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Plainfield Town Hall Opera House1 shows found
Sunday, May 13, 4:00 pm
Plainfield Town Hall Opera House
18 High Street
Plainfield, VT 05667
Tickets: Adults - $15, Seniors - $10, Students - $5
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Plainfield’s own Court-style Javanese Gamelan returns to the OH for a concert of traditional Indonesian music as well as contemporary compositions written for the ensemble. Javanese Gamelan is a group - or orchestra - of about 30 instruments ranging from huge gongs to tiny flutes with lots of xylophone and kettle type instruments in between. Gamelan has a long history in central Vermont, going back to the late 1960’s when Dennis Murphy built the first gamelan anywhere in the world outside of Java at Goddard College. Gamelan Sulukala (named in honor of a Murphy composition) was purchased anonymously for Goddard in the 90’s. Made in Java, it is a full complement of instruments fashioned from bronze and iron. The current ensemble consists of 16 members who range in age from their teens to 70’s with every decade in-between represented.