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The annual Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts showcases nationally acclaimed performers and visual artists together with music, dance, theater, film and artwork by more than 300 Brandeis students, faculty, staff and alumni. 

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To our students, program partners, alumni, and colleagues: thank you for the creative work you’ve had to put on hold. To our audience members: thank you for your understanding.

If you have any questions, concerns or thoughts to share, please Ingrid Schorr, director of arts engagement, at ingrids@.  


April 24-26: Intractable Woman: A Theatrical Memo On Anna Politkovskaya

Laurie Theater, Spingold Theater Center

This powerful play by Stefano Massini, one of Italy’s most celebrated writers, takes us behind the headlines generated by the Russian journalist and activist Anna Politkovskaya, who was assassinated in 2006. Directed by Dmitry Troyanovsky. Set design by Cameron Anderson. Presented by the Department of Theater Arts. Tickets: $20/$15/$5 at Brandeis Tickets.

POSTPONED: April 25: Lydian String Quartet: seeking all that’s still unsung

Slosberg Music Center

Brandeis’ resident quartet a special concert dedicated to nature and our place in it during a time of environmental and sociological crisis. Program includes John Luther Adams’ “The Wind in High Places” (2011), Peter Sculthorpe’s String Quartet No. 18 (2010, and Pēteris Vasks’ String Quartet No. 2, “Songs of Summer” (1984). Presented by the Department of Music. Tickets: $20/$15/$5 at Brandeis Tickets.

CANCELLED. April 26: Super Sunday!

An afternoon of free music and dance performances, exhibitions, and art activities that the whole family can enjoy. Produced by the Division of Creative Arts' Arts Engagement office (Ingrid Schorr, director). Free and open to the public. 

POSTPONED: April 26-27: In Motion | Israeli and Palestinian Art and Culture

Contemporary art and culture from Israel, highly regarded across the globe, is the focus of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies annual conference. This two-day conference is devoted to a variety of artistic modes of expression, including painting, video art, dance, television and multimedia performances. Cultural production from Israel — marked by diversity, pluralism and cutting-edge formal and artistic innovations — reflects, critiques and reimagines how we might understand the country下载全民体彩’s past, present and future. Visit the Schusterman Center website for a detailed schedule. 

Plus public artwork created for the festival, and concerts by the Brandeis Early Music Ensemble, Brandeis Jazz Ensemble, and the undergraduate Leonard Bernstein Fellows.

Founded in 1952 by Leonard Bernstein to celebrate the first graduating class of Brandeis, the Festival of the Arts is a campus-wide event overseen by the Arts Engagement staff of the Division of Creative Arts. It is made possible by the generous support of Elaine Reuben ’63; the Aaron Foundation Visiting Artist Fund for Theater, Music, and Fine Arts; the Center for German and European Studies, the Office of Alumni Relations and the Brandeis Arts Council. 

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Waltham Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.


The Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts welcomes and encourages the participation of people of all communities, generations and life experiences. We value a diversity of lived experiences and perspectives and recognize that our experiences and perspectives are shaped by multiple and intersecting social identities.

We encourage an exchange of learning among faculty, practitioners, students, staff and audience members. We support continuous reflection and learning about the arts.