Brandeis will celebrate our community at annual 'Family Day' on April 26
Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts will feature performances for the entire family on Sunday
In celebration of founder Leonard Bernstein’s lifelong commitment to engaging young people in the arts, the Brandeis Festival of the Creative Arts will sponsor an afternoon of free performances, family events, and art exhibitions on Sunday, April 26. Performances will run continuously from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Rose Art Museum, Slosberg Music Center, Shapiro Campus Center Theater, and on the Great Lawn. The Lemberg Children’s Center will sponsor art-making activities for children.
All families of Brandeis faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend the community celebration. Arts events that families and children can enjoy together are noted in the guidebooks, available across campus and in the arts buildings. Featured artists include:
Sidewalk Sam and Art Street
Turn the Brandeis campus into your canvas with Sidewalk Sam, aka Robert Guillemin, the beloved Boston artist dedicated to creating public art that promotes community spirit and children’s creativity. Join Sam and his crew for chalk drawing outside the Shapiro Campus Center. Rain location: Hassenfeld Conference Center.
Guy Mendilow Band
Voted “Boston’s Best World Music Act” by the Boston Phoenix, Israeli composer/performer Guy Mendilow leads this spirited quintet in breaking down musical boundaries with an inventive blend of Israeli, Middle-Eastern, Sephardi and Blues. “The glory of what Mendilow does is finding a common ground among different cultures.”— Jewish Advocate. Listen here to a track from the band's new album.
ARTiculation: Theater for Our Generation
Combining interactive theater and urban poetics, Company One’s ARTiculation is a poetry-slam turned performance using spoken-word, improvisation and a hard hitting hip-hop beat. Follow five young Boston poets as they forge a new relationship between classical theater and underground performance, and join an artistic revolution. Ages 13 and up.
These renowned puppeteers have enchanted audiences throughout New England with their international folk tales. Featuring over a dozen hand-crafted marionettes and exquisite scenery, "An Arabian Adventure" features classical and traditional Middle Eastern music. The performance includes a behind-the-scenes demonstration of how the marionettes are made and operated.
Click here for the complete Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts schedule.