University of Michigan Gamelan Ensemble
Concert Programs: 1967-2005

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Gong Orchestras of Southeast Asia: A Lecture Concert
Performed by: Michigan Southeast Asian Study Group
Directed by: William P. Malm
Date: Wednesday, April 5, 1967, 8:30pm
Place: Hill Auditorium
Kulintang director: William Anderson
Balinese group director: Mark Slobin
Gamelan ensemble director: William P. Malm

A festival of Oriental Music
a concert in honor of the XXVII International Congress of Orientalists
Performed by: Michigan Japanese and Southeast Asian Music Study Groups
Directed by: William P. Malm
Date: Tuesday, August 15, 1967, 8:30pm
Place: Hill Auditorium


Music of Indonesia: Gamelan Ensamble from Java
sponsored by the School of Music and the Center for Southeast Asian Studies Performed by: members of the Indonesian Music Study Group
Directed by: Judith Becker
Assisted by: Hardja Susilo
Date: Wednesday, February 7, 1968, 8:30pm
Place: Hill Auditorium

 

Music of Indonesia and the Philippines: Gamelan Ensemble from Java and
Basalan (Kulintang) Ensemble from the Philippines.
Jointly sponsored by the School of Music and the Center for Southeast Asian Studies
Directed by: Judith Becker
Assisted by: Hardja Susilo, UCLA
Date: Tuesday, August 6, 1968, 8:30pm
Place: Hill Auditorium

 

Indonesian Music: Javanese Gamelan
Sponsored by the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, the School of Music,
and the Creative Arts Festival
Directed by: Judith Becker
Dancer: Hardja Susilo, UCLA
Date: Tuesday, February 4, 1969, 8:00pm
Place: Hill Auditorium

Indonesian Music: University of Michigan Javanese Gamelan
Directed by: Judith Becker
Date: Tuesday, May 6, 1969, 8:00pm
Place: Finney Chapel, Oberlin
(part of their mid-west tour)

Muskingum College Presents: Fine Arts Festival – 1969:
Indonesian Music, University of Michigan Gamelan
Directed by: Judith Becker
Performed by: the University of Michigan Gamelan Ensemble
Date: Wednesday, May 7, 1969, 8:15pm
Place: Brown Chapel, New Concord, MI
(part of their mid-west tour)

A Concert of Indonesian Music: the Javanese Gamelan
Jointly sponsored by the School of Music and the Center for Southeast Asian Studies
Directed by: Judith Becker
Date: Thursday, August 14, 1969, 7:00pm
Place: School of Music Lakeside (outdoor concert)

 

A Michigan Musical Offering
In honor of the 14th meeting of the Society of Ethnomusicology
Director: Judith Becker
Acting Director: Molly Johnson
Dancer and Advisor: Hardja Susilo
Performed by: the University of Michigan Javanese Gamelan group
Date: Saturday, November 15, 1969, 8:00pm
Place: Hill Auditorium

Spring festival of Asian Theater & Music: May 5-6, Oberlin
Two Illustrated Lectures
“From Slapsticks to Thimble-Phrases: Origins and Development of Chinese theater”
Prof. James Crump, University of Michigan
“Wayang Kulit: Theater as Image of the Cosmos”
Prof. A.L. Becker, University of Michigan
University of Michigan Gamelan Orchestra
Mrs. Judith Becker, Director
Date: Tuesday, May 6, 1970, 8:00pm
Place: Finney Chapel, Oberlin

A Concert of Indonesian Music: the Javanese Gamelan
Jointly sponsored by the School of Music and the Center for Southeast Asian Studies
Directed by: Judith Becker
Date: Sunday, August 2, 1970, 7:00pm
Place: School of Music, Lakeside (outdoor concert)

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Indonesian Classical Dance and Music: A Lecture-Concert
Jointly sponsored by the Center for Southeast Asian Studies and the School of Music
Visiting Artistic Director: Soedarsono, director of Academy Seni Tari Indonesia
Director: Judith Becker
Performed by: University of Michigan Gamelan
Date: Thursday, April 1, 1971, 8:00pm
Place: Rackham Lecture Hall

