Gamelan Ensemble

Event Date: 

Sunday, June 3, 2018 - 5:30pm

Event Date Details: 

Event Location: 

  • Karl Geiringer Hall (UCSB)

Event Price: 

Tickets: general ($10), non-UCSB students with ID ($5), UCSB students with ID (FREE), children under 12 (FREE). Tickets may be purchased at the door, at the Associated Students Ticket Office window (UCEN Room 1535, across from Corwin Pavilion), online at the link below, or by calling the Associated Students Ticket Office at (805) 893-2064.
 
Youth and UCSB student tickets may be reserved in advance by visiting the Associated Students Ticket Office window on the UCSB campus (UCEN Room 1535, across from Corwin Pavilion) or by contacting the Associated Students Ticket Office at ticketoffice@as.ucsb.edu or (805) 893-2064.
 

 

Event Contact: 

Adriane Hill
Marketing and Communications Manager
UC Santa Barbara Department of Music
(805) 893-3230
Gamelan Ensemble. Photo by Eric Isaacs.
Photo by Eric Isaacs.
 
Under the direction of Richard North since 2015, the UCSB Gamelan Ensemble will present its annual spring concert on Sunday, June 3, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. in Karl Geiringer Hall. This special Spring Quarter Gamelan concert will feature three traditional Gamelan ensembles. The UCSB Gamelan Ensemble will present a variety of traditional pieces in both Indonesian and Malaysian styles, including exciting Topeng mask dances. Also directed by Richard North, the Santa Barbara community group Gamelan Sinar Surya will present contrasting royal court pieces and ancient village music from West Java. A third ensemble, developed in the 1940s and known as Tarling, reinterprets traditional Gamelan pieces for guitars and bamboo flute.
 
About the UCSB Gamelan Ensemble
 
Gamelan is the celebrated gong orchestra of Indonesia. The UCSB Gamelan ensemble, founded in 1987, is a performance course for the study and practice of the Gamelan orchestra, designed to give students the opportunity to experience this appealing musical tradition from the island nation of Indonesia. The music ranges from serene and contemplative, to boisterous and exciting.
Gamelan Ensemble. Photo by Eric Isaacs.