Gamelan Pacifica Concert Features Indonesian Guest Artists

The 2017/18 season of Cornish Presents lets diverse styles and voices collide and crossover occur naturally between disciplines. A professional ensemble in residence at Cornish College of the Arts, Gamelan Pacifica continues this  tradition by bringing leading artists from Indonesia to the college this month. The November 17 concert at Kerry Hall will feature special guests Javanese musicians Ki Midiyanto and Heni Savitri.

Cornish Presents:

Gamelan Pacifica with Ki Midiyanto and Heni Savitri -
Vocal Music of Central Java

Sunday, November 19, 2017
7:00 – 9:00 p.m
PONCHO Concert Hall, 710 E Roy Street, Seattle, WA 98102

Tickets: $20 General Admission, $15 Seniors, $10, Students, $5 Teen Tix

Advance tickets available through Brown Paper Tickets, www.brownpapertickets.com

Heni Savitri, a leading vocalist (psindhen) in the Central Javanese gamelan tradition, will be making her first appearance in Seattle. She is a graduate of the Indonesian Arts Academy in Central Java. Ki Midiyanto is a renowned musician and eleventh-generation dalang (puppetmaster). He has performed for over twenty years in Indonesia, the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Singapore. He is currently on the music faculty at the University of California, Berkeley.

Gamelan Pacifica has been winning fans for gamelan music since 1980. Acclaimed for its adventurous repertoire, Gamelan Pacifica performs extensively throughout North America. The company's diverse productions merge traditional and contemporary musical forms with dance, theater, puppetry, and visual media. They have been guest performers at The Smithsonian Institute's Festival of Indonesia, New Music Across America Festival, Vancouver New Music Society, On the Boards, Walker Art Center, Performing Arts Chicago, and many others. In the Northwest they perform regularly and have appeared at the University of Washington, Seattle University, Town Hall, Cornish College of the Arts, the Seattle Art Museum, Evergreen State College, Centrum, Bumbershoot Festival, Arts in Nature Festival, University of Oregon, Whidbey Institute, CenterStage, and others. Visiting artists have included some of the most notable artists of Indonesia, including Rahayu Supanggah, Al Suwardi, Heri Purwanto, Sutrisno Hartana, Wayan Sinti, Didik Nini Thowok, Sri Djoko Rahardja, I Made Sidia, Endo Suanda, Dedek Wahyudi, Ki Purbo Asmoro, Goenawan Mohamad, and Tony Prabowo. Gamelan Pacifica's recordings, Trance GongScenes from Cavafy, and Nourishment, have received international acclaim. Gamelan Pacifica is directed by noted composer and Cornish Professor Jarrad Powell.

Free parking for this concert is available in a garage adjacent to Kerry Hall on Boylston St.

A complete calendar of all Cornish Presents events can be found at cornish.edu/presents.

Cornish Presents is made possible through the support of Seattle Office of Arts & Culture; Earshot Jazz; Washington State Arts Commission; WESTAF, the Western States Arts Federation; and the National Endowment for the Arts.