Hill Auditorium Concert, 1972
Visiting Artistic Director: Ki Wasitodipuro
Director: Judith Becker
Dancers: Margaret Becker and Andrew Becker

Javanese Shadow Puppet Play, Wayang Kulit, with Gamelan accompaniment
Puppeteer: Dr. Alton Becker
Director of the Gamelan:  Dr. Judith Becker
Assistant Director of the Gamelan: Richard Wallis
Date: Thursday, April 19, 1973, 7:30 – 11:30pm
Place: Rackham Auditorium
Note in the Program: A Javanese shadow puppet play usually is performed from 9:00pm until 6:00am. This performance is greatly abbreviated but will last from three to four hours. As in Java, the audience should feel free to arrive and leave at any time, and move about freely during the performance.

Arjuna Wiwaha (the Wedding of Adjuna): a performance of Javanese Wayang Kulit, shadow puppet play with Gamelan accompaniment.
Sponsored by the Conference of Indonesian Studies, July 26-29
Puppeteer: Dr. Alton Becker
Director of the Gamelan: Dr. Judith Becker
Assistant Director of the Gamelan: Richard Wallis
Performed by: University of Michigan Gamelan Society
Date: Friday, July 27, 1973, 7:30 – 11:30pm
Place: Madison Campus Ministry, Madison

Javanese Gamelan Music and Dance: University of Michigan Gamelan Ensemble
Jointly sponsored by the School of Music and the Center for Southeast Asian Studies
Director: Judith Becker
Guest Artists: Sumarsam and Urip Sri Maeny, artists in residence, Wesleyan University, Middletown Conn.
Martin Hatch, Cornell University
Date: Saturday, April 6, 1974, 8:00pm
Place: Rackham Auditorium

Music and Dance from Java: University of Michigan Gamelan Ensemble
sponsored by the School of Music and the Center for Southeast Asian Studies
Director: Judith Becker
Guest Artists: Sumartono Prawirosusanto, University of Wisconson
Martin Hatch, Cornell University
Date: Saturday, July 20, 1974, 7:00pm
Place: Poolside, School of Music (outdoor concert)

Javanese Music and Dance: University of Michigan Gamelan
sponsored by the School of Music and the Center for Southeast Asian Studies
Director: Judith Becker
Guest Artist: Hardjo Susilo, University of Hawaii
Date: Thursday, November 7, 1974, 8:00pm
Place: Hill Auditorium

Music from Java: University of Michigan Gamelan Ensemble
sponsored by the School of Music and the Center for Southeast Asian Studies
Director: Judith Becker
Date: Saturday, January 17, 1976, 8:00pm
Place: Hill Auditorium

Gamelan Gadon: Chamber Music of Java
Presented by the Friends of the Stearns Collection
Director: Judith Becker
Players that went on to specialize in Gamelan music: R. Anderson Sutton, Richard Wallis, Susan Pratt Walton
Date: Wednesday, February 8, 1977, 8:00pm
Place: Cady Music Room

Javanese Dance Drama: Ramayana Epic
sponsored by the School of Music, the Department of Dance and the Center for Southeast Asian Studies.
Artist-in-residence: Soedarsono, director of Academy Seni Tari Indonesia
Guest drummer: Minaro
Director of the gamelan: Judith Becker
Performed by: University of Michigan Gamelan
Gamelan named by Soedarsono: Kyai Telaga Madu (Venerable Lake of Honey)
Date: Saturday, June 25, 1977, 8:00pm
Place: Hill Auditorium

Music and Dance from Java, Indonesia: University of Michigan Gamelan Ensemble
sponsored by the School of Music and the Center for Southeast Asian Studies
Guest Artist: Soedarsono, director of Academy Seni Tari Indonesia
Director: Judith Becker
Date: Sunday, January 23, 1977, 8:00pm
Place: Hill Auditorium

Music and Dance from Java, Indonesia: University of Michigan Gamelan Ensemble
sponsored by the School of Music and the Center for Southeast Asian Studies
Guest Artist: Minarno
Director: Judith Becker
Date: Friday, January 27, 1977, 8:00pm
Place: Hill Auditorium
Special introductory music: played on a facsimile of a Gamelan Carabalen, an archaic, four-toned gamelan which is still used in Java for special occasions, to welcome the arriving guests.

