UW News

April 20, 2011

Korean, Indonesian music from School of Music April 26

UW News

The UW School of Musics Division of Ethnmusicology will present an evening of traditional music from Korea and Indonesia at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, in Meany Hall.

Visiting artist Young Sub Lee will perform Korean traditional music for wind and percussion instruments. Visiting artist Heri Purwanto, master musician of the Javanese gamelan, will be featured as a special guest drummer in performance with Seattles Gamelan Pacifica. They will perform two classic Javanese dances featuring renowned Indonesian dancer Didik Nini Thowok.

Lee is a talented young artist who specializes in wind instruments such as daegum (bamboo flute), sogum (small bamboo flute), danso (vertical small flute), and taepyeongso (the double-reed Kore an oboe), as well as some of the most popular percussion instruments, including janggo (hour-glass drum) and buk (barrel drum).

Purwanto, a highly respected teacher and performer from Central Java and master musician of the Javanese gamelan, is in residence spring quarter at the UW. Gamelan Pacifica was formed in 1980 and is directed by Jarrad Powell, a professor at Cornish College of the Arts. The group has performed extensively in the Pacific Northwest as well as throughout Canada and the United States.

Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for students and seniors. For program details and more information, visit online or call 206-543-4880.