Cornish Presents: Gamelan Pacifica with Ki Midiyanto & Heni Savati—Vocal Music Of Central Java
7:00 PM19:00

Cornish Presents: Gamelan Pacifica with Ki Midiyanto & Heni Savati—Vocal Music Of Central Java

With this concert Gamelan Pacifica and Cornish Presents continues its tradition of bringing leading artists from Indonesia to the Seattle Area by presenting special guests Javanese musicians Ki Midiyanto and Heni Savatri. Savatri, 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. 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.  


Thanks to 4Culture for generous support of this concert.

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Gamelan Pacifica: Pangkur
8:00 PM20:00

Gamelan Pacifica: Pangkur

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With guest vocalist/pesindhèn Megan O’Donoghue-Williams
Directed by Jarrad Powell
$20 general; $15 seniors; $10 students; $5 TeenTix
Tickets: 800.838.3006;
The fundamental connection between sung poetry and instrumental composition is at the heart of gamelan music. The process of translating sung poetry into gamelan gendhing (structures used in Javanese gamelan music) can be complex and obscure. Yet the connections can be sensed and revealed. This concert features several manifestations of pangkur, an important Javanese poetic form, as an aspect of revealing and celebrating this truly universal connection between poetry and music.

Gamelan Pacifica is joined for this concert by Megan O’Donoghue-Williams as psindhen (female soloist who sings with the gamelan). A graduate of Cornish College of the Arts, O’Donoghue-Williams trained as a classical vocalist before pursuing the art of psindhen and becoming a noted performer throughout Indonesia for her performances in wayang (shadow puppet theater).

Gamelan Performers: Maggie Brown; Michael Dorrity; Stephen Fandrich; Ted Gill; Sierra Klingele; Deena Manis; Anna McDermott; Jarrad Powell; Richard Robinson; Matt Shoemaker; Stephanie Shadbolt; Jesse Snyder; Astrid Vinje.

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