Friends of the Gamelan - History and Performance List

February 8, 2017 Old Town School of Folk Music, World Music Wednesday
October 29, 2016 Michigan Festival of Sacred Music, Kalamazoo, Michigan
August 6-7, 2016 Destination Asia Summer Festival
The Morton Arboretum, Lisle, Illinois
May 14, 2016 Annual spring concert
August 1-2, 2015 Destination Asia Summer Festival
The Morton Arboretum, Lisle, Illinois
May 30, 2015 Annual spring concert with guest artistic director Heri Purwanto
May 18, 2015 14th Asian American Festival
Grand Opening VIP Reception
Daley Center Plaza
October 26, 2014 Unitarian Church of Evanston
October 25, 2014 Concert at Carthage College, Kenosha, Wisconsin
August 2-3, 2014 Destination Asia Summer Festival
The Morton Arboretum, Lisle, Illinois
June 21, 2014 Night Out in the Parks
Midway Plaisance
June 7, 2014 Annual spring concert with guest artistic director Midiyanto
December 28, 2013 Opening the Vaults: Wonders of the 1893 World's Fair
The Field Museum
December 21, 2013 Opening the Vaults: Wonders of the 1893 World's Fair
The Field Museum
November 9, 2013 A Journey to Indonesia
Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Indonesian Consulate General in Chicago
Northeastern Illinois University
September 18, 2013 An Evening of Indonesian Music and Dance
Loyola University, Crown Center Auditorium
September 5, 2013 Indonesian Independence Day celebration with Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesian
Park Hyatt Chicago
July 11, 2013 Performance at Pritzker Pavillion, Millennium Park, opening for Dan Deacon
May 4, 2013 Annual spring concert with guest artistic director Midiyanto
April 5, 2013 Concert and workshop at Latin School of Chicago
October 6, 2012 Concert at Carthage College, Kenosha, Wisconsin
August 4, 2012 Wedding performance at Columbus Park Refectory
May 6, 2012 Annual spring concert with guest artistic director Joko Sutrisno
March 7 through April 25, 2012 Introductory gamelan class at Old Town School of Folk Music
April 22, 2012 Concert and Workshop at DePaul with guest artistic director Joko Sutrisno
February 12, 2012 Concert at University of St. Francis, Joliet
February 9, 2012 Workshop at Old Town School of Folk Music
February 8, 2012 Concert at Old Town School of Folk Music, Maurer Concert Hall
September 18, 2011 The 13th Annual World Music Festival Chicago
Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall
September 10, 2011 An Evening of Javanese Gamelan Music
Oakton Community College
Footlik Theater, Performing Arts Building
September 9, 2011 Indonesian Independence Day celebration with Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesian
Chicago Club
July 16, 2011 Evanston Ethnic Arts Festival
May 19, 2011 American Batik Design Competition
Presented by the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia
Chicago Cultural Center
May 14, 2011 Concert at Carthage College, Kenosha, Wisconsin
May 4, 2011 Concert and workshop at Chute Middle School, Evanston
May 1, 2011 Annual spring concert with guest artistic director Joko Sutrisno
September 15, 2010 Indonesian Independence Day celebration with Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesian
Women's Athletic Club of Chicago
May 23, 2010 Feast of Pentecost at Rockfeller Memorial Chapel
Featuring traditional American hymns arranged for chorus and gamelan by Joko Sutrisno
April 25, 2010 Annual spring concert with Joko Sutrisno and Tri Sutrisno
May 15, 2009 Concert and workshop with Joko Sutrisno, Lincoln Elementary School, Oak Park, Illinois
April 16, 2009 Annual spring concert with Joko Sutrisno
October 12, 2008 Concert and workshop at University of St. Francis, Joliet
May 11, 2008 Annual spring concert with Joko Sutrisno and Tri Sutrisno
April 19, 2008 Gamelan Concert and Workshop at DePaul with Joko Sutrisno
November 17, 2007 Wayang Kulit: Dewa Ruci with Midiyanto S. Putro and Joko Sutrisno
August 17, 2007 Indonesian Flag-Raising Ceremony at Daley Plaza
May 15, 2007 Paul Tobin memorial
April 22, 2007 Spring Concert at Hyde Park Union Church
Joko Sutrisno, Guest Artistic Director
Erin Wilson, Dancer
Dedicated in loving memory to Paul Tobin
February 2, 2007 The World's Fair Festival Concert, Music Institute of Chicago, Evanston
January 26, 2007 PTA International Family Night, Skokie
October 28, 2006 Indonesian Night at Northeastern Illinois University with Indonesian Performing Arts Chicago (iPAC)
October 3, 2006 Open House at Hyde Park Union Church; canceled due to power outage
September 30, 2006 Gamelan workshop at Old Town School of Folk Music
September 30, 2006 Performance at grand reopening of the Chicago History Museum
