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Sunday, October 13, 2013
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type:
John Chookasian
(559) 213-1909
Location Details:
The Paul Sahgoian Concert Hall 2770 East International Ave. (At Willow) Fresno, CA. 93730

EAST MEETS WEST CONCERT Armenian Music & Jazz Concert CHOOKASIAN ARMENIAN CONCERT ENSEMBLE 2010 International Armenian Grammy Award Winner Armenia’s National Gold Medal Award Winner AND LES NUNES & CLOVIS HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ BAND ‘A’ SPONSORS: Armenian Cultural Visionaries of Fresno & LA, CA. Event: Chookasian Ensemble’s Traditional Armenian songs and dances of Eastern and historic Western Armenia, performed by our conservatory graduate musicians from Armenia and the USA; that will be played on acoustic folk instruments found in Armenia for centuries. Also, the award-winning competition students of the Clovis High School Jazz Band ‘A’ will be performing separately and together with the Armenian Ensemble. DATE & TIME: Sunday, October 13, 2013 - 7:00 P.M. The Chookasian Ensemble is comprised of the finest Conservatory graduate musicians and singers from Armenia and the United States. Featured performers for the Oct. 12, 2013 concert will be: John Chookasian, Director & clarinetist; Barbara Chookasian, principal vocalist; Vergine Alimian, ‘kanun’ (72 stringed lap harp); Vladimir Grigoryan, ‘kemenche’ (folk violin); Norik Manoukyan, ‘duduk,’ ‘zurna’ & ‘sh’vi’ (Armenian flutes); Andranik Mouradian, keyboards; Hayk Nalbandian, ‘dumbeg,’ ‘d’hol’ & ‘deff’ (folk percussion instruments); ‘FLYING in from NEW YORK,’ especially for this performance, John Tarpinian, ‘oud’ (folk lute). The Chookasian Ensemble is famed for weaving in Armenian stories and traditions associated with each musical piece performed, thereby connecting the audience with the music and the lore. LOCATION: The Paul Shagoian Concert Hall 2770 East International Street (At Willow) Fresno, CA. 93730 (When driving North on Willow, turn left on International) TICKETS: Adults: $20.00; Students & Children: $10.00 - Buy your tickets early! Mr. John Chookasian: (559) 213-1909 - Mr. Les Nunes: (559) 289-0622 Advance Concert Tickets at the following locations in Fresno: Bentley’s Drum Shop (559) (559) 298-4400 (4477 N. Blackstone Ave.) Gottschalk’s Music Store (559) 298-4400 (328 Pollasky - Clovis) Fresno Deli (559) 225-7906 (Gettysburg Ave. & Fresno Sts.). European Market (559) 437-3898 (West & Herndon Sts.) Hye Market (559) 448-9791 (Bullard & West Sts.) Hye Quality Bakery (559) 445-1511 (Santa Clara & “L” Sts.) Karabakh Market (559) 224-9710 (Barstow & 1st Sts.) Ninas Bakery (559) 449-9999 (Shaw & West Sts.) Occasions Bakery (559) 230-1900 (Gettysburg Ave. & Fresno Sts.) Royal Market & Deli (559) 447-8380 (Bullard & Marks Sts.) The General Public is Cordially Invited to Attend this Unique Musical Event! +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Some Chookasian Armenian Concert Ensemble’s Awards and Events: In the past sixteen years, our “Chookasian Armenian Concert Ensemble” has performed for many people that are of multicultural heritage, who have attended and supported our many successful concerts, festivals, fundraising events and Armenian events across the USA and Armenia. We performed our sixth highly successful Armenian concert event for the Freight & Salvage Concert Hall in Berkeley, CA on February 23, 2013. The “Chookasian Armenian Concert Ensemble’s” was the 1st Place Winner of the “2010 International Armenian Grammy Awards” Celebration; that was held at the world-famous 7,000 seat Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, CA. Our live concert CD was selected from thousands of CD submissions from around the world. Former Mayor Willie Lewis Brown, Jr. presented the Chookasian Armenian Concert Ensemble with a “Certificate of Honor’ from the City & County of San Francisco. We are also Armenia’s ‘National Gold Medal Award’ Winners; The award was presented to us from the President of Armenia, Mr. Robert Kocharian, after our one-month concert and festival tour of Armenia. Please type in our Chookasian Ensemble’s name on U-Tube and see our very successful PBS, Channel 18 TV, Armenian concert program held in CSU, Fresno. Over 2 million people in the Central Valley, CA, viewed our PBS TV Channel 18 TV broadcast of our Armenian music and culture several times! You Tube: Chookasian Armenian Ensemble. The Fresno Arts Council and the Mayor Alan Autry, in Fresno City Hall, presented John Chookasian, with the ‘Artist of the Year’ Award, during the annual ‘Horizon Awards,’ Celebration. Fresno City Council President, Mr. Henry Perea, presented the ‘Chookasian Armenian Concert Ensemble,’ with the “Key to Fresno City Award,” in Fresno City Hall. See website for additional awards and performance venues information: Our live concert Armenian CD’s can be purchased online at: &
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