Lewisburg PA: 2016 Weis Center Performances at Bucknell

graphics of dancers in circles text: Weis Center for Performing Arts 2016-17 SeasonIf you imagine a bit of theater, music, or dance as part of your getaway to our bucolic countryside, Bucknell University’s Weis Center for the Performing Arts is the perfect answer. The architecturally and acoustically outstanding 1200-seat hall in Lewisburg, PA, brings the cultural arts to central Pennsylvania, hosting innovative, culturally-diverse artists. Whether you prefer music, dance, or theater, it’s all just a short 30 minute drive from the inn at Bucknell University. You can reserve a table for an early dinner here at the Farmhouse, enjoy an outstanding performance in Lewisburg, and be back in time for a snack or a nightcap in our Brew Pub.

The 2016-2017 season  features classical, jazz, dance, Americana/folk, world music and more, with performers from across the U.S. and around the world. Here are highlights of some performances scheduled for September and October, 2016. Tickets may be ordered online at the University Box Office, by phone (570-577-1000), by mail, or in person. For a complete listing and further information, visit the Weis Center for the Performing Arts website.

Weis Center for the Performing Arts, Bucknell University
1 Dent Drive, Lewisburg, PA 17837
Phone: 570-577-1000

Rajab Suleiman and Kithara (World Music / Free Concert)
Friday, Sept. 9, 2016 6 p.m.
Discover Taarab music, Zanzibar’s historic melding of Arabic and western instruments with Swahili lyrics. On tour as part of Center Stage

TWO Concerts for the Price of one (Family Weekend, Bluegrass/Americana)
Hard Coal: The Concert (Free Concert)
Thursday, September 22, 2016  6:00 pm
Music Guy Klucevsek composed for the play Hard Coal: Life in the Region.
Coal Town Rounders and Van Wagner
Thursday, Sept. 22, 7:30 p.m.
Tickets:  $10 – $20
Hard driving bluegrass quartet who transform Appalachian music for 21st century ears.

Merima Kljuco & Miroslav Tadic: Aritmia (World Music / Classical / Free Concert)
Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016 7:30 p.m.
Aritmia brings together two celebrated Bosnian instrumentalists who share common roots and their love of traditional Balkan and classical music.

Proserpina: Two One-Act Operas (Classical / New Music)
Friday, Oct. 14, 2016 7:30 p.m.
Tickets:  $15 – $25
Follow Proserpina into the depths of Hades, Pluto’s mythical underworld kingdom with two contrasting operatic settings of Goethe’s story.

Bickram Ghosh’s Drums of India (World Music)
Sunday, Oct. 16, 2 p.m.
Tickets:  $10 – $20
Four master drummers, led by Table maestro Bickram Ghosh, bring Indo-fusion music to Lewisburg with their traditional Indian drums and sitar.

Judy Collins with Ari Hest (Folk / Homecoming Concert)
Thursday, Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m.
Tickets:  $20 – $30
Judy Collins and Ari Hest share their creative interpretations of contemporary and traditional folk at this special Homecoming Concert.

Warsaw Philharmonic (Classical)
Thursday, Oct. 27, 7:30 p.m.
Tickets:  $25 – $35
Their fourth U.S. national tour brings them to Bucknell to perform Brahms, Chopin and Weinberg.

Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba (World Dance)
Sunday, Oct. 30, 4 p.m.
Tickets:  $20 – $30
Cuba’s most popular and beloved all-female dance company, Dance Cuba, fuses the staccato of flamenco and rhythms of Afro-Cuban dance with classical ballet and a hint of jazz, Havana style.

Choose an event at the Weis Center, then give us a call at the Inn, Farmhouse, and Brewing Co. at Turkey Hill, and we’ll be happy to assist you with arranging your stay.

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