Field of Grass and Flowers

An Afternoon of Japanese Koto and Balinese Gamelan

Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
College Park, MD 20742
  • Dates: December 12, 2021
  • Location: The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
  • Time: 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
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    A combined ensemble concert celebrating music from Japan and Bali. The UMD Japanese Koto Ensemble features music played on the koto, a traditional Japanese 13-string instrument. Koto music reflects the quiet beauty, simplicity and harmonizing effect of Japanese nature. The UMD Gamelan Saraswati Ensemble presents traditional Balinese gamelan music that showcases complex interlocking rhythms often performed in tandem with the delicate motions and multifaceted expressions of Balinese dance.