June 27, 2006 Wayang Kulit: Babad Wanamarta (The Clearing of the Marta Forest)
Kalamazoo College
Dalton Theater
Purbo Asmoro, dhalang
Wakidi Dwidjomartono, kendhang
Djoko Walujo, gender
Sudi Rahayu, sindhen
Anne Stebinger, rebab
Jesse Snyder, gambang
Susan Walton, slenthem
Kitsie Emerson, interpreter
June 25, 2006 Wayang Kulit: Babad Wanamarta (The Clearing of the Marta Forest)
Chicago Cultural Center
Preston Bradley Hall
Purbo Asmoro, dhalang
Wakidi Dwidjomartono, kendhang
Djoko Walujo, gender
Sudi Rahayu, sindhen
Anne Stebinger, rebab
Jesse Snyder, gambang
Susan Walton, slenthem
Kitsie Emerson, interpreter
Dedicated in loving memory to Reeva Wolfson
April 30, 2006 Spring Concert at Hyde Park Union Church
April 6-7, 2006 Gamelan Sri Sedånå retuned by Midiyanto
February 25, 2006 Asian American Coalition of Chicago; 23rd annual celebration
February 11, 2006 Mid-Winter Concert and Workshop at Hyde Park Union Church
September 27, 2005 Open House at Hyde Park Union Church
September 24, 2005 Wedding reception performance at the downtown Marriott Hotel
September 17, 2005 Wedding performance at Tyler Creek Forest Preserve in Elgin
September 3, 2005 Performance at Shedd Aquarium with KJRI
August 27, 2005 Performance at Millennium Park on the Chase Promenade
July 9, 2005 Move from Rockefeller Chapel to Hyde Park Union Church
June 19, 2005 Rotary International Centennial Convention, McCormick Place
June 11, 2005 U.S. Conference of Mayors, Shedd Aquarium
May 7, 2005 Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month: Opening Program
Harold Washington Library
April 15, 2005 Concert and demonstration, Lincoln Elementary School, Oak Park, Illinois
February 22, 2005 Concert and demonstration, Loyola University
February 20, 2005 Concert of Javanese music and dance, Rockefeller Chapel, University of Chicago
January 23, 2005 Gadon performance at The Renaissance Society, University of Chicago
October 5, 2004 Open House at Rockefeller Chapel
June 6, 2004 Church Service and "Rockefeller Bronze" - Gamelan and Carillon Concert
April 18, 2004 Spring Concert at Rockefeller Chapel
October 5, 2003 DuPage Symphony Orchestra
September 18, 2003 World Music Festival
June 15, 2003 Asian Moon Festival - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
June 7, 2003 "Rockefeller Bronze" - Gamelan and Carillon Concert
May 4, 2003 Spring Concert
April 12, 2003 Edgewater Library
December 16, 2002 Performance with Fulcrum Point New Music Project, St. James Cathedral
June 1, 2002 "Rockefeller Bronze" - Gamelan and Carillon Concert
May 5, 2002 Spring Concert
March 2, 2002 Indonesian Night
February 14, 2002 The Franke Institute for the Humanities
October 7, 2001 "Rockefeller Bronze", Gamelan and Carillon Concert, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel
September 26, 2001 Indonesian Consulate
May 20, 2001 Spring Concert, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel
April 18, 2001 Chicago Art Institute
January 21, 2001 Inaugural concert of Gamelan Sri Sedånå at Rockefeller Chapel
November 14, 2000 Workshop at Parker School, Chicago, Illinois
November 8, 2000 Gamelan Sri Sedånå arrives at Rockefeller Chapel
October 8, 2000 Open Rehearsal at Rockefeller Chapel
August 3, 2000 Field Museum
July 9, 2000 Gamelan Picnic - Aurora, Illinois
April 27, 2000 Indonesian Consulate
April 30, 2000 Spring Concert, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel
March 31, 2000 Anthropology program
February 6, 2000 New Music Concert
October 3, 1999 Chicago Symphony Center Day of Music
September 14, 1999 Indonesian Cultural Show - North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, Skokie, Illinois
September 5, 1999
Field Museum
July 24, 1999 Brookfield Zoo
July 10, 1999
Gamelan Picnic - Aurora, Illinois
May 1, 1999 Musique Exotique - Unity Church, Countryside Illinois
April 25, 1999 Spring Concert, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel
April 10, 1999 Garfield Park Conservatory
April 26, 1998 Spring Concert, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel
November 22, 1997 University of Chicago - Colonial Imaging DOC Films
October 25, 1997 University of Chicago - Humanities Open House
October 8, 1997 Chicago Cultural Center Centennial
August 20, 1997 Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia - Independence Day
May 16, 1997 College of DuPage Arts Center
April 27, 1997 Spring Concert, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel
March 22, 1997 Multicultural Arts Academy, Oak Park, Illinois
August 2, 1996 Ravinia Festival
January 13, 1996 Wayang: Wahyu Cakraningrat ("The Diving Blessing of Kingship")
with Sumarsam and Minarno at Rockefeller Chapel
October 7, 1995 Wedding gadon with Minarno in Brookfield, Illinois
