The Purple Bamboo Asian Music Ensemble (https://www.facebook.com/uaasianmusicclub/) was launched by Dr. Janet Sturman, Paul Amiel, and Andrew Wilt in 1999. They saw an opportunity to bridge the gap between cultures and introduce the mesmerizing sounds of Asian music to university students and local communities. With their vision in mind, they launched the Asian Music Ensemble … Read more
Tamara Khachatryan is an Armenian-born violinist and graduate of Arno Babajanyan college. She moved to Syria in 1998 where she met her husband, the violinist Fadi Iskandar. In 2021 they moved to Tucson. She has worked as violinist and music teacher since 1998, both in Syria and the US, and has performed in different countries … Read more
The Sound of Thunder was established in 2007 to represent Tucson’s Korean community and its culture through the study and performance of classical Korean dance and drumming. The group has performed in TMY since its inception and has also appeared in Phoenix and Sierra Vista.