Crossroads of Sound: A Musical Journey from Armenia to Anatolia



All Saints' Episcopal Church (7 Woodbridge St., South Hadley MA)

"Crossroads of Sound" is an inspired project that draws from the vast pool of Boston’s brilliant local musicians to bridge diverse modal traditions, exploring the rich tapestry of Anatolia, the Balkans, the Caucasus, and the Middle East. Crossroads of Sound’s wonderful ensemble, together with Boston-area composer and multi-instrumentalist Samuel Sjostedt. will take you on an enchanting journey through original compositions inspired by Armenian towns, alongside the timeless works of Armenian master composers like Kemani Tatyos Efendi and Bimen Sen, and the contemporary brilliance of Ara Dinkjian. Get ready for an unforgettable evening where the harmonies of the past and present converge.
Sam Sjostedt – oud, duduk, mandolin
Volkan Efe – ney, kanun, kemençe, oud, voice
Theresa Thompson – violin, bendir
Fatih Acun – bağlama, voice
Michael K. Harrist - yaylı tanbur, bendir, double bass, voice
Juliann Ma – piano, bendir, voice