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Reeds and Cranes Suzuki Kiitsu
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Reeds and Cranes (79.28.1) — Suzuki Kiitsu

Ara Topouzian

Sunday, July 21, 2013

1 & 3 PM

  • For Everyone
  • Family Friendly
Ara Topouzian plays the Kanun – a seventy-six stringed laptop Middle Eastern harp. He has performed as both a solo musician and ensemble musician with Armenian and Middle Eastern artists throughout the country. Ara’s music has been featured in several nationally aired PBS documentaries. He has performed with world music artists as well as renowned jazz and fusion artists. In 2012, he performed as a guest soloist with the Virginia Commonwealth University Symphony performing an original concerto written for the Kanun.
In July, 2012, Ara was awarded the Kresge Artist Fellowship for the Performing Arts. In September, 2012, he was voted the best local folk artist through Vote4TheBest sponsored by WDIV (NBC) Television.
Ara will be joined by fellow Armenian musicians Jerry Gerjekian on dumbeg (hour-glassed goblet hand drums) and Tom Zakarian on guitar.