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Weis Center for the Performing Arts

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Lewisburg, 17837
http://www.bucknell.edu/WeisCenter

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February 2019

National Geographic Live: Ocean Soul (MULTIMEDIA) Brian Skerry, photographer

February 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Weis Center for the Performing Arts, 1 Dent Drive
Lewisburg, 17837
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Tuesday, Feb. 19, 7:30 p.m., Weis Center Voyage across the oceans with one of National Geographic’s most seasoned photographers and discover a vast, hidden world beneath the waves. Using his camera to communicate, Brian Skerry has spent more than 10,000 hours underwater telling the oceans’ stories. His images celebrate the mystery of the depths and offer portraits of creatures so intimate they sometimes appear to have been shot in a studio. Since 1998, Skerry has produced over 25 feature stories…

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René Marie (JAZZ VOCALIST)

February 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Weis Center for the Performing Arts, 1 Dent Drive
Lewisburg, 17837
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Thursday, Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m., Weis Center In a span of two decades, 11 recordings and countless stage performances, vocalist René Marie has cemented her reputation as not only a singer but also a composer, arranger, theatrical performer and teacher. Guided and tempered by powerful life lessons and rooted in jazz traditions laid down by Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington and other leading ladies of past generations, René Marie borrows various elements of folk, R&B and even classical and country to…

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Farruquito (WORLD DANCE—FLAMENCO)

February 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Weis Center for the Performing Arts, 1 Dent Drive
Lewisburg, 17837
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Thursday, Feb. 28, 7:30 p.m., Weis Center Farruquito, heir to the most renowned Gypsy flamenco dynasty, is the greatest flamenco dancer of this new century, according to The New York Times. He made his first international stage appearance on Broadway at age 4 alongside his grandfather El Farruco. He has created and directed over 15 works since the age of 11, and has not only been hailed by critics and audiences for his prodigious artistry, but also for his incredible…

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March 2019

Jasper String Quartet with pianist Qing Jiang (CLASSICAL)

March 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Weis Center for the Performing Arts, 1 Dent Drive
Lewisburg, 17837
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Sunday, March 3, 2 p.m., Weis Center The Jasper String Quartet matches “their sounds perfectly, as if each swelling chord were coming out of a single, impossibly well-tuned organ, instead of four distinct instruments,” according to the New Haven Advocate. Winner of the prestigious CMA Cleveland Quartet Award, this Philadelphia ensemble is the Professional Quartet in Residence at Temple University’s Center for Gifted Young Musicians. The Jaspers have been hailed as “sonically delightful and expressively compelling” by The Strad and…

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Ririe-Woodbury Dance (MODERN DANCE)

March 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Weis Center for the Performing Arts, 1 Dent Drive
Lewisburg, 17837
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Saturday, March 23, 7:30 p.m., Weis Center Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company is in constant motion. The group is known both nationally and internationally for commissioning works by exceptional choreographers as well as performing dances by their own artistic director Daniel Charon. Ririe-Woodbury is deeply invested in the language of contemporary dance and strives to be at the forefront, providing audiences with a variety of choreographic styles in a single evening. The company’s repertory ranges from minimalist to multi-media dances. While at…

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April 2019

Anda Union (WORLD MUSIC — MONGOLIAN THROAT SINGING)

April 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Weis Center for the Performing Arts, 1 Dent Drive
Lewisburg, 17837
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Friday, April 5, 7:30 p.m., Weis Center As with all nomads, the Mongols have an oral culture, passed on generation to generation in stories, music and songs, and thus, Anda Union sing its history. The band’s thoroughly addictive combination of Mongolian musical styles is a reflection of the performers’ roots. The group have influenced a generation of young Mongolians as traditional music flourishes. Hailing from differing ethnic nomadic cultures, the 10-strong band unite tribal and music traditions from all over…

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Lorelei Ensemble with members of the Bucknell University Choirs (CONTEMPORARY CLASSICAL)

April 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Weis Center for the Performing Arts, 1 Dent Drive
Lewisburg, 17837
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Thursday, April 11, 7:30 p.m., Weis Center FREE! Tickets not required. Boston’s Lorelei Ensemble joins forces with members of the Bucknell University Choirs to present James Kallembach's new oratorio Antigone: the Writings of Sophie Scholl. Kallembach weaves a striking narrative combining parallel lives across centuries: Antigone of ancient Greece, and Sophie Scholl of Germany's White Rose Movement. Featuring cello quartet and treble voices, Antigone combines Baroque form, modern lyricism, and a powerful libretto, in a powerful work of profound relevance.

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Underneath a Magical Moon (FAMILY DISCOVERY)

April 13 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Weis Center for the Performing Arts, 1 Dent Drive
Lewisburg, 17837
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Saturday, April 13, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Weis Center A reimagining of Peter Pan as told by Wendy Darling, who gazes out at the night sky dreaming of blue lagoons, magical moons and, most of all, the stories. Audiences will fly with Wendy and her brothers as they create the world of Neverland, where time stands still and the impossible seems possible. Even everyday objects become extraordinary under the magical moon. This sparkling new production is by international award-winning…

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Dreamers’ Circus (NORDIC FOLK)

April 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Weis Center for the Performing Arts, 1 Dent Drive
Lewisburg, 17837
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Saturday, April 13, 7:30 p.m., Weis Center A new driving force in Nordic music is the young Danish trio, Dreamers’ Circus. Contemporary and endlessly innovative in their approach, the group draws inspiration from regional folk music traditions and reshapes them into something bright, shiny and new. Dreamersʼ Circus is comprised of Nikolaj Busk on piano and accordion, Ale Carr on Nordic cittern and Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen on violin. The trio views its traditional roots as a point of departure for…

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May 2019

Compagnia T.P.O.: Panda’s Home (FAMILY DISCOVERY)

May 11
Weis Center for the Performing Arts, 1 Dent Drive
Lewisburg, 17837
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Saturday, May 11, 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Weis Center Stage This enchanting and interactive performance allows audience members to take a journey to ancient China, following the footprints left by a panda. The panda’s “house” is in a forest as large as all of China. This imaginary journey explores China’s stories, traditions and culture. Along with the panda, the audience will discover and interact with the five elements of nature — wood, fire, earth, metal and water…

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