Weekly Event Breakdown: April 12
Be sure to check out the hotly anticipated conclusion to the Weis Center 2014-15 series on Wednesday, April 15 at 7:30pm at the Campus Theater. Fatoumata Diawara, a singer-songwriter from Mali, will be sharing her talents with the public. With a wealth of worldly experience, hers is sure to be an enlightening performance. Born in Côte d’Ivoire, raised in Mali, and now based in Paris, Diawara has found her musical niche in a blend of personal experience, jazz, and traditional folk songs. The show is free for Bucknell students, and all other ticket information can be found here: Additionally, Diawara will give a free lecture and demonstration at noon that day in the Weis Center lobby.
Chris Wills will present his senior voice recital on Friday, April 17th at 7:30pm in the Rooke Recital Hall. Amidst the big events coming to Bucknell, let’s not overlook the immense talent of individual students.
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Don’t forget that Bison Sound is coming up soon. On Saturday, April 18th, several bands including our good friends The Rooks will take over the Sojka Lawn. There will be a beer garden for 21+, and free food for the duration of the event, which starts at 4pm. Check out the full lineup here:
In a grand display of musical collaboration, the Bucknell Opera Company, Symphony Orhcestra, and Concert Chorale will perform a “Spring Gala” concert. The show on Saturday, April 18th at 7:30pm will feature several opera arias, choruses, overtures, and a medley of one of recent history’s most influential musical works: West Side Story. The event is free to anyone. Consider stopping in for a break from the excitement of Bison Sound.
On Sunday, April 19th, the Offbeats will be performing in their spring concert. Tickets are $7 and are available online or at the door. The Facebook event page tells us that there will be “some pretty sweet a capella music,” and nothing else... Cryptic, but promising! Given the dynamic and engaging shows of Offbeats past, there is little doubt that this will be a worthwhile event.
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