Saturday, April 13

All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. 

On Saturday, take a free shuttle from downtown Waltham to campus! Starting at 12 pm, accessible shuttles leave from the Carter Street MBTA stop every hour and drop you at the door of the Rose Art Museum. The last shuttle back to Waltham will depart at 3:45 pm. For more information, visit the Rose website

BRANDEIS FOLK FESTIVAL
Time Noon - 5:30 pm
Location Fellows Garden (behind Shapiro Campus Center). Rain location: Sherman Function Hall, Hassenfeld Conference Center
Description The tenth annual Brandeis Folk Festival, featuring a new generation of gifted singer-songwriters and musicians from across New England. Produced by Too Cheap for Instruments and coordinated by Anna Dorosenkov ’20 and Elizabeth Nielsen ’19. Lawn chairs and blankets welcome.

12-12:45 pm
Lauren Crosby is a rising folkie/bluesy songstress from Georgetown, Maine. Her unique voice captures the rawness of the oceanic setting in which she grew up in, and her songwriting exemplifies the beauty and hardships of coastal living.

1-1:45 pm
Sarah Lavin '21 and Elizabeth Hilliard '22 of Too Cheap for Instruments, the Brandeis a cappella folk group, perform a mix of originals and covers.

2-2:45 pm
GoldenOak is the sibling duo Zak and Lena Kendall of Portland, Maine. The two started making music together as kids and the bond of brother and sister is evident in their carefully crafted songs, poetic lyrics, and flowing harmonies.

3-3:20 pm
The Brandeis a cappella group Too Cheap for Instruments founded the Brandeis Folk Fest in 2009. Today, they perform songs from their repertoire of folk music.

3:30-4:15 pm
The music of Jenna Nicholls has been turning heads since she arrived in the Lower East Side of New York City. Whether she’s crooning a jazz standard, belting out a New Orleans-style dirge or plucking original ballads on her ukulele, Jenna gives a vintage genre a new spin with her own lush nostalgic style and melodic sensibility.

4:30-5:30 pm
Looking for hot fun? Tough End String Band serves a spicy brew of acoustic music: old-time, bluegrass jazz, and more! Anthony Viselli, mandolin; Ryu Mitsuhashi, violin; Paul Riechmann, bass; Sam Furth, guitar.

 

THE BACCHAE
Time 2 pm and 8 pm
Location Mainstage Theater, Spingold Theater Center
Description This new translation from ancient Greek by Joel P. Christensen  ’01 (Classics) tells the story of Dionysus, who travels to Thebes to clear his mother’s name. His arrival upends the ordered city-state of Thebes by introducing to Theban women the frenzied worship of a new god. With vibrant original songs and choreography, this production takes a contemporary look at religious ecstasy, political authority and the psychology of mass violence. Scenic design by Cameron Anderson. Directed by Dmitry Troyanovsky. Presented by the Department of Theater Arts. Made possible by the Brandeis Arts Council. Tickets: $20/$15/$5 at Brandeis Tickets. (Also on Thursday, Friday and Sunday)

 

CULTURE X: ROOTS TO LEAVES - GROUNDED IN OUR HISTORIES 
Time 7 pm (doors open at 6 pm)
Location Levin Ballroom, Usdan Student Center
Description Celebrate the breathtaking diversity that defines the Brandeis community in this joyful and powerful performance of dance, music and spoken word by Brandeis students, now in its 20th year. Sponsored by the Brandeis Intercultural Center.

 

LYDIAN STRING QUARTET: LOVE AND DEATH, PART III  

POSTPONED TO SATURDAY, MAY 11, 2019

Time 8 pm (preconcert talk, 7 pm)
Location Slosberg Music Center
Description The Lydian String Quartet performs Puccini’s “Crisantemi,” SC 65; Britten’s String Quartet No. 3, Op. 94; and Schubert’s String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, D. 810, “Death and the Maiden.” Tickets: $20/$15/$5, available at Brandeis Tickets.

 

WBRS AND BAMCO PRESENT: CRUMB WITH MAL BLUM
Time 8 -10:30 pm 
Location Chum's Coffee House, Usen Castle
Description Jazzy and psychedelic, Crumb got together at Tufts University and now tours nationally. Mal Blum is an American songwriter, musician, writer and performer from New York. Admission is free; donations accepted to benefit the ALS Association.

 

BORIS' KITCHEN
Time 8 pm
Location Shapiro Campus Center Theater
Description Get into the kitchen for some laughs with Brandeis’ student-run sketch comedy group. Donations for charity accepted at the door. (Also on Friday)