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Bucknell University
Lewisburg, PA 17837 United States

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December 2015

Danύ: A Christmas Gathering (CELTIC HOLIDAY)

December 3 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Thursday, December 3, 7:30 pm Weis Center Danú’s Christmas Gathering thrills Celtic music lovers around the globe with their virtuoso players on fiddle, flutes, button accordion, percussion and the gorgeous voice of Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh along with top-notch guest dancers. More info: http://www.bucknell.edu/x94288.xml Adults: $25 Seniors 62+ and Subscribers: $20 Youth 18 and Under: $15 Bucknell Employees and Retirees (limit 2): $15 Bucknell Students (limit 2): $10 Non-Bucknell Students (limit 2): $15

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Billy Kelly and Molly Ledford: Trees (FAMILY DISCOVERY)

December 5 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Saturday, December 5, 3 pm Weis Center FREE! Tickets not required. Attendees are asked to bring a canned food item, which will be donated to Union County Children and Youth Services and distributed to local families in need during the holiday season. Lewisburg’s own Billy Kelly teams up with South Carolina native and songstress Molly Ledford to write & record Trees — a musical celebration of everyone’s favorite ubiquitous woody plants. More info: http://www.bucknell.edu/x94293.xml

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January 2016

Dorrance Dance

January 29, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Michelle Dorrance founded Dorrance Dance in the spring of 2011 after devoting 30 years to studying and performing tap dance. She’s been lauded by The New Yorker as “one of the most imaginative tap choreographers working today,” and is the first tap choreographer to receive a Princess Grace Choreography Fellowship. Dorrance Dance aims to honor tap dance’s uniquely beautiful history in a new and d ynamically compelling context, not by stripping the form of its tradition, but by pushing it: rhythmically, aesthetically…

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February 2016

Gamelan Dharma Swara

February 6, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The ensemble will inaugurate Bucknell University’s new gamelan semara dana, a type of Balinese gamelan that was invented in the late 1980s. Combining two musical modes on each instrument, the ensemble can play a wide range of repertoire and styles, traditional and new. Dedicated to the traditions of Balinese performing arts and committed to exploring new music, New York City’s Gamelan Dharma Swara is carving out a compelling niche. Founded in 2000, Dharma Swara is one of the leading Balinese gamelan…

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Aaron Diehl Trio

February 10, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Aaron Diehl seeks to stand out in his era as an artist to exemplify quality, authenticity, and a fluency in the American musical vernacular. The 2011 Cole Porter Fellow of the American Pianists Association, Diehl has been hailed by the New York Times as “a smart young pianist with a fastidious grasp of jazz traditions.” He is committed to unearthing the treasures of a rich musical language through collaborative efforts with artists across generations. In 2002, Diehl was a finalist in Jazz…

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Tao: Seventeen Samurai

February 16, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Direct from TAO’s successful, sold-out world premiere run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, this brand new production, TAO: Seventeen Samurai, will tour North America in the spring of 2016. The new show will bring you athletic bodies and contemporary costumes combined with explosive Taiko drumming and innovative choreography. TAO: Seventeen Samurai has critics raving about TAO’s extraordinary precision, energy, and stamina. With hundreds of sold-out shows and more than six million spectators, TAO has proven that modern entertainment based on…

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Mandelring Quartet

February 28, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

In 2008, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung declared that the Mandelring Quartet was so good that it is a worthy successor to the Alban Berg Quartet. Writing of their Shostakovich cycle at the Salzburg Festival, the leading Austrian arts magazine, Die Bühne, named it as the heir of the legendary Borodin Quartet, and the renowned music magazine Fono Forum counts it as one of the six best string quartets in the world.  By grasping the spiritual dimension, exploring the emotional extremes and working on the details, these musicians…

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March 2016

Patty Griffin, Sara Watkins, Anais Mitchell

March 3, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

In a highly anticipated national tour, Grammy Award-winner Patty Griffin joins forces with Sara Watkins and Anaïs Mitchell in a celebration of American songwriting and performance. More than just a three-act show, this special “singers-in-the-round” style show features all three artists on stage together, sharing songs and accompanying each other for the entire evening.  With a career spanning more than two decades, Griffin is the recipient of a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Gospel Album, a Grammy nomination for Best…

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Room on the Broom

March 5, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Recommended for Grades Pre K-3rd Room on the Broom is a musical based on the book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. The witch and her cat are flying happily on their broomstick – until a stormy wind blows away the witch’s hat, bow and wand. A helpful dog, bird and frog find the witch’s lost things, and they all hop on the broom for a ride. But this broomstick’s not meant for five and – CRACK – the broom…

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March 26, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Pilobolus – named after a barnyard fungus that propels its spores with extraordinary speed, accuracy and strength – is a dance company founded by a group of Dartmouth College students in 1971. In recent years Pilobolus has transformed from avant-garde dance company into an international entertainment brand featured on the likes of Oprah, Late Night with Conan O’Brien and the Academy Awards. The company has engaged in activities as varied as making circuses, creating television advertising, publishing books, breaking world…

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April 2016

Mnozil Brass

April 2, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Mnozil Brass has established itself as one of the world’s premier brass ensembles. With more than 130 performances a year, the group has captivated audiences with their blend of immense virtuosity and theatrical wit. Their performances seamlessly blend original compositions with classical favorites, jazz standards, and popular hits. As always, the repertoire is presented with the group’s iconic humor and wit in scenes so clever that they would be worthy of Monty Python. Mnozil Brass take their name from the “Gasthaus…

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The Tallis Scholars

April 7, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Director, Peter Phillips, founded The Tallis Scholars in 1973. Through recordings and concert performances, the ensemble has established itself as the leading exponent of Renaissance sacred music throughout the world. Peter Phillips has worked with the group to create, through good tuning and blend, the purity and clarity of sound that he feels best serves the Renaissance repertoire, allowing every detail of the musical lines to be heard. It is the resulting beauty of sound for which The Tallis Scholars…

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Acoustic Africa

April 15, 2016 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

After worldwide critical and commercial success in 2006, 2011 and 2013, the fourth installment of Acoustic Africa’s exhilarating journey focuses on the richness of the African traditions of voice and song. Acoustic Africa will feature two beloved singers, Habib Koite and Vusi Mahlasela. A modern troubadour with extraordinary appeal, Habib Koité’s musicianship, wit and wisdom translate across cultures. Hailing from the musically prolific West African nation of Mali, the guitarist and composer has been named the biggest pop star of…

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