Gamelan

An outdoor Farmer's market is the perfect location to enjoy the Balinese Gamelan Ensemble.  Please join us at the Hespeler Village Market at 5pm. Both the student Balinese Gamelan and the Community Gamelan will be performing. Audience members will be able to try out the Gamelan instruments after the concert.

Please join us for a joint online concert with the University of Waterloo Balinese Gamelan Ensemble and the Grebel Community Gamelan.  The video premiere will be released on Thursday, December 9 at 7pm, and will be posted on this website. The Balinese Gamelan Ensemble is directed by Dewa Suparta, a musician, composer, and teacher from Bali, Indonesia.  Dewa Suparta is our Artist-in-Residence and has been at Conrad Grebel since 2014.

 

Gamelan in Waterloo Town SquareGamelan is the traditional ensemble music of Java and Bali in Indonesia, made up predominantly of percussive instruments.  It is taught without notation, which means the students have to memorize their parts.  Directed by artist-in-residence I Dewa Made Suparta, the group plays both traditional Balinese music and modern compositions.

dancer & gamelanDirected by Dr. Maisie Sum and featuring Grebel Artist-in-Residence I Dewa Made Suparta, the UW Balinese Gamelan and the Grebel Community Gamelan will perform a mix of contemporary pieces and traditional classics.  Come find out why people who love music are fascinated by the gamelan.

Free admission, and a chance to try the gamelan yourself after the concert.

The University of Waterloo Balinese Gamelan Ensemble will perform a selection of traditional and modern compositions.  First started in 2013, the ensemble led by artist-in-residence Dewa Suparta and Dr. Maisie Sum is expanding its repertoire and level every term.

The UWaterloo Balinese Gamelan Ensemble will be appearing at the KULTRÚN FESTIVAL on Saturday, July 8, at 2:00pm on the main stage by the Clock Tower.  Join us at this wonderful FREE international festival in Victoria Park.  

All welcome at the free workshop at 3:45pm.

Gamelan Ensemble

The UWaterloo Balinese Gamelan Ensemble will be performing a selection of classical Balinese music.  

UWaterloo Gamelan

On the island of Bali, Indonesia there is a plethora of musical ensembles called gamelan, the local term for a set of instruments made primarily of bronze or bamboo. The UWaterloo Department of Music at Conrad Grebel University College is home to a gamelan semara dana consisting of bronze gongs and metallophones, drums, and bamboo flutes. 

A Concert of the Global Mennonite Peacebuilding Conference and Festival, featuring choirs, gamelan, and an original composition titled “Earth Peace” by Carol Ann Weaver, Professor Emerita of Music.

If you are a Global Mennonite Peace Building Conference participant, your ticket to this event is included with your registration.