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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The popular children’s book, Mr. Popper’s Penguins, will come to life as a musical on the Weis Center stage on Thursday, February 22 at 7 p.m. at the Weis Center. The Family Discovery performance is ideal for ages 4 and above and is 60 minutes, without an intermission. There will be a pre-performance talk with the artists from 1-2 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium Lobby the same day as the performance. Patrons are encouraged to arrive early to the performance, as the Children’s Museum of Bloomsburg will offer free kids’ activities in the Atrium Lobby from 6-7 p.m. […]Read more
Music fans young and old were in for a treat Saturday evening Feb. 3 when globalFEST On The Road made its stop in Lewisburg. globalFEST is a nonprofit musical venture that puts on an annual New York City festival highlighting acclaimed artists of various genres from around the world. Formally titled globalFEST On the Road: The Golden Age of Latin Music, this winter 2018 leg is a curated touring program based off of that very festival and showcases artists Orkesta Mendoza and Las Cafeteras, coheadliners that evening, as well as Mariachi Flor De Toaloache, who rocked the Weis Center this past […]Read more
World musician Joan Soriano will present bachata music from the Dominican Republic on Wednesday, February 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Campus Theatre, 413 Market Street, downtown Lewisburg. Patrons are encouraged to arrive early, as free bachata dance lessons will be taught by Jacqueline Cetera at the Campus Theatre from 6:45-7:15 p.m. Cetera is the Director of Residential Education at Bucknell University. Born in the countryside near Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Joan Soriano infuses steel-string bachata with equal parts romance and grit. He is the star of Adam Taub’s The Duke of Bachata; was featured in Alex Wolfe’s critically acclaimed […]Read more
The Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra will perform renowned classical works by Sibelius, Elgar and Brahms on Friday, February 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center. The Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra (HSO) was founded in 1912 and is one of Sweden’s oldest orchestras. Its principal conductors have included Sten Frykberg, John Frandsen, Okko Kamu and Andrew Manze, with whom it has recorded symphonies by Beethoven and Brahms. The HSO with its music director Stefan Solyum is undoubtedly one of the key international leaders and is much sought-after for both concert tours and recording projects. While at the Weis Center, the orchestra will […]Read more
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