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Bucknell University
Lewisburg, PA 17837 United States
570-577-3727 http://www.bucknell.edu/WeisCenter

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February 2018

Mr. Popper’s Penguins

February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Weis Center, Bucknell University
Lewisburg, PA 17837 United States
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Suggested for ages 4 and older Run time: 60 minutes; no intermission Come early for FREE kids' activities from the Children's Museum of Bloomsburg in the Atrium Lobby from 6 - 7 p.m. Painter and decorator by day, Mr. Popper spends his time dreaming of Antarctic adventures. He is astounded when one day a packing crate arrives on his doorstep and a penguin waddles out. With original songs and performing penguin puppets, this delightful, action-packed musical adaptation of Richard and…

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March 2018

Lorelei Ensemble

March 1 @ 7:30 pm
Weis Center, Bucknell University
Lewisburg, PA 17837 United States
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FREE pre-performance talk with the artists, 1 - 2 p.m., Weis Center Atrium Lobby Heralded for its "warm, lithe and beautifully blended" sound by The New York Times "impeccable musicality" by The Boston Globe and unfailing display of the "elegance, power, grace and beauty of the human voice" by Boston Music Intelligencer, the Lorelei Ensemble is quickly becoming recognized as a source of some of the most innovative and inventive programming in its hometown of Boston and beyond. Committed to…

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Circa: S

March 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Weis Center, Bucknell University
Lewisburg, PA 17837 United States
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Tuesday, March 6. 7:30 p.m. Weis Center Suggested for ages 8 and older. Run time: 70 minutes; no intermission Since 2004, Circa has been at the frontier of a new vision of circus arts by creating powerful works that challenge, thrill and delight. A powerfully emotive work, "S" celebrates Circa's essential manyness - a physical ode to plurality that extends the possibilities of human strength and flexibility through the daring interplay of complex acrobatics. The ensemble will fill the stage…

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Che Malambo

March 20 @ 7:30 pm
Weis Center, Bucknell University
Lewisburg, PA 17837 United States
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Tuesday, March 20, 7:30 p.m. Weis Center  FREE pre-performance talk with the artists, 1 - 2 p.m., Weis Center Atrium Lobby Che Malambo, an Argentine-based company, excites audiences through precise footwork and rhythmic stomping, drumming of the bombos, and singing and whirling boleadoras (lassos with stones on the end). Presenting a thrilling, percussive dance and music spectacle, the all-male group's work celebrates gaucho, the unique South American cowboy tradition. This powerhouse of 14 gauchos is directed by French choreographer and…

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National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba

March 22 @ 7:30 pm
Weis Center, Bucknell University
Lewisburg, PA 17837 United States
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Thursday, March 22, 7:30 p.m. Weis Center FREE pre-performance talk, 1-2 p.m., Weis Center Atrium Lobby Featured soloist: Yekwon Sunwoo, Gold medal winner, 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Since its inception in 1960, the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba has been instrumental in developing and introducing Cuban and Latin American music to the international classical music community, in addition to covering a vast symphonic and chamber repertoire ranging from baroque to contemporary. While at the Weis Center, they will…

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Air Play

March 24 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Weis Center, Bucknell University
Lewisburg, PA 17837 United States
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Saturday, March 24, 7:30 p.m. Weis Center Suggested for ages 8 and older Run time: 60 minutes; no 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 two siblings journeying through a…

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April 2018

Halau Hula Ka No’eau

April 5 @ 7:30 pm
Weis Center, Bucknell University
Lewisburg, PA 17837 United States
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Thursday, April 5, 7:30 p.m. Weis Center FREE pre-performance talk with the artists, 1 - 2 p.m., Weis Center Atrium Lobby Halau Hula Ka No‘eau is dedicated to preserving and performing traditional hula, whose style descends from the island of O‘ahu's renowned Ma'iki Aiu Lake. The Halau also explores its roots in kahiko (ancient) hula as well as more light-hearted ‘auana (modern) hula. The ensemble takes the folklore of the Hawaiian Islands and through traditional hula, styling, music and chant,…

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Melissa Aldana

April 11 @ 7:30 pm
Weis Center, Bucknell University
Lewisburg, PA 17837 United States
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Wednesday, April 11, 7:30 p.m. Weis Center Atrium Lobby FREE pre-performance talk with the artist, 6:45 - 7:15 p.m., Weis Center Atrium Lobby Acclaimed tenor saxophonist Melissa Aldana follows up her 2014 Melissa Aldana & Crash Trio album with the explorative and deeply swinging Back Home. The closing title track reveals much about Aldana's evolution from a 6-year-old alto saxophone player to "a bold new talent," according to NPR, and one of the most compelling and prodigious tenor saxophonists of…

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Silk Road Ensemble

April 14 @ 7:30 pm
Weis Center, Bucknell University
Lewisburg, PA 17837 United States
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Saturday, April 14, 7:30 p.m. Weis Center  FREE pre-performance talk with the artists, 6:45-7:15 p.m., Weis Center Atrium Lobby Since 2000, the Silk Road Ensemble has been redefining classical music for 21st-century audiences. The group has been called "vibrant and virtuosic" by the Wall Street Journal; "one of the 21st century's great ensembles" by the Vancouver Sun, and a "roving musical laboratory without walls" by The Boston Globe. Silk Road Ensemble's performers and composers hail from more than 20 countries.…

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Suite for Abu Sadiya

April 18 @ 7:30 pm
Weis Center, Bucknell University
Lewisburg, PA 17837 United States
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Wednesday, April 18, 7:30 p.m. Weis Center Atrium Lobby  In 2014, Brooklyn-based French-Tunisian saxophonist Yacine Boulares met French cellist Vincent Segal on the recording of Placido Domingo's intimate album Encanto del Mar and they decided to begin a new trio project. They chose to work with American drummer Nasheet Waits, on reimagining the forgotten stambeli repertoire. Stambeli is a healing trance music created by the descendants of sub-Saharan slaves brought to Tunisia. Boulares and Segal's original compositions form a series…

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Xavier Foley

April 22 @ 2:00 pm
Weis Center, Bucknell University
Lewisburg, PA 17837 United States
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Sunday, April 22, 2 p.m. Weis Center Atrium Lobby Double bassist Xavier Foley has captivated audiences "with superbly executed performances ... playing fluidly and passionately," according to Splash Magazine. As a winner of the Young Concert Artists (YCA) International Auditions, he will make his debut as only the second double bassist in YCA's history at New York's Merkin Concert Hall.

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