Gamelan Sekar Jaya to Play Harris Center, 10/5
Gamelan Sekar Jaya is renowned for its exploration of traditional and modern forms through long-term work with Bali's finest artists. This 60-plus company of musicians and dancers perform on Balinese instruments-from bronze-keyed metallophones to gongs, drums, and flutes. Formed in 1979, they are the only foreign group to ever receive Bali's highest award for artistic achievement; they have performed in the bustling village squares in Bali (most Balinese have seen Sekar Jaya in live performance or on TV) all the way to the Hollywood Bowl.
Gamelan Sekar Jaya will perform on Sat, Oct 5, 2013; 7:30 pm. Tickets are $19-$29; Premium $39; Students with ID are $12. Tickets are available online at www.harriscenter.net or from Harris Center Ticket Office at 916-608-6888 from 10 am to 6 pm, Monday through Saturday, and two hours before show time. Parking is included in the price of the ticket. Harris Center is located on the west side of Folsom Lake College campus in Folsom, CA, facing East Bidwell Street. The performance is presented as part of the 2013 Sacramento World Music and Dance Festival. For more information on the festival, visit www.sacworldfest.org .
Ever evolving since their formation, GSJ is now recognized internationally as "the finest Balinese gamelan ensemble outside of Indonesia" (Indonesia's Tempo Magazine). Gamelan Sekar Jaya comprises several kinds of gamelan orchestras and dancers. Each orchestra is composed of bronze metallophones and/or bamboo marimbas, usually combined with tuned gongs, drums and flutes. True to the Balinese tradition, the musicians learn the individual layers of melody and complex, interlocking figuration directly from master Balinese musicians, without the aid of notation. Sekar Jaya's dancers learn the elaborate choreographies of Balinese dance in a similar manner, though intensive training with resident dance directors.