Saturday, April 27
BRANDEIS FOLK FESTIVAL
|Time||1 to 5:30 p.m.
|Location||Great Lawn (rain location: Shapiro Campus Center)|
|Description||Every song tells a story in the fourth annual Brandeis Folk Festival, featuring some of the best singers and songwriters in the northeast United States.
Produced by Too Cheap for Instruments with Victoria Carter '15, Sathvika Reddy '15 and Alison Thvedt '15.
LOVE IN SCHLOSSBERG VILLAGE
|Time||12:30 to 1 p.m.
|Location||Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library|
|Description||Based on the music of Johannes Brahms, "Love in Schlossberg Village" weaves together charming choral works and folk songs into a "folk opera" about mismatched lovers. Conceived and directed by Pamela Dellal, voice instructor in the music department. With Scott Nicholas, pianist. Costumes by Pamela Wolfe.
Cast in order of appearance: Gretchen (a rich girl in the village) – Tamar Forman-Gejrot '16; Therese (Gretchen’s sister) – Sarah Pace '13; Charlotte (Emilia’s little sister, 11 years old) – Sophie Travis '13; Emilia (in love with Hans) – Ariella Stein '13; Hans (Emilia’s boyfriend) – Ben Gold '13; Franz (in love with Therese) – Matthew Chernick '16; Sigmund (in love with Gretchen) – Ford Draper; Friedrich (10 years old) – Jonah Hirst '15; Lise (Emilia’s and Charlotte’s mother) – Miriam Goldman '15.
VISIONS OF AN ANCIENT DREAMER
|Time||2 and 8 p.m.
|Location||Spingold Theater Center|
|Description||Imagine new visions of universal myths in a dramatic journey across time and cultures.
The haunting classical Greek tales of Orestes and Iphigenia are re-imagined as twin visions of an ancient storyteller who relates the creation of the world, climaxing with the creation of the Furies.
A new adaptation of Euripides’ “Orestes” and “Iphigenia at Tauris,” adapted and directed by Eric Hill.
Translated by Leonard Muellner and Brandeis students; movement by Aparna Sindhoor and Anil Natyaveda of the Navarasa Dance Theater.
A limited number of free tickets are available for this performance as part of the Festival of the Creative Arts on a first-come, first-served basis. Call 781-736-3400 or stop by the Brandeis Tickets box office in the Shapiro Campus Center. Use the code IMAGINE. (Not available online.)
BRANDEIS SHORTS: "THE NOTE" AND "THREE READERS"
|Location||Mandel Center for Humanities, G03|
|Description||A double bill of short films by Brandeis students and staff: "The Note," a psychological thriller written and directed by Aaron Berke '12 (30 min.), and "Three Readers," a comedy written and directed by Mark Dellelo (10 min.).
These films were produced in the spring and summer of 2012 with an overlapping Brandeis crew and a cast of Boston-area professionals.
A Q&A with the filmmakers follows screenings.
ADAGIO: DANCE 4 YOUR LIFE
|Location||Usdan Student Center, Levin Ballroom|
|Description||The undergraduate Adagio Dance Company performs original jazz, hip-hop, modern and tap choreography.|
|Admission||Free with Brandeis ID; $7 general public; $12 for reserved seat.|
BRANDEIS-WELLESLEY ORCHESTRA: CATCH A RISING STAR
|Location||Slosberg Music Center|
|Description||We imagine Mr. Bernstein would be delighted by the Brandeis-Wellesley Orchestra performance of Dvorak's Eighth Symphony, Mendelssohn's Overture to Fingal's Cave, and Beethoven's Second Piano Concerto with Wellesley’s rising star pianist Michiko Inouye ’14.
Also: “Café Neon: Fantasy on Greek Songs and Dances,” by Boston composer and conductor Steven Karidoyanes.
Neal Hampton, director.
TINGHIR-JERUSALEM: THE ECHOES OF THE MELLAH
|Location||Multipurpose Room, Shapiro Campus Center|
|Description||Screening of a 2011 documentary film by Kamal Hachkar, tracing the filmmaker's rediscovery of a Judeo-Berber culture in Morocco through a personal journey that leads him from the country of his birth, France, to Israel and Tinghir.
In conjunction with the exhibition 'Berber Jews: Space, Memory and Identity' by Chamae Mechtaly '15.