The Robert E. Brown Center for World Music offers community members the opportunity to learn and play traditional Balinese Gamelan music under the direction of I Ketut Gede Asnawa, a master
Programs of the Robert E. Brown Center for World Music are dependent upon grants, gifts, and funds raised through concerts, performances and services. The Center was established at the University of Illinois on the basis of two acts of generosity: the donation of Indonesian gamelan orchestras and other instruments from the Estate of Robert E. Brown, and seed money from the University’s Office of the Provost and the School of Music. These funds enabled us to transport the instruments from the California estate, outfit a teaching space, hire a director and visiting artists, and get the program started.
If we are to continue to share music of the world’s cultures—engaging visiting artists from myriad traditions, acquiring the instruments they need to teach their music, presenting concerts, lectures, and workshops, and sending our artists out into the schools as they strive to enrich their curricula, we will need the support of alumni and friends who see the importance of our efforts to bring awareness of the richness of the world’s performing arts to the University and our community.
If you would like to learn more about the ways you can support the Center, please contact David Allen, Associate Director of Development, at 217/333-6453, or email@example.com, or click the GIVING link in the menu to your left.
Our friends at Spurlock Museum are launching their new Cultural Celebration Performance Series on January 22, 2017 with a concert by the Korean Percussion group, Gah Rank Mah Dahng (GRMD). This
Programs of the Robert E. Brown Center for World Music are dependent upon grants, gifts, and funds raised through concerts, performances and services. The Center was established at the University
March 12, 2017 - 6:00pm
Join the YMCA and ISSS for a celebration of our local cultural diversity. Sample food from 15...
March 26, 2017 - 1:00pm
Cultural Celebration Series: Samba Soul
The Cultural Celebration Series is a joyful,...
April 1, 2017 - 12:30pm - 4:00pm
A whole afternoon of performances! During WorldFest, the Museum celebrates the wonderful variety...
April 29, 2017 - 1:00pm
End of semester concert featuring Balinese Gamelan ensembles under the direction of I Ketut Gede...
May 9, 2017 - 7:00pm
The Tannahill Weavers are one of Scotland's premier traditional bands. Their diverse repertoire...