The Cornish Series presents Gamelan Pacifica in concert with special guests Javanese musicians Ki Midiyanto and Heni Savatri. Midiyanto is a renowned musician and dalang (puppet master) and Heni Savatri is an accomplished psindhen (female vocal soloist) making her first appearance in Seattle.
Location: PONCHO Concert Hall, 710 E. Roy Street, at Kerry Hall, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA // details
Ki Midiyanto is a renowned Javanese musician and eleventh-generation dhalang (puppetmaster). He has performed for over twenty years in Indonesia, the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Singapore. Born in Wonogiri, a rural district in the south central part of the island of Java in the nation of Indonesia, Midiyanto went on to study gamelan and shadow puppetry at the Sekolah Tinggi Seni Karawitan (Indonesian Academy of Musical Arts) in Surakarta, Java before venturing abroad to teach and perform. He is currently a Lecturer in Gamelan on the music faculty at the University of California, Berkeley.
Heni Savitri is a leading Javanese psindhen (singer) and graduate of the Indonesian Arts Academy in Central Java.