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NCH Gamelan Orchestra presents – NCH GAMELAN ORCHESTRA – INDONESIAN PERCUSSION CONCERT AND MUSIC WORKSHOP
NCH Gamelan Orchestra presents
NCH GAMELAN ORCHESTRA – INDONESIAN PERCUSSION CONCERT AND MUSIC WORKSHOP
Phoenix Park Bandstand
Sunday 15th May 14:00 – 17:00
With musical performances from:
NCH Gamelan Orchestra
The NCH Gamelan Orchestra is an Indonesian percussion ensemble performing the traditional music of Java alongside modern compositions. The group got its start in 2013 when Dr. Peter Moran taught Dublin’s first gamelan classes in UCD. The following year, he arranged for Ireland’s National Concert Hall to receive a specially built gamelan as a gift from the Sultan of Yogyakarta. Since then, this ensemble has performed at festivals across Ireland and Indonesia, including the Electric Picnic, Hotter Than July, the Bray Jazz Festival, the Yogyakarta International Performing Arts Festival, and most notably, to an outdoor arena audience of 1,500 at the 2018 International Gamelan Festival in Java.
In this free outdoor event for Music Town 2022, the ensemble will present a selection of music from Indonesia and offer audience members of all ages the opportunity to come up and play these beautiful instruments for themselves.