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Join us April 15-22, 2018, when we celebrate Festival of the Creative Arts founder Leonard Bernstein at 100!

The complete schedule will be available in mid-March. Featured events include:

  • Music by Leonard Bernstein performed by Boston Lyric Opera, followed by a discussion of his opera "Trouble in Tahiti" with BLO general and artistic director Esther Nelson and David Angus; musicologist Georgia Luikens MA '10; and Nicholas Alexander Brown '10, director of special Productions and initiatives, Washington Performing Arts
  • "Late Night with Leonard Bernstein," a cabaret-style concert narrated by his daughter, Jamie Bernstein. Featuring Michael Boriskin, piano; John Musto, piano; and Amy Burton, soprano.  
  • A concert version of Bernstein's “Mass,” performed by the Brandeis University Chorus, Brandeis-Wellesley Orchestra and guest artists
  • Premiere of a new work by Saad Haddad, the winner of the 2017 Lydian String Quartet commission prize

The annual Festival of the Creative Arts showcases nationally acclaimed performers and visual artists together with music, dance, theater, film and artwork by more than 300 Brandeis students and alumni. 

View a slide show of the 2017 festival.

The Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts is free and open to the public and produced by the Office of the Arts at Brandeis.


Supporters include Elaine Reuben '63, the Laurie Foundation, and the Aaron Foundation Visiting Artist Fund for Theater, Music, and Fine Arts. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Waltham Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.