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Nov. 9: Boston’s A Far Cry to Perform at the Weis Center

The Boston-based Grammy-nominated string orchestra A Far Cry will present a new evening-length work called “The Blue Hour” on Thursday, Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts.

The Blue Hour features Grammy-winning singer Luciana Souza in a song-cycle written by five leading female composers: Rachel Grimes, Angélica Negrón, Shara Nova, Caroline Shaw, and Sarah Kirkland Snider. The text that serves as the libretto is by 2017 Windham-Campbell Prize winner Carolyn Forché.The performance is sponsored, in part, by Coldwell Banker Penn One Real Estate.  Additional funding provided by Bucknell University’s Office of the Provost.

There will be a free pre-performance talk with Carolyn Forché and two ensemble members on the same day as the performance at 1 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium Lobby. The discussion will be facilitated by Peg Cronin, Writing and Teaching Consultant at The Writing Center at Bucknell University. There will also be a free poetry reading in collaboration with the Stadler Center for Poetry on Tuesday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. in Bucknell Hall. Poet Carolyn Forché will read as part of the Sandra and Gary Sojka Visiting Poet Series.

Tickets for the performance are $30 for adults, $24 for seniors 62+, $20 for youth 18 and under, $20 for Bucknell employees and retirees (limit 2), $10 for Bucknell students (limit 2), and $20 for non-Bucknell college students (limit 2). Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 570-577-1000.Tickets are also available in person from several locations including the Weis Center lobby (weekdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and the CAP Center Box Office, located on the ground floor of the Elaine Langone Center (weekdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.).

For more information about this performance contact Lisa Leighton, marketing and outreach director, at 570-577-3727 or by e-mail at

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