Javanese Gamelan Music Concert

Date(s) - April 27, 2019
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Gregory Allicar Museum of Art, University Center for the Arts

Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.

Come experience one of Indonesian’s cultural treasures!

This concert of Javanese gamelan music presents guest artists in residence Joko Sutrisno, Javanese gamelan master from Minnesota State University; Baghawan Ciptoning, Javanese dancer and choreographer who graduated from the Indonesian Institute of Arts and now lives in Los Angeles; and Nurlina Syahrir, Javanese dancer and professor from Indonesia, also a graduate of the Indonesian Institute of Arts.

ARCINDA (The Arts and Culture of Indonesia), is a non-profit based in Fort Collins/Loveland that produces Javanese gamelan performances. Gamelan is one of Indonesian cultural highlight: gamelan orchestras are used as part of teaching the world music classes in most of the universities in Colorado and many throughout the United States.

THEME: Classic to Contemporary – Javanese Gamelan Music and Dance

Classic: Maintaining traditional pieces of gamelan music and dance, from Javanese palace culture. In the past, Javanese palace culture was considered sacred, and only being performed within the Javanese palace community.  Now the public can enjoy palace cultural life without traveling to Java.
Contemporary: The beauty of the traditional music won’t be easily recognized by modern musicians until it is brought in harmony and in tune with modern music. ARCINDA is the first Javanese gamelan group in Colorado, and one of the few groups in the U.S. that can perform unique conjunctions between gamelan and modern music.