The sound of Armenian Santour

Sat. Apr 7, 2018 at 7:00pm CDT
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Musical Connections presents:

 The sound of Armenian Santour

Friday, April 7, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the Scottish Rite Theater

207 W 18th St, Austin, TX 78701

This evening’s performance will feature Armenian music performed on the santour, the Armenian national instrument, with piano and Armenian dhol (Armenian percussion)accompaniment. Armenian santour maestro Sarkis Petrosian, internationally acclaimed pianist Hamayag Hovanessian with Artur Galustyan. The Trio will perform folk and Classical music which spans the Armenian tradition from the 12th century to the 20th century. The performers were classically trained at the Komitas State Conservatory for Music of Yerevan.

The santour, similar to the Romanian cimbalom or the Ukrainian cimbali, is a stringed instrument, a hammered dulcimer played with mallets to create a unique range of sound.


Tickets (at the door):

  • Adults: $20

  • Seniors and Students: $10

  • Children under 12: free

Advance tickets at:

 This performance is made possible with support from the City of Austin’s Cultural Arts Division, the Texas Commission on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, Musical Connections, Russian Speakers Society.

 To learn about upcoming shows or to obtain interviews or reviews, contact Sergey Vashchenko at balalaika@sbcglobal.netor at (512) 656-6865.

           More information is available from Musical Connections at

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Austin Scottish Rite Theater 207 W 18th St.
Austin, TX 78701
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