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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.

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Weis Center Streams, Sessions & Snaps

  • The Snail and the Whale

    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.

    Streams
  • 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.

    Snaps Playlist
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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

  • Jan 21, 2021 4:08 p.m.

    Weis Center Streams: 5 Virtual Performances January-April 2021 (Free, registration required.)

    Weis Center Streams are virtual performances that you can enjoy from the comfort and safety of your home! Thanks to generous sponsors, all spring Weis Center Streams will be FREE. Simply register at Bucknell.edu/BoxOffice or by calling 570-577-1000. Streams 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. Learn more on our website. View the promo reel below:
  • Jan 15, 2021 3:15 p.m.

    Weis Center Sessions #32: Ryan Flannery on guitar and Taylor Fleming on piano, “All Blues”

    Welcome to Weis Center Sessions #32. 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 “All Blues” by Miles Davis. Special shout out to Ryan’s amazing parents and loyal Weis Center patrons, Pat Flannery who works with Bucknell’s Advancement team and Patti Flannery who works in Bucknell’s Center for Alumni & Family Engagement. Ryan Flannery is a guitarist and Lewisburg native. He studied jazz performance at College of Charleston and graduated in 2016. Since then, he has […]
  • Jan 9, 2021 12:26 a.m.

    Weis Center Sessions #31: Flora and the Gleaners “Ol’ Man River”

    Welcome to Weis Center Sessions – #31! Each Friday, we release a video that features a member of the Bucknell University community. This week, we are again featuring Flora and the Gleaners, which includes Flora Eyster-Newburgh on flute, Mark Doncheski on vocals and acoustic guitar and Mary Hermann on acoustic upright bass. This time, they are performing “Ol’ Man River.” Flora shared that nine members of her family attended Bucknell over the decades. Flora worked at Bucknell for 9 years as the Biology Department Greenhouse Caretaker. She also worked for 2.5 years as the Native Plants and Classroom Garden Outreach […]