“Cultural Fusion: The Gamelan Experience” Mega Concert
January 23 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
As part of 70th anniversary of Indonesia-US Bilateral Relations, our Embassy in collaboration with the PostClassical Ensemble present to you:
“Cultural Fusion: The Gamelan Experience” Mega Concert at the Washington National Cathedral.
For 1-Night Only, on January 23rd, we will reconfigure the great nave of the Washington National Cathedral. PostClassical Ensemble will be in the center, surrounded by listeners. At either end of the nave you’ll see and hear Indonesian Embassy’s Balinese and Javanese gamelan orchestras and dancers.
You’ll experience the difference between perfumed Javanese strains and the clangorous virtuosity of Balinese music. And you’ll discover how both gamelan varieties have galvanized Western composers, beginning with Claude Debussy.
7:00 PM – Doors Open. Javanese Gamelan Orchestra & Dancers
7:30 PM – Piano and two-piano music by Debussy, Ravel, Poulenc, and McPhee
8:30 PM – Intermission: Balinese Gamelan Performance
9:00 PM – Lou Harrison’s Suite for Violin, Piano, and Chamber Orchestra and Concerto for Piano and Orchestra
10:00 PM – Light reception