Mar28

Event is cancelled due to COVID-19 health concerns--An Evening of Lullabies from Europe & Armenia

Lily and Khatch released their separate lullaby albums --Louloudhia: A Collection of Lullabies from Europe and Oror ou Nani: Armenian Lullabies, respectively --within a month of each other and decided to collaborate in presenting their shared passion in a joint concert. Having received wide reception in the Bay Area and across the states, both albums evoke softness, ask for rest, and bring the meditative qualities of voice and instruments to light, urging audiences to feel deeply, contemplate, and rest.

FEATURING Lily Storm - vocals, frame drum Khatchadour Khatchadourian - vocals, duduk, frame drum Supporting Musicians Diana Rowan - harp Dan Cantrell - accordion ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Lily Storm is a singer specializing in traditional music, with particular emphasis in Eastern European styles. She is a member of Kitka Women's Vocal Ensemble, touring with them nationally and internationally, and also performs as a solo artist, collaborating with many Bay Area musicians. Last year she released a second solo album, a collection of European lullabies called Louloudhia. Storm holds a masters in music from Holy Names University, and a BA in mathematics from Bryn Mawr College. She teaches math and music at a K-8 public school and evening community workshops for adults. http://songbat.com/lily/home

Khatchadour Khatchadourian was born in Lebanon and grew up singing for seven years in the Syrian-Armenian children's choir Karoun. He credits the start of his musical focus on meditative genres to his early years singing in Armenian Orthodox church. In 2006 he began playing the Armenian woodwind, duduk. Khatchadourian holds bachelor's degrees in both anthropology and Middle Eastern studies from the University of California, Berkeley. He is a founding member of Sayat Nvaq Ensemble, Saideh & Khatch, Dahmkash, and Yeraz Trio. He is also a supporting musician in the Kaavya Connections: World Poetry, Literature & Music. Khatchadourian combines sacred Armenian and Arabic voice with duduk and electronica, working within global music, meditation, sound healing, and ambient music genres. Oror ou Nani: Armenian Lullabies is his fifth album. https://khatchmusic.com

Diana Rowan is an award-winning musical artist performing worldwide. Born in Ireland and raised the child of an Irish diplomat, Rowan has traveled, lived, and performed on six continents. As a natural outgrowth of this inspiration, her music interweaves global music, art, spirituality, and mythology. She can be heard on many CDs and soundtracks, including her solo albums Panta Rhei, The Bright Knowledge, and the forthcoming As Above, So Below. Rowan's 30+ year performance career spans venues such as the World Harp Congress in Australia, Washington D.C.'s Smithsonian, the US Embassy in Vietnam, and Eastern European cathedrals. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, she holds a PhD in music theory (world harp composition techniques), plus an MM in piano performance (classical). Rowan founded Bright Knowledge Guild, the online academy for creatives, featuring Virtual Harp Summit and Bright Knowledge Harp Circle. Her first book, The Bright Way: 5 Steps to Freeing the Creative Within, will be published by New World Library in January 2020. www.dianarowan.com

Dan Cantrell is an Emmy award-winning composer and multi-instrumentalist known for his innovative film scoring approach and his virtuosic abilities on the accordion, piano, and musical saw. His extensive scoring catalogue spans a wide range of emotion and style. Cantrell's compositions for film and television have earned him numerous awards including an Emmy for KQED's Homefront, a Golden Gate Award for the soundtrack to the documentary Divided Loyalties, and an Annie nomination for his work on three seasons of Cartoon Network's The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack. His orchestral music was recently featured by the Oakland Symphony, and his chamber music was performed at San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and in Washington D.C.'s Kennedy Center. Cantrell also recently composed a suite of choral music performed by the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir as part of their yearly concert series. https://bellowhead.com