Gamelan Sekar Jaya upcoming concerts in San Fransisco Bay Area
Date: Fri, 7 Apr 2006 13:25:40 -0700
From: Gamelan Sekar Jaya
Subject: GSJ upcoming concerts in SF Bay Area
Below is a revised list of our upcoming concerts. We’ve been having a
great time working up new material with Made Arnawa and Tjokorda
Padmini, two exceptional artists from ISI Denpasar. And we look
forward to having Dewa Berata with us too, in just a few days.
(Watching the beaming smiles of Dewa and Arnawa as they drum together
is quite a treat — with them, who needs stage lighting???)
Hope you can join us.
GAMELAN SEKAR JAYA
Music and Dance of Bali
Performances and Events: April – June, 2006
With guest artists-in-residence I Made Arnawa – Guest Music Director Tjokorda Istri Putra Padmini – Guest Dance Director, Dewa Putu Berata – Guest Musician.
For more info, please visit http://www.gsj.org
Sunday, 11 am – 12:30 pm: Balinese Dance Classes
ASHKENAZ MUSIC & DANCE COMMUNITY CENTER, Berkeley Weekly dance classes taught by Tjokorda Padmini, Guest Dance Director.
Class location: 1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley
April 22 (Sat. 2pm): Family Concert
OAKLAND ASIAN CULTURAL CENTER, Oakland
The Asian Pacific American Heritage Festival features a 30-minute presentation by GSJ’s angklung ensemble and dancers.
April 29 (Sat. 10am, 11am, and 11:45am)
AMERICAN BAMBOO SOCIETY FESTIVAL, San Francisco
GSJ’s gamelan jegog — a rare ensemble of giant bamboo marimbas, will perform a new work by Made Arnawa plus two other pieces. The festival will be held at Strybing Arboretum, at the Botanical Gardens in Golden Gate Park.
More info: http://www.americanbamboo.org/ChapterPages/NoCalChapterInfo.html
April 30 (Sun. 2:15pm): Performance
WEST BERKELEY STREET FESTIVAL, Berkeley
Sponsored by West Berkeley food vendors, this FREE festival features ethnic/specialty foods, and a variety of performers — including GSJ’s angklung ensemble with dancers, on the Main Stage (in the Wells Fargo parking lot, at Univerity and San Pablo Aves), 2:15pm.
May 3 (Wed, 8pm): Concert
JOHN SWETT AUDITORIUM, Crockett
GSJ’s gong kebyar and jegog ensembles will perform at one of the most beautiful old theaters of the East Bay. The concert will feature traditional works, plus the world premieres of new music and dance pieces created by I Made Arnawa, Tjokorda Padmini, and GSJ director Wayne Vitale.
More info: (510) 787-1155, 925-798-1300
May 7 (Sun. 1pm): Outdoor Concert
YERBA BUENA GARDENS, San Francisco
A FREE concert featuring the bronze gamelan gong kebyar, and the ensemble of giant bamboo marimbas, gamelan jegog, in a beautiful outdoor garden setting at one of downtown San Francisco’s most vibrant art centers.
June 10 (Sat. 8pm): Concert
MOUNTAIN VIEW CENTER for the PERFORMING ARTS, Mountain View
A full evening concert featuring a variety of gamelan music and dance, with new works created by I Made Arnawa, Tjokorda Padmini, and GSJ director Wayne Vitale.