The UHM Music Department and the Hawaii Gamelan Society present the UH Javanese Gamelan Ensemble, Byron Moon, director, and the UH Balinese Gamelan Ensemble, Made Widana and Annie Reynolds, directors, in a performance of traditional and contemporary gamelan music and dance.
The Balinese Gamelan Ensemble will perform traditional Balinese music on two sets of instruments – the larger gamelan gong kebyar ensemble (Gamelan Segara Madu), and a smaller gender wayang ensemble. The group will also perform new compositions by ensemble director Made Widana. These new works will be used in the January 2016 UH Asian Theater production of a contemporary Balinese dramatic performance accompanied by the UH Balinese Gamelan Ensemble.
The Javanese Gamelan ensemble, using Gamelan Kyai Gandrung, will perform repertoire in the styles of various parts of Central Java – Yogyakarta, Surakarta, Semarang, and Madiun – as well as Pak Hardja Susilo’s arrangement of traditional and contemporary pieces originally used for a 1974 dance drama.
Tickets are $12 general admission, $8 for seniors (65+), UH faculty/staff, and students. At the door. Cash or check only. UHM music majors free.