Jan. 19, 2004


LEWISBURG, Pa. — The well-known flutist Eugenia Zukerman and pianist/composer Jake Heggie will perform in concert Friday, Jan. 23, at 8 p.m. in the Weis Center at Bucknell University. Tickets for the event are $20.

Zukerman, perhaps most widely recognized as the arts correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning, has been a popular flute soloist, collaborator and recording artist for 25 years. Aside from musical endeavors which include the artistic directorship of the Vail Valley Music Festival, she has written three successfully published books.

Pianist Jake Heggie is the nationally recognized composer of the opera "Dead Man Walking," which has been performed around the country and was in repertory last season at the New York City Opera.

Heggie was in residency at Bucknell last semester working on his newest work, "The End of the Affair," which was commissioned by the Houston Grand Opera for a March premiere. He and other artists engaged in the development of the new work also spent time with Bucknell's opera and music students.

"The program will include works by Heggie, as well as Bach, Mendelssohn, Poulenc and others," according to Bill Boswell, director of cultural events at Bucknell. "It is always a treat to be visited by two such multifaceted and celebrated musicians."

Advance tickets for the performance are available from the Bucknell Campus Box Office in the Weis Center weekdays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by calling 570-577-1000. Tickets also can be purchased one hour before the performance. For information regarding the availability of services for persons with disabilities at Weis Center events, call 570-577-3700.

In addition to the performance, Zukerman and Heggie will participate in a free Meet-the-Artist lecture-demonstration Thursday, Jan. 22, at 7 p.m. in the Rooke Recital Hall of the Weis Music Building.

The 2003-04 season of Weis Center events is made possible in part by generous funding from the Bucknell University Association for the Arts and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Additional support for the series is provided by numerous and generous private donors including members of the Weis Center Green Room Circle and Green Room Board.

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