Concert: Gamelan Merdu Kumala, Live Scoring of “The Adventures of Prince Achmed”
March 26, 2023 Add to Calendar 7–8 p.m.
Shanahan Center, Drinkward Recital Hall
320 E. Foothill Blvd.
Claremont, CA 91711
The valleys’ premier Balinese gamelan ensemble, Gamelan Merdu Kumala, will perform a live scoring for the 1926 silent film The Adventures of Prince Achmed by Lotte Reiniger. Its newly arranged score incorporates traditional Balinese pieces as well as the original compositions by the ensemble. The film will be accompanied live on a set of the custom seven-tone gamelan, Saih Pitu Alit, as well as on a rare flute ensemble called Gamelan Gambuh.
The concert series is open to the public. Students, faculty and staff of The Claremont Colleges must show Claremont Colleges ID. Audience members from outside The Claremont Colleges must provide proof of vaccination and be asymptomatic. All audience members are required to wear a mask. The COVID-19 guidelines will be updated as new information becomes available.
Visit the Arts at Harvey Mudd College website for more information.