From the gamelan Concert 2015
First of all, on behalf of Rumah Budaya Di Austin I would like to thank Stephen Slawek, who is the director of the Javanese Gamelan Ensemble at UT Butler School of Music for the concert that took place on December 5, 2015 at 8:00 pm in the Bates Recital Hall. I would also like to express my sincere appreciation to Pak Rasito Purwopangrawit, the visiting artists Andy Sutton, Chris (rebab); singers Archana Narasimhan, Rashmi Vasist; dancers Sri Lestari, Julia Clifford, Logan Iin Canavan, Fiza Khan, Isman Pasha; and all of the musicians Martina M Li, Myranda Harris, Aruna Kharod, Eddie Hsu, Lee Redfield, Amy Babich, Peter Breithaupt, Todd Olson, Ja Young Joo, Michelle Jones, Kevin Dedon, Jeff Grimes, Laura Brackney, Butet Luhcandradini who make up the Gamelan Ensemble here at the University of Texas at Austin.
Secondly, I would like to thank the Indonesian community in Texas and offer my sincere appreciation to them for all the support they have provided to RBI in sponsoring the concert. Without the help and assistance provided by the Indonesian community the presentation would not have the same effect on the people who attended the concert. Your efforts toward developing this event to have a truly “Indonesian Flavor” paid off in the long run.
Johanes Muljadi (President), Febby Sheehan (VP & FB), Anne Downs(Secretary, flyer designer & pic editor), Dian Orah Smith (Treasury), Butet Luhcandradini (Committee & asst coord), Carla Brooks (Committee).
Suzy Wallace (costume), Sara DeVries (costume), Agung Phinney (make-up), Inang Butet (hair), Samuel Downs (photography), Emil Harsa (video graph), Drestilya Utama (refreshments), Pecan Creek House (reception decorator), Dwi Haryanti (reception), Fadil Sheehan (reception), Rudy (reception), Jane DeVries (reception), Permias (instruments mover)
Food and Beverage donations:
Febby (spicy eggs, potato fritters, putri ayu, centik manis), Johanes (beef rendang, dadar gulung), Desi Maulani (fried noodle), Butet (yellow rice, spicy chicken liver, sweet tofu, wingko), Tami (fried chicken, sweet layer cakes, teh botol), Lanny (egg rolls), INa Lumingkewas (onde manado), Yeni Burgess(risoles), Inang Butet (kue mangkok).
For others that I might have left out I would like to say thank you again for assisting Rumah Budaya Indonesia in sponsoring this successful event. Your hard work and dedication is what makes us proud to say “Indonesia is wonderful".
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