RNCM Gamelan Weekend

Saturday 28 to Sunday 29 November

This year the RNCM will be hosting one of the UK's largest festivals of Gamelan in over 10 years! Featuring the South Bank Gamelan Players, The Hallé, Wigan Instrumental Teaching Service, An introduction to Javanese puppetry, workshops, and much more.

Hailing from the islands of Java and Bali in modern-day Indonesia, a gamelan is a set of gongs and tuned percussion instruments made from bronze, wood and bamboo. To celebrate the arrival of the RNCM’s very own gamelan, this weekend features performances by some of the UK’s leading performance groups, embracing Javanese poetry, song, dance and puppetry alongside the music.

A number of Western pieces written in response to gamelan music offers a counterpoint to these performances, as does a strand of education project presentations featuring children from three North West music services.

And, why not have a go yourself? We’ve designed five public workshops for beginners of all ages and abilities and, as the music is taught by ear, with no need to read music, there’s little
to stop you?

Toby Smith, Geoffrey Reed - artistic directors.

For more information or to request a leaflet please contact the box office on 0161 907 5555 or for group bookers/schools please contact Jeni Hawkswell, Group's Co-ordinator for group discounts on 0161 907 5441.

Jeni Hawkswell
Group's Co-ordinator
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Don't be shy, say hello. We'd love to hear from you.

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