Shoghaken Ensemble at Skirball Cultural CenterMarch 22, 2004
Thursday, April 1
$25 General, $20 Members, $15 Students
Advance Tickets: (323) 655-8587
Founded by the outstanding duduk (double-reed flute) player Gevorg Dabaghyan in 1991, Shoghaken is the preeminent traditional music ensemble in Armenia. Dedicated to rediscovering and sustaining Armenia's extraordinary folk music tradition, the ensemble has toured extensively throughout Europe and the former Soviet Union and recently performed on the soundtrack of Atom Egoyan's film Ararat. In 2002, Shoghaken performed at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, D.C.
7:00 p.m. Enjoy a pre-concert lecture on Armenian folk music by Lucina Agbabian Hubbard, a lecturer at USC's Thornton School of Music specializing in the history of Armenian music and folk instruments.
SKIRBALL CULTURAL CENTER
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049
Off the 405 Freeway, exit Skirball Ctr. Dr.
(310) 440-4500; Skirball Cultural Center website
Parking is free and plentiful.
Music by The Shoghaken Ensemble:
Traditional Dances of Armenia (2004)
Armenia Anthology (2002)