2019-2020 World Music Series

Monday, September 23, 2019, 8:00p.m.,
Stansbury Theater


Internationally hailed as Bali’s most forward thinking music and dance ensemble, Çudamani is known for their exceptional creativity and superb artistry while always holding dear the classical treasures that have made Bali so renown. Nurtured and trained in the village of Pengosekan, group members are considered among Bali’s most respected and accomplished musicians and dancers. While in great demand, nevertheless, Çudamani does not perform for tourists in Bali, rather they perform as a spiritual offering for temples and the village communities.

Under the musical direction of Dewa Putu Berata and dance direction of Bapak Nyoman Cerita and Emiko Saraswati Susilo this is the 20th Anniversary tour for Çudamani.  Their 18 member ensemble weave layers of intricate sound from the deep great bronze gongs to the delicate sounds of the flute. They have prepared works that are breathtakingly virtuosic, profoundly moving, works that are both new and classic.   Gamelan Çudamani is evidence of the power of collective village integrity and the intrinsic spirituality that informs and animates Balinese life.

Tickets: Adults- $10; Seniors- $5; Students- LU Students - Free
Tickets can be purchased at the Lawrence University Box Office

A Moving Sound
Monday, April 13, 2020, 8:00 p.m.,
Stansbury Theater

Fusing traditional influences with a global sensibility, award-winning Taiwanese ensemble A Moving Sound (Sheng Don 聲動) has built a worldwide following through their joyous mix of original music and dance.

Featuring the distinctive timbres of the erhu (Taiwanese fiddle) and zhong ruan (lute), and coupled with the transcendent vocals of Mia Hsieh, A Moving Sound has devised a unique and compelling style that is all their own – a whirlwind of musical expression that veers between the meditative and the exuberant with irrepressible spirit.

A Moving Sound has been featured on BBC Radio 3, National Public Radio in the U.S., and on The Discovery Channel. They have performed and taught in twenty countries including The Kennedy Center, W.O.M.A.D. (picked as a festival highlight by London Financial Times) and the Melbourne International Arts Festival, and have led educational residency programs worldwide specializing in Taiwanese dance, music, and culture. A Moving Sound's self-titled CD is internationally distributed by Motema Music.

Tickets: Adults- $10; Seniors- $5; Students- LU Students - Free
Tickets can be purchased at the Lawrence University Box Office

Lawrence University Gamelan Concert
Sunday, May 17, 2020, 3:00p.m.
Lawrence Memorial Chapel

Free admission. No tickets required.

The concert will include meditative traditional ceremonial pieces and vibrant contemporary works by Balinese composers.