Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts

Create@Brandeis Living Room Fest

Create@Brandeis Living Room Fest with a person playing a saxophone

May 1-3, 2020

Whether we are together on campus 24/7 or see each other only at class reunions, the arts create connection and meaning. And although we can't be together this year for the Festival of the Arts, we can still share our music, our poetry, dance, and art. The three-day Create@Brandeis Living Room Fest features a wide variety of online arts programs and activities presented by Brandeis students, alumni, faculty and staff, with special guests. We hope you'll enjoy connecting with each other, wherever you may be.

How to Watch

Click on the button above for information about watching programs on Facebook and Zoom.

Go to the day by day schedule page.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates. And we're sharing our community's creative moments of music, visual art, and more every day on our Instagram account, @CreateAtBrandeis. We hope you'll enjoy connecting with each other, wherever you may be. 

Greetings from Nina Bernstein Simmons

The Festival of the Arts was founded by the American composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein in 1952 to celebrate Brandeis' first Commencement. In this short video, his daughter Nina Bernstein Simmons welcomes you to Living Room Fest and imagines what her father would have said about a festival in which we gather around computers. Or, watch a documentary about the 1952 Festival of the Arts.