October 08, 2007


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LEWISBURG, Pa. — Bucknell University's Weis Center will present a special and free musical exploration for the entire family featuring the Pro Musica Prague orchestra.

Whimsically titled "I Went for a Walk and Ran into an Orchestra …," the performance will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27.

World of Color and Emotion
"Artistic director Pavel Prantl will lead the orchestra in this free family matinee which carries the subtitle, 'The World of Color and Emotion in Music,'" said Bill Boswell, executive director of the Weis Center. Some of the music played will feature the young Czech violin prodigy Barbora Kolarova.

This family performance is made possible through the generosity of Clayton and David Lightman and members of the Weis Center Green Room Board.

An evening concert, too
At 8 p.m. that evening, the Pro Musica Prague orchestra will perform in concert at the Weis Center. Tickets for the Saturday night series concert, which will include works by Mozart, Haydn, Marcello, and Rosetti, are $20.

"Saturday evening's concert also features not only Ms. Kolarova in Mozart's Third Violin Concerto, but also solo oboist Jana Brozkova, who is first chair Czech Philharmonic, performing Marcello's Concerto for Oboe," said Boswell.

Tickets for this Saturday evening Weis Center series concert are available in person from the Campus Box Office in the Weis Center on weekdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., or at the Bucknell University Bookstore, located on the ground floor of the Elaine Langone Center, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Advance tickets are available by calling 570-577-1000 or online at www.bucknell.edu/Boxoffice. The box office in the Weis Center lobby opens one hour prior to performances.

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.

Contact: Office of Communications

Posted Oct. 8, 2007

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