August 17, 1995 Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia - Independence Day
March 20, 1995 Loyola University
September 10, 1994 Kansas State University
August 20, 1994 Field Museum
May 14, 1994 Dance drama: "The Fall of the Alengka Kingdom"
Goodspeed Hall, University of Chicago
May 7, 1994 Schubert Club - Minneapolis, Minnesota
October 23 1993 "The American Tapestry" at DuPage County Fairgrounds, Wheaton, Illinois
September 18, 1993 Wayang: Kresna Gugah ("Krishna Awakens") at the Field Museum
August 17, 1993 Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia - Independence Day
June 13, 1993 Theosofest - Theosophical Society, Wheaton, Illinois
May 23, 1993 Spring Concert, Goodspeed Hall
October 11, 1992 Performance at Swift Hall, University of Chicago
August 17, 1992 Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia - Independence Day
May 30, 1992 Goodspeed Hall, University of Chicago
October 5, 1991 University of Chicago Centennial
May 19, 1991 Goodspeed Hall, University of Chicago
April 20, 1991 Festival of Indonesia
November 18, 1990 May Weber Museum
November 4, 1990 Live performance on WFMT
October 7, 1990 Indonesian/American Association
September 15, 1990 Artists' Book Works
July 19, 1990 Goodspeed Hall, University of Chicago - Wayang Kulit
May 23, 1990 Columbia College
May 19, 1990 Mandel Hall, University of Chicago
May 10, 1989 Columbia College
May 20, 1988 University of Chicago - Festival of the Arts
April 30, 1988 Roosevelt University - Ganz Hall
March 16, 1988 Evanston Township High School
October 31, 1987 Water from the Moon - Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri
June 13, 1987 Skokie Library
May 31, 1987 Wedding
April 26, 1987 Roosevelt University - Ganz Hall
April 11, 1987 American Society of University Composers
Northwestern University, Lutkin Hall
March 8, 1987 Concert, Oak Park-River Forest High School
June 7, 1986 Concert, Hull House Zebra Crossing Theater
May 1-3, 1986 Gamelan Nyai Panjang Sari re-tuned by Aloysius Suwardi
October 19 - 20, 1985 Chicago Musical College, Roosevelt University with Mirecourt Trio
June 2, 1985 Performance at American Refugee Committee benefit concert
Mindscape Collection, Chicago, Illinois
May 12, 1985 Concert, World Peace Through World Music
Bahá'i Temple, Wilmette, Illinois
March 24, 1985 Annual concert, Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University
November 2, 1984 Concert for Knickerbocker Club
Itasca Country Club, Itasca, Illinois
August 25, 1984 Wedding performance
June 6, 1984 Wedding performance
May 19, 1984 Wayang Kulit
Sri Djoko Rohardjo, dalang; Andy Sutton, kendang
Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University
April 7, 1984 Annual Concert, Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University
Concert of compositions by Robert Lombardo, including Three Pieces for Harp and Gamelan
January 29, 1984 Performance at the University of Chicago Folk Festival
December 10, 1983 Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University
November 6, 1983 Live radio broadcast on The Flea Market, WBEZ-FM
Old Town School of Folk Music
November 4, 1983 Concert, Guthrie Hall, Old Town School of Folk Music
October 1983 Four performances of Independence Day
Columbia College Dance Center
Gamelan music by Robert Lombardo
Choreography by Robin Lakes
July 21, 1983 Performance for official opening of Indonesian Consulate in Chicago
Westin Hotel, Chicago, Illinois
June 19, 1983 Concert for Illinois Arts Council at the Old Town School of Folk Music
May 19, 1983 Performance at the Field Museum
May 1, 1983 Friends of the Gamelan featured on Two on Two (CBS-TV, Channel 2)
April 16, 1983 First annual concert, Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University
March 5, 1983 Seminar and concert at the University of Iowa
December 12, 1982 Inaugural concert of Gamelan Nyai Panjang Sari at the Old Town School of Folk Music
August 20, 1982 Gamelan Nyai Panjang Sari, our iron gamelan, arrives at the Old Town School of Folk Music
September 12, 1980 Friends of the Gamelan incorporated in the State of Illinois

June 13, 1982
December 5, 1981
September 13, 1981
June 7, 1981
April 12, 1981
March 29, 1981
December 7, 1980
June 15, 1980
June 8, 1980
April 19, 1980
April 13, 1980
April 5, 1980
December 9, 1979
December 2, 1979
May 20, 1979
April 20, 1979
March 18, 1979
December 16, 1978
June 11, 1978
May 7, 1978
Concerts of Javanese Gamelan Music at the Field Museum

All of these concerts were played on the Sundanese gamelan that was imported as part of the Java Village exhibit at the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893.