Cadence Ensemble will perform in concert at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, April 26 in the Fresno State Concert Hall.
In 2004 five Armenian instrumentalists — Varazdat Khachumyan, Violin; Hakob Jaghatspanyan, Guitar; Meruzhan Yeganyan, Accordion; Sofi Mikayelyan, Piano; and Gurgen Amiryan, Contrabass — formed Cadence Ensemble to promote the music of Argentine tango composer Astor Piazzolla. Since then, they have expanded their repertoire and rapidly developed into one of the world’s premier ensembles performing original works and arrangements by classical and contemporary European, Russian, Armenian, and American composers including world music and pop while maintaining an affinity for Piazzolla.
The ensemble has given acclaimed performances in numerous countries around the world in prestigious venues such as the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires and the Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg.
The concert, part of the World Music Series of the Philip Lorenz International Keyboard Concert Series, is co-sponsored by the Armenian Studies Program, the Thomas A. Kooyumjian Family Foundation, the Armenian General Benevolent Union, Fresno chapter and the Orpheus Chamber Music Ensemble.