University of Pittsburgh

Gamelan Ensemble

October 11, 2014 - 8:00pm

Musicians and dancers from the Indonesian College of Performing Arts (STSI) in Bandung, Indonesia will present an evening of vocal music, instrumental music, and dance.

On Friday, September 6, the Pitt Arts Arts Festival will take place at the William Pitt Union from noon–5:30 p.m. This year, the Arts Festival will feature two outstanding Department of Music Ensembles: the University Gamelan and the Men's Glee Glub.

April 12, 2014 - 8:00pm

One Night Only! The University Gamelan, directed by Andrew Weintraub, performs Bamboo and Bronze: Flute and Gamelan Music of West Java. Special guest artist and bamboo flute virtuoso Burhan Sukarma will perform on suling/bamboo flute. Kaitlyn Myers will lead members of the ensemble as they perform on Pitt's Gamelan Degung Ligar Pasundan.

December 7, 2013 - 12:00pm

Pitt’s Gamelan, Carpathian Music Ensemble, and African Music and Dance Ensemble present an afternoon of music, dancing, and food. With special guest Sounds of Steel, a steel drum band from Urban Pathaways Charter School.

Today's Pittsburgh Post-Gazette features a preview of this weekend's University Gamelan concert including an extensive video interview with Professor of Music an

When the stage lights come up, the auditorium is enveloped in glowing warmth. The bright lights reflect off tuned metal bowls, gongs, and xylophones. When the musicians begin to play, western ears, used to the artificially even intervals of equal-tempered tuning, bask in the sound of intervals that hew to naturally occurring overtones.

April 13, 2013 - 8:00pm

Joining the University Gamelan this year are vocalists Rika Rafika and virtuoso drummer Suherlan. Rafika is an award-winning vocalist who sings both traditional music and pop Sunda. She has 10 albums to her credit already and shows no signs of slowing down. Suherlan is a virtuoso drummer who has been performing with Rafika since 2005.

April 12, 2013 - 8:00pm

Joining the University Gamelan this year are vocalists Rika Rafika and virtuoso drummer Suherlan. Rafika is an award-winning vocalist who sings both traditional music and pop Sunda. She has 10 albums to her credit already and shows no signs of slowing down. Suherlan is a virtuoso drummer who has been performing with Rafika since 2005.

December 2, 2012 - 3:00pm

Join the University of Pittsburgh’s world music ensembles for music making, dancing, and refreshments. The program will feature performances by

Carpathian Music Ensemble: Dr. Adriana Helbig, Director

University Gamelan: Dr. Andrew Weintraub and Indra Ridwan, Directors

April 14, 2012 - 8:00pm

The University Gamelan, directed by Visiting Lecturer in Ethnomusicology Andrew Hicken, presents music and dance of Java with special guest artists R. Anderson Sutton, Roger Vetter, and Val Vetter. Saturday night's performance will also feature the Dangdut Cowboys, Pittsburgh's own Indonesian pop band.

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