A limited number of tickets will be available at the door for this concert. Advance reservations are closed.
Gamelan Laras Tentrem with guest artist I.M. Harjito perform a concert of Javanese gamelan music with pieces selected from the repertoire of the Solonese Kraton. This event is free.
I.M. Harjito is highly respected as a musician, teacher and composer of Javanese gamelan. He graduated from the Indonesian National College of Performing Arts in Surakarta, Java (STSI), where he taught and served as an assistant to the late R.Ng. Martapangrawit. He has led several award-winning ensembles and served as judge at many gamelan competitions. Harjito has taught and performed throughout Indonesia, the United States, Canada and Australia. Since 1984, he has been an Artist-in-Residence at Wesleyan University and leads gamelan ensembles at Brown University and the New York Indonesian Consulate. Over the past decade he has composed several dozen pieces within the traditional style.
Gamelan Laras Tentrem
Gamelan Laras Tentrem (GLT), one of the first independent gamelan ensembles in America, was established in 1979. The ensemble has been mentored by prominent Javanese musicians including I.M. Harjito, Wakidi Dwidjomartono and Darsono Hadiraharjo. The ensemble’s focus is the traditional repertoire of Surakarta and Central Java.
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