Javanese Music and Dance: University of Michigan Gamelan Ensemble
sponsored by the School of Music and the Center for Southeast Asian Studies
Guest Artist: Minarno
Director: Judith Becker
Assistant Director: R. Anderson Sutton
Dance Instructors: Peggy Choy and Kelly Humardani
Date: Friday, January 27, 1978, 8:00pm
Place: Hill Auditorium

An Afternoon of Music and Dance from Java: University Gamelan Ensemble
Sponsored by the School of Music and the Center for South and Southest Asian Studies
Director: R. Anderson Sutton
Date: Sunday, November 19, 1978, 4:00pm
Place: Hill Auditorium

Javanese Dance Concert: University Gamelan Ensemble
sponsored by the School of Music and the Center for Southeast Asian Studies
Director: Judith Becker
Guest dancer: Yohanes Sumandiyo Hadi, Indonesia National Dance Academy, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
Guest drummer: Roger Vetter, University of Wisconsin
Date: Saturday, January 26, 1980, 9:00pm
Place: Hill Auditorium

An Evening of Asian Music: A Benefit for Cambodian Refugees
Featuring: the Javanese Gamelan, the Japanese Ensemble, North Indian Music, Tai Music
Date: Thursday, April 10, 1980, 7:30pm
Place: Saint Mary’s Student Chapel, University of Michigan

Music and Dance from Java, Indonesia: University of Michigan Gamelan Ensemble
Canadian Asian Studies Association, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Artist-in –residence: F. X. Widaryanto
Guest dancer: Soedarsono, Director of the National Dance Academy, Yogyakarta
Director: Judith Becker
Date: Saturday, November 8, 1980, 8:15pm
Place: Ambassador Auditorium, Windsor, Canada

Javanese Dance Drama: Arjuna’s Wedding (with gamelan accompaniment)
Guest choreographer and musical director: F. X. Widaryanto
Guest dancer: Soedarsono
Resident gamelan director: Judith Becker
Assistant gamelan director: R. Anderson Sutton
Date: Friday, January 30, 1981, 8:00pm
Place: Hill Auditorium

University of Michigan Gamelan Ensemble: Kyai Telaga Madu (Venerable Lake of Honey)
Director: Judith Becker
Assistant director: R. Anderson Sutton
Visiting artists: F. X. Widaryanto, Soedarsono
Date: Friday, June 12, 1981, 8:00pm
Place: Rackham Auditorium

Gamelan Ensemble
Director: Judith Becker
Assistants to the director: Alan Feinstein,  R. Anderson Sutton
Choreographer: Soedarsono
Date: Saturday, January 9, 1982, 8:00pm
Place: Hill Auditorium

Lakon Cipta Wening (the story of Arjuna’s Meditation): Javanese Wayang Kulit
Sponsored by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES), Center for Southeast Asian Studies, and the School of Music.
Dhalang (Puppeteer): Sri Djoko Raharjo (CIES)
Director: Judith Becker
Assistant director: Alan Feinstein
Visiting artist: Sumarsam (Wesleyan University)
Visiting artist: R. Anderson Sutton (University of Wisconsin, Madison)
Visiting artist: Peggy Choy (University of Wisconsin, Madison)
Visiting artist: Sri Maryati (CIES)
Dates: October 15 and November 4, 1982
Place: Hill Auditorium

Contemporary Directions Ensemble and Javanese Gamelan: Music of Lou Harrison
Contemporary Directions director: Carl St. Clair
Gamelan Director: Judith Becker
Date: Saturday, February 12, 1983, 8:00pm
Place: Rackham Auditorium

