MSU Gamelan Sekar Gunung Spring Concert
- Thursday, April 27, 2017 from 7:30pm to 9:00pm
- Howard Hall, Reynolds Recital Hall - view map
The Montana State University School of Music’s Balinese gamelan orchestra, Gamelan Sekar Gunung, will perform its spring semester concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 27, in Reynolds Recital Hall. Admission is free.
The program will consist of contemporary works, as well as traditional Balinese pieces for Gamelan Angklung, and Beleganjur.
The MSU world music ensemble called Gamelan Sekar Gunung [Mountain Flower Gamelan] is a percussion orchestra made up of over 20 instruments, including metalophones (xylophone-like), gongs, suling flutes, drums, cymbals, and angklung (bamboo shakers). These instruments are native to Bali, Indonesia, and in fact, this orchestra was built especially for Montana State by the master gamelan builder on the island, Pandé Madé Gableran. The orchestra is of the type called Gamelan Angklung, used originally in temple music.