Coming soon to

the Bay Area!


Naghash Ensemble

of Armenia

Check out these trailers: #1 #2 #3


  the Armenian Cultural Community of the Bay Area presents:

Performing Friday, March 3, 2023 at SecondStage
of the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts

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 Members

  Hasmik Baghdasaryan – soprano

  Tatevik Movsesyan – soprano

  Arpine Ter-Petrosyan – alto

  Tigran Hovhannisyan – dhol

  Aramayis Nikoghosyan – oud

  Harutyun Chkolyan – duduk

  John Hodian - piano/composer

and check out this event they did for KEXP:

Wine reception 6:30-7:30 pm

Showtime 7:30 pm - Concert duration is 90 minutes




Tickets are
going fast

This will
sell out!


tickets through the MVCPA or through your local Armenian cultural association

General Admission $82
Bulk sales for General Admission:  bundles of 10 tickets for $770
Cabaret seating $200 (seating on main floor, at a nice table)
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Sponsorship available!  Get the best seats!

 SecondStage is an intimate club-like setting with 156 General Admission seats
and "Cabaret" tables on the main floor to seat an additional 8-10 guests.
You can check out the floor plan HERE or here

Entry to SecondStage is through the main entry for the MVCPA.  

Come early!  Our wine reception starts at 6:30!
There will be a separate (excellent) event that evening at the Main Stage.  Our show will be better.

MVCPA also features the Bean Scene, a café and coffee shop.  They will provide light snacks for our wine reception.

the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts is located at 

    500 Castro Street, Mountain View (corner of Castro and Mercy Streets). (map)
Plenty of free parking is available under the MVCPA or in the large parking lot at the corner of Mercy and Bryant Streets.

Here is the info for the Box office: