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French-Canadian Traditional Music Comes to Campus Theatre

Nov 11, 2015 01:27PM ● By Erica Shames

French-Canadian ensemble De Temps Antan will perform traditional music on Wednesday, November 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the Campus Theatre, 413 Market Street, downtown Lewisburg as part of the Weis Center's annual series. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. 

Using Quebec’s vibrant living music tradition as a springboard for musical innovation De Temps Antan forms a power trio catapulting audiences headlong into the future French-Canadian music and culture.  It takes a special blend of musical talents to revisit and revitalize traditional music with equal measures of reverence, humor, Joy, natural ability and breathtaking turn-on-a-dime instrumental virtuosity.

Since 2003, Éric Beaudry, André Brunet and Pierre-Luc Dupuis have been exploring and performing time-honored songs and melodies been fine-tuned and adapted to the needs of each generation.

Using fiddle, accordion, harmonica, guitar, bouzouki and foot percussion these three virtuosos blend boundless energy with the infectious 'joie de vivre.'

General admission tickets for the performance are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors 62+, $5 for youth 18 and under, $5 for Bucknell employees and retirees (limit 2), $5 for Bucknell students (limit 2), and $5 for non-Bucknell college students (limit 2).

Tickets can be purchased online at Bucknell.edu/BoxOffice 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 2 p.m.).

This tour engagement of De Temps Antan is made possible by a grant from Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation as part of its Mid Atlantic Tours program with support from the National Endowment of the Arts.

For more information about this performance contact Lisa Leighton, marketing and outreach director, at 570-577-3727 or lisa.leighton@bucknell.edu.

The next event in the Weis Center’s 2015-16 Series is a Celtic holiday performance by Danu: A Christmas Gathering on Thursday, December 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center.

For more information about the Weis Center for the Performing Arts, visit Bucknell.edu/WeisCenter or Facebook.com/WeisCenter.

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