Concerts

Cultural Fusion: The Gamelan Experience

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 | 7:30pm

POSTCLASSICAL ENSEMBLE

Experience gamelan—the traditional ensemble music of Java and Bali in Indonesia, made up predominantly of percussive instruments performed by multiple performers at once—in the sacred space of the National Cathedral. Gamelan has by far been the non-Western musical genre that has most impacted the Western classical music tradition, beginning with the 1889 Paris Exposition. This program explores its influence across the past 120 years.

Indonesia boasts two different styles of gamelan. Both can be heard in this program, which also celebrates Balinese and Javanese music and dance in its pure form.

Program

  • JAVANESE GAMELAN & DANCE
  • Pagodas – Claude Debussy

 

  • BALINESE GAMELAN
  • Ceremonial Dance – Colin McPhee

 

  • Vallee des cloches - Maurice Ravel
  • Sonata for two pianos mvmt 1 — 5 - François Poulenc
  • Vision de l’amen mvmt 1 — 5 - Olivier Messiaen
  • Black Toccata –Bill Alves
  • Intermission — Balinese gamelan
  • Suite for Piano & Orchestra – Lou Harrison
  • Piano Concerto – Lou Harrison

 

Personnel

  • Benjamin Pasternack and Wen-Chi Su, pianos
  • Netanel Draiblate, violin
  • Balinese and Javanese gamelan with dancers
  • PCE conducted by Angel Gil-Ordonez
  • Commentary by Bill Alves and Joe Horowitz
  • Admission
    • SOLD OUT
  • Dates Offered
    • January 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm