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A Place I Never Knew

June 22, 2023 | 6:00 PM EST

The stunning series of photographs by local Boston photographer, Tira Khan, which hang in a wing of the Boston Athenæum, is a vibrant, stoic, and heartfelt homage to her ancestral homeland in India. Grappling with themes of immigration, ancestry, colonialism, family, and belonging, this collection shines a light on the sometimes conflicting emotions that come with connecting to a cultural from which you have been separated. Khan, in describing her journey, depicts the root of this feeling perfectly: “For this project, I returned to India to discover a city, culture, and country that I never knew.”

Join BFO Artistic Director Alyssa Wang and BFO musicians in an intimate dialogue about what it means to experience art, and how it can help us to relate to the world around us. Enjoy a wine and cheese reception following the concert, including a chance to explore parts of the Athenæum. This concert is free, but registration is required!


Anish Raj Pandit, Three Nocturnes
Vanraj Bhatia, Sangeet Raat: Night Music

Britten, Night Piece

Reena Esmail, Jhula Jhule

Scott Wheeler, New Village Music

Reena Esmail, The Light is the Same

All Chamber Series concerts will take place at the

Boston Athenæum (Henry Long Room)

10 1/2 Beacon St. 

Boston, MA 02108

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