Festival brings crowds, smiles, songs to campus

Students gather for Springfest with Kendrick Lamar and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.

Photos/Mike Lovett

Bronte Velez '16 danced as the campus community gathered to sing John Lennon's "Imagine."

Brandeis celebrated four days of music, dance, theater and visual arts with its annual Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts. Crowds of visitors joined the campus community in “imagining the impossible,” this year’s theme, during the festival April 25 to 28.

Events kicked off with a campus sing-along to John Lennon’s “Imagine” in the Shapiro Campus Center. Other highlights included Late Night with Leonard Bernstein, hosted by Bernstein's daughter Jamie, with performances by acclaimed soprano Amy Burton and pianists John Musto and Michael Boriskin; the Brandeis Theater Company production of "Visions of an Ancient Dreamer"; a concert by the Brandeis-Wellesley Orchestra and the student-organized Springfest, which featured Kendrick Lamar and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.

The Festival of the Creative Arts is named for its founder, the composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein, and is sponsored by the Brandeis Office of the Arts.

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