The Weekly Event Breakdown (Week of April 7th)

April is here in full swing, not only showering us with precipitation and academic work, but also with a plethora of musical performances. This week, there are a variety of performances to attend on campus, including many final concerts by student groups.

To begin the week, Concert Chorale presents “Images: A Choral Tapestry” on April 7th in the Weis Center for Performing Arts. The director, William Payn, will lead the ensemble with a selection of modern choral music including “Go, Lovely Rose” by Eric Whitacre, “Amor De Mi Alma” by Z. Randall Stroope,” and “Images” by Rob Landes. In addition, the program will feature some Broadway favorites, including songs from shows like “Wicked” and “Les Miserables.” The performance will also include accompaniment by a jazz trio and a stage band. The performance is free and open to the public, so definitely show up this Sunday at 2:30PM for this contemporary concert.

On Tuesday, South African flugelhornist, trumpeter, bandleader, composer, singer, and political activist Hugh Masekela will perform at 7:30PM in the Weis Center. The Grammy Award-winner has released more than 40 albums and performed with many famous musicians including Paul Simon and Stevie Wonder. He is known worldwide for his musical and political influences in the U.S. and South Africa. The U.S. Virgin Islands even proclaimed “Hugh Masekela Day” in March 2011. Make sure to buy tickets so you can see this celeb performance on April 9th! Tickets are sold at the Campus Box Office: $20 for adults, $16 for seniors, $10 for youth and college students.

Thursday, April 11th, the international performers of the Trio Festivale will present an evening of multi-cultural chamber music. With Sabrina Hu on flute, Gerard Peregrine on cello, and visiting professor Cathal Breslin on piano, the performance is sure to capture the attention of those in the Rooke Recital Hall audience. The group has toured throughout the U.S., Europe, Korea, and China. This performance will be at 7:30PM and is free to the public. The Music Department encourages all students to attend!

The Bucknell Jazz Band will perform in the Weis Center on April 12th at 8PM. The ensemble will present Rufus Reid, one of today’s premiere bassists in the international jazz scene, and his recent composition “Quiet Pride.” “Quiet Pride” is a five-movement musical tribute to the sculptor Elizabeth Catlett and was awarded the Sackler Composition Prize in 2006. You and your friends can check out this performance for free this Friday!

To end the week, the Bucknell University Orchestra will present their final concert this Saturday at 7:30PM in the Weis Center. The ensemble is conducted by Christopher Para as they present a large program including selections from the video game “World of Warcraft.” You definitely won’t want to miss April 13th’s free concert comprised of performers who are your own peers and professors.

 That's it for this week!

Who? What? Where? When? Admission?
Concert Chorale Choral Concert Weis Center Auditorium Sunday, April 7th @ 2:30 P.M. Free
Hugh Masekela South African Music Concert Weis Center Auditorium Tuesday, April 9th @ 7:30 P.M. $10 for students
Trio Festivale Recital Chamber Music Recital Rooke Recital Hall Thursday, April 11th @ 7:30 P.M. Free
Go Greek FestRufus Reid and Bucknell Jazz Band Fraternity DJ BattleJazz Performance  KDR/Lambda FieldWeis Center Auditorium Friday, April 12th @ 5:00 P.M.Friday, April 12th @ 8:00 P.M. FreeFree
Bucknell University Orchestra Orchestral Concert Weis Center Auditorium Saturday, April 13th @ 7:30 P.M. Free