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UMBC Gamelan Ensemble

A spectacular free event in The Music Box!


Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

Date & Time

December 1, 2023, 5:00 pm7:00 pm


The Department of Music presents the UMBC Gamelan Ensemble under the direction of Michelle Purdy.

The ensemble performs on a central Javanese gamelan, a gong-chime orchestra of Indonesia. Although most of the instruments of the gamelan are made of bronze, the ensemble also includes drums, xylophones, bamboo flutes, and plucked and bowed string instruments.

The ensemble also performs on a Balinese gamelan angklung, one of many types of gong-chime orchestras from the island of Bali, Indonesia. This small ensemble, made up of gongs, single-octave metallophones, drums, cymbals, and flutes, is tuned to a four-tone slendro scale.

Admission is free, but tickets are required. Ticket availability will be announced.

The Music Box, located in the Performing Arts and Humanities Building, is easy to visit, with plenty of free parking. Please visit here for directions and parking information.