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Imagine the Impossible This Summer

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The Leonard Bernstein Festival for the Creative Arts kicked off yesterday at Brandeis.  The festival, which runs through this Sunday, features work from local and national artists, as well from the Brandeis community.

Highlights of this year’s festival include 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”; and a concert by the Brandeis-Wellesley Orchestra.

Your creative energies need not be subdued at the festival’s end – enroll with Brandeis Summer School to continue your creative pursuits!  No matter what your creative interests are, there is a summer course for you.  Click the links below to see Summer 2013 offerings in:

Some of the great creative arts summer courses include Directed Writing: Beginning Screenwriting where you can produce an outline and first act of an original screenplay.  If you’re more into music, check out our six-day Music Workshops for violinists, clarinetists, oboists, bassoonists, and horn players.  Studio arts offerings range from Into to Digital Photography to Drawing II: Wet Media.

These are just a few of the many opportunities that Brandies Summer School offers.

For more information, or to register for classes, check out the Brandeis Summer School website.

See you at the festival!

Exciting new class on Israeli music

Are you mesmerized by the musical traditions of the State of Israel? If so, a new summer course, MUS 18b – Musical Evolution in the Land of Israel, may be just what you’re looking for this summer!

Whether you are a fan of Israeli folk music, Zohar Argov and Musiqa Mizrahit, Israeli Rock, or Hadag Nachash’s uniquely Israeli form of hip hop/rap, this exciting new class will offer students a rewarding opportunity to study the fascinating and richly diverse forms of music encountered in Israel. Throughout this 5-week course, students will be encouraged to read, listen and share their thoughts in a cozy, seminar atmosphere. In addition, several films will be shown and discussed in class.

This class is being offered by Gilad Harel and meets in the first Summer Session (May 31-July 1, 2011).  The course meets on Mondays, Tuesday and Thursdays from 8:30 AM – 11:00 AM.  Students can review a course syllabus for “MUS 18b – Musical Evolution in the Land of Israel” online.  To find out more about this course, and other Brandeis Summer School courses, visit the Summer School website.