Gamelan Ensemble

April 10 Performance Canceled: The University Gamelan presents Music and Dance of Indonesia

The April 10th performance by the University Gamelan has been canceled. The April 11th perofrmance will take place as originally scheduled.

For tickets to the April 11th performance, call 412-624-7529 or visit in advance: general admission is $8.50; non-Pitt students and seniors are $5. At the door: general admission is $12; non-Pitt students and seniors are $8. Pitt students: free with valid ID.

Music and Dance of West Java: The Past, Present, and Future of Sundanese Performing Arts

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. The performers will explore a broad range of cultural expressions from the ancient aristocratic tembang Sunda Cianjuran (Sundanese vocal poetry accompanied by zither and flute) to the ebullient music of bamboo instruments and the popular jaipongan dance that thrilled audiences in the 1980s.

Pitt Arts Arts Festival

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. Live music performances by these and other groups will take place throughout the afternoon on the east porch of the William Pitt Union (facing the Cathedral). Pitt Arts will also have a photobooth on the WPU lawn.

World Music Festival

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.

Bringing Indonesia Closer to Home

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.