2018 Performances


Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 3 p.m. @ mHUB

Winter Workshop

Whether you're learning about gamelan for the first time or have enjoyed it for years, be a part of our community and bring your friends and family at CBG's first concert at mHUB! Celebrate winter by enjoying classic Balinese pieces like Gambang Suling, dances like Cendrawasih and more, and have an opportunity to try the instruments yourself! Free and open to all ages. Parking available and close to the Chicago Blue Line.


Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 6 p.m. @ State and Lake Street

Arts in the Dark Parade

Celebrate Balinese culture by experiencing CBG's performance in the dark on baleganjur, marching gamelan! The Arts in the Dark Parade features arts organizations from throughout Chicago. Featuring performers from Walkabout Theater and a ten-foot ogoh-ogoh monster sculpture lit up that will be marched with the gamelan down the streets! The parade runs along State Street, starting at Lake and ending at Van Buren.


Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 11 a.m. 
@ Morton Arboretum, Lisle, IL

Destination Asia Festival

For its last concert of the summer, CBG will perform a variety of traditional dance and instrumental favorites, right in the heart of a natural oasis. Bring your picnic and join us at Morton Arboretum!


Saturday, July 7, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. @ Navy Pier

Remarkable Indonesia Fair

CBG performed at the Remarkable Indonesia Fair, which included live music and dance performances, booths featuring Indonesian products and services, Indonesian food and a fashion show.


Friday, May 11, 2018 at 8 p.m. @ Merit School of Music

CBG's First Annual spring Concert

CBG musicians and dancers performed a concert of traditional gamelan favorites as well as a beautiful arrangement of a traditional Balinese children's song arranged for full gamelan and choir by CBG artistic adviser I Ketut Gede Asnawa. Photo courtesy of Kathleen Ellis and Charles Waldman.