Gamelan Ensemble

December 2, 2012: World Music Festival

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

Indian Tabla Ensemble: Pandit Samir Chatterjee, Director | African Music

and Dance Ensemble: Dr. Gavin Steingo, Director

University Gamelan and Erie Philharmonic Perform Together at Edinboro

Andrew Weintraub and Daniel Meyer with the PSO in 2008

Andrew Weintraub (l) and Daniel Meyer (r) at Heinz Hall in
2008.

This past March the University Gamelan, directed by Andrew Weintraub, performed a concert with the Erie Philharmonic as part of Edinboro University’s Friends of Music Concert Series. Under the direction of Daniel Meyer, the Erie Philharmonic performed William P. Alexander’s Winter Solstice: Images From a Journey, and Debussy’s La Mer. The inclusion of Pitt’s gamelan on a program with Debussy underscored the significant impact Indonesian music had on the composer, who famously encountered Javanese gamelan at the 1889 Exposition in Paris.