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Lydian String Quartet showcases their musicians’ versatility in a short concert

Jessie Miller
(04/21/15 1:12am)

Once again, the Lydian String Quartet brought music to Brandeis at the It’s About Time (Part 2) performance last Wednesday. The performance was a sneak preview to their full concert, which took place in Slosberg Recital Hall this past weekend and featured the musical talents of Daniel Stepner and Judith Eissenberg (violins), Mark Berger (viola) and Joshua Gordon (cello). Set in the Mandel Atrium during a busy lunch hour, the performance attracted a diverse audience and captured the attention of passersby. After a brief introduction from Deborah Rosenstein, the Concert program manager of the music department, the quartet began their performance by explaining the two pieces they would play: String Quartet No.

Q&A with Adagio co-president Samantha Daniels-Kolin ’15

Emily Wishingrad
(04/21/15 2:34am)

justArts spoke with Samantha Daniel-Kolin ’15, a co-president of the Adagio Dance Company, about the group’s show Passion in MotionJA: How do you think the show went this year? SK: I think the show went really, really well, definitely considering the fact that we had a lot less dancers show up this semester than in previous years.

Interview Column

Jaime Gropper
(04/21/15 3:53am)

This week justArts spoke with Amanda Ehrmann ‘18, the director of Free Play Theatre Cooperative’s play columbinus. justArts: Why did you choose to direct ‘columbinus’?Amanda Ehrrman: The writer is from Chicago, and I am from Chicago, and it’s been my favorite play ever since I saw it senior year of high school, and I actually took a gap year so I’m a little older.

Play uses unique staging to showcase dark themes

Brooke Granovsky
(04/24/15 2:23pm)

columbinus was a deeply and hauntingly affecting play. The show used high school archetypes, such as nerds and jocks, to profile students at Columbine high school, following them through the 1999 school shooting and its aftermath. Only at the end of the first act did columbinus reveal that the archetypes “freak” and “loner” actually served as stand-ins for murderers Eric and Dylan, respectively.