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Gamelan Manik Kusuma with Gamelan Tunas Mekar

  • King Center (Auraria Campus) 855 Lawrence Way Denver, CO, 80204 United States (map)

Please join Gamelan Angklung Manik Kusuma at MSU Denver for an afternoon of music and dance from Bali, Indonesia featuring special guests, Gamelan Tunas Mekar.

MSU Denver’s Gamelan Manik Kusuma (brilliant or powerful aura), presents their end of the year concert, an afternoon of music and dance from Bali, Indonesia. Gamelan Manik Kusuma, under the direction of MSU Denver Department of Music faculty member I Made Lasmawan will perform music on gamelan baleganjur and gamelan angklung. They will be joined by Gamelan Anak Manik Galih - the Denver Children's Gamelan (jewel of the rice), the newly formed Denver Children’s Gamelan founded by Professor Elizabeth Macy, and under the direction of I Made Tangkas Ade Wijaya and Ni Putu Indi Sandika. The concert also features Denver’s Gamelan Tunas Mekar, in the lead up to their June 2019 tour of Bali. Gamelan Manik Kusuma and the MSU Department of Music are pleased to welcome Indonesian Consul General in Los Angeles, Bapak Saud Purwanto Krisnawan, to this exciting afternoon performance.

Based in Denver, Gamelan Tunas Mekar is a community orchestra under the direction of Music at MSU Denver faculty member, Made Lasmawan (noted Balinese composer and Artist-in-Residence for the ensemble). Tunas Mekar will be performing their gamelan gong kebyar set for the 2019 Bali Arts Festival, featuring a world premiere composition by Ade Wijaya (Catur Guru) and compositions by Lasmawan.

TICKETS: Tickets are $5 and are available through the King Center Box Office at 303-556-2296. There will be a $1 transaction fee per ticket purchased. MSU Denver Students, Faculty, and Staff must present a valid ID to receive a free ticket.

PARKING: Free parking is available for all Music events in the 7th Street Parking Garage with a voucher upon exit.

Earlier Event: May 4
STEMusic Spring Concert