Japanese Music Study Group and University of Michigan Gamelan
Director of the Japanese Music Study Group: William P. Malm
Director of the Gamelan: Judith Becker
Assistant director: Alan Feinstein
Visiting artists: Sri Maryati/ Dancer,  Sri Djoko Raharjo/ Musician
Date: Saturday, March 19, 1983, 8:00pm
Place: Rackham Auditorium

Ramayana: Javanese Wayang Kulit
Sponsored by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES), Center for South and Southeast Asian Studies, and the School of Music.
Artistic Director and Dhalang: Sri Djaka Rahardja (CIES)
Performers: University of Michigan Gamelan Ensemble
Director: Judith Becker
Assistant Director: René T. A. Lysloff
Visiting Artist: Roger Vetter, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Visiting Artists: R. Anderson Sutton and Peggy Choy, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Translator: Colleen Chase
Date: August 4, 1984
Place: Hill Auditorium

Regional Gamelan Music in Java: R. Anderson Sutton, Guest Lecturer/Artist
Ngrémo, East Javanese Dance: Peggy Choy, Guest Artist
sponsored the Center for South and Southeast Asian Studies, and the School of Music
Director of the University Gamelan Ensemble: René T. A. Lysloff
Faculty Advisor: Judith Becker
Date: 1984?
Place: Rackham Auditorium?

Javanese Music and Dance: University of Michigan Gamelan Ensemble
sponsored by the School of Music and the Center for Southeast Asian Studies
Visiting Director: Aloysius Suwardi
Director: Marc Benamou
Guest Dancer: Theresia Sri Kurniati
Guest Artists: Suratno, Sutami
Date: Thursday, April 3, 1986, 8:00pm
Place: Rackham Auditorium

Contemporary Gamelan Music: American and Javanese Compositions
Sponsored by the School of Music and the Center for South and South East Asian Studies
Director: René T. A. Lysloff
Assistant Director: Mark Benamou
Guest Soloist: Marilyn  Butler
Date: November 23, 1985,  8:00pm
Place: Rackham Auditorium

Music and Dance from Java: University gamelan Ensemble
Sponsored by the School of Music and the Center for South and South East Asian Studies
Visiting Director: Aloysius Suwardi from Surakarta
Guest Dancer: Theresia Sri Kurniati
Director: René T. A. Lysloff
Interim Faculty Advisor: Michael Udow
Date: Thursday, April 3, 1986, 8:00pm
Place: Rackham Auditorium
Note: Professional quality cassettes of this concert were available for purchase through the school of music

Javanese Gamelan Ensemble: Kyai Telaga Madu (Venerable Lake of Honey)
Sponsored by the School of Music and the Center for South and South East Asian Studies
Visiting Director: Aloysius Suwardi
Guest Dancer: Sal Murgianto
Director: Marc Benamou
Faculty Advisor: Judith Becker
Date: Saturday, January 31, 1987, 8:30pm
Place: Rackham Auditorium

Faculty Chamber Music Concert: Featuring Threnody for Carlos Chavez for Viola and Gamelan by Lou Harrison
Director: Marv Benamou
Viola Soloist: Patricia McCarty
Date: Tuesday, June 16, 1987, 8:30pm
Place: Hill Auditorium

Japanese Music Study Group and the Gamelan Ensemble
This concert is held in conjunction with the 32nd annual meeting of
The Society for Ethnomusicology

Director of the Japanese Music Study Group: William P. Malm
Director of the Gamelan Ensemble: René T. A. Lysloff
Faculty Advisor for the Gamelan: Judith Omans Becker
Date: Friday, November 6, 1987, 8:00pm
Place: Rackham Auditorium

