Megan Szostak

Megan Szostak is the executive arts & living editor at the Tufts Daily. She is a rising junior studying Sociology and Music. Megan can be reached at [email protected]

Senior Profile: Podniesinski reflects on time as musician at Tufts

Graduating senior Matt Podniesinski is the epitome of a student of arts and sciences. As a double major in biology and biochemistry, Podniesinski certainly has a demonstrated passion for the sciences; but with his heavy involvement in Tufts Music, his musical passions and talents cannot be overlooked. Since his first year at Tufts, Podniesinski has […]

Amernet Quartet to perform Roustom’s ‘String Quartet No. 1’ in its Boston premiere

Prolific composer and Tufts Professor of the Practice of Music Kareem Roustom will have his “String Quartet No. 1, ‘Shades of Night’” (2018) performed in its Boston premiere by the Amernet String Quartet tonight in the Granoff Music Center. Roustom’s nine-movement work follows the changes in the night sky on a journey from dusk to […]

Rising star Sheku Kanneh-Mason releases heartfelt recording of Elgar’s Cello Concerto

A century after the premiere of Sir Edward Elgar’s monumental Cello Concerto in E minor, British cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason released a performance of the work under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle in his second full-length album. Accompanied by the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO), the 20-year-old cellist recorded his album at Abbey Road Studios under […]

Debunking ‘National Treasure’ through the eyes of an archivist

Rumors have recently been circulating surrounding the release of a third film in Disney’s “National Treasure” (2004–2007) series after The Hollywood Reporter wrote that writer Chris Bremner had begun work on a script for “National Treasure 3.” The prospective new release traces its roots back to Disney’s 2004 film “National Treasure” starring Nicolas Cage, in […]

Fulkerson presents novel system in Granoff Colloquium series

Although only here for a short time while Tufts Musicology Professor Melinda Latour-O’Brien is on sabbatical, Dr. Jessica Fulkerson is making good use of her time at Tufts. After teaching Intro to Western Music last semester, Dr. Fulkerson currently teaches Sound and Structure II and a seminar on medieval harmony. Fulkerson is an expert in […]

Tony Award-winner Sutton Foster performs at Granoff Music Center

Triple-threat actress Sutton Foster gave a spirited and captivating performance in the Perry and Marty Granoff Music Center on Feb. 8. Even though the concert was not heavily publicized, Foster still drew in a large and enthusiastic audience with her reputation as a Broadway powerhouse. Known for her Tony Award–winning leading roles on Broadway as […]

Invigorating juxtaposition of musical styles dominates Either/Orchestra performance

The Either/Orchestra, directed and founded by saxophonist Russ Gershon, performed Friday alongside vocalist Teshome Mitiku in Distler Performance Hall at the Perry and Marty Granoff Music Center. This concert was an excellent testimony to the value of multiculturalism in music; in the wake of globalization movements of the 20th century, musical purism and musical multiculturalism […]

Drama department’s ‘An Enemy of the People’ explores modern environmental issues

This Thursday, the Tufts Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies will open a production of Brad Birch’s 2018 adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s 1882 play, “En Folkefiende” (“An Enemy of the People”) in the Balch Arena Theater. Directed by Noe Montez, associate professor of Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies as well as the director of […]

Vassar professor Motazedian presents in Granoff colloquium series

A decade and a half ago, Tahirih Motazedian watched HiRISE, the University of Arizona’s High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment, hitch a ride to Mars with NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter from Cape Canaveral, Fla. — a mission of which she was an integral part. Before that, Motazedian was at NASA, where she had worked on mission support for the Genesis […]

Anything but ‘Tongue-Tied’: Susan Narucki, Donald Berman shine in Sunday Concert Series

This year’s Sunday Concert Series began on a high note with a performance by soprano Susan Narucki and pianist Donald Berman in a concert featuring modern and contemporary works. The concert, “Ill, Moody, and Tongue-Tied,” included emotional art pieces and vignettes by a variety of composers, both widely celebrated and on-the-rise. The concert began in […]