Wednesday, February 8, 2017 ♦ 8:30 PM
4544 N Lincoln Ave · Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall · 773.728.6000
A weekly showcase of world music and dance featuring the best local and touring talent! Most shows are Wednesday nights at 8:30 PM.
Most World Music Wednesday concerts are free with a $10 suggested donation. TO GUARANTEE YOUR ENTRY MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS IN ADVANCE EITHER ONLINE OR BY CALLING THE BOX OFFICE AT 773.728.6000. Reservations unclaimed 10 minutes before showtime will be released to waiting patrons.
Friends of the Gamelan, Inc., has been a part of Chicago's music scene since 1980. Gamelan, the traditional music and instruments of Indonesia, incorporates an ensemble of “hammered” metal and wooden percussion, drums, strings, bamboo flutes, and vocals, resulting in a beautiful collective sound. In Java, gamelan music is not only played at concert events but is also used to accompany theater and dance performances, as well as celebrations of births, coming of age, weddings, harvest rituals and other auspicious functions. The program will feature traditional and modern central Javanese gamelan pieces.