the Armenian Cultural Community of the Bay Area presents:
Performing Friday, March 3, 2023 at SecondStage
The Naghash Ensemble combines the earthy spirituality of Armenian folk song, new classical music, contemporary post-minimalism, and the energy of jazz and rock. Three brilliant female vocalists and some of Armenia’s finest instrumentalists on duduk, oud, dhol, and piano play new music based on sacred texts by the medieval Armenian mystic poet and priest, Mkrtich Naghash.
Written by Armenian-American composer John Hodian, The Naghash Ensemble’s “Songs of Exile” is a profound meditation on man's relationship to God from the perspective of a monk forced to live in exile for many years. Part folk music, part classical, and profoundly moving.
The music is hard to tag as classical, religious, modern. But we think it will light up your brain cells.
Have a listen:
The Naghash Ensemble of Armenia Live in Ghent (Excerpts)
Ensemble MembersHasmik Baghdasaryan – sopranoTatevik Movsesyan – sopranoArpine Ter-Petrosyan – altoTigran Hovhannisyan – dholAram Nikoghosyan – oudHarutyun Chkolyan – dudukJohn Hodian - piano/composer
Wine reception 6:30-7:30 pm
Showtime 7:30 pm - Concert duration is 90 minutes
tickets through the MVCPA or through your local Armenian cultural association
General Admission $82
Cabaret seating $200 (seating on main floor, at a nice table)
Sponsorship available! Get the best seats!