Megan Szostak is an arts editor at the Tufts Daily. She is a sophomore who is majoring in Sociology and Music. Megan can be reached at megan.szostak@tufts.edu.


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 […]


Lisztomania: Nostalgia

In wracking my brain for ideas on what to write for this column for commencement, memories of my high school graduation flooded into my mind, and I started to become nostalgic. Even after a year, it is still hard for me to fully grasp the fact that those four years of my life are over, […]


Lisztomania: Globalization

As an aggressively Eurocentric American, I am aware that I have neglected a great part of the world in my musical analyses over these past several weeks. Of course, I do try to focus on classical music, which has historically been produced by the Western world, but there has recently been an increasing output of […]


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