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Bacchus Kitchen

ASTGHIK MARTIROSYAN - Saturday Oct 7th

Armenian-born New York City-based vocalist composer and pianist Astghik Martirosyan celebrates the release of her debut album at Bacchus

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ASTGHIK MARTIROSYAN - Saturday Oct 7th
ASTGHIK MARTIROSYAN - Saturday Oct 7th

Time & Location

Oct 07, 2023, 6:00 PM

Bacchus Kitchen, 1384 East Washington Boulevard, Pasadena, CA, USA

About the event

3-course Dinner & Show $85++

Doors open at 6pm, performance starts 730ish.

3 course menu TBA - but it will be Armenian-inspired 

Vocalist Composer Astghik Martirosyan is proud to present her debut album, Distance — an artistic

statement born of intense reflection on the relationship between present and past, self and

nation, one’s inner emotional life and the call of homeland. 

Musicians:

Astghik Martirosyan - vocals

Vardan Ovsepian - piano

Darek Oles - bass

Christian Euman - drums

Special Guests:

Daniel Rotem - tenor sax

Maksim Velichkin - cello

About the event:

Martirosyan wrote the music in 2020 while experiencing a stark duality: tremendous artistic growth and fulfillment at New

England Conservatory in Boston, gut-wrenching news from an Armenia embroiled in a 45-day war with neighboring Azerbaijan over the status of the long-disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region. This was during the pandemic as well, giving the title Distance anotherfraught layer of meaning. “All these emotions were happening,” Martirosyan recalls. “I was

experiencing it at a distance, by myself, far from my family and my country, and all of this came out in the music. This was my way of trying to heal, hope and dream, but also to express real sorrow. I lost friends in that war, I have friends who lost their homes. Music was my outlet.”

The album features Vardan Ovsepian on piano, Darek Oleszkiewicz on bass, Christian Euman on drums, Daniel Rotem on tenor saxophone, and Maksim Velichkin on cello.

All sales are final. If you cancel, your card will be charged the full price of admission.

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