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.
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.
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Air Play, a whimsical contemporary cirque performance, will float into the Weis Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, March 24 at 7:30 p.m. The Family Discovery performance is suggested for ages 5 and older. The run time is 60 minutes, without an intermission. Ride the wind and dream with Air Play, a modern spectacle that brings to life the very air we breathe. Flying umbrellas, larger-than-life balloons, giant kites floating over the audience and the biggest snow globe you’ve ever seen will make you gasp in wonder and laugh until it hurts. Air Play is a circus-style adventure of […]Read more
The National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba will perform world-renowned classical works on Thursday, March 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. There will be a free pre-performance talk on the same day as the performance from 1-2 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium Lobby. The performance is sponsored, in part, by Bob and Dede Gronlund. While at the Weis Center, they will perform: Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, Roldan’s Tres Pequeños Poemas (Three Poems), Piano Concerto/Rachmaninoff Rhapsody featuring Yekwon Sunwoo, De Falla’s Three Cornered Hat, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7. Please note that the program repertoire has […]Read more
Che Malambo, a world music and dance ensemble from Argentina, will perform on Tuesday, March 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. There will be a free pre-performance talk with the artists on the same day as the performance from 1-2 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium Lobby. Che Malambo excites audiences through precise footwork and rhythmic stomping, drumming of the bombos, and singing and whirling boleadoras – lassos with stones on the end. The performance is sponsored, in part, by Karl Voss and Chanin Wendling family. Presenting a thrilling, percussive dance and music spectacle, […]Read more
The Weis Center is no stranger to hosting talented vocal performance groups. Artists representing diverse cultures and vocal styles have graced our stage over the years and while Thursday’s March 1 Lorelei Ensemble performance may fall in the “vocal group” category, the transcendent vocal magic created by the ladies of Lorelei belongs in a category of its own. Lorelei consists of nine all-professional female vocalists whose individual talents and experiences help to define the groups’ sound. Established in 2007 in Boston, Lorelei performs under the direction of artistic director and founder Beth Willer and has commissioned and premiered an impressive […]Read more
**New blog post** about Lorelei Ensemble performance last week. Thanks to BucknellU student blogger, Caroline... https://t.co/G2aEiES6PaWeis Center@WeisCenter
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