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Gamelan Giri Jaya - Toowoomba, Australia.


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Performance History

Toowoomba’s Balinese gamelan orchestra, Gamelan Giri Jaya, has performed in a variety of styles ranging from full orchestral to ensemble work, playing concerts with or without dance, workshops, street processions, dance dramas, background music, and as an accompaniment to the Woodford Folk Festival and Queensland Multicultural Festival's fire events. The main performances the Toowoomba based group have presented since 1994 are listed:


2008

  • Feb Chinatown Fortitude Valley Chinese New Year Celebrations (BEMAC)


2007

  • Feb Chinatown Fortitude Valley Chinese New Year Celebrations (BEMAC)

  • Aug Toowoomba Languages and Cultures Festival 2007, Queens Park
    Toowoomba

  • Oct Concert Performance, Wedding , Wynnum Brisbane

  • Dec Woodford Folk Festival 2007/2008

2006

  • Feb Chinatown Fortitude Valley Chinese New Year Celebrations (BEMAC)
  • Jul Scheherazade – The Magic and Music of the East, Holland Park, Brisbane
  • Aug Toowoomba Languages and Cultural Festival 2006, Queen’s Park, Toowoomba
  • Aug International Village Stage, EKKA, RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane
  • Nov Bali Spectacular – ‘Cultivart’ Series 2006, Kangaroo Point, Brisbane (BEMAC)
  • Dec Opening Ceremony – State Library of Queensland, Cultural Centre, South Bank, Brisbane
  • Dec Atmospheric music – wedding, Noosa, Queensland
  • Dec Woodford Folk Festival

2005

  • Feb Laurel Bank Park public community performance for Toowoomba City Council
  • March Galungan, Kuningan, Nyepi celebrations for Gold Coast Balinese Community
  • May Restauranteur's Breakfast, Mt Nebo
  • May Artist-in-Residence Showcase performance with I Made Djimat, Toowoomba
  • June Ferny Grove State High School Music Spectacular Multicultural Expo
  • Aug Queensland Indonesian Students' Assn Independence Day Celebrations
  • Nov Multicultural Fair - Darling Heights State School Toowoomba

2004

  • Feb Jazz and Folk Festival, Queens Park, Toowoomba
  • Mar Nyepi celebrations, Runaway Bay for Gold Coast Balinese Community
  • Mar Laurel Bank Park public community performance for Toowoomba City Council
  • Apr Shakespeare in the Park pre-concert, Queens Park, Toowoomba
  • Apr Literacy Symposium, USQ, Toowoomba
  • May Yag’ubi Folk Festival, Hervey Bay
  • June World Environment Day, Lake Annand Park, Toowoomba
  • Oct Multicultural Festival, Roma St Parklands, Brisbane
  • Oct Toowoomba Centenary Celebrations
  • Dec Woodford Folk Festival as part of the Australian Gathering of the Gamelans

2003

  • Jan USQ Concert Hall – Community performance – Dance Drama – Kerensa Dewantoro (writer / choreographer / dancer)
  • Jan Chinatown Mall Fortitude Valley Brisbane – Chinese New Year Celebrations
  • March Nyepi celebrations Runaway Bay for Gold Coast Balinese Community
  • April Bangalow Community Hall – Dance Drama with Kerensa Dewantoro
  • Oct Gold Coast memorial gardens - Zero to One Foundation (Bali Bombing) Procession and Concert
Woodford 2004/2005

2002

  • Jan Laurel Bank Park public community performance for Toowoomba City Council.
  • May POWERHOUSE, Newfarm, Sacred Music Festival, Brisbane
  • May Empire Church Hall, Sacred Music Festival, Toowoomba
  • June World Environment Day, Lake Annand Park, Toowoomba
  • Sept Opening of Dogwood Crossing Community Arts Centre, Miles
  • Oct Regional Arts Development Fund Information Day, Toowoomba
  • Oct Australian National Day of Mourning, St Patrick’s Cathedral Centre, Toowoomba
  • Oct Traditional Balinese ceremony for victims of Kuta bombings Gold Coast
  • Nov Benefit concert for Kuta bombing victims Toowoomba
  • Dec Woodford Folk Festival - Dance Drama – Kerensa Dewantoro (writer/choreographer/dancer)

