Gamelan Pacifica is joined by vocal ensemble Canzonetta, led by Jessika Kenney, and special guest Javanese musician Heri Purwanto.
Gamelan Pacifica, directed by Jarrad Powell, is joined by vocal ensemble Canzonetta for this concert featuring choral music from the Javanese tradition, with an emphasis on the wonderful settings of Javanese poetry known as Laras Madya. The concert will feature special guest artist Heri Purwanto, a highly respected teacher and performer from Central Java and master musician of the Javanese gamelan.
Master musician Heri Purwanto comes from a family of musicians in Wonogiri, Central Java. After graduating from the college level academy (Sekolah Tinggi Seni Indonesia) in Surakarta, Central Java, at the top of his class in 2000, he taught gamelan at the University of California-Berkeley, from 2001 to 2004 and directed the Berkeley based ensemble Gamelan Sari Raras. Since returning to Java in 2004, Heri has continued his work as an artist, building and running an arts studio in his community as well as performing as a musician throughout Indonesia and in Singapore.
PONCHO Hall, 710 East Roy Street, Seattle, WA
$10 students (with ID)
$10 Cornish alumni (with ID)
$10 Cornish community (w/ID)