- Thu25May20178:00 pmAdele & Haig Der Manuelian Galleries @ The Armenian Museum
Concert - Epiphany 3
Armenian-American composer/pianist John Hodian brings his innovative ensemble, "Ephiphany 3" to the Armenian Museum for a concert on May 25, 2017 at 8:00 PM. The trio has lived and performed in Europe and Armenia for the past 8 years and this is a rare opportunity to hear them in America.
Epiphany 3's music is a blend of ancient and modern cultures and musical styles, featuring earthy, trance-like rhythms and chant-like melodies. For more information on the group and their current tour, visit the Epiphany 3 website.
With influences ranging from Qawwali devotional songs to Appalachian Folk music, acoustic blues and Tuvan throat singing, the highly charismatic singer/songwriter Bet Williams uses her 4-octave voice in an endless number of ways.
John Hodian's piano playing features haunting melodies and intricate rhythms that reflect his Armenian roots, his formal composition training and love for improvisation.
On this Epiphany 3 tour, John and Bet are joined by their 13-year-old son Jack, an exceptional drummer and percussionist.
Epiphany 3 will also perform excerpts fro "Songs of Exile," originally written for Hodians' The Naghash Ensemble. These songs combine the earthy spirituality of Armenian folk song, new classical music, contemporary post-minimalism and the energy of rock and jazz. "Songs of Exile" is based on sacred texts by the medieval Armenian mystic poet and priest, M'krtich Naghash. The texts are a profound meditation on man's relationship to God from the perspective of a monk forced to live in exile for many years. The music is part folk, part classical, and profoundly moving.