Bali Sani: CBG's Fifth Annual Concert

Chicago Balinese Gamelan welcomes guest artists Ketut Gede Asnawa and Putu Oka Mardiani and visiting artists from Bali Indra Sadguna and Ayu Made Desiari for the most exciting CBG performance to date!

Saturday, May 14, at 5-6:30 p.m. central
Vittum Theater
1012 N. Noble Street, Chicago, IL 60642

This performance was made possible in part with support from the American Indonesian Cultural & Education Foundation.

Since it was founded in 1971 AICEF has supported advanced degrees for over 300 Indonesian students at universities in the United States and given grants to leading US performing arts organizations, universities, to increase the awareness of the cultures of Indonesia.  The foundation is a membership organization with interests in education, economic development, the environment, and cultural exchange. 

CBG is excited to welcome additional and replacement instruments to its gong kebyar set!

Instruments arrived Fall 2021 thanks to support from generous friends and partners! Photos below courtesy of Ivan Indrautama.

The purchase included:

  • additional gangsa kantilan

  • two additional melody instruments

  • trompong

  • 5 pairs ceng-ceng kopiak

  • partner gong

  • replacement middle gong

  • replacement high gong

  • overseas shipping fees

The purchase improves and advances the quality of sound of the overall ensemble; creates opportunities for new and expanded ensemble membership; provides new and richer learning experiences for new and existing ensemble members; and expands CBG’s repertoire to include baleganjur, gong gede and other gamelan styles.

Thanks to gifts from generous supporters,
CBG raised the funds needed to to complete the purchase.

Instruments are expected to arrive in Chicago in Fall 2021!

CBG thanks the following friends for their contributions
to support this initiative!

Indonesian Consulate of the Republic of Indonesia Chicago

Nyoman Mahartayasa and Wayan Muliyati

Dian and Can Dogan

Jeff Abell


Ningrum Nugraheni

Jan Petry

Arie Quick

Made Sentanajaya

Deb Kerr and Steve Thompson

Charles Waldman and Kathleen Ellis

Audrey Alvorado

Sally Alvorado

Yonitika Asnawa

Yunirika Asnawa

Evan Barr

Stephen Bass

Jeff Beer

Julie Blake

Karen Cohen Dinelli

Nancy Cohen Supato

Susann Craig

Trisila Davidge

Jacob DeHart

Lance Dresden

Carol dukes

Mayasari Effendi

Putu Eni

Claire Fassnacht

Jack Fassnacht and Rhonie Hendee

Matthew Freer

Endah Frey

Gregory Ghent

Yanna Heuvelhorst

Tina Horton

Patrick Horton and Family

Lynn Hutson Tucker

Ivan Indrautama and Kiara Harahap

Chloe Jelenich

John Krebs

Putu Oka Mardiani and Ketut Gde Asnawa

Michael Mcelliott

Michael Michaud

Mandy Nam Lee Yom

Ika Putri

Phyllis Rabineau and John Alderson

Israel Ridgley

Bill Robertson

Michael Rogalski

Martha Shuford

Michael Sullivan

Rahajeng Warastri Minaz

Chris Whittemore

Paula Zbichorski


Chicago Balinese Gamelan is partially supported by a CityArts Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events, Illinois Arts Council Agency, a grant from the Robert H. and Terri L. Cohn Family Foundation, and by individual donors.

Thank you, supporters!

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