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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:

  • Selections from Bernstein’s opera "Trouble in Tahiti," performed by Boston Lyric Opera
  • "Late Night with Leonard Bernstein," a cabaret-style concert narrated by his daughter, Jamie Bernstein
  • A concert version of Bernstein's “Mass,” performed by the Brandeis University Chorus and guest artists

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.