Aug. 23: Banda Magda Opens Weis Center Season with Free Concert

The 2018-19 season at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University will kick-off with a free outdoor concert on the Weis Center Plaza by Banda Magda on Thursday, Aug. 23 at 6 p.m.

Founded in 2010 in New York, the group of four close musical friends has toured in more than 22 countries and five continents and produced three albums, including its latest, Tigre. Led by Greek-born composer, orchestrator, singer and accordionist Magda Giannikou, the ensemble seamlessly moves from South American rhythms with jazz improvisation to mid-century classics and even tunes sung in six languages.

The Weis Center’s 2018-19 season is supported by the following season-level sponsors: Bucknell Sports Properties, The Daily Item, Press Enterprise, Seven Mountains Media, Sunbury Broadcasting Corporation, Standard Journal, Susquehanna Life, ViaMedia and Service Electric, Williamsport Sun-Gazette, WITF, WNEP-TV, WPSU, and WVIA. Geisinger and the Susquehanna River Valley Visitors Bureau are the lead sponsors of the Weis Center’s five family discovery performances.

Event sponsors include Backyard Broadcasting, Centre Daily Times, Children’s Museum of Bloomsburg, Coldwell Banker Penn One Real Estate, Doug and Mary Candland, Columbia-Montour Visitors Bureau, Julianna and John Cooper, Nancy and Sam Craig, Evangelical Community Hospital, the Exchange/Art Cart, Geisinger/SPARK, Bob and Dede Gronlund, iHeartRadio Williamsport, Lewisburg Children’s Museum, Clayton and David Lightman, National Geographic Live, News Item, PPL, Public Library for Union County, Priestley-Forsyth Memorial Library, Riverwoods, Gary and Sandy Sojka, Susquehanna Life, Karl Voss and Chanin Wendling family, and the Family of Janet Weis.

Grant funding for the season includes Arts Midwest, Center Stage a State Department initiative, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.

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