Sunday, April 23


Noon-5 p.m., Shapiro Campus Center and Great Lawn

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).

Super Sunday highlights:

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).

Brandeis Early Music Ensemble

4 p.m., Slosberg Music Center

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.

Brandeis Wind Ensemble

7 p.m., Slosberg Music Center

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.

Gili Yalo in Concert

7 p.m., Sherman Hall, Hassenfeld Conference Center

Tel Aviv-based Gili Yalo, one of the most compelling musicians in the Israel music scene, combines Ethiopian roots with soul, funk, psychedelic and jazz music. He has collaborated with top music producers (including Balkan Beat Box, Niles City Sound, and UBK) to incorporate sounds from traditional Ethiopian music into a contemporary music production. Opening event for Ethiopian Israelis and the Creation of Knowledge: Encounters of Homeland and Diaspora conference. Hosted by the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies. 

Please register in advance.


7 p.m., Shapiro Campus Center Theater

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.

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Radium Girls

7 p.m., Shapiro Campus Center Multipurpose Room

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. Tickets available at the Shapiro Campus Center and Usdan box offices, or online at Brandeis Tickets.

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8 p.m., Chum’s Coffeehouse, Usen Castle

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.