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Vampires, Ghouls, and Alexander the Two-Horned: An Otherworldly Evening of 17th-Century Myth and 21st-Century Music

The Memorial Church at Harvard University, 1 Harvard Yard, Cambridge
Tue., Oct. 23, 2018, 8 – 10 p.m.

Vampires, Ghouls, and Alexander the Two-Horned: An Otherworldly Evening of 17th-Century Myth and 21st-Century Music

CMES presents for Harvard Worldwide Week: “Vampires, Ghouls, and Alexander the Two-Horned: An Otherworldly Evening of 17th-Century Myth and 21st-Century Music Inspired by the Musings of Ottoman Traveler Evliya Çelebi.”

Please join CMES at The Harvard Memorial Church to celebrate the season of vampires, ghouls, and zombies with a talk on “vampire trouble” in the Ottoman world and beyond by Professor Cemal Kafadar (Harvard) and a performance of “A Gentleman of Istanbul: Symphony for Strings, Percussion, Piano, Oud, Ney & Tenor” by composer and musician Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol, joined by Grammy-nominated string orchestra A Far Cry.

This event is open to the public; no registration or tickets required. Seating is limited.

Gazette Classification: Concerts, Humanities, Lecture, Music, Social Sciences, Special Events
Organization/Sponsor: Center for Middle Eastern Studies
Speaker(s): Cemal Kafadar (Harvard), Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol (New England Conservatory of Music), A Far Cry string orchestra
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Date: 
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 20:00