The Eastman School of Music concludes its 2007-2008 World Music Series with a performance by the School’s own Gamelan Lila Muni, an ensemble of percussion instruments from the Indonesian island of Bali.
Translated as “orchestra of heavenly sound,” Gamelan Lila Muni presents a large variety of traditional and contemporary Balinese music on such instruments as gongs, drums, metallophones, and flutes. Eastman’s gamelan ensembles have performed throughout the northeastern United States and Canada and have collaborated with Bobby McFerrin and the Paul Winter Consort.
The ensemble’s performance at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, in Kilbourn Hall will feature instrumental and dance pieces, including several composed by Director of Gamelan I Nyoman Suadin. The program will draw from the flashy and brilliant Gong Kebyar style of Balinese music along with the classic tradition of Gamelan Angklung. The audience will have the opportunity to hear a Kecak, a Balinese dance-drama that re-enacts a scene from the Hindu epic poem Ramayana and features a chorus of rhythmic vocal chanting. Also known as a monkey chant, the work depicts a battle between two princes in which monkeys helped defeat evil forces.
Tickets to the Gamelan Lila Muni performance range from $8 to $18 and are available at the RPO Box Office, 108 East Ave., by phone at (585) 454-2100, or online at esm.rochester.edu/concerts
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Tuesday, April 29
World Music Series: Gamelan Lila Muni, a percussion ensemble performing traditional and contemporary nstrumental and dance works from the Indonesian island of Bali.
Eastman Kilbourn Hall, 26 Gibbs St.
Tickets: $8 to $18; available at the Rochester Philharmonic Box Office, 108 East Ave.; by phone (585) 454-2100; or online at esm.rochester.edu/concerts.