March 9, 2023 7:00 pm
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The Naghash Ensemble of Armenia: U-M Center for World Performance Studies.

Armenian American composer-pianist John Hodian leads this ensemble in a program of original pieces based on texts by the 15th-century Armenian mystic poet-priest Mkrtich Naghash. The music combines the earthy spirituality of Armenian folk song with the procedures of new classical music and the energy of rock ’n’ roll. Fronted by a trio of brilliant female vocalists, the ensemble also includes some of Armenia’s finest instrumentalists on duduk (double reed flute), oud (fretless lute), hand drums, and piano. 7 p.m., U-M Residential College Keene Theater, 701 E. University. Free. 678–0427.