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Qais Akbar Omar (GRS’16), a graduate student in the Creative Writing Program, has published a much-praised memoir, A Fort of Nine Towers: An Afghan Family Story. He recalls how the violence and tumult of civil war jolted his family, who, despite losing relatives, their home, and possessions, continued to nurture his wish to attend a university.

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“Divine Songs”: A special concert performance by Blue Heron

Starts:
8:00 pm on Friday, March 1, 2013
Ends:
10:00 pm on Friday, March 1, 2013
Location:
808 Gallery, 808 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
URL:
http://www.blueheronchoir.org
Blue Heron performs Divine songs: Connections and exchanges between secular song and music, featuring the music of Johannes Ockeghem" (c. 1420-1497). Pre-concert talk by musical director Scott Metcalfe at 7:15pm. Reception to follow. Blue Heron is a professional vocal ensemble that combines a commitment to vivid live performance with the study of original source materials and historical performance practice. Blue Heron's principal repertoire interests are fifteenth-century English and Franco-Flemish polyphony, ranging from Dunstable and Du Fay through Ockeghem to Josquin; Spanish music between about 1500 and 1575; and neglected early sixteenth-century English music, especially the rich and unexplored repertory of the Peterhouse partbooks (c. 1540).