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

Upcoming Events

September 2016

Rajab Suleiman and Kithara (World Music – FREE!)

September 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rajab Suleiman & Kithara, Werner Graebner (2)

6 pm Weis Center Plaza - FREE! Taarab music has defined Zanzibar's aural landscape for over a century, renowned for its lush mix of Arabic and western instruments, diva-worthy vocalizations, and allusive Swahili lyrics. The venerable and syncretic form is ambitiously renewed by Rajab Suleiman & Kithara. This lean and nimble group has uncovered the form's essential origins and is creating new musical conversations with its East African neighbors, historic Arabic cultural partners, and allied Western forms.

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Coal Town Rounders and Van Wagner (Bluegrass/Americana)

September 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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7:30 pm Kick-Off Event and Reception for Coal Collections: Local, National, and International Stories Weis Center Opener: Hard Coal: The Concert, 6 pm, Weis Center Atrium Lobby Grafting their passion for Appalachian music and harmony singing to 21st century sensibilities, Northeast Pennsylvania-based quartet Coal Town Rounders are making their own moves in a genre that’s heavy on the tradition. With a foundational repertoire of bluegrass material you’d expect in a group twice their age, the band is poised to expand…

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Merima Ključo & Miroslav Tadić: Aritmia (World Music/Classical – FREE!)

September 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
MIROSLAV TADIC by Nebojsa Babic

7:30 pm Weis Center Atrium Lobby - FREE! With Aritmia, two celebrated instrumentalists ruminate on their common roots and shared loves of traditional Balkan and classical music. In a program that includes original compositions as well as arrangements of Manuel de Falla and the mournful music of sevdah—sometimes called 'Bosnian blues'—this virtuosic pair shares the fruits of their unique musical partnership, offering a singular mix of joy, yearning and aching beauty. One of the world's finest concert accordionists, Bosnian-born Merima…

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October 2016

Proserpina: Two One-Act Operas (Classical/New Music)

October 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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7:30 pm Weis Center J.W. v. Goethe and Karl Seckendorff (1777) J. W. v. Goethe and Paul J. Botelho (2016) Conducted by Beth Willer, Bucknell’s Director of Choral Activities New York Baroque Inc. Orchestra, Wen Yang Executive Director, with Bucknell’s Camerata Tiffany DuMouchelle, Soloist Annie J. Randall, Artistic Director The story of Proserpina has been told countless times throughout western history in the form of poems, hymns, plays, operas, paintings, and sculptures. As told by Ovid ca. 8 C.E., Pluto…

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Bickram Ghosh’s Drums of India (World Music)

October 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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2 pm Weis Center Electrifying, entrancing, unbelievable are just three of the accolades most often heard when tabla player Bickram Ghosh performs with his group Drums of India.  Comprised of four master drummers from India, playing a variety of traditional Indian drums, and supported with sitar, this ensemble has thrilled audiences throughout the Indian continent. One of India's greatest Tabla maestros, Bickram Ghosh also holds the rare distinction of being one of the most well- known names in the world…

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Judy Collins with Ari Hest (Folk)

October 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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7:30 p.m. Weis Center Judy Collins has inspired audiences with sublime vocals, boldly vulnerable songwriting, personal life triumphs, and a firm commitment to social activism. In the 1960s, she evoked both the idealism and steely determination of a generation united against social and environmental injustices. Five decades later, her luminescent presence shines brightly as new generations bask in the glow of her iconic 50-album body of work, and heed inspiration from her spiritual discipline to thrive in the music industry…

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Warsaw Philharmonic (Classical)

October 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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7:30 pm Weis Center Jacek Kaspszyk, Music and Artistic Director Seong-Jin Cho, Piano Soloist For over 100 years, the Warsaw Philharmonic has been one of Poland's most distinguished musical institutions. They will embark on their 4th U.S. national tour in the 2016-2017 season following highly successful U.S. national tours in 2004, 2008 and 2012. This will be the first U.S. tour for the Warsaw Philharmonic with their Music and Artistic Director, Jacek Kaspszyk, who was appointed in September 2013. While…

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Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba (World Dance)

October 30 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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4 pm Weis Center Cuba’s most popular dance company that is beloved around the world, Havana-based Dance Cuba has remained since its founding fifteen years ago under the inspired creative direction of dancer-choreographer Lizt Alfonso. The all-female company of 17 beautiful and technically superb dancers performs “with amazing unanimity” (New York Times) and with “sheer technical finesse” (Chicago Sun-Times). Accompanied by an on-stage ensemble of 6 remarkable mostly-male musicians, Dance Cuba fuses the rapidly clacking heels of the flamenco, with…

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November 2016

Maria Schneider Orchestra (Jazz)

November 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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7:30 pm Weis Center “Maria Schneider is a national treasure.” National Public Radio The music of five-time Grammy Award winner Maria Schneider has been hailed by critics as “evocative, majestic, magical, heart-stoppingly gorgeous, and beyond categorization.” She and her orchestra became widely known starting in 1994 when they released their first recording, ‘Evanescence.’ With that recording, Schneider began to develop her personal way of writing for her 17-member collective, made up of many of the finest musicians in jazz today,…

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Roomful of Teeth featuring the Bucknell University Choir (Vocal Ensemble/Contemp. Classical)

November 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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7:30 pm Weis Center Roomful of Teeth is a GRAMMY Award-winning vocal project dedicated to mining the expressive potential of the human voice. Through study with masters from singing traditions the world over, the eight-voice ensemble continually expands its vocabulary of singing techniques and, by commissioning and creating new works, forges a repertoire without borders. The band has studied Tuvan throat singing, yodeling, belting, Inuit throat singing, Korean P’ansori, Georgian singing, Sardinian cantu a tenore, Hindustani music and Persian classical singing with some of the world’s top performers…

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B – The Underwater Bubble Show (Family Discovery – FREE!)

November 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The Unexpected Journey of Mr. B in the Colorful Underwater World of Bubblelandia 7 p.m. Weis Center FREE! Tickets not required. Suggested for all ages This is a story about our lives. We all know life can be gray or colorful…Don’t worry...this time it is going to be very colorful! Mr. B finds himself transported as if by magic to a special, colorful, happy place called Bubblelandia, a place to linger, to dream, to listen, to watch, to savor, and…

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December 2016

Windham Hill’s Winter Solstice (Celtic Holiday)

December 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Irene Young

7:30 pm Weis Center Master musicians who made their names on the Windham Hill label, pianist Liz Story, singer and multi-instrumentalist Barbara Higbie and guitarist Sean Harkness have created a special show in celebration of Winter Solstice. This ensemble in various forms has toured nationally for the past 10 years in support of the recording series that sold over 8 million copies. Warmth, humor and stunningly pristine performances abound.  The significance of Winter Solstice is recognized in indigenous traditions around the world. This concert brings the…

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