Weekly Event Breakdown: Week of Oct. 27th


Since this weekend is both Homecoming and Halloween, there are tons of events happening on campus! 1) To kick of the week, Modern dance ensemble Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion will perform an urban dance piece called Pavement on Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center. Pavement creates a moving and powerful portrait of urban life consumed by gang and police violence, employing a score that incorporates baroque opera, contemporary classical compositions, and R&B as well as multimedia elements and spoken word. This will be an intense and emotional performance featuring many different styles of music seen clearly in their Promotion Video below.



Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion: PAVEMENT PROMOTIONAL VIDEO Created by Dancing Camera from Kyle Abraham/Abraham.in.motion on Vimeo.

(Citation: Dancing Camera, “Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion: PAVEMENT PROMOTIONAL VIDEO” Vimeo 2013. )

Tickets for the performance are $20 for adults, $16 for seniors 62+ and subscribers, $10 for youth 18 and under, $10 for Bucknell employees and retirees (limit 2), $10 for Bucknell students (limit 2), and $10 for non-Bucknell college students (limit 2). Tickets can be purchased online at www.bucknell.edu/BoxOffice or by calling the Campus Box Office at 570-577-1000.

2) The first musical event on Friday, October 31st is the Sam Bush Band Concert, held in the Weis Center at 7:30 PM. Sam Bush is a Grammy Award winning multi-instrumentalist, alternately known as the King of Telluride and the King of Newgrass. Bush has helped to expand the horizons of bluegrass music, fusing it with jazz, rock, blues, funk and other styles.  Though Bush is best known for jaw-dropping skills on the mandolin, he is also a three-time national junior fiddle champion and Grammy award winning vocalist.




Tickets for the performance are $20 for adults, $16 for seniors 62+ and subscribers, $10 for youth 18 and under, $10 for Bucknell employees and retirees (limit 2), $10 for Bucknell students (limit 2), and $10 for non-Bucknell college students (limit 2). Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the Campus Box Office at 570-577-1000.

3) Also on Friday night the Midwest Dueling Pianos will be performing at the Homecoming Tent at 9pm. This is an interactive and comedic performance, getting the audience up off their feet and involved. Dueling Pianos is a one-of-a-kind entertainment experience that gets the audience singing, cheering, dancing, and laughing so hard they'll be doubled over gasping for breath. It's an experience unlike any other that will leave the audience amazed and begging for more.





This Friday, October 31st, will be the Late Night Music Series at 7th Street Café. Student Performers- including musicians, comedians and poets alike- will showcase their talents at 10 pm. You can sign-up before hand or the night of event! This is an awesome opportunity for any Bucknell artist who hasn’t quite found their time to shine. This event was created for the sole reason of showcasing the unbelievable talents we have at our school, so this is your chance! Also for people who want to enjoy late night music in a coffee house setting, this is just the event for you!

5) On Saturday, November 1st, one of Bucknell’s co-ed acapella groups, Beyond Unison (pictured above), will be holding their 10th anniversary concert at 2pm at the Campus Theater (413 Market Street). Come show your support for your fellow Bucknell students!

6) Also on Saturday, November 1st, Bucknell’s oldest and all-male acapella group, the Bison Chips will be holding their 40th Anniversary Concert! This event will be held as the Weis Center at 7:30 PM. I also encourage you to come show your support for yet another amazing group of talented Bucknell students. Both Alumni and current students will be performing. Tickets are $10- sold at the Bucknell Box Office or call 570-577-1000.

Bison Chips

(Citation: Photo by: Andrew Killman September 16th, 2014)

7) Flutist Mary Hannigan and pianist Barry Hannigan will give a concert Saturday, Nov. 1, at 7:30 p.m. in Rooke Recital Hall of the Weis Music Building. The program, which is free and open to the public, includes four sonatas by K.P.E. Bach, Prokofieff, Liebermann, Burton, and a piece imitating bird calls by Messiaen.

A member of the Harrisburg Symphony since 1984, Mary Hannigan performs with her husband, Barry Hannigan, pianist, and "esprit!" a flute and harp duo with Rebecca Kauffman. She teaches performance studies in flute at Dickinson College, where she is a member of the Faculty Wind Quintet. She also has taught at Susquehanna University, Bucknell University, Wilkes University and Colorado College. For many summers she was on the faculty of Rocky Ridge Music Center in Colorado and performed on the Music in the Mountains concert series. A professor of music at Bucknell, Barry Hannigan is known for his performances throughout the United States and in Europe. He had his New York debut in Carnegie Recital Hall and his European debut at the Edvard Munch Museum in Oslo, Norway.

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(Citation: Photo from Kathryn Kopchik, Bucknell University. January 11th 2013)

This is a great weekend for music on Bucknell’s campus so show your school pride and attend a few of these events!



(Featured Photo Citation: Activities and Campus Events (ACE), October 2nd, 2014)