Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The Beehive: Armenian Night

On Wednesday, March 31, The Beehive will be hosting their first ever “Armenian Night” - featuring cuisine, libations and entertainment highlighting Armenian culture. With musical performances by the Yerevan Quintet and Musaner, and Armenian food specials prepared by Executive Chef Rebecca Newell joined by special guest Chef Marc Orfaly of Pigalle, the evening is not to be missed. The partnering chefs will be creating items such as deluxe mezze platters with assorted salads, char-grilled lamb chops with basmati rice and bean pilaf paired with apricot martinis to name a few!

This unique evening is brought to you in partnership with Hamazkayin-Boston, an Armenian educational and cultural society. Celebrate Armenian culture, music and food at The Beehive! Anoush!

The brainchild of Jack Bardy, Co-Owner, Jennifer Epstein, Co-Owner and General Manager Bertil Jean-Chronberg, the evening is part of The Beehive’s continuing effort to highlight numerous cultural voices through artistic expression.

Performance Schedule: Yerevan Quintet from 7:00-8:30pm and Musaner from 8:30pm-12:00am

Yerevan Quintet: The Yerevan Quintet will perform a collection of traditional Armenian songs as well as original compositions interspersed with classical piano, flute, bass and drums. The performance includes folk songs with contemporary arrangements and songs of many famous Armenian composers. Performers include: Samvel Galstian/vocals; Gegham Margarian/piano; Yulia Musayelyan/flute; Fernando Huergo/bass; Karen Kocharyan/drums.

Musaner: Musaner is a musical project directed by composer and pianist Ara Sarkissian. With regular performances at The Beehive, this uniquely evocative musical group encompasses original folk music compositions and arrangements from Armenia. Folk instruments from Armenia blend with the traditional language of a jazz band to create a new and original sound. While some compositions evoke the post-modernism of European composers, other arrangements rely on rhythmic and harmonic elements to stay close to the character of the original folk material. Performers include: Ara Sakissian/ Composer & Pianist; Ken Field/flute; Todd Brunel/clarinet; Daniel Bennett/saxophone; Martin Haroutunian/dap, zurna, pku, parkapzuk, duduk and shvi; Fabio Pirozzolo/percussion; Roberto Cassan/accordion; Bake Newman/bass; Gary Fieldman/drums.

Don’t miss this exciting event for one night only at The Beehive! For Reservations or more information please call 617.423.0069 or visit www.beehiveboston.com.

Time: Live Music starting at 7:00PM-12:00PM, Food & Drink from 5:00PM-2:00AM

No comments: