Super Sunday, April 27

Hungry Marching Band

In celebration of Leonard Bernstein’s lifelong commitment to engaging young people in the arts, Brandeis sponsors an afternoon of free performances, family and children’s events, and art exhibitions and demonstrations.

Events run continuously from 1 to 5 p.m. and are free and open to the public. No tickets are necessary.

We are pleased to have candy for sale by Spindler Confections (Jeremy Spindler, PhD '11). Refreshments are also available for purchase at Einstein's Bagels in the Shapiro Campus Center. 

Rain location for outdoor events and activities: Shapiro Campus Center.

 

1 to 2 P.M.

TIME AND LOCATION
DESCRIPTION

1 to 2:20 p.m.
Great Lawn

THE TANGLEWOOD MARIONETTES: HANSEL AND GRETEL 

Based on the Brothers Grimm classic with melodies from the Humperdinck opera. Afterward, pull the strings yourself at a puppet manipulation workshop for ages 8 and up. Sign up with a festival volunteer at the performance to participate (limit 26).

1 to 1:20 p.m.
Bernstein-Marcus Plaza

PROSCENIUM: ON BROADWAY

This gleeful Brandeis a cappella group shares their songbook of Broadway show tunes and Disney classics. Briana Schiff '14 and Ryan Jordan '15, music directors.  

1 to 1:20 p.m. 
Beside the Justice Brandeis Statue

HUMAN-MACHINE INTERFACE ENSEMBLE  

World premiere! Three Library and Technology Services guys and a rabbi play tunes from the popular songbook, a salve for the soul chafed by discordant modernity. David Grainger Wedaman, PHD '02, LTS, instigator; featuring Richard Dodds, LTS; John Miller, LTS; Rabbi Charlie Schwartz, Office of High School Programs.

1 to 1:20 p.m.
Rose Art Museum

HEATHER SPECTOR

Heather Spector '17 performs "Solo de Concours" by Andre Messager and "Concertino for Clarinet" by Carl Maria von Weber.

1 to 2:30 p.m.
Shapiro Multipurpose Room

THE PLAYBACK THEATRE EXPERIENCE 

Hold a mirror to your life with Playback Theatre, in which audience members share stories and actors and musicians recreate them with compassion and respect, creating the space to witness the story of themselves and community through a fun, interactive, artistic lens. Refreshments will be served. Will Chalmus '07, Sheila Donio, Tim Van Ness, Ukumbwa Sauti and Katie Lear.

1:30 to 1:40 p.m.
Spingold Theater Center Lawn

TREVOR KAFKA

Find yourself filled with wonder! Trevor Kafka '15, a professional performer and instructor of circus arts in both Boston and New York City, performs a dazzling acrobatic routine using aerial silks.

1:30 to 1:55 p.m.
Rose Art Museum

HERMANN HUDDE

Guitarist Herman Hudde, MA '12, who has performed concerts around the world and around the U.S., performs the milestone work for guitar "Variations sur 'Folia de Espana et Fugue," by the Mexican composer Manuel M. Ponce (1882-1948).

1:45 to 2 p.m.
Spingold Theater Center Lawn

PERFECT PITCH

Perfect Pitch is an all-girl, student-run a cappella group from Brookline High School. Their repertoire spans classics from the 1950s to Lauryn Hill and R.E.M.

 

2 to 3 P.M.

TIME AND LOCATION
DESCRIPTION

2 to 3 p.m.
Shapiro Campus Center

SAM CHUSSID: THE NEW ONE-MAN BAND

CANCELLED

2 to 3 p.m.
Shapiro Campus Center Theater

NOT JUST FOR KIDS: THE ALLOY ORCHESTRA

The Alloy Orchestra performs live original music to fantastical and funny short silent films from 1906-1965 that will will keep adults in awe and kids in ecstasy. Enjoy "The Red Spectre," "Artheme Swallows his Clarinet," "The Pet" by Windsor McCay, "Clay or the Origin of the Species" by Ernest Noyes and "The Playhouse" starring Buster Keaton.

2 p.m. to 2:20 p.m.
Shapiro Campus Center Atrium

TOP SCORE

Brandeis' student-run orchestra performs selections from "Hercules" and "Mary Poppins." 

2:30 to 2:40 p.m.
Spingold Theatre Lawn

TREVOR KAFKA


Find yourself filled with wonder! Trevor Kafka '15, a professional performer and instructor of circus arts in both Boston and New York City, performs a dazzling acrobatic routine using aerial silks.

2:30 to 2:50 p.m.
Bernstein-Marcus Plaza

GET TO KNOW BLUEGRASS

Multi-instrumentalist David Chernack '17 showcases the sound and history of five essential instruments of bluegrass: fiddle, mandolin, guitar, banjo and bass.

2:30 to 2:50 p.m.
Shapiro Campus Center Atrium

WALTHAM PHILHARMONIC

The Waltham Philharmonic, comprising 60 professional, semiprofessional and amateur musicians, plays an upbeat selection of classical and American music, including Brahms' "Hungarian Dance #8," Sousa's "Stars and Stripes Forever" and "The Washington Post March." Michael Korn, music director.

