Bernstein Festival, Day Two (And Some Bonus Events!)

So the Brandeis Early Music Ensemble concert was pretty awesome; watch for my review of it coming out in tomorrow’s Hoot.  But that’s only day one of the Bernstein Festival, and we’ve got plenty more artsy goodness coming our way today.  I’m a sucker for music, so I’ll be at the Brandeis-Wellesley Orchestra’s Theme and Variations concert, featuring Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s wonderful “Scheherazade” suite, selections from Aaron Copland’s score for Our Town and Alan Menken’s score for Aladdin (yep, the Disney movie), and selections from our own Leonard Bernstein’s operetta Candide.  Join me at 8pm in the Slosberg Music Center (it’s free!).  Check below the fold for the complete schedule of the day’s events.

But wait, there’s more!  Three more worthwhile things are happening today that you should try to check out.  First, our own Abbie K promises great fun outside the library at 12 noon; look here for more information.  Next, SPECTRUM is hosting a Social Panel for Autism Awareness at 3:30 pm in the alumni lounge in Usdan.  There are a couple of interesting panelists, and if you’re at all interested in psychology, it should be worth attending; I’ll try to do a liveblog for those who can’t make it.  Finally, the Innermost Parts community got a personal invitation in the comments to attend the Student Events open forum at 6:00 pm in the Art Gallery in the Shapiro Campus Center.  If you’ve got questions or comments on this year’s Spring Fest or on anything else relating to how Student Events spends their $135,000 budget (that’s YOUR money), come on down and ask away.

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Bernstein Festival, Day One

Today is the first day of the Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts, Brandeis’ premier celebration of all that is creative and artistic.  We have access to a incredibly wide range of talent over the next five days, and I encourage everyone to take advantage of it by looking over the festival schedule and checking out anything that seems interesting.  I myself will be attending Mixed Blessings: Beatitudes and Benedictions from Another Age, put on by the Brandeis Early Music Ensemble, and it’d be awesome to see some of you there.  Today’s full Bernstein Festival schedule, including event times, locations, and descriptions, is below the fold.

Also, let me quickly mention two unrelated events occurring today as well.  The now-infamous Right-Wing Radicalism: A Transatlantic Perspective conference is from 2:30 to 5:30 in the International Lounge in Usdan.  If you plan to attend, e-mail to reserve a seat.  If you can’t make it, I’ll try to do a liveblog here on Innermost Parts.  Also, for those opposed to Michael Oren’s selection as commencement speaker, there will be a demonstration at 4:45 in the space between Spingold and the Rose; Phil has more info about it here.

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