September 07, 2007

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LEWISBURG, Pa. — The Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University is noted for bringing performers from around the world to its stage.

The Weis Center will reach beyond the world to present "A Universe of Dreams," Saturday, Sept. 15, at 8 p.m.

Ensemble Galilei will perform Irish, Scottish, early, and original music. The outstanding group of musicians includes former Riverdance fiddler Liz Knowles and U.S. National Scottish harp champion Sue Richards.

NPR's Talk of the Nation host Neal Conan will join in a program that includes breathtaking images from the Hubble Space Telescope interspersed with poetry and text ranging from a retelling of a Navajo Creation Myth through Shakespeare and Stanley Kunitz.

Immense and illuminating

"This is a program that can overwhelm your ears, your eyes and your mind," said Bill Boswell, executive director of the Weis Center. "At the same time, you will feel part of something immense and illuminating."

Tickets for "A Universe of Dreams" are $20.

Of the Weis Center's 2007-08 series, Boswell says, "We continue our tradition of reaching beyond the Susquehanna Valley to the world to bring the world to Bucknell. We invite everyone to take advantage of the opportunity to enjoy one or many of the outstanding performances hosted by the center and Bucknell each year."

Tickets for Weis Center performances are available in person from the Campus Box Office by calling 570-577-1000 or online at  The box office in the Weis Center also opens one hour prior to performances.

This performance is made possible in part by a generous donation made in celebration of the 60th wedding anniversary of Evelyn and Norman Schneider. The 2007-08 season of Weis Center Events is generously supported by grants from the Bucknell University Association for the Arts and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Council on the Arts in conjunction with 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.

Ensemble Galilei performs in "A Universe of Dreams" with NPR host Neal Conan

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Posted Sept. 7, 2007