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CULTURAL INFUSION: THE GAMELAN EXPERIENCE

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Starts in 2 Days, 19 Hours

January 23, 2019 7:30 pm

Washington National Cathedral

3101 Wisconsin Avenue NW Washington DC 20016

202-537-6200

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PostClassical Ensemble

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
Ticket Prices
Premium Seating $65
Standard Seating $45
Students (with valid ID) – Premium Seating $15
Students (with valid ID) – Standard Seating $10
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Venue
3101 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington DC 20016