2:30 to 3 p.m.
Rose Art Museum

BOSTON TYPEWRITER ORCHESTRA

An eccentric and inventive group of artists (described by National Public Radio as Monty Python-esque) engage in rhythmic typewriter manipulation, combining elements of performance, surrealist comedy and satire.

2:45 to 3 p.m.
Spingold Theatre Lawn

PERFECT PITCH

Perfect Pitch is an all-girl, student-run a cappella group from Brookline High School. Their repertoire spans classics from the 1950s to Lauryn Hill and R.E.M.

 

3 to 4 P.M.

TIME AND LOCATION
DESCRIPTION

3 to 4 p.m.
Great Lawn

HUNGRY MARCH BAND


Put on your dancing (or stomping) shoes because this legendary street band has a party going on: a blazing parade of steel, brass and wood. Their hungry music mixes New Orleans street bands, brass bands from India, and the global community into an ever-evolving musical experiment influenced by Latin flavor, jazz, punk rock noise and hip-hop beats. Feel free to dance or hula hoop with them. Featuring the Brandeis Juggling Club!

3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Shapiro Campus Center Atrium

IMPROV BOSTON


Boston’s leading improv troupe presents a comedic extravaganza, completely made up on the spot based on your suggestions. No two shows are alike! Adults and children are invited to participate.

 

3:30 to 3:50 p.m.
Rose Art Museum

BA'NOTE


Brandeis' all-female Jewish a cappella group sings American and Israeli pop and traditional Jewish tunes, including songs to mark Yom H’Shoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. Kate Fallon '16 and Elana Kennedy '17, music directors; Tali Friedlan '14, president; Sarah Cope 'l15, coordinator; Leah Staffin '15, publicity.

 

4 to 5 P.M.

TIME AND LOCATION
DESCRIPTION

4 to 5 p.m.
Shapiro Campus Center Theater

ALLEGRO DANCE COLLABORATIVE

Journey through time with a modern dance company made up of Brandeis alumni, who will perform new and older works ranging from a soulful duet to a fast-paced company ballet.

Featuring Courtney Choate '11, Ben Harel '12, Julie Judson '11, Elizabeth Moguel ’10, Carina Platner '12, Ariella Silverstein-Tapp '09 and Greg Storella '11. Choreography by Julie Judson '11, Courtney Choate '11, Elizabeth Moguel '10, Jessa Reisner '09 and Ariella Silverstein-Tapp '09 with the Collaborative. Recommended for age 13 and up.

 

ONGOING EVENTS

TIME AND LOCATION
DESCRIPTION

Throughout the afternoon
Inside and outside Shapiro Campus Center

SIDEWALK SAM

Cover the campus walkways with Sidewalk Sam, aka Robert Guillemin, the beloved Boston artist dedicated to creating public art that promotes community and creativity.

TAKE A TRIP AROUND THE WORLD

Students and staff from the Brandeis Intercultural Center lead art and craft activities for all ages. 

TEXTURE, TEXTURE

Jeanne Williamson, HBI artist-in-residence, leads an art activity exploring color and texture.

 

RELATED EVENTS


TIME AND LOCATION
DESCRIPTION

2 p.m.
Spingold Theater Center

TEN BY TEN: A THEATRICAL CELEBRATION

Raw, real, a little radical and a little renegade. Brandeis' graduate acting students present 10 short, original solo pieces, each uniquely capturing their personal perspectives and creative passions, from superstitions to superheroes. The program is performed in two parts. Artistic director, Marya Lowry; artistic associate and guest artist, Katie Pearl. Recommended for adult audiences. 

3 to 5 p.m.
Slosberg Music Center

CLASSIC SONG


Student performances of art song and arias from the baroque, classical and Romantic periods as well as traditional American music standards.

6 p.m.
Spingold Theater Center

TEN BY TEN: A THEATRICAL CELEBRATION

Raw, real, a little radical and a little renegade. Brandeis' graduate acting students present 10 short, original solo pieces, each uniquely capturing their personal perspectives and creative passions, from superstitions to superheroes. The program is performed in two parts. Artistic director, Marya Lowry; artistic associate and guest artist, Katie Pearl. Recommended for adult audiences. 

2:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Chapels Field

SPRINGFEST

The annual concert sponsored by Student Events and WBRS 100.1 FM. For more information, call 781-736-5065.

7 p.m.
Slosberg Music Center

DANIEL STEPNER AND FRANK GLAZER: OLD FRIENDS MEET OVER CLASSICS

Ninety-nine year-old pianist Frank Glazer joins Lydian String Quartet violinist Daniel Stepner for sonatas by Mozart, Beethoven and Ives. Glazer, who has performed throughout the world with leading orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic and the Boston Symphony Orchestra, will also play Beethoven's solo sonata, Op. 109. Proceeds benefit the Aston Magna Music Festival scholarship fund. Tickets, $25/$20/$5, available at Brandeis Tickets, 781-736-3400 or brandeis.edu/tickets