University of Pittsburgh

Gamelan Ensemble

gamelan_pso.jpg Professor Andrew Weintraub leads the University Gamelan in a concert at Heinz Hall as Resident Conductor Daniel Meyer and the PSO look on. On December 9–12 Pitt's Gamelan Ensemble, directed by Professor Andrew Weintraub and Pitt graduate student Indra Ridwan, joined the Pittsburgh Symphony at Heinz Hall where busloads of fourth graders had the opportunity to explore the cultures and traditions of Asia through music. Gamelan Ensemble performances were interspersed with the PSO's presentations of Dialogue of the Wind and Sea from Debussy's La Mer, The Chinese...
Bellefield Hall Auditorium, 8 p.m. gamelansp08.JPG General admission $10, student and senior admission $5, Pitt students free with ID. Tickets available at the door. Press Release: Pitt’s Gamelan Ensemble, directed by Andrew Weintraub and Indra Ridwan, will accompany some of Indonesia’s finest performing artists in a program of contemporary gamelan and popular music of Indonesia. Wahyu Roche (b. 1966) is a virtuoso percussionist who performs and teaches regularly in Europe, Australia, and Japan. His group opened for Mick Jagger when his...
gamelan.jpg University of Pittsburgh Gamelan Andrew Weintraub, Director Indra Ridwan, Instructor Please join the Gamelan Ensemble for an hour of music played by this semester’s students. 4–5 p.m., Bellefield Hall Room 309 A
This year's Gamelan Ensemble concert presented a broad range of traditional and popular Indonesian music. The first excerpt, Sampak, is an example of traditional Gamelan music. sampak.mp The second excerpt features the Dangdut Cowboys performing Jablai Jam with singers Rita Tila and Ening Rumbini. Dangdut is a form of popular Indonesian music.
ritatila.JPG This year's Gamelan Ensemble concert covered a wide range of Indonesian music, from traditional gamelan to Indonesian pop. The above photo shows singer and instrumentalist Rita Tila performing on the kacapi (zither). In the background Samantha Swami plays the peking. duet_gamelan.JPG Composer Nano S. (playing the suling) and Rita Tila perform a duet with the Gamelan...
gam07.JPG General admission $10, student/senior admission $5, Pitt students free with I.D. Tickets available at the door. Bellefield Hall Auditorium Pitt’s Gamelan Ensemble will celebrate several significant milestones during their upcoming performance. The concert will mark the tenth anniversary of the founding of the ensemble by Professor of ethnomusicology Andrew Weintraub. Voice of America will broadcast segments of the program on Indonesian T.V., highlighting Pitt’s creative engagement with Indonesian music and culture. The program will...
gamelanhouse.jpg Please join us for an hour of music played by this semester’s students, under the direction of Andrew Weintraub. Bellefield Hall Room, 309A, free
gamelan small Andrew Weintraub led the University Gamelan with soloist Euis Komariah (center), a legend of Sundanese music. Side by side Euis Komariah and Music major Matthew Shepherd perform side by side.

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