Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts brings music, dance, theater and more to campus

The festival runs April 7-14

Artists performing in this year's festival

Musician Jenna Nichols, Afro Flow Yoga, storyteller Len Cabral, and Ruth Behar will all be part of the festival.

Experience the music, dance, theater, and artwork that will transform the Brandeis campus during the 2019 Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts, taking place from Sunday, April 7 through Sunday, April 14.

The Festival of the Arts honors its founder, the great American composer, conductor, and Brandeis faculty member, Leonard Bernstein, and his incredible legacy as an artist, educator, activist and humanitarian.

Most of the events are free and open to the public. Here is a sampling:

  • Super Sunday: an afternoon of short programs and art activities for all ages, including workshops in African and flamenco dance and performances by Brandeis student clubs;
  • Concerts by the Brandeis-Wellesley Orchestra (Neal Hampton, conductor) and Brandeis University Chorus and Chamber Singers (Robert Duff, director)
  • "The Bacchae": a new translation of the Greek tragedy by Joel P. Christensen '01 (Classics), directed by Dmitry Troyanovsky '98 (Theater Arts), and produced by the Department of Theater Arts;
  • The Brandeis Folk Festival: featuring singer-songwriters and musicians from around New England;
  • Culture X: a joyful student performance of dance, music, and spoken word that celebrates the diversity of the Brandeis community; and innovative public artworks created for the festival.

You can find a complete listing of events on the festival website. Guidebooks are also available around campus.

“Art can be a full-body experience,” says festival producer Ingrid Schorr, director of the Office of the Arts. “At the Festival of the Arts, art will surround you. You’ll experience the flavor of music or the sound of a painting.”

The Festival of the Arts is sponsored by the Brandeis Office of the Arts.

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