Javanese Shadowplay: a Bilingual Performance from the Mahabharata,
the Marriage of Arjuna.
Sponsored by the Humanities Institute
Puppet Master (Dhalang): Widyanto S. Putro
Translator: A.L. Becker
Visiting Artists: Minarno,  Sumarsam,  R. Anderson Sutton,  Richard Wallis
Director of the Gamelan Ensemble: René T. A. Lysloff
Faculty Advisor: Judith Becker
Date: Friday, April 1, 1988, 8:00pm
Place: Rackham Auditorium

University of Michigan Gamelan Ensemble: Kyai Telaga Madu (Venerable Lake of Honey)
Director: Marc Benamou
Date: November 12, 1988
Place: Columbus Room – Detroit Renaissance Center

Music and Dance of Java: University of Michigan Gamelan Ensemble
Sponsored by the School of Music and the Center for South and South East Asian Studies
Guest Dancer: Peggy Choy
Director of the Gamelan Ensemble: René T. A. Lysloff
Faculty Advisor: Judith Becker
Date: Friday, April 14, 1989, 8:00pm
Place: Rackham Auditorium

A Concert of Javanese Music and Dance: University of Michigan Gamelan Ensemble
Sponsored by the Center for South and Southeast Asian Studies and the School of Music

Visiting Dancers: F.X. Widaryanto and Peggy Choy
Director: Susan Walton
Date: Sunday, February 4, 1990, 2:00pm
Place: Rackham Auditorium

A Concert of Javanese Music and Dance: University of Michigan Gamelan Ensemble
Sponsored by the Center for South and Southeast Asian Studies and the School of Music
Visiting Director and Dancer: Trustho
Visiting Dancer: Yoshimi Miyake
Director: Susan Walton
Date: Saturday, February 2, 1991, 8:00pm
Place: Rackham Auditorium

Festival of Indonesia: Sounds of the Gamelan
Visiting Director and Dancer: Trustho
Director: Susan Walton
Date: Saturday, October 13, 1991, 2:00pm
Place: Kalamazoo Public Museum

University of Michigan Gamelan Ensemble and the Creative Arts Ensemble
Sponsored by the School of Music and the Center for South and Southeast Asian Studies
Guest Artist: Dr. Sumarsam
Guest Dancer: Esti Nugraheni
Choreographer and Dancer: Gina Buntz
Director of the gamelan: Marc Benamou
Faculty Advisor for the Gamelan: Dr. Judith Becker
Director of the Creative Arts Orchestra: Edward Sarath
Date: Friday, March 26, 1993, 8:00pm
Place: Rackham Auditorium
Concert Dedication: In memorium Rasannah Steinhoff (1907-1991), deeply missed friend and member of the Gamelan Ensemble; Unfailing provider of warmth, solace, and good cheer.

A Concert of Javanese Music and Dance: University of Michigan Gamelan Ensemble
Sponsored by the Center for South and Southeast Asian Studies and the School of Music
Artist in Residence: Rasito Purwo Pangrawit
Director: Marc Benamou
Faculty Advisor: Judith Becker
Dancer: Amrih Widodo
Dancer: Inez Nimpuno
Guest Artist: René Lysloff
Date: Friday, January 14, 1994, 8:00pm
Place: Rackham Auditorium

Balinese and Javanese Gamelan Music
Sponsored by the Office of International Academic Affairs, the Center for South and Southeast Asian Studies, and the School of Music.
Instructors for Balinese Gamelan: Gernot Blume and Julie Spencer
Instructors for Javanese Gamelan: Jan Mrázek, Marc Benamou, and Susan Walton
Guest Musician: Pak Minomo
Guest Dancer: Nunuk Sri Rahayu
Date: Saturday, April 1, 1995, 8:00pm
Place: Rackham Auditorium

Javanese Dance Drama and Gamelan Music
Sponsored by the University of Michigan International Institute, the School of  Music Department of Dance, the Office of the Vice President, and the Center for South and Southeast Asian Studies.
Directed and Choreographed by: F.X. Widaryanto, the International Institute’s Distinguished Visiting Artist in Residence 1995/1996.
Date: Thursday, April 4, 1996, 8:00pm
Place: Hill Auditorium