Weis Center’s 2016-17 Season Features 35 Performances

The 2016-17 season at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University will feature 35 events from across the United States and around the world. It includes Americana/folk, classical, jazz and world music, dance, a Family Discovery Series and much more. Six performances are free.

Officially Amazing.

In May 2014, BestValueSchools 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. In December 2015, Tripping ranked the Weis Center third on its list of The Most Amazing College and University Performing Arts Centers in the United States.

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 more than 25 years, we have presented artists who are committed to doing their very best work for our University and Central Pa. audiences. In turn, we inspire our patrons to be actively engaged in the performance as it unfolds on stage.

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

Support the Weis Center with your gift today!

2016-17 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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Recent News


Anderson Cooper to Speak at Bucknell University

Anderson Cooper to Speak at Bucknell University

The CNN anchor and 60 Minutes correspondent will examine the state of American politics Jan. 31 at 7:45 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts.

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Winter Solstice Performance Ends Weis Center’s Fall Season

Winter Solstice Performance Ends Weis Center’s Fall Season

A Celtic Holiday performance, Windham Hill's Winter Solstice, will wrap up the Weis Center's fall season on Friday, Dec. 2, at 7:30 p.m.

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Weis Center Family Discovery Series Kicks Off with Free “Bubble Show” Performance

Weis Center Family Discovery Series Kicks Off with Free “Bubble Show” Performance

The Weis Center's Family Discovery Series will begin with B - The Underwater Bubble Show on Tuesday, Nov. 29, at 7 p.m.

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Grammy-Winning Vocal Ensemble to Perform with Bucknell University Choir and Camerata

Grammy-Winning Vocal Ensemble to Perform with Bucknell University Choir and Camerata

Roomful of Teeth will perform with the University Choir and Camerata on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center. 

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Americana Duo Birds of Chicago to Perform at Campus Theatre

Americana Duo Birds of Chicago to Perform at Campus Theatre

Birds of Chicago, the duo of Allison Russell and J.T. Nero, will perform on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 7:30 p.m. at the Campus Theatre.

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Grammy-Winning Jazz Artist Maria Schneider to Perform with Orchestra at Weis Center

Grammy-Winning Jazz Artist Maria Schneider to Perform with Orchestra at Weis Center

The Grammy-winning Maria Schneider Orchestra will perform on Friday, Nov. 4, at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center.

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Colombian Harp Virtuoso to Perform at Campus Theatre

Colombian Harp Virtuoso to Perform at Campus Theatre

Harp virtuoso Edmar Castaneda will perform on Wednesday, Nov. 2, at 7:30 p.m. at the Campus Theatre in downtown Lewisburg.

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Popular Cuban Dance Company Comes to the Weis Center

Popular Cuban Dance Company Comes to the Weis Center

Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba will perform on Sunday, Oct. 30, at 4 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts.

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Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra to Perform at Weis Center

Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra to Perform at Weis Center

The 90-piece Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra will perform works of Brahms, Chopin and Weinberg at the Weis Center.

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Two Operatic Settings to Retell Story of Proserpina

Two Operatic Settings to Retell Story of Proserpina

New York Baroque, Inc., the Bucknell Camerata and soloist Tiffany DuMouchelle will perform Proserpina: Two One-Act Operas, at 7:30 p.m.

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Performance Reviews

Roomful of Teeth Presents Fresh Musical Perspective

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I attended Roomful of Teeth’s performance at the Weis Center on Tuesday, Nov. 15th.  However, I was surprised and enlightened throughout the performance. Tuesday’s performance was filled with all kinds of sounds—some harmonious; some cacophonous; some beautiful; some unsettling. Through their skills in various singing techniques, the performers created sounds that redefine the traditional description of music. Each member of the group offered a unique skill or technique, such as Dashon Burton’s deep, powerful bass sounds and Caroline Shaw’s beautiful, melodious notes. When performed together, these different sounds blended together to create music […]

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Weis Center News

Roomful of Teeth Will Bring Unique Style to The Weis Center Next Week

The GRAMMY award winning vocal performance group, Roomful of Teeth, isn’t your typical music group by any means. Through a mix of sounds from many different cultures, such as Tuvan throat singing, yodeling, belting, Inuit throat singing, Korean P’ansori, Georgian singing, Sardinian cantu a tenore, Hindustani music and Persian classical singing, the group has created a unique sound experience. The group’s nine members, including Williamsport, PA native Dashon Burton, will perform at the Weis Center on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m. If you’re interested in learning more about Roomful of Teeth’s unique style, make sure to arrive early for a […]

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Performance Reviews

Lizt Alfonso Showcases Cuba’s Artistic ‘Evolution’

  Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba provided a captivating blend of art and history during Sunday’s performance at the Weis Center. “Cuba Vibra!” celebrates Cuban culture and history through music, dance, and costumes. The show shared music and dance from the 1950s to today, so the audience was able to watch the nation’s and characters’ evolution over time. “Cuba is fashionable today. The entire world has its eyes over us and everybody wants to know,” said Lizt Alfonso in her director’s note. “For over 25 years, we have been showing to the world the young Cuban art, that more than revolution, […]

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Performance Reviews

Judy Collins and Ari Hest Inspire with their Voices and Storytelling

On Thursday, October 20, the Weis Center hosted folk icon Judy Collins and up-and-coming singer-songwriter Ari Hest. The combination of her angelic voice and his velvety tone left patrons feeling inspired and transformed – even if just for one night. Ari performed a set of his own songs first and then after a brief intermission, Judy took the stage at 8:15 pm. Performing a wide-ranging set of her classic melodies, as well as some well-known covers from the 60s and 70s, Judy performed for over an hour. Throughout the set, she interjected lovely memories about the songs and the time […]

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'Star ducks' tonight! Check out our guests of honor at the Starbucks table tonight! Thanks to the Cooper family for this lovely donation. #weiscenter #happyholidays

Great pic from The Underwater Bubble Show (aka Bubble Mania) earlier this week. All 1200 seats were filled! Photo by #bucknellu student Erin Ditmar. More on our Facebook page. #bubblemania #bubbleshow #weiscenter

1100 Students from 3 school districts and 4 private schools enjoyed The Underwater Bubble Show matinee this morning! #bucknellu #weiscenter #bubbleshow #bubblemania

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