Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Smith Gamelan Recital - 4/20

Smith College Gamelan Ensemble & Friends... Directed by Sumarsam.

WED APRIL 20th 2011. 8pm @ Earle Recital Hall, Smith College FREE!

The Smith Gamelan is a performance group dedicated to the study of Central Javanese gamelan, one of the great musical traditions of Indonesia. The group was founded in 1995 as a way to introduce Five College students to this unique musical tradition and it is directed by Margaret Sarkissian, Associate Professor of Music, and Sumarsam, a master of the Javanese music tradition and Adjunct Professor of Music at Wesleyan University. The group meets once a week during the school year and presents a performance at the end of each semester. Membership in the Smith Gamelan is open to students, staff, and faculty of the Five College community. Questions can be directed to Professor Margaret Sarkissian at (413) 585-3198 or

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