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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

  • Jul 31, 2020 2:20 p.m.

    Weis Center Sessions #8: Andrei Bucaloiu ’22 reads his poem, With Age

    Welcome to our eighth installment of Weis Center Sessions! Each Friday, we release a video that features a member of the Bucknell University community. Today, we feature Andrei Bucaloiu ’22 and his poem, With Age. Andrei is a rising junior studying Spanish and Creative Writing while working his way through the pre-med pathway. He is a Residential Fellow in the Res College program, a Writing Center Consultant and in the spring 2021 semester he will be a West Branch intern. The poem was inspired by a writing exercise he did in Professor Hays’ spring 2020 course, “Poetry, Mind, and Nature,” […]
  • Jul 24, 2020 3:16 p.m.

    Weis Center Sessions #7: Deirdre O’Connor reads her poem, The Obstacles

    Welcome to our seventh installment of Weis Center Sessions! Each Friday, we will release a video that features a member of the Bucknell University community. Today, we feature Deirdre O’Connor reading her poem, The Obstacles. Deirdre directs the Writing Center at Bucknell and also serves as the Associate Director of the Bucknell Seminar for Undergraduate Poets. She is the author of two books of poems, most recently The Cupped Field, from Able Muse Press. She says this about the poem, The Obstacles: “I wrote this poem before the pandemic, but chose to read it because I think it resonates in […]
  • Jul 17, 2020 8:05 p.m.

    Weis Center Sessions #6: Virginia Zimmerman reads from The Rosemary Spell

    Welcome to our sixth installment of Weis Center Sessions! Each Friday, we will release a video that features a member of the Bucknell University community. Today, we feature Professor Virginia Zimmerman as she reads a passage from her novel, The Rosemary Spell (2015). Virginia Zimmerman is Professor of English at Bucknell University, where she teaches children’s fiction and 19th-century British literature. Her scholarly work investigates time and traces, and her creative writing addresses similar themes. Her first novel, La Finestra del Temps (Cruïlla 2012), was translated into Catalan and published in Barcelona. The Rosemary Spell (Clarion 2015) was her American […]

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