Sunday, April 23
Super Sunday is the family/community day at the Festival of the Arts. In honor of Leonard Bernstein's legacy as an educator, we offer an extraordinary array of creative experiences including musical performances and art activities throughout the afternoon. Cosponsored by the Vic ’63 and Bobbi Samuels ’63 Center for Community Partnerships and Civic Transformation (COMPACT).
- The zany comedic creatures of BIG NAZO at 12:30, 1:30, and 2:30 p.m.
The Second Line Social Aid & Pleasure Society Brass Band at 12:30 and 1:30 p.m.
Space for Change: Immersive play/theater with Little Uprisings and The Gottabees at noon, 1, 2, 3, and 3:30 p.m.
- Noon-12:20 pm Name that Tune with Tanner Eustace '24
- 1-1:20 pm Gann Academy Jazz Ensemble
- 2-2:20 pm Music by Simon Fidlin '25
- 3-3:20 pm Rather Be Giraffes A Cappella
- 3:30-3:50 pm Up the Octave A Cappella
- 4 - 4:20 pm Manginah A Cappella
Space for Change is cosponsored by Lemberg Children's Center. The Flavor Continues is sponsored by the Samuels Center for Community Partnerships and Civic Transformation (COMPACT).
Shop for handmade jewelry, pottery, art and more created by the Brandeis community. Sponsored by Arts Engagement. (Also on Saturday, April 22.)
In 1926, radium was a miracle cure, Madame Curie an international celebrity, and luminous watches the latest rage — until the girls who painted them began to fall ill with a mysterious disease. Inspired by a true story, "Radium Girls" traces the efforts of Grace Fryer, a dial painter, as she fights for her day in court. Produced by the student-run Undergraduate Theater Collective. Directed by Alyssa Allen '24. Brandeis students, please register to attend on Campus Groups. General public, please contact Alyssa Allen at email@example.com.
The Brandeis Early Music Ensemble presents HAIL and FAREWELL! Celebrate the power of music to heal and inspire, in honor of director Sarah Mead's final concert with the Brandeis Early Music Ensemble. After 40 years of teaching historical performance at Brandeis, Professor Mead will retire in June. The EME invites alumni and guest faculty to join them onstage for their final piece.
Adagio is the largest dance group on campus, welcoming dancers of all levels and various styles. This performance will showcase the pieces Adagio's choreographers and dancers have been working on throughout the semester, as well as guest performances from Ballet Club and Hooked on Tap. Organized by co-presidents Aitana Burman '23 and Claire Martel '23, with Molly Calkins '23, Camila Cano '23, Isabelle Hammer '23, and Abby Perlstein '23.
Tickets for non-Brandeis community: $5 at the door using Brandeis donation form (forms will be provided).
This take on Shakespeare's most famous tragedy examines religion, misogyny, and political intrigue in a contemporary setting. Produced by the student-run Hold Thy Peace. Directed by Naomi Stephenson '26, assisted by Rachel Shpuntoff '26. Tickets are free for Brandeis ID holders; $5 for general public. Available at the Shapiro Campus Center and Usdan box offices, or online at Brandeis Tickets.
Program includes an arrangement of “Raiders March” (John Williams) created for the 205th anniversary of the U.S. Marine Band; “Of Sailors and Whales” (Francis McBeth), inspired by Melville’s Moby Dick; Franco Cesarini’s Greek Folk Song Suite, and selections from Stephen Schwartz’s “Wicked.” Tom Souza, director.
Ethiopian Israeli rock star Gili Yalo and his five-piece band thrill audiences with a unique brew of Ethiopian roots music fused with soul, funk, psychedelic, and jazz. Singing in Amharic, English and Hebrew, Yalo is a natural performer and storyteller whose infectious energy brings people to their feet. He has toured and performed around the world and collaborated with Balkan Beat Box, Niles City Sound, and UBK, among others.
The concert kicks off the conference Ethiopian Israelis and the Creation of Knowledge: Encounters of Homeland and Diaspora, hosted by the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies and cosponsored by Combined Jewish Philanthropies, the Consulate General of Israel to New England, and the Mandel Center for Studies in Jewish Education.
Please register in advance.
In this one-act play by Duncan MacMillan, a couple’s relationship evolves as they discuss the idea of having a child during a climate crisis. Produced by the student-run Freeplay Theatre Collective. Featuring Maya Schultz '25 and David Feit Mann '25. Liza Heck '25, director; Mary Bracco '25, assistant director. Also on April 22.