2001

  • Jan Farwell concert for I Made Suartika, Laurel Bank Park Toowoomba.
  • Mar Federation Fiesta Viva Brisbane
  • Mar Centenary of Federation River of Light Procession Brisbane
  • Mar International Women’s Day, Toowoomba.
  • April Humanity Is My Identity Forum, Toowoomba Empire Theatre
  • June Official opening of Gamelan House, Toowoomba
  • Sept Music in the park Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers
  • Sept Multicultural Street Festival Eat Street Toowoomba
  • Oct Cobb & Co Museum official opening Toowoomba
  • Oct Centenary Heights High School multicultural night
  • Oct Centenary of Federation street party
  • Dec Qld Art Gallery Friends of the gallery Christmas celebration

2000

  • Mar Kuningan Celebration, Balinese community Brisbane
  • Mar International Women’s Day Festival, Toowoomba
  • May LAMP- Toowoomba City Council Multicultural Program launch, Toowoomba.
  • June Olympic Torch Relay Celebrations Queens Park Toowoomba
  • June World Environment Day, Toowoomba
  • Oct Power House performance Newfarm Brisbane
  • Nov YWCA Women at the Well conference, Toowoomba
  • Dec Woodford Folk Festival

1999

  • Aug Galungan Festival, Balinese community Runaway Bay
  • Sep Carnival of Flowers Toowoomba Queen’s Park amphitheatre
  • Sep East Timor CAA appeal concert with I Made Suartika, Toowoomba
USQ

1998

  • Apr Runaway Bay Balinese Community Galungan Festival
  • Jun World Environment Day, Lake Annand Toowoomba
  • Sep Carnival of Flowers Multicultural Night, Eat St Toowoomba
  • Sep Toowoomba Day, Queens Park Toowoomba
  • Oct Brunswick St Mall Music Festival, Fortitude Valley
  • Dec Woodford Folk Festival Gathering of the Gamelans

1997

  • Feb. Gold Coast Balinese community Galungan Celebration
  • May Hot and Spicy Festival, Noosa
  • Jun World Environment Day, Lake Annand Toowoomba
  • Jun recorded by JJJ Radio station and played nationwide
  • Jun. Brisbane Winter Solstice, West End
  • Jul. Childers Weekend Multicultural event
  • Aug Indonesian Independence Celebration, Brisbane City Hall
  • Sep Asia Week festival, Fortitude Valley
  • Sep Toowoomba Day multicultural concert
  • Sep USQ Open Day concert
  • Nov Brisbane Ethnic Music & Arts Centre
  • Dec Woodford Folk Festival\

1996

  • Feb Australian Asian Society of Toowoomba
  • Jun Hot and Spicy Festival, Noosa Sheraton
  • Jun Festival of Lanterns and Music, Stradbroke Island
  • Jun Ballina State High School
  • Sep USQ Performing Arts Series concert
  • Sep ‘Internationalising Communities’ conference, University of Southern Qld
  • Dec Woodford Folk Festival

1995

  • Apr National Folk Festival, Canberra
  • Jun University of Western Sydney
  • Jun Winter Solstice, Brisbane
  • Sep USQ Performing Arts Series concert
  • Sep Indonesian Conference, Lismore NSW
  • Sep National Gamelan Seminar, Armidale NSW
  • Sep USQ Open Day concert
  • Sep Warana Festival Brisbane
  • Dec Woodford Folk Festival

1994

  • Jan United Australia Festival, Toowoomba
  • Sep Lismore State High School
  • Sep Ananda Marga Festival of Bliss, Stanthorpe
  • Sep Channon Markets
  • Sep Nimbin State School
  • Sep USQ Open Day concert
  • Sep Warana Festival Brisbane
  • Oct Griffith University lunchtime concert
  • Oct University of Queensland evening concert
  • Dec Woodford Folk Festival

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