Gamelan Manik Kusuma with Gamelan Tunas Mekar
May 11, 2019
King Center Concert Hall (Auraria Campus)
855 Lawrence Way, Denver, Colorado 80204
Under the direction of MSU Denver Department of Music faculty member I Made Lasmawan, Gamelan Manik Kusuma will perform music on gamelan baleganjur and gamelan angklung. They will be joined by Gamelan Anak Manik Galih(“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 Indira Sandika.
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 Semaradana set for the 2019 Bali Arts Festival, featuring a world premiere composition by Ade Wijaya (Catur Guru) and two compositions by Bapak Lasmawan, Tirta Bhuana and Legong Manik Galih Catur Dewi with choreography by Ibu Ni Ketut Marni!
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.
Pesta Kesenian Bali – 41st Bali Arts Festival
June 21, 2019
Denpasar Arts Centre (Taman Werdhi Budaya)
Jalan Nusa Indal No. 1, Panjer
Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia, 80236
Tunas Mekar presents traditional and new music and dance pieces of Bali, performed using the Gamelan Angklung and Gong Kebyar.
This engagement is supported by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through USArtists International in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. For more information, visit https://www.midatlanticarts.org.
Karangasem Art & Culture Festival
June 22, 2019
Jl. Ngurah Rai No. 29 Amlapura
Karangasem, Bali, Indonesia, 80811
Gelar Kesenian (Karangasem Art & Culture Festival) celebrates the arts and culture of the regency of Karangasem. Located in East Bali, Karangasem is home to Gunung Agung, the holiest volcano in all of Bali, home to the mother temple, Pura Besakih. The Karangasem Art & Culture Festival was designed to highlight the arts and culture of the region, with a focus on the traditional arts of the region. In inviting Tunas Mekar to perform, the festival is expanding their reach by including a foreign ensemble for the first time.
See Events Archive for a list of our past concerts and events.