance is sponsored, in part, by Coldwell Banker Penn One Real Estate, Martha and Alan Barrick, WNEP and the ArtsCONNECT program of the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. All attendees are asked to bring a canned food item, which will be distributed to local families in need through Union County Children and Youth Services. The program, “Hope: It’s Been a Long Time Coming” features songs that […]
  • Oct 31, 2022 3:59 p.m.

    Award-Winning, Innovative Classical Ensemble to Perform at Weis Center

    The Weis Center for the Performing Arts will welcome classical ensemble Merz Trio on Thursday, November 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center. The Trio features Lee Dionne on piano, Brigid Coleridge on violin and Julia Yang on cello. Hailed as “artists in the deepest sense of the word” (Cut Common), the Merz Trio, winners of the Naumburg International Chamber Music Award Competition, Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, Concert Artists Guild competition, and Chesapeake Music’s International Chamber Music Competition for Young Professionals, has been lauded for their “stunning virtuosity … fresh and surprising interpretations” (Reading Eagle) and “perfection of […]
  • Oct 31, 2022 2:32 p.m.

    Folk Duo Performs at Campus Theatre, Part of Weis Center Series

    The Weis Center for the Performing Arts will welcome Canadian folk duo The Small Glories on Wednesday, November 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the Campus Theatre in downtown Lewisburg.   The performance is sponsored, in part, by the Williamsport Sun Gazette. Roots powerhouse duo The Small Glories are Cara Luft and JD Edwards, a musical tour-de-force partnership planted on the Canadian prairies. Thrown together purely by accident for an anniversary show at Winnipeg, Canada’s venerable West End Cultural Centre, The Small Glories could almost make you believe in fate. With a stage banter striking a unique balance between slapstick and […]