Weis Center's 30th anniversary season features more than 30 performances

The 2017-18 season at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University once again includes more than 30 professional performances - including world music, classical, modern and world dance, Americana, jazz, bluegrass, and a Family Discovery Series. Ten performances are free.

As our patrons have come to expect, the Weis Center will bring artists from around the globe and across the United States.

Officially amazing.

In December 2015, Tripping ranked the Weis Center third on its list of The Best College Performing Arts Centers: Top 10. In May 2014, BestValueSchools also ranked the Weis Center third on its list of 25 Most Amazing University Performing Arts Centers in recognition of its mix of programming and community engagement.

When you attend a Weis Center performance, you will quickly realize that sharing this moment in time with hundreds of others will inspire, move and energize.

The Weis Center is a 1,200 seat performance hall that is both architecturally striking and acoustically exceptional.

For thirty years, we have presented artists who are committed to doing their very best work for our University and Central Pennsylvania audiences. In turn, we inspire our patrons to be actively engaged in the performance as it unfolds on stage.

Offering an annual series of more than thirty professional performances spanning a dozen genres, we have something for everyone.

Support the Weis Center with your gift today!

2017-18 Season Preview

How To Order Tickets

  • Order by phone: 570.577.1000
     
  • Order in person: Visit the Weis Center lobby or the Elaine Langone Center lobby
     
  • Order by mail: Use the order form in the brochure
     
  • Order online at the University Box Office
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Weis Center for the Performing Arts Unveils 2017-18 Season

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Jazz Organist to Perform Free Concert at Weis Center

Renowned jazz organist Dr. Lonnie Smith will offer a free lecture, demonstration and performance with the Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio.

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All-female Choir to Bring Traditional Bulgarian Music to the Weis Center

All-female Choir to Bring Traditional Bulgarian Music to the Weis Center

The hypnotic singing of Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares highlights the rich folk heritage of the Balkans.

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Comedian Paula Poundstone Coming to the Weis Center

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The award-winning performer will bring her act to Bucknell.

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Shaolin Warriors Will Bring Kung Fu to Bucknell’s Weis Center

Martial arts masters will perform as part of the Weis Center Family Discovery Series.

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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Composition About Anthracite Coal Comes to the Weis Center

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Composition About Anthracite Coal Comes to the Weis Center

Four coal-related lectures will precede the performance.

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Golden Dragon Acrobats to Bring Artistry and Athletics to Weis Center

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The troupe will bring its award-winning acrobatics to Bucknell as part of the Family Discovery Series.

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Weis Center News

Free Children’s Performance featuring Piano Music, Storytelling, Acting, Visual Arts and Poetry at Weis Center

Pianist Qing Jiang will present a free classical program called “Children’s Corner” on Saturday, January 27 at 2 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium Lobby. The performance is free and tickets are not required. The concert will feature piano music, storytelling, acting, visual arts, and poetry, in collaboration with Bucknell faculty and students, and Lewisburg High School students and the National Art Honor Society. Children are asked to bring a favorite toy for the toy parade. The Family Discovery performance is suggested for ages 3 and older; the run time is 60 minutes with no intermission. The performance is sponsored, […]

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Weis Center News

Spectacular Shadow-Puppet Play Comes to Weis Center

Feathers of Fire: A Persian Epic, a shadow-puppet play will be presented on Saturday, January 20 at 2 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. The performance is suited for all ages and is 70 minutes in length without an intermission. There will be a free pre-performance talk with the artists on Friday, Jan. 19 from Noon-1 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium Lobby. A light lunch will be provided. Feathers of Fire: A Persian Epic is a visually breathtaking cinematic shadow play, created by Hamid Rahmanian, a 2014 Guggenheim fellowship-winning filmmaker/visual artist born and educated in Tehran, […]

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Performance Reviews

Sweet Honey in the Rock: A Night of Holyday Joy

What a way to welcome the holiday season! Grammy-winning, all-women, African American a capella ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock returned to the Weis Center (they performed in 1992) for a December 1 performance that had everyone “Celebrating the Holydays.” Founded in 1973, and with a few member changes over its forty years, Sweet Honey in the Rock has a mission to educate, entertain, and empower through powerful a capella vocal dynamics and American Sign Language. The current lineup consists of vocalists Carol Maillard, Louise Robinson, Nitanju Bolade Casel, Aisha Kahlil and Shirley Childress, an American Sign Language Interpreter who has […]

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First Hip Hop Happening Breaks Ground

In breaking with traditional concert norms, the Weis Center hosted its first ever Hip Hop Happening. This panel-performance brought to attention many of the political issues most commonly discussed in hip hop music in the past to lead the performers to speculate on the genre’s future in social action. Moderated by Manny Faces, a New York City based hip hop journalist and advocate, the Weis Center welcomed artists Amos Lachman, J Pope and two Bucknell University students Mansa K and Amarachi Ekekwe. Keeping with the themes of social action, the panel discussion opened up with a question from Manny surrounding […]

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