Weekly Event Breakdown: Week of March 31st


Hopefully everyone took time last week to revive themselves after an amazing House Party Weekend.  But if you still haven’t recovered from dancing it up at 3LAU and singing ‘till you lost your breath at Shwayze, this week’s events will have a calmer, more sophisticated air to them. First up is a jazz performance by The Art Lande Quartet in Bucknell Hall this Wednesday at 8:30 PM.  This concert is part of Bucknell’s ongoing Jazz at Bucknell First Wednesdays series. Jazz at Bucknell is a series designed to showcase jazz-musicians of all backgrounds, from international to US-based artists, from classical jazz, to modern and experimental.  Also, this performance, among the rest of the events this week, is free and open to the public.

The Art Lande Quartet features Bruce Williamson on reeds, Dean Johnson on bass, Tony Moreno on drums, and Art Lande on the piano.  International pianist Art Lande is highly acclaimed in the music world, with a grammy-nomination as well as a strong career in music education.  He’s taught jazz music at several European schools, along with US universities such as Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle and UC Boulder.  And the rest of the musicians in this talented quartet are just as established.  Saxophonist Bruce Williamson has been recorded on over 50 tracks playing clarinet, bass clarinet, flute, piccolo, and more.  He’s performed throughout the US music scene in San Francisco and New York City, and has recently been featured a soloist in Japan and Europe.  Double-bassist Dean Johnson hails from Seattle and has also been featured on over 50 tracks; one of his most notable achievements, however, is his 10-year tour with baritone saxophonist Gerry Mulligan.  Lastly, percussion artist Tony Moreno has taught music regularly at schools like Columbia and NYU, and appears on countless CDs released by CBS-Sony EMI.  Take a moment to breath this Wednesday, and go see the Art Lande Quartet perform soothing jazz music: sit back, relax, and enjoy.

Next this week is a concert by visiting professor of music, Sezi Seskir, in which she will play the Pianoforte.  The Pianoforte is an early version of the piano that is only built today for the purpose of historically informed playing – since composers such as Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven wrote their music specifically with the Pianoforte in mind, musicians today, including Sezi, play on this instrument to more accurately get the sound that these composers had in mind.  The sound of the Pianoforte is pretty different from that of the modern piano; it’s of a softer sound, and the tone quality changes as you go up and down the keys.  Lower notes buzz slightly, high notes chime when played, and keys in the mid-range sound most like the modern piano.  Sezi will be playing a range of Sonatas and Fantasies from the 18th Century, at 7:30 PM in the Natalie Davis Rooke Recital Hall – be sure to check it out if you’re looking for both an instrument and music that have withstood the test of time.

While the music for this week’s Late Night at 7th Street’s is still TBA, it’s sure to be just as fun, entertaining, and intimate as it always is. Stop by at 10 PM this Friday if you’re looking for a chill-atmosphere and good music.  As for this Saturday, Bucknell’s Symphonic Band will be holding their second concert of the semester at 7:30 PM in the Weis Center Auditorium.  The band will be playing Gustav Holt’s First Suite in E flat, Haydn Wood’s Mannin Veen, and all of the following by Samuel Hazo: Olympiada, Mountain Thyme, Ride, Arabesque, Our Yesterdays Lengthen Like Shadows, and Exultate.  All of these pieces are band classics, old and new, so go and support your friends and peers in the Bucknell Symphonic this Saturday!






The Art Lande Quartet

Jazz Performance

Bucknell Hall

Wednesday, April 3rd @ 8:30 P.M.


Sezi Seskir

Pianoforte Concert

Nancy Rooke Recital Hall

Thursday, April 4th @ 7:30 P.M.



Nikki and Marcus

Acoustic Performance

7th Street Café

Friday, April 6th @ 10:00 P.M.


Bucknell University Symphonic Band

Symphonic Band Concert

Weis Center Auditorium

Saturday, April 6th @ 7:30 P.M.